Friday, October 18, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pope Francis invites everyone TO PRAY FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

On Sunday, the Pope declared in his Angelus teaching that Saturday Sept. 7 would be an day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria. The prayer rally will take place in St. Peter’s Square from 7 p.m. to midnight, on the vigil of the birth of Mary, the Queen of Peace. “Let us ask Mary to help us to respond to violence, to conflict and to war, with the power of dialogue, reconciliation and love,” the Pope asked people around the world. “She is our mother: may she help us to find peace; all of us are her children!”

 This Saturday, September 7, the faithful are invited to join the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa in prayer at St. Patrick’s Basilica, 281 Nepean Street, Ottawa, beginning at 1 pm with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and other devo...tions. Confessors will also be available from 3:30 pm on. This special period of prayer will conclude with Benediction and be followed by Eucharist, to be presided by the Archbishop, beginning at 4:30 pm.

Last Sunday, Pope Francis requested that the faithful fast and pray for peace in Syria this Saturday, September 7, uniting ourselves with him as he prays from 7 to 11 pm (Rome time) in St. Peter’s Square.

Archbishop Prendergast is inviting the faithful to join him this Saturday, September 7th, in a day of fasting and prayer at home, in churches and oratories, and especially at St. Patrick’s Basilica for special intercessions for Syria.

The faithful are also asked to give generously during a special collection at all Masses this weekend for those suffering in Syria or seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.

AT: ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD, Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fr. Yves announced after Mass this morning that he would have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 3:00 p.m. followed by Adoration here at Annunciation of the Lord this Saturday, September 7th. This time of prayer for Syria will conclude with Benediction just before the 5:00 p.m. Mass to increase the opportunity for us to participate in this prayer endeavour.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Run With Life: Press Release

Run With Life: Press Release: For Immediate Release Blogger Takes Ontario Government to Court over Suppression of Information OTTAWA , July 18, 2013– “In January 2012,...

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration

Homily of Father Terry Donahue C.C on the Feast of Corpus Christi"
Catholics around the world prepared to join Pope Francis today for an unprecedented, worldwide hour of prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament during celebrations for the Feast of Corpus Christi.

From 5-6 pm Rome time, cathedrals and churches throughout the world will be hosting Eucharistic Adoration, led by the Holy Father in Saint Peter’s Basilica.

This year’s Corpus Christi celebrations are tied in to the Year of Faith with the theme “One Lord, one faith.”

Here at the Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Ottawa, numerous  parishioners attended the holy hour which began after the 10:00 Am mass and  ended with Benediction at noon

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Father Yves Marchildon C.C. Homily on Trinity Sunday, 2013

Father spoke of  The Spirit of Truth and relativism 

There is  no true peace without truth . There cannot  be true peace if everyone is his own criterion, if everyone can always claim exclusively his own rights. without at the same time caring for the good of others .of everyone on the basis of the nature that  unites every human being on this earth.

And when we are dealing with individuals in charity and in kindness and respect for the other person we should still propose that these morals are true for them even if they don't want to accept them. It is true for them and it is true for the good of humanity . Most of us don't realize just how badly our culture is affected by relativism the spiritual poverty .

To repeat those word from Pope Francis
" In an age sceptical of truth, we believe not only that truth exists but that it is found through faith in Jesus Christ the Incarnate Son of God. The Holy Spirit brings us to Jesus. he guides the whole church into the fullness of truth"

Sunday, May 12, 2013

National March for Life in Ottawa - May 9, 2013



from Cardinal Collins homily
" We need to think clearly . We reflect upon how we best can be faithful in proclaiming the Gospel of Life. It's not enough simply to proclaim the Gospel of Life. . That's necessary but it's not sufficient. We need to do it faithfully and effectively: look to ways we can creatively help those people who cannot see the value of human life from conception 'til natural death. How can we help people see the truth? 
We have to look at ways for example that we can find: In the bills of parliament, that we can limit abortion....more that's good....and then more that's better.....then even more, that's better.....We may not be able to do it all at once now, but it is far better to limit it, limit it, limit it, persistently, rather than say unless we can do it totally now, like that, we won't do it at all: we'll wait 'til we can do it perfectly .
God expects of us that we will think it through, not for our sake but for the sake of the people we serve."
For the video of Cardinal Collins' homily click here
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pope Francis: Where Calumny is, There is the Devil

For the third time in as many weeks, Pope Francis has warned not to speak ill of others, and again mentioned the devil in another striking homily this morning in the chapel of the Vatican's Santa Martha residence.
Calumny, he said, is worse than sin and is the direct expression of Satan. "We are all sinners; all of us. We all commit sins. But calumny is something else. It is of course a sin, too, but it is something more,” he said, according to a Vatican Radio report.
“Calumny aims to destroy the work of God, and calumny comes from a very evil thing: it is born of hatred. And hate is the work of Satan. Calumny destroys the work of God in people, in their souls. Calumny uses lies to get ahead.” Be in no doubt, he said: “Where there is calumny, there is Satan himself."Read more:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hike for Life 2013

Hike for Life 2013

Saturday, April 27th, 2013
Begin/End: St. Patrick's Basilica Basement
281 Nepean St., Ottawa
Route: 5km course along the scenic Rideau Canal

Registration: 8:00am – 10:00am
Official kick-off: 9:00 am

Friday, March 22, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lenten Mission; Annunciation of the Lord Parish: March 3 - 5 from 7:30 tp 9:00 PM

