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
By Brian Buckley The Circle of Friends was formed in the autumn of 2015 as the Syrian tragedy drew international attention to the plight of refugees in the Middle East and across the globe. A number of people in Holy Rosary Parish and beyond wanted to do something practical to alleviate the suffering. Several possibilities … Continue reading The Circle of Friends
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?
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