Insights from Fr. Dan: September 26

Homily from Sunday September 26th – 26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The Holy Spirit has gathered us here to ponder difficult questions. “Who belongs to Christ and who should be excluded”? Jesus offers a straight forward answer. “Anyone who is not against us is for us”. Jesus’ words deserve repeating. Anyone who is not against … Continue reading Insights from Fr. Dan: September 26

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Bring your pets to church… yes, really!

By Marie Nigro Come one, come all, come all creatures great and small to Holy Rosary's 4th Annual Blessing of the Animals! This fun and furry event will happen on Saturday, October 2nd at 2 p.m. on the side lawn of the parish. All animals welcome! Bring a photo of your beloved pet if you … Continue reading Bring your pets to church… yes, really!

Insights from Deacon Mathew: September 12

Homily from Sunday September 12th - 2th Sunday in Ordinary Time WHO IS JESUS TO ME? Today’s Gospel focuses on: The identity of JesusThe prediction of the death and resurrection of Jesus” andTeaching on discipleship. All three aspects are intimately connected. Jesus today asks the most fundamental question to disciples “Who do you say that … Continue reading Insights from Deacon Mathew: September 12

An Important Anniversary – Did you miss it?

By Brian Buckley, Circle of Friends Recently an important, if largely unnoticed, anniversary took place. On June 27, 1979 the late Marion Dewar, Ottawa’s 52nd mayor, called together community leaders to discuss the plight of refugees then pouring out of Southeast Asia in unprecedented numbers. The outcome was Project 4000, the largest peacetime mobilization Ottawa … Continue reading An Important Anniversary – Did you miss it?

Sanding Baseboards, Saying a Prayer, and Having a Laugh or Two

By Andrea Fitzsimons May 20, 2021 Volunteering with Holy Rosary Parish’s renovation project for newcomers to Canada has been a life-giving experience. I wanted to share a short update about the project. For those who don’t know me, I am a practicing Catholic, live in Ottawa, love neighbourhood scones and puppies, and talk to everyone … Continue reading Sanding Baseboards, Saying a Prayer, and Having a Laugh or Two