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    /slideshows/homeMedium/Ascension_StP1A%2018i-final.jpg 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 19
  • Employment opportunity

    Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking a Part-time Bookkeeper. The job description can be viewed by clicking here. Interested persons are asked to send their resume and two work-related references by email to the Parish Office - info@basilica.ca.

  • book & gift shop corner

    ADVENT and CHRISTMAS items are now available! Stop by the Store today to see our collection of books to help you and your family through the Advent and Christmas seasons as well as nativities, wreaths, ornaments, cards and many, many gift ideas!

    Please be advised: Our Weekend hours have changed! See our Facebook page or website for new hours of operation!

    November is the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Come into the Shop to choose from among Susan Tassone’s titles and others to help you pray for those who have passed on before 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 - november



    To Witness the Gospel in Asia

    That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

  • Rome Reports

  • Vatican News

  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - What's New

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  • parish news

    Parish Bulletin 
    for Sunday November 19
    - Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - 
    click here

    Parish Refugee Committee

    Latest news ... we have been advised that our first family - and possibly the second - will be arriving in mid-December ... in a few weeks! Welcoming preparations are in high-gear!
    We offer a brief update concerning the two Syrian families being sponsored by Saint Patrick's. After speaking with the parish coordinator from the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI), we can advise that, while both our families have been approved by the Canadian government for travel to our country, numerous factors lead us to believe they will be here in the new year. In the meantime, the Committee will continue working to be ready for the arrival of the two families. While we still do not have an arrival date, in preparation, we are currently hunting for affordable housing and gathering together outstanding furniture and small household items. If you are interested in volunteering or donating household items, please visit the Committee page at Basilica.ca/refugee-committee for a list of outstanding items, or contact Joseph Lo Mascolo at JoeLoMascolo@gmail.com.

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults​ (RCIA) ​

    Invitation to take part in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults​ (RCIA): ​ At Saint Patrick Basilica​ Parish​, 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 ​sacraments of initiation​ ​--​ ​Baptism and/or ​C​onfirmation and ​H​oly ​Communion​ ​—​ ​are invited to contact the Rector, Fr. Kevin, to inquire about the Rite of Initiation of Adults. ​Contact can be made by calling the Parish Office - 613 233-1125, or by email at info@basilica.ca.

    Knights of Columbus Christmas Cakes & Cookies

    Along with various committees, the Knights will be selling Christmas cakes and cookies beginning Saturday, November 18, until Sunday, December 10, at all Masses except the 9:00 p.m. In addition, cakes are also available in the Book and Gift Shop.

    Financial Report

    The Parish Finance Council has produced an Interim Financial Report to Parishioner for the first nine months of 2017.  The Report can be viewed by clicking here.

    First Communion Registration

    Registration takes place on Sunday, December 3rd, at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference room, located in the Basilica Scavi.

    All Souls Commemoration 

    During the month of November, parishioners and visitors have the opportunity to inscribe deceased members of their family and friends in the memorial book that is located in front of the Sacred Heart altar.  For some years, it has been the practice at the Basilica to receive offerings for the Holy Souls for the purposes of Masses, which are celebrated throughout the year.  Envelopes for that purpose are located at the entrances as well as at the memorial desk.

    St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh Dinner & Dance

    Saturday, 25 November, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Come join the Knights of Columbus in celebrating Saint Andrew.  Early Bird tickets are $25 (before November 12) for adults, children under 12 years free.  Tickets will be available after Saturday and Sunday morning Masses in November at Kent St. main doors (cash only).  Also for sale at the Basilica Book & Gift shop (cash only) or on-line at: http://standrew.brownpapertickets.com

  • message from the rector

    November 19, 2017

    Dear Parishioners & Friends of Saint Patrick’s,
     
    I announced in last Sunday’s bulletin that Chris Irwin, who looked after the parish accounts for the last number of years, has left the parish for another job.  In this period of transition, if you note any concerns with respect to your parish donations – especially for those who make their donations by credit card, or automatic bank withdrawal (preauthorized debit) – please contact the Parish Secretary, Irene Kibel, at 613 231-1125, extension 519, or by email at info@basilica.ca. Irene will forward your question to someone who can assist you.
     
    Some have asked as to the location of the envelopes completed for the Holy Souls.  Thanks to the artistic talents of Paulina Winogron, a location with a “praying angel” has been created in front of the lectern.  ...
     
    You will see elsewhere in the bulletin a report from our Refugee Committee.  We thank you for your support which has enabled our parish to sponsor two Syrian families who should be arriving in coming months.  ...

    You may have noticed some maintenance work around the Basilica in recent weeks: the installation of two new lightning rods on the chimneys on the west side of the church; the bell being removed so as to check and solidify ...
     
    I want to repeat a note from earlier bulletins advising that we are still shorthanded with respect to priests available for ministry during the week.  As a result, some days, ...
     
    Next Wednesday, November 22, is the Feast Day of Saint Cecilia who is the patron saint of musicians.  It is an occasion for us to thank, and pray for, the musicians who support our liturgy at Saint Patrick’s, under the direction of our Music Director, Francesca Bailey.  ...

    ... click here to read the complete Message.

    - Fr. Kevin