Fr Dan Hawkins MSF

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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR FEBRUARY We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

TWO ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES:  This year for Ash Wednesday there will be two services.  12:15 pm - Liturgy of the Word and Communion.  7:00 pm - Mass.

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

RENEWED IN LITURGY:  Renewed in Liturgy is a program over three evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm which promotes liturgical education and encourages active participation in Mass.  Registration is Free. Contact Deacon Matthew 613-355-6023 or in advance, online at; Email
March 6:  Introduction to the Sunday Eucharist (Speaker: Rev Fr. Geoffrey Kerslake)
March 13:  Teaching on Lectionary (Speaker: Rev Fr. Andrea Spatafora, MSF)
March 20:  Praying and experiencing the Sunday Eucharist followed by celebration of Holy Mass (Speaker/Presider: Rev Fr. Lawrence Hyginus CC).

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.  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:  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

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:

PASTORAL WORKER (PART-TIME):  Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking a part-time Pastoral Worker who will assist the Parish pastoral team in three areas of parish life: outreach to elderly and infirm parishioners; community social events; and safe environment policies and practices.  For information, visit the parish website PDF Job Description PDF.  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

ARHCBISHOP'S LETTER FOR LENT 2020:  The Archbishop’s Letter for Lent is now available in PDF  here.  A version in WORD is available at

CHARISMS AND THE SAINTS WITH FR. MARK GORING CC AND FRIENDS:  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.

ST. BERNARD CHURCH (FOURNIER) TABLE OF FRIENDS:  Launching its new season on Sun., Feb. 16, 1:00 pm.  Coincides with National Heritage Week in Canada.  Theme: "2020 Vision: Bringing the Past Into the Future”.  Info: 613-524-2860.

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.

HOLY SPIRIT HEALING CLINIC IS OPEN ON FAMILY DAY FEB 17:  This free drop-in clinic in the hall of St. Augustine Parish, 1060 Baseline Rd, offers prayer for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  Info:

GLOBAL CATHOLIC CLIMATE MOVEMENT CANADA ‘LISTENING TO YOUTH’ WEBINAR:  Learn how we can act in support and solidarity with Indigenous and Youth environmental leaders in defense of land, water, culture and our future.  Wed. Feb. 19, 3:00 p.m.  To register and learn more about the presenters:  Info: Agnes Richard (

JÉRÔME LEJEUNE SCHOOL INFO NIGHT:  Tour the facilities, discover the educational materials, and find out about new full time and part time programs for students age 4-8.  For September 2020, offering Montessori-based programs for Kindergarten and Grades 1-3 integrated with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  2821 St. Stephen St., Ottawa, Wed., Feb. 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Info:;

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:

MUSICAL AT ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL - DISNEY'S FROZEN JR.:  Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen songs as well as new songs from the Broadway production.  St. Paul Catholic High School, 2675 Deaper Ave., Fri., Feb. 21 & Sat., Feb. 22, 7:00 pm.  Adults $12; students $8.  Info: 613-601-6627.

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.

CWL - LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT DAY:  All CWL members and interested guests are welcome to attend at St. Bernard Parish, 1720 St. Bernard St., Sat., Feb. 22, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Day begins with Mass.  Program includes an update on the Plans Strategically, a workshop on Spiritual Development and a workshop on Facilitative Leadership led by Leslie Giddings MEd, OCT.  To register: Michelle Morrow (  Info:

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  To gather and pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa.  Reception follows the Mass.  At Madonna Della Risurrezione, 1621 Fisher Ave., Sat., Feb. 22, 10:00 am.  Info:; 613-831-2515.

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:

YOUTH PIZZA DINNER AND ALPHA NIGHT FOR GRADE 7 AND UP:  Watch Youth Alpha Trailer  St. Leonard Parish, 5332 Long Island Rd., Manotick, Sun., Feb. 23, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Info:

FATAL FLAWS:  Hosted by Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 1067 on Mon., Feb. 24 at Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd. in the hall.  Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, will speak and answer questions.  Doors open 6:30 pm, film at 7:00 pm.  Info: Grand Knight Greg Yost (; 613-521-2607).

