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 DECEMBER:
That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may
find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of
the present time.
ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST'S LETTER FOR ADVENT:
Now available on our website at
CARLTON TAVERN CHRISTMAS
DINNER DONATIONS: Holy Rosary will be collecting
Donations of Small Gift Items (not wrapped) & Baked Goods for this Christmas
Dinner. We will be accepting gifts until Friday, December
21st; baked goods will be accepted until Sunday, December 23rd.
Thank you for helping us support others again this Christmas!
**There will be No Eucharistic Adoration on
Wednesday, December 26th.**
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TOONIE & LOONIE BOXES:
Getting close… You can bring your Toonie and Loonie boxes for our Capital
Campaign that you took home to fill with change. Complete the label on
the bottom of the box and return it to help support our much-needed church
and rectory renovations. Tax receipts for 2018 will be issued.
100% of all donations to the Capital Campaign are exempt from the 13%
Diocesan Admin. Tax until December 31st.
PRAYER MINISTRY: .Prayer Teams will be here to
serve you on the following Sundays. January 13, February 10,
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:
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 &
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!
STAMPS FOR THE POOR:
Please save the stamps from your Christmas cards and drop them in the jar at
the back of the church. We donate these stamps to the Redemptorist
Fathers and they are used to provide meals for the poor. We collect
all year but this is the season when people receive the most mail.
Thanks for your support.
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.
HOLY ROSARY PRAYER GROUP: September
to June. Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
COFFEE SUNDAY: October to
June. 3rd Sunday of each month after Mass.
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.
CHRISTMAS KETTLE CAMPAIGN:
From November 22 to
December 24 The Salvation Army are looking for volunteers to assist
them with "ringing the bells at the kettles". They are dedicated to
serving those in need across our country and could not do it without the
countless volunteers who assist them. Funds raised go to help the most
vulnerable right here in our own community of Ottawa. Anyone
interested can contact Brady Lacroix, Kettle Project Coordinator at (613)
241-1573 ext 503.
PARISH, KANATA IS LOOKING TO HIRE A FULL-TIME OFFICE MANAGER:
Complete details of the position, and how to
apply, can be found on the parish website:
application s is: December 15 2018.
ARICHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN - DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATION:
permanent position (37½ hrs. /wk.). A recent Canadian Criminal Records
check is a requirement. Full job description available here:
C.V. with three professional references to Hélène Le Dorze, Human Resources
Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. Mon., Dec. 17. No phone calls
please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be
CENTRE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - FULL-TIME POSITION:
compassionate, pro-life person. Must have management skills,
experience and computer skills. $15.00 per hour. Send C.V. to Sr Rita
Lacelle, 030 - 2742 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, ON K1C 1G5 or
FULL-TIME MANAGER OF ST. JOE'S SUPPER TABLE:
The St. Joe’s Supper Table, the community meal program of St. Joseph’s
Parish, is hiring a full-time Manager. Involves volunteer
coordination, meal planning and budget management skills.
Remuneration: $40,000 per year plus benefits. Info:
Christopher Adam (firstname.lastname@example.org);
ARCHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA - FAMILY & YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICER - ENGLISH PASTORAL
assist in the strategic planning and ongoing operations of the Family and
Youth Ministry Office. Full-time position (37½ hrs/week). A
recent Canadian Criminal Records check is required. Send C.V. with 3
professional references to Ms. Hélène Le Dorze, Human Resources Officer (email@example.com).
Deadline to apply:
5:00 p.m., Jan. 4. No phone calls. We thank all applicants for
their interest; only those candidates selected for an interview will be
BASIL'S PARISH LOOKING FOR A MUSIC DIRECTOR:
in January, 2019. Part-time, paid assignment.
Responsibilities include: conduct choir for Sunday 11:00 a.m. Mass;
weekly rehearsals; choose the music for both Saturday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday
11:00 a.m Masses. Knowledge of the Roman Catholic liturgy, willingness
to develop that knowledge as needed, and experience with choral conducting
required. Send résumé to: St. Basil's Parish, 940 Rex Ave., Ottawa, ON
Info: office 613-729-5149;
Diocesan and Community Events
SINGING FROM THE HEART OF ADVENT:
Join in the singing of
some favorite hymns along with solo performances led by musician Joanne
Parenteau on Sat., Dec. 15, 7:00-8:30
pm at Holy Spirit Parish, 1489 Shea Rd., Stittsville. A free will
offering is welcomed in support of Holy Spirit Parish Youth Ministry.
