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 JANUARY:  For educators.  We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

Saturdays: 4:30 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am - Zoom available
Wednesdays: 12:15 pm - Rosary 11:30 - 12:00 pm with 1 hour Adoration after Mass


PARISH SURVEY - WE NEED YOUR VOICE:  We need your voice!  We are asking for your thoughts on our vision and future.  Info:

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.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALPHA @HOLY ROSARY Prayer is a huge part of Alpha which discusses the basic foundations of Christianity in an open and welcoming environment.  Holy Rosary is offering this session online.  We have about 18 participants!

REMEMBER THE TIME CAPSULE?:  In June we launched a time capsule to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Holy Rosary as a place of faith, outreach, and inclusion in the community.  We are planning a series of activities this winter to collect and create memorabilia to insert into the time capsule at the close of our anniversary year in June.
A photo shoot after mass where families, individuals, and visitors can pose in front of the Altar and an intrepid parish photographer will take their pictures.  Each participant will later receive a 5X7 print - FREE! - and we will also create smaller prints that will be added to the time capsule.
Please plan to stay a few minutes after mass on the weekend of January 28/29 to have your picture taken.  Parishioners can also submit their own pictures (small size only please) if they prefer.

COFFEE, TEA AND MUFFINS:  If weather permitting will be available after Sunday Mass in the parish hall.  But save the date - Sunday, February 19 for the second Coffee Sunday of the New Year.

INTO THE DEEP MINISTRY SERIES AT HOLY ROSARY:  Once monthly  February 25, March 25, April 29 and May 29.  More information coming soon.

"BY MY SIDE":  Online program starting April 1.  More information coming soon.

MAPLE SYRUP IS BACK:  1 Litre of maple syrup and includes a ticket draw.  Cost $25.  Charity Maple Syrup!  Online Order Form.  Payment can be made by E-transfer:  Arrangements can be made for pickup orders OR Bottles of Maple Syrup are available after weekend masses.

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



ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SEEKING VOLUNTEERS:  St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores need volunteers to help in Ottawa thrift stores (Merivale Rd, Wellington St. W, Blossom Park).  Individuals or parish groups welcome.  Flexible times.  Info: 613-722-7166,


From the Archdiocese


THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JANUARY:  For educators.  We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

MASS SCHEDULE:  If you wish to check your listing, go to the Parish Finder on the website: or to the online Mass schedule at

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION:  If your child was born in 2019, it's time to register them for Kindergarten at the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  More info, 3D tours, registration help available here:  Info: (613) 224-2222.

NATIONAL MARIAN SHRINE VISITATION: January 8 to March 2.  Invitation to visit her this year at Canada's National Marian Shrine.  Info:  Bilingual prayers available - Join in anytime!

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  At St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St., Ottawa, Friday, January 27, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  An evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing.  Theme: Death is Not the Last Word. Speaker: Fr. Francis Donnelly, CC, Encounter School of Ministry - Ottawa Campus Chaplain.  The Prayer and Prophetic Ministry members will be available to pray for you in person.  Online at St. Mary's YouTube channel or  Info: Natalia Lacar 613-728-9811 x720;

ANNUAL LASAGNA DINNER:  At St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd., Saturday, January 28, 6:00 pm.  Tickets are limited and available at the Parish Office.  Take-out option available. Cost: $25 for adults and $15 for children 5 - 12 years of age.  Hosted by the Knights of Columbus.  Info: 613-829-1760;

HEART OF WORSHIP ADORATION EVENING:  Spend time with our Lord in the Eucharist.  Live music, quite time for prayer, confession, social time (with snacks!).  Guest speaker is Matthew Bisson: "Finding our Identity in Christ".  Holy Redeemer, 44 Rothesay, Kanata, Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 pm.  Info:

OTTAWA CATHOLIC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (OCYP):  This new ministry is for professionals under 40 looking to excel in their professional vocation while living out their faith in the workplace!  Join us Thursday, February 2, 7:00 pm at the Royal Oak Pub, 188 Bank St., for an evening of networking and a brief address from Amy Cronin on the topic of “How to change the world one step at a time”.  For more information, visit, find us on Facebook,  or email

FEAST OF THE ENCOUNTER OF OUR LORD (CANDLEMAS):  Byzantine-rite Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Encounter of Our Lord, with polyphonic pieces sung by the Sheptytsky Institute Choir.  The traditional blessing of candles will follow the Liturgy.  All are welcome to join in celebrating this feast. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa, Thursday, February 2, 7:00 pm.  Info:

HEALING MASS:  At St. Augustine parish, Ottawa on Friday, February 3, 7:00 pm (Confessions at 6:00 pm).  Fr. Francis Donnelly will be available for the Sacrament of the Sick at the end of the Mass.  Their will be prayer teams available after Mass.  Hosted by Holy Spirit Healing Clinic and the People of Joy.  Info: 613-523-1377.