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

THE ISSUE OF GOD TODAY:  Richard Bastien, author and journalist, looks at the issue of God today and four great intellectual storms which point to why the world can't survive without Catholicism.  St. Patrick Basilica, Wed., Feb. 26, 7:00 pm.  Free.  Info:

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing and fellowship on Feb. 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Theme: “Priests, Prophets and Kings”.  Speaker: Fr. Francis Donnelly of the Companions of the Cross.  Info: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720); (

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

RETREAT OF THE RED SCAPULAR:  Focussing on the Blood of Christ lost during His passion and crucifixion.  Featuring talks given by Deacon James Kubina and Fred Shubert OFS, the rosary, Mass, confessions, and stations of the cross.  Breakfast and lunch will be served by the Sisters of the Queenship of Mary.  Holy Redeemer Church, Kanata, Feb. 29.  Registration at 8:30 am.  Cost: $25.  Hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 9544. Info: 613-836-1764;

OTTAWA BREAKFAST & PRESENTATION ON MARRIAGE:  Topic: "Marriage in the Modern World" with speakers Deacon John & Sue Kennedy from Holy Cross church.  Everyone welcome, friends, get your tickets early, limited seating.  Annunciation of the Lord Parish Hall, 2414 Ogilvie Rd., Feb. 29, after 9:00 am Mass.  Cost: $12/person.  Hosted by Knights of Columbus Centennial Council # 8008.  Info:; Paul 613-314-6264.

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.

LENTEN PARISH MISSION AT ST. BASIL PARISH:  Given by Redemptorist Fr. Eugene O'Reilly, Sun., March 1 - Wed., March 4.  Allow Jesus Christ through the richness of His Word, to love you into fullness of life and a deep sense of personal well-being.  St. Basil's Parish, 940 Rex Ave., Ottawa.  Info: 613-729-5149.

PIERRE CLAVERIE: A POST-COLONIAL-SAINT FOR OUR TIME:  Pierre Claverie (1938-1996), dominican and bishop of Oran, was recently beatified along with 18 other martyrs from Algeria.  Dareen Dias, o.p., professor, St. Michael’s College (Toronto School of Theology) and director of the Toronto Dominican Institute will introduce this inspiring figure (in English, bilingual questions.)  Dominican University College, Thurs., March 5, 7:30 pm.   Info:

RENEWED IN LITURGY PROGRAM:  Renewed in Liturgy is a program over three evenings which promotes liturgical education and encourages active participation in Mass.  Please register in advance, online at  Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Ottawa, Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.   Free admission.  Info: 613-355-6023.

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.

DINNER AND EVENING OF MUSIC WITH GEORGE CHENIER - PERU MISSION FUNDRAISER:  Dinner at 6:00 pm. Live entertainment featuring George Chenier.  St Philip Parish Hall, 127 Burke St., Richmond, Sat., March 7.  Tickets (just $25) are available by calling Fr. Bob Poole at 613-838-2314.  All proceeds will go to support poor children in three projects in Peru.

DATE NIGHT:  A free presentation by Jeff and Renée Lockert based on themes from the exhortation Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis.  Includes personal stories and reflections on marriage and family life as Catholics, and how these themes can apply to all.  The second part of the evening requires pre-purchased tickets ($30) and includes, food, faith and fellowship.  Divine Infant Parish, Sat., March 7, 8:00 - 11:00 pm.  Info:

LENTEN MSSION WITH FR MARTIN FARRELL, O.P.:  ‘A human is the creature that has heard the call to become God’ (St Basil, 4th century).  What is ‘divinization’ and what are its implications for our Christian life?  Weekend Masses on March 7 - 8 plus weekdays at 7:00 pm on March 9 - 11 at St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd.  Info: 613-829-1760.

