St. Philomena Church on Howe Island will be celebrating its anniversary this year! The events are as follows:
Saturday, July 26th
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a tea in the Parish Hall. The 150th Committee will be organizing historical displays of school and church events and other memorabilia of the Island throughout the hall for viewing.
4:00 p.m. Archbishop O’Brien will be the main celebrant at a Mass in St. Philomena’s Church
5:00 p.m. There will be a social hour with a cash bar. The bar will remain open until 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. A roast beef dinner will be served. (Tickets for this dinner must be bought in advance).
8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. There will be a dance in the hall. Arthur Lawless (formerly from Howe Island) and his band from Ottawa, Presidents of the World, will be providing the music. Cash bar will be operated under LCBO license.
On Sunday, July 27th
8:45 p.m. Following the Sunday mass there will be a gathering for coffee and desserts in the hall. This will provide another opportunity to look at the historical material and to visit with friends and family.
Tickets for the Saturday night dinner must be purchased in advance, They are available from Natalie Nossal, who is a parishioner of St. Philomena’s Church. Tickets are $20.00 per adult, and $10.00 per youth (ages 6-12 yrs). Children aged 5 yrs and under are free. Family ticket packages are also available at $50.00 for two adults and their children aged 6-12 yrs. The tickets must be bought in advance of the event. Natalie can be reached at 613-542-1905 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome to attend our celebration.