Saint Patrick's Basilica has a long history in the City of Ottawa, being its first English-speaking Roman Catholic Parish. The present church was completed in 1875 and was declared a Basilica on Saint Patrick's Day, March 1995.
Beautiful as it is, Saint Patrick's Basilica is primarily a place of worship and reconciliation - Catholics citywide make use of the confessional at Saint Patrick's. It also serves the downtown core and offers Masses before work (7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m.), during lunch (12:15 p.m.), and after the workday (4:30 p.m.), with confessions before each Mass, and six Masses for Sunday Obligation.
Archbishop Prendergast has published his Easter Message ... (click here for the message)
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
April 23, 2017
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
This Second Sunday of Easter – the “Eighth Day” – is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday, or Low Sunday, being the first Sunday after the great and solemn celebrations of Easter Sunday. Divine Mercy is originally based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina Kowalska reported as part of her encounter with Jesus, and is associated with special promises from Jesus and indulgences issued by the Church. The Feast of Divine Mercy, as recorded in the diary of Saint Faustina, (click here to read the complete Message).