Fr Dan Hawkins MSF

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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JANUARY We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

THANK YOU TO THE PARISH!:  Organizers of the Carleton Tavern Christmas Dinner thank the parish for their support, volunteers and donations during the holidays.  They served about 550 sit down meals - which is up from last year's total of 450.  Another 150 were delivered to shut-ins in our neighborhood.

HE SHOOTS AND PARISH SCORES:  Please support the Parish by purchasing tickets for a draw for Two Senators hockey tickets (includes a parking pass).  Game Friday, Jan. 31st vs Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $5/ 1 or 3/$10.  Tickets for the draw will be available after weekend masses.  A big thank you to our sellers after weekend masses and also to the Kanata Sports Club.  All proceeds to Holy Rosary.

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays
February 9, March 8
You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

BY SIDE - A PROGRAM OF SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP AND HEALING FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED CATHOLICS:  Formerly the Journey of Hope Program.  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:;; Mary Jane Manley 613-294-1308.  Cost: $40 for 6 weeks.  At Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church Hall.  For women, starts Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  For men, starts Thursday, March 26.

IN FROM THE COLD LUNCHEON (formerly Parish Outreach Luncheon):  In from the Cold luncheon third Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00  p.m.  Free clothing will be available.

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

HOLY ROSARY PRAYER GROUP:  Every Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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.

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.  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 them on.

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

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, 20 Grant St.  Please email Robin at

PART-TIME COMMUNICATIONS COORIDINATOR:  Required to lead and manage print and digital communications for St. Maurice Parish.  Position begins early March.  Send applications to by Jan. 31.  We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Info:

WAUPOOS FAMILY FARM - VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT MEETING:  Waupoos Farm offers vacations and an experience of community to families who need it most.  Waupoos is seeking additional volunteer support, including Board members.  Whether you’re gifted in fundraising, communications, governance, landscaping, home repair, or another area of interest, we’d be grateful for your time and talent.  Recruitment meeting to learn more, 2050 Rideau Rd., Sat., Feb. 8, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.  Info:; 613-822-2189.

ST. PATRICK'S HOME OF OTTAWA - BOARD OF DIRECTOR AND EXTERNAL MEMEBER POSTIONS:  Visit website for position description and application form.  Applications must be received no later than Friday Feb. 21.  Application form and info:

ST. PATRICK'S HOME IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS:  As meal assistants, Mass escorts, pastoral volunteers, program escorts, games assistants and friendly visitors.  Info: Kathy Thompson, Manager of Recreation & Volunteers 613-731-0094 x235.

AVAILABLE - PIANO ACCOMPANIST/MUSIC LEADER:  Experienced, reliable, 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;

AVAILABLE - LITURGICAL MUSIC DUO:  Piano and guitar/vocalist available on a stand-in basis for parish events.  Extensive repertoire from OCP (Glory & Praise), Gather, CBWII/III, and current/contemporary Christian artists.  Widely-used Service Music pieces; Mass music selected based on Readings & Gospel.  Celebration and season-specific Responsorial Psalms selected from CCCB 2016 collection.  Info: Trevor de Freitas, 613-725-7569,

Diocesan and Community Events

DIOCESAN THEME:  Christ is everything for us.  "Lord, to whom can we go?  You have the words of eternal life". (John 6.68).

‘STRANGERS IN A STRANGE CHURCH’ BOOK LAUNCH:  Hear the stories of those who have followed Christ's call into an Eastern Catholic Church.  St. Patrick's Basilica, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.  Cost: $15 for advance tickets; $20 at the door.  Hosted by Sheptysky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies & St. Patrick's Gift Shop.  Info:

BLESSING GENERATION SEMINAR:  Establish a culture of blessing in your family with Craig Hill.  Includes teachings on DVD, prayer ministry and a workbook.  Resurrection of Our Lord, 1940 Saunderson Drive. Fri., Jan. 24, 6:30 - 10:00 pm, Sat., Jan. 25, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Early registration deadline: Jan. 22.  Cost: $60 or $100/couple.  Info: 613-523-1377.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship, Jan. 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Theme: “Purified by His Grace”.  Speaker: Fr. Kenneth Lao CC, associate pastor.  Info: Natalia Lacar 613-728-9811 x720;

