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

Call Parish Office at 613-728-4935

Fr. Dan Hawkins, MSF by email



Holy Rosary Parish News

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE:   We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.

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

SPECIAL COFFEE SUNDAY:  It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our Pastor, Fr. Dan Hawkins effective August 1st.  Fr. Dan will celebrate his last Mass as our parish priest on Wednesday, June 29.  Before his official retirement on August 1st, Fr. Dan will be taking vacation for the month of July.  There will be a Farewell Coffee Sunday on June 26 after Mass to celebrate the time we have had with Fr. Dan.  Please plan to join us.

NEW PASTOR, AUGUST 1, 2022:  Fr. Sean Wenger, CC of the Companions of the Cross will be appointed effective August 1, as Parochial Administrator of St. George’s and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parishes.


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 (Deacon Mathew).

CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS:  Are you interested in learning more about gardening, or offer to care for the parish grounds?  Contact Dennis Kam through the Parish Office at or 613-728-4935.

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, Fr. Dan, Deacon Mathew or contact the parish office at (613) 728-4935 or email

WHERE DO MILK BAGS GO?  We just delivered almost 1000 bags to Fatima Parish where they will be woven into bed mats.  Fatima was very grateful for our support of this special ministry.  Your help and contributions are most appreciated.

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:  The Centre is always in need of healthy non-perishable food items, as well as toiletries and grocery bags.  Donations may be placed in the basket at the church entrance; they are delivered to the Centre.  Thank you for your generosity!  Link:


Employment & Volunteer Opportunities


PASTROL 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 Fr Dan, Deacon Mathew, or any Council members, or leave a message at 613-728-4935 or

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:  Companions of the Cross is seeking an Administrative Assistant for their Head Office in Ottawa.  Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.  For more details visit:  Application deadline June 27.

VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDED:  The Ontario Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) is looking for a volunteer to photograph their annual convention at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, July 10 - 13, 2022.  Info:

VOLUNTEERING DURING THE PAPAL VISIT:  July 24 - 29, 2022.  Form to sign up available at

ST. JOE'S SUPPER TABLE - SEEKING VOLUNTEERS:  Welcoming back volunteers to St Joe’s Supper Table with a gradual return to pre-pandemic operations.  Seeking assistance with breakfast (8:30 - 11:30 am weekdays) shift and supper (2:30 - 5:30 pm, Tuesday - Friday) shift.  Email:


CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS:  The Ottawa Catholic School Board list of future positions.  Info:

PART-TIME SACRAMENTAL CO-ORDINATOR:  St. Augustine Parish, Ottawa is seeking a part-time Sacramental Co-ordinator for "school age" Sacraments.  Apply to parish office by email to  Info: 613-225-7388.


From the Archdiocese


THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE:   We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.

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!

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., Ottawa (in person & online) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing on June 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Theme: Filled with the Fullness of God.  Speaker: Sr. Anna Chan, SC, Director of the Encounter School of Ministry - Ottawa Campus.  At;  Info: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720;

AMICALE/ST. BERNARD CHURCH'S TABLE OF FRIENDS, FOURNIER:  Hosting its second "Open Doors" activity of the season starting at 1:00 pm, Sunday, June 26.  Everyone is welcome.  Info: 613-524-1046;

OUTDOOR MASSES AT CALVARY ARE BACK:  Celebrate the Vigil Mass of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 pm with Auxiliary Bishop Yvan Mathieu, s.m.  Mass followed by the Stations of the Cross.  Calvary is located behind Ste-Marie-de-l’Assomption parish, Green Valley, 4172 HWY 34.  Info:

HEART OF WORSHIP EVENING OF ADORATION:  A night of Adoration, quiet prayer, live worship music, confessions, and a reflection offered by CCO missionary Hailey Krol on "Sin, Repentance, and our need for Jesus."  Holy Redeemer Parish, Kanata (44 Rothesay), Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 pm.  Info:

MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA, FOUNDER OF OPUS DEI:  At Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, 385 Sussex Drive, Ottawa on Thursday, June 30, 7:00 pm.  Principal celebrant: Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall.  Everyone is welcome.  Priests wishing to concelebrate should bring alb and stole.  Confessions will be heard from 6:30 pm.  Info: Fr. Salva Rego (613-565-0762 or

FIRST FRIDAY - MARY'S WAY OF THE CROSS:  Friday, July 1, 6:45pm by Zoom.  In celebration of the Feast of St-Anne and Canada Day we pray for: peace in Ukraine; successful pilgrimage of Pope Francis to Canada and for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people; cure for all cancers; all of your intentions.  With Bishop Yvan Mathieu, s.m., Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa-Cornwall.  Zoom link:

