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    “Have you ever felt like you are too busy ‘discerning’ to actually decide?” Fr. Mike Schmitz, one of the most popular Catholics on the internet, addresses this age-old question in How to Make Great Decisions. Written with the combination of enthusiasm and gravitas for which he has become known, Fr. Mike offers guidance and wisdom not only on how to discern well, but on why doing so is essential to the Christian 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 - FEBRUARY

    Listen to the Migrants’ Cries
    We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - What's New

    • 5 days ago
      On Wednesday, 12 February 2020, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia, the final document of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region held in Rome 6-
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      The 28th World Day of the Sick will be celebrated, as it is every year, on 11 February, the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. The Holy See has released the Holy Father's Message which is entitled...
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    Parish Bulletin - Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 16 - please click here to view

    Employment Opportunity - Pastoral Worker (Part-time)

    Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking a part-time Pastoral Worker who will assist the Parish pastoral team in three areas of parish life: outreach to elderly and infirm parishioners; community social events; and safe environment policies and practices. Click here for the job description. To apply for the position, please send your resume by email to info@basilica.ca.  No phone calls, please. We thank all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Archbishop's Lenten Letter for 2020 - please click here to view the letter

    Traffic Note

    The City of Ottawa has advised that Kent St., between Gladstone and Florence, will be closed until mid-March for construction. While detours will be in place, parishioners may wish to use Bronson or Metcalfe to access the Basilica.

    Ash Wednesday, February 26

    Please Note: ashes will be distributed during all Masses. Confessions will be available at the usual times before Masses.  For the Wednesday Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena, the Novena will take place before Mass, beginning at 4:15 p.m.

    Wedding Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving

    Presided by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S. J. at Notre Dame Cathedral on Sunday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m.  Deadline to register: Wednesday, April 22. Please click here to view poster
    To register online, please click here

    Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

    During 2019, 14 Saint Patrick’s volunteers made 270 home visits to individuals and families in need, providing assistance with clothing, furniture or food. In addition, at Christmas, food assistance was provided to 76 households, including 22 children. This outreach, exceeding $40,000, was almost entirely financed by the Basilica’s poor fund. The Basilica conference of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society thanks parishioners for their continued support and prayers. Individuals interested in assisting are invited to contact Kelly Doyle at 613-325-0900.

    Armour of God

    The next meeting is on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scavi. Our parishioner, Richard Bastien — author and journalist — looks at the issue of God today and four great intellectual storms that point to why the world can't survive without Catholicism

    Saint Patrick’s Dinner & Ceili Dance, Saturday evening - March 14

    Irish music & dancing. Irish stew, refreshments and cash bar.  Saint Patrick Basilica, lower Scavi level. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.  Supper at 6 p.m.  Tickets: adults $30, student volunteers and children under 12 free (children must have tickets).  Parishioners are advised to buy their tickets early - this is usually a sold out event. Tickets will be sold at the Kent Street doors after the Saturday Vigil Mass on February 29 and after Sunday Masses on March 1st. Tickets are now available at the Saint Patrick’s Book and Gift Shop (Cash Only) or online at: https://saintpatrick.brownpapertickets.com

    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.

  • message from the rector

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

    February 16, 2020

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    Next Saturday, February 22, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. As a minor basilica, Saint Patrick’s is called to be attentive to expressing our communion with the Pope, the successor of St. Peter as Bishop of Rome.  There is a physical object known as the “Chair of St. Peter” which is located in St. Peter's Basilica beyond the main altar below Bernini’s Holy Spirit alabaster window. This display contains an ancient chair  ...

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

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