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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR FEBRUARY:  That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS:  That the Holy Spirit will assist all those discerning a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life to discover the truth of God’s call, we pray to the Lord.

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

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays March 11th and April 8th.  You are welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

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

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

HOW WILL YOU PREPARE FOR LENT?:  Join us for special Lenten Activities at Holy Rosary.  We will be praying the Stations of the Cross on Fridays @ 7 p.m. during Lent. After Sunday masses during Lent, we will also have a short video (5-10 minutes) in the parish hall and have a brief discussion (5-15 minutes).

PERMANENT DIACONATE - INFORMATION SESSIONS: Is the Lord calling you to the Permanent Diaconate? Come and discover what the diaconate is all about. All men in the Archdiocese are invited; married men are encouraged to come with their wives. If you wish to attend a session or get more info, please contact Deacon Michael Seath (613-324-0007); (  1of 3 info sessions: Mon., Feb. 26, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 20 Grant St. in the hall.

JOURNEY OF HOPE - A PROGRAM FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED CATHOLICS: Six week 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).

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.

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.

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

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.

ST. MAURICE PARISH SEEKING PART-TIME COORDINATOR OF PARISH MINISTRIES: The position could begin as early as April of this year. The parish will receive applications until February 28 at ( No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CAMPION COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Campus Minister. Deadline: Tues., March 13. Further details and info:

Diocesan and Community Events

MESSAGE BY POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2018:  The 2018 Message of Pope Francis for Lent is titled "Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold" (Matthew 24:12). In his message, the Holy Father invites the entire Church to experience this time of grace anew, with joy and in truth. "Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know that this is never the case in the heart of God! He constantly gives us a chance to begin loving anew."  Message.

ARCHBISHOP'S LETTER FOR LENT 2018:  Archbishop Prendergast’s Letter for Lent 2018 is now available on our website here or from your parish.

VIGIL OR EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Pray 33 Rosaries throughout the night.  Saint Patrick Basilica, Fri., Feb 16.  Info: Naomi Visser (613-825-9704).

THE TRINITY AND THE INCARNATION: One day Lenten retreat with talk on the Holy Trinity by Fr. Hezuk Shroff and talk on the Incarnation by the Sisters of the Queenship of Mary. Confessions, Holy Eucharist, Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, hymn singing by Maureen Brannan accompanied by Jeanne Joinette on the piano, prayer and fellowship. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Holy Redeemer Church, 44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, Sat., Feb. 17, 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Cost: $20; $25 after Feb. 10. Sponsored by Holy Redeemer Knights of Columbus Council 9544. Info: or 613-591-3641.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION - Rite of Election & Calling of Candidates to Lenten Renewal:  Notre Dame Cathedral. Sun., February 18, 2:30 p.m. Parish participation form, available here, to be submitted by Tues., Feb. 6. All family & friends are welcome.

FAMILY DAY WITH THE ARCHBISHOP: At Waupoos Family Farm, 2050 Rideau Rd. on Mon., Feb. 19, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The day includes Mass, hot dog lunch, skating, sledding and a bonfire, or relaxing inside the lodge. All families welcome! Goodwill donation. Limited space. Register at  Sponsored by Family & Youth Ministry Office. Info:;

THE JESUS WE'RE ACHING FOR:  An opportunity for spiritual growth during the season of Lent.  St. Elizabeth Parish, 1303 Leaside Ave. (at Merivale), Tuesdays during Lent, 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 20.  No cost.  Info:; 613-725-2242.

INFO MEETING - CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION: There has been a significant amount of action in Ottawa, Ontario and Canada with the implementation of the bubble zone law, PC Leadership race, and the Summer Jobs program. Find out more information on all of these issues and hear about the National March for Life.  Jim Hughes, CLC President will attend.  St. Patrick Basilica Scavi, Feb. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Info:; 613-729-0379.

