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!
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
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
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.
Circle of Friends Sugar Bush Visit
By Brian Buckley After a two-year hiatus the Circle of Friends resumed its practice of an annual outing to a sugar bush during maple syrup season. On March 26 approximately 25 friends and associates visited Fortune Farms, a family owned and operated sugar bush just outside Almonte. The owners greeted us with their usual warm … Continue reading Circle of Friends Sugar Bush Visit
Holy Week: Week of Passion and Resurrection
By Deacon Mathew We have been partaking in a journey of repentance, fasting, and reflection over the last several weeks of Lent. This journey will come to an end next Sunday with celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection. The church describes the events leading up to Jesus’ death on Good Friday as the “Passion of Christ”. … Continue reading Holy Week: Week of Passion and Resurrection
Consecration of Ukraine and Russia
Pope Francis will lead the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, 25 March – the Solemnity of the Annunciation – in St Peter’s Basilica beginning at 5 pm Rome time (Noon, EST). The Act of Consecration will begin at approximately 6:30 pm Rome time (1:30pm, EST). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fUsZwnt-uM The … Continue reading Consecration of Ukraine and Russia
Deepening My Relationship with Christ: How Do I Do It?
An act of faith requires three actions: to believe, to know, and to trust. The author of the Letter to the Hebrews defines faith this way: "The assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Although we have not seen Jesus Christ in the flesh, we believe, know, and trust that He … Continue reading Deepening My Relationship with Christ: How Do I Do It?