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    NEW BOOKS IN STOCK:

    Alan Schreck, PhD, theologian and author, has written A Mighty Current of Grace: The Story of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Now celebrating its fiftieth year, it is a renewal that has touched millions of Catholics throughout the world. This book is for those who were involved in the Renewal and those who want to know how God has moved so mightily in our own time. The Holy Spirit is constantly renewing the Church, and the current age is no exception.
     
    Our 2017 Summer Reading List is well underway! Stop in today to see this year’s titles!
     
    August is the month devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Visit the shop today for our selection of books and other items to discover the treasures of our Mother’s Heart.

    Our 2017 Summer Reading List has begun! Stop in today to see this year’s preliminary titles!

    2017 is the Centennial of Our Lady of Fatima! There is a variety of products available until October to help spread the message of repentance.

    Register for our E-newsletter! Like us on Facebook! Visit us online!

    Website: www.stpgiftsandbooks.ca
    Phone: (613) 235-7963
    E-mail: info@stpgiftsandbook.ca
  • Prayer intention of the holy father - August

    For Artists

    That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

    To all who are passionately dedicated
    to the search for new “epiphanies” of beauty
    so that through their creative work as artists
    they may offer these as gifts to the world
    .

    “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Gn 1:31)

  • Rome Reports

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  • Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - What's New

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    Parish Bulletin 
    for Sunday August 6 & 13
    - Transfiguration & Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    click here

    For the Mass Intentions for the period  August 6 to 20 - click here

    Employment Opportunity - Custodian (part-time)

    Saint Patrick Basilica Parish is looking for a part-time custodian to work mainly on weekends and statutory holidays. The custodian reports to the Property Superintendent and is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the Parish buildings and grounds.  The employee is also responsible for the security of the property and the safety of persons who work for, or visit, the parish. Further, the employee will assist the Property Superintendent with respect to general property matters.  The employee will be responsible for ensuring that required tasks are completed thoroughly, on time, and with minimal supervision.  Possession of a clear Canadian Criminal Records check – or the ability to obtain one – is a requirement of hiring.  Please send an application with a brief work history to the Parish Office by email at info@basilica.ca.

    Employment Opportunity - Housekeeper/Cook (full-time)

    The parish is seeking to hire a Housekeeper/Cook. This is a full-time permanent position with salary and benefits, subject to a probation period. For the job description, click here. Please send your resume and two work-related references to the Parish Office at info@basilica.ca, or by fax to 613 234-8667. We thank all who send a resume but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

    Novena for the Canonization of Fr. Michael McGivney

    Fr. Michael McGivney Honoris: The Novena for the Canonization of Fr. Michael McGivney will be held from August 6-14, inclusively.  There is a public as well as a private aspect to the novena.  Cards are available so that parishioners, and friends of the Cause of Fr. McGivney, can participate. The prayer can be found on the web site of the Honoris.

    Choristers Sought!

    Come Sing With Us! Saint Patrick's Basilica's Music Ministry is in need of new singers to join us for the fall term. Basilica Choir: 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass (Adult singers) - Adoremus Choir: 12:15 p.m.  Sunday (Adult singers) - Youth and Children's Choir: 9:30 a.m. Mass. For more information contact Francesca Bailey at (613) 233-1126 x 561 or come up to the choir loft after 12:15 p.m. Mass on Sunday.

    Elections to the Parish Pastoral Council

    There will be a parish election for two members of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) over the weekend of September 16-17.  All fully initiated Roman Catholics over the age of 16, registered in the parish, and not in open conflict with the basic precepts of the Church, are eligible to be candidates for the PPC.  No paid employee or member of an employee’s immediate family may be a candidate.
     
    Candidates must be nominated by another registered parishioner.  The nominator must submit the name of their candidate, confirmation that the candidate has accepted the nomination, contact information for both nominator and candidate, and a brief summary (50 words) on why the candidate would be a good choice for the PPC.  Please send your nomination to the parish office at info@basilica.ca.  If you cannot email, you may deliver or mail it to the parish office.  The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 18, at noon.  If you have any questions, please send them to the same email address or contact one of the members of the nominating committee (Msgr. Kevin Beach, Rebecca Chandler, Cathy Hickson, and Michel Vachon).

    Please Note - Bulletin Summer Schedule

    We will publish a bulletin every two weeks during the summer:  June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20. On September 3, regular weekly bulletin resumes. Submission deadlines (Tuesdays) for item inclusion: June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 15, August 29.

  • message from the rector

    August 6, 2017

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
     
    With the departure of Fr. Rick on August 1, some parishioners have been asking me about the appointment of a new Associate Rector.  The Archbishop has advised me that a new Associate will be appointed but circumstances will prevent him from making the appointment before January.  Fortunately, we have the able assistance of retired priests, student priests who are in residence, and the Dominican Fathers.  I am most grateful to our two deacons – with the third to arrive in ministry at the beginning of September – who provide important ministry in the area of the sacraments, notably baptisms and weddings.
     
    We are approached from time to time by parishioners who wish to bring communion to the sick and infirm who are at home or in the hospital.  We are prepared to assist parishioners in that respect on the understanding that they follow a protocol which is in place and has been for some years.  There is a form which is completed and then a sticker for the pyx provided by the 
     ... click here to read the complete Message.