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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR NOVEMBER:  That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

VETEREN'S WEEK - HONOUR THOSE WHO SERVED AT HOLY ROSARY:  For National Veterans Week - Don’t forget your photos of family members who served our country for a special display in the parish hall.  We will have a moment of silence on Sunday, Nov 11th after mass followed by light refreshments.  We hope to have a live feed of services at National Cenotaph.  Please place a note with the photos with the names of those who served as a way to honour them.  Also, we will have our own Holy Rosary veterans bring up the gifts on Nov 11th.

PRAYER MINISTRY:  .Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays November 11 and December 9.  You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD - THE SHOEBOXES We will be distributing the shoeboxes this week to interested parishioners. Please fill them with non-perishable items for needy children overseas. Small toys, t-shirts, school supplies, etc. for a boy or girl and your prayers would be most appreciated. We ask for the $10 shipping costs upfront. We will collect them back at the parish Nov 12-18th and deliver them to Samaritans Purse.  More details next week.

COMPANIONS OF THE CROSS CALENDAR:  Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC will be selling calendars after all masses at Holy Rosary Parish November 17-18; $10 cash or cheque made out to ‘Companions of the Cross’ (memo: calendar).

SHARING OF THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCES - NOV 18:  Experience the Holy Land!  Deacon Mathew will be sharing his photos and having an informal discussion on his trip to the Holy Land.  Join us for Coffee Sunday on Sunday, November 18th in the Parish hall after mass.  Light refreshments to be served.

REMINDER - OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILDFor the next two weekends, we will be collecting the shoeboxes and the $10 shipping fee for this project. Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on project that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes packed by Canadians.  It is one way to remind children suffering as a result of war, poverty, famine, disease, and disaster that they are loved and not forgotten.  This is the third year of our participation.  Thank you to everyone – let’s hit our mark of 25 boxes!  Final Collection Date - Sunday, November 18th.

A PARISHIONER'S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CHALLENGE A parishioner is offering a matching donation of up to $1,000 for all Capital Campaign donations received by November 20th.  Please help us! As you know, 100% of all donations to Holy Rosary’s Capital Campaign go towards much needed renovations. The Capital Campaign funds are exempt from the 13% diocesan tax. Blue Capital Campaign envelopes are at the back of the church or clearly mark it on an envelope in the collection plate.

ARCHBISHOP VISIT IN DECEMBER 1ST/2ND WEEKENDOn December 1st / 2nd weekend, the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, is planning a visit to Holy Rosary.  More to follow.

HOLY ROSARY CHOIR - NEXT STEPS BROADWAY?:  Holy Rosary Sunday Choir had a small pop up performance in late October at the Gladstone Theatre production, “This Flight Tonight: Songs of Joni Mitchell”, created by Bear & Co.  While our choir might not be destined for Broadway (this year!), we are extremely proud of them and our Choir Director Robin Guy who was part of the theatre team.

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.

PARISH OUTREACH:  October to June.  3rd Sunday of each month.

PARKDALE FOOD CENTRE - YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK:  Our local Parkdale Food Centre is in need!  Wondering what to put in the food bank basket?  Good food from this list promotes a healthier diet for our neighbours in need.  Donate foods that you eat, and food you would feed your family.  Examples: Canned Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Sardines), Canned Legumes (Chickpeas, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, Lentils), Canned Tomatoes & Pasta Sauce, Peanut Butter, Pasta, Healthy Cereal, Oats, Flour, Barley, Rice, and Dried Beans/Lentils.

Volunteer  and Community Events

CHRISTMAS KETTLE CAMPAIGNFrom 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.  Link

Diocesan and Community Events

ST. AUGUSTINE'S PARISH BREAKFAST:  Hosted by The Knights of Columbus after the 9:00 am & 10:30 am Masses on Sun., Nov. 11, 1060 Baseline Rd.  A good-will offering (suggested min $5) collected at the door, with proceeds to charities. Info:  All are welcome.

LIVING THROUGH LOSS: WHAT GRIEF IS...AND ISN'T:  A fireside chat with Ian Henderson, Certified Grief Educator.  Bring your own lunch.  St John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., Tues., Nov. 13, 12:00 noon.  Cost: $10.  Hosted by St John Bereavement Group.  Info: Mary Ellen (613-224-0030).