YOUNG ADULT FAITH GROUP: For all Catholic young adults ages 15-35 from any parish. Variety of activities including prayer, spiritual discussions and presentations, socialization and fellowship. Bring family and friends. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Dr., Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m.  Hosted by Fr. Estephan Farah. Info:

CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT AT GALILIEE CENTRE, ARNPRIOR:   With Anglican Deacon Christine Jannasch.  Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m. – Feb. 25, 11:00 a.m.  A three-day immersion into silence led by Contemplative Outreach of Eastern Ontario.  Cost:  $350. Info: (613-623-4242 ext. 21); (

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY: Worship Team: Warren Scherr. Speaker: Chris Currie. M.C.: Michael Sarich.  Prayer teams will be available.  Reception will follow. St. Mary Church, 100 Young St., Feb. 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Info: 613-728-9811, ext. 720;

FREE CINEMA FORUM NIGHT:  Film viewing and discussion on the lives of the saints. Featuring St. Joseph of Cupertino. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320 Olmstead St., Vanier, Fri., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Every last Friday of the month. Free. Info:; (613-746-8503).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION:  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.  Info: 613-733-4661;

CANADIAN MILITARY PYSCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA SPEAKERS' EVENT: Author Adam Montgomery explores how war and peacekeeping trauma affected Canadian soldiers from 1914 to 2014. Books will be available for signing.  (Some listeners may find this event disturbing.) Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte, Feb. 24, 12:00 p.m. Info:

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS: A continuation of the pilgrimage of Masses to pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Center in Ottawa.  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320 Olmstead St., Vanier, Sat., Feb. 24, 10:00 am. Sponsored by Pro-life Doctors. Info: or 613-831-2515.

SPAGETTI & KARAOKE FUNDRAISER DINNER: Open to everyone. Proceeds to the St. Theresa Building Maintenance fund. Door prize: Senators Hockey Tickets. St. Theresa Parish Hall, 95 Somerset St. West, Sat., Feb. 24, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Cost: $15 for adults and $5 for children under age 10. Hosted by The Knights of Columbus - St. Theresa the Little Flower Council 16005. Info & tickets: Roger Richard (613-277-5423) or Daniel Boyer (613-421-5200).

JULIAN:  A One Woman Play featuring Sr. Anne Kathleen McLaughlin, GSIC.  Offered as an opportunity for spiritual growth during Lent, JULIAN is a dramatic monologue on the life of Julian of Norwich, the 14th century English mystic. At St. Elizabeth Parish, 1303 Leaside Ave. on Sat., Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m.  Free will offering. Info:; 613-725-2242.

CALLED AND GIFTED SPIRITUAL GIFTS WORKSHOP: Presented by Catherine of Siena Institute. Discover the charisms the Lord has given you. Space is limited. St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St., Sat., Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Cost: $50 for members of St. Mary Parish; $60 for non-member.  Registration or info:; 613-729-8710 x734.

CELTIC MASS FOR THE SEA: Concert performed by the CAMMAC choir and ensemble. All Saints' Westboro Church, 347 Richmond Rd., Sun., Feb. 25, 3:00 p.m.  Cost: $20; $10 for students.  Info:

ST. LEONARD YOUTH MASS: Guest speaker (after Mass): Holly Leonard, full-time missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach. Topic: How Can I Be Real With God Starting This Lent? St. Leonard Parish, Manotick, Sun., Feb. 25, 7:00 p.m.  Info:

PERMANENT DIACONATE - INFORMATION SESSIONS:  Is the Lord calling you to the Permanent Diaconate? Come discover what the diaconate is all about. All men in the Archdiocese are invited; married men are encouraged to come with their wives. If you wish to attend a session or get more info, contact Deacon Michael Seath (613-324-0007); (  3 info sessions: Mon., Feb. 26, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 20 Grant St.; Wed., Mar. 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd.; Sat., Mar. 10, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, 2414 Ogilvie Rd.

HEART OF WORSHIP - ADORATION NIGHT: Guest speaker: Deacon James Kubina. Come and worship Jesus in Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament. Praise & worship music, some silent adoration, opportunity for confession followed by food & fellowship. Tues., Feb. 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Kanata.  Info: (613-836-1764); (; (

TOO MUCH OF A STRETCH? CAN OR SHOULD CHRISTIANS PRACTICE YOGA?:  Evening Conference by Professor Kevin Flynn.  Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Room 201, Wed., Feb. 28, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Info: Sponsored by Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University. Info: Mark Slatter (613-851-1348); (

SUFFERING:  Where is God?  Hear Dr. Barry Whitney, professor emeritus of Windsor University, present this Lenten Reflection.  Dr. Whitney, a member of St. Patrick Parish, Fallowfield is a Christian apologist, who has devoted his professional career to the question of suffering and evil in the world.  His years of research and writings offer new insights and better ways to understand God and the questions of suffering, sin, and evil in the world. St. Patrick Parish, Monsignor Paul Baxter Hall, 15 Steeple Hill Cres., Thurs., Mar. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 7:00 p.m.  All are welcome. Info: parish office (613-591-1135).

