First Saturday of
Marian Devotions: 8:30 AM
Mass: 9:00 AM
Tuesday to Friday 12:15 PM
Vigil Mass - Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM
INTENTIONS OF THE
HOLY FATHER FOR
That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply
their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS:
Third Sunday of Advent - December 17.
For men and women called by the Lord to be priests, deacons and consecrated
religious, that the peace of Christ will guide their hearts and minds as
they proclaim the good news of salvation to His people, we pray to the Lord.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP: Prayer Teams will be
here to serve you on the following Sunday on December 17th. You are most welcome to come and
receive prayer for your personal needs.
CARLETON CHRISTMAS DINNER:
Once again Holy Rosary Parish will be participating in the
Carleton Tavern Annual Christmas Day Dinner. For
information see the posters on the bulletin boards.
JOURNEY OF HOPE -
FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED CATHOLICS:
sessions for women (Tuesdays, Mar. 20 – Apr. 24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) and men
(Thursdays, Mar. 22 – May 3, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.).
Cost: $25. At Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 20 Grant St.
Register by March 16:
Mary Jane Manley (613-294-1308).
STAMPS FOR THE POOR: Please save the
stamps from your Christmas cards and drop them in the jar at the back of the
church. We donate these stamps to the Redemptorist Fathers and they are used
to provide meals for the poor. We collect all year but this is the season
when people receive the most mail. Thanks for your support.
WINTER CLOTHING FOR THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH:
Donations of winter coats and boots are welcomed for the monthly Community
Outreach Luncheons which resumed in October.
Please place any donations in the box outside of the parish hall
downstairs. Pray for the success of
the luncheons and those in need spiritually and physically in our community.
REMEMBER THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FOR CHRISTMAS:
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.
pick up a Capital Campaign envelopes at the back of the church.
CAPITAL BUILDING FUND DONATION CHALLENGE!
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 a Capital Campaign
envelope at the back of the church.
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
PARKDALE FOOD CENTRE - YOUR
LOCAL FOOD BANK:
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 & Volunteer Opportunities
COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES:
Responsible for programs that enrich the spiritual, educational and social
lives of parish youth. Description:
Candidates to submit a letter of interest and resume to
Salary commensurate with training & experience. Position open until filled.
COMMUNITY HELPERS TRAINING:
4 session programme; reach out to isolated seniors. Topics: ageism,
mental/physical/spiritual health, elder abuse, loss and grief and diversity.
St Isidore Parish Hall, 1135 March Rd.,
Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. Info: Megan
Diocesan and Community Events
MOVIE NIGHT -
St. Margaret Mary Parish with Friends of Madonna House will be showing
Restless Heart, the first
full-length feature movie on St. Augustine. Popcorn and soft drinks
available. St. Margaret Mary Parish,
5 Fairbairn St., Fri., Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m. Free admission. Info:
A WONDERFUL LIFE’:
All proceeds to the Ottawa Catholic Education Foundation to help needy
students. Ottawa Family Cinema, Notre Dame HS, 710 Broadview, Fri.,
Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m. Cost: $6 advance; $8 at door. Info:
ST. ELIZABETH ADVENT RETREAT:
Focuses on the Sunday Gospel readings of Advent. Presentations by Fr.
Daryold Winkler. Refreshments.
St. Elizabeth Church,
Sat., Dec. 9, 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Free will offering. Info:
Monthly pilgrimage of Masses to pray for the establishment of a Pro-life
Centre in Ottawa. Notre Dame
Cathedral Basilica, Sussex Dr. & St. Patrick St.,
Sat., Dec. 9, 10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Pro-life Doctors. Info:
CAROLLERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT FUNDRAISER:
Saint Joseph Church, Orleans, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd., Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.
40th anniversary Gala Concert and first time in Orleans, the
Stairwell Carollers will be singing in many languages. Benefits to the
financial campaign to renovate the Church, a historical landmark. Tickets at
parish office or at concert, if space available.
Cost: $20; children under 12 free.
