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

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER:  We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

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.  We are presently limited to 30% capacity for each Mass.  Remember to wear your mask inside the Church.  Please register at or by phone 613-728-4935.  Dispensation still applies.

MASS ONLINE ON ZOOM:  Available online if you are unable to attend in person.  Please register at or by phone 613-728-4935.

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:

RENEWED IN LITURGY:  It is not too late to join us every Thursdays 7:00 to 8:00 pm during October & November via Online Zoom for the weekly “Elements of the Catholic Mass" series by Fr. Douglas Martis.  Facilitator: Fr. Hezuk Shroff, pastor of Saint Catherine of Siena Paris.  For more details contact Deacon Mathew at or Holy Rosary Parish at 613-728-4935.

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

MORE POP TABS:  Please bring pop tabs in zip lock bags and leave at the front entrance of the church.  For more information, please contact Catherine Barrette via the Parish Office 613-728-4935.  September’s count was 15,000 and so far for October 1,600 has been collected  The Ottawa Police Retirees count and sell the tabs to support the Ottawa General Hospital Cancer Clinic.

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 WILL BE 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.


Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

ARE YOU GOOD WITH TECHNOLOGY AND WOULD LIKE TO HELP PARISHES OUT?  The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is forming a volunteer Technology Team which will help parishes during this time of COVID.  Specific area of assistance would be with video conference calls, mass email programs, data management and streaming.  If you would like to join our volunteer team, please contact Ted at

OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE TRAINING PROGRAM (OPCTP):  An Inter-Denominational program.  Fall 2020 Continuing Education Event on Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm via Zoom with Roshene Lawson, Clinical Chaplain in Therapeutic Support Services at Bruyère Continuing Care and St. Vincent Hospital on “Spiritual Care in the Face of Medical Assistance in Dying.”  Register by November 1.  Cost: $15.  To register

ST. PATRICK'S FALLOWFIELD IS LOOKING FOR AN OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER:  Commencing at 16 hours weekly and more than likely to increase up to 30 hours post Covid-19.  Wages hourly, to be negotiated.  Further details and job description:

PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER:  Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking a housekeeper, principally for the rectory with some duties in the church, to work part-time an average of 15 hours per week.  Please send your resume to the Parish Office at  The person hired should possess, or be able to attain, a clear Canadian criminal records check.


From the Archdiocese

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER:  We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

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.

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:

CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER WEEKEND:  In response to Covid-19 Catholic Engaged Encounter has scheduled an online (ZOOM) Marriage Preparation Weekend for November 7 - 8 for Eastern Canada.  Info & registration:  Please register as soon as possible.

ANNUAL PARISH TURKEY TAKEOUT DINNER:  Homemade takeout Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings.  Sunday, November 15.  Drive up to Our Lady of the Visitation, 5338 Bank Street between 3 & 6 pm.  Stay in your vehicle.  Covid19 protocols followed.  Prepaid $22.50.  Tickets at 613-822-2007; Info:

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.

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.

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Updated by James Colynuck dated October 29, 2020