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    Happy New Year! The Shop is open once again, and remaining Christmas items are 30% off.
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  • CHOIRS & music resources

    Parishioners are encouraged to join with the choirs in singing the Ordinary of the Mass. Clicking on the links below will take you to online sound files that will assist in learning the music.

    Music for the 9:30 and 11:00 am Masses

    Mass of St. Francis - Buchholz  (AH - Adoremus Hymnal)

    Music for the 12:15 pm Mass

    Missa de Angelis (AH - Adoremus Hymnal)

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - JANUARY

    Promotion of World Peace
    We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

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    Parish Bulletin - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19 - please click here to view

    Government of Canada Consultation on Medically Assisted Suicide

    Parishioners are strongly encouraged to complete the survey regarding the potential expansion of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation to include minors and the mentally ill. The survey is available at https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cons/ad-am/index.html until Monday, January 27, at 11:59 p.m. (PST)

    Parking Reminder

    Please note that there is no parking at any time, as indicated by signs, on Nepean Street in front of the ramp that leads to the church entrance.  This permits those with mobility challenges easier access to the Basilica. In the past, some Paratranspo drivers have called parking enforcement to issue tickets.

    Parish Dinner and Fundraiser

    As a fundraiser for the Fr. McGivney Honoris, the Knights of Columbus are hosting a bean and macaroni & cheese dinner on Saturday evening, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Scavi.  Tickets are available at the central doors after the Saturday Mass and Sunday Morning Masses. Please click here to view poster

    Armour of God

    Have you ever wondered how our Faith should better influence our culture? Join our Armour of God discussion group. The next meeting is Wednesday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scavi. Our parishioner, Taylor Hyatt, Activist and Policy Analyst, will discuss "Saints Speak to These Times". She looks at our rich Catholic heritage of saints and how they still have much useful to say about our current culture. Please click here to view poster
    and here for the website

    St. Jerome Study Group

    Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly? The St. Jerome Study Group will begin the Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer study program on Tuesdays, January 21 - March 17, 2020.  Info. & registration: Lyn Fong | stjeromestudygroup@gmail.com

    Book Launch

    Strangers in a Strange Church documents Ukrainian Catholicism in Canada. January 23, 7:00 p.m. in the Basilica Scavi. Advanced Tickets: info@stpgiftsandbooks.ca

    Pro-Life Message: Baptism and Life

    “Whoever is moved by love begins to perceive what “life” really is. He begins to perceive the meaning of the word of hope that we encountered in the Baptismal Rite: from faith I await “eternal life” — the true life which, whole and unthreatened, in all its fullness, is simply life. Jesus, who said that he had come so that we might have life and have it in its fullness, in abundance (cf. Jn 10:10), has also explained to us what “life” means: “this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (Jn 17:3). Life in its true sense is not something we have exclusively in or from ourselves: it is a relationship. And life in its totality is a relationship with him who is the source of life. If we are in relation with him who does not die, who is Life itself and Love itself, then we are in life. Then we ‘live’” – Pope Benedict XVI, Encyclical on Hope, November 30, 2007.

    Saint Patrick's Wednesday Evening Christian Meditation

    Learn about seeking God in the silence and stillness of prayer. The one-hour meeting includes quiet music, a short talk by Benedictine monk John Main, and a meditation session. Held weekly in the Scavi. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact: Jack Murta at jack@murtamail.ca or phone 613-314-7628

  • message from the rector

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

    January 19, 2020

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    Next Saturday, January 25th, is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.  St. Paul’s missionary work was of inestimable value in the early, remarkable, spread of the Gospel and implantation of the Church throughout the Mediterranean basin. His letters have been a constant reference in the understanding of Jesus Christ, of the spiritual gifts given to each Christian for the upbuilding of the Church and in the development of doctrine. Paul's conversion experience is discussed in ... 

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

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