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  Regular gathering of pro-life people to pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Center in Ottawa.  This month we celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite.  Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, 952 Green Valley Crescent, Sat., Jan. 25, 9:00 am.  Info: 613-831-2515;

TOOLS FOR BUILDING CONSENSUS AND COLLABORATION IN PARISH LEADERSHIP:  Dr. Carol Kuzmochka will facilitate this workshop on exploring valuable tools and methods for consensus decision-making, collaboration and good communication skills within parishes.  St. Basil's Parish Hall, 940 Rex Ave., Jan. 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Free will offering.  Info: Parish Office (613-729-5149) or

TRIVIA NIGHT AND CHILI DINNER:  Hosted by St. George's Knights of Columbus in the Parish Hall, Sat., Jan. 25.  Registration at 5:30 pm and chili supper at 6:00pm.  Trivia teams can be 2-6 players (or we will place you on a team or make a team).  Cost: $15/person.  Tickets are being sold on the parish web site.  Info:

DEMENTIA STOLE PRESENTATION:  January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada.  In honour of those whose lives have been impacted by dementia, St. John the Apostle Parish will be having a presentation Sun., Jan. 26 at the 10:30am Mass.  Matthew Dineen from Dementia Advocacy Canada will be on hand to present Fr. Lindsay Harrison with his own Alzheimer’s stole.  A solemn blessing of this priestly vestment will take place at the Mass.  All are welcome to attend.  Info:

GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON EXPANDING ASSISTED SUICIDE/EUTHANASIA:  The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) and HealthCARE and Conscience is urging you to participate in the Canadian Department of Justice Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) consultation questionnaire by Jan. 27.  .

FREE SUSTAINABLE GARDENING WEBINAR SERIES:  Offered this winter by the Ottawa Chapter of Faith & the Common Good for local faith communities to learn about how to support the birds, bees and other wildlife on their property.  Learn about sustainable and ecological outdoor greening.  Starting Jan. 28.  Info:

HEART OF WORSHIP AT HOLY REDEEMER PARISH:  Guest speaker is Jeff Gunnarson, National President of Campaign Life Coalition on the topic "Abortion Ends When Jesus Reigns".  Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Jan. 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Info: 613-836-1764.

INFO MEETING - CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION:  Learn of the pro-life, pro-family updates in Canada.  Jeff Gunnarson, President Campaign Life Coalition will be speaking as well as others.  Bring your questions. Light refreshments. 1030 Baseline Rd., plenty of parking available, Wed., Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.  Info: Debbie Duval 613-729-0379;

SAINTS SPEACK TO THESE TIMES:  Eleventh Armour of God meeting. Parishioner, Taylor Hyatt, Activist and Policy Analyst, will discuss "Saints Speak to These Times".  She looks at our rich Catholic heritage of saints and how they still have much useful to say about our current culture.  St. Patrick Basilica scavi, Kent St. at Nepean St., Wed., Jan. 29, 7:00 pm.  Free cookies and coffee.  Info:

WOMEN'S MORNING OF REFLECTION:  At the Agora Catholic Centre, in the John Paul II Hall, 301 McConnell Ave, Cornwall. Sat., Feb. 1, 9am - oon.  Mass, Confession, continental breakfast, talk by Sonja Suter on her experiences working in L'Arche community in New Zealand and the rosary.  Free will offering of $5.  Info:

THE DON BASCO GALA - A CELEBRATION OF YOUTH MINISTRY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA:  Optional dinner, appetizers, award ceremony for outstanding volunteering in youth ministry, talk on the heart of youth ministry, dancing and much more.  Sat., Feb. 1, 2020.  St. Patrick's High School. Gala ($20) starts at 7:00pm.  Dinner and Gala ($40) starts at 5:00pm.  Register at:  Info: Andriano De Luca (

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSESt. Mary (Our Lady of Good Counsel) Parish will be offering a marriage preparation course on Wednesday evenings, starting Feb. 5 (7 weekly meetings, finishing on Apr. 1).  Info & registration: Howie and Véronique Fohr (613-523-5188).  Feb. 5 - April 1, 7:15 pm.  Cost: $125.  Info: 613-523-5188.

