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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR AUGUST:  That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

DEACON MATHEW WILL BE AWAY:  Dn. Mathew will be away from July 1st to Oct 1st on a trip of a lifetime.  During this period he will be visiting the Holy Land, taking a course and volunteering.  We will miss him and ask everyone to keep him in your prayers.  We look forward to hearing about his trip.

RECTORY HOUSE RENTAL AVAILABLE:  After four years, the NET team will be moving to Orleans to be closer to their office and parish assignments. We thank them and wish them many blessings in their work! As a result, the parish rectory house will be available for rent at the end of the summer.  Any interested organization can contact the parish office or Father Rick for more information.

PRAYER MINISTRY:  There will be no prayer teams during the summer.

COMING PARISH EVENTS:  During the summer so please always check for posters during the summer in the hall entrance.

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.

BEHIND THE CLOTHING DONATIONS Your clothing donations over the past winter have helped many individuals. We provided free clothing through our Parish Outreach luncheons and also to Circle of Friends, St. Joe’s Shelter and Dress for Success which supplies professional clothing to women returning to the workforce. We thank you for your donations. We do not need any more clothing at this time.

NO BALL TOO SMALL:  Looking for scraps of yarn to use for joining crocheted and knitted squares to create blankets for the homeless and lap afghans for residents in seniors’ homes who have no family. Place the scraps or small balls of yarn in one of the baskets on the bottom shelf of the Lending Library bookshelf. Thanks in advance!

MILK BAGS, EYE GLASSES AND POP TABS:  Start saving! We will be collecting used eyeglasses, and clean outer milk bags (the printed bags holding the three individual milk bags) and pop tabs. The milk bags will be woven into mattresses destined for the needy in 22 countries. You can place any of these items in the Food Bank basket in the entrance hall. Help the less fortunate and our environment through recycling!

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

HOPE CEMETERY COUNSELLOR:  Hope Cemetery is seeking a Counsellor to families. This is a full-time, permanent position. A copy of the job description can be found on the Archdiocese of Ottawa web site at Please send your C.V. along with three professional references to Ms. Julie Marcil, Director of Cemeteries, by e-mail at No phone calls. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diocesan and Community Events

NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL TOURS: Free guided tours of the Cathedral during the summer months. The schedule of guided tours can be found at Info: or 613-241-7496.

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)

COMMEMORATING THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN THE ARCHDIOCESAN NOTRE DAME CEMETERY:  Sun., Sep. 9, 2:30 p.m. celebrated by Archbishop Prendergast.  Info:  Notre-Dame (613) 746-4175; Hope (613) 822-1212.

OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION PARISH CEMETARY MASS:  Sun., Sept. 9th, 2:00 p.m. by the back cruci­x. You can drive to the back and bring a chair. Reception to follow. Info: Colleen Nottell, 613-822-8270.

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.

BIBLE STUDY - "THE BIBLE TIMELINE" WITH JEFF CAVINS:  Sister†Hood & St. John the Apostle Church invite all men & women to register for an in-depth Bible Study starting this fall. 24 week study (split in 2 parts) includes facilitated DVD Lectures, Student Workbooks. Cost: $50. St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., Thursdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 29/18 & Jan. 10-Apr. 4/19, 7-9 p.m. Info and registration:,, 613-806-0377.

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 TO ITALY AND MEDJUGORJE 2018:  Spiritual Pilgrimage to celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Visible Stigmata of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and 50th Anniversary of his Death.  Sept. 18 - Oct. 3 Explore Rome, San Giovanni Rotonto, Monte Gargano, Lanciano, Manopello, Loreto, Osimo and MedjugorjePer person: $4200 single/$4100 couples.  Info:

COMMEMORATING THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN THE ARCHDIOCESAN HOPE CEMETERY:  Sun., Sep. 23, 2:30 p.m., celebrated by Archbishop Prendergast. Info:  Notre-Dame (613) 746-4175; Hope (613) 822-1212.

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 (

THE WORD OF GOD IN THE SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH:  For those who prepare people to celebrate Sacraments of Initiation.  St. Pius X Parish, 9 Waverly St., Brantford, ON.  Fri., Sept. 28, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 29, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Sponsored by Christian Initiation Committee, Ontario Liturgical Conference. Cost: $60. Info: (

PILGRIMAGE TO CAP DE LA MADELEINE:  For persons with disabilities, seniors, and able-bodied Catholics who would like to assist them, on Sep. 28-30, 2018. Info: Cheryl Clingaman, 613-728-5687.

LAUDEM, THE ASSOCIATION OF LITURGICAL MUSICIANS OF CANADA:  On October 8th, LAUDEM, the Association of Liturgical Musicians of Canada, will hold its annual study day in Saint-François-d'Assise parish in Ottawa. This day brings together singers, organists, conductors and clergy members interested in liturgical music for a day of study, exchange and networking. French/simultaneous translation to the English provided upon need.  Cost:  $20.  Info:,

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:

ARCHBISHOP'S CHARITY DINNER:  The Archbishop’s Charity Dinner will be held this year on Wed., Oct. 17.  Please mark your calendar and watch for further details.

PILGRIMAGE TO WASHINGTON, DC:  Miraculous Medal Shrine, Theater Production "Jesus" —Sight & Sound Theaters.  Oct. 18 - 22. Rates: $1350 /person single; $990 /person double.  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 OT MEXICO: Travel and discover the historic and holy sites of Mexico. Feb. 27 – Mar. 5 2019. Cost: $2,399.00. With Rev. Fr. Podlasz, SDS of Divine Infant Parish. Info: 1-877-999-8868, Travel arrangements by International Heritage Tours.

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 August 18, 2018