THE GREENING OF SACRED SPACES (experiences from St. Geneviève's): A light lenten lunch will precede the presentation by Richard Pommainville at St. Basil Church (Maitland/Queensway), March 4, 12:00 noon. Sponsored by St. Basil's Green Team with the Mission and Social Justice Committee. Info:; 613-820-9595.

OTTAWA CATHOLIC PARENTING CHALLENGE: Take the Catholic Parenting Challenge presented by Evango and The Family & Youth Ministry Office. Step 1: Connect with other Parents, Mar. 1, 6-8 pm, St. Augustine, 1060 Baseline Road. Step 2: Take the 5 Day Challenge using short videos and simple actions to try at home. Step 3: Join the Facebook Live Chat, Mar. 8, 8-9 pm, on the Family & Youth Ministry Ottawa Page to continue the conversation. Info:,; (613-738-5025x222).

PERU MISSION FUNDRAISER - ST. PHILIP PARISH, RICHMOND:  St. Philip Church, Richmond is hosting their 5th Peru Fundraiser. All monies raised go to projects. St. Philip Church Hall, Sat., Mar. 3, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Spaghetti Dinner with live entertainment.  Tickets: Janet Seward (613-838-5864).  Cost: $25. Sponsored/hosted by St. Philip Parish. Info: 613-838-5864.

LENTEN DAY RETREAT FOR WOMEN - "The Paschal Mystery": Includes talks by Father Martin Wallace.  Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave., Ottawa, Sat., Mar. 3, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, opportunity for Confession. To register:

26TH ANNUAL LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY: “Fire on the Earth” (Luke 12:49).  Sat., Mar. 3, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.  Tickets: $25 adults; $15 youth. Info:;; (416-251-4255); (905-270-2510).

OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION PARISH MISSION: Father Lester Mendonsa, will be hosting Our Lady of the Visitation’s Parish Mission, Sat., Mar. 3, 4:30 p.m., Sun., Mar. 4, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m., Mon., Mar. 5 – Wed., Mar. 7, 7:00 p.m.  Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday. Info:

LENTEN MISSION WITH FR RYAN HOLLY: ‘Faith, Hope and Love: Living the Call to Holiness’. St John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., Sun. – Tues., Mar. 4-6, 7:00 p.m. Fr. Holly is a priest of the Diocese of Renfrew. Info: 613-829-1760.

ALL MEN CONSIDERING A CALLING TO THE PIESTHOOD:  Have you ever considered a calling to the priesthood, but simply don't know where to begin? Or what to ask?  If you're a man over 18 and have been thinking about what the priesthood is about, and how to become one, consider coming to the Priesthood Discernment Evening.  You will hear a priest give a brief testimony of his call story, followed by a question and answer period and a social.  Please mark your calendar for Thurs., Mar. 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church Hall (5 Fairbairn Ave.).  Further info: Fr. Pierre (613-558-1445); (  I also encourage you to read our vocations blog articles at for general questions that you may have about the priesthood.  Fr. Pierre Champoux, Ottawa Vocation Director.

ST PATRICK'S HOME OF OTTAWA FOUNDATION  – 5th ANNUAL SOIRÉE "A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA":  Gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment. St Patrick's Home Foundation raises funds to support the critical needs of residents in care.  Infinity Convention Centre, Mar. 8, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  Tickets: $125 each. Info:

NEW LIFE RETREAT: Would you like to take part in a life-changing, faith-building experience? Are you looking for more meaning in your life? Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ? New Life Retreat, Fri. – Mon., Mar. 9, 10, 11 & 12 at St. Mary Parish, 100 Young St.  Info or registration: (613-224-5723); (

LENT RETREAT: The Reverend Kevin Flynn leads a study 'Paschal-Shaped Life: Meditation and the Liturgies of Holy Week'. Silent meditation is included. Trinity United Church, 1099 Maitland Ave. Sat., March 10, 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  No charge. Sponsored by Ottawa Christian Meditation. Info:

ST. PATRICK DAY PARISH SOCIAL AT ST. GEORGE PARISH: Irish stew, salad and desserts. Sun., March 11, doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. Bar available. Highland Dancing and live music. Cost: $20 for adults/teens; $10 for children ages 7-11; children 6 and under are free. Tickets: No tickets at the door. St. George Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Info:; 613-724-0086.

