Scholar. Teacher. Linguist. Proficient user of technology. Cross-cultural ambassador.
Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish is a welcoming Christian community reaching out to all who seek God.
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.
Our 2015-2020 pastoral plan is now available. Download it here
A lot of work went into this plan.
In June 2014, the Pastoral Council discussed the next step for the pastoral plan. The Pastoral Planning Committee was formed in September with the intention to complete their work within a year. The research for the next phase of the pastoral plan began with a survey of the parishioners in the fall, and was followed‐up with interviews with each ministry and committee in the Parish. The Planning Committee also posed two questions
to the parish at large, and gathered feedback through these pew questions last winter.
This spring, there were two parish retreats, where all were welcome to come together in prayerful discernment to bring their insights to the development of the next phase of our pastoral plan. The values‐based approach to this research conclude with two facilitated workshops this spring where, again, all parishioners were invited to help finalize the strategic objectives and the proposed activities for our Parish for the next year and over the next five years. The pastoral plan will continue to support and guide our annual review and assessment of the continuing activities in our Parish and will provide background for the consideration of new priorities for the coming years.