Fr Dan Hawkins MSF

First Saturday of Every Month
Marian Devotions: 8:30 AM
Mass: 9:00 AM

Tuesday to Friday 12:15 PM

Vigil Mass - Saturday 5:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM



Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JULY We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

ALLELUIA! CHURCH HAS OPENED:  We are limited to 30% capacity only so only those that register may attend.  You will receive an email later in the day as confirmation.  Registration for Sunday Mass ends by, Saturday by 7:00 pm.  You can also register by email or by phone 613-728-4935.  Registration of the names persons attending (Same households can sit together if seating is available) and total number attending is required.

ONLINE MASS IS STILL AVAILABLE:  We will also offer a Zoom Online mass for anyone including the vulnerable category wishing to watch from home.  Also if you are not feeling well or show any signs of a cold or Covid, we ask that you join us for the online mass.  You do not have to make reservations for the online Zoom mass.

REFLECTIONS:  I have attached PDF some bible verses from Deacon Mathew regarding the Covid19 virus that we can reflect upon.  Over the coming days and weeks.

LETTER FROM ROME:  Letter Fr. Dan has shared about the wonderful work that the Missionaries of the Holy Family are doing around the world!  PDF.

INTROSPECTION:  Fr. Dan has written to me about introspection and how this is a time to go deeper in your faith.  On that theme, here is a short 13 min video on YouTube about the Coronavirus and Opportunity.

FLOWER FUND Would you like to make a special donation to the flower fund in memory of a loved one? We are planning for some flowers inside and outside the church.

CRAFTS, KNITTERS, AND ALL THOSE GIFTED PEOPLE:  We hope to have a fall or Christmas sale if we can to help make up our financial shortfall.  If you are handy and gifted with creative talents, please knit, sew or crochet for our fundraiser.  It would be most appreciated!

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

GRACE MANOR MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS:  When it is safe to do so, we eventually will re-start our Grace Manor ministry and our masses there.  It may be a remote virtual ministry for a while too.  We are looking for volunteers for this ministry.  If you might be interested in learning more about this, or have ideas about how we can support those isolated seniors, please contact Fr Dan at  You can also call the parish office at 613-728-4935 and leave a message.

MANAGER OF MISSION:  St George Parish is seeking to fill the full time position of Manager of Mission, assisting in leadership and administration of the parish, with particular focus on development and evangelization.  This position includes work in the areas of communication, administration, and catechetical and discipleship initiatives.  Interested candidates should submit a CV by July 22, 2020, to  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


From the Archdiocese

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JULY We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

ARCHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA-CARLTON RETURN TO CHURCH - WORSHIP SAFE GUIDELINES JUNE 10,  2020:  The Ontario Government has announced that ‘Places of Worship’ will be allowed to open at 30% capacity as of Friday, June 12.  The Archdiocese has developed Worship Safe Guidelines, available here on our website.  Please check your local parish website ( or contact them via email or phone to confirm their opening plans and Mass schedule for conforming to the required physical distancing.  Archbishop Prendergast has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for those who are unable to attend at this time.

CHRONICLE FROM BISHOP GUY DESROCHERS C.Ss.R.:  Click here to read Bishop Desrochers’ periodic chronicles of spiritual guidance.  This week: Baptism by Immersion or by Sprinkling.

SUNDAY MASS AT NOTRE DAME-CATHEDRAL:  Available online at  Other virtual resources available at the same link.

UPCOMING PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF THE CAPE AND TO THE SHRINE OF SAINT ANNE:  Dear pilgrims and faithful, the 146th annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre will not happen on August 8 - 9, 2020.  The pilgrimage has now been rescheduled for September 12 - 13 or October 17 - 18, 2020.  Pilgrims who have already prepaid for their pilgrimage will be refunded if they cannot be present to either one of these projected dates.  The projected dates will obviously depend on the federal, provincial, territorial and public Health governments’ decisions.

