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 OCTOBER:  That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary "spring" in the Church.

COFFEE SUNDAYSunday Oct 20th after mass in the parish hall.  Please mark it on your calendars.  Come and join our parish.

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays: October 27, and November 24
You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

NEXT LECTIO DIVINA:  Our next Lectio Divina and Eucharistic adoration will be on Thursday, Oct 31st at 7:00 pm.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour.  Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 3, 2019 than the day before.  There will be more light in the morning.

COFFEE SUNDAY:  Every 3rd Sunday of each month after Mass.

LECTIO DIVINA AND ADORATION:  The Holy Rosary prayer group invites all parishioners for Lectio Divina and Eucharistic Adoration on every last Sunday of the month 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  This will complement our weekly prayer gatherings on Thursday nights.  All parishioners are welcome.  For more information, please contact Brian Hess or Deacon Mathew.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  Pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox and share God's love with a child overseas in Central America and Africa.  Holy Rosary’s target is 25 boxes this year.  The boxes will be here soon.  Small school items, T-shirts, underwear, hygiene products and letters or drawings from Canada are welcome.  NO candy or liquids!  For more information, please contact the Parish Office by email or phone.

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!

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 Fr Dan or Deacon Mathew to learn more.

OUR MILK BAGS ARE BEING TRANSFORMED!:  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.

BOOK EXCHANGE AT HOLY ROSARY: Lots of interesting books!  Come browse and take books home to read.  Check out the bookshelf inside the church.  You may keep them, return them or pass them on.
“Fill our minds with "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure " -- Phil. 4:8

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

SUNDAY CHOIR LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:  If you love to sing and can carry a tune, come join us at Queen of Most Holy Rosary Parish!  Please email Robin at

ARCHDIOCESE OF GROUARD-MCLENNAN - REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT:  For developing a fundraising campaign to ultimately provide stable, sustainable levels of charitable giving that will fully fund annual operation requirements.  Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. on October 18.  We expect to sign a contract with a consultant by November 15, 2019.  Details:

HOLY CROSS PARISH - FULL TIME PASTORAL ASSISTANT:  Responsibilities include Parish Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, Coordination of Religious Education, Youth Ministry and Outreach to Young Adults.  Application deadline: Oct. 25, 2019.  Further details:  Info:

AVAILABLE - PIANO ACCOMPANIST/MUSIC LEADER:  Experienced, reliable, accomplished pianist; very familiar with liturgical music.  No organ.  To assist in your parish on weekends when your regular Accompanist/Music Leader is away.  Also available for weddings, funerals and other celebrations.  Info: Kathy McGee 613-825-9380;

Diocesan and Community Events

VOTING AS CATHOLICS - 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION GUIDE:  The 2019 Federal Election Guide, prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' (CCCB) Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace and published in the name of the Permanent Council is available here: Voting as Catholics: 2019 Federal Election Guide.

NEW LIFE RETREAT:  Take part in a life-changing, faith-building experience.  Are you looking for more meaning in your life?  Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ?  Are you looking to experience the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?  New Life Retreat, Fri. - Mon., Oct. 18 - 21 at St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St.  Info: 613-224-5723.  Free will offering.  Link

MURDER AT THE GALA:  With Fr. Bill Penney and Fr. Bob Poole.  Fri., Oct. 18 at Our Lady of the Visitation, 5338 Bank St.; cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm; tickets from Marie Trojan (613-769-7570) or Sat., Oct. 19 at St. Philip,  127 Burke St., Richmond; tickets from Brian McSheffrey (613-489-3448).  Cost: $25 per person.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville will host a marriage preparation course on October 18 - 19, 2019.  Info: parish office (

GREEN CHURCHES FORUM - THE GIFT OF WATER:  The next Forum of the Green Churches Network will be held Oct. 19 & 20 at Our Lady of the Cape Shrine (Cap-de-la-Madeleine) in Trois-Rivieres, QC.  Presentations, workshops and prayer will focus on ‘The Gift of Water’ and best environmental practices.  All are invited.  Info & registration:

ST. MAURICE CWL ANNUAL CHURCH BAZAAR:  St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry St., Sat., Oct. 19, 9:00am - 4:00pm.  White Elephant items, books, jewellery, and home décor.  Info: Mary Ellen Yeldon (613-866-4971); Pam Swords (613-220-6279).