HOLY REDEEMER PARISH LENTEN MISSION: Holy Redeemer Parish Lenten Mission will be held Mon., Mar. 12 , Tues., Mar. 13, and Wed., Mar. 14, 7:00 p.m. with Fr. Lester Mendonsa as the guest speaker. Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  Info:

JOURNEY OF HOPE – A PROGRAM FOR SEPARATED AND DIVOCED CATHOLICS: Six week 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.).  Fee: $25. At Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 20 Grant St.  Register by Mar. 16:; Mary Jane Manley (613-294-1308).

LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION:  Contemplation and Dark Night of the Soul. Through guided reflections, silent time and shared conversation at small tables, learn to understand the discernible signs of contemplative prayer and dark night of the soul experiences. St. Isidore Parish Hall, March 24, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cost: $15 includes lunch and new book. Presenter: Sr. Rosemary O'Toole, CSJ. Info:; 613-592-1961.

SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY BUFFET BRUNCH AT OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION: For the families of children with special needs in the spirit of the Autism Eats initiative in the US. A safe & judgement free environment that will allow families to enjoy a meal out with their loved ones and an opportunity to socialize with other families who share the same joys and challenges. OLV Banquet Hall, Sat., Mar. 24, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cost: $15. Info:; 613-822-1777 (leave a message).

UNBOUND CONFERENCE STUDY GROUP:  At Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville, Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, April 7-May 12 (excluding April 27 & 28). Includes viewing of the UNBOUND conference DVDs & small group discussions. Participants are required to use two resources; Neal Lozano’s book UNBOUND and the UNBOUND: Freedom in Christ Companion Guide. To register: Kim Baudouin ( Cost: $35 to cover cost of materials.

DYING HEALED WORKSHOPS: Comprehensive education on palliative care/end of life issues and preliminary training for palliative and hospice care volunteers. For those wishing to provide compassionate love and support to those in need, particularly at end of life.  April 7 & 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd.  Cost for both sessions: $35; incl. lunch. Registration required: Anastasia Bowles (613-722-1552); (; (

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: For engaged couples planning to be married in the Catholic Church. St. Theresa Parish Hall, 95 Somerset St. West, Fri., Apr. 13, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. & Sat., April 14, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Cost: $100 per couple (includes lunch). Hosted by St. Theresa Parish. Info:; 613-235-5119.

ST. JOSEPH PARISH MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKEND: For engaged couples. Cost: $150 for the weekend. Pot-luck brunch on Sunday. Info & registration:  174 Wilbrod Ave., Apr. 14-15, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Info:; 613-233-4095 x235.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE:  Holy Redeemer Parish, Fri., April 27 & Sat., April 28. Cost: $100/couple. Info:

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:  Cost: $95. Sponsored by Mission of the Redeemer Ministries.

SERVANTS OF THE CROSS - PERPETUAL PROMISES: The Servants of the Cross cordially invite you to the Perpetual Promises of Sisters Monique Bisson, Anna Chan, and Melinda Schenher received by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. at St. Mary Church, 100 Young St., Thurs., May 3, 5:30 p.m. with dinner reception to follow in the parish hall. To help with the dinner preparations, confirm your attendance before Apr. 20 at or 613-729-8710. All are welcome.

SIX DAY MEDITATON RETREAT: With Vivianne LaRiviere at Galilee Centre, Arnprior.  Tues., Mar. 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The Art of Soul Care: A Pathway to Spiritual Transformation.  Reflection in meditation, silence and artwork.  Cost:  $280.  Info: (; (613-623-4242 x21); (

OTTAWA TO IRELAND PILGRIMAGE: Cead Mile Failte! An all-inclusive, Catholic pilgrimage to Ireland, including many religious, historic, and cultural sites. A full religious program provided by Fr. Bryan Sabourin, CC.  May 19 - Jun 2, 2018. Cost: $4,895. Sponsored by Joe Walsh Tours. Info: (613-686-6143); (; (

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.  Cost: $2,999/person double; $3,259/person single. Info: David Hnatiw 613-620-1196;

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 (

PILGRIMAGE TO RUSSIA:  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); (

STEUBENVILLE TORONTO 2018 REGISTRATION: Registration is now open for youth Grades 9-12, chaperones, and clergy interested in attending Steubenville Toronto with the Archdiocese of Ottawa, July 13-15. This is Canada’s largest conference for Catholic Youth. Cost including bus: $390. Registration and non-refundable deposit of $100 due by Feb 28. Priests only pay bus fee. More info: or contact Sophia Korban (

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:

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:

Updated by James Colynuck dated February 15, 2018