Parish News

Santa Catarina Leggente (St. Catherine Reading), by Carlo Dolci (1616-1686)
Apr 3

Sunday Obligation Reinstated

Please note that, due to the re-opening of our parish churches to full capacity and without restrictions, as of next Sunday, April 9, the Archbishop has reinstated the Sunday Obligation. The Sunday Obligation means that every Catholic is morally obliged to attend Mass every Sunday. Those who cannot come to Mass due to illness or another grave reason are, of course, excused.

While we speak of an "obligation" to attend Mass every Sunday, it would be better to look at our Sunday worship of God as something that should give us great joy and consolation. We are blessed and privileged to be able to worship God freely in this country, and to give God the highest honour that we can in this life through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Our parish welcomes back all those who have been unable to attend Mass over these past two years under Covid. We look forward once again to having our full community of Faith reunited in the worship and adoration of God!

Mar 23

Consecration to
the Immaculate Heart of Mary
the Solemnity of the Annunciation

(Mass at 10:30 am)

On Friday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord, the Holy Father will be consecrating the Church and the world, and especially Russia and Ukraine, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He has asked all Bishops around the world to unite themselves to him and do the Consecration from their own dioceses. The Consecration will be at a 5 pm Reconciliation service in Rome (which is 12 noon local time in Ottawa).

Archbishop Damphousse will do the Consecration from Notre-Dame Cathedral at the 12:15 pm Mass on that day.

Father Shroff will lead the Consecration at our parish. Note the change to the Mass and Adoration schedule at the parish on that day:

March 25
Mass, Adoration, and Consecration Schedule

Mass at 10:30 am (instead of 8:00 am)

After Mass, Adoration until 12 pm

At noon, recitation of the Act of Consecration
(using the text provided by the Vatican)

Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament


Mar 22

Sunday 7 pm Mass resumes in April

Due to the lifting of Covid restrictions and all being able to return to church once again, Father's apostolate on Sunday afternoons/evenings is no longer required. As a result, the parish will be restoring the Sunday evening 7 pm Mass, beginning on the first Sunday of April.

Mar 21

Suspension of Covid Restrictions

Please note that, as of March 21, 2022, the Archdiocese is no longer requiring the wearing of masks in churches and is suspending all restrictions that were in place during the Covid pandemic.

Mar 17

New Auxiliary Bishop
for Ottawa-Cornwall

Today, it was announced that the Pope has appointed a new Auxiliary Bishop to the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. Bishop-Elect Yvan Mathieu, S.M., is a priest of the Marist Fathers. A native of Quebec City, he has been in Ottawa for many years. He is a well-known Scripture scholar and teaches at St. Paul's University.

Please pray for Bishop-Elect Mathieu as he prepares to undertake this new episcopal ministry confided to him by the Holy See.