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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR MAY:  That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS That we may have priests and consecrated religious to show us the Lord’s kindness, we pray to the Lord.

TAMARACK RACE WEEKENDSunday May 27. The annual marathon will have an impact on the church and 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 between Fairmont and Island Park
Richmond Road between Island Park and Athlone
Athlone between Richmond and Scott
Scott between Athlone and Sir Fredrick Banting
Sir Frederick Banting and Colombine
Scott eastbound between Churchill and Island Park
Scott westbound between Island Park and Parkdale
Island Park between Scott and Richmond Road
Sir John A Macdonald Parkway between Island Park and Booth Street

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays June 10th.  You are welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL & LUNCHEON:  Sunday, June 17th after Sunday Mass.  More information will be available.

COMING PARISH EVENTS:  Summer events not listed above include a Garage Sale in June and later in July/ August our Parish BBQ.  Our bulletin takes “a vacation” during the summer so please always check for posters during the summer in the hall entrance.

COFFEE SUNDAYS:  3rd Sunday of each month after Mass - February to May

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

PARISH OUTREACH:  3rd Friday of each month - February to May

HEAVENLY VOICES:  Two of our parishioners passed along special compliments to our Sunday Vigil (Saturday) and our Sunday choirs for their heavenly voices.  They attended several very large churches while on their recent travels but they say that none compared to Holy Rosary!  Thank you to both choirs and their talented Directors Robin Guy and Saturday Choir Director Maureen Moloughney.

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.

USED STAMPS Ever wonder what this is on the back table of the church?  Those used stamps are collected for drop off at St Patrick's Basilica by a parishioner.  Imagine - Thousands of used stamps from across the city are sorted across many CWL dining room tables and shipped to the Redemptorists  Order. One used stamp feeds one hungry child for one day.  PS: Keep a little baggie or envelope in your Sunday Envelope box and keep adding to it.  Ask your family members and neighbours to save them for you.  Bring us your stamps!

HOLY ROSARY BOOK EXCHANGE:  Fill our minds with "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure " - Phil. 4:8.  Lots of interesting books!  Come browse and take books home to read.  You may keep them, return them or pass them on.

PARKDALE FOOD CENTRE - YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK:  You can make a difference in the lives of low-income families, seniors and individuals threatened by hunger by donating non-perishable items.  Donations can be left at the front entrance of the Church.  Donated items will be delivered to the Parkdale Food Centre.

Employment Opportunities

COME JOIN THE CHILDREN'S CHOIR AT NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL: Your commitment includes Wednesday rehearsals, 6:00 - 7:30 pm and two Sunday Masses per month at 9:00 am (you don’t need to give up your parish). We welcome children from primary grades to high school. No experience needed, no charge, no audition, and free parking. Qualifies as volunteer hours for teens. The conductor can be reached directly at

OFFICE AND SACRISTANS AT HOLY ROSARY:  We are looking for people to help with the Holy Rosary Parish Office on Weds and/or Fridays 11-2:00 p.m. to answer the phone, book masses, etc.  We are also looking for people interested in Sacristy work during the week or on weekends. Contact the Parish Office or ask Father Rick, Deacon Mathew or Donita Alexander if you are interested.

WAUPOOS FAMILY FARM IS RECRUITING NREW RESIDENT FAMILIES:  Looking for an opportunity to pray, work and play, while serving families in need?  Waupoos Family Farm, a Catholic ministry to the poor, is recruiting three families for a 2-3 year commitment.  Living together in community, the farm residents play a role in ministering to visiting families in need, and fostering an atmosphere of warmth, hospitality, hope, and joy.  Farm residents help care for the upkeep of the farm property, which is located just south of the Ottawa airport.  Learn more or ask for info package: office (613-822-2189);

Diocesan and Community Events

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY:  St. Mary’s Church, 100 Young St., Fri., May 25, 7-9pm.  Speaker: Chris Currie.  Theme: Come All Who are Thirsty.  Worship Team: Joan Mathew. M.C.: Chris Keyes.  Prayer teams will be available.  A reception will follow.  Info:, 613-728-9811, ext. 720.

BUS TRIP TO OLD MONTREAL & ST. JOSEPH ORATORY:  With Knights of Columbus Council 16005, St. Theresa Parish, Sat., May 26. Cost: $36.  Funds raised will go to support the children's liturgy program at St.  Theresa parish.  Info:

PRO-LIFE MASS: Monthly pilgrimage of Masses to pray for the establishment of a Pro-Life Centre in Ottawa.  St. Peter Parish, 1640 Heatherington Rd., Sat., May 26, 10 am.  Everyone welcome.  Info:; 613-831-2515.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMUBS COUNCIL #16714 - ROAST BEEF DINNER: Join the St. Augustine Parish Community Sat., May 26 for dinner following the 4:30 pm Mass.  Tickets are $20 for a full Roast Beef Dinner with all the fixings.  Funds raised will go towards St. Augustine Parish Community Revitalization Projects.  Tickets: text or call 613-869-2757. Limited tickets available.

