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    On the Ignatian Way by Jose Iriberri is written as a guide offering St. Ignatius' experience to modern pilgrims. The testimonies collected here help readers to understand the Way of St. Ignatius as an interior way of healing, conversion, and freedom.

    Our Father: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer by Pope Francis illuminates the most important prayer in all of Christianity, providing new insights and offering readers a guide to living a life of meaning, purpose, and strength.

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    Universal Intention - Social Networks
    That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

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    Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist & Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Parish Bulletin - Sunday June 24 & July 1
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    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena - Wednesday June 27

    The 80th anniversary of the continuous weekly novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ottawa will be celebrated at Saint Patrick Basilica at the 4:30 pm Mass on Wednesday, June 27th.  Archbishop Prendergast will preside. A reception in the Scavi Hall will follow the Mass. All are invited to attend.

    Sacred Music Concert - Sunday June 24

    On Sunday June 24th at 3:00 p.m., Schola Basilicae will offer a meditation hour of sacred music celebrating the liturgical year. Join us for a joyful hour of reflection as we journey through the themes of the church’s seasons in the polyphony of the Masters of the Renaissance and other composers. Free admission. For more information call Francesca Bailey at (613) 233-1126 x 561

    Christian Meditation

    Please join us for our Wednesday evening 7:30 pm meditation at Saint Patrick’s Basilica. Learn about the ancient tradition of seeking God in the silence and the stillness of prayer. Everyone is welcome to experience this wonderful form of contemplative prayer. More information please contact: jack@murtamail.ca

    Sunday Evening Mass - Time Change

    Until the end of June, the Mass time will remain at 9 p.m..  As Sunday July 1st is Canada Day, there will be NO Sunday evening Mass that day.  Effective Sunday July 8th, the Sunday evening Mass will be at 7 p.m.  Closing at 3 p.m., the church will reopen at 6 p.m. and will close after the Sunday evening Mass.

    Lectio Divina - The Gospel of St. Luke

    Let us allow the Holy Spirit to guide our interior life and draw us closer to the Lord through Lectio Divina — the meditation on the Word and the contemplation of God. Lectio Divina on the Gospel of St. Luke will be held on Thursdays at the Baptistery from 7 - 8:30 p.m.​,​ starting May 24 ​until​ July 26.

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    June 24, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    The official beginning of summer this past week reminds us of the invitation to rest and re-create in the beauty of God’s creation.  May you find time with family and friends to enjoy this time of vacation.  May the Guardian Angels accompany you on the road, should you be travelling, and keep you and yours safe.  May the change of pace and rhythm give us the sense of the preciousness of time and of the company of others.
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    Next Friday, June 29, is the Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul.  This is the patronal feast day of the Church of Rome.  As a Basilica, we indicate our solidarity with the diocese of the Bishop of Rome by celebrating this feast with greater care and attention, which will be done more particularly at the 12:15 p.m. Mass.
    I thank the members of our Councils who prepared the Parish Assembly last Saturday.  Detailed and concise reports from our Councils indicate what has been accomplished and the work yet to be done.  Parishioners who attended the Assembly found the time and information most helpful.  Next year, we will explore other times and days ...
    The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the decision of the Law Societies of Ontario and British Columbia rejecting the accreditation of the proposed Law School at Trinity Western University is another indication of where the political and judicial consensus has arrived in Canada.  In essence, the Supreme Court said ... 
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    One comment made at the Parish Assembly was the issue of parishioners using the pre-authorized debit – bank or credit card it – method of providing donations to the parish.  This was in the context of knowing how to deal with special collections and the issue of “contributing” to the collection that is made at Sunday Mass.  With respect to special collections, some parishioners ...
    Fr. Kevin
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