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    /slideshows/homeMedium/180215%20LENT-fast%20give%20pray.jpg FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT - FEBRUARY 18
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    NEW BOOK IN STOCK

    The Other Side of Beauty by Leah Darrow shows how we can reclaim true and lasting beauty—the kind that doesn’t depend on self-doubt, exploitation, or comparison—when we reflect God’s glory and embrace our value as he made us to be: strong, brave, and free.

    Lenten Devotionals and other resources are now available. Stop in the Shop soon to pick out a Daily Reflections guide or an Activity Book for your family to help you prepare for the Resurrection of Christ at Easter.

    February is the month devoted to The Passion of our Lord. Help yourself prepare for Lent, and in turn Easter, by learning more about the ways Christ’s death creates meaning for our lives.

    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

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    February 18, 2018

    Dear Parishioners & Friends of Saint Patrick’s,
     
    Our Lenten journey began last Wednesday.  Considering our traditional Catholic penitential practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, it is important for each of us to identify a penitential practice that we can adopt for these 40 days of deeper conversion in our Christian life.  For prayer, some decide to attend weekday Mass – or a weekday Mass such as Fridays; for fasting, ...
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    Part of our Lenten journey is an invitation to renew our commitment to our baptismal vows and the fundamental vocation to holiness.  In that context, as a parish community, we also accompany those adults who are in our program of the Rite of the Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  These men and women who are seeking baptism, ...
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    The recent deaths of David Kealey and of Robert (Bob) O’Neill remind us of the generous offering of time and talent by so many at Saint Patrick’s over the years.  Both Dave and Bob, over many years, gave unstintingly to our parish and were particularly supportive of our clergy.  In recent years, both have experienced serious declines in their health, which obliged them to give up their ministry and service.  I am grateful ...
     
    Next Thursday, February 22nd, is the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.  Given the papal honour of a minor Basilica, our liturgy will express our unity with the See of Peter and our prayerful support of Pope Francis’ ministry. 

    Fr. Kevin

    ... click here to read the complete Message.

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    Universal: Say “No” to Corruption

    That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

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    Parish Bulletin 
    for Sunday February 18
    - First Sunday of Lent
    click here

    Please Note: Family Day, Monday February 19: Masses celebrated at 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.  The Basilica will close after the noon Mass. The Book & Gift Shop and the Parish Office are closed.

    Way of the Cross  - Friday 7:30 p.m.

    A weekly Stations of the Cross (based on the text of St. Alphonsus Liguori) will be held each Friday during Lent, in the Basilica, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    Call for Conscience 2018 Campaign

    The Call for Conscience 2018 Campaign is underway. Archbishop Prendergast and bishops across Ontario are asking for an email address from Catholic families in their community, with a goal of 100,000 email addresses collected. The first campaign of 2018 is the Call for Conscience, inviting our elected Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) and those seeking office this June to increase funding/access to palliative care, to protect health care workers wishing to abstain from any involvement in euthanasia/assisted suicide and to protect faith-based facilities from participation in euthanasia/assisted suicide. The work builds on a similar campaign in 2017​ which was supported in our parish​. ​ S​ign-up directly through the HealthCARE and Conscience website:  http://www.canadiansforconscience.ca/

    Pro-Life Information Meeting

    Pro-Life Information Meeting will be held in the Scavi on February 20th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. An opportunity to get up to date on pro-life news including the National March for Life, student summer programs, the bubble zone, etc. Refreshments.  Info Ambrose/Edna Atkins 613-733-2022 or Campaign Life Coalition 613-729-0379. All are welcome.

    Lenten Day Retreat for Women

    Lenten Day Retreat for Women - "The Paschal Mystery": Includes talks by Father Martin Wallace, O.P. Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave., Ottawa, Saturday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, opportunity for Confession. To register: https://sisterhood.live/formationprograms.

    Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner & Dance 

    Saturday, 17th March, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
    Irish music & dancing, Irish Stew & refreshments and cash bar. Early bird tickets: adults $25 each, students and adult volunteers $20, children under 12 free. All tickets purchased after Friday March 9th are $30 each. Saint Patrick’s Basilica scavi,(lower lever). Door open 5:30 p.m.  Dinner 6:00 p.m.  Music and Dancing 6:45 p.m. Tickets available on-line, and at the Book & Gift  Shop starting the 10th February.

    Refugee Committee Update

    On December 15th, Hisham, his wife Nour and their baby Anna arrived in Canada! (See their photo on the Committee page - click here).  Our second family, Alaa and Manal, have recently received word that their application is approved and completed, all that remains is to process their departure from Lebanon and they will be joining us in the near future.

    The Bible and the Sacraments

    Journey through Scripture with us. Know why we are Catholic and join with us, starting each Wednesday, January 17th thru April 4th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Scavi). For more information, call Jim Cairney at 613-229-9484 or e-mail at j-l-cair53@sympatico.ca

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