INTO THE BREACH:  What does it mean to be a Man?  What does it mean to be a Christian man?  How does a Catholic man love?  "Into the Breach" is an 8 week study for men.  Saint Isidore Parish, in the hall, Tues., 7:30 pm, March 10 - Apr. 28.  To register:

PRAYING THROUGH SONG:  Sister+Hood invites all women to new "Praying through Song" gatherings, one Friday afternoon per month.  If you love to sing and would like to build or expand your faith-based repertoire, enjoy warm fellowship and give praise to our God through song, you are welcome to join.  Faith based songs will led by music minister Joanne Parenteau using "Breaking Bread" hymn books.  Coffee & tea provided.  107 McClellan Avenue, Fri., March 13, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Register/more info: Karen; 613-806-0377;

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.

NEW LIFE RETREAT:  Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ?  St. Mary Parish Hall, 100 Young St., Friday - Monday, March 20 - 23.  Info or to register: 613-224-5723;

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.

LENTEN DAY RETREAT FOR WOMEN - "THE THEOLOGY OF LITURGY":  Sister+Hood invites all women to a day retreat with Fr. Martin Farrell, OP to prepare for a deeper experience of Holy Week.  Includes Mass, on-site parking, talks & buffet luncheon.  Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave., Sat., March 28, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  Cost: $40.  Info: register by Mar. 21 ( Karen (613-806-0377); (

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.

UNBOUND FIVE KEYS CONFERENCE:  Miriam Wright, International Speaker and Fr. Tim Devine, CC.  At Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Sat. April 4, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Cost: $30.  Info:

THAT MAN IS YOU:  Catholic Men’s Leadership Program. Help men rediscover the true desires of their heart; identify the major challenges in the spiritual life & the means for overcoming them; reveal to men the structured approach used by saints to make true progress in the spiritual life; open men to an encounter with Our Lady and the Holy Family that will transform their lives & that of their families.  Starts with full hot breakfast.  St Maurice Parish, 4 Perry St., every Sat., 7:00 - 8:30 am until April 4.  Free will offering.  Info: Kevin Gibbs 613-818-0742;

THE NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT:  A premier conference on Evangelization. Infinity Convention Centre, Ottawa, April 25.  Webcast to host sites around the world and allow Catholics to hear from Catholic speakers: Fr. Robert Spitzer, Michael Dopp, Sherry Weddell, Brett Powell, and Barbara Mason.  Register for free at  Hosted by Mission of the Redeemer Ministries.

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:

SUNDAY RACITALS AT SAINT-JOSEPH PARISH:  At 2757 St. Joseph Blvd, Orleans, May 31, 2:00 p.m.  Classical music concerts by local professional musicians: Frédéric Lacroix, pianist, Denis Boudreault, tenor, Maxime Brisson, saxophonist and the NAC Bel Canto Ensemble.  Cost: $30; $20/students.  Tickets: ($30 tickets only).  Info: parish office 613-824-2472.

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, per participant, plus airfare from Ottawa.  Info: PDF Link.

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 (

INFO MEETING - PILGRIMAGE TO SOUTH KOREA & TAIWAN:  Sun., July 12, 2:30 pm, St. Mary's Parish.  Tour leader Laurie Courchesne-Dooley 613-732-5739;

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND & ITALY:  Under the leadership of Fr. Vernon Boyd, former pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, Ottawa and now pastor of Holy Rosary Church in Guelph.  12 days, Oct. 19 - 30.  $4390 from Ottawa; $4090 from Toronto.  Info:

PILGRIMAGE TO SOUTH KOREA & TAIWAN:  In the footsteps of martyrs, with Fr. Ben St. Croix, Companions of the Cross.  Oct. 26 - Nov. 12, 18 days, $5775 shared occ. 12 day option South Korea only $4320.  All costs included except connecting flights to Toronto.  Info meeting: Sun., July 12, 2:30 pm, St. Mary's Parish.  Info: tour leader Laurie Courchesne-Dooley 613-732-5739;

Updated by James Colynuck dated February 15, 2020