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Parish News

INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FOR JUNE That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS For an increased devotion to the Holy Spirit among our young people, as He leads them in their prayerful discernment to discover their vocation in Christ, we pray to the Lord.

BULLETIN / COFFEE SUNDAYThe bulletin production and Coffee Sundays will take a much-deserved break over the summer. Special thank you to the Coffee Ministry team and to Monique Cameron and Donita Alexander who make the bulletin happen. See you in September!  The Mass Intentions for each week will be posted on the bulletin board.

JOURNEY OF HOPE NOW ON FACEBOOK!Journey of Hope, a program of healing and support for divorced and separated Catholics, wrapped up their program recently with a special mass and potluck dinner in the parish hall. Interested in the program or know of someone who is?  Please visit our website: or our Facebook page:  For further information, contact: Mary Jane Manley at (613) 294-1308

FRONT GARDEN PROJECTCheck out the developments on the Wellington Street side.  Thank you to Brian Hess, Allan Fournier and Michael Leverington.

HOLY ROSARY PRAYER GROUP:  Thursdays 7-9 pm in parish hall.

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS to the Immaculate Heart of Mary continues here at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary during the summer months, as during the rest of the year July 01st, August 05th and September 02rd. Rosary begins at 8:40 a.m. Consecration to Our Blessed Mother takes place during the Eucharistic Celebration at 9:00 a.m. Info: Bernie - 613-828-3636

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Prayer teams will be here to serve you on July 16th and September 17th.  You are most welcome to come and receive prayer for your personal needs.

STRAWBERRY TIME: It’s Time to be Social Sunday, July 23rd. Tickets are $10 and donations graciously accepted. Hosted by the Coffee Sunday ministry, all proceeds will support parish operations. Tickets will be available from Saturday, July 01st & 2nd. See Marie Plunkett and Kathy Guilbeault after Mass.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PRO-LIFE LIAISON?: Parish Council is looking for a parish Pro-Life representative. You would liaise with Action Life and Campaign Life Coalition and inform the parish about upcoming Pro-Life Masses and support 40 Days for Life. Perhaps, you can help with some or all of this? If interested, please speak to Father Rick or contact the Parish Office.

FRONT GARDEN PROJECT... TAKE A WALK:  Please make certain that you walk around the Rectory on Wellington St. to see an ongoing revitalization of the front gardens courtesy of Brian Hess our Building Manager and Alain Fournier a landscaper who has volunteered his services.
Prayers were answered when we were looking for plants and flower donations and special help. If you have donations of plants or are interested in helping, contact Brian. More news coming on the gardens!

HOLY ROSARY BOOK EXCHANGE:  Lots of interesting books!  Come browse and take books home to read.  You may keep them, return them or pass them on.

BOOK DONATIONS:  Please put any donations in the bottom cupboard, NOT on the shelves.  Do not contribute magazines or newsletters.  They will not be used.
Bibles needed for Eucharistic Adoration.  If anyone has a Bible they would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.
All books for Adoration are to be returned to the bottom shelf marked  “Books for Adoration” and not to be taken home.

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

FULL-TIME ACCOUNTS MANAGER FOR MIRIAM CENTRE:  Must be fluently bilingual (oral & written) and possess general accounting & computer skills (QuickBooks & database).  Salary $11.50/hr.  Resume to: Sr. Rita Lacelle, 030- 2742 St-Joseph Blvd., Orléans, ON K1C 1G5.  Info: (; (613-830-8623).

PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Holy Spirit Parish is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant.  Contact: Msgr. Joseph Muldoon (

ST. BASIL CHURCH SEEKING CHOIR DIRECTOR: Starting September 2017. Part time assignment; paid by the service. Small choir with accompanist for rehearsals and services. Responsibilities: conduct choir for 11:00 Mass; weekly rehearsals; choose music for both 11:00 & 5:00 Mass; represent music ministry in Worship committee meetings; work closely with the pastor to ensure that music enhances the liturgy.  Requirements: knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy and a willingness to develop that knowledge; experience with choral conducting.  Resume to the parish office: St. Basil Church, 940 Rex Ave. Ottawa (613-729-5149); (

ST. MAURICE PARISH SEEKING PART-TIME YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR:  To start in September 2017.  The parish will receive applications until June 30 at (  No phone calls please.  We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ST. MAURICE PARISH - COORDINATOR FAMILY FORMATION PROGRAM:  To coordinate and facilitate Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  Part time position starting mid-August.  Responsibilities:  scheduling, registration, communications with schools/families.  Volunteer co-ordination: recruitment, training, supervision of catechists.  Program planning/delivery. Resumes by June 30: (

