Fr Dan Hawkins MSF

Saturday: 5:00 pm

unday: 10:00 am

Call Parish Office at 613-728-4935

Fr. Dan by email



Parish News

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE:  Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.

WE ARE REOPENING AT 15% CAPACITY:    Due to the limited 15% capacity reservations help to ensure a safe seating plan.  Please reserve by Thursday midnight at email or by phone 613-728-4935.
Saturdays: 5:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am - online Zoom available
If you change your mind or are unable to attend, please email us so that we can give your seat(s) to others.

INVITE SOMEONE TO ONLINE MASS:  While we are under lockdown, it might be nice to invite someone to come to church "virtually" with you.  Please share the link.

CONFESSION/SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:  Please remember to bring and wear your mask and your own hand sanitizer for use just prior to communion.  If you wish to arrange for confession/sacrament of reconciliation please email Father Dan directly:
Appointments for spiritual direction can be arranged separately.

COMMUNION AVAILABLE AFTER MASS (CHURCH PARKING LOT):  Contact the parish office in advance to let Fr. Dan and Deacon Mathew to expect you.  Phone 613-728-4935 or email:

LOCKDOWN LEARNING:  Since we are not totally out of the woods yet, you might enjoy these short films.  Knights of Columbus launch documentary films on life and legacy of founder blessed Michael McGivney: Two new documentaries are now available to inspire Canadians, part of the global movement to hasten Blessed Michael McGivney’s elevation to sainthood.  Visit

GREEN THUMBS:  We would like to keep the flowers hydrated and weeded.  Watering takes approximately 30 minutes and we are asking volunteers to sign up for at least one week.  No experience needed and instructions provided.   If you are interested in helping the Gardening Ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 613 728-4935 or send an email to

FOR MAY: "74 ROSARIES FOR HOLY ROSARY":    Queen of the Most Holy Rosary is 74 years young on May 25th.  Due to the pandemic, we are unlikely to celebrate in person so; the Pastoral Council is asking parishioners to say 74 Rosaries.  Please remember in your prayers those former parishioners who have built this parish over the 74 years, our parish - for its mission to love one another in the way Jesus taught us, and for Fr. Dan and Deacon Mathew - their health, continued strength, and spiritual guidance as we move forward together.

REMEMBER OUR PARISH 25th ANNIVERSARY:  Seventy-four years ago in 1947, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary celebrated its parish birthday on May 25th, Pentecost Sunday.  The church was filled with new parishioners, choirs, visitors and the new parish priest, Rev. P.C. Harris. Sadly, with the pandemic, we are unable to gather together on this anniversary.  Please remember the parish, its past and future, in your prayers.

FOOD BASKET DONATIONS:  You can make a difference in the lives of low-income families, seniors and individuals threatened by hunger, by donating non-perishable items.  Donations can be left in the baskets in the front lobby of the Church.  Donated items will be delivered to the Parkdale Food Centre.


Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

WAUPOOS FAMILY FARM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS:  Waupoos Family Farm seeks experienced volunteers for the Board of Directors (i.e., administration), Fundraising Committee (i.e., marketing and grant writers), Programming Committee (i.e., event coordinators), and Maintenance Committee (i.e., carpenters). Founded by the Oblates and operating in Ottawa since 1982, Waupoos offers family camp experience and community for families in need.  Contact Waupoos: 613-822-2189;;

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER:  The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is hiring a Occupational Health and Safety Officer (OHSO) is responsible for ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all 126 parishes in the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.  To implement a common health and safety policy, the officer will rely on all existing federal, provincial, municipal Occupational Health and Safety laws and regulations.  Full job description and information at  Application deadline: June 18.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - PLANNING, PROPERTIES AND HOUSING: The Administrative Assistant - Planning, Properties and Housing (PPH) provides secretarial and administrative support to the Manager of Planning, Properties and Housing (MPPH) and the Senior Project Manager of Planning and Properties (SPMPP) and works in close collaboration with Diocesan Administration. In addition, the Administrative Assistant provides support and assistance to the Properties Staff, Health and Safety Coordinator and supports the work of various diocesan committees. In carrying out these duties, this individual will be expected to deal compassionately with people from every level of the Church, society, and industry, frequently dealing with sensitive issues. Full job description and info at Application deadline: June 18.

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER:  The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is looking for a Financial Controller to help lead the finance team.  Full description: deadline: July 23.

PRINCIPAL AND PRESIDENT:  St. Mark’s College, an affiliated college of the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Corpus Christi College are conducting an extensive international search for a Principal and President, to take office July 2022, and invite expressions of interest, applications and nominations.  Link:  Application deadline: September 15.


From the Archdiocese

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE:  Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.

REOPENING AT 15% CAPACITY:  Due to the limited 15% capacity reservations help to ensure a safe seating plan.  Please contact your church for Mass and times to reserve your seat(s).  Parish finder

ONLINE MASS SCHEDULES:  A list of parishes in the Archdiocese can be found on our website at

CCCB STATEMENT REGARDING DISCOVERY AT FORMER KAMLOOPS INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL:  On May 31, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published a statement following the report of a recent discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.  Read more.

