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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR FEBRUARY:  For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

PRAYER MINISTRY: .Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays March 10 and April 14.  You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

2019 JOURNEY OF HOPE - A PROGRAM FOR SEPARATED AND DIVOCED CATHOLICS:  The program, led from a Catholic faith exploration perspective, is designed to help participants find reconciliation, peace and healing by taking positive steps in their daily spiritual life.  Women’s session begins Tues., March 19 and men’s session begins Thurs., March 21.  Sessions run 6 weeks, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary parish hall, 20 Grant St. (near Parkdale & Wellington).  The cost is $25.  Info & registration:; Mary Jane Manley (613-294-1308).

NO BALL TOO SMALL:  Looking for scraps of yarn to use for joining crocheted and knitted squares to create blankets for the homeless and lap afghans for residents in seniors’ homes who have no family.  Place the scraps or small balls of yarn in one of the baskets on the bottom shelf of the Lending Library Bookshelf.  Thanks in advance!

PLEASE REMEMBER THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS Thinking of a special gift?  You can ask a family member for a gift to the Capital Campaign in your name.  Or maybe you would like to give a donation for someone or as a remembrance of someone special?  100% of all donations go to Holy Rosary.  Please pick up Capital Campaign envelopes at the back of the church.

A CALL TO SERVE THE LORD QUIETLY?Maybe the Lord is nudging you to help him in a quiet “behind the scenes” manner.  We are looking for people who are willing to be sacristans who set up the altar on Saturdays and Sundays.  This is a small time commitment to serve our Lord.  Talk with Father Rick or Deacon Mathew to learn more.

STAMPS FOR THE POORYou may have noticed a container at the entry to the church where we collect stamps for the Redemptorist Burse.  These stamps help provide meals for needy children and families.  We appreciate your donations all year.

PARKDALE FOOD CENTRE:  Please bring your non-perishable food items for the Parkdale Food Centre.  Another way to help consider a personal monthly donation through their website -  Our neighbours are in need!

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

RECRUITING FOR THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR:  Come join the Notre Dame Cathedral Children’s Choir; youth, elementary to high school; no audition; no fees.  Rehearsals every Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  The Choir sings at the 9:00 am Mass, 2 Sundays per month.  For many the idea of singing at the Cathedral is intimidating; please be assured that no experience is necessary.  Info: 613-241-7496.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION FACILITATOR TRAINING:  For any individual or couple interested in becoming a marriage preparation FOCCUS facilitator in their parish.  Training is Sat., Mar. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Basil Parish, 940 Rex Ave.  Cost: $125 per person (lunch and training manual included).  Registration closes Feb. 25.  To register:  Info: 613-738-5025.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR MIRIAM CENTRE:  Full-time position, fluently bilingual, compassionate pro-life person.  Must have management skills and experience and computer skills. $15.00/hr.  Send c.v. to Sr Rita Lacelle, 030- 2742 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, ON K1C 1G5 or  Info: 613-830-8623.

NET CANADA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION:  Are you passionate about reaching young people in the Catholic Church?  NET Canada is looking for an experienced and dynamic leader to lead the staff and missionaries from the headquarters in Ottawa.  Send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Application: Info:  Deadline: Feb. 28. Starting Salary 70K (commensurate with experience).  Start date: negotiable.

Diocesan and Community Events

FAMILY DAY WITH THEARCHBISHOP:  Waupoos Family Farm, 2050 Rideau Rd., Mon., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Join Archbishop Terrence Prendergast SJ at the fourth annual Family Day with the Archbishop.  The day will include Mass, a hot dog lunch, skating, sledding, a bonfire, and more.  All families are welcome.  Limited spots available.  To register:  Donations welcome.