HEART TO HEART - "A D IVINE INVITATION":  Come together as Mary’s children to unite our heart to the Queen of Hearts who will guide and direct us into the heart of the Most Holy Trinity.  Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ottawa, Feb. 7 & 8, 2020.  Free. Hosted by John Paul II Centre for Divine Mercy, Marian Devotional Movement and The Queenship of Mary Community.  Info:; 613-325-5447.

"FOR OUR COMMON HOME" - ECO-JUSTICE WORKSHOP An opportunity to reflect and take action as we prepare the upcoming Share Lent Campaign. Sat.,  Feb. 8, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at St. Basil Parish, 940 Rex Ave., OR Tues., Feb. 11, 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl.  To register:

MASS FOR THE SICK AT DIVINE INFANT PARISH:  Within the Mass, the Sacrament of the Sick will be available to the elderly, chronically ill, and those experiencing serious illness, and preparing for or recovering from surgery.  Reception follows.  All welcome.  Divine Infant Parish, 6658 Bilberry Dr., Orleans, Sat., Feb. 8, 10:00 am.  Info:

SCHNITZEL DINNER AND DANCE:  Fundraising schnitzel dinner in support of Our Lady of the Visitation Banquet Hall 5338 Bank Street.  Feb 8.  Cocktails at 5:00 pm; dinner at 6:00 pm.  Live entertainment by "The Diplomats".  Cost: $25 per person.  Hosted by Knights of Columbus Council # 8092.  Info:; 613 521 6840.

MARYVALE ACADEMY 15th ANNIVERSARY 'TASTE & SEE' GALA:  At St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave., Sat., Feb. 8.  Live & silent auctions, 50/50 draw, music. Cocktails & silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Cost: $95/person ($50 tax receipt).  Info/tickets: Maryvale Academy (613- 321-2186);

FIRST ANNUAL LASAGNA DINNER AT ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE PARISH:  Catered by "Bella's Boys Italian Kitchen".  Tickets through Parish Office 613-829-1760.  2340 Baseline Rd., Sat., Feb. 8.  Drinks at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm.  Cost: $20/adult; $10/kids under 12; $50/family (2 adults + 3 kids).  Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Info: 613-829-1760.

VALENTINE'S DAY AT BLESSED SACRAMENT, CORNWALL:  A fundraiser for the purchase of a lift to provide wheelchair access to the hall.  321 Tollgate Rd., East, Cornwall, Fri., Feb. 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Music by The Heartbeats & Kevin Rivette.  Info:

CHARISMS AND THE SAINTS WITH FR. MARK GORING CC:  Discover and listen to several talks about how some of the Saints lived out the charisms, or spiritual gifts God had in store for each of them.  St Mary's, 100 Young St., Sat., Feb. 15, 9:00 am Mass - 1:00 pm.  Info:; 613-729-9811.

DIMANCHE EN MUSIQUE:  Concert featuring Fréderic Lacriox, piano, Denis Boudreault, tenor, Maxime Brisson, saxophone and NAC’s Bel Canto ensemble.  Feb. 16, 2:00 pm.  Cost: $25.  All are welcome.

GOSNELL FILM:  ‘Gosnell: the Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer’, an accurate film dramatization of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and how the media and political establishment attempted to cover it up will be shown at St. John the Apostle hall, Fri., Feb. 21, 7:00 pm.  All welcome.  Free will donation.  Info:

SEMINAR FOR WOMEN:  "It's Okay to Say No: Setting Healthy Christian Boundaries".  Facilitated by Karen Bourgon; presented by Heather MacPhail.  St. John the Apostle Church, small downstairs hall, Sat., Feb. 22, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Cost: $20.  Info: pre-registration required:;; Karen 613-806-0377.