Parish Lenten Mission; Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Ottawa, ON, Canada
March 3 - 5  from 7:30 tp 9:00 PM
During this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI has called for the whole Church to have an encounter with Christ. Encounter Jesus, our Eucharistic Lord, who strengthens and transforms us as we offer our lives to Him. Through a rediscovery of the gift of faith the Lord wants to grant each one of us renewed joy and enthusiasm for communicating the faith to others.
Schedule 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,
Sunday -  Reasons to Believe:  Why it is reasonable to believe in Jesus
Monday -  Offering your life to God:  the Eucharist as Sacrifice
Tuesday -  Drawing new life from Jesus: the Eucharist as a Sacred Banquet
                   Followed by Adoration...
 Fr. Terry Donahue, CC is the Director of Lay Formation and Chaplain to the Lay Associates for the Companions of the Cross. Ordained to the priesthood in 2000, Fr. Terry has since taught 15 lay formation courses on topics in apologetics, spirituality, Ignatian discernment and evangelization. He also teaches high school Religion at Maryvale Academy, an independent Catholic school in Ottawa. He is also a presenter on the Food for Life television program and the weekly Reasons to Believe program on Radio Maria. Fr. Terry has a strong background in science and technology, having received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and having worked for five years as a computer graphics programmer.
Below is the link to Father Terry's Sunday homily from the parish website
Encountering Jesus through the Eucharist

First Evening
Session 1 - Sunday March 3, 2013, 7:30 - 9:00 -
Reasons to Believe: Why it is reasonable to believe in Jesus

Session 1- Questions and Answers

 Session 1 - Praise and Worship

Second Evening
Choir leads the hymn
 Only This I Want by Dan Schutte

Choir leads the hymn
No Greater Love by Michael Joncas

Session 2 - Monday March 4th 2013. 7:30 - 9:00PM

Conclusion of Second session and closing Hymn
Lord You Have Come to the Seashore

Third Evening
Third Session Monday March 5, 2013

Song led by the choir
I Surrender it all to Jesus

Song led by the choir
All who are Thirsty

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bishop Fred Henry endorses WeNeedALaw campaign!

Bishop Fred Henry endorses campaign!
Bishop Frederick Henry of the Catholic Diocese of Calgary has joined Archbishop J. Michael Miller in endorsing the campaign.
Bishop HenryCampaign director, Mike Schouten received this statement from Bishop Henry:
"Since the 1988 ruling in Regina v. Morgentaler, Canada has had no abortion law. Canadian history has shown that we make the law (or seek justice) in our image and likeness where there is no external standard, and worse still, the rationale for having an abortion multiplies. This is intolerable. It is time for everyone to support the campaign and goals of”
“We are grateful to Bishop Henry for his support. He clearly understands that if we are to effect change in Canada we need to do so incrementally,” said Schouten.
“The goal of is to restrict abortion to the greatest extent possible, and it is very encouraging that Bishop Henry believes we can be successful in limiting the harm of abortion by implementing gestational laws,” continued Schouten.
Bishop Frederick Henry is the third high level Roman Catholic official to endorse the political strategy of Last August, Archbishop J. Michael Miller of the Vancouver Archdiocese issued a statement outlining reasons as to why Roman Catholics could support gestational legislation. Archbishop Miller’s statement was affirmed by Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto a week later.
“On behalf of the campaign, I thank these religious leaders for their understanding of prudential politics and their passion for the protection of the lives of pre-born children in our country,” concluded Schouten.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Run With Life: Who can be against justice?

Run With Life: Who can be against justice?: The pro-abortions are at it again. Tomorrow they will "celebrate" 25 years of "Reproductive Justice". That's the day that the Morgentaler...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Prayer to the Apostle Paul

Yesterday was the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul our most Zealous apostle . I found this prayer which I like
Prayer to the Apostle Paul

Glorious St. Paul,
Most zealous Apostle,
Martyr for the love of Christ,
Give us a deep faith,
A steadfast hope,
A burning love for our Lord;
So that we can proclaim with you,
“It is no longer I who live, but Christ
who lives in me.”
Help us to become apostles
Serving the Church with a pure heart,
Witnesses to her truth and beauty
Amidst the darkness of our days.
With you we praise God our Father:
“To Him be the glory, in the Church
and in Christ, now and forever.”

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ARCHBISHOP AQUILA: 40 Years of the Culture of Death

ARCHBISHOP AQUILA: 40 Years of the Culture of Death

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I went to college in 1968 with the idea of becoming a doctor, like my father. College campuses in the late ‘60’s and throughout the 70’s were places of turmoil. I didn’t practice my faith much in the first three years of college and I certainly never imagined that the Lord would one day make me a bishop.
I spent my first three years of college working as a hospital orderly and assisting in the emergency room, at a university student health center and in a hospital in California during summer break.
When I began the job, I hadn’t thought much about human suffering, or about human dignity.
But during my employment in hospitals, something changed. At that time, some states had approved abortion laws that I wasn’t even aware of. Because of those laws, when I was in college I witnessed the results of two abortions.
The first was in a surgical unit. I walked into an outer room and in the sink, unattended, was the body of small unborn child who had been aborted. I remember being stunned. I remember thinking that I had to baptize that child.
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Carl Reid's diaconate and priestly ordination

Here is a late notice for those who may not know about Carl Reid's diaconate and priestly ordination
( He is the former Anglican Church Bishop who has come home to the Catholic Church recently with his entire congregation).
If possible come and support this humble man by attending the following:

1) his diaconate TOMORROW morning, January 12th at 10 am at Saint Patrick's Basilica on Kent Street; and
2) his ordination to the priesthood on January 26th at 10 am at Notre Dame.