FAMILY ADVENT EVENT:
Join Academia Stella Maris for a free family event to await the birth of our
King! Adoration, activities for children and Pot Luck dinner. Chili will be
provided by Academia Stella Maris. Register at:
or 343-883-6600. At The Good Shepherd Parish,
Sun., Dec. 10, 3:00 p.m.
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY 26th CHRISTMAS
1758 Alta Vista
Dr., Sun., Dec. 10, 3:00 p.m. The
Ottawa Catholic School Board Chamber choir, the Kanata Choral Society,
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Choir accompanied by the Ottawa Wind
Ensemble and joined by tenor soloist Dr. Fraser Rubens.
In support of the Heron Emergency Food Centre. Freewill
offering. Info: (613-791-9115).
MAY PILGRIMAGE TO
POLAND INFO MEETING:
Info evening in St. Patrick Basilica basement, Mon., Dec. 11, 7pm.
Info: Fr. Kennedy 613-614-1632.
RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD ADVENT MISSION:
Theme: The Beatitudes. Led by Fr. Roman Rystar. Starting at weekend Masses,
Dec. 9 - 10
Mon. - Wed., Dec. 11 - 13, 7:00 p.m.
1940 Saunderson Dr. Info:
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE AT NOTRE DAME
All are invited to take part in the Eucharistic Celebration presided by
Msgr. Terrence Prendergast, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. on the feast of Our
Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas, and National Day of Prayer in
Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. Join members of Ottawa’s Hispanic
community from Sagrada Familia parish in celebrating Mary, Queen of the
Americas, and ask her to intercede for us, that she may grant peace and
reconciliation to all peoples and nations.
Info: Cathedral Office (613-241-7496).
HOOD ANNOUNCE '40+ CHRISTIAN
40+ social group for single Christian men & women to meet, socialize,
fellowship & perhaps find that special someone, in order to explore the
larger plan that God has for their lives. Join at
Meet & Greet at Malone's Restaurant, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Fri., Dec.
15, 6:30 p.m. $10/year
membership + event costs.
OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:
All night prayer (33 rosaries) at St. Patrick Basilica,
Fri., Dec. 15, 8:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Info: Naomi (613-825-9704).
Filipino Novena Mass for Christmas, having its roots in antiquity with
Rorate Coelo "Mass." Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320
Olmstead St., Vanier, Dec. 15 – 23. Confessions at 6:45 p.m. followed by Mass at 7:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS GIFT & BAKE SALE:
St. Ignatius the Martyr Parish, 518 Donald St., in the Parish Hall.
Sat., Dec. 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Assortment of home-baked goods; new
and gently used gift items.
Raffle on Festive Gift Basket.
MOVIE NIGHT AT BLESSED SACRAMENT: A public
screening of the movie, Popieluszko: Freedom is Within Us, a movie
about Blessed Jerzy Popieluzko, the Polish martyr, and inspiration for our
times. Movie is in Polish with English subtitles. Drinks and snacks
provided. Movie runs 3 hours; 30 min. intermission half way. Dec. 16,
6:30 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 194 Fourth Ave.
Good will offering. Info:
NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT PRECEDED BY
NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE DESIGNATION:
The choirs of Notre Dame Cathedral will present a Choral Celebration on
Sun., Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. Free will offering. The concert will be
preceded by a ceremony for the unveiling of a historical plaque by the
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada at 2 pm. This plaque
will confirm the designation of the Cathedral as a national historic site.
Representatives of the federal government will be in attendance. The
Archbishop's Christmas reception will follow in the parish hall. Everyone is
welcome. Info: 613-241-7496.
OTTAWA CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD CHOIRS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT:
Mon., Dec. 18, 7:00 p.m.
at St. Basil Church, Maitland Ave. north of the 417 exit.
Featuring the OCSB Children's, Boys' and Chamber Choirs and guests.
Tickets: $15 at the door.
