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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR MAY:  That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS Held in the church and led by Deacon Matthew every Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.  Come console our Lord by meditating on his Sorrowful Passion in the company of Our Lady of Sorrows.

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

QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY ANNIVERSARY: Mass and Celebration - May 25th and 26th.  We will be celebrating the Anniversary Mass of our parish on Saturday, May 25th in honor of the founding and consecration of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary church.  On Sunday, May 26th after mass we will have a special Coffee Sunday reception downstairs in the parish hall.  Founded in 1947, we will have history displays and photos from over the years.  Please join us!

COFFEE SUNDAY DATE CHANGE:  A reminder: Coffee Sunday for May has been moved to Sunday, May 26th.  Please join us for a special Coffee Sunday to celebrate our parish anniversary!

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays: May 26th.  Your are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

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 Father Rick 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:  Lots of interesting books!  Come browse and take books home to read.  Check out the bookshelf by the church.  You may keep them, return them or pass them on.

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.

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

YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR AT THE GOOD SHEPERD PARISH:  Responsible to lead an active youth ministry program in the parish for youth aged 11 - 18.  Approx. 20 hour/week; responsibilities to include participation in the Sacramental Preparation team.  Complete job description: accepted until May 22 via email to

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:  Archdiocese of Ottawa: As a member of our Human Resources team, the Human Resources Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the HR manager and other stakeholders to achieve the strategic objectives of the organization.  This is a Permanent Full-Time Position (37.5 hours per week).  The location Kilborn Place, Ottawa, Ontario.  Interested candidates should send their C.V. to before June 7, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. We will be contacting only those candidates who have been chosen for the next step of the selection process. Duties and responsibilities.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT AT SAINT PATRICK BASILICA:  Full-time employee for the summer, to assist maintenance staff.  Required to work Saturday afternoons, and some Sundays.  Must be over 18 years old and able to obtain a clear Canadian Criminal Records Check.  Position is available immediately and will last until Labour Day.  Interested persons are asked to send their resume by email to the Parish Office at:

Diocesan and Community Events

ROSSINI PEITE MESSE SOLENNELLE:  Presented by the Ottawa Classical Choir. Performed with original score and sung by choristers.  Dominion-Chalmers, 355 Cooper St., May 18, 8 pm.  Tickets: 35/55$.  Info:

FORUM ON BUILDING INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:  'Better Together - Sharing Life Across the Ages' - by discovering and building intergenerational relationships with speakers and interactive discussions.  Saint Paul University Multifunction Room, May 22, 9 am - 12:30 pm.  Parking cost is $10.  Sponsored by Saint Paul University Centre for Aging and Community and the Council on Aging of Ottawa.  Info & reservations: or 613-789-3577.

FORUM FRANCOPHONE - LA FIN DE LA VIE... SI ON EN PARLAIT:  A francophone event by the Council on Aging of Ottawa that explores the many aspects of end of life including legal, psycho-social, emotional, spiritual and logistical for seniors, family members and caregivers.  1247 Kilborn Pl, May 22, 9:00 am - 3:15 pm (incl. lunch).  Cost: $30 ($20 COA members).  Info: 613-789-3577 x101 or

CELEBRATE UNDER MARY'S MANTLE:  The Queenship of Mary Community invites you to their annual celebration on Mon., May 20, 10 am at 351 Lake George Rd., Plantagenet. Mass with Archbishop Terrence Prendergast SJ, a complimentary lunch, activities for the family and a crowning of Our Lady.  RSVP: 613-601-5278;

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY AT ST. MARY PARISH:  Join St. Mary’s Parish for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing, and fellowship on May 24th, 7-9 pm.  Theme: “The Aroma of Christ”.  Speaker: Fr. Galen Bank. Prior to being elected as the Director of Priest Personnel and Treasurer General of the Companions of the Cross, Fr.  Galen has served as the pastor of two parishes: St. Maurice and Blessed Sacrament.  Held every 4th Friday of the month.  For more information, please contact: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720);

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPPORTING ‘COATS FOR KIDS’:  Notre Dame Cathedral Council 13781 will participate in the Scotiabank Charity Marathon raising money or ‘Coats for Kids’ on May 25.  To contribute: K of C '' Coats for Kids''.  Donations over $20 receive income tax receipt.  Info:; 613-323-4411.

