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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JANUARY:  That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

PRAYER MINISTRY: .Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays.  January 13, February 10, March 10 and April 14.  You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

COFFEE SUNDAY:  Save the Date:  Join us for a Special Coffee Sunday, January 20.  We can use some extra bakers for Coffee Sundays and Community Outreach.  Please see Marie Plunkett.

2019 JOURNEY OF HOPE - A PROGRAM FOR SEPARATED AND DIVOCED CATHOLICS:  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.  Women’s session begins Tues., March 19 and men’s session begins Thurs., March 21.  Sessions run 6 weeks, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary parish hall, 20 Grant St. (near Parkdale & Wellington).  The cost is $25.  Info & registration:; Mary Jane Manley (613-294-1308).

DONATIONS OF 2018 CALENDARS - THE ART STUDIO:  Please recycle 2018 calendars by donating to the Art Studio, Hintonburg Community Centre.  A unique service for artists who live with mental health challenges.  Helps to recycle paper product plus the possibility of inspiration for new art.  Art Studio members would benefit greatly from donations.  The calendars can be any type of imagery i.e.  Nature, animals, plant life, flowers etc.  Donation Box for in side entrance of church.

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!

PLEASE REMEMBER THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS Thinking of a special gift?  You can ask a family member for a gift to the Capital Campaign in your name.  Or maybe you would like to give a donation for someone or as a remembrance of someone special?  100% of all donations go to Holy Rosary.  Please pick up Capital Campaign envelopes at the back of the church.

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 Father Rick or Deacon Mathew to learn more.

HOLY ROSARY PRAYER GROUP:  September to June.  Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

COFFEE SUNDAY:  October to June.  3rd Sunday of each month after Mass.

STAMPS FOR THE POORYou 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.  Thank you!

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 -  Our neighbours are in need!

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

RECRUITING FOR THE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR:  Come join the Notre Dame Cathedral Children’s Choir; youth, elementary to high school; no audition; no fees.  Rehearsals every Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  The Choir sings at the 9:00 am Mass, 2 Sundays per month.  For many the idea of singing at the Cathedral is intimidating; please be assured that no experience is necessary.  Info: 613-241-7496.

DIRECTOR - MAISON SHALON HOUSE:  Full-time, permanent. Shalom House is a bilingual Diocesan retreat centre in the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall.  Offering opportunities for spiritual development, time for prayer and reflection, space for meetings, conferences and overnight group activities to the local communities and beyond.  Submit your CV or obtain further info: Deacon Pierre L. Aubé (

Diocesan and Community Events

HOMELAND'S MASS At Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m.  Flags will be in the Cathedral balconies as a visible sign of your participation.  Traditional dishes to share at the Reception in the Cathedral Hall following the Mass should be brought to the hall before 2:15 p.m.  Those in national dress are to be in the hall before 2:00 p.m.  All are welcome!

OTTAWA CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD - KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION WEEK, JANUARY 14-18 2019:  If your child will be 4 or 5 years old by December 31, 2019, it's time to register for the Ottawa Catholic School Board kindergarten program at your local Catholic elementary school.  Visit  Info: 613-224-2222.

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY:  3 evenings this month with presenters Christine & Charles Labrosse to learn more about St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the Human Person. Week 1:  The Basics of the Theology of the Body.  Week 2: The Feminine Genius Week. 3: True Masculinity. Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd., Jan. 14, 21 & 28, 6:30 pm.  Info: (613-731-7834).

ALPHA AT ST. MONICA PARISH:  In the Parish Hall, 2080 Merivale Rd., Thurs., Jan 17 - Mar 28, 6:30 - 8:45 pm.  Info:; 613-727-1067 (221).

VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  All night vigil of Eucharistic Adoration (including 33 rosaries).  St. Patrick's Basilica, Fri., Jan. 18, 8:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.  Info: Naomi Visser 613-421-3023.

DIOCESAN FREE YOUTH NIGHT WITH BOB RICE:  All Gr. 6 - 12 students are invited to take part in a city-wide youth night on Fri., Jan. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at Annunciation of the Lord Parish (2414 Ogilvie Rd). Acclaimed Catholic speaker, Bob Rice, will be facilitating an evening on ‘Love, Suffering, and God.  No cost.  Bring your friends!  Contact: Sophia (613-738-5025 ext. 222);

INNER HEALING RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN:  ‘We are not called to hide or ignore our wounds’ (Pope Francis). We are all wounded emotionally.  Come and learn ways to find healing of your emotional hurts. Presented by Heather MacPhail, Ph.D.; MSW-RSW of Divya Kiran International. St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., Fri., Jan. 18, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. & Sat., Jan. 19, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch provided.  Free-will offering.  Bring a friend along. Pre-registration required: Karen (613-806-0377); (; (

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  To pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa.  St. Basil Parish, 940 Rex Ave., Sat., Jan. 19, 10:00 am.  Sponsored by pro-life doctors. Info: or 613-831-2515.