CHERSTERTON ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE:  Meet the headmaster and teachers at Ottawa's only independent Catholic high school.  415 Piccadilly Ave. North (St. George's parish), Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.  The school includes a fully Catholic classical curriculum and daily Mass.  Sept. 2019 includes Grades 9-11.  Info: 613-518-8117.

CELEBRATION HONOURING SISTER ELIZABETH (BETTY) ANN KINSELLA:  AYouville Centre, 150 Mann Ave. on Thurs., Nov. 15, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Guests invited to make a donation and/or write a message on the ‘Memory Wall’ in Kinsella Hall.  RSVP: 613-231-5150 x104;

ST. CLEMENT PARISH MISSION - GOD'S ASTONISHING REVERSALS:  By Fr. Sean Kopczynski, Missionary of St. John the Baptist (MSJB).  Begins with Sunday Masses Nov. 11, and continues the evenings of Mon., Nov. 12 - Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.  St. Clement Parish at St. Anne's Church, 528 Old St. Patrick St.  Info: 613-565-9656;

FATHER FRENCH LIBRARY BI-ANNUAL BOOKSALE:  Alongside the Knights of Columbus Olde Tyme Christmas Market at Saint Patrick’s Basilica.  In the Scavi, Fri. – Sun., Nov. 16-18.  Info:

UNBOUND DVD CONFERENCE If you feel stuck in your spiritual walk and are looking to experience the Father's blessing in a deeper way, the Unbound deliverance model will be presented via DVD teachings at St. George Parish on Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Register by November 10th at  Cost: $10 registration fee payable on the day of the conference.  Snack and coffee will be provided.  Please bring a bagged lunch.

ST. AUGHUSTINE PARISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND TEA:  Crafts, unique gifts, baking, silent auction, tea ($5) and live music.  Free admission and parking.  Proceeds to support purchase of new hymnals from the CCCB for the parish.  St. Augustine's Parish Hall, 1060 Baseline Rd. (at Merivale), Sat., Nov. 17, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Info: Parish Office 613-225-7388 or

ST. PATRICK BASILICA OLDE-TYME CHRISTMAS MARKET:  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Christmas crafts and goods; Christmas baking, cakes and cookies; Dave's famous spaghetti sauce; bi-annual book sale; St. Patrick's Gift Shop plus a Market Cafe. 3-day eatery events, tickets at the door. Saint Patrick Basilica, 220 Kent St., Fri., Nov. 16, 12:00-6:00 pm, Sat., Nov. 17, 8:30 am-6:00pm, Sun., Nov. 18, 8:30 am-2:00 pm.  Info: Harold Marcotte (613-744-7764); parish office (

ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD CWL BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE:  Tourtieres, baked goods, crafts, new-to-you, jewelry, silent auction, tea room. Lots of parking. 2414 Ogilvie Rd., Gloucester.  Sat., Nov. 17, 9am - 2pm.  Info: 613-749-7653.

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN - WHERE DO I FIT? DISCERNING YOUR GIFTS:  Presented by Heather MacPhail, Ph.D; MSW-RSW.  St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd.  Sat., Nov. 17, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Cost: $20.  Opt. lunch, Summerhay's Bar & Grill.  Info/to register: Karen 613-806-0377;;

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  Pilgrimage of prayer to pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa.  Before 9am Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession and Rosary starting at 8 am.  Divine Infant Parish, 6658 Bilberry Drive, Orleans.  Sat., Nov. 17.  Sponsored by Pro-life Doctors.  Info:; 613-831-2515.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, STITTSVILLE:  Includes door prizes, homemade Christmas baking, various vendors, crafts, gift baskets. Homemade soup, chili, desserts at tea room. Holy Spirit Parish , 1489, Shea Rd., Stittsville.  Sat., Nov. 17, 9am - 2pm.  Hosted by the Catholic Women's League.  Info:

ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER AT OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION PARISH:  Complete homemade turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  Take outs available.  Licensed event.  Reservations requested by calling Claudette (613-822-2007).  OLV Banquet Hall, 5338 Bank St., Nov. 18, 4:30 pm & 6 pm.  Cost: $15 pp; 7-10 yrs $7; 6 and under free.  Info:;