RETREAT WITH PRAISE AND WORSHIP:  With Bro. Jagath Nanayakkara, a Catholic speaker from the Community of the Risen Lord (CRL) Sri Lanka at St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., Sat., Oct. 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm & Sun., Oct. 20, 12 noon - 7:00 pm (ending with Sunday Mass).  Light refreshments.  Free.  All are welcome.  Info: 613-883-2191; 613-255-0846;  Hosted by Ottawa Sri Lanka Catholic Prayer Group.

10th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF DIVINE MERCY IN MONTREAL:  From the Dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston.  Sun., Oct. 20.  Mass in the morning; Anointing of the Sick in the afternoon; celebrated by the Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, Bishop Alain Faubert.  Info: Mike Budge 613 224-8110.

ANNUAL HARVEST SUPPER AT OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION:  Enjoy a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings at either of two sittings: 4:30 or 6:00 pm.  Licensed bar.  Building fully accessible.  5338 Bank St., Gloucester, Sun., Oct. 20, 4:30 & 6:00 pm.  Cost: $17 per person, $7 children 7 - 10,  6 & under freeTickets (613-822-2007). Info:

FIDDLE CONCERT & SING-ALONG:  Featuring ‘Sneezy Waters’.  At St. Ignatius Parish, 518 Donald St., Sun., Oct.  20, 7:00 p.m.  Tickets $20 at door.  Info: 613-240-8143.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE MID-POINT RALLY:  Join the rally at the half way point of the campaign.  Guest speaker: Fr. Mark Goring CC.  Location: Queen St. at Bank St., southwest corner, Sun., Oct. 20, 7:00 pm.  Info: 613-299-2515;;

HOLY CROSS PARISH MISSION RETREAT:  At Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd., Oct. 20, 21, 22 & 23, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Preacher: Redemptorist Priest Fr. Eugene O’Reilly.  Allow Jesus Christ through the richness of His Word, to love you into fullness of life, and a deep sense of personal well-being.  Info: 613-731-7834;

EXECUTOR DUTIES SEMINAR:  Learn about an executor’s role and duties with tips on frequently encountered issues.  Offered by Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.  Tues., Oct. 22, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  St. Laurent Chapel, 1200 Ogilvie Rd.  RSVP:; 613-233-1143.

ST. GEORGE PARISH - OKTOBERFEST:  Enjoy “The best fresh made sausages and buns in Ottawa”.  Homemade potato salad, apple crisp & ice cream.  415 Piccadilly Ave. N., Oct. 25, 5:30 - 9:00pm.  Adults $17; $8 for children under 12.  Info:

FALLFEST:  For all high school students.  Fun food and worship music.  Reflection by Fr. Mark Goring CC.  The event is free.  Samuel Genest High School, 704 Carsons Road, Fri., Oct. 25, 6:15 - 9:00 pm.  Hosted by Annunciation of the Lord Parish.  Info & registration at

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship on Oct. 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Theme: “Consumed by His Love".  The speaker, Pierre O’Reilly is the Executive Director of NET Ministries of Canada.  Held every 4th Friday of the month at St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St.  Info: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720); (

LEGION OF MARY RETREAT:  The theme “Mary, Mother of Mercy” will be presented by Fr. Alan McDonald, C.C.  It begins Friday October 25 at 7:30 p.m. and concludes after lunch on Sunday.  The cost is $235.  To register, please call Angela at 613-829-0230.

