Fr Dan Hawkins MSF

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

Call Parish Office at 613-728-4935

Fr. Dan Hawkins by email



Holy Rosary Parish News

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR MAY:  We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

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

PARISH TURNS 75 YEARS YOUNG IN MAY!  Celebrate! The official Parish Anniversary is May 25; however, we are planning to celebrate throughout the year.  This is a parish community celebration!  And that means those who attend the Saturday masses too!  The Parish Anniversary acknowledges those who came before us but more importantly what does the next 75 years look like?
Some activities this year include:
- Special Prayer for the Parish
- May Mass and Special Coffee Sunday – Sunday, May 29
  Garage Sale Wellington St. driveway In support of the Parish by the Outreach Ministry - .Saturday, June 4
- Anniversary Mass and Anniversary Reception with Archbishop Marcel Damphousse Sunday, June 12
- Music!
- Parish Photo 75th Anniversary Book
- Re-Opening of our Rectory House
- Parish History and Its Future Booklet
- Possibly A Parish Video
- And more


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 COUNCILSAT 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


TEMPORARY FIELD WORKER, NOTRE-DAME CEMETARY Link to job description:  Send a cover letter and resume indicating your name and the position title in the subject line of your email to  Application deadline is May 22.

NIPISSING-PERRY SOUND CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD CHAPLAINCY LEADER:  Further info:  Questions:  Deadline to apply: Tuesday., May 31.

2022 CANADA SUMMER JOB PROGRAM - SHENG SHEN PARISH:  Recruiting 3 summer workers aged 15-30 to help in planning the Pastoral Centre's administrative and community services.  At Sheng Shen Parish, 1187 Michael Street N., Ottawa.  8 weeks, June - August 2022.  Info: 613-867-9122 or

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 MAY:  We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

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!

WALK OF WONDER:  Experience this grandeur of God on a reflective walk in nature in preparation for Laudato Si’ Week.  At Kanata Old Quarry Trail (meet in parking lot), Monday, May 16, 6:45 - 8:00 pm.  Free.  Hosted by Holy Redeemer Parish Care for Creation.  Info:

‘WAITING TO EXHALE: ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE FOR THE EARTH’S LUNGS’ WEBINAR:  The Amazon, the Congo Basin, and the Boreal Forest are often described as the planet’s lungs.  Rigobert Minani SJ, Laura Vicuña Pereira Manso, CF, Ron Thiessen and Stephanie Thorassie will speak about the challenges that these regions and their people faceTuesday, May 17, 12:00 - 1:30 pm.  Info: Canadian Jesuits International

THE OFFICE FOR EVANGELIZATION AND CATHECHESIS - WEBINAR SERIES For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.  Keynote speakers include His Eminence Gérald Cyprian Cardinal Lacroix, Dr. Moira McQueen, Mr. David Dayler, and Sister Chantal Desmarais, SCSM.  Three-part series.  May 18, May 25 & June 1, 1:00 - 2:30 pm  Info:;

JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY (SPIRITUAL GIFT SEMINAR):  Discover your God-given gifts (charisms) for service and ministry.  Sign up for a face-to-face interactive workshop at St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., Ottawa on Friday, May 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm & Saturday, May 21, 9:45am - 4:00 pm.  Lunch provided.  Register at  Free will offering.  Info: 613 224-5723.

MASS FOR HEALING AND RECONCILIATION:  Pray for healing and reconciliation with our indigenous brothers and sisters.  Kateri Native Ministries will be providing the music, and giving a short presentation.  Saint Isidore Parish, Kanata, Saturday, May 21, 4:00 pm.  Info:

LAUDATO SI’ WEEK:  Unite with Pope Francis and the global Catholic community to listen to the cry of the earth and cry of the poor, celebrate progress and reflect on our responsibilities to continue on the path to care for our common home.  Online, May 22 - 29.  Free.  Hosted by Laudato Si Movement & Vatican Dicastery for the promotion of Human Integral Development.  Info:

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION EVENING AT ST. ISIDORE, KANATA:  An evening of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration with music, song, and silence.  Saint Isidore Parish, Kanata, Thursday, May 26, 7:00 pm.  Info:  Parish:

POSTPONED - WOMEN OF BETHANY: CALLED TO HOPE - CATHOLIC WOMEN'S TRETREAT:  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the retreat originally planned for May 27 - 29 has been deferred to September 23 - 25, 2022.  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:

BLESSED SACRAMENT PARISH AT THE GREAT GLEBE GARAGE SALE:  Items will be sold from the Parish Hall; please feel free to come and support.  Located at 194 Fourth Ave, May 28, 2022. Info: 613-232-4891.

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY FATHERFRANCES FOR THE 56th WORLD COMMUNICATION DAY - MAY 29:  On the theme: "Listening with the ear of the heart." Link to the message (released January 24, 2022).

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF CATHOLIC PHYSICIANS AND SOCIETIES:  For Catholic physicians, medical residents, nurses, healthcare professionals, and medical students and those invited to attend the virtual Annual National Conference June 3 - 5 Themes: Joys, Trials and Perseverance.  Info:

UNIFIED CONSCIOUSNESS: ONE MIND, ONE HEART:  Dom Laurence Freeman, director of the World Community of Christian Meditation will talk about the importance of this time to restore our divided world and how the practice of meditation lays the foundation for this by the unifying of mind and heart.  Info and to reserve:  Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, June 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Cost: $25.  Info: 613-820-1267.

CANADIAN PHYSICIANS FOR LIFE BIOETHICS SYMPOSIUM:  An invitation to doctors, lawyers, and medical and law students to the CPL’s Bioethics Symposium on ‘Conscience in Culture & in the Professions’ on June 23 - 26 in Ottawa.  Info:  Deadline: April 1; scholarships available.

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, 8:0 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.

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, 2022.  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

Updated by James Colynuck dated May 16, 2022