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    Virgin, Mother, Queen: Encountering Mary in Time and Tradition
    by Robert L. Fastiggi and Michael O’Neill explores the relationship between ten of the most well-known Marian titles and apparitions. Deepen your knowledge of and devotion to our Blessed Mother as you prepare for the birth of her Son.

    December is the month dedicated to the coming of Christ.

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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 In Tempus Adventus et Quadragesimae - Chant Mass XVII (AH - Adoremus Hymnal)

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - DECEMBER

    The Future of the Very Young
    That every country take the measures necessary to prioritize the future of the very young, especially those who are suffering.

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    Parish Bulletin - Second Sunday of Advent - December 8 - please click here to view


    Please remember not to leave personal belongings, including coats, unattended in the pews.  In addition, with the arrival of winter weather, please do not place footwear on the kneelers.

    Collection Boxes 2020

    The parish collection envelopes for 2020 are now available.  The boxes are organized in alphabetical order for pick up in the baptistery.  If you did not have parish envelopes in 2019 and would like a set for 2020, please advise Irene in the Parish Office by email at info@basilica.ca, or by phone at 613 233-1125 ext 519.

    Donations By Pre-Authorized Debit

    A number of parishioners prefer to make their donations to the parish by pre-authorized debit, either from their bank account or by charging the amounts to their credit card. Should you prefer to make your parish donations in this way, please complete and return the form inserted in this Sunday’s bulletin. The form is also available at the entrances. Please click here to view form

    Sunday Missal 2019-2020

    Copies are available in the pews for use in the church. Should you wish to have your own copy, the Sunday Missal is available for purchase in our Book & Gift Shop.

    Advent Lessons and Carols

    Please join us on Gaudete Sunday, December 15 beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The liturgy will be followed by a reception in the Scavi, during which we will exchange greetings anticipating the Christmas season

    Christmas Cakes and Cookies

    The Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas Cakes and cookies until December 15 after all weekend Masses except 7:00 p.m.  Also available at the Book and Gift Shop while quantities last. Proceeds go to the Basilica Restoration.

    Santa Claus will be visiting the children of Saint Patrick's on Saturday, December 7th, 11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. in the Scavi

    Hosted by the Saint Patrick's Knights of Columbus, there will be a special visit by Santa Claus (bring your camera), and painting Christmas ornaments to decorate the parish Christmas Tree.

    Confirmation 2020

    Confirmation classes began on Saturday, November 16, 2019, continuing until spring 2020 — final date to be set once the diocese sets the actual Confirmation date. Parish classes are required for children to be confirmed. If you wish to have your child, who is at least 11 years old and in Grade 6, prepared to be confirmed in 2020, please contact the parish office, or email confirmation.at.st.pats@gmail.com 

    Holy Communion and Reconciliation

    Preparation classes for the sacraments of will begin on Sunday, December 8th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Scavi conference room. To register your child, please e-mail firstcommunion2019@gmail.com or contact the parish office. If you prefer to register your child in person, you may do so in the conference room on Sunday, December 1st at 10:30 a.m.

    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, January 21 - March 17, 2020.  Info. & registration: Lyn Fong | stjeromestudygroup@gmail.com

    Saint Patrick's Wednesday Evening Christian Meditation

    Learn about seeking God in the silence and stillness of prayer. The one-hour meeting includes quiet music, a short talk by Benedictine monk John Main, and a meditation session. Held weekly in the Scavi. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact: 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 

    December 8, 2019

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    As a season of joyful waiting, Advent is not strictly speaking a “penitential” season like Lent.  It is a time, however, when many Catholics celebrate the Sacrament of Confession as a way of spiritual preparation for the great feast of Christmas.  We will not be adding additional times for Confession but we will be adding additional confessors at 11:45 a.m. and 4 p.m., starting Monday, December 16.  If it has been some time since you went to Confession, I recommend preparing yourself by consulting the pamphlet on Confession, copies of which are located in the holders near the confessionals and on the tables at the entrances to the church.  I also refer you to the message that I wrote, during Lent, on the Sacrament of Confession ... 

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