Fr Dan Hawkins MSF

Saturday: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am
Wednesday: 12:15 pm

Call Parish Office at 613-728-4935

Fr. Dan Hawkins by email



Holy Rosary Parish News

HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER:  People who suffer from depression. We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn‐out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

MASS SCHEDULE:  Reservation is required for Sunday Mass by Friday at noon.  Please email or by phone 613-728-4935.  There may be room for walk-ins however it is better to register in the event that all spaces are booked.
Wednesday: 12:15 pm - with one (1) hour adoration
Saturday: 4:30 pm - Advent Reconciliation at 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - online Zoom available
If you change your mind or are unable to attend, please advise us by email at or by phone 613-728-4935 so that others are able to attend.

COMMUNION AVAILABLE AFTER MASS (CHURCH PARKING LOT):  Contact the parish office in advance to let Fr. Dan and Deacon Mathew to expect you.  Phone 613-728-4935 or email:

CONFESSION/SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:  If you wish to arrange for confession/sacrament of reconciliation please email Fr. Dan directly:


MEMORIAL BOOK AVAILABLE:  The Parish Memorial Book is available for those wishing to enter the names of family and loved ones who have died.  Please include in your prayers our parishioners who have passed away.

DYNAMIC CATHOLIC BEST ADVENT EVER:  Have an Advent Season like none other.  Sign up for a daily short video or email of inspiration.  It can be amazing!

RCIA - IINTERESTED IN LEARING MORE ABOUT THE FAITH?:  Do you know someone who is interested in knowing more about Jesus and the Catholic faith?  Invite them to “Come and See.”  We will have one get together before Christmas and then start in January.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA is a process developed by the Catholic Church for people interested in learning more about Catholicism and faith, and for prospective converts and those who have been away from the church.

WHERE DO MILK BAGS GO?  We just delivered almost 1000 bags to Fatima Parish where they will be woven into bed mats.  Fatima was very grateful for our support of this special ministry.  Your help and contributions are most appreciated.

PARISH MAPLE SYRUP SALE:  Purchase online or in person.  1 litre of Grade A organic maple syrup - $25.  Great for gifts.  Details to be announced.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES:  Bring your $10 to cover shipping and pick up an Operation Christmas Child shoebox this Sunday.  A limited number available this week with more coming next week. Small toys, clothing, books, hair ribbons, prayer books, etc. are perfect items.  NO Food, war toys, lotions, or liquids.  Canada’s shipment will go to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, and Sierra Leone.  Return dates: November 20 & 21.

PARISH SURVEY - WE NEED YOUR VOICE:  We need your voice! We are asking for your thoughts on our vision and future.  Go to  Paper copies are available and there is a basket to drop them off on the small table near the exit.

MESSAGE OF THANKS FROM THE OUTREACH MINISTRY:  At present time, there is NO need for new donations until all the used winter clothing is distributed.  We will announce again when more donations are needed in the future.  Thank you again for the support. It is greatly appreciated!

ROSARIES TO DONATE:  If you have any rosaries that you would like to donate, please place them in the collection basket.  Thank you to everyone that donated Rosary beads to be shared!

PARKDALE FOOD BANK:  The Parkdale Food Centre needs to keep our neighbours safe, please provide good food list, toiletries and egg cartons into our food basket in the church entrance.  Info:

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

DIRECTOR FOR MIRIAM CENTRE:  Full-time position, salary $16/hour, 32.5 hours/week.  Miriam Centre, a Christian ministry, is seeking a compassionate pro-life person whose primary responsibility will be to help pregnant women and their families.  Must be fluently bilingual (oral & written), have good knowledge and experience in management and computer skills.  Job posting:  Please submit resume to: Sr. Rita Lacelle, 107-1803 St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans, ON K1C 6E7 or

From the Archdiocese

HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR NOVEMBER:  People who suffer from depression. We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn‐out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

MASS SCHEDULE:  If you wish to check your listing, go to the Parish Finder on the website: or to the online Mass schedule at

NOSTALGIA COSTUME JEWELLERY ONLINE AUCTION:  Treat yourself to gently used costume jewellery featured by Our Lady of the Visitation Parish.  Proceeds to the church building fund.  Bid online via  Curb side pickup inside Ottawa.  Other sales via prepaid post. November 17 - November 28.  Cost: per item with etransfer payment.  Info: 613-769-7570.

HEALING MASS:  St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Ottawa. Friday, November 26, Mass at 7:00 pm; confession available 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Hosted by Holy Spirit Healing Clinic.  Info: 613-523-1377.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  Join St. Mary’s Parish November 26, 7:00 - 9:00 pm for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, & healing.  Info: Natalia 613-728-9811 x720 /

CHRISTMAS CRAFT SALE IN SUPPORT OF MIRIAM CENTRE:  Profit goes to Miriam Centre for pregnant women and mothers in need.  Featuring Collectible Christmas Bears, handmade hats, mitts, blankets and much more.  Gloucester Centre, 1980 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester, Saturday, November 27, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Info:

HOPE FOR THE CHURCH:  A virtual advent mission: Join the Companions of the Cross for a Virtual Advent Mission.   With Fr. Roger Vandenakker, CC, Fr. Brenton Cordeiro, CC, and Deacon Juan Pablo Orozco, CC.  Info:, November 29 - December 1, 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  Info:

HEART OF WORSHIP EVENING OF ADORATION:  Come worship Jesus with us!  Doors open at 6:40pm.  Guest speaker is Francine Dilawri, reflecting on the Incarnation.  Quiet adoration, praise & worship music, and confessions.  Holy Redeemer Parish, Kanata (44 Rothesay), Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 pm.  Info: 613-836-1764.

