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
INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR MARCH:
That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that
they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.
PRAYER MINISTRY: Prayer teams will be available on
ALL Sundays of Lent following the 10 a.m. Mass ( i.e. March
10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 and 14 -Palm Sunday). These confidential
prayers for your personal intentions remind us: “Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. ” Psalm
STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Held in the church and led by
every Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Come console our Lord by meditating on his Sorrowful Passion in the company
of Our Lady of Sorrows.
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.
OUR MILK BAGS ARE BEING TRANSFORMED!: The
CWL sent a thank you note to the parish for our recent collection of milk
bags (the printed ones that enclose the three 1L bags). They are being
woven into mattresses and shipped overseas to those in need. Over 700
mattresses were made in Ottawa area last year. Remember - we collect
clean folded milk bags, eyeglasses, pop tabs and used postage stamps and
place them in the boxes located in the church entrance hallway.
STAMPS FOR THE POOR:
You 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 -
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.
PARISH HEALTH AND WELLNESS COORDINATOR - ST.
On a temporary contract basis
($25/hour) to coordinate workshops on healthy ageing, caregiver support and
palliative care. Deadline for applicants: March 26, 2019.
Start Date: April 3, 2019. To apply, contact Christopher Adam, Parish
Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit:
EMPLOYMENT AT WAUPOOS FAMILY FARM:
hardworking youth looking for summer employment. Positions include:
Lifeguard, Program Supervisor, Counsellor & Volunteer Coordinator,
Maintenance and Animal Care.
Submit resume & cover letter. Application deadline:
April 10. Info: (http://bit.ly/Waupoos19staff);
Diocesan and Community Events
ARCHBISHOP'S LETTER FOR LENT 2019:
brothers and sisters in Christ, This Lent, I invite you to focus on family
prayer. It will strengthen your home life, promote personal holiness,
and advance world peace.
NOTHING - PARISH MISSION IN LENT:
With Fr. Gerald E. Murray,
JCD of Holy Family Parish, New York.,NY.
What it means to live the faith is neither
obvious to say, nor easy to put into practice. On the basis of
Cardinal Robert Sarah's bestselling book "God or Nothing", Fr Murray will
give four talks to help us understand better where we as believing
Christians are today, and were we need to be.
St. George's Church, 415 Piccadilly
Thurs., Mar. 21, 7:00 pm - Sun., Mar. 24,
OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY AT ST. MARY'S PARISH:
An evening of praise,
prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship
on Mar. 22, 7 - 9 pm at 100 Young
St. Theme: “Slow ... Lent”. Speaker: Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC, General
Superior. Held every 4th Friday of the month.
Info: Natalia Lacar 613-728-9811x720;
MEN'S BREAKFAST AT ST' AUGUSTINE PARISH:
Michael Dopp. Talk entitled "Responding to the Call to Evangelization. " 1060 Baseline(at
Sat., Mar. 23, 8:00 am.
Enter through east door of the church.
Confirm by calling Denis
LENTEN MORNING OF REFLECTIONS:
Mary's Way of the Cross,
presentation by Deacon James Scheer, Spiritual Director of Our Lady of the
Victory Presidium of the Legion of Mary, Saint Patrick Basilica, and a
living rosary. At Our Lady of the Visitation, 5338 Bank St.,
Mar. 23, 9:00am - 12:00pm.
All ladies are welcome to attend.
Free; registration requested (Nancy Grimshaw
St. Elizabeth Parish,
1303 Leaside Ave., Sat., Mar. 23,
10:00 am. Sponsored
by Pro-life Doctors.
Preceding the Mass at 9:00 am, there will be Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary
and Confession. Info:
LENTEN RETREAT - A WILDERNESS ADVENTURE:
With games, crafts,
songs, scavenger hunt, nut/dairy free snacks and more. Each child
receives a ‘survival’ back pack with Lenten activities to take home
St. Mary’s Church Hall, 100 Young St.,
23, 1:00 - 4:30 pm.
LENTEN MISSION AT BLESSED SACRAMENT:
Witness to Hope.
On ‘Hope in the Face of Adversity’, ‘Hope
and Perseverance’, ‘Hope and Failure’, and ‘Hope and the Mystery of God’s
Grace’. Facilitated by Fr. Timothy P.V. Nelligan.
March 23 & 24, 6:30 - 9:00
THE “CULTURE OF ENCOUNTER,” AND CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING: At
Resurrection Parish, 1940 Saunderson Drive,
Sun., Mar. 24, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Light lunch provided.
Register or plan a similar workshop in your parish: Tara (email@example.com);
(613-738-9644 x 224).
