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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 - FEBRUARY

    Listen to the Migrants’ Cries
    We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

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    Parish Bulletin - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 23 - please click here to view

    Employment Opportunity - Pastoral Worker (Part-time)

    Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is seeking a part-time Pastoral Worker who will assist the Parish pastoral team in three areas of parish life: outreach to elderly and infirm parishioners; community social events; and safe environment policies and practices. Click here for the job description. To apply for the position, please send your resume by email to info@basilica.ca.  No phone calls, please. We thank all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Ash Wednesday, February 26

    Please Note: ashes will be distributed during all Masses. Confessions will be available at the usual times before Masses.  For the Wednesday Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena, the Novena will take place before Mass, beginning at 4:15 p.m.

    Archbishop's Lenten Letter for 2020 - please click here to view the letter

    Traffic Note

    The City of Ottawa has advised that Kent St., between Gladstone and Florence, will be closed until mid-March for construction. While detours will be in place, parishioners may wish to use Bronson or Metcalfe to access the Basilica.

    Wedding Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving

    Presided by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S. J. at Notre Dame Cathedral on Sunday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m.  Deadline to register: Wednesday, April 22. Please click here to view poster
    To register online, please click here

    Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

    During 2019, 14 Saint Patrick’s volunteers made 270 home visits to individuals and families in need, providing assistance with clothing, furniture or food.  Individuals interested in assisting are invited to contact Kelly Doyle at 613-325-0900.

    Armour of God

    The next meeting is on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scavi. Our parishioner, Richard Bastien — author and journalist — looks at the issue of God today and four great intellectual storms that point to why the world can't survive without Catholicism. Please click here to view poster and here for the website

    Saint Patrick’s Dinner & Ceili Dance, Saturday evening - March 14

    Irish music & dancing. Irish stew, refreshments and cash bar.  Saint Patrick Basilica, lower Scavi level. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.  Supper at 6 p.m.  Tickets: adults $30, student volunteers and children under 12 free (children must have tickets).  Parishioners are advised to buy their tickets early - this is usually a sold out event. Tickets will be sold at the Kent Street doors after the Saturday Vigil Mass on February 29 and after Sunday Masses on March 1st. Tickets are now available at the Saint Patrick’s Book and Gift Shop (Cash Only) or online at: https://saintpatrick.brownpapertickets.com

    Resources for Lent

    Are you looking for resources to deepen your faith?  Perhaps some movies or audio drama to inject some Catholic culture into your family life?  Then look no further than Formed.org.  This website has a vast array of ebooks, Bible studies, audio books, documentaries, and so much more.  Go to basilica.formed.org to register.

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

    February 23, 2020

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, the season of grace where we are called to deeper conversion to our life in Christ. One of the indispensable means available through our sacramental life is the Sacrament of Confession (Reconciliation). Confession is readily available at Saint Patrick’s which is a ministry that we provide to our parishioners and to many other Catholics who come to our church knowing that the sacrament is readily available. During Lent, there will be days when additional confessors will be available. During Holy Week ... 

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

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