NINE DAY NOVENA WITH ST. JOSEPH:  Join Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC for this 9-day Novena for the end of the year of St.  Joseph.  From November 30 - December 8, Fr. Allan will be posting a short thought or reflection on St. Joseph.  Avail yourself of the particular graces that St. Joseph is praying for and interceding for us before the Father’s throne in Heaven.  Register at:  Info:

SOLIDARITY - A CELEBRATION:  Music brings harmony to the world.  November 30, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Info:

FIRST FRIDAY - "MARY'S WAY OF THE CROSS" With Father Jacques Fortin C.Ss.R. from the Shrine of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré.  December 3, starting with Christmas hymns at 6:30 pm.  Animators: Sylvie Rollin, Alexandre Grenier and Mike Budge.  Sponsored by the Committee of the Annual Pilgrimage to Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine from pilgrims of the Dioceses of Ottawa-Cornwall, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, St-Jérôme and Kingston.  Join:

ZOOM TRIVIA NIGHT:  In support of the ecumenical Christian Campus Ministry that serves students and staff at Algonquin College.  Friday, December 3, 7:00 pm.  Organize a team of your own or join other participants.  Freewill donation.  Hosted by St. Stephen's Anglican Church.  Zoom link: click here.  Info: Jack Wilson

BRIDGE OF ROSES - SCREENING AT HOLY REDEEMER PARISH:  At Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Friday, December 3, & Saturday, December 4, 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 5, 2:30 pmAdmission is free.  Please pre-register to secure your seat: Info:; 613-836-1764.

SEEK HIS FACE:  Hosted by Magnificat Ministries. Friday, December 3, 7:15 - 9:00 pm featuring Eucharistic praise & worship and Saturday, December 4, 9:30 - 11:00 am featuring teaching and ministry on discipleship and spiritual growth.  Live-streamed.  Info:  Free will offering.

MASS FOR HEALING AND RECONCILIATION AT ST. ISIDORE, KANATA:  With guest Father Daryold Winkler from Saint Basil's Parish, on Saturday, December 4, 4:00 pm.  Kateri Native Ministries will provide music and a short presentation.  Please pre-register at Info:

BRIDGE OF ROSES - SCREENING AT HOLY REDEEMER PARISH:  Come and see the movie that some say is the greatest story never told - the story of Our Lady of the Cape!  At Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata, Friday, December 3, & Saturday, December 4, 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 5, 2:30 pmAdmission is free.  Please pre-register to secure your seat: Info:; 613-836-1764.

ONLINE CHRISTMAS AUCTION:  Hosted by the CWL and Knights of Columbus of St. John the Apostle Parish.  View items at  A variety of gifts to start your Christmas shopping!  December 4 - December 12.  Info:;

TOUTIÈRES FUNDRAISING FOR ST. THERESA PARISH:  The Knights of Columbus Council 16005 of St. Theresa Parish are busy baking Tourtières for $10 (1 large pie or 3 small pies).  All proceeds towards maintenance of the parish.  To order: contact Roger Richard (613-277- 5423; until December 5.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FO RTHE VIGIL AND FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION:  Eucharistic Adoration will start following the 7:00 pm Mass on December 7 and continue overnight and throughout the day until 4:00 pm on December 8 at St. Maurice Church, 4 Perry St., Nepean.  Info: 613 225-4350.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  30th Immaculate Heart of Mary Concert with Ottawa Catholic School Board Chamber Choir, Kanata Choral Society, IHM Choir, Ottawa Wind Ensemble-Brass and Suzannah Waddington.  YouTube:  December 13 - January 6.  Voluntary donation.  Info: 613-791-9115.

SIMBANG GABI:  Simbang Gabi is a devotional nine-day series of Masses practiced by Filipino Catholics in anticipation of Christmas.  It is an Advent tradition.  At Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320 Olmstead St., Ottawa, December 15 - 23, 7:00 pm.  Info: 613-746-8503.

REUNITE US UNDER ONE ROOF:  The Knights of Columbus, Saint Patrick Basilica Council 12158 (485), with the support of the Ontario Knights of Columbus State Council, ask for your support to help a family bring their special needs child home.  The house addition to accommodate 3 year old Marie-Ange's medical care is already underway.  Your donations will help finish this project before Christmas!  More info and donations may be made through the following link:

START THE NEW YEAR WITH ALPHA AT ST. MAURICE PARISH:  Alpha online starts January 13 2022, 8:00 pm.  Click here for more details and to register  Everyone is welcome!

Updated by James Colynuck dated November 25, 2021