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  • parish news

    Tuesday - November 13, 2018 10:30 am

    There was a fire in the rectory at Saint Patrick Basilica early Monday afternoon. There was minor damage, but no injuries. All is well.

    Parish Bulletin - Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 11 - please click here to view 

    All Souls Commemoration

    During the month of November, it has been the practice at the Basilica to receive offerings for the Holy Souls for the purposes of Masses. These are celebrated collectively each week during the year, and for the individuals indicated on the envelope in priests’ private Masses throughout the year.  Envelopes are located at the entrances and at the memorial desk near the Sacred Heart altar.

    Coins For Life Collection 

    Campaign Life’s annual collection will be on the weekends of November 17/18 and 24/25. Collection baskets will be located on the tables at the church entrances.  Please be generous; the fight against abortion continues.  Further information: Ambrose/Edna Atkins 613-733-2022, Andree O’Donnell 613-601-1796, Campaign Life 613-729-0379. 

    Financial Report to Parishioners as of September 30, 2018 - please click here to view

    Refugee Committee Assistance Requested

    You are aware of the good work that has been done by the Committee in recent years with respect to organizing sponsorships for refugee families.  It is now a time of renewal and transition. If the Refugee Committee is to continue in our parish, it will require the presence of new members.  Given the length of time required for organizing and applying for sponsorships – in addition to the one year of community and financial support – any new member should anticipate a commitment of 3 to 5 years. Please contact the Parish Office by phone at 613-233-1125, or by email at info@basilica.ca. Please consider helping in this important work.

    Confirmation Classes at Saint Patrick's

    Confirmation classes will begin on Saturday, November 17, 2018, continuing until spring 2019 - final date to be set once the diocese sets the actual Confirmation date. Parish classes are required for children to be confirmed. If you wish to have your child, who is at least 11 years old and in Grade 6, prepared to be confirmed in 2019, please contact the parish office, or email by November 15, 2018
    confirmation.at.st.pats@gmail.com 

    Saint Vincent de Paul Society Volunteers

    As the need in our area continues to grow, we are looking for more volunteers to help with home visits for the coming winter season. Anyone who feels called to this ministry, please contact Kelly Doyle for more information at 613-325-0900

    2018 World Day of the Poor – Sunday, 18 November 2018

    In his Apostolic Letter Misericordia et misera of 20 November 2016, the Holy Father proposed that the Church consider celebrating the World Day of the Poor each year on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, this year on Sunday, 18 November.
    Throughout the year, our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society has helped hundreds of people in our community with food and clothing, thanks to your generous donations. Envelopes marked For the Poor are available at the Basilica entrances for donations to assist in their work. World Day of the Poor Prayer - please click here to view

    St. Andrew's Day Ceilidh - November 24

    Come join the Knights of Columbus for an evening of music and fun. Info and ticket purchase, see: https://saintandrew.brownpapertickets.com/
    Also available at the Gift Shop (cash only)

    Olde-Tyme Christmas Market                    

    Our Knights of Columbus Council is holding an “Olde-Tyme Christmas Market” from Friday to Sunday, November 16-18.  To view the poster, click here

    Chesterton Academy of Ottawa

    Open House, Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. Meet the headmaster and teachers, discover our exceptional curriculum and learn about our house system. Grade 9 – 11 for September, 2019. St. George's Parish 415 Piccadilly Ave. N. Info: www.chesteronacademyofottawa.ca

    Armour of God

    Have you ever wondered how our Faith should affect current events? Join our Armour of God discussion group. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month, and the next is Wednesday, November 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Scavi. Please click here to view the poster
    To view a summuary of the last session - please click here. To reach us by email, please contact
    godsarmour4us@gmail.com 

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

    Adults interested in receiving the Catholic rites of initiation--baptism and/or Confirmation and Holy Communion—are invited to contact the Rector, Fr. Kevin, or the Associate Rector, Fr. Stephen. For information - please click here

    Christian Meditation

    Please join us on Wednesday evenings to learn about the ancient tradition of seeking God in the silence and stillness of prayer. For information - please click here

  • message from the rector

    November 11, 2018

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    This Sunday, November 11th, is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  At 11 a.m., just before Mass, we will toll the bell eleven times, followed by a minute of silence to honour the memory of those who died for our country.  By our silent prayer, we will also ask God to give us the grace to work for peace in all ways and at all times. 
    On Saturday November 3rd, we celebrated  ...

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