Refreshments. Info: Lesley
Cameron, Publicity Coordinator, OCSB Choirs,
STAR CHRISTMAS MOVIE-PARTY:
Stage show; free gift to all kids; Christmas treat plus the new animated
movie THE STAR. Charity event to help families in need. Ottawa Family Cinema
at Notre Dame Catholic HS, 710 Broadview Ave., Sat., Dec. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets in advance $9; at the door $12. Hosted by Ottawa Family
Cinema Foundation. Info:
RISE UP 2017 IN OTTAWA:
A national conference, Dec. 28 – Jan. 1 at The Westin Ottawa, for young adults hosted by
CCO. Prices increase after Nov 15.
OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD,
31 December 2017 Sunday Evening:
St. Maurice Church, 4 Perry St, Nepean, for a New Year's Eve Celebration of
Prayer and Worship in the church. Dec
31, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Mass at 11:00 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament, Rosaries, the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. Info:
BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEON AT ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE PARISH:
Speaker Ian Henderson,
Bereavement and Support Ottawa
is a grief educator and facilitator. Speaking at the St John the
Apostle monthly Bereavement Group Luncheon, 2340 Baseline Rd. on Jan. 9,
11:30 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room. All are welcome.
Bring your own lunch. Info: Mary Ellen (613-224-0030).
SESSION - MARIAN PILGRIMAGE:
Join Fr. Matthew Keshwah on 11 day Marian Pilgrimage to Our Lady of
Guadalupe (Mexico City), Our Lady of Sorrows & Our Lady of Good Success
(Quito, Ecuador), May 19-29, 2018.
St. John the Apostle, Sun., Jan. 14, 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $2,999/person double;
$3,259/person single. Info: David Hnatiw 613-620-1196;
2018 WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS &
The 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated
Jan. 14, 2018. Theme of Pope Francis' message: "Welcoming,
protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees".
At Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Jan. 14, 2:30 p.m. Flags will be in
the Cathedral balconies as a visible sign of your participation.
Traditional dishes to share at the Reception in the Cathedral Hall
following the Mass should be brought to the hall before 2:15 p.m.
Those in national dress are to be in the hall before 2:00 p.m.
Please confirm group attendance and the name of the
person responsible to Deacon Gilles Ouellette (email@example.com)
before Jan. 5.
Sister+Hood, in collaboration with St. John the Apostle Church (2340
Baseline Rd), is pleased to offer Jeff Cavin's “Unlocking the Mystery of the
Bible.” Open to men and women; runs for 8 weeks, every Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00
Cost: $25, includes student workbook. Registration: Karen 613-806-0377;
or at the parish office.
YOUTH DAY 2019:
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:
CINEMA FORUM NIGHT:
Film viewing and discussion on the lives of the saints (one saint/evening).
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 320 Olmstead, Vanier. Last Friday of
every month starting Jan. 26. Info:
At Resurrection of Our Lord Parish,
February 23, 24 & 25, 2018. Please call the parish office: 613-733-4661
before Dec. 15, 2017. Cost: $100.
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT:
Join Catholics from across North
America at the premier conference on the New Evangelization
April 27 - 28, 2018. At the
Infinity Convention Centre, Ottawa and webcast to host sites across Canada
and the US. World-class Catholic speakers: Michael Dopp, George Weigel,
Patrick Madrid, Curtis Martin, Sr. Ann Shields, and more. Register online:
Sponsored by Mission of the Redeemer
Fr. Matthew Keshwah on 11 day Marian Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe
(Mexico City), Our Lady of Sorrows & Our Lady of Good Success (Quito,
Ecuador), May 19-29, 2018.
Cost: $2,999/person double; $3,259/person single. Info: David
DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE & THE
BLACK MODONNA: Join Fr. Daryl Kennedy on 9 day
pilgrimage to Poland, May 24 - June 1, 2018. Visit places related to the
Polish Saints: John Paul II, Faustina Kowaska and Maximilian Kolbe. The
Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow and the Black Madonna at Jasna Gore
Monastery. Info: David (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
Updated by James Colynuck dated December 8, 2017 †