A series of evening
Masses (Christmas Novena) in anticipation of the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ; a tradition in the Philippines. Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320
Olmstead St., Dec. 15- 23, 7:00 pm
(except Dec. 16 & 23 at 12:00 Noon).
Adoration, praise &
worship and Advent reflection by Fr. Rob Arsenault. Light refreshments
to follow in the parish hall. All are welcome. Annunciation
of the Lord parish,
Dec. 16, 7:30-9:00pm. Info:
VESPERS - WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR? AN
EVEING ADVENT SERVICE :
With Sisters of
Queenship of Mary, 3rd Sunday of Advent,
Dec. 16, 7:00 pm at St. Augustine
Church, 1060 Baseline Rd at Merivale. Advent is the time for beautiful
evening liturgies, light, waiting, anticipation, expectation (note: incense
will be used). Info:
The Ottawa Police Choir
will present a Christmas Concert on
Sun., Dec. 16, 2:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd.
Enjoy classic religious music both traditional and contemporary. All
are welcome. A reception will follow. Free will offering.
Info: 613-731-7834 or
PETER'S PARISH CHRISTMAS NOVENA - SIMBANG GABI:
A Catholic tradition
celebrated across the world and a source of spiritual nourishment to prepare
for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. 9 days of Masses,
Dec. 16 - 24, 6:00 p.m. with Holy
Hour Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, Confessions, Rosary and followed
by Mass at 7:00 p.m. St. Peter
Church, 1640 Heatherington Rd. All
are invited. Info. 613-733-1553 or
SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS Enter
more deeply into the Advent season with an evening of Advent Lessons &
Carols. This service of scripture and music will feature the choirs of
Coram Deo, St. George's School and Chesterton Academy. St. George's
Church, 415 Piccadilly Ave. North,
Sun., Dec. 16, 6:30 pm.
Followed by desserts and refreshments in the Hall. All are welcome.
CATHEDRAL'S CHRISTMAS CONCERT:
The choirs of
Notre Dame Cathedral will present a Choral Celebration on
Sun., Dec. 16, 2:30 pm. Young and old, friends and family, all
come together to sing our joy at welcoming Jesus into our world. Free will
offering. Followed by a reception in the parish hall. Info:
CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD CHRISTMAS CONCERT:
The OCSB Children's,
Boys' and Chamber Choirs and guests, present their annual Christmas Concert,
"Rejoice" on Mon., Dec. 17, 7:00 p.m.
at St. Basil's Church, (north of Maitland off the 417).
Free parking. Refreshments. Tickets: $15, available at the
OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:
All night vigil of
Eucharistic Adoration (including 33 rosaries).
St. Patrick's Basilica,
Fri., Dec. 21, 8:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Info: Naomi Visser 613-421-3023.
Praise and worship,
shared silence, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a spiritual talk.
Monthly, every third Friday at St. Augustine Parish, 1060 Baseline Rd (at
Merivale), Fri., Dec. 21, 7:00 pm.
Priests will be available for
confessions, preparing for Christmas.
YEAR'S EVE DANCE AT ST. PATRICK'S FALLOWFIELD:
Hosted by the Knights of
Columbus on Dec. 31 at 15 Steeple
Hill Crescent. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for appetizers and cash bar;
cold cuts and cheese at 7:30 p.m.; light hot buffet at 10:00 p.m. DJ from
Quality Entertainment. Cost: $35 per person. Tickets: Parish
Office (613-591-1135); Pierre Chartier (613-599-6589); (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NAVTIVITY SCENE EXHIBIT AT THE PARISH OF SAINT FRANÇOIS D'ASSISE:
Nativity scenes from around the world, from a private collection owned by
Mr. Jean Cloutier, a member of the parish, in the church’s museum
until Sun., Jan. 6.
Open during Mass hours, Tues. - Sat., 11:00 a.m. and Sun., 10:30 a.m. & 5:00
p.m., at 20 Fairmont Ave. Info:
Gilles Leclerc (email@example.com,
613-798-0264) or the parish office (613-728-1983).
OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Classes open to all. Registration for winter
term, Mon., Jan. 7, 7:00 p.m. at
Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. Once weekly classes on
topics such as our current spiritual crisis, Christian art, world
Christianity, and more. Info:
DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE - THEOLOGY COURSESE:
Interest courses in Theology,
January 7 - April 17, 2019.
