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 AUGUST:  We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fisherman and their families.

CHURCH SAFE GUIDELINES:  Please register to reserve your seat(s) for Saturday or Sunday Mass by Wednesday midnight.  This helps to ensure that we have a safe seating plan.  As you know, we are limited to 30% capacity for each mass, there is more space available for Saturday Vigil mass.  Remember to wear your mask inside the Church and to bring hand sanitizer to use before communion.
To volunteer in-person Saturday Vigil Mass or Sunday Masses.  Please contact the Parish Office at 613-728-4935 or E-mail: with your name, phone number and which mass you could help.

CONFESSIONS PROCEDURE:  Confessions are not currently being heard in the confessional.  To make an appointment with Fr Dan Hawkins and to hear your confession, please send your request to: E-mail:

LIGHTS, CAMERAS AND A MIRICLE:  A new Catholic movie, "Fatima," will be released in theaters and on demand throughout Canada on Friday, August 28.  “Fatima” tells the story of a 10-year-old shepherd and her two young cousins in Fatima, Portugal, who report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary.  Info:

LOOKING FOR TALENTS AT HOME:  Do you have a talent for sewing, crochet, knitting, crafts, painting, growing plants or other hobbies?  You can use your talents to help the parish.  In the future, we hope to be able to have a sale to raise funds for the maintenance of the Church and Rectory House.  So, keep busy and use your God given talents!  Thank you in advance!

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.


From the Archdiocese

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR AUGUST:  We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fisherman and their families.

ARCHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA-CARLTON RETURN TO CHURCH - WORSHIP SAFE GUIDELINES:  The Ontario Government has announced that ‘Places of Worship’ will be allowed to open at 30% capacity as of Friday, June 12, 2020.  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.

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

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE: On August 10, the feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, Archbishop Prendergast will ordain seven men to the diaconate—six permanent diaconate candidates and one who is a candidate for the priesthood—in St. Finnan’s Church, Alexandria.  The men being ordained and their home parishes are: Guy Cote (Blessed Sacrament, Cornwall); Steven Gaudet, candidate for the priesthood (St. Bernard, Finch); Chris Moffat (Blessed Sacrament, Ottawa); Richard Murphy (St. Bernard, Finch); Kevin O’Shea (St. Maurice, Ottawa); Phil Richards (Divine Infant, Orleans); Tom Sudsbear (Holy Redeemer, Kanata).  Please keep these candidates and their families in your prayers.

LIGHTS, CAMERAS AND A MIRICLE:  A new Catholic movie, "Fatima," will be released in theaters and on demand throughout Canada on Friday, August 28.  “Fatima” tells the story of a 10-year-old shepherd and her two young cousins in Fatima, Portugal, who report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary.  Info:

TENTATIVE DATE FOR 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, 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.  Tentative date link.

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 2020.  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 (

MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS:  The members of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops released a Message entitled They Still Bring Forth Fruit in Old Age: A Lesson on Caring in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This Message serves as an occasion for the Bishops of Canada to acknowledge the most serious difficulties faced by many vulnerable persons across the country during the pandemic, with particular concerns raised for the elderly in our communities.

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.  To pray for life and especially the protection of unborn children.  Parking at the back.  Masses will be celebrated 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 August 8, 2020