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

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Holy Rosary Parish News

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR DECEMBER:  Volunteer Not-for-Profit Organizations.  We pray that volunteer non-profit organizations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.

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


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 (Permanent Deacon Mathew N. Mathew).

QMHR PARISH OUTREACH COUMMUNITY LUNCH:  The luncheon is now held on the last Friday of each month from 11:00 - 1:00 pm.  Free clothing will be available.  This will allow the group to support the Parkdale Food Centre for any overflow.

MAPLE SYRUP IS BACK:  1 Litre of maple syrup and includes a ticket draw.  Cost $25.  Charity Maple Syrup!  Online Order Form.  Available after Sunday Mass for pickup.

SHOE BOXES ON THEIR WAY!  Our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are destined for Ukraine, Gambia, Philippines, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Senegal, among other countries.  These shoeboxes filled with small toys and hygiene items for some of the poorest in the world.  The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world.  Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.  Thank you to everyone that participated!

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 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:  Many of our neighbours live with food insecurity.  Your donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, etc. may be left in the box at the church entrance.  They will be placed in the emergency food pantry at the PFC.
You may also deliver perishable items (dairy, meat, produce) directly to the community fridge at the 30 Rosemount Ave location.  Thank you for your generosity.


Employment & Volunteer Opportunities


PASTORAL AND FINANCE COUNCIL AT 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 Deacon Mathew, or any Council members, or leave a message at 613-728-4935 or




From the Archdiocese


THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR DECEMBER:  Volunteer Not-for-Profit Organizations.  We pray that volunteer non-profit organizations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.

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.

UKRAINE - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE:  Development and Peace - Caritas Canada is supporting this pastoral letter, in which the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada are appealing to Canadians’ renewed generosity so that the people of Ukraine have basic necessities such as heat for their homes this winter.

OTTAWA CATHOLIC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (OCYP) EVENT:  This new ministry is for professionals under 40 looking to excel in their professional vocation while living out their faith in the workplace.  Join the first Executive Panel Event on Thursday, December 1, 7:00 pm at St. Theresa’s parish hall, 95 Somerset St. W.  The topic will be “What does it mean to be a Catholic Professional?”  An opportunity to network with peers and seasoned professionals and make connections from across the city.  Info: visit, Facebook or email

HEALING MASS:  Fr. Francis Donnelly will be the celebrant giving the sacrament of the sick.  Prayer teams will be available after Mass.  St. Augustine parish, 1060 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, Friday, December 2.  Confession 6:00 pm, Mass 7:00 pm.  Hosted by People of Joy prayer group and the Holy Spirit Healing Clinic.  Info: 613-523-1377.

CHRISTMAS MARY'S WAY OF THE CROSS - VIA ZOOM:  Pre-Christmas Songs starting December 2, 6:30 pm followed by Mary’s Way of the Cross with guest Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI.  Sponsored by the Annual Pilgrimages to Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, Our Lady of the Cape, and Fall Pilgrimage to St-Joseph’s Oratory.  Info: Zoom Link.

ST. ANDREW'S CELIDH:  The Knights of Columbus 485 will be holding their annual St. Andrew’s Ceilidh on Saturday., December 3, 6:00 - 11:00 pm.  Come and enjoy fiddle concert featuring Anna Ludlow, pipes and drums of the Sons of Scotland, haggis, stew and lots of dancing.  Tickets are available in Basilica Gift Shop or at:  Proceeds go to Coats for Kids.  At Saint Patrick Basilica.  Cost: $48.76, children under 12 free.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  Held in support of the Heron Emergency Food Centre.  Participants: Ottawa Catholic School Board Chamber Choir, Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Choir, Ottawa Wind Ensemble and Soloist Lindsey Sikora.  Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Sunday, December 4, 3:00 pm.  Voluntary donation.  Info: 613-733-9028.

