St. Patrick’s Fallowfield is seeking a part-time cleaner/handyman to work 15 – 20 hours per week. There is some flexibility with the schedule. Responsibilities include:
parish hall, church and rectory cleaning, minor repairs and maintaining inventory of supplies. More details are available upon request at 613-591-1135. Interested applicants can send their resume to email@example.com or by mail to St. Patrick’s parish, Fallowfield, 15 Steeple Hill Cres., Nepean, ON, K2R 1G2 before January 5, 2015.
During the Christmas period, the Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, will preside or participate in the following liturgies and events.
Advent penance services and Christmas season Mass times
Advent penance services by date.
Advent penance services by location.
Christmas and Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass schedules.
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ's Christmas message 2014
View Archbishop Prendergast's video message for Christmas.
Read Archbishop Prendergast's written Christmas message.
President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)'s Christmas message
As I write this Christmas message, barely a week has gone by since Remembrance Day, a day marked by the still fresh memory of the recent assassinations of two members of the Canadian Armed Forces. This year, Christmas in Canada will take on a different shading, muted and somber, because of these events which have saddened our hearts and our spirits. Many voices proclaimed that Canada "lost its innocence" in October 2014. Read more.
Apostolic Nuncio's Christmas message
We are just at the threshold of Christmas, a great event which – if we welcome it – is capable of changing our lives. A story by Tolstoy which I learned and owe to Pope Benedict XVI helps me to share the light and life that springs from Christmas: Leo Tolstoy, the Russian writer, tells in a short story of a harsh sovereign who asked his priests and sages to show him God so that he might see him. The wise men were unable to satisfy his desire. Read more.
ORDINATIONS TO THE DIACONATE: Archbishop Prendergast will ordain to the diaconate Gerard Plant at Holy Redeemer, Kanata, Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. and Rick Lorenz at St. Martin de Porres, Nepean, Sat., Dec. 20, 5:00 p.m. The Archbishop will also ordain Joseph Elivert to the permanent diaconate on Sun., Dec. 28, 12:30 p.m. at paroisse Sacré-Coeur, Ottawa. All are welcome & encouraged to attend.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT & RECEPTION AT NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL: A Choral Celebration presented by the choirs of Notre Dame Cathedral on Sun., Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. At the Reception in the Cathedral Hall following the Concert, Archbishop Prendergast will be present to greeting all on this last Advent Sunday before Christmas. Everyone is welcome! Info: (613-241-7496).
The Archdiocese of Ottawa is bringing a group of high school aged youth to Steubenville Toronto; an event with great music, amazing talks, Adoration and much more! Approximate cost: $450.00, which includes registration, accommodation and travel. Registration deadline: January 9th, 2015. To register please contact Ted Hurley at: 613-738-5025, ext. 231; firstname.lastname@example.org. View poster.
Pope’s prayer intentions for December
Christmas, hope for humanity . That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
Parents. That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.