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    /slideshows/homeMedium/1447883699.png TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - AUGUST 19
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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking an experienced Assistant Manager for its Book & Gift Shop. The position is a full-time permanent position offering a competitive salary and benefits. The Assistant Manager reports to the Manager and is responsible for assisting the Manager in the daily operations and profitability of the Shop according to its mission by setting goals and business objectives. For the job description, please click here to view.  Interested candidates should send their application by email to info@basilica.ca as soon as possible. No phone calls please.

    NEW BOOKS IN STOCK

    The Evangelizing Parish by Francis Cardinal Arinze reveals the important roles of both priests and laity in spreading the Gospel within the parish and beyond.
    The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage by Dr. David Anders describes his personal discovery of the Catholic teaching on marriage and the beautiful effect it had on his life, changing it from suicidal contempt to marital bliss.
     
    Our 2018 Summer Reading List is underway! Check with us in the Shop or on our Facebook page as we feature a different book each week. Selected based on subject and author, you will find familiar and unknown, classics titles and new works. Let us help you build a balanced, solid foundation for your personal library. 
     
    August is the month devoted to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Stop by the Shop today to discover more about how the Heart of the Mother of God loves us.
     
    Register for our E-newsletter! Like us on Facebook! Visit us online!
    Website: www.stpgiftsandbooks.ca
    Phone: (613) 235-7963
    E-mail: info@stpgiftsandbook.ca

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - August

    Universal – The Treasure of Families
    That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

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    Twentieth & Twenty-First Sundays
    in Ordinary Time
    Parish Bulletin - Sundays August 19 & 26
    - please 
    click here to view

    Elections to the Parish Pastoral Council – Call for Nominations

    There will be a parish election of three new members of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) over the weekend of September 15 & 16.  Details will be added in the upcoming weeks.

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults beginning in September

    Are you wondering if the Catholic Faith is for you? Are you interested in preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation?  At Saint Patrick Basilica, we have a team in place to assist adults who desire to know Christ and to be initiated into the Catholic faith. Adults interested in receiving the Catholic rites of initiation--baptism and/or Confirmation and Holy Communion—are invited to contact the Rector, Fr. Kevin, or the Associate Rector, Fr. Stephen.

    Come Sing With Us! 

    Saint Patrick's Basilica's Music Ministry is in need of new singers to join us for the fall term.
    Basilica Choir: 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass (Adult singers)
    Adoremus Choir: 12:15 p.m.  Sunday (Adult singers)
    Youth and Children's Choir: 9:30 a.m. Mass
    For more information, contact Francesca Bailey at (613) 233-1125 x 561 or come up to the choir loft after 12:15 p.m. Mass on Sunday.

    Mission Statement

    The brochure is available at the main entrances to the Basilica - please click here to view

    Parish General Assembly

    Minutes are now available on the Parish Council page

    Christian Meditation

    Please join us for our Wednesday evening 7:30 pm meditation at Saint Patrick’s Basilica. Learn about the ancient tradition of seeking God in the silence and the stillness of prayer. Everyone is welcome to experience this wonderful form of contemplative prayer. More information please contact: jack@murtamail.ca

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    August 19, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    On behalf of parishioners, I want to thank the Knights of Columbus for organizing the parish barbecue which we had on Sunday, August 12.  It was another splendid day and the shade and breeze offered by our maple trees on the Gloucester Street lawn provided for idyllic conditions.  The second barbecue of the summer reminds us of the community-building work done by the Knights.  July is traditional month for the change of the executive of the local Council.  For our Saint Patrick’s Council, the new Grand Knight is Scott Bacon with Donald McDonald as his deputy and several other brother Knights serving in various capacities.  May God bless their leadership initiatives in the service of the Order, our Parish and the Church.  We are grateful for the faithful leadership – and new initiatives – of (now) Past Grand Knight Harold Marcotte, who undertakes a new leadership role as District Deputy.  For any men who would be interested in joining the Knights at Saint Patrick’s, please do not hesitate to speak to Grand Knight Scott, Deputy Grand Knight Donald or to any member of our local Council, including me.
     
    Thank you for the warm welcome which you extended to Fr. Expedito Mwonge from Byumba Diocese in Rwanda during his Missionary Co-op Appeal last weekend.  Donations are also being accepted this weekend for the missionary appeal.  Envelopes can be found on the tables at the entrances to the church.  In due course, we will inform you of the amount sent to support their diocesan project of building a high school for girls.
     
    All of us were greatly saddened by the loss of one of the century-old maples on the Nepean Street lawn.  By reports, it appears that a wind gust during the storm of the Monday evening of August 6 caused the larger limb of the tree to split from the trunk.  With the assistance of Hydro Ottawa, the remaining part of the tree was cut down on Friday, August 10.  The parish was responsible for covering a small part of the tree-cut expense and is responsible for the removal of the wood from the lawn.  Many have noticed that the statue of Mary, and the column on which she was standing, were knocked over by the tree limb.  The statue did receive some minor damage, which will be repaired.  We are aware that the statue is a place of devotion, with many who pass by stopping for a moment of prayer.
     
    As for the sound system … by the time you read this, I am hoping that it is back in service!
     
    I will be away on vacation August 16-26.  I am grateful to Fr. Steve, and to the other priests who offer ministry in our parish, for taking on the extra load in my absence.

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

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