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  • Employment opportunity

    Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking a Part-time Bookkeeper. The job description can be viewed by clicking here. Interested persons are asked to send their resume and two work-related references by email to the Parish Office - info@basilica.ca.

  • Advent Lessons and Carols - Sunday Dec 10

    Presented by the Choirs of Saint Patrick Basilica on Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 p.m. in the Basilica. Prepare for Christmas with an hour of music and reflection, including congregational singing, instrumental music and choral offerings. Reception to follow. All are welcome. For more info, please call (613) 233-1126 x 561

  • book & gift shop corner

    NEW BOOK IN STOCK
    The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila will show you how to transform the rote recitation of prayer into profound worship of Christ, drawing your heart to the Triune God, revealed in the Rosary. You’ll learn how these great saints approached sacred writings, not as mere intellectual exercise, but as a prayer.

    ADVENT and CHRISTMAS items are now available!
    Stop by the Store today to see our collection of books to help you and your family through the Advent and Christmas seasons as well as nativities, wreaths, ornaments, cards and many, many gift ideas!

    Please be advised: Our Weekend hours have changed! See our Facebook page or website for new hours of operation!

    November is the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Come into the Shop to choose from among Susan Tassone’s titles and others to help you pray for those who have passed on before us.

    Register for our E-newsletter! Like us on Facebook! Visit us online!
    Website: www.stpgiftsandbooks.ca
    Phone: (613) 235-7963
    E-mail: info@stpgiftsandbook.ca

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - november



    To Witness the Gospel in Asia

    That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

  • Rome Reports

  • Vatican News

    • (Vatican Radio) Cultural and ideological colonization does not tolerate differences and makes everything the same, resulting in the persecution even of believers. Those were Pope Francis’ reflections...
    • While commending Italy’s police force for ensuring the safety and security of those travelling by road and train, Pope Francis on Monday called on them to also inculcate humanity, uprightness ‎and...
  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - What's New

  • parish news

    Parish Bulletin 
    for Sunday November 26
    - Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - 
    click here

    Parish Refugee Committee

    Latest news ... we have been advised that our two families will be arriving in mid-December ... in a few weeks! Welcoming preparations are in high-gear! The Committee continues preparing for the arrival of our two families who are arriving in December. We are currently gathering together outstanding furniture and small household items. If you are interested in volunteering or donating household items, please visit the Committee page at Basilica.ca/refugee-committee for a list of outstanding items, or contact Joseph Lo Mascolo at JoeLoMascolo@gmail.com.

    Ministry Fair

    Ministry Fair:  Saturday, December 2nd (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday, December 3rd (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)  Stroll through the Scavi to learn about the variety of Ministries our Basilica has to offer.  Meet the volunteers engaged in building up the Body of Christ. Consider offering your talents as a participant or a volunteer.

    Discussion Group for Couples 

    Saint Patrick Basilica Parish invites couples to a spiritual reflection on the beauty of marriage beginning on January 6th, 2018.  Meetings - Saturdays from 9:15-11:15 a.m. for a total of 12 weeks. Registration by December 22nd, 2017 ($25). Info: Aleksandra at a.skulska@yahoo.ca

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults​ (RCIA)

    Invitation to take part in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults​ (RCIA): ​ At Saint Patrick Basilica​ Parish​, we have a team in place to assist adults who desire to know Christ and to be initiated into the Catholic faith. Adults interested in receiving the Catholic ​sacraments of initiation​ ​--​ ​Baptism and/or ​C​onfirmation and ​H​oly ​Communion​ ​—​ ​are invited to contact the Rector, Fr. Kevin, to inquire about the Rite of Initiation of Adults. ​Contact can be made by calling the Parish Office - 613 233-1125, or by email at info@basilica.ca.

    Knights of Columbus Christmas Cakes & Cookies

    Along with various committees, the Knights will be selling Christmas cakes and cookies beginning Saturday, November 18, until Sunday, December 10, at all Masses except the 9:00 p.m. In addition, cakes are also available in the Book & Gift Shop.

    First Communion Registration

    Registration takes place on Sunday, December 3rd, at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference room, located in the Basilica Scavi.

    St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh Dinner & Dance

    Saturday, 25 November, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Come join the Knights of Columbus in celebrating Saint Andrew.  Early Bird tickets are $25 (before November 12) for adults, children under 12 years free.  Tickets will be available after Saturday and Sunday morning Masses in November at Kent St. main doors (cash only).  Also for sale at the Basilica Book & Gift shop (cash only) or on-line at: http://standrew.brownpapertickets.com

  • message from the rector

    November 26, 2017

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    Our Parish Pastoral Council met on November 15.  The members reviewed and approved the Minutes for the meeting of October 11.  With respect to business arising from the minutes, the Council reviewed a number of items including the online resources that are now available to parishioners on Formed.org.  At the invitation of the Council, Joseph Lo Mascolo — the Chair of the Refugee Committee – provided members with an update ....

    As we enter the last week of the Liturgical Year, the Ordo reminds us that it is devoted to eschatological themes: Christ will restore all creation and restore his kingdom to the Father and the risen people of God will rejoice ...

    The Celebration of Lessons & Carols will take place on Sunday, December 10 at 3 p.m., followed by a reception in the Scavi.  Those who attended last year’s Celebration will remember this fine preparation for Christmas and the opportunity that we had to exchange greetings afterwards at the reception.

    ... click here to read the complete Message.

    - Fr. Kevin