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    /slideshows/homeMedium/Ascension_StP1A%2018i-final.jpg THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - NOVEMBER 18
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    Advent with Our Lady of Fatima by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle will be sure to draw you closer to Our Lady and her gracious messages of peace and hope. These Advent prayers and readings all reflect Mary's 1917 messages to Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia (the three young visionaries); and the personal Fatima devotions of three of our holy contemporaries: St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. John Paul II, and the late Fr. Andrew Apostoli.
    Advent and Christmas items are now available! Stop in the Store to see this year’s collections of wreaths, candleholders, Nativities, gifts, and much more!

    November is the month in which we pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

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  • Prayer intention of the holy father - NOVEMBER

    Universal - In Service of Peace

    That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

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    Parish Bulletin - Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 18 - please click here to view 

    All Souls Commemoration

    During the month of November, it has been the practice at the Basilica to receive offerings for the Holy Souls for the purposes of Masses. These are celebrated collectively each week during the year, and for the individuals indicated on the envelope in priests’ private Masses throughout the year.  Envelopes are located at the entrances and at the memorial desk near the Sacred Heart altar.

    Coins For Life Collection 

    Campaign Life’s annual collection will be on the weekends of November 17/18 and 24/25. Collection baskets will be located on the tables at the church entrances.  Please be generous; the fight against abortion continues.  Further information: Ambrose/Edna Atkins 613-733-2022, Andree O’Donnell 613-601-1796, Campaign Life 613-729-0379. 

    Financial Report to Parishioners as of September 30, 2018 - please click here to view

    Christmas Cakes & Cookies

    The Knights of Columbus and various parish committees will be selling Christmas cakes and cookies during a four-week period only, from Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, December 9 at all Masses except the 7.00 p.m. Sunday Mass. Parishioners and friends with small businesses, looking for that ideal Christmas gift for employees, can purchase our cakes/cookies by the case, if they wish. The Gift Store in the Scavi is also selling cakes. Remember, proceeds from our cake sales go to the Basilica’s Restoration Fund.

    Refugee Committee Assistance Requested

    You are aware of the good work that has been done by the Committee in recent years with respect to organizing sponsorships for refugee families.  It is now a time of renewal and transition. If the Refugee Committee is to continue in our parish, it will require the presence of new members.  Given the length of time required for organizing and applying for sponsorships – in addition to the one year of community and financial support – any new member should anticipate a commitment of 3 to 5 years. Please contact the Parish Office by phone at 613-233-1125, or by email at info@basilica.ca. Please consider helping in this important work.

    Confirmation Classes at Saint Patrick's

    Confirmation classes have begun, and will continue until spring 2019 - 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 2019, please contact the parish office, or email by November 15, 2018

    Saint Vincent de Paul Society Volunteers

    As the need in our area continues to grow, we are looking for more volunteers to help with home visits for the coming winter season. Anyone who feels called to this ministry, please contact Kelly Doyle for more information at 613-325-0900

    2018 World Day of the Poor – Sunday, 18 November 2018

    In his Apostolic Letter Misericordia et misera of 20 November 2016, the Holy Father proposed that the Church consider celebrating the World Day of the Poor each year on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, this year on Sunday, 18 November.
    Throughout the year, our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped hundreds of people in our community with food and clothing, thanks to your generous donations. Envelopes marked For the Poor are available at the Basilica entrances for donations to assist in their work. World Day of the Poor Prayer - please click here to view

    St. Andrew's Day Ceilidh - November 24

    Come join the Knights of Columbus for an evening of music and fun. Info and ticket purchase, see: https://saintandrew.brownpapertickets.com/
    Also available at the Gift Shop (cash only)

    Olde-Tyme Christmas Market                    

    Our Knights of Columbus Council is holding an “Olde-Tyme Christmas Market” this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, November 16-18.  To view the poster, click here

    Armour of God

    Have you ever wondered how our Faith should affect current events? Join our Armour of God discussion group. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month, and the next is Wednesday, November 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scavi. Please click here to view the poster
    To view a summuary of the last session - please click here. To reach us by email, please contact

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Wednesdays, 7 pm

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    Christian Meditation - Wednesday 8 pm

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    November 18, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    The music that was offered to accompany our Masses last Sunday, which coincided with Remembrance Day, reminded us of the quality of the art offered by our musicians under the direction of Francesca Bailey. Those of us who attended the hour of music, vocal and instrumental, offered in the afternoon by Schola Basilicae, were treated to a wonderful hour of artful meditation. The quality of the music ...

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