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    NEW BOOK IN STOCK

    His Angels at Our Side: Understanding Their Power in Our Souls and the World by Fr. John Horgan teaches how angels are invisibly present at every moment of our lives. They do not form a separate universe—they are an integral part of our own world, sent for the sake of our salvation. By praying with the angels, you will be strengthened for what lies ahead, better able to discern and do the Lord’s will in all your actions.
     
    May is the month devoted to Our Blessed Mother. Visit us in the Shop for all kinds of resources to help develop your relationship with the Woman who knew Christ best.

    Website: www.stpgiftsandbooks.ca
    Phone: (613) 235-7963
    E-mail: info@stpgiftsandbook.ca

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - may

    Evangelization – The Mission of the Laity
    That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

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    Pentecost Sunday
    Parish Bulletin - Sunday May 20
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    Please Note - Victoria Day, Monday May 21 -Masses will be at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.  The Basilica will close after the noon-hour Mass.

    Pope Francis institutes Feast of  Mary, Mother of the Church 

    The liturgical memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church—currently celebrated in Poland and Argentina—has been extended to the universal Church and will be celebrated on the day after Pentecost Sunday, this year on Monday, May 21. Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, said that the new feast emphasizes “the importance of the mystery of Mary’s spiritual motherhood, which from the awaiting of the Spirit at Pentecost has never ceased to take motherly care of the pilgrim Church on earth.”

    Parish Spaghetti Supper - June 2

    Tickets are on sale for the Saturday June 2 spaghetti supper. They are available at the main entrance on Saturday and Sunday morning as well as in the Book & Gift Shop.

    You do You: Fashion in a Role Model Vacuum

    Fashion is a way to communicate who we are and what we hope to become, but today's styles seem to aim at becoming sex-symbols for young women and permanent adolescence for young men. Does this fashion phenomenon matter? Can an approach that uplifts both men and women be crafted to take us all in a better direction? Join this Cultural Conversation at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10th in the Scavi! Guest speaker: Shannon Joseph, TReNDS Info: http://www.trendsfashion.ca/ (Lunch and childcare provided).  Please register at apascual@hotmail.com

    THE NORTH OF 60 PROJECT - St. Vincent de Paul Society

    In the last two years, our National Council of the Saint Vincent de Paul moved to have all regions support the peoples of the Arctic, and the North of 60 Project became a country-wide initiative. Today, our local council of Saint Patrick's Basilica is working to help in this goal.  This program provides food to be shipped to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Two shipping containers will be leaving Ottawa by June 2018 filled with food. Any monetary donations can be made out to Saint Patrick's Basilica “North of 60 Program.” If you have any further questions, please contact St. Patrick’s Saint Vincent de Paul conference at 613-325-0900.

    Lectio Divina - The Gospel of St. Luke

    There are 3 speeches from God: Scripture, Creation, and Revelation. In silence, He speaks the loudest. In light of Pentecost and the Feast of ​Mary, Mother of the Church, 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.

    Adult Faith Formation - Video Series

    For those seeking to deepen their Faith, there will be a series of presentations based on Bishop Barron’s videos “Untold Blessings: Three Paths to Holiness." It will be held in the Conference room in the Scavi of Saint Patrick’s, Mondays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    Knights of Columbus & Ottawa Marathon Race Weekend  

    Great news! The Knights of Columbus are entered as an Official Charity of the 2018 Ottawa Marathon Race Weekend and your Saint Patrick's Basilica Council has entered a team of runners / walkers into the races. We are working hard to raise funds for the "Coats for Kids" program, which provides nice warm coats to the needy children of Ontario. On the weekend of May 19-20 the Knights will be collecting donations at the church entrances following all the Masses .

  • message from the rector

    May 20, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
     
    Following the Second Vespers (Evening Prayer) of this Pentecost Sunday, we return to Ordinary Time.  In the liturgical renewal of the last century and more, there was a desire to restore the main focus of the Church year which had been affected by a large number of vigils, holy days and octaves.  Saint Pius X and St. John XXIII restored Sunday to its former dignity, so that everyone should once more consider it as the Church’s original Feast Day.  The celebration ...
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    Next Thursday being May 24, the Church is observing the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China.  In May 2007, Pope Benedict XVI asked that May 24 be observed as a Day of Prayer. 
     
    Thanks to your continuing generosity, last week we were able to send five boxes of foodstuffs to the Centretown Emergency Food Centre.  As part of our parish’s continued commitment to the food bank, which is a project of the Centretown Churches Social Action Committee, we sent a monetary donation of $5,000 in March.  In her reply thanking us for the gift, the coordinator of the Food Centre reported that  ...
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    We welcome Fr. John Adimula, a Spiritan Father, who has been providing ministry for some weeks now. Fr. John is originally from Nigeria and did pastoral work for a number of years in Gabon...

    Fr Kevin
    ... click here to read the complete Message.