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
INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR OCTOBER:
That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary "spring" in the
COFFEE SUNDAY: Sunday Oct 20th
after mass in the parish hall. Please mark it on your calendars.
Come and join our parish.
PRAYER MINISTRY: Prayer Teams will be
here to serve you on the following Sundays: October
27, and November 24
You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal
NEXT LECTIO DIVINA: Our next Lectio Divina
and Eucharistic adoration will be on Thursday, Oct 31st at 7:00 pm.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Sunday,
November 3, 2019, 2:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 3, 2019 than the day
before. There will be more light in the morning.
COFFEE SUNDAY: Every 3rd Sunday of each month
LECTIO DIVINA AND ADORATION: The Holy Rosary
prayer group invites all parishioners for Lectio Divina and Eucharistic
Adoration on every last Sunday of the month 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
This will complement our weekly prayer gatherings on Thursday nights.
All parishioners are welcome. For more information, please contact
Brian Hess or Deacon Mathew.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Pack
an Operation Christmas Child shoebox and share God's love with a child
overseas in Central America and Africa. Holy Rosary’s target is 25
boxes this year. The boxes will be here soon. Small school
items, T-shirts, underwear, hygiene products and letters or drawings from
Canada are welcome. NO candy or liquids!
For more information, please contact the Parish Office by email or phone.
NO BALL TOO SMALL: Looking
for scraps of yarn to use for joining crocheted and knitted squares to
create blankets for the homeless and lap afghans for residents in seniors’
homes who have no family. Place the scraps or small balls of yarn in
one of the baskets on the bottom shelf of the Lending Library Bookshelf.
Thanks in advance!
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 Fr Dan or
Deacon Mathew to learn more.
OUR MILK BAGS ARE BEING TRANSFORMED!: They are being
woven into mattresses and shipped overseas to those in need. Over 700
mattresses were made in Ottawa area last year. Remember - we collect
clean folded milk bags, eyeglasses, pop tabs and used postage stamps and
place them in the boxes located in the church entrance hallway.
BOOK EXCHANGE AT HOLY ROSARY: Lots of interesting
books! Come browse and take books home to read. Check out the
bookshelf inside the church. You may keep them, return them or pass
“Fill our minds with "whatever is true, whatever is noble,
whatever is right, whatever is pure " -- Phil. 4:8
STAMPS FOR THE POOR:
You may have noticed
a container at the entry to the church where we collect stamps
for the Redemptorist Burse. These stamps help provide meals for needy
children and families. We appreciate your donations all year.
PARKDALE FOOD CENTRE:
Please bring your non-perishable food items for the Parkdale Food Centre. Another way to
help consider a personal monthly donation through their website -
neighbours are in need!
Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
SUNDAY CHOIR LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS: If you love to sing and can carry a
tune, come join us at Queen of Most Holy Rosary Parish! Please email
ARCHDIOCESE OF GROUARD-MCLENNAN - REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR
FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT: For developing a fundraising
campaign to ultimately provide stable, sustainable levels of charitable
giving that will fully fund annual operation requirements.
Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. on October 18.
We expect to sign a contract with a consultant by November 15, 2019
CROSS PARISH - FULL TIME PASTORAL ASSISTANT:
Responsibilities include Parish Faith
Formation, Sacramental Preparation, Coordination of Religious Education,
Youth Ministry and Outreach to Young Adults. Application deadline:
Oct. 25, 2019. Further
AVAILABLE - PIANO
accomplished pianist; very familiar with liturgical music. No organ.
To assist in your parish on weekends when your regular Accompanist/Music
Leader is away. Also available for weddings, funerals and other
celebrations. Info: Kathy McGee 613-825-9380;
Diocesan and Community Events
CATHOLICS - 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION GUIDE: The 2019 Federal
Election Guide, prepared by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops'
(CCCB) Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace and published in the name
of the Permanent Council is available here:
Voting as Catholics: 2019 Federal
Take part in a life-changing, faith-building
experience. Are you looking for more meaning in your life? Are
you seeking a personal encounter
with the living Jesus Christ? Are you looking to experience the
Baptism in the Holy Spirit? New Life Retreat,
Fri. - Mon., Oct. 18 - 21 at St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St.
Info: 613-224-5723. Free will
AT THE GALA:
With Fr. Bill Penney and Fr.