LAND PILGRIMAGE INFO MEETING:
Join Fr. John Likozar
CC, in a ‘Journey through the Holy Land, in the Footsteps of Jesus and
Mary’, Nov. 14-26, 2019. Total cost/person sharing rooms: $4500.
Info meeting, Sun., Mar. 24, 1:00 pm, at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, 2414
Ogilvie Rd. Info: Miki (1877-840-0855 x222,
firstname.lastname@example.org); Fr. John
PASTORAL PERSPECTIVES ON END OF LIFE ISSUES:
Free seminar at Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville,
Sun., Mar. 24, 1 - 4 pm.
All are welcome. Info:
FRY AT ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE PARISH:
St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd.,
Sun., Mar. 24, 5:00 pm.
Fish, fries, baked beans, coleslaw,
rolls and dessert.
Tickets: $18 for adults; $10 for children 12
and under. Hosted by the Knights
of Columbus. Info: Jamie Burnett
DIVINE LITURGY (HOLY EUCHARIST) FOR THE
FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION:
the Byzantine Rite, sung in English according to traditional melodies, and
featuring selected works of Archangelsky, Stetsenko and Hurko. All are
welcome. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine,
Mar. 25, 7 pm.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE, NOVENA OF MASSES:
pray for the closure of the Bank Street abortion facility and the conversion
of the workers. Divine
Infant Parish, 6658 Billberry Drive, Orleans,
Mon., Mar. 25, 7:00 pm; Tues., Mar.
26, 9:00 am; Wed., Mar. 27, 7:00 pm; Thurs., Mar. 28, 7:00 pm; Fri., Mar.
29, 6:30 pm; Sat., Mar. 30, 9:00 am; Sun., Mar. 31, 6:30 pm; Mon., Apr. 1,
9:00 am; Tues., Apr. 2, 9:00 am.
DIALOGUE CIRCLE FOR RENEWED RELATIONS:
and Healing Celebration. Through
prayer, meditation, music and symbolic action, we focus on reconciliation
and healing what is broken in our relationships with one another and
creation. This celebration will flow from and build on what was
experienced in the gathering on March 19. St.
Joseph Parish, 151 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa,
26, 7 - 8:30 pm.
HEART OF WORSHIP AT HOLY REDEEMER:
includes short spiritual talk by Fr. Lawrence Hyginus CC on "Finding Hope in
the midst of challenges and crises in the Church", praise and worship music,
silent adoration, confession, food and fellowship.
Tues., Mar. 26, 7 - 9 pm at
Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata.
LENTEN MISSION AT ST. ISIDORE PARISH:
Fr. Lester Mendonsa, Chancellor to the Military Ordinariate of Canada,
March 26, 27 & 28 at 7:00 pm.
Reflections, confessions, and Eucharistic Adoration. Theme: ‘Lord, to
whom shall we go, you have the words of eternal life.’
Saint Isidore Parish,
1135 March Rd., Kanata.
ACCESSING THE CHURCH - THE EXPERIENCE FOR THE DEAF:
A glimpse for both
hearing and Deaf people on the experience of the Deaf person accessing the
sacraments. Holy Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St.,
Thurs., Mar. 28, 7 pm.
Info: Maureen Cerroni cell/text
12 DAY COMPREHENSIVE
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR TOUR BEGINS SEPT. 9:
An immersion into the
culture and daily life of this province at an easy pace. Info meeting
at Our Lady of the Visitation, 5338 Bank St.,
Thurs., Mar. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Info: Fr. Bill Penney (613-822-2197).
20 spots available.
MARYVALE ACADEMY SCHOOL-DAY OPEN HOUSES:
call the principal to register for part or all of the day 613-321-2186, ext.
2. Thurs., Mar. 28, and Tues.,
Apr. 9, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Maryvale Academy, 2191 Benjamin Avenue, 2nd Floor.
THE STORM: BUILING THE POPE FRANCIS VILLAGE" DOCUMENTARY SCREENING:
journey that follows poor coastal communities in the Philippines who lost
everything to Typhoon Haiyan. Find out how local organizations
supported by Development and Peace
worked 550 families to transform a piece of land into new homes, a new
community, and new lives. Assumption
Parish Hall, 321 Cody Ave., Vanier,
Mar. 29, 6:30 pm.
faith-building experience. Are you looking for more meaning in your
life? Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus
Christ? Fri. - Mon., Mar. 29,
30, 31 & Apr. 1 at St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St. Free
will offering. Info &
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
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.
CONFERENCE: FAITH & FREEDOM IN AN AGE OF POLITICIAL CORRECTNESS:
Christian authors and
journalists will present a variety of workshops aimed at helping those who
want to improve their written communication skills, for their vision to
share their faith. Ottawa Cardus,
45 Rideau St., 7th Floor,
April 6, 8:15 am - 4:15 pm.
