Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Advent Sunday of Joy - The Mystery of Death - St. Isidore Church in South March (Kanata)

O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord’s Nativity, enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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Even amid the joy of Gaudete Sunday and our preparations for Christmas, the mystery of death is not absent.  This week, condolences are offered to our Apostolic Nuncio in Canada, Most Reverend Pedro Lopez Quintana, on the passing of his mother, on her 84th birthday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception [December 8], and which had occasioned her name:

 Inmaculada Concepción
Quintana de López

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Condolences are also offered to the Priests of the Sacred Heart on the death of Father More, a member who served for many years in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. 

The wake will take place today from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset West, Ottawa, with the funeral tomorrow at 10:30AM at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. 

The following report was published on the website of the SCJ Canadian Region:

Father William T. (Bill) MORE, SCJ

Just weeks after celebrating his 85th birthday, Fr. Bill More, SCJ, a member of the Canadian Region, died on December 8.

Originally from The Netherlands, Fr. Bill came to Canada in the mid-1950s to teach at the SCJs' minor seminary in Delaware, Ont. He prepared for the task by first earning a degree at the University of Ottawa.

He taught at the seminary until it closed its doors in 1969. Soon after, he began ministry with the Family Life Office in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Much of his work was with those preparing for marriage, but after some time with the office he realized a need for ministry to the separated and divorced. He did coursework at Notre Dame University and became increasingly involved in the apostolate as it developed in North America.

In Ottawa, he and a co-worker, Marjorie Moore, held monthly sessions for those coming to terms with their separation or divorce. Fr. Bill also produced a monthly newsletter and several brochures to help people deal with the challenges of a broken marriage and understand the Church's position regarding divorce.

"For those dealing with divorce Fr. Bill was a voice of a loving and merciful God," said a member of his Ottawa community.

Fr. Bill was also very involved with the local Kiwanis Club.

In recent years Fr. Bill's declining health forced him to move to nursing care but he continued to receive many visitors from his days with the Kiwanis and the archdiocese.

Fr. Bill made his first profession with the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 1949 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1955.

May he find peace in the Father’s house.

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Soeur Jeanne d'Arc Morin, i.j.a.

On offre sympathie et condoléances aussi aux membres de notre congrégation diocésaine IJA à l’ occasion du décès de Sœur Jeanne d’Arc Morin de la Congrégation des Sœurs de l’Institut Jeanne d’Arc, décédée le lundi 5 décembre 2011, à l’âge de 91 ans, dont 66 ans de vie religieuse.

Elle avait choisit le nom religieux Sœur Joseph André en reconnaissance aux saints Joseph et Frère André d’après son engagement a l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph avant d’entrer dans la congregation de l’Institut.

Née à Montréal d’ Ovila Morin et de Léontine Lalande. Elle laisse dans le deuil sa famille religieuse et de nombreux amis.

S. Jeanne d’Arc fut Supérieure générale de sa congrégation pour quinze ans (de1972 à 1987) et économe générale de 1987 à 2007. Elle siégea également sur les conseils d’administration de différents organismes.

La messe des funérailles a eu lieu le vendredi 9 décembre à 10h30 en l’église Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Vanier, 435, chemin Montréal, Ottawa, suivie de l’inhumation au cimetière Notre-Dame d’Ottawa.

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Requiescant in pace

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Today, Kelly Egan's 's Ottawa Citizen column features a story on the new St. Isidore Church in South March (Kanata North), which will have its opening Lord's Day Masses next weekend.  For more details and a video, see the newspapter's website:

1 comment:

  1. Bien cher Mgr l'Archvêque d'Ottawa,

    "Gaudete in Domino"

    Nous sommes très heureux de l'overture
    de la nouvelle église de Saint Isidore le laboureur de Kanata.

    Félicitation à mon ami le Père Amirdakumar et
    toute son équipe...

    Paul-René Lavigne