We celebrated Pentecost this weekend. Since Pentecost was when the apostles received the Holy Spirit, it’s the Church's "birthday." It’s also our parish’s anniversary: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary parish turns 76 this week! Even though it was the Ottawa Race Weekend, parishioners braved the road closures and detours to attend Saturday and Sunday … Continue reading Happy birthday, Holy Rosary – and happy birthday to the Church!
La magnifique journée d’Isabelle
By Marie Nigro Because Marie is trying desperately hard to learn French, she wrote a short story in that language: La semaine dernière, Isabelle, d’un très petit physique, a eu un rendez-vous très spécial! Elle ne pouvait toujours pas croire que c’était réel quand elle s’est réveillée. Quand elle s’est levée, elle était très nerveuse. … Continue reading La magnifique journée d’Isabelle
Spring, Snow, and Maple Syrup
By Brian Buckley, with photos by the Mitani Family In what has become an annual tradition, the Circle of Friends visited the Fortune Farms sugar bush on Saturday, March 25. The turnout was excellent, with over thirty Circle members and friends representing a variety of age groups and backgrounds in attendance. The Fortune family extended … Continue reading Spring, Snow, and Maple Syrup
How can I “go deeper” this Lent?
By Susan Munn Prayer, Fasting, and Charity — the three things we need to work on during the Lenten season. Lent is a season to go a little deeper into our lives and challenges us to give a little bit more of ourselves. If Lent is not stretching you a bit, not offering some time … Continue reading How can I “go deeper” this Lent?
Ten years of Pope Francis
This week marks Pope Francis's ten-year anniversary as Pope! This is an excellent opportunity for us to reflect on the Pope's teachings and how they apply to our lives. Remember how last Sunday's Gospel reading and homily encouraged us to examine our interior selves? Here's a place to start: a fellow Jesuit, Josef Rodriguez, SJ … Continue reading Ten years of Pope Francis
Say cheese: participate in our photo directory!
We are creating a photo directory to help build community, put names to faces, and commemorate our parish's 75th anniversary! Photographers will be at the church on November 1, 2,3 and 5. Every family that participates will get a FREE copy of the directory and a free 8x10 portrait! You will also have the option to … Continue reading Say cheese: participate in our photo directory!
Holy Rosary’s 75th anniversary in photos
By Ellen, with some photos by Marie Nigro Our parish recently celebrated its 75th anniversary! Despite having to move the events inside due to the rain, a good time was had by all! And stay tuned: we have even more photos to share, and we’re also planning a slideshow of Holy Rosary history. Announcing our … Continue reading Holy Rosary’s 75th anniversary in photos
Insights from Fr. Dan: June 12, 2022
Homily from Sunday June 12th 2022: Most Holy Trinity Sunday Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday – The God who is expressed in various ways. This expression, or Doctrine as we call it, puts into words the Christian experience of God as shown by Christ. It is not possible to understand and encompass God – but … Continue reading Insights from Fr. Dan: June 12, 2022
Holy Rosary turns 75!
Our parish is celebrating its 75th anniversary! You are invited to join us for Mass at 10 a.m. on June 12, followed by a reception. To help with our planning, please RSVP by clicking here.
Insights from Fr. Dan: June 5, 2022
Homily from Sunday June 05th 2022: Pentecost Sunday We’ve all been taught that it’s dangerous to play with fire. When I was a little boy of 5 or 6 - I had those kitchen matches with the big red tops and you’d run the match over the long strip to get them to burst into … Continue reading Insights from Fr. Dan: June 5, 2022