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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.

For directions click HERE.

New addition to Parish Photo Albums
160th Anniversary badge
To view pictures click on 160th Parish Anniversary Banquet

November 8:  32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Click on 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time for the readings.

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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

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November 2015 -  Overview for the Month

The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2.
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Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.

For overview of month including Papal Intentions, click HERE.

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:

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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.

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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.

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Saint Patrick's Historic Pipe Organ

Organ pipes

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.

Click HERE for more information.
For more photos, 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
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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.

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Used Stamps

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.

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