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 NOVEMBER:  That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.

RETURN YOUR OPERATION SHOEBOXES::  Please return your Operation Shoeboxes by Sunday, Nov 17th.  Please no candy, liquids or money.  You can place these on the back counter inside the church.  Thank you!

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING:  Our next Parish Council is set for Sunday, Nov 24 after Mass.  Interested in sitting in as a possible member?  If you have a topic or idea that you would like to bring forward, please call the Parish Office, write a note or speak with Father Dan, Deacon Mathew, or our new member, Catherine Barrette.

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sunday: November 24
You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

PARISH OUTREACH LUNCHEON:  Parish Outreach luncheon is now on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Free clothing will be available.  This will allow the group to support the Parkdale Food Centre for any overflow.

COFFEE SUNDAY:  Every 3rd Sunday of each month after Mass.

SUNDAY CHOIR LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:  If you love to sing and can carry a tune, come join us at Queen of Most Holy Rosary Parish!  Please email Robin at

LECTIO DIVINA AND ADORATION:  The Holy Rosary prayer group invites all parishioners for Lectio Divina and Eucharistic Adoration on every last Sunday of the month 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  This will complement our weekly prayer gatherings on Thursday nights.  All parishioners are welcome.  For more information, please contact Brian Hess or Deacon Mathew.

NO BALL TOO SMALL:  Looking for scraps of yarn to use for joining crocheted and knitted squares to create blankets for the homeless and lap afghans for residents in seniors’ homes who have no family.  Place the scraps or small balls of yarn in one of the baskets on the bottom shelf of the Lending Library Bookshelf.

A CALL TO SERVE THE LORD QUIETLY?Maybe the Lord is nudging you to help him in a quiet “behind the scenes” manner.  We are looking for people who are willing to be sacristans who set up the altar on Saturdays and Sundays.  This is a small time commitment to serve our Lord.  Talk with Fr Dan or Deacon Mathew to learn more.

OUR MILK BAGS ARE BEING TRANSFORMED!:  They are being woven into mattresses and shipped overseas to those in need.  Over 700 mattresses were made in Ottawa area last year.  We collect clean folded milk bags, eyeglasses, pop tabs and used postage stamps and place them in the boxes located in the church entrance hallway.

BOOK EXCHANGE AT HOLY ROSARY: Lots of interesting books!  Come browse and take books home to read.  Check out the bookshelf inside the church.  You may keep them, return them or pass them on.

STAMPS FOR THE POORYou may have noticed a container at the entry to the church where we collect stamps for the Redemptorist Burse.  These stamps help provide meals for needy children and families.  We appreciate your donations all year.

PARKDALE FOOD CENTRE:  Please bring your non-perishable food items for the Parkdale Food Centre.  Another way to help consider a personal monthly donation through their website -  Our neighbours are in need!

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

SUNDAY CHOIR LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:  If you love to sing and can carry a tune, come join us at Queen of Most Holy Rosary Parish!  Please email Robin at

HOLY CROSS PARISH - FULL TIME PASTORAL ASSISTANT:  Responsibilities include Parish Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, Coordination of Religious Education, Youth Ministry and Outreach to Young Adults.  Application deadline: Dec 5, 2019.  Further details:  Info:

AVAILABLE - PIANO ACCOMPANIST/MUSIC LEADER:  Experienced, reliable, accomplished pianist; very familiar with liturgical music.  No organ.  To assist in your parish on weekends when your regular Accompanist/Music Leader is away.  Also available for weddings, funerals and other celebrations.  Info: Kathy McGee 613-825-9380;

AVAILABLE - LITURGICAL MUSIC DUO:  Piano and guitar/vocalist available on a stand-in basis for parish events.  Extensive repertoire from OCP (Glory & Praise), Gather, CBWII/III, and current/contemporary Christian artists.  Widely-used Service Music pieces; Mass music selected based on Readings & Gospel.  Celebration and season-specific Responsorial Psalms selected from CCCB 2016 collection.  Info: Trevor de Freitas, 613-725-7569,

Diocesan and Community Events

ST. PATRICK BASILICA CHRISTMAS MARKET:  An ‘Olde-Tyme Christmas Market’.  Christmas crafts, books, gifts, baked goods and a Market Café for breakfast, lunch and dinner well as other fun activities.  Room remaining for a few more vendors.  Donations of baked goods, crafts and new gift items are most welcome.  220 Kent St., Nov. 15 - 17, Fri. & Sat., 12:00 - 7:00 pm; Sun., 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.  Info:; 613-744-7764.

HOSPICE CARE OTTAWA PRESENTS ‘GRIEF - KEEPING IT SIMPLE’:  Dr. Bill Webster, founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey, will lead seminars for professional and family caregivers to help understand grief and develop effective strategies to support those going through the grief process.  Centurion Center, 170 Colonnade Rd., S., Mon., Nov. 18.  Cost: $25/person.  Free parking.  Details & registration:

BEYOND COFFEEE, CULTIVATING DIGNITY AND JUSTICE IN CHIAPAS:  The Jesuit Mission of Bachajón has been accompanying the Tseltal-Maya community for over 60 years in their journey to autonomy and transmission of culture to new generations. Canadian Jesuits International will host Fr. Arturo Estrada SJ, at St. Basil’s Church, 940 Rex Ave, Tues., Nov. 19, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Info: 1-800-448-2148.