TREE SAPLING GIVEAWAY:  Curbside pick up of free tree saplings (12-18”) for the love of Creation, using green canopy to reduce GHG emissions and provide shade and coolness.  Perfect Fathers Day gift. Holy Redeemer Parish Parking Lot, 44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, June 19, 9:00 am - noon.  Free.  Hosted by Holy Redeemer Parish and Ecology Ottawa Care for Creation.  Info:

DO SOMETHING AMAZING RETREAT:  NET Canada is searching for the next generation of Catholic missionaries.  Do you have what it takes to join them?  Request an application, fill it out, and send it in to register for the next virtual retreat to learn more about NET and how you can grow in your faith and change the lives of youth in Canada.  Go to to start your journey!  Virtual, June 19, 11:00 - 5:00 pm.  Info:

"L'ARCHE AND JEAN VANIER ONE YEAR LATER - A CONSERVATIVE RESPONSE" WITH KEVIN BURNS:  Explores the impact of witnessing a celebrated hero fall and offers some ‘building blocks’ that can help to rebuild resilience both individually and as a community.  Kevin hopes to promote a thoughtful conversation about remembering and about moving forward beyond disappointment, given the vital importance of L'Arche.  June 20, 2:30 pm.  Hosted by St. Basil's Parish.  Info: 613-729-5149;

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  An evening of praise, prophecy, teaching and healing.  Theme: Building a Culture of Conversion.  Speaker: André Regnier, founder of Catholic Christian Outreach.  Online, June 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at St. Mary's Parish Ottawa YouTube Channel (  Info: Natalia Lacar 613-728-9811 x720 or

STEUBENVILLE YOUTH RETREATS:  Not everyone can come to a Steubenville Youth Conference this summer, so Steubenville is coming to you!  The Steubenville Youth Retreat experience allows you to encounter Christ wherever you are.  Online at, June 25 - 27 or July 9 - 11.  Cost: $50.  Info:; 740-283-6315.

COUNCIL OF AGING - SPRING CONFERNECE OFFERED BY AGING AND SPIRITUALITY COMMITTEE:  Developing Resilience During this COVID Season.  Offered virtually in two parts: a video of a moderated panel discussion with Gerardo Quintanar, Brenda Verch, and Patricia Marsden-Dole, to be watched before participating in the main event on June 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.  Links to more info, the video, and registration for the main event:

HEART OF WORSHIP - HOLY REDEEMER PARISH:  Come and spend time with Jesus in adoration of The Blessed Sacrament, Tuesday, June 29, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  This month's evening will include an extended time of silent adoration and praise & worship music to console the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  To register to attend in person:  Live on Holy Redeemer youtube page at 7:00 pm.  Info:  613-836-1764;;

ST. JOHN BOSCO CONFERENCE LIVESTREAMED SESSION:  Calling all catechists, Catholic school teachers, youth ministers, evangelizers, RCIA coordinators, and anyone who hands on the faith to others!  This is your time, your place to come be renewed in mind, heart, and skills.  Experience many engaging speakers, moving worship, and outstanding fellowship that will rejuvenate you for life and mission.  July 14, 6:45 - 9:00 pm.  Offered free by Steubenville Conferences.

ENCOUNTER SCHOOL MINISTRY - OTTAWA CAMPUS SUMMER INTENSIVE:  An online and/or in person (Servants of the Cross Home, 33 Aurora Cres, Ottawa) evening school that provides a survey of the content offered in the first four quarters of the Encounter School of Ministry over a four-day period July 26 - 29, 6:30 - 9:30 pm each night.  The Summer Intensive is ideal for those who are discerning their enrollment in the full Encounter School of Ministry for the Fall but would like to experience our content and culture beforehand.  The content covered includes Identity & Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts, Inner Healing & Freedom.  Standard admission: $40.  To register:  For inquiries:

APPLIED BIBLICAL STUDIES LIVESTREAMED SESSION:  Join world-renowned Scripture scholars to explore what it means to be a disciple in desert times.  Be refreshed by Jesus himself in Word and Sacrament.  Live streamed session includes a dynamic keynote, The New Exodus: Mark the Way of the Lord, by presenter Dr. Scott Hahn.  July 28, 6:45 - 9:00 pm.  Put on by Steubenville Conferences.  Cost: free.  Info:!/livestream.

DEFENDING THE FAITH LIVESTREAMED SESSION:  During these trying times, God wants to give us bold and confident hearts to share his truth and love with joy!  Livestreamed session includes a thought-provoking keynote, Rite and Just: The Power of Worship, by presenter Dr. Scott Hahn, a meditative time of eucharistic adoration, and special guests.  July 31, 6:30 - 10:00 pm.  Put on by Steubenville Conferences.  Cost: free.  Info:!/livestream.

ENCOUNTER SHCOOL OF MINISTRY - OTTAWA CAMPUS NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2021 (YEAR 1):  The school offers a dynamic 2-year, once-a-week training program designed to teach, equip and activate you in the full supernatural lifestyle of Jesus so that you can walk with God in intimacy and demonstrate His love and power to the world around you!  For inquiries: To register:  Hosted at Servants of the Cross, 33 Aurora Cres, Ottawa, ON K2G 0Z6.  Classes meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, September 21, 2021 - May 2022.

THE OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE SPRING TRAINING PROGRAM:  Every second year, we bring in community professionals to present on topics of interest and relevance to pastoral care volunteers.  The next 4-week Advanced Course is scheduled to take place on the first four Tuesdays of October 2021.  At the present time, we are planning for it to be delivered online;
October 5 - Pastoral Care and Grace: The Power of Being Seen, Heard and Valued, Lisa Boulay
October 12 - Volunteering in the Health Care Setting, Rev. Fritz Clarke
October 19 - A Good Death: Healing Conversations at End of Life, Dr. Elspeth MacEwan
October 26 - Living Well and Staying Connected Spiritually in The Last Journeys of Life, Rev. Hilary Murray.
For more details and registration information about the 2021 Advanced Course, please see the brochure.

Updated by James Colynuck dated June 17, 2021