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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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Message from the Rector
- As a result of the shortage of available priests in the summer, we find it necessary to reduce the number of weekday Masses on a temporary basis.
Until the end of August, our weekday Mass schedule is as follows:
Monday to Friday:
7:00 AM (in main Basilica), 12:15 PM (in scavi), 4:30 PM (in scavi)
Saturday: 8:00 AM (in main Basilica)
Statutory Holidays: 9:00 AM (in main Basilica)
- We have a number of weddings and funerals over and above the four regular daily Masses. Parishioners are always invited to support parish couples
or deceased members of the community by your presence at Mass. We shall make a concerted effort to inform parishioners whenever there is a funeral
service or an upcoming wedding.
- We welcome Fr. Richard Lorenz, a newly ordained priest of the archdiocese of Ottawa, to join our pastoral team. He will be replacing Fr. Jessimar
Tapia as vice-rector, at the beginning of August. I would like to thank Fr. Tapia for his dedication to his ministry at the basilica for the last
two years. We wish him God's blessings as he embarks upon his ministry as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.
- We have begun to do some long-term planning in order to improve parking at our Gloucester lot. In order to do this, we have asked John Cooke
and associates to provide an estimate for an assessment of the present state of the Rectory. They will provide for us valuable information for
any future development possibility. This feasibility study will cost the Basilica around $12,000. Parishioners who are interested in defraying
the cost of this, please donate to the Restoration Fund.
The Venerable Michael McGivney Honoris
invites you to
join our Prayer Line.
You are able to send in requests. For more info check The Prayer Line page at The Venerable
Father Michael J. McGivney Honoris Web Site.
Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney Honoris Novena
The Knights Of Columbus and the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney Honoris are sponsoring a Novena August 6-14. This year is
special for us as it is 125th Anniversary of the death of our founder. This Novena will be said publicly after all Masses or it can be said
privately. Novena Prayer cards will be available.
For more information visit the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney Honoris website
July 2015 - Overview for the Month
The month of July is dedicated to
The Precious Blood of Jesus.
The cup of blessing that we bless,
is it not the sharing of the Blood of Christ?
For overview of month including Papal Intentions, click
Saint Patrick's Giftshop Corner
New in Stock:
The Drop Box DVD tells the incredible true story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace
and protect abandoned children.
Divine Mercy Candles: These flameless, locally designed candles are perfect for using in homes, hospitals, or retirement homes.
This summer, check out our Reading List: "10 Books Every Catholic Should Read." Come to the store or check our Facebook page as we
release a different title each week!
The month of August is dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament. Learn about this important devotion through books such
as Transforming Your Life through the Eucharist by Fr. John Kane and The Hidden Manna: A Theology
of the Eucharist by Fr. James O'Connor
Knights Of Columbus
There will be a priest from Saint Patrick's Basilica attending this trip as well as Knights of Columbus.
Saint Patrick's Basilica Council
invites you to join their trip
September 17 - 20 2015
For more information click HERE
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.
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.
For more photos, click HERE
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.
Random quote from
St. John Vianney
"...although the very actions of our neighbour appear bad to us, we must not, ourselves,
judge them to be bad. Often we judge things to be bad while in the sight of God they are not