CONCERT AT ST. COLUMBAN, CORNWALL:  The St. Columban's Foundation will be hosting an afternoon of music featuring tenor Richard Valdez, Feb. 23, 2:00 pm at St. Columban's church.  Freewill offering.  Info:

FILM "THE FRANCIS IMPACT":  Features stories of ordinary Catholics working on the margins who see an agent of change in Pope Francis.  This is not a film about Francis changing the church; it’s about the church changing the world.  Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main St., Feb. 24, 7:00 - 9:30 pm.  Free.  Info: Joe Gunn

ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT:  To be held Feb 28 - March 1 at Graphite Bible Camp in Maynooth.  Fr Denis Lemieux and Philomena Lim from Madonna House will be leading the retreat.  This year the theme is "FIAT: Living a life of surrender to God."  The cost is $150.  For information, please call Posie 613-281-5522, Kristan 613-585-0579 or Mary 613-756-0148 or

SPAGHETTI AND KARAOKE FUNDRAISING DINNER:  Hosted by the Knights of Columbus as a fundraising for Council 16005 and their charity activities.  Cost: $15/adult; $5/children under 10.  St. Theresa Parish, 95 Somerset St., W., Sat., Feb. 29, 5:00 - 10:00 pm.  All are welcome.  Info: Roger Richard,, 613-277-5423.

LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY 2020:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front St., W., Sat., March 7, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.  A grace-filled day with Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, Ralph Martin & Fr. James Mallon.  Separate Youth Event.  Tickets/info:;; 647-243-9441; Sadie 905-270-2510.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION:  At Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata on Fri., Mar. 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm and Sat., March 14, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Cost: $100.  To register/further info: Jennifer in the parish office, 613-836-1764.

PILGRIMAGE TO ST. JOSEPH ORATORY, MONTREAL:  Spiritual leader: Fr. Jim Lowe, CC. March 19 departure from Our Lady of Fatima, 153 Woodroffe Ave., 8:00 am, returning by 6:00 pm.  Cost: $75.  Register with Stan or Maria; 613-792-4272.

BY SIDE - A PROGRAM OF SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP AND HEALING FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED CATHOLICS:  Formerly the Journey of Hope Program.  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:; FaceBook -; Mary Jane Manley 613-294-1308.  Cost: $40 for 6 weeks.  At Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church Hall.  For women, starts Tues., March 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  For men, starts Thurs., March 26.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE:  For engaged couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church. Our Lady of Fatima, 153 Woodroffe Avenue.  Sat., March 28, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.  Cost: $100/couple.  Register at Info: 613-722-7661.

WHERE FAITH AND LIFE MEET - A SYMPOSIUM FOR ADULT FAITHExplore a process-based accompaniment of adult faith that “meets people where they are”and draws on emerging insights and promising practices that bridge faith and life.  May 21 - 22 at Saint Paul University.  Info:

PILGRMAGE TO GERMANY & THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAYMay 28 - June 9. 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 Join Fr John Likozar, CC, on a 9-day journey, June 12 - 20, to experience the Oberammergau Passion Play and Catholic Central Europe, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  Cost: $4189/person + $1406/person airfare from Ottawa.  Space is limited; 6 spots remaining.  Deadline: Feb 7.  Info:

STEUBENVILLE TORONTO CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE:  Join other young people from across the Archdiocese of Ottawa travelling to Steubenville Toronto this summer.  July 3 - 5.  Dive into the theme "Restored" at Canada's largest conference for Catholic high school students.  If you are 21 years and up consider applying as a chaperone.  Visit to register and to learn more.  Registration Deadline: Feb 17.  Info: Andriano De Luca (

Updated by James Colynuck dated January 23, 2020