‘FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING’ SERIES AT ST. THERESA PARISH:  Presents Roberto Brenes, Knights of Columbus Fraternal Councillor who will talk about recent changes to rules for executors of Ontario estates, the importance of how heirs are identified in your will, and life insurance.  Sun., Nov 18, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  All are welcome.  95 Somerset St. West.  Info: 613-235-5119;

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St., Fri., Nov. 23, 7-9 pm.  Worship - Encountering Heaven.  Speaker: Michael Sarich. 4th Friday of every month for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship.  Info: Natalia Lacar (613- 728-9811 x720); (

MEN'S BREAKFAST AT ST. AUGUSTINE:  Speaker: Michel Macdonald, executive director of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) on ‘From Rock & Roll to the Rock.’  1060 Baseline (east of Merivale), Sat., Nov. 24, 8am.  $5 for eggs & beans breakfast. Enter through east door.  Confirm: or by calling Denis at (613-228-7646).

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE AT RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD PARISH:  Christmas craft/bake sale, tables rentals $15.  Nov 24, 1:30-6:30 & Nov.25, 8:30-1:00Call Vi (613-733-3063) to reserve your table.

SINGING FROM THE HEART:  Join in the singing of some favorite hymns along with solo performances led by musician Joanne Parenteau on Sat., Nov. 24, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, 1489 Shea Rd., Stittsville.  Free will offering welcomed in support of Holy Spirit Youth Ministry.  Info:

HEALING MASS:  Including the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, and at the end of Mass, the opportunity for individual prayers.  Everyone is welcome. St. Monica, 2080 Merivale Road, Tues. Nov 27.  Info: 613-727-1067 (221).

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  Speaker: Fr. Yves Marchildon, CC. Theme: Restore My Church. Worship Team: Warren Scherr. M.C.: Chris Currie. Prayer teams will be available. Reception will follow. St. Mary's Church, 100 Young St., Fri., Nov. 28, 7-9 pm.  Info:

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TURKEY DINNER AT ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE PARISH:  2340 Baseline Rd., Sat., Dec. 1, cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 6:30pm.  Cost: $20 adults; $12 children 12 and under; $50 for a family with children 12 and under.  Tickets: at the Parish Office, 613-829-1760, or Jamie Burnett, 613-224-8081,  Hosted by The Knights of Columbus.

LUMINESCENCE CONCERT:  The Schola Cantorum Cathedral choir will present a Choral Celebration on Sun., Dec. 2, 3 pm at Notre Dame Cathedral.  Works from Elgar, Tavener, Gjello, Whitacre Esenvalds and Rheinberger are featured.  Free will offering.  Info 613-241-7496.

EUROPEAN UNION CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  To celebrate the holidays in European style, the European Commission delegation and the Diplomatic Missions of the Member States of the European Union invite you to attend a Christmas Concert featuring European Christmas Carols and Songs.  The concert will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral on Fri., Dec. 7, 7 pm.  Doors open at 6:30.  Admission is by free will offering.  Info 613-241-7496.

ADVENT ROSARY MISSION 2018:  Fr. Christopher Eggleton, O.P., Dominican Promoter General of the Rosary, Santa Sabina, Rome.  Blessed Sacrament Parish, Dec. 7, 7:15 - 9:15 p.m. & Dec. 8, 9:00 a.m. - noon & 7:15-9:15 pmFree parking at Corpus Christi School.  Info:  Free will offering.

HANDEL'S MESSIAH:  The North Grenville Concert Choir with members of Ottawa’s Divertimento Orchestra proudly present Handel’s MESSIAH!  St. James Anglican Church Kemptville, Dec. 8, 2pm & 7:30pm and Woodroffe United Church, Dec. 9, 3:00 p.m.  Cost: $20.  Info:

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019: Are you 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:

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 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.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND:  Official Pilgrimage of the Commissariat of the Holy Land in Canada, with Spiritual Leader, Father Guylain Prince, OFM.  Round-trip flight (Montreal - Zurich - Tel Aviv), all overnights in 3* and/or 4*hotels, all breakfasts & dinners, transport by air-conditioned coach, all entrance fees as per itinerary & all taxes.  March 17-30, 2019.  Price per person double occupancy: $4,700.  Info:; 613-737-6972 or 514-271-1230 (Boreal Tours),

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;

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 -

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 November 9, 2018