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

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JANUARY:  May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another.

ONLINE SPECIAL COMMEMORATION FOR THE SOUL OF DAVID LORENTE, British Home Children Canada Founder on Sunday, January 24.  Queen of Most Holy Rosary is the site of the former St. George's Receiving Home from 1898 - 1935.  Mr. Lorente had a personal connection to the parish as a British Home Child descendant.  His passion to share the contributions and family histories started a Canadian movement.    Info:  Contact us at (613) 728-4935 or
Online Mass attendence form.



NEW HEALTH MEASURES AND WEEKEND MASSES:  As a result of the new Health Measures our Sunday Masses will be Online Zoom only.
Unless things change, the present schedule for our Online Zoom Masses is as follows:
   10:00 am Sunday, January 24 (Special Online commemoration of David Lorente)
   10:00 am Sunday, January 31
Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still lifted due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

CONFESSIONS ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING HEARD IN THE CONFESSIONAL:  To make an appointment with Fr Dan and to hear your confession, please send your request to: Email:

PARISH SUPPORT - WE STILL NEED YOU:  Although the parish is closed for in person attendance, we still need your support for the parish to improve services, adapt to new ways to serve and of course, pay our bills.  2021 envelopes have all been distributed, either through pick up or delivery by volunteers.  We thank you for your continued support of our parish and its community works.  Some important points:
...Please note your envelope number as it may have changed. – Write your name, current address and phone number on the first couple of envelopes.
...If your number has changed, please do not use the old envelopes or number.
...If you did not receive new envelopes, and would like some, please contact the parish office.
Even in a time of electronic payments, or virtual masses, we hope the envelope box will help you determine your weekly/monthly contributions.
As a reminder, the e-transfer address is  You can also mail a cheque to 1153 Wellington Street, K1Y 2Y9.  Thank you for your support of Holy Rosary Parish!

FOUNDER OF THE BRITISH HOME CHILDREN DAVID LORENTE:  It is with great sadness that we tell you about the death of David Lorente of natural causes on January 5, 2021 at the age of 92.  He was the Founder of the British Home Children Association and a close supporter of Holy Rosary’s efforts to preserve our history.  Church historian Catherine Barrett said he was a wonderful person and so passionate about the British Home Children legacy.  A mass will be held online at Holy Rosary, Sunday, January 24th.  Please pray for David and his family.

OUR PARISH WILL BE 75 YEARS IN 2022:  In 2022, Holy Rosary will celebrate its 75th Anniversary.  75 years old or 75 years young depending on how you look at the number.  At the August meeting of the Parish Council, we were discussing our Parish Plan for the future.  It’s our collective future so you will be hearing more about this.  We want your ideas and thoughts for the future and ask you to consider our mission and purpose in your prayers.


Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

ACCOUNTANT AND PAYROLL CLERK:  Please see the following link for details on the two full time positions in Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall: Application deadline: January 31, 2021.

POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT:  Interested applicants are invited to forward a cover letter, a current resume, two letters of reference, and a letter of recommendation from their pastor by February 8, 2021 by mail or email: The job posting is available on the website of the Diocesan of Victoria, BC.


From the Archdiocese

THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JANUARY:  May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another.

SUNDAY MASSES ON VIDEO AND THE INTERNET:  Ontario which includes the areas of Ottawa and Cornwall will be in Lockdown (grey) for 28 days therefore all in church masses have been cancelled until it has been lifted.  Online Zoom masses may continue if available.  The Virtual Church list.

PARISHES LIVESTREAMING/RECORDING OF MASSES:  If your parish is regularly livestreaming or recording Masses and you wish to have this info available on our website please let us know at, giving the website location where your livestreaming or taping can be viewed.

RESOURCES FOR 2021 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY:  The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated January 18 to 25 on the theme “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit” (John 15:5-9).  The resources in English and in French can be freely downloaded from the Canadian website for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  The theme and biblical texts for this annual Week Read more.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  At St. Mary’s Parish Ottawa YouTube Channel.  An evening of praise, prophecy, teaching and healing on January 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Theme: "Catch the Fire".  Speaker: Fr. Francis Donnelly CC, Encounter School of Ministry - Ottawa Satellite Campus.  Telephone/Email: Natalia Lacar 613-728-9811 x720; night.worship.ministry@stmarysottawa.caMore info.

ONLINE SPECIAL COMMEMORATION FOR THE SOUL OF DAVID LORENTE, British Home Children Canada Founder on Sunday, January 24.  Queen of Most Holy Rosary is the site of the former St. George's Receiving Home from 1898-1935.  Mr. Lorente had a personal connection to the parish as a British Home Child descendant.  His passion to share the contributions and family histories started a Canadian movement.  Info:; 613-728-4935.

