Saturdays: 4:30 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am
Wednesdays: 12:15 pm

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Holy Rosary Parish News

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER:  We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.

Saturdays: 4:30 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am - Zoom available
Wednesdays: 12:15 pm - 1 hour Adoration after Mass


MEMORIAL BOOK AVAILABLE:  The Parish Memorial Book is available for those wishing to enter the names of family and loved ones who have died.  Please include in your prayers our parishioners who have passed away.

PARISH SURVEY - WE NEED YOUR VOICE:  We need your voice!  We are asking for your thoughts on our vision and future.  Info:

SYNOD PARTICIPATION:  What is your experience of Church?  What do dream of when you think of the Church or our parish?  Sign up and for a discussion group and see what it is.  Sign up:  Email; or (Permanent Deacon Mathew N. Mathew).

QMHR PARISH OUTREACH COUMMUNITY LUNCH:  The luncheon is now held on the last Friday 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.

CARE OF CREATION:  September starts the Care of Creation month.  We are looking for people interested in learning more about the environment and our faith and more importantly why these are linked.  Interested in learning more?  See the note on the table by the confessional.

BRITISH HOME CHILD DAY:  Contributions of the British home children who established roots in Ontario including the 10,000 who came through the St. Georges’ Receiving Home (which is now Holy Rosary Church) will be September 28.

NATIONAL TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY:  September 30 honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of Indian Residential school systems.

75th ANNIVERSARY PHOTO BOOK:  In November, we will have an opportunity for photos.

PASTORAL AND FINANCE COUNCIL - HAVE YOUR SAY!  If you have a topic, suggestion, comment or even a compliment, please pass along your thoughts to any of the members, Deacon Mathew or contact the parish office at 613-728-4935 or email

STAMPS FOR THE POOR:  Please save the stamps from your Christmas cards and drop them in the jar at the back of the church.  They are given to the Redemptorist Fathers who use them to provide meals for the poor.  We collect all year, but this is the season when people receive the most mail.

ROSARIES TO DONATE:  If you have any rosaries that you would like to donate, please place them in the collection basket.  Thank you to everyone that donated Rosary beads to be shared!

PARKDALE FOOD BANK:  Many of our neighbours live with food insecurity.  Your donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, etc. may be left in the box at the church entrance.  They will be placed in the emergency food pantry at the PFC.
You may also deliver perishable items (dairy, meat, produce) directly to the community fridge at 30 Rosemount Ave.  Thank you for your generosity.


Employment & Volunteer Opportunities


PASTORAL AND FINANCE COUNCIL AT HOLY ROSARY:  Time commitment is approximately 2 hours/ month (except the summer).  Pastoral Council works with the pastor and ministries for the spiritual development, planning and coordinating the goals.  PFC is responsible for the operations and financial side of our parish such as maintenance, repairs, etc.  If you would like to learn more, contact Deacon Mathew, or any Council members, or leave a message at 613-728-4935 or



THE SOCIETY OF SAINT-VINCENT DE PAUL - NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CANADA is seeking a dynamic leader to service as Executive Director; the Executive Director is the senior leader, responsible for the day-to-day operations of a registered charity.  Description at Send your resume to

RESEARCH AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT:  The Office for Family and Life of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is seeking a Research and Resource Development Assistant.  The job description can be found at


From the Archdiocese


THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER:  We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.

MASS SCHEDULE:  If you wish to check your listing, go to the Parish Finder on the website: or to the online Mass schedule at

SYNOD PARTICIPATION 2021-2023:  If you wish to participate in the Synod, please visit our website at  We look forward to hearing from you.

THE CCCB SUBMITS IT'S NATIONAL SYNOD SYNTHESIS TO THE HOLY SEE:  The first phase of the “Synod on Synodality,” listening at the diocesan level, has concluded.  Read more here.....

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  In person & online.  Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing on September 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Theme: Heaven on Earth.  Speaker: Deacon Charles Fink.  Links:;  Info: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720;

MEDJUGORJE, SHRINES OF CROATIA, SLOVENIA & VENICE:  With Fr. Titus Egbueh, pastor of St. Martin de Porres.  September 23 to October 6.  Info: or contact Natasha 1-800-206-8687 (206 Tours) or email

SERVANTS OF THE CROSS - SISTER SHOWER:  For the newest Applicant, Caroline Protasevych.  Open House (backyard); testimony at 2:00 pm.  *Optional: Lawn Chair RSVP by September 21.  Info:; 613-729-8710.  Find the wish list for Caroline:  At 33 Aurora Cres. Ottawa, September 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

VIDEO ‘THE ROSARY: SPIRITUAL SWORD OF OUR LADY’:  In the video Father Donald H. Calloway MIC gives an engaging talk on the history of the Rosary.  At Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Saturday, September 24, 6:00 pmFree.  Info: 613-733-5262.

CELEBRATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED - NATIVITY CEMETERY - CORNWALL:  Nativity Cemetery, Cornwall will be on Sunday, September 25, 1:00 pm.

CELEBRATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED - NOTRE DAME CEMETERY - CORNWALL:  At Notre Dame Cemetery, Cornwall on Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 pm.

CELEBRATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED - NOTRE DAME CEMETERY - OTTAWA:  At Notre Dame Cemetery, 455 Montreal Rd., Ottawa ( on Sunday, September 25 at 2:30 pm.

SSVP GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR AFFODABLE HOUSING:  At Meadows Golf & Country Club, on Monday, September 26, 8:30 am, in support of affordable housing for Ottawa’s Indigenous People (The Anchor).  Individuals and teams of 4 are invited to register. Cost: $150/person includes game, cart, lunch, and prizes plus a tax receipt of at least $50 for the donation portion.  Info: Bryan De Pape 613-739-4347,  or

HEARTS OF WORSHIP ADORATOIN EVENING:  Come spend time with Jesus in the Eucharist.  A reflection will be offered by Fr. Jonathan Kelly.  Confessions, live music, and NEW fellowship in the Hall afterwards.  Holy Redeemer Church, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Tuesday., September 26, 7:00 pm.  Info:

40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN OPENING RALLY:  To kick off the Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign, a specific period of time to focus attention on prayer and fasting to end abortion in Canada.  Prayer vigil site, southwest corner of Queen and Bank Streets, Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 pm.  Campaign runs until November 6.  Info: 613-299-2515.

HEARTS OF WORSHIP ADORATION EVENING AT HOLY REDEEMER:  An evening of adoration, live praise and worship music, confessions, and quiet time with the Lord. Fr. Jonathan Kelly will be sharing a reflection on the Victory of the Cross.  Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kanata, Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 pm.  Info:

BRITISH HOME CHILD DAY:  Contributions of the British home children who established roots in Ontario including the 10,000 who came through the St. Georges’ Receiving Home (which is now Holy Rosary Church) will be September 28.

ALPHA ST. FINNAN'S FALL 2022:  North Glengarry Parishes invite you to a shared meal, video and small group discussions at Shalom House, Alexandria on Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm starting September 29, for 10 weeks.  No cost; a small freewill donation towards the meal is appreciated.  The sessions explore life, faith and meaning in a friendly and relaxed setting with all comments and thoughts shared without judgment.  All are welcome!  Info & to register: Inez 613-347-7666; or Elizabeth 613-527-3209;

FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS PILGRIMAGE:  On the Feast of the Archangels, September 29, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, rain or shine! Begins with Mass at St. Patrick’s Parish, 15 Steeple Hill Cres. at 9:00 am.  Leaving from St. Patrick’s at 10:00 am, ending at 5:00 pm with a Potluck at St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St. Various points to join or leave along 7-hour walk.  Volunteers will be welcome and greatly appreciated!  Sign up here or here.  Info: Bryne Egan

NATIONAL TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY:  September 30 honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of Indian Residential school systems.

MASS ON NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION:  Mass at St. Basil Parish, Ottawa, Friday, September 30, 7:00 pm.  Archbishop Damphousse will preside.  All are welcome!  Info: St. Basil Parish Office 613-729-5149.

CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM:  A series of 8 talks about what God intends for our lives and aimed at helping individuals and married couples find ways to strengthen their relationship with each other, their children, parents, and the community of God.  Followed by a short group discussion and fellowship.  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320 Olmstead St., Vanier, Friday, September 30 - November 18, 7:30 pmFree.  Hosted by Couples for Christ.  Info:

RENEWAL OF PROMISES CEREMONY - SERVANTS OF THE CROSS:  The promises of Sr. Alison Weber & Sr. Meagan Gruninger will be received by Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall.  Auxiliary Bishop Yvan Mathieu, s.m. will also be present.  *No livestream will be available.  Please pray for the Sisters if you are unable to attend.  At St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry St., Ottawa, October 1, 9:00 am Mass.  Info:

LIFE CHAIN:  Presented by Campaign Life Coalition.  Sunday, October 2, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.  Pray silently for an end to abortion and for those affected by it. Life Chain is held simultaneously in more than 250 locations across Canada each year.  Link to map of locations in your area:

