Saint Patrick's Basilica has a long history in the City of Ottawa, being its first English-speaking Roman Catholic
Parish. It was completed in 1875 and was declared a Basilica on Saint Patrick's Day, March 1995.
Beautiful as it is, Saint Patrick's Basilica is primarily a place of worship and repentance - Catholics citywide
make use of the confessional at Saint Patrick's. It also serves the downtown core and offers Masses
before work (7:00a.m., 8:00a.m.), during lunch (12:15p.m.), and after the workday (4:30p.m.), with confessions
before each Mass, and six Masses for Sunday Obligation.
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New addition to Parish Photo Albums
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160th Parish Anniversary Banquet
November 8: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Click on 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time for the readings.
Be humble: everything we have depends on God.
Accumulate treasures in heaven.
Click the play button to listen to Fr. Richard Siok's homily.
Link to mp3 file
November 2015 - Overview for the Month
The month of November is dedicated to the
Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
For overview of month including Papal Intentions, click
All Souls Envelopes
November is the month of All Souls, that time when we remember to pray for our deceased relatives and friends. Envelopes are now available on
the tables, at all entrances to the Basilica. Once completed, these may be dropped into the collection basket or brought to the parish office.
Completed envelopes will then be placed on the Altar of Sacrifice and all those named will be remembered, throughout the month of November.
Praying for the Souls in Purgatory:
The Venerable Michael McGivney Honoris members pray daily for the souls of all the departed. November is set aside for more intense
prayers for this cause. Please feel free to send us requests for prayers for your deceased relatives and friends. Visit the
Honoris website and go to the
In Memory Of Our Dearly Departed page to
find out how.
(The Venerable Father Michael McGivney Honoris Committee)
The Venerable Michael McGivney Honoris
invites you to join our Prayer Line.
Send us your requests!
For more info check The Prayer Line page at The Venerable
Father Michael J. McGivney Honoris Web Site.
Saint Patrick's Giftshop Corner
New Books in Stock:
The Abbey: A Story of Discovery is the debut novel of James Martin, SJ. It features an unlikely trio
who will discover the answers they seek-a miracle of hope and understanding that bears witness to the surprising power of God to bring healing and
wholeness to our lives.
Canadian Saints is a collection of essays about the 14 canonized Canadians written by 14 contemporary Canadian
authors of diverse backgrounds and a common faith.
Sex, Love and Marriage, by Paul Flaman, explores the joys and sorrows, as well as the pitfalls and
dangers of human sexuality in the light of the teaching of the Catholic Church.
The Advent and Christmas Wisdom Series features the writings of great spiritual masters from St. Francis
and Henri Nouwen to St. Vincent de Paul and Thomas Merton. Let these great Catholic thinkers and
visionaries guide you closer to Christ as we celebrate His Incarnation.
Advent Candles and Wreaths are now in the Giftshop! Votive and various taper sizes are available. Be sure to stop in today and
get your set for the coming Advent season.
The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Learn about this important and traditional
devotion through books such as Thirty-Day Devotions for the Holy Souls and Day by Day for the Holy Souls
in Purgatory: 365 Reflections by Susan Tassone.
Saint Patrick's Historic Pipe Organ
The third and final phase of rebuilding the Basilica pipe organ began in April, 2014. Several components were taken to Casavant Frères
in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec.
Stage Three has now been completed. There remains now only some voicing or tuning of the instrument later this year.
We hope to have a re-dedication event at some time later this year, most probably on 22 November, the memorial of Saint Cecilia, a patron of
music particularly associated with pipe organs. Stay tuned for more information over the summer.
Thank you again to all of our past, present and future donors. Your gifts help us to preserve our musical heritage.
for more information.
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Free Electronic Books Available
Over 150 books are available on our Web Portal in PDF & epub format, including the Sermons of the Cure of Ars,
the complete set of books by GK Chesterton, as well as books by some of the Church Fathers such as Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas
Aquinas and Saint Therese of Lisieux.
Click on E-books
, also accessible on the left index.
Saint Patrick's Choirs
Singing is like praying twice as well. The voice of the choir is meant to empower the voice of the congregation, so that
together we praise and give thanks to the Lord. That is the responsibility of the choir in our Roman Catholic Mass (liturgy).
Would you or your child over 7 years of age like to come up and join our "voices" in the choir loft?
Contact our Choir Director,
613-233-1126 extension 561.
One cancelled stamp can help feed a child for a day. Support the Redemptorist Mission Stamp Bursary by bringing
your used stamps to our Book & Gift Shop.