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themesThis is what I’ll be trying to keep at the forefront of my mind over the next few days!  These are the themes I chose to focus on for the comprehensive exam:

 

BOOK I – GENERAL NORMS

Singular decrees and precepts (cc. 48-58)

Dispensations (cc. 85-93)

 

BOOK II – PEOPLE OF GOD

The obligations and rights of clerics (cc. 273-289)

Associations of Christ’s faithful (cc. 298-329)

Diocesan bishops (cc. 381-402)

Relationships between religious and the diocesan bishop (cc. 593-595, 609, 616, 678-683; see also cc. 397, 806, 1320)

 

BOOK III – TEACHING OFFICE

The teaching office of the Church (cc. 747-755)

The missionary activity of the Church (cc. 781-792)

 

BOOK IV – SACRAMENTS

Matrimonial consent (cc. 1055-1057, 1095-1107)

The form of the celebration of marriage (cc. 1108-1123, 1127)

Sacred places (cc. 1205-1229)

 

BOOK V – TEMPORAL GOODS

The acquisition of goods (cc. 1259-1272)

 

BOOK VI – PENAL LAW

Those who are liable to penal sanctions (cc. 1321-1330)

 

BOOK VII – PROCESSES

The defender of the bond (cc. 1432-1436)

Recourse against administrative decrees (cc. 1732-1739)

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Tuesday 2pm is the final hour!

 

First good snowfall

Overnight from Sunday to Monday we had our first decent snowfall here in Ottawa.  I have been looking forward to seeing some snow before I go home!

Here are a couple of shots …

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Some more photos here.

 

 

We begin today the last of our exams for our programme.

We’re doing four courses at the moment, so we have the finals for those this morning, and then next Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

And, it’s sixteen sleeps until the comprehensive exam.

Soon, this:

Brisbane, Australia

And, here’s a blast from the past!  Love ya Brisbane!

“My parish” in Ottawa

Not long after I arrived in Ottawa in 2010, I made the Cathedral “my parish” and before long started helping with Masses there [and in case any of my canon law buddies read this, I do realise that my “real” parish is Canadian Martyrs!  I’ll try to get that question right on the comps!].

I visited a few parishes when I first got here, but some of the things that drew me back to Notre Dame were its beauty, the fact that the Liturgy was celebrated “without fuss,” and that the organ music was superb.  Not to mention the fact that my offer to assist on the roster was readily taken up.  Among many things, I am certainly going to miss Jennifer Loveless’ organ music.  The Mass is not a concert and she doesn’t treat it as one, but you certainly get concert-quality music at every Mass – it’s a real treat – and certainly helps me lift up my heart to the Lord in praise!

Fr Paul McKeown OSM – the Rector – and the parishioners and other clergy that I’ve got to know have made me very welcome, and I’ve enjoyed my time ministering there.

Here are some of the Saturday 4.15pm gang in the sacristy before yesterday’s Mass:

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Thank you to everyone at Notre Dame!

American Thanksgiving was the occasion for a “last supper” with the Queenship of Mary Community here in Ottawa last night.

The Sisters have been good friends during my time in Ottawa.  It’s a joy to see them settling into a routine of life in their new convent in Metcalfe.

I told Mother Mary Bernadette that when we arrived last night I immediately felt “peace,” and on entering the quiet and calm of the convent I looked forward to the day when they have their retreat house.  Please pray that this will come about before too long, and please also pray for the women whom the Lord is calling to join the QMC as postulants next August.

Sorry for blurry shot, but here is Fr Matthew Wertin with the Sisters, enjoying the feast prepared for us!

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The following are the details for the close of the 40 Days for Life here in Ottawa:

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CLOSING RALLY

Sunday Nov 4th, 2012
Bank and Sparks 7PM
 
Opening Prayer
Hymns with Patrick Willbond
Inspirational Reflections
Closing Prayer and Hymns
Social gathering 2nd floor McDonald’s (free beverage with purchase of muffin)
                  Info: Campaign Life Coalition: 613-729-0379
 
 
Website: http://www.40daysforlife.com/ottawa/

NEED to fill empty slots on the Vigil Calendar the last two days of the Campaign … mainly Saturday Afternoon and Sunday morning. Please consider registering for one on these empty slots by clicking HERE.

Those in Ottawa are reminded that the session with Kathleen Gray is on tomorrow, Saturday 3 November 2o12, as per the message below.  There is no need to register.  All those interested are welcome.
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Kathleen Gray, Centre for Reproductive Loss (www.crl-rho.org), will be at Saint Paul University, Main Street, Ottawa on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 in Guigues Hall Room 102 (through the main doors, up the stairs, and straight down the hall in front of you, Room 102 being on the left) for a training session from 9:30-10:30am and Q&A from 10:30-11:30am, regarding the Healing Process Model © for use by counselors, clergy, etc. in acknowledging and compassionately addressing the emotional, spiritual, and psychological distress of individuals and families affected by such loss as miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, adoption, SIDS, infertillity, and sterility.
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UPDATE: 5 NOVEMBER 2012

A comment following the session can be found over at uOttawa Students for Life, here.

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.

Poster: Poster_Oct_22_12

 

Kathleen Gray, Centre for Reproductive Loss (www.crl-rho.org), will be at Saint Paul University, Main Street, Ottawa on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 in Guigues Hall Room 102 (through the main doors, up the stairs, and straight down the hall in front of you, Room 102 being on the left) for a training session from 9:30-10:30am and Q&A from 10:30-11:30am, regarding the Healing Process Model © for use by counselors, clergy, etc. in acknowledging and compassionately addressing the emotional, spiritual, and psychological distress of individuals and families affected by such loss as miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, adoption, SIDS, infertillity, and sterility.

On average, there are 3,300 abortions EVERY DAY in the United States — but that daily number goes up on Saturdays, the busiest day of the week at many abortion centers.

Today’s prayer intention: We pray for a flowering of the joy of parenthood.

Heavenly Father, please keep me from taking for
granted the gift of children. Help us to remember
this heritage that you have given us. Make us
faithful stewards of these precious lives, that each
generation might be raised in the nurture and
admonition of the Lord. We ask this through Jesus
Christ our Lord, Amen.

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Yesterday, students from my school – Saint Paul University, Ottawa – took our turn [with a few other helpers too!] to fill the slots on the vigil roster for praying at the downtown abortion mill during the 40 Days for Life.  I also took one of the slots for proclaiming the Scriptures.  Here in Ottawa during the 40 Days for Life, the Bible is proclaimed from beginning to end where we pray over the road from the abortion mill.  It was very cold yesterday morning, and on my way home after praying we actually had snow (although I hear that snow has fallen in odd parts of Australia in recent days – odd for this time of year – so I suppose news of snow is no big deal to those back home)!  Here’s a photo of me from yesterday during the Proclamation of the Word:

12 October 2012: Proclamation of the Word at the 40 Days for Life at 65 Bank Street, Ottawa. With thanks to Maureen Ward for the photo.

See also: http://teresa-httpsitesgooglecomsitefaithful.blogspot.ca/2012/10/40-days-for-life-in-ottawa.html