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    Ottawa Sun article for August 14

    The summer season in Canada is not only a time for vacation travel but also for pilgrimages. Pilgrims travel to shrines out of religious devotion.

    Notice of Death

    We regret to inform you that Fr. Donald Anthony TUORI died at the age of 68 on Saturday, August 7th, 2016 in Ottawa. Funeral arrangements will be announced when we have all the details

    Ottawa Sun article for July 31

    Today in Krakow, Pope Francis celebrates a solemn open-air Mass
    at the close of the 13th International World Youth Day, the
    brainchild of Saint John Paul II.

    Door of Mercy Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Vanier

    Pope Francis, in the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy,
    Misericordiae Vultus, dated April 11th 2015, affords bishops the privilege of
    designating locations within their diocese where a Door of Mercy may be established.

    The Lords's Day 

    It’s the season for recreation, travel, and the cottage. Church and God may be far from your thoughts. But because God created summer, your vacation destination, and even you, maybe you should give Him more attention.  

    Ottawa Sun article on Syria July 3

    In 2010, I visited Syria as the Chair of the Canadian branch of the Catholic Near East Welfare
    Association (CNEWA Canada). The country’s beauty, the friendly relations between Christians
    and Muslims, and the tranquility there struck me. No one I met would have imagined that the country would slip into a vicious civil war only a few months later.

    Pope's prayer intentions for July


    Universal: Indigenous Peoples

    That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.

    Evangelization: Latin America and the Caribbean

    That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. 

    World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 

    The Franciscan Mission Office invites you to take part in the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
    with this celebration that we suggest to you. It is a source of inspiration to celebrate this day. Therefore,
    you can adapt it to your needs.

    Care for God’s Creation – A Guide for Parishes

    Parishes have an important role to play in promoting ecological conversion.  The Archdiocese of Ottawa has prepared a  practical guide for parishes in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment -  Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home  We are called to environmental responsibility and as people of faith we lead by example.  

    First Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment

    Archbishop Prendergast recently wrote an article in the Ottawa Sun celebrating the anniversary of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si’ - On Care for Our Common Home.     Our archbishop encourages us to read the encyclical (an easy read) and to live out its message in our parishes and in our personal lives.

    Care for God’s Creation – Anniversary of Laudato Si

    On June 18, 2015 Pope Francis released his historical encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home.  The encyclical calls us to live by Gospel values, ensuring that we care for the poor and vulnerable, many who suffer immeasurably from the impact of climate change and pollution caused by our lifestyles.   Ways that parishes can help in environmental stewardship may be found in the document Care for God’s Creation – A Guide for Parishes.

    Pastoral Appointments June 14, 2016

    Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. announces the following pastoral appointments which become effective on August 1st, 2016, unless otherwise indicated.

    Wedding Anniversary Mass Pictures

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  • Pastoral Services

    Friday Facts - July 1, 2016

    Commemorating the Faithful Departed in the Archdiocesan Cemeteries

    The Annual Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed will take place at Notre Dame Cemetery (613-746-4175) on Sun., Sept. 11, 2:30 p.m. and at Hope Cemetery (613-822-1212) on Sun., Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m.

    Unbound Freedom in Christ Conference

    The teaching will assist those who have compassion to help others seeking the same freedom. Supported by the Archdiocese of Ottawa. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Fri., Oct. 28 – Sat., Oct. 29.

    Pro-Life Mass

    The next Mass in the pilgrimage to pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa is at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, 17 First Ave., Russell on Sat., July 23, 11:00 a.m. The August Pro-life Mass (bilingual) is at Saint Gabriel Parish, 55 Appleford St., Gloucester on Sat., Aug. 27, 11:00 a.m.

    St. George Parish 14th Annual Golf Tournament

    Champlain Golf Course, 1145 Aylmer Rd., Gatineau on Sun., Aug. 21, 11:00 a.m., followed by reception and steak dinner at St. George Parish Hall, 415 Piccadilly Ave. Register by Aug. 15.

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