LECTURE BY DR. PETER KWASNIEWSKI: The Supreme Expression of the Lex Orandi: Twelve Truths of the Faith Transmitted by the Roman Canon. Hosted by St. Clement Parish.  Books available after lecture.  Complementary refreshments.  Saint Paul University Auditorium, 223 Main St., Sat., May 26, 7:00 p.m.  Free (suggested donation $10).  Info:

FOCCUS PREMARRIAGE INVENTORY - FACILITATOR TRAINING: Ideal for priests, deacons, new FOCCUS facilitators and those needing an update to most recent FOCCUS program (4th Edition). Sat., May 26, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica. Cost $120, incl. facilitator manual and lunch. Registration until May 1. Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025x231) or (

PALLATIVE CARE FOCUS GROUPS:  The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) in collaboration with Pallium Canada and Dominican University College, has initiated focus-groups with some Catholic parishes in Ottawa. The purpose of the focus-groups is to ascertain the questions that are being asked by the faithful with regards to what palliative care is, Catholic teaching on end-of-life issues, and the support mechanisms they feel are needed as a person prepares to die, including subsequent bereavement.  Sun., May 27, 1-3 p.m. at Good Shepherd Parish (

SESSIONS FOR SENIORS - AGING SOCIETY:  St Mary parish, 100 Young St. on May 28, and June 7 & 14, 6:30-9:00pm.  Topics: physical and mental health; caregiver support; community resources. Speakers from Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. All parishes welcome to see if parishioners could benefit from programme. Contact:

HEART OF WORSHIP ADORATION NIGHT:  Worship Jesus in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Tues., May 29, 7pm at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata. The evening includes praise and worship music, silent adoration, a short talk and the opportunity for confession, followed by food and fellowship. Info: (613) 836-1764,

WILLS & EXECUTOR DUTIES: Speaker: Marcia Green, Nelligan O’Brien Payne.  At Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue, Wed., May 30 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  RSVP:; 613-233-1143.

THE COUNCIL ON AGING OF OTTAWA 9th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SPIRITUALITY AND AGING: The Spiritual Journey of Life. Wed., May 30, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. With Louise Profeit-Leblanc, C.N.A. and Sr. Anne Taylor, gsic.  Discussion facilitated by Dr. Lee McCoy.  Limited space. Register online: Info: 613-789-3577 x101;

FOUNDATIONS IN PARISH NURSING:  National, ecumenical education program for registered nurses, hosted by the Institute for Ongoing Formation at St. Peter’s Seminary.   Summer Residency Program, July 8 - 14 at Brescia University College, London.  Registration deadline is May 31, 2018.  Info/application:

‘THE BEAUTY OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION’ SEMINAR:  The Good Shepherd Parish, May 31, 7:30pm.  For teachers and homeschooling parents.  Speakers will touch on the essence of Catholic education, how to integrate faith throughout the curriculum, and how to search for quality resources.  RSVP:  Info: Academia Stella Maris (343-883-6600).

COLF CONFERENCE 2018 - THE JOY OF MARRIAGE: EMBRACING GOD'S VISION HUMANAE VITAE AT 50: Examining the profound theological, pastoral, and prophetic implications of blessed Paul VI’s encyclical.  Featuring the Most Rev. Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, Dr. Janet E. Smith, Patrick Coffin, and Dr. Michel G. MacDonald. All are welcome. Infinity Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive, Ottawa, May 31 & June 1.  Cost: $195. Info:

5 WEEK TEACHING SERIES:  'Walking in the footsteps of Christ on the Road of Salvation' presented by Catholic speaker James McEachern. No registration fee. Come and enjoy the Word of God in fellowship and faith. Please register by email: or call parish office 613-727-1067x221.  St. Monica Parish Hall, 2080 Merivale Rd.  Thursdays, May 31 - June 28, 7:00 pm. Hosted by St. Monica Church. Info:

WILLS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, PROBATE, EXECUTORS, TAX TIPS FOR SENIORS; CATHOLIC CEMETERY SERVICES; PLANNED GIVING:  On Sunday, June 3, 1:00 p.m., a 1½ hour presentation covering the above topics will be given at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish hall, 5338 Bank St., by professionals in their field.  Refreshments served; all are welcome.  Please indicate your attendance with the Development Office of the Archdiocese 613-738-5025 x202,

CURSILLO GRAND ULTREYA:  Summer Cursillo gathering, Wed., June 6, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church, 44 Rothesay Dr. Mass, followed by two speakers (youth & adult movements).  Social to follow.  The names of the rectors for the upcoming women’s and men's Cursillos will be announced.  Contact: Susan Lamarre (  All are welcome.