“RACISM IS REAL - BUT WHAT HAS TO DO WITH US?”  St. Basil's Mission and Social Justice Committee will be hosting a free Zoom presentation and discussion with American scholar Howard J. Ross, a lifelong social justice advocate and author, considered one of the world’s experts on racism and cultural bias.  January 24, 2:30 pm.  Please contact the parish Office 613-729-5149 for Zoom information.

VIRTUAL HEART OF WORSHIP AT HOLY REDEEMER PARISH:  Everyone is invited to adore Jesus virtually through praise and worship music and silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Guest speaker, Chris Zettel, will be presenting 7 Hebrew Words of Praise.  January 26, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Join on our facebook page: Info:

MARRIAGE PREPARATION AT ST. MARY'S PARISH:  7 weekly 'online' meetings via Zoom on Wednesday evenings, January  27 - March 24, 7:15 - 9:15 pm.  More info:  Registration: or call 613-523-5188.

eALPHA ON WEDNESDAYS VIA ZOOM:  The Alpha Experience helps prepare us for Eternal Life by using dynamic films and interactive discussions.  Visit:  Starts Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.Hosted by St Mary's Parish.  Info:; 613 728-9811 x701.

GLENGARY ALPHA AT ST. FINNAN'S:  Try Alpha on-line. Explore the basics of Christian faith in a relaxed, friendly, and non-judgmental way.  Alpha is open for everyone and anyone from all walks of life!  Meet and greet on-line, enjoy a short video then participate in small group discussions.  Starting Thursday, January 28, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.  No cost.  Register at or for more info contact Elizabeth 613-527-3209 or

FRATELLI TUTTI: SHARE LENT, SHARE LOVE!  Explore with us Pope Francis’s latest encyclical on fraternal love and how we can put it into concrete action in our lives. Thursday, February 4, 6:30 pm.  Workshop will be interactive and include space for dialogue with Catholics from all over Eastern and Northern Ontario already practicing this work.  Hosted by Development and Peace.  Register in advance: Zoom link.  Info:

ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE CATHOLICICSM VIDEO SERIES:  Join Father Lindsay Harrison via “Zoom” starting February 4 Thursday, 7:00 pm for “CATHOLICISM”, a video series hosted by Bishop Robert Barron.  This acclaimed series explores the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic faith and the importance of sharing it with others.  To register for these free online sessions, click on Info:

CWL DEVELOPMENT DAY ONLINE:  This year, it is a 2-Part Online Session led by Leslie Giddings MEd, OCT, IAF Certified Professional Facilitator.  February 13 & 27, 10:00 - 11:30 am.  There is no cost.  All are welcome!  Registration: Tina McKay: or 613-697-4200.  Info:

ALPHA COURSE ONLINE FROM ST. ISIDORE, KANATA:  Experience Alpha online for men, women and youth on weekday's & weekends starting February 19.  To join us please register online at

‘BY MY SIDE PROGRAM’ FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED CATHOLICS:  A program on of spiritual friendship and healing.   The 6 week sessions begin Saturday, March 27.  Registrants will receive a private Zoom link to join prior to their first session.  The women sessions are 9:00 - 11:00 am.  The men sessions are 12:00 - 2:00 pm.  Further info & registration: or on Facebook at: or contact Mary Jane Manley at 613-294-1308.  The cost is $40.

2021 NATIONAL WEEK OF LIFE AND FAMILY:  Material, prepared by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF), is now available on the CCCB website (  The National Week for Life and the Family will be observed from May 9 - 16, with the theme, “Family, the Domestic Church: A Sign of Hope and Life”.

THE OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE SPRING TRAINING PROGRAM:  Every second year, we bring in community professionals to present on topics of interest and relevance to pastoral care volunteers.  The next 4-week Advanced Course is scheduled to take place on the first 4 Tuesdays of October 2021.  At the present time, we are planning for it to be delivered online;
October 5 - Pastoral Care and Grace: The Power of Being Seen, Heard and Valued, Lisa Boulay
October 12 - Volunteering in the Health Care Setting, Rev. Fritz Clarke
October 19 - A Good Death: Healing Conversations at End of Life, Dr. Elspeth MacEwan
October 26 - Living Well and Staying Connected Spiritually in The Last Journeys of Life, Rev. Hilary Murray. 
For more details and registration information about the 2021 Advanced Course, please see the brochure.

FACEBOOK GROUP - OUR COMMON HOME:  If you subscribe to Facebook, search this private group called Holy Redeemer Kanata- Our Common Home and ask to join.  Created by parishioners at Holy Redeemer Parish, the page is dedicated to responding to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, as inspired by Pope Francis' invitation to all believers and non-believers to Care for our Common Home.  All are welcome.  Further info: Liz Murphy

JOURNEY THROUGH ADVENT - VIDEO SERIES FOR ADVENT 2020:  Includes an introduction to the liturgical Season and reflections on the Gospel readings of each Sunday in Advent.  Each Monday, the link for the upcoming Sunday celebration will be released on the CCCB website.  Video series in English; Video series in French.

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Updated by James Colynuck dated January 22, 2021