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  • Lent

    Lenten Letter from the Archbishop

    Archbishop Prendergast has published his Lenten Letter ... "This Lent, I invite you to join me in renewing our journey as Catholic Christians on the path to holiness ..." (click here for the letter)

    The Message of Pope Francis for Lent

    "The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift" ... click here to read the Message on the Vatican web site.

    Development & Peace - Share Lent

    Development and Peace - Caritas Canada has 50 years of solidarity with the church’s mission for the triumph of integral human development and peace. The Share Lent 2017 campaign focuses on women being at the heart of change and invites you to partnership in service as did Mary, the Mother of Our Lord. For inspiring stories, visit devp.org/sharelent/videos.

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - march

    Support for Persecuted Christians

    That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church

  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - What's New

  • Rome Reports

  • parish news

    Parish Bulletin 
    for Sunday March 26 - Fourth Sunday of Lent - 
    click here

    Open letter to all the Members of Provincial Parliament of Ontario on conscience rights

    An open letter has been sent to the members of Ontario's Provincial Parliament by His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, together with a number of other religious leaders, asking the Government of Ontario to enshrine into law the protection of conscience rights for health-care practitioners in Ontario who refuse to participate in the administering of euthanasia. The open letter was released on 27 March 2017 with respect to provincial Bill 84 (Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act).  To read the letter on the CCCB web site, click here.

    Parish Financial Report 2016

    The Parish Finance Council approved and submitted to the Archdiocese the parish Financial Report for the year ending December 31, 2016.  A copy of their report to parishioners can be viewed by clicking here. 

    Diocesan Day of Confessions

    Friday March 31 is the Diocesan Day of Confessions in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. There will be extra confessors available at Saint Patrick Basilica during our normal times of confession. In addition, confessions will also be heard from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the Stations of the Cross.

    Stations of the Cross during Lent

    The Knights of Columbus will once again this year be sponsoring a weekly Stations of the Cross which will take place on the Fridays of Lent, in the Basilica, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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    March 26, 2017

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    On Friday, March 17, we had a wonderful celebration for St. Patrick’s Day at the principal celebration which took place at 10 a.m. when Archbishop Prendergast presided at Eucharist.  A large number of people went downstairs to the Scavi Hall to enjoy a splendid lunch.  For these types of major events, there is always a long list of people to thank.  I do not risk naming individuals for fear of forgetting someone, but I do want to mention the numerous groups that were involved: those involved in organizing the day which began in earnest two months ago; those involved in the liturgies including heads of ministries, musicians, lectors, servers, ushers; those involved in the planning and serving,  ... (click here to read the complete Message)

  • Vatican News

    • (Vatican Radio) People around the world can now connect directly with the Peter’s Pence Office on Twitter ( @Obolus_EN ) and Instagram. The Office collects donations offered by the faithful as signs...
    • (Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Somascan Fathers to continue and further develop their mission to serve the poor and take care of orphans and abandoned youth. Receiving a...