BLESSING GENERATIONS SEMINAR:  Establish a culture of blessing in your family. Teachings on DVD, prayer ministry, and workbook.  Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 1940 Saunderson Dr., Fri., Feb. 22 6:30 - 10:00pm & Sat., Feb. 23, 8:30am - 5:30pmEarly registration (by Feb. 20): $60; $100/couple.  Info: Edna Du Broy (613-523-1377); (

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY AT ST. MARY PARISH:  Theme: Light the Fire Again. Speaker: Fr. Rob Arsenault CC.  Every 4th Friday of the month for an evening of praise, teaching, healing and fellowship.  St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St., Feb. 22, 7-9 pm.  Info: (613-728-9811 x720); (

THE ‘CULTURE OF ENCOUNTER,’ FORCED MIGRATION & CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING:  Development & Peace Office, 2nd Floor, Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Sat., Feb. 23, 9:00am - 12:00pm.  Light lunch provided.  Please contact Tara to register (; 613-738-9644 x 2240) or to plan a workshop in your parish.

FIND YOUR VOICE - FOR WOMEN:  Learn effective public speaking techniques in a safe, supportive and fun environment.  Cost $10. Brown bag lunch.  Women age 16 + welcome.  Annunciation of the Lord Parish hall, Feb. 23, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Cost: $10. Sponsored by Ottawa CWL Diocesan Council.  Info: Lynn Lavictoire

WHERE DO I FIT? DISCERNMENT & GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:  To learn more about the various gifts of the Spirit, how to discern the gifts God has given you, and how to develop these gifts.  St. John the Apostle, 2340 Baseline Rd., Sat., Feb. 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Cost: $20. Sponsored by Sister+Hood & Divya Kiran International; presented by Heather MacPhail.  Registration: Karen (613-806-0377);;

WORKSHOP ON FORCED MIGRATION & CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING WITH SOLIDARITY VISITOR:  Join Isaac Osuoka, director Social Action and Nigeria for a workshop and light lunch on Catholic Social Teaching, Forced Migration and the Culture of Encounter.  Development & Peace Office, 2nd Floor, Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa, Sat., Feb. 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Info:

SPAGHETTI AND KARAOKE FUNDRAISING DINNER:  Open to everyone. Proceeds to the St. Theresa Building Maintenance fund. St. Theresa Parish Hall, 95 Somerset St. West, Sat., Feb. 23, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Cost: $15 adults; $5 children under age 10.  Hosted by The Knights of Columbus, St. Theresa the Little Flower Council 16005.  Info & tickets: Roger Richard (613-277-5423); or George McKenna (613-745-6953).

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  To pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Center in Ottawa.  Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 1940 Saunderson Dr., Sat., Feb. 23, 10:00 am. Sponsored by Pro-life Doctors. Info: 613-831-2515;

"CALLED AND GIFTED" SPRITUAL GIFTS INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS:  At St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St.  Presented by Catherine of Siena Institute.  Sat., Feb. 23, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Cost: $50 for member of St. Mary’s Parish; $60 for non-member.  Info and registration: or 613-728-9811 x734.  Come and discover the charisms the Lord has given you.

AFTERNOON OF FUN, CARDS & GAMES:  St. Ignatius Parish, 518 Donald St. (rear entrance).  Sun., Feb. 24, 2:00 p.m.  Progressive Euchre, various other card games, Bridge (bring friends as players), board games.  Desserts & refreshments, door prizes and more.  Tickets $10, available at door.  Info: 613-748-6093.

IRISH SOCIETY NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION FUNDRAISER:  Game tickets in the ledge on the Gallery level.  Includes dinner.  Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames, Sun., Feb., 24, 5:30 p.m.  Cost $80.  Info:; 613-599-0309.

THE MIDDLE COMING OF JESUS - NOW IS OUR TIME OF MERIT:  Mass on Wed., Feb. 27, 9:00 a.m. at St. Isidore Parish, Kanata.  Homily by Fr. Dan Dubroy.  Five first-class relics from the John Paul II Centre will be venerated.  Q & A will follow.  All welcome.  Info: 613-592-1961.

HEART OF WORSHIP:  Spend time with Jesus in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Short spiritual talk, praise and worship music, silent adoration, confession, food and fellowship.  Guest speaker: Fr. Lester Mendonsa.  At Holy Redeemer Parish, Tues., Feb. 26, 7-9pm.  Info: 613-836-1764.

FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER THEOLOGY TALK:  Through the lens of St. Thomas Aquinas (concerning humility and pride) this talk addresses how theology can assist athletes to pursue excellence ‘in an excellent manner’.  Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Room 202, Wed., Feb. 27, 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  Info:

PILGRIMAGE OT MEXICO: Travel and discover the historic and holy sites of Mexico. Feb. 27 - Mar. 5 2019. Cost: $2,399.00. With Rev. Fr. Podlasz, SDS of Divine Infant Parish.  Info: 1-877-999-8868,  Travel arrangements by International Heritage Tours.

HOLY CROSS GOLDEN JUBILEE CONCERT:  Celebrate Holy Cross Jubilee Year with a concert of Christian music, with Marc Coderre, Louise Rathier, Karen Lahaise, Armando Prini.  Proceeds to St. Joe's Supper Table and Debra Dynes Family Centre.   Holy Cross, 685 Walkley Rd., Fri., Mar. 1, 7:00 pm.  Cost: $10.  Info: Jackie Maurais, 613-722-2165.

2019 LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY:  Be inspired, encouraged and healed at the largest single day Catholic event in Canada, the 27th annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally.  Theme: “Hope In The Midst of Suffering”.  Sat., March 2, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W. Talks by Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields, SGL and guest speaker Fr. Mark Goring, CC.  Cost: $25 adults; $15 youth.  Info:,, (647-243-9441).

PAIN, SUFFERING AND DEATH: WHERE IS GOD IN MY GRIEF?  At St. Theresa Church, 95 Somerset St. W. with Fr. Roman Rytsar, Chaplain at Ottawa Hospital, General Campus.  Sat., Mar. 2, 10 am - 2 pm.  Mass at 9 am.  Free will offering.  Bring your own lunch.  Info: or 613-720-5643.  Couples for Christ-Gift of Life event.

NOVENA OF MASSES - 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN:  40 Days for Life campaign is Mar. 6 - Apr. 14.  Novena of Masses at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata (Ad Orientem) and at St. Isidore Parish, 1135 March Road, Kanata.  First nine Wednesdays of 2019 at 9:00 am, Jan. 2 (Holy Redeemer only), 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Thurs., Mar. 7 (St. Isidore only).  Info:; 613-299-2515;

ACADEMIA STELLA MARIS OPEN HOUSE:  Come meet teachers, some parents and students and learn about the 2019-2020 5 days a week full-time program as well as the 4 different hybrid programs: the Investigation, the Artistic, the Exploration and the Critical Thinking Programs.  March 7, 6:30pm.  Registrations now open for Sept. 2019.  Info:; 343-883-6600.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION:  For engaged couples at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Fri., Mar. 8, 7pm-10pm, & Sat., Mar. 9,10am-6pm.  Cost: $100 (incl. course book & Sat. lunch).  Info: Parish Office, 613-836-1764.

MEN'S RETREAT:  Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck CC will lead retreat on Into the Breach. St. Augustine Parish, 1060 Baseline Rd., Mar. 9, 8:00 am - 3:00pm (registration 7:15am; Mass 8am).  Pre-registration (required) at Cost: $20/person; $15 students.  Includes lunch by Queenship of Mary Community.  Hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 14727.  Info:; 819-962-1883.

MEN'S LENTEN BREAKFAST AT ST. PATRICK, FALLOWFIELD:  Mass at 9:00 a.m.; presentation & breakfast at 10:00 a.m. in the Monsignor Paul Baxter Hall.  "A Helpful Prayer: The Examination of Conscience", given by Fr. Geoffrey Kerslake, Episcopal Vicar.  Cost: $10/person.  Tickets: Pierre Chartier (613-599-6589). 15 Steeple Hill Cres., Sat., March 9, 9:00 a.m.  Hosted by the Knights of Columbus.  Info:

LENTEN DAY RETREAT FOR WOMEN - "A TIME OF CONVERSATION":  Talks by Fr. Paul J. Gaudet. Buffet luncheon. Mass, Eucharistic Adoration & opportunity for Confession.  Cost: $45. Free parking on-site.  Bring a guest and each receive $5 off registration.  Dominican University College, 96 Empress St., Sat., Mar. 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  To register: Karen (613-806-0377);;

THE MYSTERY OF THE EUCHARIST:  A six-week Lenten study, where we will "explore the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and its members."  St. Maurice Church, Mar. 11, 7:00-8:30 pm.  Suggested donation: $20.  Info: Ron Bishop (; 613-440-2820.

OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE TRAINING PROGRAM:  An inter-denominational program affiliated with the Christian Council of the Capital Area.  Basic course, Mondays, Mar. 11 - May 13, 1-3:30pm or 7-9:30pm.  At St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave.  Cost: $110 before Mar. 4.  Questions: Terri Skuce (613-591-3366), or Grant Paynter (613-227-9055),  Info & Continuing Ed Events:

CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM:  An integrated course to lead participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God's call.  12 sessions starting Tues., Mar. 12, 7-9 pm at Resurrection of Our Lord, 1940 Saunderson Dr.  Info: 613-720-5643;  Free; kids watch available.  Sponsored by Couples for Christ-Family Ministries.

DAVID FARRELL MEMORIAL RETREAT:  A day of prayer and reflection, including reconciliation, Mass, personal and healing prayers, Stations of the Cross, recitation of the rosary led by the Sisters of the Queenship of Mary, and a talk by Fr. Hezuk Shroff.  Holy Redeemer parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Mar. 16, 8:30 a.m.  Free-will offering (suggested $20).  Hosted by Knights of Columbus.  Info: 613-836-1764;

GODS PLAN FOR YOUR PARENTHOOD:  Parenting presentation by Catholic Lay Evangelist, Patrick Sullivan, husband, father, author, speaker, educator and founder of Evango.  Real life experiences and practical tips on helping parents with their most sacred task.  Divine Infant Parish, 6658 Bilberry Dr., Orleans, Sat., Mar. 16, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.  Lunch by the Queenship of Mary Childcare by Divine Infant youth groups.  No cost; free will offerings accepted.  Hosted by Divine Infant Parish Moms Morning Out. To register:  Info: Andrea

WHERE DO I FIT? DISCERNMENT & GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRT - PART II:  God has created each one of us to play a role in making God’s love known to the Church and to the world.  Have you discovered the role you are called to play in your family, in your workplace and in your parish?  All welcome. St. John the Apostle, 2340 Baseline Rd., Sat., Mar. 16, 9:00am - 1:00pm (note change of date).  Cost: $20.  Organized by Sister+Hood and Divya Kiran International; presented by Heather MacPhail.  Register:; Karen (613-806-0377); Heather (613-216-9413);

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND:  The Official Pilgrimage of the Commissariat of the Holy Land in Canada, March 17 - 30, 2019 with Spiritual Leader, Fr Guylain Prince, OFM.  Cost: $4,700 per person for double occupancy.  Info:; 613-737-6972;

PILGRIMAGE TO ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY WITH FR. LAWRENCE HYGINUS, CC:  Includes Holy Rosary, Confession, Mass, Veneration of Relic of St. Brother Andre.  March 19.  Cost: $75 incl. transportation & lunch.  Info: Stan & Maria 613-792-4272.

2019 JOURNEY OF HOPE - FOR SEPARATED AND DIVOCED CATHOLICS:  Led from a Catholic faith exploration perspective;  designed to help participants find reconciliation, peace and healing. Women’s session Tues., Mar. 19; men’s session Thurs., Mar. 21. Sessions run 6 weeks, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary parish hall, 20 Grant St. Cost: $25.  Info & registration:; Mary Jane Manley (613-294-1308).

ONTARIO SPRING RETREAT FOR DEAF:  Sponsored by the ACBO, led by Sue Gundenkauf, Consecrated Virgin from Diocese of Madison, WI, on the theme "Our YES to God".  March 29-31.  Info: Maureen Cerroni

FOCCUS MARRIAGE PREPARATION FACILIATOR TRAINING:  For any individual or couple interested in becoming a marriage preparation FOCCUS facilitator in their parish.  Training is Sat., Mar. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Basil Parish, 940 Rex Ave.  Cost: $125 per person (lunch and training manual included).  Registration closes Feb. 25.  To register:  Info: 613-738-5025.