Fundamental Moral Theology, Mon., 1:30-4:20pm, Professor: Didier
Caenepeel, O.P. Theological Anthropology, Tues., 8:30-11:20am, Professor:
Aurélie Caldwell. An
Introduction to the Study of the Pentateuch, Wed., 8:30-11:20am, Professor:
Gilbert Munana, O.P. The Mystery of
God II, Thurs., 8:30-11:20am, Professor: Aurélie Caldwell.
MOTHER'S CRY”: A THREE HALF-DAY MARIAN RETREAT:
Mass, Adoration, holy
rosary, reconciliation, spiritual talks, praise and worship.
Speakers: Fr. Matthew Chojna, Fr. Hezuk Shroff and Angelina & Dennis
Gerard. Music provided by Queenship of Mary. Cost: $15.
St Peter Celestine Parish, 139 Renfrew St.,
Pakenham, Wed., Jan. 9, 10 &11, at
Info: Shannon McGruer
AT ST. MONICA PARISH:
Parish Hall, 2080 Merivale Rd.,
Thurs., Jan 17 - Mar 28, 6:30 - 8:45
Discussion and prayer
based on Johnnette Benkovic's (EWTN) Foundational Course on what it means to
be a Catholic woman today. Video presentations, Scripture, the
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Church documents, saints and scholars and
small group discussion. 12-week course.
St Patrick's Basilica, Conference Rm., Scavi.
Info meeting: Thurs., Jan. 10,
9:30am. Group begins:
Thurs., Jan. 17, 9:30-11:30am.
Cost: $60 for materials; financial assistance available.
Facilitator: Mimi Wilson.
All women welcome. Info:
DON BOSCO GALA 2019:
Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Ottawa! On
Sat., Jan. 19, join Bob Rice,
Catholic speaker, musician, and author at St. Patrick’s Catholic High
School. Choose from the following events. Missionary Approach to Youth
Ministry training, 1:00-4:30 pm for high school and adult volunteers.
Don Bosco Supper, 5:30-7:00 pm, open to all. Don Bosco Award Gala and
Dance, 7:00-11:00pm, open to all. Tickets range from $20 - $50.
Tickets and info at
Contact: Sophia (firstname.lastname@example.org);
(613-738-5025 ext. 222).
YOUTH DAY 2019:
between the ages of 16-35 and would like to learn more about your faith
while on an international pilgrimage? Consider coming to World Youth Day
2019 with the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Panama, Jan 19
- 29, 2019.
Cost: approx. $3400. Info:
MARY PARISH MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE 2019:
Tuesday evenings, 7:15-9:15 pm, starting
January 22, 2019 (7 weekly
meetings, finishing on March 26). St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St.,
Ottawa. Cost: $125. For more information and registration,
please contact Howie and Véronique Fohr (613-523-5188).
TUESDAYS WITH DINNER:
Alpha is a series of
interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each
session looks at a different question and is designed to create
conversation. There's no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it's
just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life's big
questions together. Downstairs
Parish Hall, 100 Young St,
6:28 pm each Tuesday, beginning Jan. 22.
Come & See info session:
7:15 pm, Jan 15. Refreshments.
PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND CENTRAL ITALY:
With Fr. Bernard Messier, CC. May
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); (email@example.com).
"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
or 613-728-9811 x734. Come and discover the charisms the Lord has
PILGRIMAGE OT MEXICO:
Travel and discover the historic and holy
sites of Mexico.
Feb. 27 - Mar. 5 2019.
With Rev. Fr. Podlasz, SDS of Divine Infant Parish. Info:
www.divineinfant.on.ca. Travel arrangements by International Heritage Tours.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND:
Official Pilgrimage of the Commissariat of the Holy Land in Canada,
March 17-30, 2019 with Spiritual Leader, Father Guylain Prince,
OFM. Cost: $4,700 per person for double occupancy. Info:
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.
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-May 12, 2019.
Cost: $3,735 (dbl occ). Hosted
by Violette Doummar with Fr. Tim Nelligan as
NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT 2019 IN
OTTAWA: On May 4, join Catholics from around the world
participating via webcast. Learn
to evangelize our parishes, families, and communities.
PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND CENTRAL ITALY:
With Fr. Bernard Messier, CC. May
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
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.
First nine Wednesdays of 2019 at
9:00 am, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb.
6, 13, 20, 27.
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;
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.
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 -
PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU:
9-day journey to experience the Oberammergau
Passion Play and Catholic Central Europe. Cost: $4189/person + airfare
from Ottawa June 12 2020 - June 20
2020. CAD $4,189, plus airfare. Info
†Updated by James Colynuck dated December 14, 2018