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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR OCTOBER:  That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS:  That men and women will be open to the voice of the Lord, asking the Holy Spirit and our Blessed Mother to help them recognize and answer His call to serve Him as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life, we pray to the Lord.

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTION AND ENROLLMENT IN THE BROWN SCAPLULAR: Enrollment will take place during the 9:00 a.m. Mass, Sat., Oct. 7, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, 20 Grant St. Rosary begins at 8:40 a.m. and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Info: Bernie (613-828-3636).

HOLY ROSARY PRAYER GROUP:  Prayer Teams will be here to serve you on the following Sundays.  October 22nd, November 19th and December 17th.  You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal  needs.

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Prayer teams will be here to serve you on October 22nd and November 19th.  You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

THANKSGIVING FOOD BLITZ:  Please leave non-perishable food donations in front of altar.  Items can be left during the week.

CAPITAL BUILDING FUND DONATION CHALLENGE!  Our Capital Building Fund campaign has begun! The purpose is to undertake badly needed repairs (paint, brick repairs, etc.) and for improvements like our Chairlift and proposed new wheelchair ramp.  The brick Rectory (1905), the office (1870’s) and the Church (built in the 1920’s and opened as a church in 1947) need repairs.  100% of donations go to this fund!  All donations, big or small, are gratefully accepted.  Envelopes are available at the back of the church.

HOLY ROSARY BOOK EXCHANGE:  Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book. - -St. John Bosco.  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 Opportunity

PART-TIME CLEANER: Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking a part-time cleaner (8-12 hours per week) to clean the residential areas of the rectory.  Interested persons are asked to send a brief description of their work experience and contact info to the Parish Office at  A clear Canadian Criminal Records Check, or the ability to obtain one, is a requirement.

Diocesan and Community Events

AGING GRACEFULLY WELLNESS FAIR: Community specialists in aging, health, wellness and person-centered care. Keynote speakers, service providers, workshops & exhibitors. Fairmont Château Laurier, Oct. 18, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Cost: $40. Sponsored by Bruyère Continuing Care. Info:;  The Aging Gracefully Wellness Fair is opened to the aging community, their caregivers/care partners, clinicians, health care service providers, students and the general public.

ANNUAL ARCHBISHOP’S CHARITY DINNER: A fundraising event in support of families.  At the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre on Wed., Oct. 18.   The Archbishop has chosen four beneficiaries this year: Serenity Renewal for Families, Patro D’Ottawa, House of Hope and Healing and Centre des Services à la Famille. Poster here.  Order tickets here. Info: Development Office (613-738-5025, ext. 202) or (

8TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO ST-JOSEPH’S ORATORY: Special stop at the Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Kahnawake Québec.  From the Dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston.  Sun., Oct. 18. Mass at the Oratory in Basilica at 11:00 a.m. with Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal.  Info:  Mike Budge (613-224-8110).

THEOLOGY ON TAP - Fatima 100 Years Later: At Malone’s Grill, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:00 p.m.  Bishop Christian Riesbeck, Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa, will speak on Our Lady of Fatima and Marian Consecration. Movies on Our Lady of Fatima will be shown before and after the event. Info: (

PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL & SPAIN:  With Fr. Michael Scherrey, CC. Oct. 18-30, 2017.  Price $3499/person.  Info: Laurie (613-732-5739); (

THEOLOGY ON TAP:  Fatima 100 Years Later:  Bishop Christian Riesbeck CC, Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa, will speak on Our Lady of Fatima and Marian Consecration.  At Malone’s Grill, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Movies on Our Lady of Fatima shown before and after the event. Info: (

VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Saint Patrick Basilica (downstairs). Fri., Oct. 20, 8:00 p.m. – 6:30 a.m. Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy 3:00 a.m.  Info: Naomi (613-825-9704).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION AT HOLY SPIRIT, STITTSVILLE:  The weekend of Oct. 20 – 21, 2017.  Registrations to the parish office (613-836-8881); (

‘GRACENOTEConcert Fundraiser at St. Philip Parish, Richmond An evening of family entertainment featuring 'Gracenote' plus guest fiddler Peter Dawson.Light refreshments. Proceeds to ‘Front Entrance Canopy project’. St. Philip Parish Hall, 127 Burke St., Richmond, Sat., Oct. 21, 7pm. $15/person in advance. Info:; 613-762-5060.

ST. MAURICE CHURCH BAZAAR: White Elephant items, jewellery, and  Home Décor.  Treasures to be had!  Sat., Oct. 21, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.  Contact Pam Swords 613-220-6279 for any queries.

OCTOBER MASS TO PRAY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PRO-LIFE CENTRE IN OTTAWA:  St. Augustine Parish, 1060 Baseline Rd.  Sat., Oct.  21, 9:00 am.  Sponsored/hosted by Pro-life Doctors. Info: or 613-831-2515.  Reception after Mass.