DIVINE LITURGY FOR THE FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS:  Byzantine-rite Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Nicholas, with polyphonic pieces sung by the Sheptytsky Institute choir.  All are welcome.  St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Cres., Ottawa, December 6, 7:00 pm.  Donations to CNEWA for humanitarian aid to Ukraine will be accepted.  Hosted by The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute for Eastern Christian Studies.  Info:

ADVENT TALK OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION PARISH:  To help us prepare to celebrate the Mystery of the Incarnation, Father Geoff Kerslake is offering a talk on the prayers we use at Mass on Christmas December 6, 7:30 pm.  At Our Lady of the Visitation Parish (in the Church itself), 5338 Bank St.  Info:; 613-822-2197.

MICHAELANGELO'S SISTINE CHAPEL EXHIBITION:  This globally successful exhibition is an innovative and unique interpretation of Michelangelo’s timeless masterpiece.  At Ottawa EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr., December 7 - January 22.  Info & further details:

CURSILLO GRAND ULTREYA:  Mass, short talks, followed by fellowship & refreshments.  Bring a friend and enjoy some Cursillo hospitality.  Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 pm.  Hosted by Ottawa Catholic Cursillo Movement.  Info:

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY:  The titular feast of Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa, and principal patron the of Ecclesiastical Province of Ottawa-Cornwall [Hearst-Moosonee, Pembroke, Timmins].  Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral December 8, 5:00 pm.  All are welcome!

RORATE MASS OF ADVENT:  At St. Clement Parish, 528 Old St. Patrick St., Saturday, December 10, 6:30 am.  This morning candlelight Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary reminds us that we are "watchers of the dawn", waiting in the hope of Christ's coming.  Info: 613-565-9656.

ST. JOE'S SUPPER TABLE CHRISTMAS PARTY FUNDRAISER:  Ticket price includes a three-course meal (with a glass of wine), live music, silent auction, mini-Christmas fair, plus one or two surprises!  Deadline for tickets: Saturday, December 3.  At St. Joe's Parish Hall, 174 Wilbrod St., Ottawa on December 10, 7:00 pm.  Cost: $70 full price, $50 concession.  Info:

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL BASILICA:  The Choirs of Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica present their annual Christmas Choral Celebration on Sunday, December 11, 2:30 pm.  The concert will feature the Cathedral’s titular organist, Jennifer Loveless, and is directed by Michel Guimont.  All are welcome.  Admission by freewill offering.  Info:

ADVENT “GAUDETE” LESSONS AND CAROLS:  Presented by the Choirs of Saint Patrick's Basilica on Gaudete Sunday, December 11, 3:00 pm in the Basilica.  Prepare for Christmas with an hour of music and reflection, including congregational singing, instrumental music, and choral offerings.  Freewill donation in support of Kelly Funeral Home's "Toiletries and Community Impact Drive" supporting the Shepherds of Good Hope.  All are welcome.  Info: 613-233-1125.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SING ALONG:  At St. Francis de Sales parish, 434 Second St. W., Cornwall on Thursday, December 15, 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  All welcome.  Info: 613-932-0756.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: INTROSPECCIÓN:  With classical guitarist Christopher Matthew & international renowned artist Hermelindo Ruiz.  Christopher and Hermelindo will play solo guitar music by Canadian and Puerto Rican composers, as wells as some guitar duos.  Come and enjoy this unique musical experience!  Hosted by Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave., Saturday, December 17, 2:00 pm.  Admission by voluntary donation at the door.  Info: 613-722-7661.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  Pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, beans & fruit.  Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, December 18, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Adults $10.  Children 12 & under eat free.  Hosted by Knights of Columbus, Council 13701.  Info: 613-523-6805.

OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY WINTER SEMESTER 2023:  Moved to an online format for winter 2023.  The two 5-week sessions will run from January 9 to February 6, and February 13 to March 20.  Special offer: register a friend for free (restrictions apply).  Please check the website for course descriptions:

CURSILLO MOVEMENT:  Cursillo Women’s Weekend April 27 - 30.  Info:

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023:  The 37th World Youth Day will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, July 27 to August 7, 2023.  Registration form.

Updated by James Colynuck dated December 1, 2022