INNER HEALING RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN - "I'VE GOT YOUR BAGGAGE, NOW COME FOLLOW ME":  "We are not called to hide or ignore our wounds" (Pope Francis).  Learn ways to find healing of your emotional hurts.  Presented by Heather MacPhail of Divya Kiran International, in collaboration with Sister+Hood. Lunch provided.  St. John the Apostle, 2340 Baseline Rd. (downstairs), Fri., Jan. 18, 6:30 - 9:00 pm & Sat., Jan. 19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Free will offering.  Info & pre-registration (required): Karen (613-806-0377);; Heather (613-216-9413);

DON BOSCO GALA 2019:  Celebrate Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Ottawa! On Sat., Jan. 19, join Bob Rice, Catholic speaker, musician, and author at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School.  Choose from the following events. Missionary Approach to Youth Ministry training, 1:00-4:30 pm for high school and adult volunteers.  Don Bosco Supper, 5:30-7:00 pm, open to all.  Don Bosco Award Gala and Dance, 7:00-11:00pm, open to all.  Tickets range from $20 - $50.  Tickets and info at  Contact: Sophia (; (613-738-5025 ext. 222).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019: Are you between the ages of 16-35 and would like to learn more about your faith while on an international pilgrimage? Consider coming to World Youth Day 2019 with the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Panama, Jan 19 - 29, 2019.  Cost: approx. $3400.  Info:

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY - AN ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE:  Hosted by the Christian Council of the Capital Area at Saint Basil Church, 940 Rex Ave. (Maitland at Carling) Sun., Jan. 20, 4:00 p.m.  A reception will follow; all are invited.  Free parking. Info: Fr. Jacques Kabangu, Saint-Gabriel Parish, 613-745-4342 (

MEDIA MISSIONARY GATHERING:  St. Joseph's Oratory, Tues., Jan. 22.  Dinner, presentation on EWTN's Media Missionary apostolate, Adoration, Mass.  RSVP: Sarah Escobar, EWTN (; (613-915-0972).

ST. MARY PARISH MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE 2019:  St Mary's parish will be offering a marriage preparation course on Tuesday evenings, starting Jan. 22nd (7 weekly meetings, finishing on March 26). For more information and registration, please contact Howie and Véronique Fohr at 613-523-5188.

ALPHA TUESDAYS WITH DINNER:  Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith.  Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation.  There's no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it's just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life's big questions together.  Downstairs Parish Hall, 100 Young St, 6:28 pm each Tuesday, beginning Jan. 22.  Free.  Come & See info session: 7:15 pm, Jan 15.  Refreshments.  Info:;

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  Join St. Mary’s Parish for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship, Jan. 25, 7-9 pm.  Theme: ‘The Power of Worship’.  Speaker: Michael Sarich, St. Mary’s Parish.  Held every 4th Friday of the month.  Info: Natalia Lacar (613- 728-9811 x720);

MEN'S BREAKFAST AST ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH:  Speaker: Messianic Pastor Rabbi Marvin Pressman. In connection with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, his talk is titled YESHUA-which is Aramaic for JESUS.  St. Augustine Parish, 1060 Baseline Rd., Sat., Jan. 26, 8:00 a.m.  Cost: $5. Confirm attendance:; (613-228-7646).

ST. PHILIP CHURCH ANNUAL PARISH FUNDRAISER FOR THE PERU MISSION:  13th year going to Lima Peru. Includes spaghetti dinner, live entertainment and door prizes.  St Philips Church Hall, Richmond, Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m.  Cost: $25/family or couple.  Info & tickets: or 613-591-6247.

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND CENTRAL ITALY With Fr. Bernard Messier, CC. May 5-17, 2019.  13 days/11 nights with a 2-day optional extension.  Price: $4599/person (double occ.).  Info meeting, Sun., Jan. 27, 2019 at St. Mary Parish, 100 Young St.  Info: Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613-732-5739); (

NET CANADA - OTTAW DSA RETREAT:  Do you know someone who doesn’t know Jesus? Do you love them and want them to know Jesus in a personal way?  24 hour DSA Retreat to grow closer to God, acquire tools for evangelization, and to learn more about what being a NET Missionary is all about!  Register today at:  Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Fri., Feb. 1, 7:00pm - Sat., Feb. 2, 4:30pm.  Cost: $25/person.  Info: (613-841-4141).