Cost: $60, includes lunch.
Sponsored by Ottawa Christian Writers'
EWTN MEDIA MISSIONARY GATHERING IN
COLLABORATION WITH SISTER†HOOD:
Adoration, Confession, Mass, lunch and an
afternoon talk and fellowship at St. George parish, 415 Piccadilly Avenue N.
on Sat., Apr. 6, 10 am. No
cost; free giveaways. All
welcome. Info/RSVP by Tues., Apr. 2: Sarah Escobar, Regional Marketing
Manager of Canada (email@example.com);
‘SHARE THE JOURNEY’ WALK IN SOLIDARITY WITH FORCED MIGRANTS:
walk in solidarity with 68.5 million forced migrants around the world,
organized by Development and Peace, ending with Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral
with Archbishop Prendergast SJ and Archbishop Durocher.
Sat., April 6, 2019.
firstname.lastname@example.org; 613-738-9644 x224.
LENTEN MUSICAL REFLECTION:
Stabat Mater presented by Deo Gratias Ensemble and Choristers at St.
Augustine Church, 1060 Baseline Rd.,
Sun., Apr. 7, 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Deo Gratias Ensemble and
MARYVALE ACADEMY SCHOOL-DAY OPEN HOUSE:
call the principal to register for part or all of the day (613-321-2186,
ext. 2). Tues., Apr. 9, 8:30 am -
3:00 pm. Maryvale Academy,
2191 Benjamin Avenue, 2nd Floor.
LENT - LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION:
All women and men are
invited. Led by Fr. Allan MacDonald, General Superior of the Companions of
the Cross. Sat., Apr. 13, 8:00
am - 2:30 pm.
Mass at 8:30 am; individual confessions; 3
talks; lunch provided. Cost $15.
At The Good Shepherd, 3092 Innes Rd.
Info & tickets: Marilyn Olsen (email@example.com).
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.
Rekindle the Gift of Life…Fulfill God's
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.
family rate $12.50/person for 4 or more tickets. Info:
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. ,
30 to May 12, 2019.
Cost: $3,735 (dbl occ). Hosted
by Violette Doummar with Fr. Tim Nelligan as
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION WEEKEND RETREAT:
out of your daily life and focus on the spiritual journey. Denis
Paquette explores the meaning and need for faith. "Fortify Your Life:
Dive into Faith". Register by Mar. 30. Galilee
- May 5. Cost: $250/$210.
DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS OF THANKSGIVING:
For couples in the Archdiocese of Ottawa who
are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 or more years of marriage
in 2019. Deadline to register: Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
Info and online registration for the Mass on May 5
at Notre Dame Cathedral is available at
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); (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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;
PILGRMAGE TO GERMANY & THE
OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY: May 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 -
RECITAL WITH FRÉDÉRIC
music from Beethoven, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. St. Joseph Parish,
Orléans, 2757 Blvd. St-Joseph,
May 31, 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $30; $15 youth.
All proceeds to the parish fundraising
campaign. Sponsored by Le Choeur
d'Orléans. Info: St-Joseph
Parish (613-824-2472); (www.eventbrite.ca).
THE BIG GIVE 2019 - A
NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF GENEROSITY: A group of volunteers
who passionately believe that kindness and generosity are an integral part
of the Christian faith. Every year, churches mobilize across the
country to bless their neighbourhoods through a unified day of giving
extravagantly. Churches and ministries welcome to join The Big Give on
June 1, 2019. More info:
the Archdiocese of Ottawa this July
12-14, 2019 at Steubenville Toronto. Dive into the theme "Belong"
at Canada's largest conference for Catholic high school students. If
you are 21 years+ consider applying as a chaperone. Visit
to register and
to learn more. Deadline to register:
NAZARETH FAMILY SUMMER RETREATS:
retreats with daily Mass, children's program and marriage enrichment
conference, recreation and prayer. St.
Gabriel de Brandon, Quebec (1½ hr north of Montreal),
14 - July 20, July 21 - July 27, July 28 - August 3, 2019.
PILGRIMAGE “RETREAT TO HOLY LAND”:
walk in the footsteps of Jesus cannot be described. It can only be
experienced. See the very places where Jesus walked, taught and lived
His earthly life. Spiritual leader: Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC. Info:
Stan & Maria (613-792-4272); (email@example.com).
Holy Land, October 2 - 14, 2019.
CAD$ 4,500, double occupancy.
Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville will host a marriage preparation course on
October 18 - 19, 2019.
Info: parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU INFO MEETING:
October 28 at 1:00 pm at Annunciation of the Lord Parish,
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
Updated by James Colynuck dated March 21, 2019