FOOD DRIVE: We are having a food drive during the month of October for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre. They have asked us to collect specific food items: pasta sauce, canned vegetables, and 500g peanut butter.
FIRST COMMUNION: Please keep the children who will be receiving First Communion in early November in your prayers.
NOMINATIONS FOR PARISH COUNCIL: The nomination process for Parish Council has been simplified for the current recruitment campaign. You may self-nominate, if you are interested in participating on Council, OR you may nominate another parishioner – no seconding is required. ALL nominations will be done by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Nov. 12.
FALL PARISH CLEAN-UP: Please contact the office if you have time to help with the outdoor fall clean-up (raking and putting the garden to bed) at the church between November 2—16.
Please check out our weekly bulletin (available here on our website under the Bulletins etc. tab) for events happening in our church and surrounding area.
Please register with the church if you would like to receive our weekly emails with our bulletin and weekend Mass registration information. http://canadianmartyrs.org/register/
CURRENT MASS SCHEDULE: We currently are celebrating three Masses each week, Wednesday at 11:30am (Rosary at 11am), on a first come, first served basis, and Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 10:00am, by registration/tickets. We will continue to have Sunday Liturgy of the Word via Zoom at 11:15am.
REGISTRATION FOR WEEKEND MASSES: The email with the link for weekend Mass tickets will be sent out on Mondays. The link will remain available until the end of the day on Wednesdays. This gives us time to prepare the church and a seating charts for the Masses.
SEATING IN THE CHURCH: Due to maintaining social distancing, our seating is limited to 50 people. (With physical distancing, the church can seat 32 unrelated individuals or a maximum of 56 related people–e.g. 14 families of 4.)
Remember: Mask, Sanitizer, Self-Assess!
Please register with the church if you would like to receive our weekly emails. http://canadianmartyrs.org/register/
SUNDAY LITURGY OF THE WORD: Please find in the weekly bulletin email the Zoom link for Sunday Liturgy of the Word and the link to the Google Doc where you can sign up to be a lector.
3pm Monday: Christian Meditation
8pm Tuesday: Lectio Divina and Meditation
6:30pm Thursday: Evening Prayer
11:15am Sunday: Liturgy of the Word
Please contact the office if you would like to join any of these sessions.
DONATIONS TO THE CHURCH: Our parish still needs funds to cover recurrent expenses such as heat, electricity and salaries of essential staff and new expenses such as hand sanitizer, masks and cleaning supplies. If you wish to donate to the church, you can through Canada Helps using a credit card on the secure link at https://canadianmartyrs.org/donate/ or drop your donation cheque in our mailbox or mail it to us at 100 Main St., Ottawa, On. K1S 1C2. If you are able to come to Mass, there will be a donation basket available as you enter the church.
St. Joe’s parish reflections, Liturgy of the Word and music: http://www.st-josephs.ca/
Oblate parishes with live streams of Masses:
St. Augustine’s Parish, Vancouver: https://www.facebook.com/staugchurch/
Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Enoch, AB: https://www.facebook.com/ourladyofthelake1
Sacred Heart in Edmonton: Facebook page.
St. Patrick’s, Hamilton, On.: http://www.stpatrickshamilton.ca/
Links to Masses and other resources from around the world: https://catholicottawa.ca/virtual-church
Information on making a Spiritual Communion and updated suggestions for Mass on TV/Internet on the Archdiocese’s website: https://catholicottawa.ca/.
During this period of COVID-19, a group of intercessors will pray for your intentions. https://catholicottawa.ca/your-prayer-intentions
Find Spiritual Communion here.
There are a variety of different Acts of Contrition suggested in the Rite of Penance. Here are a few of them.
These resources and others can be found under our Resources tab.