MARYVALE ACADEMY OF OTTAWA FUNDRAISING DINNER GALA:  ‘No Greater Love’ on Sat., Feb. 9 at Tudor Hall, 3750 N Bowesville Rd. Live & silent auctions, 50/50 draw, musical performances.  Cocktails & silent auction 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m.  Cost: $95/person ($45 receipt).  Info/tickets: Maryvale Academy (613- 321-2186); (; ( Poster available here.

"CALLED AND GIFTED" SPRITUAL GIFTS INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS:  At St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St.  Presented by Catherine of Siena Institute.  Sat., Feb. 23, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Cost: $50 for member of St. Mary’s Parish; $60 for non-member.  Info and registration: or 613-728-9811 x734.  Come and discover the charisms the Lord has given you.

PILGRIMAGE OT MEXICO: Travel and discover the historic and holy sites of Mexico. Feb. 27 - Mar. 5 2019. Cost: $2,399.00. With Rev. Fr. Podlasz, SDS of Divine Infant Parish.  Info: 1-877-999-8868,  Travel arrangements by International Heritage Tours.

NOVENA OF MASSES - 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN:  40 Days for Life campaign is Mar. 6 - Apr. 14.  Novena of Masses at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata (Ad Orientem) and at St. Isidore Parish, 1135 March Road, Kanata.  First nine Wednesdays of 2019 at 9:00 am, Jan. 2 (Holy Redeemer only), 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Thurs., Mar. 7 (St. Isidore only).  Info:; 613-299-2515;

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND:  The Official Pilgrimage of the Commissariat of the Holy Land in Canada, March 17-30, 2019 with Spiritual Leader, Father Guylain Prince, OFM.  Cost: $4,700 per person for double occupancy.  Info:; 613-737-6972;

MEDJUGORJE & IRELAND PILGRMAGE:  Accompanied by Fr. Dominic Lim, OFM Conv.  Fully escorted, with return flights from Ottawa. Medjugorje, Zadar, Galway, Limerick & Dublin, April 22 - May 5, 2019.  Cost: $4,395/pp double occupancy.  Info: 613-686-6143;

PILGRIMAGE TO PRAGUE, KRAKOW, VIENNA, MEDJUGORJE:  Fr. Tim Nelligan of Blessed Sacrament Parish is participating in this pilgrimage as Priest Confessor and invites you to consider joining him. , April 30-May 12, 2019.  Cost: $3,735 (dbl occ). Hosted by Violette Doummar with Fr. Tim Nelligan as Priest/Confessor.  Info:; 1-800-836-6836.

NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT 2019 IN OTTAWA:  On May 4, join Catholics from around the world participating via webcast. Learn to evangelize our parishes, families, and communities. Info:

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND CENTRAL ITALY With Fr. Bernard Messier, CC. May 5 - 17, 2019. 13 days/11 nights with a 2-day optional extension.  Price: $4599/person (double occ.).  Info meeting, Sun., Jan. 27, 2019 at St. Mary Parish, 100 Young St.  Info: Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613-732-5739); (

NOVENA MASSES - 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN:  40 Days for Life campaign is Mar. 6 - Apr. 14.  Novena of Masses at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata.  First nine Wednesdays of 2019 at 9:00 am, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27.  Info:; 613-299-2515;

PILGRIMAGE TO VIETNAM:  May 15 to May 28, 2019.  Discover the natural beauty, culture, and faith of exotic Vietnam with Spiritual Director: Fr. John Vandenakker.  A country of 93 Million. Land of Martyrs, saints, and shrines!  Prices are per person (based on double occupancy).  More info;

PILGRMAGE TO GERMANY & THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAYMay 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 -

THE BIG GIVE 2019 - A NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF GENEROSITY:  A group of volunteers who passionately believe that kindness and generosity are an integral part of the Christian faith.  Every year, churches mobilize across the country to bless their neighbourhoods through a unified day of giving extravagantly.  Churches and ministries welcome to join The Big Give on June 1, 2019.  More info:

PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU 9-day journey to experience the Oberammergau Passion Play and Catholic Central Europe.  Cost: $4189/person + airfare from Ottawa June 12, 2020 - June 20, 2020.  CAD $4,189, plus airfare.  Info

†Updated by James Colynuck dated January 10, 2019