Fr Dan Hawkins MSF

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

Eucharist
Tuesday to Friday 12:15 PM

Vigil Mass - Saturday 5:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM

 

 



Parish News

POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER:  Respect for the plant's resources. Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for September, which is respect for the planet’s resources: that we ‘take care of Creation responsibly… no to plundering and yes to sharing.’  Full text of prayer and video: Link.  Info: jdorner@archottawa.ca.

PLEASE REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR SEAT 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 Mass.  Remember to wear your mask inside the Church and to bring hand sanitizer to use before communion.  Join us at Sunday Mass on Zoom - Online if you are unable to attend in person, Dispensation still applies.
To volunteer in-person Saturday Vigil Mass or Sunday Masses.  Please contact the Parish Office at 613-728-4935 or E-mail: ottawaholyrosary@gmail.com 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 and to hear your confession, please send your request to: Email: hawkins_dan_0000@outlook.com.

THE "RENEWED IN LITURGY” FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM:  Beginning Thursday, October 1, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (weekly), via Zoom.  Video “Elements of the Catholic Mass" series from The Liturgical Institute in Chicago, hosted by Fr. Douglas Martis. Fr. Hezuk Shroff, pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Metcalfe will facilitate.  Hosted by the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish.  Registration (Free) required.  Fore more info contact: Deacon Mathew (mathewmned@gmail.com) or Holy Rosary Parish 613-728-4935.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS:  Bring your beloved pet to the side lawn of Holy Rosary church in Ottawa for a special blessing. All animals welcome.  Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 20 Grant Street, Hintonburg (Wellington/Parkdale area), Saturday., October 3, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Info: 613-728-4935; ottawaholyrosary@gmail.com.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS:  On Sunday, November 1, at 2:00 am.  As we sleep, the clocks “fall back” one hour.

HIDDEN HARVEST & OUR PEAR TREE:  Hidden Harvest is a group that harvests fruit from trees in the city that might otherwise go to waste.  The volunteers came last week harvesting approximately 85 lbs. of fruit and about 60 of that are going to a Food Bank.  We had a lot more fruit but it was difficult to get up higher safely.  Thank you to Hidden Harvest!

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!

OUR PARISH @ 75 YEARS IN 2022:  In 2022, Holy Rosary will celebrate its 75th Anniversary.  75 years old or 75 years young depending on how you look at the number.  At the August meeting of the Parish Council, we were discussing our Parish Plan for the future.  It’s our collective future so you will be hearing more about this.  We want your ideas and thoughts for the future and ask you to consider our mission and purpose in your prayers.

 




School registration

REGISTER FOR CHESTERTON ACADEMY OF OTTAWA:  Chesterton Academy is an independent, Catholic high school offering a classical education that includes theology, philosophy and sciences.  Due to our small class sizes, COVID-19 restrictions allow us to offer a full slate of subjects and unhindered classroom participation.  We are committed to nurturing cheerful and motivated Catholic leaders.  Bursaries offered.  Info: 613-518-8117 or email admin@chestertonacademyofottawa.ca.

THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY & SPIRITUALTIY:  The OSTS has risen to the COVID-19 challenge and will offer their classes via Zoom this September.  Fall term courses begin September 21.  For all further details such as courses, registration, contact: http://www.osts.ca.




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 ottawaholyrosary@gmail.com.  You can also call the parish office at 613-728-4935 and leave a message.

MANAGER OF FINANCIAL SERVICES - ST. PATRICK'S HOME:  St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa is currently recruiting for a Manager of Financial Services.  The Manager, Financial Services provides the organizational leadership and management of the Finance Department.  The incumbent oversees the delivery of financial services for SPH and acts as a resource to the Leadership Team members.  Duties are performed in accordance with the Home’s Mission, Vision, and Values with a strong focus on customer service.  Info: HR@stpats.ca.

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURSES:  The Archdiocese of Ottawa is looking for a full-time Director of Human Resources to join its team.  Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.  The full job description is available at here.  Interested candidates should send their C.V. to hledorze@arhcottawa.ca.

 



From the Archdiocese

POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER:  Respect for the plant's resources. Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for September, which is respect for the planet’s resources: that we ‘take care of Creation responsibly… no to plundering and yes to sharing.’  Full text of prayer and video: Link.  Info: jdorner@archottawa.ca.

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 (https://catholicottawa.ca/parishfinder) 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 https://catholicottawa.ca/virtual-church.  Other virtual resources available at the same link.

WHITE MASS FOR DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS:  Join us in blessing and celebrating healthcare professionals on the Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian, September 25, 5:00 pm at Notre Dame Cathedral.  The celebrant will be Archbishop Terrence Prendergast SJ.  Health care professionals are invited to wear their white coat.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY ONLINE:  Live stream at St. Mary’s Parish Ottawa YouTube Channel.  An online evening of praise, prophecy, teaching and healing on September 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Theme: "The Lion and the Lamb".  Speaker: Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC, Spiritual Director of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of Ontario.  Info: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720); night.worship.ministry@stmarysottawa.ca.