CONSECRATED LIFE CELEBRATION:  Mass with Archbishop Damphousse and Auxiliary Bishop Mathieu, s.m. on Saturday, February 4, 9:00 am at St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, 518 Donald Street, Ottawa.  All are welcome!  Mass will be live streamed on the St. Ignatius Parish Facebook page:  Coffee and refreshments after Mass.

VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE:  Dance with band ‘Snap, Crackle, Pop’ - 50's, 60's & 70's Music.  Light lunch to be served.  Hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 6217 at St. Martin de Porres Parish, 3891 Old Richmond Road, Nepean on Saturday, February 4, 7:00 pm.  Tickets at all Masses and at the Parish Office.  Cost: $20 per person.  Info: Parish Office 613-828-6720.

VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT:  Blessed Sacrament Parish, Cornwall is holding a Valentine’s Day Concert on Sunday, February 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the parish hall.  The performers are Ed O'Brien & Marie Cameron, and Kevin Rivette.  Cash bar; refreshments served.  Free will offering of $10/person suggested.  Info: 613-932-2996.

I AM HUNGRY FEASTING FAST:  Oftentimes fasting gets a bad rap.  And the feelings associated include thoughts like, ‘No way.  Too hard. I don’t have it in me.’ That’s what we thought too.  We want to introduce to you over the season of Lent that we can feast on His Word and guarantee that our niblings, cravings, binges can be satisfied far more than those sugary treats or salty chips.  Join us this Lent for the Feast!  Let's walk together through this checkpoint on our discipleship path.  Info nights: February 13 or February 15, 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  Online program runs Wednesdays in Lent, 7:30 - 9:00 pm beginning Wednesday, February 22.  Free.  Hosted by Servants of the Cross.  Info: or

PRAISE & WORSHIP 2023:  At St. Francis de Sales Parish, 434 Second Street West, Cornwall.  Third Thursday of the month, January 19, February 16, & March 16, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (doors open at 6:45pm).  All are welcome.  Info: 613-932-0756.

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE SHARE LENT WORKSHOP:  In person or by Zoom.  Learn what you can do about mining injustice here & abroad.  New theme: Create Hope: Stand For the Land.  At Holy Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St., Satruary, February 18, 8:30 am registration & refreshments to 1:00 pm.  No cost, but registration is required.  Hosted by Ottawa-Cornwall Archdiocesan D&P Council.  Info: or 613 738-9644, extension 224.

VIRTUAL COME AND SEE:  The Community Servants of the Cross is hosting a VIRTUAL Come and See for young single women who are discerning the consecrated life.  It will be a time to discover your vocation and a time to connect with our Community.  From Thursday night - Saturday night, February 23 - 25.  Registration by Thursday, February 16.  Contact Sr. Michael Penelope Nguyen, SC: 613-729-8710;  “Come and See”, and let the Lord speak to your heart.

LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY:  Back in person on March 4, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto.  This year’s theme: “EMPOWERED TO STAND” - “Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.” (1Corinthians 16:13).  Keynote speakers are Renewal Ministries’ Ralph Martin and Chris Stefanick.  They will be joined by Renewal Ministries’ Peter Herbeck, Rachel Herbeck, and Angèle Regnier.  More info:

‘BY MY SIDE’ - A VIRTUAL PROGRAM OF SPIRTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND HEALING FOR SEPARATED AND DIVOCED CATHOLICS:  This non-profit ministry will assist separated and divorced Catholic women to reconnect and build on their faith.  Six-week sessions for women begin Saturday, April 15, 9:00 - 11:00 am.  Offered virtually over Zoom.  All registrants will receive a private link to join prior to their first session.  The 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.  Info & registration:,, or Mary-Jane Manley at 613-294-1308.  Cost: $40 to help cover resources and promotion.

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.  Registration form.

Updated by James Colynuck dated January 26, 2023