Fr Dan Hawkins MSF

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

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Fr. Dan Hawkins by email



Holy Rosary Parish News

HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTION FOR DECEMBER:  Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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 from 4:00 to 4:30 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.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE:   Masses if we have a sufficient number of parishioners who want to attend. They would be as follows:
1. Mass at 4:00 or 7:30 pm on Christmas Eve
3. Mass at 10:00 am on Christmas Day
Because we want to accommodate the maximum number possible, we are now asking you to do the following:
- Register by December 10th for Mass(s) noted above by replying to this E-mail.  Please indicate the number of people who will be attending with you and their names.
Please note that under these extraordinary circumstances, priority will be given to Holy Rosary parishioners.
- Once you register, if you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible by Email.  We thank you for understanding the need to get these registrations in now.
God Bless.

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!

CHRISTMAS DAY AT THE CARLETON:  For many years The Carleton Tavern, in cooperation with the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee (HEDC,) has hosted a Christmas dinner for those who otherwise would be alone that day.  As was the case last year, in lieu of a sit-down meal, the organizers will use the kitchen at Parkdale United Church to prepare take-out and delivery meals for around 400 people.  In the past, Holy Rosary parishioners have donated baking, money, and gifts to support this event. Regrettably, they will not be able to accept donations of home baking or gifts this year.
But there are still ways we can help: They will require money to buy supplies for the many guests they hope to serve. Your financial gift will be most appreciated by placing your donation in our collection basket-marked “Carleton Christmas Dinner” OR, Mail a cheque made out to “HEDC" c/o 132 Bayview Station Rd. Ottawa ON K1Y 2C6.
We will also be collecting donations of new winter mitts, gloves, hats, scarves, warm socks, toiletries or small chocolates to give to dinner participants. A drop-off box will be available in the church lobby until December 23Thank you for your generous and thoughtful support.

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:  1 litre glass bottle of organic maple syrup $25 supplied by Fortune Farms which includes an entry for a draw for two $25 gift certificates.  Sales available Online - Pickup at Sales Stand on Wellington St. OR in person after mass over the next few weekends.  Our Wellington Street Sales Stand is in need of Volunteers (weather permitting) on Saturdays and Sunday.  Online orders at:  To be announced.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES DELIVERED!:  To all parishioners who participated in this charitable initiative this year a big Thank You!!  Twenty (20) boxes were delivered.  They were returned filled with ‘surprises’ for little boys and girls between the ages of 2-12.  “When I delivered them, the people who are supervising the collection were very grateful and asked me to convey their appreciation to parishioners at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary  “Aileen Davies.

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.

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

INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT A LOCAL FAMILY OR COMMUNITY?:  We will be helping in our local community.  More details next week. In the meantime, if you know of someone in the Hintonburg area or a parishioner, or their family that could use some Christmas cheer.  Please contact Marie Plunkett or the Holy Rosary Parish office at 613-728-4935.

ARE YOU BEING CALLED?:  Is the Holy Spirit nudging you?  We have active (or soon to be active) ministries related to Community Outreach for the less fortunate, Greeters, the Zoom Tech team, Seniors, the Grace Manor, Caring Calls, Social Media, Bulletin, Office Admin, Lectors, Choirs and Music, Children’s Liturgy, Social Committee and Adoration.  Time commitment ranges from an hour a week or month or to your schedule.  Training and orientation are provided.  Thank You to Our Ministry Volunteers and Welcome to New volunteers!  Email the parish office at , 613-728-4935 or talk to Fr. Dan or Deacon Mathew or any of the Holy Rosary Parish volunteers.

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 DECEMBER:  Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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

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!

DIOCESAN WEBSITE FOR YOUTH RETREATS AND ACTIVITES:  The Diocesan website has some great ideas and independent adult and youth retreats and activities.

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:

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.  Join:

MARY'S WAY OF THE CROSS - A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS Friday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m.  Would you like a meaningful way to celebrate Advent?  Starts 6:30pm with music, 7:00 p.m.  Way of the Cross and 7:35 p.m.  Meeting ID: 869 7260 3116. Passcode: 686175.

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 (POSTPONED):  The December 3/4 sessions at Holy Cross Parish have been postponed.  Info 613-552-3609.

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.

PARISH LIFE IN A POST COVID WORLD WEBINAR:  In today’s world, people are looking for connection more than ever before.  How do we help connect to our parishioners in such an isolated culture?  Virtual Webinar, Thursday, December 9, 1:00 pm.  Hosted by Tilma Platform.  Info:

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 nine-day of Masses in anticipation of Christmas.  At Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 320 Olmstead St., Ottawa, December 15 - 23, 7:00 pm.  Info: 613-746-8503.

ST. PETER PARISH CHRISTMAS NOVENA - SIMBANG GABI:  All are invited to 9 days of Novena Masses for Christmas from December 16 - 23, starting at 6:00 pm with Holy Hour Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, Confessions, Rosary and Mass 7:00 pm at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1640 Heatherington Rd.  Info: 613-733-1553.

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.  More info and donations:  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!

MEDJUGORJE, SHRINES OF CROATIA, SLOVENIA & VENICE:  With Fr. Titus Egbueh, pastor of St. Martin de Porres.  September 23 to October 6, 2022.  Info: or 1-800-206-8687 (206 Tours).

Updated by James Colynuck dated December 1, 2021