UNBOUND FIVE KEYS CONFERENCE:  The Father’s Blessing. Speakers: Miriam Wright and Fr. Rob Arsenault CC.  Sat., Mar. 30, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata. Mass at 8:00 a.m. celebrated by Bishop Christian Riesbeck CC.  Info & registration: by Mar. 20.  Cost: $25 payable on the day of the conference.  Lunch not provided.

MEDJUGORJE & IRELAND PILGRMAGE:  Accompanied by Fr. Dominic Lim, OFM Conv.  Fully escorted, with return flights from Ottawa. Medjugorje, Zadar, Galway, Limerick & Dublin, April 22 - May 5, 2019.  Cost: $4,395/pp double occupancy.  Info: 613-686-6143;

PROLIFE CONFERENCE:  Rekindle the Gift of Life…Fulfill God's Plan...Thrive. Guest speaker: Sr. Helena Burns, FSP.  At Resurrection of Our Lord, 1940 Saunderson Dr., Sat., Apr. 27.  Mass at 8:00 am; conference ends at 4:00 pm.  Cost:  $15/person; family rate $12.50/person for 4 or more tickets.  Info: 613-720-5643;

PILGRIMAGE TO PRAGUE, KRAKOW, VIENNA, MEDJUGORJE:  Fr. Tim Nelligan of Blessed Sacrament Parish is participating in this pilgrimage as Priest Confessor and invites you to consider joining him. , April 30-May 12, 2019.  Cost: $3,735 (dbl occ). Hosted by Violette Doummar with Fr. Tim Nelligan as Priest/Confessor.  Info:; 1-800-836-6836.

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND CENTRAL ITALY:  With Fr. Bernard Messier, CC. May 5 - 17, 2019. 13 days/11 nights with a 2-day optional extension.  Price: $4599/person (double occ.). Info meeting, Sun., Jan. 27, 2019 at St. Mary Parish, 100 Young St.  Info: Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613-732-5739); (

PILGRIMAGE TO VIETNAM:  May 15 to May 28, 2019.  Discover the natural beauty, culture, and faith of exotic Vietnam with Spiritual Director: Fr. John Vandenakker.  A country of 93 Million. Land of Martyrs, saints, and shrines!  Prices are per person (based on double occupancy).  More info; Link.

PILGRMAGE TO GERMANY & THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAYMay 28 - June 9, 2020. 13 Days.  Focus on the Key Shrines of Germany and the Passion of Christ.  Spiritual Director: Fr. John Vandenakker.  Cost: To be finalized in June 2019 (Double Occ.).  Info - link.

THE BIG GIVE 2019 - A NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF GENEROSITY:  A group of volunteers who passionately believe that kindness and generosity are an integral part of the Christian faith.  Every year, churches mobilize across the country to bless their neighbourhoods through a unified day of giving extravagantly.  Churches and ministries welcome to join The Big Give on June 1, 2019.  More info:

STEUBENVILLE TORONTO REGISTRATION FOR CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  Join the Archdiocese of Ottawa this July 12-14, 2019.  Dive into the theme "Belong" at Canada's largest conference for Catholic high school students.  If you are 21 years+ consider applying as a chaperone.  Visit  to register and for more info.  Info:

NAZARETH FAMILY SUMMER RETREATS:  Week-long family retreats with daily Mass, children's program and marriage enrichment conference, recreation and prayer. St. Gabriel de Brandon, Quebec (1½ hr north of Montreal), July 14 - July 20, July 21 - July 27, July 28 - August 3, 2019.  Cost: $500/family.  Info:

PILGRIMAGE “RETREAT TO HOLY LAND”:  To walk in the footsteps of Jesus cannot be described.  It can only be experienced.  See the very places where Jesus walked, taught and lived His earthly life.  Spiritual leader: Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC.  Info: Stan & Maria (613-792-4272); (  Holy Land, October 2-14, 2019.  CAD$ 4,500, double occupancy.

PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU INFO MEETINGOctober 28 at 1:00 pm at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Ottawa.  Info Link.

PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU:  9-day journey to experience the Oberammergau Passion Play and Catholic Central Europe.  Cost: approx $4189/person + airfare from Ottawa June 12, 2020 - June 20, 2020.  CAD $4,189, plus airfare.  Info Link.

† Updated by James Colynuck dated February 14, 2019