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 JUNE We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.

PARISH ONLINE:  Please note that the Diocesan churches are closed further to directives given by the Ontario government regarding COVID-19.  Our parish is still worshipping together online by Zoom and via telephone.  Please join us! 

SUNDAY MASS ONLINE:  If you are not on the parish mailing list and wish to be added, please contact with your name, address, email and phone number.

We will be hosting an online Sunday Mass again June 7 at 10:00 am and then the International Rosary at 11:00 am.  The parishioners and those interested can say a bead in another language, maybe a childhood language or one spoken in your family.  After the Five Glorious Mysteries, we will have an optional Holy Rosary Social!

RECORDED MASSES AT HOLY ROSARY:  We have been very fortunate to have Father Dan celebrate Mass for the Feast of the Ascension and now Pentecost Sunday.  A special thank you to Chris Prevost, our technical guru, and Moe Moloughney, for the music.  We have also had several special devotions by Deacon Mathew with help from his daughters for the music.  We have missed “our country church in the middle of the city” . Watching online, we appreciated everyone’s efforts.

CANCELLATION OF SUMMER GATHERINGS:  All social and other religious events normally held during the summer months are cancelled at least until August 31.  This directive is contingent on governmental directions as noted above.  It includes parish dinners and picnics; yard sales and bazaars; and national religious festivals and pilgrimages.

REFLECTIONS:  I have attached PDF some bible verses from Deacon Mathew regarding the Covid19 virus that we can reflect upon.  Over the coming days and weeks.

LETTER FROM ROME:  Letter Fr. Dan has shared about the wonderful work that the Missionaries of the Holy Family are doing around the world!  PDF.

INTROSPECTION:  Fr. Dan has written to me about introspection and how this is a time to go deeper in your faith.  On that theme, here is a short 13 min video on YouTube about the Coronavirus and Opportunity.

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 JUNE We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.

MAY 27 VATICAN NEWS:  Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr. Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification.

NEW UPDATE ON COVID-19 FROM ARCHBISHOP PENDERGAST, MAY 28, 2020:  The  text of this new communication from Archbishop Prendergast can be found below or at this link on our website  Please feel free to distribute.

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

CHRONICLE FROM BISHOP GUY DESROCHERS C.Ss.R.:  Click here to read Bishop Desrochers’ periodic chronicles of spiritual guidance.  This week: Up to seventy times seven?

CCCB SIGNS LETTER TO PM TRUDEA REGARDING RESEARCH FOR A COVID-19 VACINE:  A letter has been sent to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and to Mrs. Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, recognizing the government’s generous financial commitment to the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.  The letter also urges the federal government to ensure that the development of those vaccines not present an ethical dilemma to Canadians…  The letter was signed by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as a large number of organizations.  Letter.

UPCOMING 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 or October 17 - 18, 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.

A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS:  At A Night Out With Friends, young people are invited to give their will and life to Jesus.  A Night Out With Friends isn't just an ordinary youth night.  It was designed from the beginning to engage young people specifically through an online format.  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, Eastern, 7:00 - 8:30 pm 9:00 - 10:30 pm EDT.  Location: Instagram @netcanada and YouTube @NETCanada.  Info:

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.

"THAT MAN IS YOU" (TMIY):  A men’s program focused on the development of male leadership in the modern world. It combines research from science with teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families and greater society.  Online, every Saturday at 8:00 am.  Link to join the session:  Info: Tom Schnarr at  Free will donation.  Hosted by St Maurice Parish.

PROJECT YM LIVE:  Every Sunday 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.

HOW DEEP THE MYSTERY:  FourFour free virtual gatherings on the Mass led by Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman on the Thursdays of May, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Visit the Liturgical Training Publications website for more information and to register.  Link.

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Updated by James Colynuck dated June 3, 2020