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    Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement is the latest offering from Father Timothy Gallagher. Anchored in the writings of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, Father Gallagher provides practical advice to work through the desolation, despair, and discouragement that can appear in the spiritual life.

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  • CHOIRS & music resources

    Parishioners are encouraged to join with the choirs in singing the Ordinary of the Mass. 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

    Mass of St. Francis - Buchholz  (AH - Adoremus Hymnal)

    Music for the 12:15 pm Mass

    Missa de Angelis (AH - Adoremus Hymnal)

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - JANUARY

    Promotion of World Peace
    We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

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    Parish Bulletin - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 26 - please click here to view

    Government of Canada Consultation on Medically Assisted Suicide

    Parishioners are strongly encouraged to complete the survey regarding the potential expansion of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation to include minors and the mentally ill. The survey is available at https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cons/ad-am/index.html until Monday, January 27, at 11:59 p.m. (PST)

    Parking Reminder

    Please note that there is no parking at any time, as indicated by signs, on Nepean Street in front of the ramp that leads to the church entrance.  This permits those with mobility challenges easier access to the Basilica. In the past, some Paratranspo drivers have called parking enforcement to issue tickets.

    Armour of God

    Have you ever wondered how our Faith should better influence our culture? Join our Armour of God discussion group. The next meeting is Wednesday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scavi. Our parishioner, Taylor Hyatt, Activist and Policy Analyst, will discuss "Saints Speak to These Times". She looks at our rich Catholic heritage of saints and how they still have much useful to say about our current culture. Please click here to view poster
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    St. Jerome Study Group

    Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly? The St. Jerome Study Group will begin the Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer study program on Tuesdays until March 17, 2020.  Info. & registration: Lyn Fong | stjeromestudygroup@gmail.com

    Pro-Life Message: Finding Forgiveness

    Linda is a woman who had an abortion. She writes, “My breaking point with [my former] Church was when I was feeling truly guilty because of what I had done, I knew it was wrong, but people were trying to justify it to me. I didn’t need justification, I needed to know how to reconcile an already fragmented relationship with the Lord I desired... but I was too weighed down and no one seemed to see the need of forgiveness and reconciliation, at least until I came into contact with the Catholic Church. The funny thing is, so many people seem to see the Church as uncompassionate and uncaring, it was where I found love, acceptance, and forgiveness...” 
    Did you know – that in Canada “abortion” is legal from conception through all nine (9) months of a woman’s pregnancy.

    Christian Meditation

    Join us for Wednesday evening Christian Meditation at Saint Patrick’s Basilica. The one hour includes quiet music, a short taped talk by Benedictine monk John Main and a 25 minute Christian Meditation period. If it’s your first time, come and learn Christian Meditation. For more information: email Jack Murta at jack@murtamail.ca or phone: 613-314-7628

  • message from the rector

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

    January 26, 2020

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    Next Sunday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, which occurs 40 days after the celebration of Christmas. As part of the liturgy, there is the option of the blessing of candles and procession. For practical reasons, this part of the liturgy will only take place at the 12:15 PM Mass. I understand that our Book & Gift Shop will have available blessed candles for the Presentation. February 2 is also celebrated in the Catholic Church as the World Day for Consecrated Life. The purpose is to ... 

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

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