Bob Poole. Fri., Oct. 18 at Our Lady of the Visitation, 5338 Bank St.;
cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm; tickets from Marie Trojan (613-769-7570) or
Sat., Oct. 19 at St. Philip,
127 Burke St., Richmond; tickets from
Brian McSheffrey (613-489-3448). Cost:
$25 per person.
Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville will host a marriage preparation course on
October 18 - 19, 2019.
Info: parish office (email@example.com).
CHURCHES FORUM - THE GIFT OF WATER:
The next Forum of the
Green Churches Network will be held Oct. 19 & 20 at Our Lady of the Cape Shrine (Cap-de-la-Madeleine) in
Trois-Rivieres, QC. Presentations, workshops and prayer will focus on
‘The Gift of Water’ and best environmental practices. All are invited.
Info & registration:
ST. MAURICE CWL ANNUAL CHURCH BAZAAR:
St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry St.,
Sat., Oct. 19, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
White Elephant items, books, jewellery, and home décor.
Info: Mary Ellen Yeldon
(613-866-4971); Pam Swords (613-220-6279).
RETREAT WITH PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
With Bro. Jagath
Nanayakkara, a Catholic speaker from the Community of the Risen Lord (CRL)
Sri Lanka at St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., Sat.,
Oct. 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm & Sun., Oct. 20, 12 noon - 7:00 pm (ending with Sunday
Mass). Light refreshments. Free.
All are welcome. Info: 613-883-2191; 613-255-0846;
Ottawa Sri Lanka Catholic Prayer Group.
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF DIVINE MERCY IN MONTREAL:
From the Dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau,
Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston.
Sun., Oct. 20.
Mass in the morning; Anointing of the Sick in the afternoon;
celebrated by the Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, Bishop Alain Faubert.
Info: Mike Budge 613 224-8110.
HARVEST SUPPER AT OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION:
Enjoy a roast beef
dinner with all the trimmings at either of two sittings: 4:30 or 6:00 pm.
Licensed bar. Building fully accessible. 5338 Bank St.,
Oct. 20, 4:30 & 6:00 pm.
Cost: $17 per person, $7 children 7 -
10, 6 & under free.
Tickets (613-822-2007). Info:
FIDDLE CONCERT & SING-ALONG: Featuring
‘Sneezy Waters’. At St. Ignatius
Parish, 518 Donald St., Sun., Oct.
20, 7:00 p.m. Tickets $20 at door.
DAYS FOR LIFE MID-POINT RALLY:
Join the rally at the
half way point of the campaign. Guest speaker: Fr. Mark Goring CC.
Location: Queen St. at Bank St., southwest corner,
Oct. 20, 7:00 pm.
CROSS PARISH MISSION RETREAT:
Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd.,
Oct. 20, 21, 22 & 23, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Preacher: Redemptorist
Priest Fr. Eugene O’Reilly. Allow Jesus Christ through the richness of
His Word, to love you into fullness of life, and a deep sense of personal
well-being. Info: 613-731-7834;
EXECUTOR DUTIES SEMINAR: Learn about an executor’s role
and duties with tips on frequently encountered issues.
Offered by Hulse, Playfair & McGarry.
Tues., Oct. 22, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
St. Laurent Chapel, 1200 Ogilvie Rd.
ST. GEORGE PARISH - OKTOBERFEST:
“The best fresh made sausages and buns in Ottawa”. Homemade potato
salad, apple crisp & ice cream. 415
Piccadilly Ave. N., Oct. 25, 5:30 - 9:00pm.
Adults $17; $8 for children under 12.
all high school students. Fun food and worship music. Reflection
by Fr. Mark Goring CC. The event is free.
Samuel Genest High School, 704 Carsons
Oct. 25, 6:15 - 9:00 pm.
Hosted by Annunciation of the Lord Parish.
Info & registration at
OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:
Join St. Mary’s Parish,
100 Young St., for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and
fellowship on Oct. 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Theme: “Consumed by His Love". The speaker, Pierre O’Reilly is the
Executive Director of NET Ministries of Canada. Held every 4th
Friday of the month at St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St.
Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720); (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LEGION OF MARY RETREAT:
The theme “Mary, Mother of Mercy” will be presented by Fr. Alan McDonald,
C.C. It begins Friday October 25 at 7:30 p.m. and
concludes after lunch on Sunday. The cost is $235. To register,
please call Angela at 613-829-0230.
ASSUMPTION PARISH GARAGE SALE:
items for sale; all proceeds go to the parish. Basement
Hall, 320 Olmstead St., Vanier,
Oct. 26, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:
To pray for the establishment of a
Pro-life Centre in Ottawa. Mass followed by a reception.
Everyone is welcome Annunciation of
the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 289 Spencer St.,
Sat., Oct. 26, 9:00 am.
Sponsored by Pro-life Doctors.
ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANNUAL FALL RUMMAGE SALE:
buys including family fashions, home goods, jewellery, toys, tech, Christmas
trimmings, books and more. All at bargain prices. Proceeds used
to help needy of the parish area. 1060 Baseline Rd., Baseline at
Merivale, Sat., Oct. 26, 10 am - 12
CWL DESERT AND BRIDGE SOCIAL:
Parish Hall of Immaculate Heart of
MaryChurch, 1758 Alta Vista Dr.,
26, 12:45 pm - 3:45 pm.
Cost: $15 per person.
HOLY NAME OF
MARY PARISH & CWL FALL TEA & BAZAAR, ALMONTE:
Almonte Civitan Hall,
Sat., Oct. 26, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
An afternoon of shopping and homemade crafts & treats in the country.
All welcome. Info:
LADIES NIGHT OUT PRESENTED BY ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
Talk by Sindy Hooper, diagnosed with
pancreatic cancer 6 years ago. She lives every day to the fullest,
Making Every Moment Count, #MEMC. Wine, water or soda and appetizers.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend. Door prizes, gift gift
baskets and a 50/50 draw. All proceeds to the Youville Centre. 2414
Ogilvie Rd., Oct. 26, 6 - 9pm.
Cost: $10. Info:
HEALING SERVICE AT HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH:
Healing service at Holy
Redeemer given by Rev. Fr. Sam Samuel VC, Director, Divine Retreat Centre
44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, on
Sat., Oct. 26, 6:45 - 9:00 pm.
Info: Cassie (647-965-5102);
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES HOSTING TORONTO'S TON BEAU STRING QUARTET:
Family friendly evening of music.
Sat., Oct. 26, 7:15 pm.
Artist’s reception follows. Tickets at Masses or parish office.
Cost: family $50; adults $25; seniors
$20; students/children $10. Proceeds to church furnace fund.
An Alzheimer’s overview
- the early signs, diagnosis, communication, and support for patient and
caregiver. Robin Hull, Education & Support Coordinator, Alzheimer’s
Society will present The Dementia Friendly Community and be available to
answer questions at Holy Spirit Parish Hall, 1489 Shea Rd, Stittsville,
Oct. 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
available. Info: 613-836-8881.
Hosted by Holy Spirit Pastoral
PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU INFO MEETING:
October 28 at 1:00 pm at Annunciation of the Lord Parish,
AT HOLY CROSS PARISH:
session has food, a talk, and space to discuss and ask questions. 685
Tues., 10:00 a.m., Oct. 29 - Dec. 3, 2019.
Free will offering.
Registration & info:
HEART OF WORSHIP AT HOLY REDEEMER:
evening of praise and worship, silent adoration, confessions and fellowship.
Speaker: Fr. Richard Lorenz on the five ways proposed by St. Thomas Aquinas
to arrive at belief in God. 44
Rothesay Drive, Kanata, Tues., Oct. 29, 7 - 9pm.
ARICHBISHOP'S CHARITY DINNER: At the
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd.,
Wed., Oct. 30; cocktails 6 - 7pm. The beneficiaries this year
are The Shepherds of Good Hope
Foundation and Solidarité Jeunesse. Info:
Development Office: email@example.com.
CATHOLICS IN A MEDIA HURRICANE - BROADCASTER & JOURNALIST:
Building confidence in
Catholic guidance to answer political and cultural issues. Ninth
session. See website for past/ upcoming discussions:
Patrick Basilica Scavi, Kent at Nepean St.,
Oct. 30, 7:00pm.
No cost. Please email to plan chairs,
cookies, coffee. Info: (GodsArmour4Us@gmail.com).