ACTION LIFE:  Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition who will speak on the latest developments around Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada.  Marconi Centre (Villa Marconi), 1026 Baseline Rd., Nov. 20, 7:00pm.  Info: Louise Harbour, Executive Director 613-798-4494;

MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR BISHOP CHRISTAN RIESBECK'S MINISTRY IN OTTAWA:  A Mass will be celebrated in Notre Dame Cathedral on Thurs., Nov. 21, 7:30 pm.  A reception will follow in the parish hall.  All are welcome.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  Praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship on Nov. 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at St. Mary Parish, 100 Young St.  Theme: “Jesus, the Living Water” with Michael Dopp, Mission of the Redeemer Ministries, and New Evangelization Summit.  Info: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720); (

CANTATE DOMINO - VESPERS, ORGAN RECTIAL AND GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP:  1st Vespers of St. Clement on Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30 pm followed by an organ recital (free will donation).  On Sat., Nov. 23, 10:00 am Solemn High Mass for the Feast of St. Clement followed by a chant workshop with sacred music expert David Hughes (workshop $20, includes lunch).  Info or to register for the workshop (required):

WEEKEND OF TEACHING ON HEALING PRAYER:  Healing of Human Sexuality.  Led by Henri Lemay at Saint Augustine Parish, 1060 Baseline Rd., Nov. 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm & Nov. 23, 8:45 am - 4:00 pm.  Sponsored by the Holy Spirit Healing Clinic, a ministry of Lift Jesus Higher.  Admission is free.  Info:

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  Part of the monthly pilgrimage of Masses to pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa.  At Divine Infant Parish, 6658 Bilberry Dr., Orleans, Sat., Nov. 23, 9:00 am.  Sponsored by pro-life doctors.  Info: 613-831-2515;

NET MINISTRIES DSA (DO SOMETHING AMAZING) EVENT:  Join NET Canada Staff for a night of worship, community, and fun on Nov. 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Parish.  Open to anyone in grade 11 up to age 30 who is open to and/or discerning NET, for NET Alumni, and any Catholic young adult wanting fellowship.  Info:

SACRED MUSIC CONCERT AT SAINT PATRICK BASILICA:  Agnus Dei - Sacred Music of the Renaissance.  Saint Patrick Basilica’s Schola Basilicae will offer an hour of Sacred Music of the Renaissance on the occasion of the Solemnity of Christ the King.  Saint Patrick Basilica, 220 Kent St.  Sun., Nov. 24, 3:00 pm.  Free admission.  Info:

MASS TO HEAL THE FAMILY TREE:  At St. Augustine parish, Wed., Nov. 27, 7:00 pm, celebrated by Father Pierre Champoux.  See links below to print and complete genogram; bring to the Mass to heal generational sin and trauma: .  Sponsored by the Holy Spirit Healing Clinic.  Info:

OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION PARISH MISSION:  With Fr. Ben St. Croix CC.  Mon., Nov. 25, Tues., Nov. 26 & Wed., Nov. 27, 7:00 pm.  Talks, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction.  Info & details:; 613-822-2197.

CWL ADVENT RETREAT DAY - CHRIST, THE LIGHT IN OUR DARKNESS:  The Ottawa Diocesan Catholic Women's League Council invites all members and non-members to attend.  Facilitator: Dr. Carol Kuzmochka.  Cost: $25 includes lunch.  Divine Infant Parish, 6658 Bilberry Dr., Orleans, Sat., Nov. 30, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.  Registration deadline: Nov. 22.  Info: or contact Janet (613-749-7653).

RECOLLECTION IN PREPARATION FOR ADVENT:  At Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320 Olmstead St., Vanier on Nov. 30, 2:00 pm.  Info: parish office (613-746-8503); (

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TURKEY DINNER:  St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd., Sat., Nov. 30, 6:00pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Tickets are limited and are available at the Parish Office (613-829-1760).  Hosted by The Knights of Columbus.  Info: James Burnett (613-617-6683); (

ADVENT DAY RETREAT FOR WOMEN - "OUR CALL TO BECOME WHAT JESUS IS":  SisterHood invites all women to a day of reflection and preparation for Advent.  Talks by Fr. Martin Farrell, OP., buffet luncheon, fellowship, Eucharistic Adoration, opportunity for Confession & Mass.  Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave., Sat., Dec. 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Cost: $40.  Free parking.  Register by Dec. 6.  Info: Karen Bourgon (613-806-0377); (; (

WHERE FAITH AND LIFE MEET - A SYMPOSIUM FOR ADULT FAITHExplore a process-based accompaniment of adult faith that “meets people where they are”and draws on emerging insights and promising practices that bridge faith and life.  May 21 - 22, 2020 at Saint Paul University.  Info:

PILGRMAGE TO GERMANY & THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAYMay 28 - June 9, 2020. 13 Days.  Focus on the Key Shrines of Germany and the Passion of Christ.  Spiritual Director: Fr. John Vandenakker.  Cost: To be finalized in June 2019 (Double Occ.).  Info link.

PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU:  9 day journey to experience the Oberammergau Passion Play and Catholic Central Europe.  Cost: approx $4189/person + airfare from Ottawa June 12, 2020 - June 20, 2020.  CAD $4,189, plus airfare.  Info Link.

Updated by James Colynuck dated November 16, 2019