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    https://ecatholic-sites.s3.amazonaws.com/15471/slideshows/homeMedium/Lord-Jesus-Preaching.jpg SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - FEBRUARY 24
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    The first two books of Ellen Gable’s new series ‘Great War ~ Great Love’ are now in stock. These two novels tell the stories of nurses serving in France during World War One. Julia’s Gifts and Charlotte’s Honor show how a group of naïve young women transition into compassionate medical-aid volunteers through the strife and horrors of war-torn France.
    February is the month devoted to the Passion of Our Lord. Stop by the Store to see the best and latest books and resources on the greatest moment in human history.

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    For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

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    Parish Bulletin - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 24 - please click here to view 

    Archbishop's Letter of Support for Share Lent - Campaign 2019 - please click here to view letter

    2018 Income Tax Receipts

    Tax receipts for the 2018 donations are available in the baptistery. They are organized in alphabetical order. Should you have any questions about your receipt, please contact the parish accounting office by phone at 613-233-1125, extension 589 (voicemail available 24/7), or by email at TR@basilica.ca.

    We thank you for your generous support in 2018!

    2019 Envelopes

    Assigned 2019 envelopes are now available in the parish office. Those who wish envelopes for the first time in 2019 may take an unassigned box available in the baptistery. Please complete the initial envelope for the parish records and to ensure proper entry of donations.

    Pew Kneelers

    With the winter weather, we ask for your consideration and cooperation on a practical matter. Please be careful not to place your boots on the kneelers. This keeps them clean for the next parishioner, who will be kneeling at the same place, and demonstrates respect for the work of our custodians.

    Saint Patrick’s Basilica Dinner & Ceili Dance   

    Saturday, March 16, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Irish music and dancing. Irish stew, refreshments and cash bar.  Saint Patrick’s Basilica, lower Scavi Hall. Doors open 5:30 p.m.  Welcome & Dinner 6.00 p.m.  Music and Dancing 6:45 p.m.  Tickets: adults $30 each, student volunteers and children under 12 free (children must have tickets).  Tickets on sale at Basilica’s Kent Street doors after the Saturday 4.30 p.m. and Sunday daytime Masses on February 24 and March 3.  The Knights of Columbus wish to thank all parish volunteers who help make this event possible.  Tickets available from St. Patrick’s Gift Shop- CASH ONLY, or on-line: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4053929.

    World Day of Prayer – March 1

    Christians from over 170 countries come together in spirit, uniting to pray for relevant issues affecting women and children. It is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. In this way, it is possible to enrich our Christian faith as it grows deeper and broader in an international, ecumenical expression.

    Adult Faith Formation

    If you are interested in exploring the Faith more fully and deepening your understanding of what we believe, how we pray, and how we live, we have a series of presentations on the Catholic Faith each Monday night from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Scavi of Saint Patrick's. For more information please call Harry: 613-712-5256 or  email h1g2r3@yahoo.ca For details - please click here

    Women of Grace 

    12-week Study Group has begun. Contact Mimi Wilson, facilitator, at mimiwilson613@gmail.com for information. All women are welcome. 

    Sacramental Preparation Classes

    Preparation classes for the sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation have begun. For more information - please click here  

    Armour of God

    We seem to live in an age of never-ending challenges to our Catholic faith. We also encounter political polarization, not moral leadership. Have you ever wondered how our faith should affect current events? Join our Armour of God discussion group. We will examine what influential Catholic writers, academics, theologians, public figures and saints have to say about contemporary issues. The next meeting is on Wednesday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scavi. The Headmaster of Chesterton Academy will present what an excellent Catholic curriculum contains and discuss challenges of public education. Please click here to see poster
    For a link to the website - click here

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Wednesdays, 7 pm

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    Christian Meditation - Wednesdays 8 pm

    Please join us for our Wednesday evening meditation at Saint Patrick’s Basilica. Learn about seeking God in the silence and stillness of prayer. The one-hour meeting includes quiet music, a short taped talk by Benedictine monk John Main and a meditation session. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact: jackmurta@murtamail.ca or 613-314-7628.
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    February 24, 2019

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    The recent meeting at the Vatican concerning the sex abuse crisis that has been affecting our Church for the last 20 years reminds us of the need to continue to pray, and to work, for the purification and renewal of our Church structures. The disciplining of Theodore McCarrick and of two Chilean bishops, including their dismissal from the clerical state (laicization), indicates the seriousness of intention with which the Pope and ...

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