Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!

Performed by Chorus Niagara at the Seaway Mall in Welland, Ontario


SOLEMN VIGIL FOR ALL NASCENT HUMAN LIFE: To mark the beginning of Advent and preparations for Christmas, the Holy Father has invited all dioceses, parishes, religious communities, movements and associations throughout the world to join him in a Solemn Vigil for All Nascent Human Life.  This will be celebrated on first vespers for the First Sunday of Advent. The vigil is to thank God for the Incarnation of his Son and for the gift of Life, and to ask for the Lord's protection over every human being called into existence.  In the Archdiocese of Ottawa, this prayer service will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica on Saturday evening, November 27, 7:00 p.m.  Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. will preside at this Vespers Liturgy.  All are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mass to Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Pray for us
Mass to Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 
As we continue on our PIlgrimage of Masses to pray for the opening of a Pro Life Medical Centre in Ottawa and for an end to abortion, we invite you to join  us for the next mass on our journey which also coincides with the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

Date: Dec.11, 2010

Chief Celebrant: His Grace, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
Location; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
400 St. Laurent Blvd
Time 9:00 AM
Refreshments to follow the mass

For more information on the pilgrimage of masses see the page on my blog at this link

There is a new book titled 'Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of The Civilization of Love' It is co-authored by Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of The Knights of Columbus, and Mgr. Eduardo Chavez, Postulator of the Cause of St. Juan Diego.
On Pages 47 and 48 they discuss the four-petaled Jasmine flower on the gown of Our Lady of Guadalupe. To the tribe of Indians to which St. Juan Diego belonged, this four-petaled Jasmine flower represented the 'unknown deity'. Some of the titles attributed to this 'unknown deity' were: 'Him for whom one lives', 'Creator of people', 'Owner of the near and close' and 'Lord of heaven and earth'.
The authors remark that "in a special way this harks back to St. Paul's address at the Areopagus, where he spoke to the Athenians about their worship of the 'unknown God', whom they detected but did not understand".There is only ONE four-petaled Jasmine flower on the gown of Our Lady of Guadalupe and this is situated over her pregnant womb. So Our Lady through this flower, strategically placed on her gown by The Great Creator, may be said to paraphrase both St. Paul and the Gospel of St. John by indicating in a poignant way "My son, The Word, is The True God”; He has come to dwell among you; He IS with you".

Truly, the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is pregnant with meaning. Or we can say 'pregnant with Meaning'. That is, she is pregnant with Him who means everything!

Directions to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
By car:
Go North on St. Laurent Blvd. and cross over Montreal Road. You will pass Notre Dame Cemetery on your left. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is is less than one km. away on the left side of the Boulevard.

By Bus:
For information re Bus from your Home to the St. Laurent Bus Station, kindly call 613-741-4390.
From upstairs at the St. Laurent Station take either a #5 or a #7 bus from bus stop 3A

Monday, November 8, 2010

Vigil for All Nascent Human Life – Saturday, November 27, 2010

On Saturday, November 27th at St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate a “Vigil for All Nascent Human Life” coinciding with first vespers of the First Sunday of Advent. The Holy Father has also requested that “all Diocesan Bishops (and their equivalent) of every particular church preside in analogous celebrations involving the faithful in their respective parishes, religious communities, associations and movements.” for more information

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monthly Pro Life Masses to be held to pray for the opening of a Pro-Life Centre in Ottawa

The next Mass will be celebrated on

Saturday, November 6th, 2010
at Holy Cross Parish
685 Walkley Road
Time: 10;00 a.m.
Confessions will be available from 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

for more information go to this link

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

First Hour of Debate on "Roxanne's Law" Takes Place in Canadian Parliament

Monday, November 1, 2010
See full debate at

During the parliamentary debate yesterday on Bill C-510, Conservative MP Kelly Block was the only Member to support Rod Bruinooge's attempt to bring about legal protection for those women who don't want the abortions others are trying to impose on them.
As someone correctly pointed out, Conservative MP David Anderson also supported Bill C-510 during debate (he asked a question after Rod's speech, just before Nicole Demers' speech). He is to be commended as well
from Priests for Life Canada
"By obtaining the full cooperation of Catholics across Canada, we can ensure that this bill will pass." "This is a bill we can all support in good conscience." Fr. Tom Lynch, National Director, Priests for Life Canada

(Note that the vote at Second Reading is expected to take place on December 8. If it passes, then Bill C-510 will be referred to the Justice Committee to be studied. If it fails, then C-510--the only abortion-related bill that has come to a vote in Parliament in 20 years, as far as I know--will die. )

See an Abortion Bill we can all support by Andrea Mrozek

See Story from Lifesite news below

Roxanne’s law — first hour of debate

Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 1:00 pm
Author: Paul Tuns

From the IMFC: 10 Questions about Bill C-510

National Campus ...

By admin

The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada has put out the below Q & A sheet to help people understand Roxanne's Law, or Bill C-510. Ten questions about Bill C-510. Life is busy. A cheat sheet to understand the basics about one bill ... This bill was brought forward by Conservative Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, Rod Bruinooge. He is also chair of the parliamentary pro-life caucus. Mr. Bruinooge does not have the support of Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Bill ...

National Campus Life Network...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Roxanne's Law Debated Today

On Monday November 1st at 11:00 AM Roxannes Law, Bill C-510, will go through its first hour of debate in the in House of Commons
PLease Pray and Fast