Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish is a welcoming Christian community reaching out to all who seek God.

Our Pastor

With a lifetime filled with travels, Fr. Jim Fiori, OMI has found his permanent home in his faith.
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Our Parish

Canadian Martyrs is a caring and soulful group of individuals from all walks of life, in all stages of life and with great respect for life.
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Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish is a missionary community of the Catholic faithful gathered together in the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit, and committed to ministry.

Sharing Word and Sacraments with one another, we are formed into one body by the love of Christ; we intend to share his love especially with those within and beyond the community who are in spiritual or temporal need, particularly the abandoned and marginalized and the poor.

Our parish fosters and supports renewal in its various forms, promotes lay leadership and its exercise, and strives to build up a strong faith community within the Archdiocese of Ottawa.

Under the spiritual leadership of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, trusting in the care of the Mother of God, and relying on the patronage of the Canadian Martyrs, we commit ourselves to lead each other to spiritual maturity in Christ through faith, hope and love.

Mass Times

Tuesday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation is a half hour before masses or by appointment


Giving up Lent for Lent

Father Jim

Father Jim Fiori, OMI

It is hard to believe that we just finished celebrating Christmas and we are on the brink of Lent. For most of us this no doubt surfaces a lot of negativity.  This is not a happy time.  We associate Lent with doing penance, fasting, giving up little treasures like not eating candy, not dancing and countless other penances.  The intent of all this is good but I’m not sure it adequately embraces the true purpose of Lent.

Read Archbishop Prendergast’s 2017 Lenten Letter

Lent has its beginnings in the early Church, as part of the immediate preparation for catechumens (people preparing for baptism), they would spend time on retreat.  This included some concentrated time to reflect, pray and discern.  This would normally have involved the catechumens and their sponsors, but as time went on, the entire community would join in the retreat to prepare themselves for Easter and to renew their baptismal commitment. This is the true meaning and purpose of Lent.

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RSS Daily Readings

  • Friday of the Third Week of Lent
    Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, "Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offerings the bullocks from our stalls.Assyria will not save us,nor shall we have horses to mount;We […]
  • Thursday of the Third Week of Lent
    Reading 1 Jer 7:23-28Thus says the LORD: This is what I commanded my people:Listen to my voice;then I will be your God and you shall be my people.Walk in all the ways that I command you,so that you may prosper.But they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed.They walked in the hardness of their evil […]
The above readings are provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. To access readings from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, click here.