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    /slideshows/homeMedium/180615%20Month-of-the-Sacred-Heart640x336.jpg JUNE - MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
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    NEW BOOK IN STOCK

    Heroic Catholic Chaplains by Thomas J. Craughwell spotlights the stories of the Catholic priests who stood alongside our heroic military men and women. They risked their lives to carry the wounded to safety, to console, anoint, and absolve the dying. These men served so that others would not be without comfort or deprived of the Mass and the sacraments. These chaplains deserve to be remembered, their stories told, and their memories honored.

    June is the month devoted to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Books, prayer cards, home blessings, and plaques are just some of the items available. Stop by the Shop today to find out more about the Heart that loves us more deeply than any other.

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

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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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    Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Parish Bulletin - Sunday June 17
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    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena - Wednesday June 27

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help - 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.

    Parish Assembly - Saturday June 16

    This is a reminder that the Parish Assembly will take place next Saturday June 16, starting at 10 a.m., in the Scavi Hall.  The Pastoral Council and the Finance Council will report to parishioners and be available to answer questions and receive comments.

    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 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

    Coffee Sunday - June 17

    Next Sunday morning, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass, parishioners are invited for coffee, juice and snacks in the Scavi.

    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.

    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.

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    June 17, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
     
    In a particular way, we remember our fathers on this Sunday – Father’s Day.  For those fathers who are still with us, we pray for a blessing upon them that they may grow in the love of God and, through God, in the love of their families.  As for the fathers who have left our earthly dwelling, we pray that God the Father will draw them into the fullness of His life, giving them the reward of their good works.
     
    An updated version of the Parish Mission Statement was inserted in last Sunday's bulletin. The Pastoral Council incorporated comments that were received from various parishioners.  Copies are still available in the brochure holders at the entrances to the church.
     
    As next Sunday is June 24, we will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, special patron of French Canadians.  John the Baptist is commemorated as the forerunner of the Messiah.  He prepares the Lord’s coming not only by his preaching, but also in the circumstances of his birth and of his death.
     
    Thanks to your faithful generosity, on June 1, we were able to take 20 boxes of canned and dry goods to the Centretown Emergency Food Centre.  Parishioners’ dedication to this particular project is much appreciated by our less fortunate neighbours, including during the summer when the need does not go on vacation.
     
    The problems with the sound system on the weekend of June 9/10 reminded us that the need for the maintenance and renewal of our physical plant is constant.  I am advised that the sound system is approximately 15 years old.  For the moment, the company that looks after our system has installed a refurbished part as a loan, pending the complete renewal of our sound system.  As the old saying goes, “There is always something!”
     
    Fr. Kevin
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