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  • passing of deacon john george

    Our parish community is saddened by the death of Deacon John George on Monday July 16, after a brief illness. Deacon John will be remembered for his witness of faithful and generous ministry - including guiding couples to be married, families celebrating baptisms and prisoners at the Ottawa Detention Centre.

    Please be advised of the following funeral arrangements for Deacon John:

    • The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick’s Basilica
    • Visitation will be at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel at 1411 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa - on Thursday, July 19th from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

    Dear Lord, we give You praise and thanksgiving for all the gifts bestowed on our brother, Deacon John George. Welcome Deacon John into your Kingdom of Glory that he might enjoy the fruits of his ministry in heaven along with all the holy men and women of God. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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    Fiorella De Maria’s latest novel is the next title in the Father Gabriel Mystery Series.  The Vanishing Woman features the priest detective as he tries to solve the riddle behind the disappearance of the most hated woman in town.

    Our 2018 Summer Reading List has begun! Check with us in the Shop or on our Facebook page as we feature a different book each week. Selected based on subject and author, you will find familiar and unknown, classic titles and new works. We hope to help you build a balanced, solid foundation for your personal library. 

    July is the month devoted to The Precious Blood of Jesus. Stop by the Shop today to discover more about his powerful devotion.

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  • Prayer intention of the holy father - july

    Evangelization – Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
    That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

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    Sixteenth & Seventeenth Sundays
    in Ordinary Time
    Parish Bulletin - Sundays July 22 & 29
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    Reminder: Sunday Evening Mass is now 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.

    Elections to the Parish Pastoral Council – Call for Nominations

    There will be a parish election of three new members of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) over the weekend of September 15 & 16.  Registered parishioners are invited to nominate fellow parishioners.  Please send your nomination to the Parish Office by email to info@basilica.ca, or by Canada Post, or by dropping it off at the office. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 17, at noon hour. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of the Nominating Committee: Rebecca Chandler, Cathy Hickson or Michel Vachon.

    Novena - Fr. Michael McGivney - August 6 to 14

    The Novena for the Canonization of Fr. Michael McGivney will be held from August 6 to 14, inclusively.  There is a public as well as a private aspect to the novena.  Cards are available so that parishioners and friends of the Cause of Fr. McGivney can participate.

    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

    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.

  • message from the rector

    July 22, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
    Deacon John George died on July 16th, after a brief illness. His presence and ministry will be hugely missed at Saint Patrick’s. May the Lord grant him the reward of the righteous and the consolation of faith to his wife, Jane, and to their children and grandchildren. 

    I have few summer “points” to update you:

    • Choirs – you have noticed that the Youth Choir of the 9:30 a.m. Mass is on vacation.  Choral music will continue at 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. as numbers permit during the summer.  The summer absence reminds us of the wonderful contribution that our choirs and cantors make to our Sunday liturgies.
    • Fr. Naveed Arif, O.P. – we welcome Dominican Father Naveed Arif who will be assisting us with ministry. Originally from Pakistan, Fr. Naveed is currently doing formation for hospital chaplaincy.
    • July BBQ – many thanks to the Knights of Columbus and friends, coordinated by Eric Vink, for the July 15th BBQ. A great turnout on a splendid summer day!
    • Sound system – we anticipate that the system will be restored to service by the end of July, or early August. The processors and technical labour will cost us approximately $10,000.

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

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