Happy birthday, Holy Rosary – and happy birthday to the Church!
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 Masses. After the Sunday Mass we ate delicious sandwiches, cake, and other treats prepared by parishioners and the always-helpful Coffee Sunday crew. Cutting the 76th anniversary cake And the church wasn’t the only one with a birthday: it was also Blacky’s big day! So of…Keep reading
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. Mais pourquoi? Quel événement pourrait la mettre dans un tel état? Sa nervosité était telle que lorsqu’elle s’est lavée, elle a tout fait tomber! Isabelle souffre d’un trouble de l’anxiété. Les situations qui sont stressantes pour les personnes qui ont un niveau d’anxiété normal sont…Keep reading
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 their usual gracious hospitality, quickly and easily making everyone feel welcome. Gilas, our generous corporate sponsor, saw to it that participants sampled the delicious maple taffy on snow, and went home well supplied with maple syrup. The weather was not great, with a snowfall bringing…Keep reading
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 from your schedule or comfortable lifestyle, forcing you to grow a bit, then maybe you need to ask in prayer why. There are always ways to help no matter your age or your situation. You can get more information in the bulletin or contact the…Keep reading
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 has written a short article on Pope Francis’s teachings with some suggestions for how to learn more: click here to read it. If workshops are more your speed, you may want to check out the upcoming series by CAPP Canada on how Catholic social teaching…Keep reading
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 8×10 portrait! You will also have the option to purchase more photos if you wish. Please book a time slot for your portrait on the sign-up sheets at the back of the church (near the doors). We want to include EVERYONE! Do you have questions or want to help out? Check the bulletin announcement…Keep reading
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 anniversary to the neighbourhood! Saturday evening Mass Our Pastor Father Dan officiated the Trinity Sunday Vigil Mass. The sanctuary was decorated with beautiful flowers for the occasion! Sunday Mass of Thanksgiving with the Archbishop Archbishop Marcel Damphousse celebrated our 75th Anniversary Mass, Trinity Sunday Mass,…Keep reading
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 we can be in awe and worship. God is a community of persons, and since we are made in the image of God community and relationships are the most important things in human life. Community and relationships influence us in every facet of our lives.…Keep reading
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.Keep reading
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 flame. It was kind of mesmerizing to me; but when it got to close to my fingers I threw it into my sister’s hair. I probably don’t have to explain too much about what happened to me after that. On Pentecost Sunday, we recall how…Keep reading
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