WAUPOOS FAMILY FARM AGM:  The Waupoos community will gather together Sat., June 9, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, to review highlights from the past year, refresh the roster of the Board of Directors (new Board members are welcome), and plan for the next chapter in fulfilling the farm's mission to provide vacations to families in need.  Membership in The Waupoos Foundation is required in order to participate in AGM votes, and membership registration can be completed on-site.  An appreciation lunch for volunteers and the farm's resident families will follow.  Waupoos Family Farm, 2050 Rideau Road.  RSVP and info:; (613-822-2189).

A ROYAL AFFAIR Saturday, June 9th – 8:00pm to 12:00 at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts.  Interested in a fun evening as a parish group for Charity “Serenity Renewal” founded by Sister Louise Dunn?  Join us at this benefit in support of families troubled by addiction, and they invite you to dress as your favourite Royal or come as you are and enjoy a fun evening of finger foods, entertainment and dancing.  You can ask the Charity’s Secretary and our Choir member Brian Buckley for more information.  Tickets ($50) are available online at

ST. PIUS X ALUMNI SOCIAL EVEING: In recognition of the school’s 60th anniversary this year and to help raise funds for the school, it is hosting a social evening for alumni and friends. St. Pius X High School, 1481 Fisher Ave., Sat., June 9, 7:00 – 11:00 pm.  Cost: $10 cover charge. Sponsored by St. Pius X Parents Foundation and Staff. Info:

FASHION IN A ROLE MODEL VACUUM: Fashion is a way to express our unique identity and shape social attitudes. Join TREnDs guest speaker Shannon Joseph ( in discussing how we as young women and men can make choices that accentuate our natural dignity without sacrificing style. Lunch and childcare provided. Register at In the Scavi at Saint Patrick Basilica, June 10, 1:30 – 2:30 pm.  FREE but must register.

LIFESTYLE TRANSITIIONS IN RETIREMENT SEMINAR:  For those facing changes to their health and home. Essential information and discussion with leading senior health care providers. Sun., June 10, 1-4 pm, in Holy Spirit Parish Hall, 1489 Shea Rd., Stittsville. Info & RSVP (to help with catering): 613 836-8881.

PILGRIMAGE TO RUSSIA INFO MEETING:  Pilgrimage to Russia with Fr. Michael Scherrey, CC. Sept. 15-26, 2018. 12 days/10 nights.  Price includes all costs except lunches. $4579 per person (double occ.).  Info meeting: Sun., June 10, 2:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Parish.  Info: Laurie Dooley (613-732-5739); (

TWO-DAY PILGRIMAGE - OUR LADY OF THE CAPE SHRINE: Private Mass by candlelight and more. Includes transportation, overnight accommodation and two meals. June 11-12, departing 8:00 a.m. from St. Augustine Parish. Cost per person: $175 single; $150 double. Hosted by St. Augustine Parish. Info: Ms. Natalie Brule; Parish Office (613-225-7388).

DIOCESAN COUNCIL OTTAWA - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE AGM:  50 Years + of Solidarity: Growth & Challenges.  Development and Peace Office, Suite 207, Archdiocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, June 12, 6:30 pm. Info:

ST. PATRICK'S HOME FOUNDATION SECOND ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: An afternoon of golf, followed by dinner, and silent auction. Prizes with contests and giveaways throughout the day. Registration fee includes: Green fees, golf cart rental, lunch & gourmet dinner.  Kanata Golf & Country Club, 7000 Campeau Dr., Tues., June 12, 11:00 a.m. registration, 12:00 p.m. tee off. Cost: $200 individual, $800 foursome. Info:

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY MASS: Each year we gather around our Archbishop to celebrate and give thanks for the foundation of the diocese of Bytown on the 25th of June 1847 and the anniversary of its elevation to an archdiocese on the 8th of June, 1886. This year, at the celebration which will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral on Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m., we will acknowledge the fact that Mother Élisabeth Bruyère has recently been declared Venerable by Pope Francis.  All are most welcome.

ST. PATRICK'S PARISH, MOUNT ST. PATRICK:  Is celebrating their 175th Anniversary as the oldest parish in the Diocese of Pembroke.  A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Mulhall on Sat., June 16, 10:00 a.m. followed by a procession to the Holy Well.  Festive reception on the church grounds.  All are welcome!  Info:; 613-432-8525.