Diocesan and Community Events

REGISTERING FOR KINDERGARTEN - OTTAWA CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD: If your child will be 4 or 5 years old by December 31, 2017, then it’s time to register for the kindergarten program at Ottawa Catholic School Board elementary schools.  Info: (

GUIDED TOURS OF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL - JUNE, JULY & AUGUST 2017:  This year, there will be free guided tours of the cathedral during the summer months.  Further info: (

LEGION OF MARY, OTTAWA REGIA DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR SENIORS & HANDICAPPED:  At St. George‘s Parish Hall, 415 Piccadilly, on Sat., June 24, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  All are invited to attend.  Includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 8:45 a.m.; Mass at 9:00 a.m.; a time for Spiritual Reflection; a Spiritual presentation by Fr. Leonard St. John and time for socializing.  Lunch provided.  Info: Cheryl Clingaman (613-728-5687); (

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS: To pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa. Sat., June 24, 10:00 a.m. at St. Hyacinth Parish, 201 LeBreton St.  Reception follows.

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE AT RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD:  1940 Saunderson Dr., Sat., June 24, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Tables are $20 each and can be reserved by calling the church office (613-733-4661) between 9am – 3pm.

FREE HOUR-LONG CONCERT AT NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL:  Visiting children’s choir accompanied by an orchestra from Hungary.  Sun., June 25, 6:00 p.m.  English, French, Hungarian and Romanian songs. Info: (613-241-7496).

RETIREMENT GATHERING:  Heather Reid is retiring as Music Director of St. Basil Parish at the end of June.  The parish invites her friends across the Archdiocese to gather on Sun., June 25, following the 11:00 a.m. Mass, to thank her for her 24 years of dedicated ministry to our parish.  Info: (613-729-5149).

FEAST OF ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA, FOUNDER OF OPUS DEI:  Solemn Mass in honour of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Mon., June 26, 7:30 p.m., Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.  Principal celebrant: Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ. All welcome. Sacrament of Reconciliation from 6:30 p.m.  Info: Fr. Paul Cormier (613-565-0762; 613-608-7101).

CONSECRATION OF THE ARCHDIOCESE TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY ON CANADA DAY:  Archbishop Prendergast will renew the consecration of the Archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at a Mass at 10 a.m. on Canada Day, July 1st, at Notre Dame Cathedral. All are invited to attend.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING: WHY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THINKS THE WAY IT DOES:  A workshop/retreat presented by Fr. David B. Perrin, St. Jerome University, Waterloo. Galilee Centre, 318 John St., N., Arnprior, July 7-9. More info & registration: (; (; (613-623-4242 x 21). 

CONTEMPLATIVE EXPERIENCES AT GALILEE CENTRE:  With Sr. Rosemary O'Toole CSJ and Sr. Monica Hartnett SSJ.  Are you looking for a small faith community? Do you want to become an animator of a Little Design community?  June 26-July 5, Little Design Communities Rebirthing. Cost $990.00.  July 10-16, Contemplative Retreat and Little Design Enrichment.  Cost $700. Info & registration: (

FATIMA DEVOTIONAL DAYS  In honour of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima at St. John the Apostle Parish Thurs., July 13th, 7:00 p.m. and Sun., August 13th, 11: 45 am. Prayers, rosary and Eucharistic Adoration with Our Lady of Fatima statue. Plenary Indulgence available on the 13th of every month.  Info: SJA office 613-829-1760.

COUNTRY FUN NATURE CAMP AT TUCKER HOUSE RENEWAL CENTRE:  A non-denominational, ecumenical, Christian eco-camp for children aged 5-13. Camps: July 10-14 & July 17-21.  $180 registration.  Bus pick up points in Ottawa.  Register (  Info: Charlotte Scromeda (902-240-7819);

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  To pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa. Sat., July 22, 10:00 a.m. at St. Leonard Parish, 5332 Long Island Rd., Manotick, Info: Wanda (613-831-2515); (

PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF ST. ANN, CORMAC:  With Most Rev. Christian Riesbeck, CC and Most Rev. Michael Mulhall.  Evangelical Hearts.  Thurs., July 27 & Fri., July 28 & Sat., July 29, 7:00 p.m.  Sun., July 30, 11:00 a.m. outdoor Mass & 2:00 p.m. Mass for the sick with anointing.  Info: (613-628-2020); (

STEUBENVILLE TORONTO:  Steubenville Toronto is Canada’s largest conference for Catholic youth, taking place July 28-30 for youth currently in grades 8-12. It is still possible to register with the Ottawa group at a cost of $390, including transportation. Info: Krista Wawrykow (, 613-738-5025 ext. 222).

PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. announces the following pastoral appointments which become effective on August 1st, 2017, unless otherwise indicated.  Additional appointments will follow. View list.

FINDING GOD IN THIS CONFUSING WORLD   by Fr. Jim Clarke, Director of New Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. August 11-13 at Galilee Centre, Arnprior ( Cost:  $330- $310 Contact:; 613-623-4242 x 21

143RD ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO STE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRÉ AND CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE, August 12-13, 2017:  Weekend Celebrant is Bishop Michael Mulhall, Diocese of Pembroke.  Shrine theme "That My Joy May Be In You."  Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to continue practicing the Jubilee of Mercy for 2017.  Take this opportunity to make a pilgrimage again this year, continuing the Year of Mercy.  Info: Mike Budge (613-224-8110); (

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE:  The Family & Youth Ministry will be holding a two-day marriage preparation course on Sat. Aug. 19 & Sat. Sept. 9, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location TBA. Cost: $150 per couple (includes program materials and lunch, both days). Info: Krista by email or (613-738-5025 x222). To register: click here.

MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS:  To pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa, Sat., Aug. 26, 10:00 a.m. at St. Isidore Parish, 1135 March Rd., Kanata.  Info: Wanda (613-831-2515); (

ORDINATION:  The Companions of the Cross invite you to the ordination to the Priesthood of their brother RUBÉN CAMPBELL by the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa.  Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m., Notre Dame Cathedral.  Mass of Thanksgiving, Aug. 27, 10:15 a.m., Annunciation of the Lord Parish, 2414 Ogilvie Rd.  All are welcome.  Info: (613-728-3175); (

OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION OUTDOOR CEMETERY MASS:  5338 Bank St., Sun., Aug. 27, 2:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.  Rain or shine.  Reception to follow.  Bring a chair and park at the back of cemetery.  Info: (613-822-2197).

ALL NIGHT PRAYER VIGIL FOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF FATIMA:  For Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Maurice Parish, Thurs. Sept. 7 11:00 p.m.- Fri. Sept. 8 6:00 a.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary. Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 a.m. Contact: Shirley  & George  Nedoborski, 613-225-6529,

BELOVED – FINDING HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE:  Program will help couples to live out the Sacrament of Marriage more profoundly, so that their love story is drawn ever more into the greatest love story of all God’s Own Love for Us.  Twelve session program starting Sept. 8, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 1940 Saunderson Dr. Open to all couples, young and old and those who are preparing for marriage.  Info: (

SCOTLAND & IRELAND TOUR:  Join Father Bill Penney, Sept. 10-22, Edinburgh, Inverness, Ballachulish, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dublin.  Info: Fr Bill (613-822-3836) or (

THE WORD OF GOD IN THE SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH:  In Kingston, Sept. 15-16, 2017 at Providence Spirituality Centre. Christian Initiation Committee, Ontario Liturgical Conference. Visit or email:  Details & registration at under Pastoral Services/Christian Initiation.

SIX-DAY DIRECTED SILENT RETREAT:  September 16-22 at Galilee Centre, Arnprior ( Daily conference with spiritual director to facilitate your discernment of what God is revealing to you. Cost: $690, early bird price until Aug. 13 of $670. Contact:; 613-623-4242 x 21.

DISCOVER CROATIA, SLOVENIA AND THE ADRIATIC COAST:  With Lake Bled, Dalmation Coast, Slovenia, Zagreb and Dubrovnik, Sept. 16-27, with Captain Sandy's Cruise Holidays (831-6150); accompanied by Msgr. Joseph Muldoon.  Info: (613-836-8881).

OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE TRAINING PROGRAM:  Basic Training course: Mon. Sept. 18 – Mon. Nov. 27. Advanced Course: Tues. Oct. 3- Tues, Oct. 24. Continuing Education: “Beneath the Cry for Help: Pastoral Care and Suicidality” Tues. Nov. 7. Info: Verna Nuttall ( or (

.PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL, SPAIN & FRANCE (12 days):  With Fr. Tadeusz Jordan SDS.  October 8-19 the year of the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima.  Visit Fatima, Barcelona, Lourdes, Madrid, Avila, Santiago de Compostella.  Price $2,890/person (double occup.) with 2 meals daily.  Limited space.  Info & registration: Stan (416-444-6666 ext.339 or 647-463-9057); (stan@ihtours) or Fr Tadeusz at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish (613-733-4661).

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

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

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).

PILGRIMAGE TO WASHINGTON, DC - Sponsored by KofC District 66.  Nov. 16-19, 2017.  Visit Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and other sites.  Info: David Hnatiw (613-620-1196) or website. Cost: $790.

Updated by James Colynuck dated June 23, 2017