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    The Book & Gift Shop will be closed until further notice. Our online store remains open to serve your requests for spiritual books and resources.

    My Body Given for You
    by Helmut Hoping is a monumental work on the history and theology of the Eucharist. While much has been written about the Eucharist and the liturgy in and of themselves, Hoping focuses on the inseparable and intimate relationship between the two. His reflection on the second Eucharistic Prayer and unpacking of the words of institution are of particular note and would serve well to deepen your love of the source and summit of our Faith.

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  • CHOIRS & music resources

    Parishioners are encouraged to join with the choirs in singing the Ordinary of the Mass during Lent. Clicking on the links below will take you to online sound files that will assist in learning the music.

    Music for the 9:30 and 11:00 am Masses

    (AH - Adoremus Hymnal)

    Music for the 12:15 pm Mass

    Mass XVII (AH - Adoremus Hymnal)

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - MARCH

    Catholics in China
    We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

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  • COVID-19 Updates

    Thursday, March 26 - Decree for Holy Week Liturgies from Archbishop Terrence Prendergast - please see attached decree for details

    Monday March 23 - Churches to Close


    Further to the Archbishop's directive issued this morning that all churches in the Archdiocese are to close until further notice, the Basilica will be closing at 1:30 pm today, and remain closed until further notice.

    The Parish Office will be open on a reduced schedule Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please contact the office via telephone at 613-233-1125 or email at info@basilica.ca rather than coming to the office.

    Thursday March 19 - Letter from the Archbishop

    Message of Encouragement from the Archbishop - please click here to view the message

    Spiritual Resources

    Please see the Archbishop's letter, a text for a spiritual communion and the listing of televised/webcast Masses.  

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    Parish Bulletin - Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 22 - please click here to view

    Resources for Lent

    Are you looking for resources to deepen your faith?  Perhaps some movies or audio drama to inject some Catholic culture into your family life?  Then look no further than Formed.org.  This website has a vast array of ebooks, Bible studies, audio books, documentaries, and so much more.  Go to basilica.formed.org to register.

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    Virtual Share Lent Schedule of Events - please click here to view the schedule

  • message from the rector

    To view the recent Message from the Rector on the Sacrament of Confession - please click here 

    March 22, 2020

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    To say that we have been through some extraordinary few weeks and months would be an understatement. In dealing with the current public health crisis – in Canada and elsewhere – let us be governed by both prayer and prudence. On the issue of prayer, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has made available by video (available on our parish website basilica.ca) a moving prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary ...

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

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