E-WASTE COLLECTION: Make sure that your old, used and unwanted electronics stay out of landfill so that we protect our Sacred Earth. Bring your E-Waste to Immaculata High School, 140 Main St., Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Info:;

‘GRACENOTE’ CONCERT FUNRAISER AT ST. PHILIP PARISH, RICHMOND: An evening of family entertainment featuring 'Gracenote' plus guest fiddler Peter Dawson. Proceeds to ‘Front Entrance Canopy project’. Philip Parish Hall, 127 Burke St., Richmond, Sat., Oct. 21, 7:00 pm.  Cost: $15.  Info:; Peter Moore (613-762-5060);

LEAP FOR JOY!:  National Conference of the Catchesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada (CGSAC) Keynote speaker: Michael Dopp. Spiritual director: Fr. Pierre Champoux. Sessions with CGS catechists from across the country. Mass with Archbishop Prendergast Sunday morning. Notre Dame de la Providence Retreat Centre, Orleans, Fri., Oct. 20, 7:00 pm – Sun., Oct. 22, 2:00 pm. $150 conference & meals only; $300 with accommodations. All are welcome. Info: Dale Balkovec 613-225-0988; brochure:

PARISH BREAKFAST:  Parish Breakfast at St. John the Apostle Parish.  All parishioners, families and friends are invited.  In the Parish hall, Sun., Oct. 22 following 8:00 & 10:30 am Masses.  Pancakes, bacon and eggs prepared by the Knights of Columbus Council 10470 of St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd.  Goodwill donation appreciated.  Info:

OK CLEAN WATER PROJECT ANNUAL BRUNCH: At the Centurion Conference and Event Centre, 170 Colonnade Rd., Oct. 22, 11:00 a.m.  Silent auction; raffle. Advance tickets: $45 adults; $20 students; 613-737-3681 or  Support the life-giving gift of clean water for more people in Kumbo, Cameroon.  Info:

JOURNEY THROUGH THE HOLY LAND, ISRAEL, IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS & MARY:  Led by Fr. John Likozar, CC., Oct. 22 – Nov. 2.  Total cost/person, sharing rooms, from Ottawa or Toronto: $3875.  Optional 4 day extension to Eilat, Jordan.  Info: Fr. John Likozar (; Miki Friendly (; (1-877-840-0855 x222).

PAINT NIGHT PARTY: At St. Patrick's Home, 2865 Riverside Drive. Step-by-step instructions for creating your own masterpiece; enjoy snacks and socialize. Proceeds to arts & crafts programs for residents. Oct. 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $45/ticket (includes all supplies). Info:  Tickets online or call the Foundation office (613-731-4660 x350).

RISEN, THE MOVIE: The film Risen follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. St. Margaret Mary Church, 7 Fairbairn St., Fri., Oct. 27, 7pm. Sponsored/hosted by St. Margaret Mary Parish in partnership with Friends of Madonna House. Info: or 613-730-5265.  Free will offering for movie quality refreshments.

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY: Speaker: Fr. Galen Bank, CC.  Theme: The Lord is our Refuge.  Prayer teams will be available.  Reception to follow.  St. Mary Parish, 100 Young St., Oct. 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free. Info:; 613-728-9811, ext. 720.  Event occurs on the fourth Friday of the month.

St. Joseph Parish MarRiage Preparation Weekend: For engaged couples. 174 Wilbrod (Church) & 151 Laurier Ave. E. (Parish Office). Oct. 28  & 29, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Register: under Sacraments/Marriage. Info: 613-233-4095 x 235;  Limited space available. Cost $150.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL MONTHLY BREAKFAST: After all Sunday Masses on Oct. 29. In co-operation with the Syrian refugee committee , a choice of snacks, salads and sandwiches, or the K of C Breakfast will be offered.  Profits will be divided - 50% Syrian Refugee committee -30% Cathedral fund,- 20% Coats for Kids Fund.  Info: (613-241-7496).

MASS OF HEALING AT HOLY NAME OF MARY , ALMONTE: A Mass of Healing and Sacrament of the Sick on Wed., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Church in Almonte.  The celebrant will be Father Francis Donnelly.  Info: Parish Office (613-256-1034).

National Pro-Life Conference 2017 in Ottawa:  Life Canada and Action Life Ottawa are co-hosting the National Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa on Nov. 3-4, 2017. Early bird deadline: Oct. 2.  Youth workshop for senior high and up on Fri., Nov. 3. Info:;; 613-798-4494. Limited student/religious sponsorships available.

HEALING A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST: 2 day retreat given by Fr. Michael Wright will help to renew our relationship with Christ. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of this retreat. Begins on Friday evening; ends Sunday morning. Space is limited. Connemara Bed and Breakfast, Nov. 3 & 4.  Info: Peggy Kelly (; (613-821-5000).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: For engaged couples planning to be married in the Catholic Church. Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sat., Nov 4, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm $100/couple. Info:  2nd course: Jan. 27, 2018.  Info: (613-722-7661).

MILITARY ORDINARIATE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE - Meet and Greet: In the chapel annex at Our Lady of the Airways Chapel, 337 Breadner Blvd, Gloucester, Nov. 5, 12:30 p.m.  Women 16 years and older are welcome. Info:; 613-254-9399.

A RACHEL'S VINYARD RETREAT: A safe place for women & men hurting after abortion, to find healing in God's love. The next retreat is Nov.10-12, 2017.  Contact Terry or Lynda for details: 613-806-5522 or soon as space is limited. Info:

Pilgrimage to Washington, DC and Lancaster, PA: With Msgr. Joseph Muldoon, Holy Spirit Parish.  Saint John Paul II National Shrine and more.  Miracle Of Christmas Theater Production, Washington. Nov. 16, 2017. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus District 66. Info: David Hnatiw; 613-620-1196.  Double occupancy $790/person.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: St. Theresa Parish, parish hall, Fri., Nov. 17 and all day Sat., Nov. 18. Cost: $100 per couple (includes lunch on Saturday).  Info & registration: 613-235-5119;

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 (

Updated by James Colynuck dated October 17, 2017