See when confession is available at a parish near you. Please note that these times are subject to change and we strongly encourage you to contact the parish office to confirm prior to attending confession.
2017 Lent Penance Service Schedules by Date WORD or PDF
Easter schedule in parishes
WORD or PDF
Lenten Video Series
While March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day, stood out as parades, green beer, and the celebration of all things Irish honoured the patron of Ireland, Catholics honour another major saint around this time. Saint Joseph’s feast is March 19, but because that falls on a Sunday this year, we keep the celebration on Monday, March 20.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Governor-General Georges-Phileas Vanier in 1967.
The night before, he spoke to Prime Minister Lester Pearson by phone. He said that he would
soldier on through Canada’s Centennial Year despite frail health. However, on Sunday morning,
after Mass in the chapel he had installed in Rideau Hall, he died.
Sale of Camp de l’Amitié
The Archdiocese of Ottawa is selling the Camp de l’Amitié. Offers of purchase must be received not later than April 28, 2017. Click here for documents.
Care For Creation Guide
The Archdiocese of Ottawa has prepared a practical guide for parishes that want to put into action the teachings of Pope Francis on the environment as expressed in his encyclical letter Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.
Statement on the Sentencing of a Retired Ottawa Priest
Archbishop Prendergast comments on the sentencing of an Ottawa priest.
Guidelines for the Pastoral Accompaniment of Christ's Fainthful Who are Divorced and Remarried Without a Decree of Nullity
Director of Cemeteries
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa, known civilly in Ontario as the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Ottawa (“Archdiocese”), is seeking candidates for an employment opportunity as Director of Cemeteries. The individual reports to the Archbishop’s Delegate for Cemeteries and to the Board of Directors of the two diocesan cemeteries: Notre-Dame Cemetery and Hope Cemetery.
A Discussion on Palliative Care in Canada
Would it be important for you to know about something that affects you, your family, your friends, your neighbours and your colleagues? Death touches us all, but many people do not know what palliative care is or are afraid of talking about it. Did you know that it is more about living than about dying? Did you know that we can all make a difference? This is your opportunity to ask and discuss questions you may have about palliative and end of life care.
"Toward the Future, United in Faith and Trust"
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada in 2017, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has issued a Pastoral Letter.
FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
Christians and Sikhs:
To promote a culture of solidarity and sharing
With the decision to celebrate an
Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, we receive a glimpse of something that is of
paramount importance to our Holy Father – the unending mercy of God. And within the midst of this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has named other jubilees to be celebrated. One that resonated with me in a particular way is the one celebrated on September 25th: the Jubilee of Catechists.
Most Canadian Catholics have met an Evangelical Christian. They are our neighbours, our
co-workers, and our classmates. Sometimes they are members of our own families.
Pope's prayer intentions for March
Pope's Prayer Intention - Support for Persecuted Christians: That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.|read the reflection|
Urgent Intention - Coming Soon