INNER HEALING RETREAT "TAKE MY HAND":  An on-line Inner Healing Retreat aimed at helping people learn to heal from emotional hurts and to also learn how to maintain emotional well-being.  Facilitated by Dr. Heather MacPhail. Via Zoom, September 26 - 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Cost: $20.  Hosted by St. John the Apostle Catholic Women’s League.  Info: Rosemary Fikis (r.fikis@rogers.com).

SCHNITZEL TAKEOUT DINNER - OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION:  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Cost: $22.50/person; children of all ages $10.  Pick-up at 5338 Bank St., Gloucester, Sunday, September 27, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.  Info: Claudette 613-822-2007; events@olvottawa.ca.  All COVID19 protocols followed.  Proceeds to building restoration.

ALPHA IN ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES IN THE OTTAWA AREA:  Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about life, faith and meaning.  General info on Alpha: https://alphacanada.org.
St. Augustine Parish online, Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm; (register here).  Info: Jmurp056@uottawa.ca.
Annunciation of the Lord Parish beginning September 29.  Register at alpha@annunciation-ottawa.com.
St. Theresa Parish online Tuesday, September 29 - December 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Register with Deacon Guy Dacquay at alphasttheresa@gmail.com; 819-319-7671.

THE "RENEWED IN LITURGY” FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM:  Beginning Thursday, October 1, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (weekly), via Zoom.  Video “Elements of the Catholic Mass" series from The Liturgical Institute in Chicago, hosted by Fr. Douglas Martis. Fr. Hezuk Shroff, pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Metcalfe will facilitate.  Hosted by the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish.  Registration (Free) required.  Fore more info contact: Deacon Mathew (mathewmned@gmail.com) or Holy Rosary Parish 613-728-4935.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS:  Bring your beloved pet to the side lawn of Holy Rosary church in Ottawa for a special blessing. All animals welcome.  Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 20 Grant Street, Hintonburg (Wellington/Parkdale area), Saturday., October 3, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Info: 613-728-4935; ottawaholyrosary@gmail.com.

LIFE CHAIN:  An annual pro-life event across Canada and the United States on Sunday, October 4, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  Join  one of the 16 locations for one hour of silent prayerful witness to acknowledge that abortion is a serious wrong.  Info: Debbie (613-729-0379); debbie@clife.ca; Locations; https://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/hot-news/id/528.

WEBINAR ON NEW DIRECTORY FOR CATEHESIS:  An invitation to the four-part webinar from The Office for Evangelization and Catechesis. and youth ministry. October 6, October 13, October 20 & October 27, 1:00 - 2:30 pm.  To register by Sept. 21, click here. Info: m.shea-lawrence@cccb.ca.

FALLFEST ONLINE:  People coming together to have fun, meet friends, and discover how much they are loved by Christ in a non-threatening environment.  You will hear energetic and moving praise and worship music and a talk from Francesca Mastroeni, a chaplain in the Canadian Army.  Online and through host sites this year.  To register:  https://fallfestottawa.ca/.  October 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Hosted by Annunciation of the Lord Parish.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS:  On Sunday, November 1, at 2:00 am.  As we sleep, the clocks “fall back” one hour!

SEMINAR - UNDERSTANDING PREVENTS ABUSE:  Hosted by The Centre for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons, Saint Paul University.  This seminar will examine the etiology of the criminal behaviors of sexual perpetrators and will try to understand their motivations.  Through the exploration of research on these abnormal behaviours, we will see the different treatment models.  Online, November 4 - 7.  Cost: $300; students $50.  Info: CPCS@ustpaul.ca.

2020 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IN SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES:  On December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Church in Canada celebrates the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples.  This project, with the approval of the Bishops of Canada, has been coordinated since 2002 by the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council.  This year, the reflection by the Council centres Read more.

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 watterj@magma.ca  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 youtube.com in both French and English.  Also available our website at https://catholicottawa.ca/thoughts-in-the-time-of-covid-19-1.

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.  Link

FAMILY & YOUTH MINISTRY (FYMO) WEBSITE:  Resources for family and youth ministry during COVID-19.  Visit https://www.fymottawa.com.  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.  https://www.uponthisrock.ca.

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; livesisterhood@gmail.com; register online https://sisterhood.live/prayer-praise/divine-mercy-chat-chaplet.

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: https://stmarysottawa.ca/alpha.  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: jacob@netcanada.ca.

THAT MAN IS YOU (TMIY):  Catholic Men’s Leadership Program: Helping men rediscover the true desires of their heart; identify the major challenges in the spiritual life & the means for overcoming them.  A completely new TMIY program - new speakers, topics, approach!  Online Zoom meeting, Saturdays at 7:30 am beginning September 12.  Free will offering.  Sponsored by St Maurice Parish.  Info: Kevin Gibbs 613-818-0742; kwgboxing@gmail.com.

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 https://projectym.com/WATCH 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 September 25, 2020