ANNUAL COMMUNITY APPRECIATION EVENING: Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores of Ottawa, Sat., June 16, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at 1620 Merivale Rd. BBQ with hotdogs and the fixings, pasta salad, salad and pop for free.  Learn more about the good charitable works of Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, a 100% Ottawa based charity giving back to those in need in Ottawa. Info:

MOVIE - THE AWAKENING OF A GIANT: About the life of Saint Veronica Giuliani.  Playing at Imagine Cinemas, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, June 22-28, every day at 4pm, 7pm and 9pm.  Cost: $7 adults; $5 child or senior.  Info:

CNEWA HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: Discover places of the Bible in Israel and Palestine, meet local Christians and see CNEWA projects. Priority given to Catholic Women's League members. June 24 - July 5, 2018.  Cost: $3,275.  Includes airfare from Montreal, hotel (double occupancy), bus, guide, breakfast & supper. Deadline: April 16. Info:; 613-738-9666;

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOLD SHEPHERD - LEVEL 1 CATECHIST FORMATION COURSE: For those with an interest in the spiritual development of young children at home, school or parish.  At Good Shepherd Parish July 9-14, 2018 and for a week in summer 2019. Info & registration form at  Info: Sarah MacDonald-McLean ( Sponsored by Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS/OTTAWA HEART INSTITUTE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT:  The 19th Annual Knights of Columbus (Council 485) Charitable Golf Tournament in support of the Ottawa Heart Institute will be held on August 10, 2018 at Mountain Creek Golf Club, Arnprior, Ontario.  All monies collected from donations go to the Ottawa Heart Institute.  You can provide your prize/donation directly to a golf committee member or contact them to arrange for pick-up.  See website for details:

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES PILGRIMAGE: All-inclusive Catholic pilgrimage to Ireland for this year’s World Meeting of Families with an additional trip to Lourdes, France, August 20 - 31. Full-day excursions including Knock Shrine, and attend the final Mass with Pope Francis. Cost: $4,695, pp/do. Info or to arrange a parish presentation:  contact Ottawa based ‘Joe Walsh Tours’ (613-686-6143);;

SEVEN DAY DIRECTED RETREAT:  At Galilee Centre, 398 John St., Arnprior, August 25-31, 2018.  Facilitated by Fr. Roy Boucher OMI, Fr. Richard Kelly OMI and Sr. Lucille Germain CSJ.  Receive individual spiritual direction in an atmosphere of silence and prayer.  Cost: $690 (some limited bursaries are available).  Info: 613-623-4242 or

PILGRIMAGE TO RUSSIA With Fr. Michael Scherrey, Companions of the Cross. Sept 6-17, 2018. 12 days/10 nights.  Price includes all fares, fees, tips, stipends, taxes, & meals except lunches& Russian Visa. $4579 per person (double occupancy) Toronto departure.  For information contact Laurie Courchesne-Dooley (613-732-5739)

A MASS OF QUESTIONS/THE EUCHARSTIC CELEBRATION: Join Pierre LaViolette, part-time lecturer at Saint Paul University, in an exploration of biblical, historical, liturgical and practical issues related to the Mass. Holy Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St., Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., starting Sept. 13. Cost: $80 with proceeds going to charity. Info: Registration: or 613-232-5347.

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND & LITHUANIA "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. FAUSTINA": Join Fr. Waldemar Podlasz SDS of Divine Infant parish on a 14 day tour. Beginning in Vilnius, continue travelling through Warsaw and Krakow with stops throughout. Sept 16 - 29.  Travel arrangements by International Heritage Tours.  Info:

PILGRIMAGE TOUR OF ROME & SOUTHERN ITALY: Includes an audience with Pope Francis, visits to the Papal Basilicas of Rome, Sistine Chapel, Shrine of Padre Pio and St. Philomena. Escorted and led by Rev. Fr. Dominic Lim, OFM Conv, pastor at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish.  Sept. 23 - Oct. 5, 2018.  Cost: $3,950/person (shared accommodation). Info: Helene Makuch 416-619-4519 or (

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE/TOUR: St Isidore parish, co-led by Fr. Virgil Amirthakumar, Pastor and the Rev. Dr. Stanford Lucyk, United Church of Canada cleric and veteran tour leader, is sponsoring a study/pilgrimage tour to Israel Oct 11-22, 2018.  Cost: $3,595 plus $750 airline and airport taxes.  Info:

PILGRIMAGE TO WASHINGTON DC: 5-days/4-nights. Departing Ottawa October 18, 2018 from St. Maurice Parish. Visiting Lancaster/Harrisburg, PA and Washington, DC. Cost: $990 per person double occupancy.  Sponsored by La Pieta Prayer Group - St Maurice Parish.  Info:

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:

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) in Canadian (CAD) or US (USD) CAD $4115 or USD $3215.  Single Supplement (if desired): CAD $930 or USD $726.  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 -

Updated by James Colynuck dated May 24, 2018