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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JULY:  That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

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

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.  Thanks in advance!

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 Father Rick 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.  Remember - 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:  Lots of interesting books!  Come browse and take books home to read.  Check out the bookshelf by 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

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR -  ARCHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA:  Full-time, permanent position at 37 ½ hrs/wk.  A recent Canadian Criminal Records check is a requirement for this position.  The job description can be found at  Send C.V. to Ms. Helene Le Dorze, Human Resources Officer (  No phone calls; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

TEACHER POSITION AVAILABLE:  Academia Stella Maris is looking for a part-time French teacher to complete its staff for the 2019-2020 school year.  Individuals with experience in teaching (class or homeschool) and/or teaching degree preferred.  Send resume and cover letter to or communicate with the principal at 343-883-6600.

ORGANIST:  St. Theresa Parish is seeking an organist who has some experience playing the pipe organ and directing adult choir members.  The candidate must be available to play for the 10:30 a.m.  Mass on Sundays and an evening rehearsal once a week.  Info: parish office 613-235-5119;

Diocesan and Community Events

PRAYER - A THREE EVENING RETREAT:  Join Father Matthew Chojna and Father Tavis Goski as they explore and teach the different methods of Catholic prayer.  Mass followed by a teaching and discussion.  St. Peter Celestine Parish, Pakenham, July 2, 3 & 4, 7 - 9 pmTo register: Shannon McGruer (; (613-623-9289).  Cost: $20.

COUNTRY FUN NATURE CAMP:  A non-denominational, ecumenical, Christian eco-camp for children aged 5-13.  Bus pick up points in Ottawa.  Register (  Maison Tucker House, July 8 - 12 & July 15 - 19.  $180/week; subsidies available.  Info: Camilla Sola (613-446-2117 x 6;

NAZARETH FAMILY SUMMER RETREATS:  Week-long family retreats with daily Mass, children's program and marriage enrichment conference, recreation and prayer. St. Gabriel de Brandon, Quebec (1½ hr north of Montreal), July 14 - July 20, July 21 - July 27, July 28 - August 3, 2019.  Cost: $500/family.  Info:

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  To pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 2714 - 8th Line Rd., Metcalfe on Sat., July 27, 10:00 am.  Info: 613-831-2515;

81ST. ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN, CORMAC:  Guest Homilist: Reverend Father Brian J.T. Clarke, Pastor, Ascension Parish, Scranton, PA.  Sun., July 28, 2019.  Info: St. Ann's Pilgrimage.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP:  For children age 4 - 12 years old.  Hosted by Academia Stella Maris, Aug. 6 - 9, 8:30am - 3:00pm.  1st child $80; 2nd child $60; 3rd child and subsequent $30.  Details or to register: contact Julie (613-448-1997); (

ST. CLEMENT PARISH ANNUAL FUNDRASING GOLF TOURNAMENT:  To continue with the restoration and beautification of St. Anne Church.  Thurs., Aug. 8 at The Meadows Golf and Country Club.  Shotgun start at 12:30pm; registration and lunch (hot dog & soft drink) 11:30am.  Cost:  $120/person (tax receipt $25).  Registration fee includes lunch, golf, cart, dinner & prizes.  Info: John Fennelly ( or (

9th ANNUAL WOJTYLA SUMMER INSTITUTE 2019:  Offered by Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, Ontario.  Theme: “The Splendour of the Liturgy.” Not limited to teachers - anyone interested may attend.  3 hour Gregorian Chant Workshop led by Dr. Aaron James, on Aug. 8, prior to the Wojtyla Institute.  August 8 - 11.  Info:

ACADEMIA STELLA MARIS SUMMER FUNDRAISER BBQ:  Mass with Archbishop Prendergast, Aug. 9 at 4:30pm at Paroisse Saint Viateur, 154 Rue Mabel, Limoges.  BBQ and fun for the whole family to follow at 5:30pm at Academia Stella Maris school, 45 Rue Des Bénévoles, Limoges.  Info:; 343-883-6600.

145th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINES OF SAINTE ANNE DE BEAUPRÉ AND CAP DE LA MADELEINE From the dioceses of Ottawa, Pembroke, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston on August 10 - 11, 2019.  Weekend celebrant is Archbishop Terrence Prendergast SJ.  Info & reservations: Mike Budge 613-224-8110.  Space is limited with regards to motels, therefore please reserve early.

ROSARY BOWL/CAPE-CAPITAL PILGRIMAGE:  Invitation to attend any or all of the Cape-Capital Pilgrimage (TD Place, Blessed Sacrament Parish and Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Aug. 21 - 25) featuring the historic inaugural Lansdowne Rosary Bowl at TD Place, Aug. 22, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  Details and full 5 day itinerary:  Sponsored by Marian Devotional Movement.  Info:

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Road on Aug. 24, 9:00 am.  Info: 613-831-2515;

NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AT ST. MARICE PARISH:  Rosary, Divine Mercy, Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Sept. 7, 11:00 pm - Sept. 8, 7:00 am.  Hosted by La Pieta International Prayer Group Ottawa.  Info: 613-225-6529.

PAROISSE SAINT-BERNARD, FOURNIER MASS & CEMETERY SERVIE:  At the cemetery on Sun., Sept. 8, 10:30 am.  Bring your lawn chairs.  In case of rain, the Mass will take place in the church.  All will be followed by a lunch.  Info & tickets: Joanne Nicholas (613-524-2818).

ALPHA:  Having conversation about life, faith, and Jesus can be a challenge!  The Alpha program creates a welcoming, friendly place where anyone can come and ask questions to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment.  In each session there’s food, a short talk, and discussion in small groups.  At St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, starting Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30 pm.  Info: Deacon Guy Dacquay 819-319-7671 or

PILGRIMAGE TO CAP DE LA MADELEINE FOR DISABLED PERSONS AND THOSE WHO WISH TO ASSIST THEM:  Taking place Sept. 13 - 15, 2019.  Costs run from $324 - $396 per person depending on the number of persons/room.  Reservations are required.  Info: Cheryl Clingaman (613-728-5687); (

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND & JORAN:  Under the spirtual leadership of Fr. Dominic Lim.  Sept. 16 - 27, 2019.  Cost: $4,090.  Info: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish (613-746-8503); (

PILGRIMAGE - RETREAT TO HOLY LAND:  Wtih Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC. Daily Masses, prayer times & Lectio Divina.Cost $4500 all included.  Holy Land, October 2 - 14, 2019.  Info: Stan & Maria (613-792-4272); (

MARRIAGE PREPARATION Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville will host a marriage preparation course on October 18 - 19, 2019.  Info: parish office (

GREEN CHURCHES FORUM - THE GIFT OF WATER:  The next Forum of the Green Churches Network will be held Oct. 19 & 20 at Our Lady of the Cape Shrine (Cap-de-la-Madeleine) in Trois-Rivieres, QC.  Presentations, workshops and prayer will focus on ‘The Gift of Water’ and best environmental practices.  All are invited.  Info & registration:

PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU INFO MEETINGOctober 28 at 1:00 pm at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Ottawa.  Info

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND:  Follow the footsteps of Jesus.  November 6 - 15, 2019.  Accompanied by Fr. Lukose Kochupurackal CMF.  Cost: $3299 (per person/double occupancy) includes taxes, tips and other related fees.  Info: Fr. Lukose (613-731-7834); (

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:  Join Fr. John Likozar CC from Annunciation of the Lord Parish, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Nov. 14 - 26.  Total cost from Ottawa: $4500. Register by June 14, 2019 save $100/person.  Info: Miki (1-877-840-0855x222); ( or Fr John Likozar (

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 July 1, 2019