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    The Eighth Arrow: Odysseus in the Underworld
    by J. Augustine Wetta is a thoroughly entertaining jailbreak story. Full of allusions to great works of old, it is also educational and can be read as a companion to the works of Dante and Homer.

    January is the month devoted to the Holy Name of Jesus. We have a wide range of books and resources to help draw you into a deeper relationship with the Lord through this powerful devotion.  

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    Evangelization – Young People

    That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world. 

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    Parish Bulletin - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 20 - please click here to view 

    2019 Envelopes

    Collection Boxes for 2019 are available for pickup in the baptistery. For those who do not have envelopes and wish to have a set for 2019, please complete a Parishioner Registration Form and return it to the Parish Office. 

    Spaghetti Dinner

    The Knights of Columbus, the Ven. Michael McGivney Honoris and the Saint Patrick Basilica choirs are hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Scavi. Chesterton Academy will also be sponsoring a bake sale during the dinner. Tickets are available after all weekend Masses (except 7:00 p.m.). Information: Dave Carbonette 613- 261- 7363

    Women of Grace 

    12-week Study Group begins Thursday, January 17, 2019, 9:30-11:30 a.m., in the Conference Room of the Scavi.  Registration closes after January 31.  Discussion and prayer are based on Johnnette Benkovic's Foundational Study on being a Catholic woman today.  Video presentations, Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Church documents, Marian perspective. Materials cost $60 – financial assistance available.  Contact Mimi Wilson, facilitator, at mimiwilson613@gmail.com for information. All women are welcome. 

    Sacramental Preparation Classes

    Preparation classes for the sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation have begun. For more information - please click here  

    Armour of God

    We seem to live in an age of never-ending violent news stories that challenge our Catholic faith. We also encounter political polarization, not moral leadership. Have you ever wondered how our Faith should affect current events? Join our Armour of God discussion group. We will examine what influential Catholic writers, academics, theologians, public figures and saints have to say about contemporary issues. The next meeting is on Wednesday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scavi. A Catholic MP will talk about how he handles his challenges. Please click here to view poster

    Maryvale Academy of Ottawa Annual Fundraising Dinner Gala

    Maryvale Academy is hosting its annual fundraising dinner gala entitled “No Greater Love” on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Tudor Hall (3750 N Bowesville Rd). Live & silent auctions, 50/50 draw, musical performances. Cocktails & silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $95/person ($45 tax receipt). Info/tickets: Maryvale Academy (613- 321-2186); (www.maryvaleacademy.ca)

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Wednesdays, 7 pm

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    Christian Meditation - Wednesdays 8 pm

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    January 20, 2019

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    We celebrate this Sunday the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. During Ordinary Time, the Church celebrates the fullness of the mystery of the Lord Jesus. On Sunday – the first day of the week – God assembles his beloved people to hear the Word, to reflect upon it, to offer the living sacrifice of praise, and to eat and drink the banquet of the Lord. Then God sends them forth to proclaim this love by their words and actions (Ordo, p. 112). To signal this change in liturgical season ... 

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

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