I received the following information today:

MEMORIAL IN HONOUR OF BLESSED POPE JOHN PAUL II:  Monday, Oct. 22nd, 2012: Pope Benedict has given the Ottawa archdiocese permission to have a liturgical day in honour of Blessed Pope John Paul II. This memorial occurs this week. Ottawa is the only diocese in Canada to enjoy this privilege. At all scheduled Masses at Saint Patrick’s Basilica (  7 AM,  8 AM 12:15 PM, 4:30 PM)  for Monday of  next week, the Mass will be in honour of this great pope. Special leaflets with the Mass texts of Pope John Paul II will be available in the church on Monday at the Nepean and Kent Street entrances.

CELEBRATING THE MEMORY OF BLESSED JOHN PAUL II, POPE:   Join Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., along with His Excellency, Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, for a great celebration in memory of our blessed pope.  Holy Mass will begin at 5:15 p.m. followed by a concert with internationally renowned soprano Maria Knapik, and her guests which will include: Ralitsa Tcholakova, violinist; Marcin Klejdysz, violinist from Poland; Francesca Bailey, conductor and director of Saint Patrick’s Adoremus and Maryvale Academy Choirs.  The concert, will include music selections by composers: J.S. Bach; W.A. Mozart; F. Mendelssohn; Ch. Gounod; J. Maksymiuk, A.L. Webber; and G. Bacewicz.  The concert will be held on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 6:15 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, (Sussex Drive at St. Patrick Street). Free Admission.  All are welcome to attend.

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