BREAKFAST FOR LADIES & GENTS AT ST. AUGUSTINE:  Hear Mother Mary Bernadette and Sister Philomena, Daughter of Mary of the Queenship of Mary Community relate their testimonies as to how the Lord leads them into contemplation and action.  St. Augustine Parish, 1060 Baseline Rd., Sat., May 25, 8:00 a.m.  Cost: $5. Please confirm attendance:; Denis (613-228-7646).

CWL BREAKFAST FOR WOMEN & MEN:  An invitation from Anunciation of the Lord CWL Council.  Sat., May 25 in the parish hall, 2414 Ogilvie Rd. Mass at 9:00am followed by the event, 9:30 - 11:30am.  Guest speaker: Mimi Wilson, Women of Grace Foundational Study Course.  No cost; free will offering is welcomed.  Proceeds to the Youville Centre.  Register by May 21:  Jackie 613-741-5403 or Info: 613-834-0369;

PRO-LIFE MASS:  Monthly bilingual pro-life Mass to pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa.  Saint-Bonaventure parish, Sat., May 25, 10:00 am.  Sponsored by pro-life doctors.  Info: 613-831-2515;

ANNUAL HIP OF BEEF DINNER AT ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE PARISH:  Cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 6:30pm.  Tickets are limited;  available at the Parish Office.  St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd., Sat., May 25.  Adults $20; children 16 & under $10; families (parents and children) $50.  Hosted by The Knights of Columbus.  Info: 613-829-1760.

TAMARACK RACE WEEKEND OTTAWA:  Race weekend Sunday, May 26th.  The annual marathon will have an impact on the church and to the people coming to mass.

Street closures will be in place from 6:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.

The following streets will be closed and No Parking will be in effect during this time:
Sherwood between Carling and Fairmont;
Fairmont between Sherwood and Wellington Street West
Wellington Street/Richmond Rd between Fairmont and McRae
McRae between Richmond Road and Scott

ST. BERNARD, FOURNIER TABLE OF FRIENDS  "OPEN DOORS":   Guides available to explain the exceptional architectural and artistic features of this «gem of franco-Ontarian religious heritage» (quote by Mr. Michel Prévost).  Sun., May 26, 1:00 pm.  Admission is free.  Info:

CONCERT AT SAINT-FRANÇOIS D'ASSISE  With University Singers from the University of Virginia, Sun., May 26, 4:30 p.m. and during 5:00 p.m.  Mass. Fairmont Ave. & Wellington St. W.  Info: Gilles Leclerc 613-798-0264;

HEART OF WORSHIP AT HOLY REDEEMER PARISH:  Evening includes short spiritual talk by Fr. Richard Lorenz on St.  Therese de Lisieux, praise and worship music, silent adoration, confession, food and fellowship.  44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Tues., May 28, 7 - 9pm.  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 - link.

MENTAL AND SPIRTUAL ARMOUR - HOW DO THEY FIT TOGETHER?:  What is the relationship between the crisis of mental health with increasing rates of depression and anxiety and the spiritual crisis increasingly evident with empty churches, broken homes and hearts?  What can we do to address this crisis?  What difference does Jesus Christ make?  With Dr. Lau, Psychiatrist on Wed., May 29, 7:00 pm at St. Patrick's Basilica Scavi.  Info:

