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., Mar. 22 World Water Day Conversation, 7pm via Zoom
Thurs., Apr. 4 Pastoral Council Meeting, 7pm
Sat., Apr. 6 Pizza Night after Mass, 6pm
Fri., Apr. 19 Youth Group, 7pm

Liturgy of the Hours During the Triduum

You are invited to join us for the celebration of a few of the hours of the Divine Office (a.k.a. Liturgy of the Hours or Breviary) during the Triduum. This initiative, along with a weekly celebration of Evening Prayer during the rest of the year, began over three decades ago at Holy Cross Parish. It migrated to Saint Margaret Mary Parish and now is continued here at Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish. With the Covid pandemic, the weekly Evening Prayer and the Triduum Divine Office were moved online, where they presently still find a home.
You are invited to join us for the following hours:
Holy Thursday Night at 9:30
Good Friday Morning at 9:00
Good Friday Night at 9:00
Holy Saturday Morning 9:00
Holy Saturday Evening 6:00
Easter Sunday Morning 8:30
Eater Sunday Evening 6:00
We gather via Zoom – here is the contact information:
Meeting ID: 488 236 684; Passcode: 305049
We use the Morning and Evening Prayer formats suggested in the Catholic Book of Worship (CBW) III (Section 14), and the hymns/psalms are also mostly taken from the CBW III. If you do not have one at home, please contact  the parish office to get one on loan.



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.

Please register with the church if you would like to receive our weekly emails with our bulletin.


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 .

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 Wednesday: 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:,

PARISH REGISTRATION: The registration form is available at the back of the church or can be accessed at

DONATIONS: Forms are available on the Welcome Table in the church foyer if you wish to make donations through direct deposit. If you wish to donate via credit card through Canada Helps, please click here. Please call the office if you would like a box of offering envelopes. Thank you!

PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK: Please contact the office to inform us of shut-ins or people in hospital so that we can arrange to bring Holy Communion and administer the Sacrament of the Sick, if desired. 

BAPTISM PREPARATION: Please contact the office to schedule a baptism.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION: Please contact the office to set up an interview with our pastor. It is recommended that the first contact be a minimum of 6 months before the wedding.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES: The minutes of Parish Pastoral Council meetings can be found here and on the Welcome Table.   

FOOD DONATIONS: Non-perishable food items for the Centretown Community Food Centre are collected on an on-going basis. Please place food items in the crates in the church foyer.

MILK BAGS: Milk bags are collected for making into sleeping mats. Please bring in the outer coloured bags and put them in the baskets under the table in the hall near the breezeway.

507 Sandwich Club: If you are interested in volunteering for the 507 Sandwich Club, please click here. If you would like to donate towards the sandwich ingredients, please click here (choose 507 Sandwich Club fund).




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.

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