Development and Peace Events


Join Development and Peace for a special Advent gathering focused on Gaza and the Call to Peace. They will be joined by two very special guests: Cardinal Pizzabella, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and Anton Asfar, the secretary general of Caritas Jerusalem.
Come and hear about the work they are doing and join your voice to the voice for peace on Saturday, December 16 at 12pm. Register here.


Development and Peace is responding to the call to raise awareness of the tragic plight of two communities in Honduras. They stand with them as they defend their right to water for survival and struggle to obtain justice, reparations and protection, the cancellation of irregularly granted mining permits and the restoration of their national park. Stand in solidarity and sign the letter to the Honduran ambassador to Canada at or on the D&P table at the back of the church.


With the Israel-Palestine conflict having already killed over 11,000 people, including 4,500+ children, and displaced about 1.6 million in Gaza, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is asking the Canadian government to call for an immediate ceasefire and a secure humanitarian corridor. You can help by writing to your MP to support this demand and by donating to help Development and Peace’s partners serve wounded, bereaved, displaced and besieged people.









Meetings and Events

Fri., Dec. 8: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Mass at 7pm
Sun., Dec. 10: Celebration for 70th anniversary of the church building
Thurs., Dec. 14: Advent Reconciliation Service, 7pm
Sun., Dec. 17: Lunch & Learn on the Synod, 11am

Christmas and New Year’s Masses

Saturday, December 23, 5pm: 4th Sunday of Advent
Sunday. December 24, 10am, 4th Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 24, 5pm: Christmas Eve
Monday, December 25, 10am: Christmas Day                                                                      11:30am Masses cancelled from Dec. 26 – Dec. 29
Saturday, December 30, 5pm: Holy Family
Sunday. December 31, 10am: Holy Family
Sunday. December 31, 5pm: Solemnity of Mary
Monday, January 1, 10am: Solemnity of Mary

Job Opportunities

The Centre Oblat – A Voice for Justice is hiring a new Executive Director. Joe Gunn will be leaving his role as the Centre’s ED, but will remain involved as a volunteer. Joe has shown great knowledge and passion for the Preferential Option for the Poor, putting into practice the social teachings of the Church. We’re pleased to share the job posting with our parish community, available as a pdf file: Job call Centre Oblat 3

The Centretown Community Food Centre is the community food bank that serves downtown Ottawa, providing food assistance to over 1,000 people each month.
Job Vacancy: Assistant, Centretown Community Food Centre (CCFC)
Tasks and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Manager, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Food Centre. Full job description:  CCFC Job Posting – Assistant 12-23


To continue this wonderful initiative, our 507 Sandwich Club needs funding. Centre 507 has seen an unforeseen rise in their numbers and therefore cannot continue to help fund this parish initiative through their grants from the City of Ottawa. Therefore, we are looking to secure a corporate sponsor to help purchase the groceries to enable us to continue making sandwiches in 2024 and beyond. Many thanks to our parishioners who continue to donate to help feed our neighbours. For more information, please email

Centretown Community Food Centre

Centertown Community Food Centre is accepting donations of food items. Most required food items are:
– Pasta and pasta sauce (cans preferred to glass jars)
– Canned soup, chili, or stew, tuna
– Small jars of peanut butter.
Personal care items like toothpaste, shampoo and razors would also be appreciated. Please leave your donations in the crates in the church foyer. Thank you for thinking of those in need.

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Tuesday-Friday  11:30am
Saturday 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am 

Please join us for our Sunday Liturgy of the Word via Zoom at 11:30am starting again on Sunday, September 10. 

SUNDAY LITURGY OF THE WORD: the Zoom link for Sunday Liturgy of the Word can be found on the front page of the bulletin and in the bulletin email. 

3pm Monday: Christian Meditation
8pm Tuesday: Lectio Divina and Meditation
6:30pm Thursday: Evening Prayer (Zoom link on the front page of the bulletin)
11:30am Sunday: Liturgy of the Word
Please contact the office if you would like to join any of these sessions.

The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall has launched its brand-new site. Click this link to visit the Events page to see what is happening in the diocese: For national or international groups and movements, visit the Resources page: or Opportunities to Meet Christ:

Oblate Resources:


Special Collections 2023-2024 and Liturgical Calendar

If you use a box of donation envelopes for your donations to the church, you are familiar with the special collection envelopes that are scattered through your box. For those who donate by other methods, here is a list of the special collections.
Jan. 1: New Year’s Day
Feb. 5: Heat
Feb. 26: Poor and Needy & Diocesan and Missionary Works
Mar. 26: Development and Peace
Apr. 7: Holy Land
Apr. 9: Easter Offering
May 7: Poor and Needy
May 14: Oblate Vocations
May 21: Pastoral Works of the Holy Father
June 18: Oblate Missions
Sept. 24: Needs of the Canadian Church
Oct. 22: Evangelization of the Nations
Nov. 5: Heat
Nov. 12: Oblate Missions
Dec. 3: Poor and Needy
Dec. 25: Christmas Offering

Special Collections 2024
January 1 New Year’s Day
February 4 Heat
February 18 Diocesan & Missionary Works
February 25 Poor and Needy
March 17 Share Lent
March 29 Holy Land
March 31 Easter
May 5 Pastoral Works of the Holy Father
May 5 Poor and Needy
May 12 Oblate Vocations
June 16 Oblate Missions
September 29 Needs of the Canadian Church
October 20 Evangelization of the Nations (World Mission Sunday)
November 3 Heat
November 10 Oblate Missions
December 1 Christmas Offering for the Poor
December 25 Christmas Offering

Liturgical Calendar 2023-2024 Year B