PIANO RECITAL WITH FRÉDÉRIC LACROIX:  Interpreting music from Beethoven, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. St. Joseph Parish, Orléans, 2757 Blvd. St-Joseph, May 31, 8:00 p.m.  Cost: $30; $15 youthAll proceeds to the parish fundraising campaign.  Sponsored by Le Choeur d'Orléans.  Info: St-Joseph Parish (613-824-2472); (

SISTERHOOD PRESENTS SINGER/SONGWRITER & EVANGELIST MARK MALLETT:  Day Retreat, St. Philip Parish, 127 Burke St., Richmond, Sat., June 1, 9:00am - 3:30pm with Mass at 4:30 p.m. as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.  Includes devotions, performances/talks by Mark: "An Encounter with Jesus", "Watch & Pray", Mass & Confessions. Brown bag/local restaurant lunch. Freewill offering to cover speaker expenses. Also at St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., Fri., May 31, 7:00 - 9:00pm & Holy Redeemer Church, 44 Rothesay Dr., Sun., June 2, 2:30 - 4:30pm.  All are welcome to all 3 events.  Info: Karen 613-806-0377;;

ST. THERESA ANNUAL BUS TRIP TO MONTREAL:  A tour to Montreal to Saint Joseph Oratory and Old Montreal with a stop at Notre Dame Basilica.  Cost: $37 (covers the luxury coach).  Sat., June 1.  Hosted by Knights of Columbus.  Pick-up at St.  Theresa Church and Immaculata High School.  Info: Roger Richard (613-277-5423) or Geroge McKenna (613-869-4641).

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:

WATER - THE SOURCE OF LIFE...OUR GIFT, OUR RESPONSIBILITY:  Presentation by Eric Schiller, Phd Hydraulics, M Theo., Prof Civic Eng. U of O (retd.), Human Rights and Environmental Activist, Founding Member of OSWAG.  A blending of the spiritual with the practical.  Light lunch served. St. Basil Church, 940 Rex Ave. (Maitland/Queensway), June 2, 12:00 - 2:00 pm.  Hosted by St. Basil's Green Team and the CWL.  Info: 613-820-9595;

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY MASS:  The Diocesan Feast, celebrated this year with Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral on Thurs., June 6th, 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

2019 DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE - CARITAS CANADA OTTAWA DIOCESAN COUNCIL AGM:  Development and Peace office, 2nd Fl., Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl., Tues., June 18, 6:30 - 9:00 pm.  Watch documentary “From Tears to Hope”.  Hear Anne-Marie Habyalimana on the effects the Rwandan Genocide.  Register: Tara (613-738-9644 x224); (   

STEUBENVILLE TORONTO:  Join the Archdiocese of Ottawa this July 12-14, 2019 at Steubenville Toronto.  Dive into the theme "Belong" at Canada's largest conference for Catholic high school students.  If you are 21 years+ consider applying as a chaperone. Visit to register and to learn more.  Deadline to register: April 2.  Info:

NAZARETH FAMILY SUMMER RETREATS:  Week-long family retreats with daily Mass, children's program and marriage enrichment conference, recreation and prayer. St. Gabriel de Brandon, Quebec (1½ hr north of Montreal), July 14 - July 20, July 21 - July 27, July 28 - August 3, 2019.  Cost: $500/family.  Info:

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND & JORAN:  Under the spirtual leadership of Fr. Dominic Lim.  Sept. 16 - 27, 2019.  Cost: $4,090.  Info: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish (613-746-8503); (

PILGRIMAGE - RETREAT TO HOLY LAND:  Wtih Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC. Daily Masses, prayer times & Lectio Divina.Cost $4500 all included.  Holy Land, October 2 - 14, 2019.  Info: Stan & Maria (613-792-4272); (

MARRIAGE PREPARATION Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville will host a marriage preparation course on October 18 - 19, 2019.  Info: parish office (

PILGRIMAGE TO OBERAMMERGAU INFO MEETINGOctober 28 at 1:00 pm at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Ottawa.  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 Link.

Updated by James Colynuck dated May 18, 2019