ASSUMPTION PARISH GARAGE SALE:  Many items for sale; all proceeds go to the parish.  Basement Hall, 320 Olmstead St., Vanier, Sat., Oct. 26, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Info: 613-7468503;

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  To pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa.  Mass followed by a reception.  Everyone is welcome Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 289 Spencer St., Sat., Oct. 26, 9:00 am.  Sponsored by Pro-life Doctors.  Info: 613-831-2515;

ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANNUAL FALL RUMMAGE SALE:  Great buys including family fashions, home goods, jewellery, toys, tech, Christmas trimmings, books and more.  All at bargain prices.  Proceeds used to help needy of the parish area.  1060 Baseline Rd., Baseline at Merivale, Sat., Oct. 26, 10 am - 12 noon.  Info: Betty Roy

CWL DESERT AND BRIDGE SOCIAL:  Parish Hall of Immaculate Heart of MaryChurch, 1758 Alta Vista Dr., Oct. 26, 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm.  Cost: $15 per person.  Info: 613-521-7971.

HOLY NAME OF MARY PARISH & CWL FALL TEA & BAZAAR, ALMONTE:  Almonte Civitan Hall, Sat., Oct. 26, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  An afternoon of shopping and homemade crafts & treats in the country.  All welcome.  Info:

LADIES NIGHT OUT PRESENTED BY ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD CWL:  Talk by Sindy Hooper, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 6 years ago.  She lives every day to the fullest, Making Every Moment Count, #MEMC.  Wine, water or soda and appetizers.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend.  Door prizes, gift gift baskets and a 50/50 draw.  All proceeds to the Youville Centre.  2414 Ogilvie Rd., Oct. 26, 6 - 9pm.  Cost: $10.  Info: 613-806-3242;

HEALING SERVICE AT HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH:  Healing service at Holy Redeemer given by Rev. Fr. Sam Samuel VC, Director, Divine Retreat Centre Toronto.  At 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, on Sat., Oct. 26, 6:45 - 9:00 pm.  Info: Cassie (647-965-5102);

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES HOSTING TORONTO'S TON BEAU STRING QUARTET:  Family friendly evening of music.  Sat., Oct. 26, 7:15 pm.  Artist’s reception follows. Tickets at Masses or parish office.  Cost: family $50; adults $25; seniors $20; students/children $10.  Proceeds to church furnace fund.  Info: 613-828-6720.

UNVEILING ALZHEIMER'S:  An Alzheimer’s overview - the early signs, diagnosis, communication, and support for patient and caregiver.  Robin Hull, Education & Support Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Society will present The Dementia Friendly Community and be available to answer questions at Holy Spirit Parish Hall, 1489 Shea Rd, Stittsville, Oct. 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Refreshments available.  Info: 613-836-8881.  Hosted by Holy Spirit Pastoral Care Team.

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

ALPHA AT HOLY CROSS PARISH:  Each session has food, a talk, and space to discuss and ask questions. 685 Walkley Rd., Tues., 10:00 a.m., Oct. 29 - Dec. 3, 2019.  Free will offering.  Registration & info:; 613-731-7834.

HEART OF WORSHIP AT HOLY REDEEMER:  An evening of praise and worship, silent adoration, confessions and fellowship.  Speaker: Fr. Richard Lorenz on the five ways proposed by St. Thomas Aquinas to arrive at belief in God.  44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, Tues., Oct. 29, 7 - 9pm.  Info: 613-836-1764.

ARICHBISHOP'S CHARITY DINNER:  At the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd., Wed., Oct. 30; cocktails 6 - 7pm.  The beneficiaries this year are The Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation and Solidarité Jeunesse.  Info: Development Office:

CATHOLICS IN A MEDIA HURRICANE - BROADCASTER & JOURNALIST:  Building confidence in Catholic guidance to answer political and cultural issues.  Ninth session.  See website for past/ upcoming discussions:  St. Patrick Basilica Scavi, Kent at Nepean St., Wed., Oct. 30, 7:00pm.  No cost.  Please email to plan chairs, cookies, coffee.  Info: (

ALL SAINTS DAY PARTY:  Carnival games- prizes-hotdogs-candy- play area for 0-3yr olds St. Mary’s Church Ottawa, Oct. 31,  6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Cost: Box/bag of candy.  Hosted by St. Mary’s Children’s Ministry.  In the hall downstairs at St. Mary’s.  Info:

CWL CRAFT FAIR:  Craft tables featuring Christmas decorations, jewelry, children's clothing and toys and handmade specialty items.  Stay for lunch and enjoy home made soups, sandwiches, squares.  Free parking and admission.  The Good Shepherd Church, 3092 Innes Rd., Sat., Nov. 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Info: Andrea Chippa, 613-841-454.

ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS' 400th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH:  St. Marguerite Bourgeoys: Daring to Dream a New World into Being by Kathleen Deignan CND.  Sat., Nov. 2, 9:15am - 12:30pm at Saint Paul University, Rm L120, 233 Main St.  RSVP by Oct. 18: Clara Nasello (; Nina Glinski cnd (613-875-3303).  Free.

MEN'S SEXUALITY - LOOKING AT THE TABOO ISSUES:  A safe space for Catholic men to get some freedom with the more problematic sexual issues.  Spiritual directors are welcome.  Waupoos Family Farm, 2050 Rideau Rd., Gloucester, Sat., Nov. 2, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.  Registration: $10.  Info:

ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CRAFT FAIR:  This annual fundraiser event takes place Sat., Nov. 2, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. at All Saints CHS, 5115 Kanata Ave.  Over 150 tables of handcrafted articles for sale.  Café; supervised Kids Corner.  Admission fee: $2.  Funds generated support the many Christmas Food and Gift Hampers that are distributed to struggling families in the region, and the Grandmothers of Africa project.  Info: 613-271-4254;

DR. JÉRÔME LEJEUNE - A WITNESS TO FAITH AND REASON:  An exposition on the life and exemplary witness of the Servant of God, Jérôme Lejeune.  Guest speakers: Dr. Mark Basik, FRCSC, and Dr. Ombretta Salvucci.  In the school auditorium, 2821 St. Stephen's St. (Pinecrest & Hwy 417), Sat., Nov. 2, 4:00 - 5:30 pm.  Free will offering.  Info:;

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND:  Follow the footsteps of Jesus.  November 6 - 15, 2019.  Accompanied by Fr. Lukose Kochupurackal CMF.  Cost: $3299 (per person/double occupancy) includes taxes, tips and other related fees.  Info: Fr. Lukose (613-731-7834); (

CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR MEN:  Rejuvenate your spiritual life.  Spend three days away immersed in discussion, prayer, laughter and song with new friends.  A Cursillo weekend is a short course in Christian living.  It provides an understanding of basic Christian truths while increasing our desire to journey with Christ.  Nov. 7 - 10.  At Maison Notre Dame de-la-Providence, Orleans.  Cost: $280.  Info:

MARRIAGE PREPARATION AT HOLY REDEEMER PARISH:  For engaged couples on Fri., Nov. 8, 7 - 10pm & Sat., Nov. 9, 10am - 6pm.  Cost: $100; includes course book and Saturday lunch.  Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata.  Info:; 613-836-1764.

BOOK LAUNCH:  A four-volume series, ‘Words for Life’ by Rosemary O’Toole, CSJ. Inspired by the writings of a Jesuit priest of 17th Century, Jean-Pierre Medaille, S.J. Today his spirituality still lights up a way of Love.  St. John the Apostle Parish Hall, 2340 Baseline Rd., Sat., Nov. 9, 1:30 - 4:30 pm.  All are welcome.  Cost of books: $60 (set of four books).  Info: Rosemary O’Toole, CSJ (

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:  Join Fr. John Likozar CC from Annunciation of the Lord Parish, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Nov. 14 - 26.  Total cost from Ottawa: $4500.  Register by June 14, 2019 save $100/person.  Info: Miki (1-877-840-0855x222); ( or Fr John Likozar (

DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE:  At Resurrection of Our Lord, Saunderson Drive, Nov. 16, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm.  Keynote speaker: Fr. Chris Alar, MIC.  Mass with Archbishop Prendergast, SJ.  Online registration: $35.  Ticket information:

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.

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 October 17, 2019