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  • passing of deacon john george

    Our parish community is saddened by the death of Deacon John George on Monday July 16, after a brief illness. Deacon John will be remembered for his witness of faithful and generous ministry - including guiding couples to be married, families celebrating baptisms and prisoners at the Ottawa Detention Centre.

    Please be advised of the following funeral arrangements for Deacon John:

    • The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick’s Basilica
    • Visitation will be at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home and Chapel at 1411 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa - on Thursday, July 19th from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

    Dear Lord, we give You praise and thanksgiving for all the gifts bestowed on our brother, Deacon John George. Welcome Deacon John into your Kingdom of Glory that he might enjoy the fruits of his ministry in heaven along with all the holy men and women of God. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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    In Made for This: The Catholic Mom’s Guide to Birth, author Mary Haseltine draws on Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to show that birth is an essential part of who God created women to be, body and soul.
     
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  • Prayer intention of the holy father - july

    Evangelization – Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
    That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

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    Fourteenth & Fifteenth Sundays in Ordinary Time
    Parish Bulletin - Sundays July 8 & 15
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    Reminder: Sunday Evening Mass is now at 7 p.m.
    Closing at 3 p.m., the church will reopen at 6 p.m. and will close after the Sunday evening Mass.

    Parish B.B.Q. - Sunday July 15

    The Saint Patrick's Knight's of Columbus July BBQ will take place on Sunday, July 15th, after the 12:15  pm Mass on the Gloucester St. lawn. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served with chips and cold drinks - $6.00 adults, $3.00 children and $20 for families. All profits from this BBQ will be used for the Knights’ Saint Patrick's Children's Christmas Party in December.

    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

    Lectio Divina - The Gospel of St. Luke

    Let us allow the Holy Spirit to guide our interior life and draw us closer to the Lord through Lectio Divina — the meditation on the Word and the contemplation of God. Lectio Divina on the Gospel of St. Luke will be held on Thursdays at the Baptistery from 7 - 8:30 p.m.​,​ starting May 24 ​until​ July 26.

  • message from the rector

    July 8, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
     
    The parish Pastoral Council met on June 20, the members’ last meeting before the summer break.  After the approval of the agenda and of the minutes from the previous meeting, the members received a presentation from a member of the Board of Directors for the Chesterton Academy which is hoping to establish a private high school in Ottawa in the fall.  With respect to business arising from the minutes, the members addressed the following items: the proposal for the Shroud of Turin was put over to the next Council’s consideration as it is likely to be an event taking place in the fall; there were comments with respect to the Parish Assembly which took place in June, it being noted that the comments were generally positive; and, finally, with respect to the possibility of a social event for volunteer appreciation ...
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    The Parish Finance Council met on June 19.  Following the opening prayer, the members approved the agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting.  The Chair of the parish Refugee Committee gave a brief presentation, and answered questions, with respect to the status of the two families sponsored by the parish.  He advised that the Committee will be looking at other sponsorship possibilities in coming months.  It is understood that the approval of the Pastoral...
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    We have an update about the sound system which has been out of service since mid-June. The processors have been ordered. With the required programming and installation time, it will be close to the end of July before the system is working again.  Let's pray for patience!
     
    Fr. Kevin
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