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    The Shop now operates under a regular weekly schedule:
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday and Friday:  Open 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 pm
    Saturday: Open 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: Open 8:30 am to 2:00 p.m.
    The online webstore is accepting and fulfilling orders at https://www.stpgiftsandbooks.ca

  • contact tracing - mass attendance

    • By order of Ottawa Public Health, places of worship are obliged to maintain weekly contact information for all who attend in-church services.
    • If you are attending a Sunday Mass, please go to the online form for Sunday by clicking here.
    • If you are attending a Weekday Mass, please go to the online form for Weekdays by clicking here.
    • If you prefer, you may download the form - click here - complete and print it, then bring it to the Basilica for presentation at the entrance.
  • Christmas Masses

    This year, Christmas Eve Masses will be at 4:30 PM, 7:30 PM and Midnight. On Christmas Day, Masses will be at 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 12:15 PM. The Basilica will close after the noon-hour Mass on Christmas Day. There will be no 7 PM Mass.

    Please Note: The first two Masses of Christmas Eve – 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM – will be by reservation only. Priority will be given to currently registered parishioners. Given the limited capacity according to current public health norms, reservations for these two Masses will be limited to those living in the same household.

    If you wish to come to Christmas Mass with other family members who are not of your household, you are invited to come to the Midnight Mass or to a Mass on Christmas Day. The other Masses will have seating on the same basis that we use on Sunday… “First come first served”.

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - DECEMBER

    For a Life of Prayer
    We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ be nourished by the Word of God and a life of prayer.

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    Second Sunday of Advent - December  6 - Please click here to view bulletin

  • saint patrick's is open

    Please note that there are limits to capacity in the church due to Public Health Rules.

    Mask or Face Covering is required when in Saint Patrick's.

    For directions when celebrating in Saint Patrick's - please click here.

    For guidelines on the distribution of Holy Communion - please click here.


    A message from Archbishop Marcel Damphousse as he becomes the second Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. Please click here to view the message.

    The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall will be celebrating the Inaugural Mass of Archbishop Marcel Damphousse on Tuesday, December 8. Please click here to view the poster


    Knights of Columbus Christmas Cakes and Cookies

    The Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas cakes and cookies only through the Gift Shop this year. The cakes and cookies are now available.  - please click on above image to view the poster.

    Food Cards and Coats for Kids

    The Knights of Columbus are partnering with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) Ottawa Council to collect funds for food gift cards (redeemable at Loblaw and Metro stores).  The Coats for Kids program of the Knights of Columbus provides warm coats for needy children in our community. Donations can be made on the Knights’ web site — http://www.kofcstpatsbasilica.org/donations

    Envelopes for 2021

    Boxed sets of envelopes for 2021 are now available.  If you did not have numbered envelopes in 2020 and would like a set for 2021, please contact the office - 613 233-1125, or by email at info@basilica.ca

    St. Vincent de Paul Society

    The Saint Vincent de Paul Society at Saint Patrick's Basilica would like to thank everyone for their support, especially during these last six months.  In the coming weeks, we will be preparing our annual Christmas program.  If you are interested in volunteering with the St. Vincent de Paul, please contact Kelly Doyle at 613 325 0900.  

    Seniors' Corner

    The group would be open to anyone fifty-five (55) years of age and older. Our goal is to stay connected and create a community where we can share in our thoughts, feelings and experiences when having some fun and learning about important aspects of our lives that are real today. Please click here for the Seniors Corner
    and here for the Seniors' Form


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

    December 6, 2020

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    Next Tuesday, December 8, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Church teaches that the Virgin Mary was free of original sin from the moment of her conception. In the 19th century, it was adopted as Church dogma when Pope Pius IX promulgated Ineffabilis Deus in 1854. In Saint Patrick’s, we have a stained-glass window near the Altar of Our Lady, which commemorates the proclamation of this dogma. This is not to be confused with ...

    Please click here to see the complete message
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