PARISH ENGAGEMENT IN SEASON OF CREATION:  The Season of Creation begins on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation September 1 and ends on St. Francis Day October 4.  We set aside time to deepen our relationship with our Creator, with each other and all of creation.  Resources (prayer, liturgy, events, actions) are available on the Season of Creation website (  Info: John Dorner (

UPCOMING PILGRIMAGE PCOMING PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADAY OF THE CAPE AND TO THE SHRINE OF ST ANNE:  The 146th annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape and to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre will not happen on August 8-9, 2020.  The pilgrimage has now been rescheduled for September 12 - 13 or October 17 - 18, 2020.  .  Pilgrims who have already prepaid for their pilgrimage will be refunded if they cannot be present to either one of these projected dates.  The projected dates will depend on the federal, provincial, territorial and public Health governments’ decisions.  Our Lady of the Cape, pray for us.  Good Sainte-Anne pray for us.  Info:

COMMON PRAYER FOR THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF LAUDATO Si’:  Pope Francis urges everyone to take part in Laudato Si’ Year which continues to May 24, 2021.  He has announced a special prayer entitled Common Prayer for Earth and for Humanity to accompany our reflections during the year-long anniversary celebration of the encyclical.  The prayer helps us in our response to the global pandemic and to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.  Info: John Dorner (

JUNE PAPAL PRAYER INTENTION - COMPASSION FOR THE WORLD:  The Pope’s June prayer intention, disseminated by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), is “that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.”

SOAP FOR CHAPLAINCY Our previous donation of soap for the needy at Carlington was well received and appreciated.  The need for soap continues as we fight COVID-19.  Hand washing is critical to fighting this virus.  The Chaplaincy has asked if St. Basil’s assisted by the Knights of Columbus to organise another soap drive.  Bars of non-scented soap are distributed by the chaplaincy via their lunch program.  If you can please leave your donation at the parish office or reach out to  John Watters at  in order to help in this worthy cause.

ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST - VIDEOS ON FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION:  To the young people who were to receive those sacraments this year.  Posted to the Archdiocesan You Tube channel in both French and English.  Also available our website at

PRAY 613:  The Cornwall and Area Christian Council has launched the Pray 613 initiative, a counties-wide effort to pray for the sick, hurting, disillusioned and others during the pandemic.  The idea is a simple one, at 6:13 am or 6:13 pm or both, people are invited to stop for 3 minutes and pray.  Info: Link

FAMILY & YOUTH MINISTRY (FYMO) WEBSITE:  Resources for family and youth ministry during COVID-19.  Visit  There is a new section on mental health for families and youth.

UPON THE ROCK:  Daily reflections written by men, for men.  Our writers are Catholic men who come from all walks of life.  When you subscribe, our writers will journey with you each day, sharing their stories, personal experiences with Christ, and how their daily lives relate to the Gospel.

DIVINE MERCY CHAT & CHAPLET:  A weekly online meeting where women can connect and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and discuss God’s Mercy working in their lives.  Once registered, the link to the weekly meeting will be sent to you.  Open to all women.  Online, Wednesdays at 3:00 - 4:00 pm started on June 10.  Hosted by Sister+Hood.  Info: Karen 613-806-0377;; register online

ALPHA EXPERIENCE ONLINE VIA ZOOM:  eAlpha, 2 sessions per week, Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:00 pm via Zoom, beginning June 10.  More info and apply via website:  Finishes by end of July.  Free.  Hosted by St Mary's Parish.

FRIDAY PRO-LIFE MASS:  At Madonna Della Risurrezione, 1621 Fisher Ave., every Friday, 9:00 am, beginning June 19.  To pray for life and especially the protection of unborn children.  Plenty of parking at the back of the church.  The Masses will be held in English.

A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS:  At A Night Out With Friends, young people are invited to give their will and life to Jesus.  Through games and experiential learning activities, A Night Out with Friends aims to both hold the attention of young people online and facilitate another opportunity for encounter with Christ. Fridays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Location: Instagram @netcanada and YouTube @NETCanada.  Info:

THAT MAN IS YOU:  A men’s program focused on the development of male leadership in the modern world.  It combines scientific research with Catholic teachings and the wisdom of saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families and greater society.  Online, every Saturday, 8:00 am.  Link:  Info: Tom Schnarr Free will donation.  Hosted by St Maurice Parish.

PROJECT YM LIVE:  Every Sundays from 8:00 - 9:00 pm EST, Project YM Live features international Catholic speakers, music, games, inspirational messages, and more.  The link is live on Sunday evening; teens will need to submit a parent’s email to join.  No pre-registration is required.

Updated by James Colynuck dated July 4, 2020