ALL SAINTS DAY PARTY:
games- prizes-hotdogs-candy- play area for 0-3yr olds
St. Mary’s Church Ottawa,
31, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Cost: Box/bag of candy.
Hosted by St. Mary’s Children’s Ministry.
In the hall downstairs at St. Mary’s.
CWL CRAFT FAIR:
tables featuring Christmas decorations, jewelry, children's clothing and
toys and handmade specialty items. Stay
for lunch and enjoy home made soups, sandwiches, squares. Free parking
and admission. The Good Shepherd Church, 3092 Innes Rd.,
Sat., Nov. 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Info: Andrea Chippa, 613-841-454.
ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS' 400th ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH:
Marguerite Bourgeoys: Daring to Dream a New World into Being
by Kathleen Deignan CND. Sat., Nov. 2, 9:15am - 12:30pm at Saint
Paul University, Rm L120, 233 Main St. RSVP by Oct. 18: Clara Nasello (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Nina Glinski cnd (613-875-3303). Free.
MEN'S SEXUALITY - LOOKING AT
THE TABOO ISSUES:
A safe space for Catholic men to
get some freedom with the more problematic sexual issues. Spiritual
directors are welcome. Waupoos Family Farm, 2050 Rideau Rd., Gloucester,
Sat., Nov. 2, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CRAFT FAIR: This
annual fundraiser event takes place
Sat., Nov. 2, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. at All Saints CHS, 5115 Kanata Ave.
Over 150 tables of handcrafted articles for sale. Café; supervised
Kids Corner. Admission fee: $2.
Funds generated support the many Christmas Food and Gift Hampers that are
distributed to struggling families in the region, and the Grandmothers of
Africa project. Info: 613-271-4254;
DR. JÉRÔME LEJEUNE - A WITNESS TO FAITH AND REASON:
exposition on the life and exemplary witness of the Servant of God, Jérôme
Lejeune. Guest speakers: Dr. Mark Basik, FRCSC, and Dr. Ombretta
Salvucci. In the school
auditorium, 2821 St. Stephen's St. (Pinecrest
& Hwy 417),
Sat., Nov. 2, 4:00 - 5:30 pm.
Free will offering.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND:
Follow the footsteps of
Jesus. November 6 - 15,
2019. Accompanied by Fr. Lukose Kochupurackal CMF.
Cost: $3299 (per person/double occupancy) includes taxes, tips and other
related fees. Info: Fr. Lukose (613-731-7834); (email@example.com).
CURSILLO WEEKEND FOR MEN:
spiritual life. Spend three days away immersed in discussion, prayer,
laughter and song with new friends. A Cursillo weekend is a short
course in Christian living. It
provides an understanding of basic Christian truths while increasing our
desire to journey with Christ.
Nov. 7 - 10. At Maison
Notre Dame de-la-Providence, Orleans.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION AT HOLY REDEEMER PARISH:
For engaged couples on
Fri., Nov. 8,
7 - 10pm
& Sat., Nov. 9, 10am - 6pm.
Cost: $100; includes course book and Saturday lunch. Holy Redeemer
Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata.
A four-volume series,
‘Words for Life’ by Rosemary O’Toole, CSJ. Inspired by the writings of a
Jesuit priest of 17th Century, Jean-Pierre Medaille, S.J. Today
his spirituality still lights up a way of Love.
St. John the Apostle Parish Hall, 2340
Baseline Rd., Sat., Nov. 9, 1:30 -
All are welcome. Cost of books: $60 (set
of four books). Info: Rosemary
O’Toole, CSJ (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join Fr. John Likozar CC
from Annunciation of the Lord Parish, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land,
Nov. 14 - 26. Total cost from Ottawa: $4500. Register by June
14, 2019 save $100/person. Info: Miki (1-877-840-0855x222); (email@example.com)
or Fr John Likozar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE:
At Resurrection of Our Lord, Saunderson Drive,
Nov. 16, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm. Keynote speaker: Fr. Chris Alar,
MIC. Mass with Archbishop
Prendergast, SJ. Online
registration: $35. Ticket
PILGRMAGE TO GERMANY & THE
OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY: May 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: approx $4189/person + airfare from Ottawa June
12, 2020 - June 20, 2020. CAD $4,189, plus airfare. Info
Updated by James Colynuck dated October 17, 2019