SISTER WATER AND THE SULTAN: A SPIRITUAL INQUIRY WITH ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI:  Saint Francis can walk with us as we discern what is and is not life-giving in the new ‘normal’ around us and what future we will embrace and serve.  Retreat led by facilitator Len Desroches, a peace-keeper and leading authority on the life and teachings of Francis of Assisi. At Galilee Centre, Arnprior,  July 5, 12, 19, 26 (7:30 - 9:00 pm).  Cost: $70.  Info:

SECOND WORLD DAY OF GRANDPARENTS AND ELDERLY:  Pope Francis invites all dioceses and eparchies to celebrate this day together on Sunday, July 24 so that we ensure “no one lives this day in loneliness.”  The Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life has prepared an extensive pastoral and media toolkit to assist local initiatives.  These are made available by the CCCB Office for Family and Life via these links: English Toolkit; French Toolkit.

ENCOUNTER SCHOOL OF MINISTRY - OTTAWA CAMPUS SUMMER INTENSIVE:  In-person July 25 - 28, 6:30 - 9:30 pm at 33 Aurora Crescent, Ottawa (Servants of the Cross backyard) for four days of worship, teaching, prayer, and fellowship.  Optional supper starts at 5:30 pm.  Standard admission: $40.  To register:  For inquiries:

81st ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE OT THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN:  With Bishop Guy Desrochers, July 28 - 30, 7:00 pm & Sunday, July 31 in Cormac, Ontario.   Theme: “History of the Devotion to St. Ann”.  Principal Pilgrimage Mass on Sunday at 11:00 am with Bishop Guy Desrochers.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction at 1:00 pm.  Priests will bless the faithful with St. Ann’s oil.  All welcome!  Info:  Info: 613-628-2020.

2022 CATHOLIC FAMILY RETREAT:  At Sacred Way Farm, 745 Kells Rd., Powassan, Ontario on Saturday, July 30; Sunday, July 31 & Monday, August 1.  Prayer, worship, Adoration, family games, activities and talks. Optional camping on site.  Info & registration:  Presented by Sacred Way Ministries, Holy Name of Jesus Church, North Bay, St. Alphonsus Liguori Church, Callander, & St. Joseph Church, Powassan.

ANNUAL WOJTYLA SUMMER INSTITUTE:  Hosted by Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College, in-person in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, August  4 - 7.  The conference features a keynote address by Fr. Mark Goring, CC, in St. Hedwig’s Parish, which will be free and open to the public, as well as live streamed.  Some accommodations are available.  Space is limited for the in-person conference.  Find more info, and register at  Cost: starting at $250.  Info:

SEVEN-DAY DIRECTED RETREAT:  Retreat in an environment of silence, as part of a praying community discerning the ways of God through prayer.  At Galilee Centre, Arnprior, August 14 - 20.  In-residence $950; Commuter $480 (incl. all meals).  Info: 613-623-4242x21;

8th ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEGA GARAGE SALE - ORLEANS:  Organized by The Daughters of Isabella, paroisse Sainte-Marie, 4831 Innes Road, in the parking lot.  Rent a car space $15 or table $12 each.  Saturday, August 27, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Canteen.  Accepting donations of quality items at the church on Friday, August 26, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Info: Yvette 613-824-4476.

WORLD YOUTH DAY:  Registration for World Youth Day deadline is September 1 for the 2023 event.  Registration forms and a $100 deposit is required.  All this information and more can be found on the WYD page of the Archdiocesan website:  For more info, contact Shavi Perera at 613-738-5025x266 or

WOMEN OF BETHANY CALLED TO HOPE - CATHOLIC WOMEN'S RETREAT:  Talks, Reconciliation, praise and worship, prayer ministry, Mass and Adoration. Homestyle meals included.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the retreat originally planned for May 27-29, 2022 has been deferred to September 23 - 25.  The location at Centre de l'Amour, 220, route 21, Plantagenet, and retreat details remain in place, although registration is not yet open.  Cost: $180.  Info:

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

ST. ISIDORE PARISH RCIA PROGRAM VIA ZOOM:  Offering My Catholic Life! to anyone in the diocese who is interested in attending.  Meetings, beginning October 5, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm via Zoom.  St. Isidore Parish RCIA Program will help connect you with your local parish to become fully initiated in the Catholic Church.  Info:

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023:  More than a year has passed since Pope Francis has officially announced that the 37th World Youth Day will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, August 1 - 6, 2023.  Interested in participating?  Register by completing the form at: Formulaire WYD 2023 - Google Forms.  Further info: Shavi Perera, 613-738-5025 x266.

Updated by James Colynuck dated June 23, 2022