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    Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking an experienced Assistant Manager for its Book & Gift Shop. The position is a full-time permanent position offering a competitive salary and benefits. The Assistant Manager reports to the Manager and is responsible for assisting the Manager in the daily operations and profitability of the Shop according to its mission by setting goals and business objectives. For the job description, please click here to view.  Interested candidates should send their application by email to info@basilica.ca as soon as possible. No phone calls please.


    Lessons in Hope is the story of renowned author George Weigel’s friendship with St. John Paul II and the “providential coincidences” that led to it. A deeply humane portrait of a saint, this book offers fresh insights into the heart, soul, and mind of John Paul II.
    Our 2018 Summer Reading List is underway! Check with us in the Shop or on our Facebook page as we feature a different book each week. Selected based on subject and author, you will find familiar and unknown, classics titles and new works. We hope to help you build a balanced, solid foundation for your personal library. 
    August is the month devoted to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Stop by the Shop today to discover more about how the Heart of the Mother of God loves us.

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    Website: www.stpgiftsandbooks.ca
    Phone: (613) 235-7963
    E-mail: info@stpgiftsandbook.ca

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - August

    Universal – The Treasure of Families
    That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

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    Eighteenth & Nineteenth Sundays
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    Parish Bulletin - Sundays August 5 & 12
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    Elections to the Parish Pastoral Council – Call for Nominations

    There will be a parish election of three new members of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) over the weekend of September 15 & 16.  Registered parishioners are invited to nominate fellow parishioners.  Please send your nomination to the Parish Office by email to info@basilica.ca, or by Canada Post, or by dropping it off at the office. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 17, at noon hour. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of the Nominating Committee: Rebecca Chandler, Cathy Hickson or Michel Vachon.

    Christian Meditation

    Please join us for our Wednesday evening 7:30 pm meditation at Saint Patrick’s Basilica. Learn about the ancient tradition of seeking God in the silence and the stillness of prayer. Everyone is welcome to experience this wonderful form of contemplative prayer. More information please contact: jack@murtamail.ca

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    August 5, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    August!  The summer seems to be rushing by!  We are thankful to the Lord for what has been, in the main, a glorious summer.  May we remember the days of August as the halcyon days of a splendid summer.  Godspeed to all who are travelling in the coming weeks.
    Wednesday, August 8th is the Memorial of St. Dominic.  Let us remember, with thanks, the Dominican Fathers who have ministered – and continue to do so – in our parish.  We pray also for their apostolate of teaching and research which continues at their College on Empress Avenue.  We understand that Fr. Martin Farrell, O.P., is well on the road to recovery, continues his hospital ministry in Manhattan and plans to return to Ottawa in October.
    Wednesday, August 15th, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This is one of the principal Marian celebrations of our Church’s liturgical calendar.  As is our practice at Saint Patrick’s, the 12:15 p.m. Mass will be celebrated with greater liturgical solemnity.
    Sound system – projects do not advance as quickly as hoped – or expected – during the summer when summer vacations change plans.  We now understand that the system will be restored to service during the week of August 10. The processors and technical labour will cost us approximately $10,000.

    Fr Kevin
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