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  • contact tracing - mass attendance

    • By order of Ottawa Public Health, places of worship are obliged to maintain weekly contact information for all who attend in-church services.
    • If you are attending a Sunday Mass, please go to the online form for Sunday by clicking here.
    • If you are attending a Weekday Mass, please go to the online form for Weekdays by clicking here.
    • If you prefer, you may download the form - click here - complete and print it, then bring it to the Basilica for presentation at the entrance.

    The Shop now operates under a regular weekly schedule:
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday and Friday:  Open 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 pm
    Saturday: Open 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: Open 8:30 am to 2:00 p.m.
    The online webstore is accepting and fulfilling orders at https://www.stpgiftsandbooks.ca

  • Prayer intention of the holy father - NOVEMBER

    Artificial Intelligence
    We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

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  • PARISH bulletin

    First Sunday of Advent - November 29 - Please click here to view bulletin

  • saint patrick's is open

    Please note that there are limits to capacity in the church due to Public Health Rules.

    Mask or Face Covering is required when in Saint Patrick's.

    For directions when celebrating in Saint Patrick's - please click here.

    For guidelines on the distribution of Holy Communion - please click here.


    The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall will be celebrating two great occasions in early December.  A Mass to mark 25 years of Epsicopal Ordination of Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J., and the Inaugural Mass of Archbishop Marcel Damphousse. Please click here to view the poster


    All Souls Envelopes  

    November is the month of All Souls, that time when we remember to pray for our deceased relatives and friends.  Envelopes are now available on the tables, at all entrances to the Basilica. Completed envelopes will be placed near the Altar of Celebration and all those named will be remembered throughout the month of November.

    Knights of Columbus Christmas Cakes and Cookies

    The Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas cakes and cookies only through the Gift Shop this year. The cakes and cookies are now available.  - please click on above image to view the poster.

    Envelopes for 2021

    At the beginning of December, we will make available the boxed sets of envelopes for 2021.  If you did not have numbered envelopes in 2020 and would like a set for 2021, please contact the office.  For further information, please contact Irene in the Parish Office at 613 233-1125, or by email at info@basilica.ca

    Interim Financial Report - September 30, 2020 - Please click here to view the report

    Lending Library

    Given the experience of recent weeks, the volunteers of the Lending Library have found it very difficult to continue their service. As a result, the Library will be closed until further notice.

    St. Vincent de Paul Society

    The Saint Vincent de Paul Society at Saint Patrick's Basilica would like to thank everyone for their support, especially during these last six months.  Our parish volunteers have been able to continue home visits, delivering food and clothing vouchers to families in need.  So far this year, we've made 230 home visits, serving a total of 364 people in our area.  In the coming weeks, we will be preparing our annual Christmas program.  If you are interested in volunteering with the St. Vincent de Paul, please contact Kelly Doyle at 613 325 0900.  

    Seniors' Corner

    The group would be open to anyone fifty-five (55) years of age and older. Our goal is to stay connected and create a community where we can share in our thoughts, feelings and experiences when having some fun and learning about important aspects of our lives that are real today. Please click here for the Seniors Corner
    and here for the Seniors' Form


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

    November 29, 2020

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    The presence in the sanctuary of our wreath – with three violet candles and one rose candle – gives us the reminder that we have now entered the Season of Advent. It is the beginning of a new liturgical year. “Advent has a twofold nature: it prepares us for Christmas, when we recall Christ’s first coming among us, and is also a time when we look forward to his second coming at the end of the ages. Advent is a season of ....

    Please click here to see the complete message