FRANCISCAN TRANSITUS:  The Franciscan Friars Conventual of St. André Bessette Friary invite you to a memorial of the death of St Francis (Transitus) to celebrate his humble entrance into heaven.  The celebration will include readings, prayers and music.  Refreshments in parish hall afterwards.  St Ignatius the Martyr, Monday, October 3, 7:30 pm.  Info:

ALPHA TUESDAY AT ST. MARY'S, OTTAWA:  This Alpha Experience is being held online via Zoom.  Register at  Starts Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm.  Zoom link will be sent before start date.  No cost.  Hosted by St Mary's Parish, Ottawa.  Info:

ST. ISIDORE PARISH RCIA PROGRAM VIA ZOOM:  Learn more about the Catholic Faith. All welcome. To help individuals learn the Catholic Faith before requesting full initiation into the Catholic Church. Saint Isidore Parish, Kanata, Wednesday, 7:30 pm starting October 5 via Zoom.  Info:

TALK ON THE BLESSED VIGIN MARY AND EVANGELIZATION:  Hosted by Couples for Christ & it’s Family Ministries with Friar Francis Mateo, OFM Conv. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320 Olmstead St., Vanier.  Also live-streamed at  Thursday, October 6, 7:30 pm.  Free.  Info:

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE AT ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH, OTTAWA:  St. Joseph's Parish is offering marriage preparation courses to couples in the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.  Two-day program runs October. 29 - 30.  Weekly sessions beginning Thursday, October 6, 7:00 pm until mid-December.  Info & registration: Paul Dansereau

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SAECRAMENT - 40 DAYS FOR LIFE:  First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, dedicated to the 40 Days for Life - for these the least of our brothers (Mt: 25 : 31-46).  Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, Friday, October 7, 5:00 pm - midnight.  Info:; 613-733-4661.

HEALING MASS:  With Fr. Francis Donnelly, CC, on Friday, October 7, 7:00 pm with confession from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  St. Augustine Church, 1060 Baseline Rd., Ottawa.  Hosted by People of Joy Prayer Group and Holy Spirit Healing Clinic.  Info: 613-523-1377.

CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM:  Hosted by Couples for Christ, this program is an opportunity to gain a renewed understanding of God’s call as Christian couples or individuals.  Every Friday for 8 sessions.  Sessions consist of a teaching, a group discussion, and fellowship. Info & registration:  At Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, St. Francis Hall, 320 Olmstead St., Vanier, October 7 - November 25, (Fridays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm).  Free.  Info:

WOMEN OF FAITH - OUR PLACE IN THIS PLACE:  Women of all faiths join together in a day of learning and fellowship.  Galilee Centre, 398 John St. N., Arnprior.  Saturday, October 8, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Cost: $55.  Info:

ROSARY COAST TO COAST 2022:  This year, Rosary Coast to Coast will be held on Sun., October 9, 4:00 pm.  Pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, the holy rosary and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Info: Angie Carboni, 416-871-3908,,

NEW LIFE RETREAT:  Are you looking for more meaning in your life?  Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ?  Are you looking to experience the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?  Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 15, in-person at St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., Ottawa.  Info/register:; 613-224-5723.  Free will offering.

THE WOMEN'S FALL RETREAT:  One-day hybrid retreat, both in person and online via Zoom, on Saturday, October 15, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm.  At Heritage Hall, Kemptville Campus, 820 Heritage Dr., Kemptville.  Info:

12th ANNUAL FALL PILGRIMAGE TO ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY AND VISIT DO DIVINE MERCY SHRINE, MONTREAL:  From the Dioceses of Ottawa-Cornwall, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, St-Jérôme and Kingston.  October 16.  Various departure locations.  First come first served.  For information and reservation: Mike Budge 613-224-8110.

THE LORD HAS CALLED YOU FROM BIRTH... (ISAIAH 49:1):  The Community Servants of the Cross (  is hosting a VIRTUAL Come and See for young single women who are discerning the consecrated life.  It will be a time to discover your vocation and connect with the Community.  Evenings, October 20 - October 22Registration by Friday, October 14.  Contact Sr. Michael Penelope Nguyen, SC at 613-729-8710 or

FIRST COMMUNION PREP AT ST. MARY PARISH, OTTAWA:  Offers a dynamic, hands on approach to sacramental prep that focuses on discipleship.  This program is also available as a supplement to families whose child is participating in a school based program.  Ages 7+.  Register today, spots are limited.  Bonus: a parent track to encourage parents in their roles as spiritual leaders.  St. Mary’s Church, First Saturday of every month, November - June.  Info:

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023:  The 37th World Youth Day will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, July 27 to August 7, 2023.  Registration form.

Updated by James Colynuck dated September 22, 2022