Sunday, December 30, 2018

Annunciation of the Lord Parish - Prayer Group Christmas Party

December 17, 2018 

Twelve Days of Christmas 

Christmas Season 2018

Flowers from Barb 

 Jesus really likes them

Christmas Eve
Short clip from Connie's wonderful Choir

 Christmas day at Debbie's


 John Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year outside of Wild Wing Restaurant on December 29 

Chantel Emilee and Eden inside the Restaurant 

Feast of the Holy Family 
Sunday December 30, 2018 

Robert George on EWTN spells it out! - Fr. Mark Goring, CC

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Place in the Choir

A Place in the Choir"

All God's creatures got a place in the choir,
Some sing low and some sing higher,
Some sing out loud on the telephone wire,
Some just clap their hands or paws or anything they got.

[Repeat Chorus]

Well listen to the bass its the one on the bottom,
Where the bullfrog croaks and the hippopotamus,
moans and groans with a big to do,
And the old cow just goes moo.

The dogs and the cats, they take up the middle,
Where the honeybee hums and the cricket fiddles,
The donkey brays and the pony neighs,
And the old gray badger sighs.


Listen to the top with the little birds singing,
And the melodies and the high notes ringing,
And the hoot-owl cries over everything,
And the blackbird disagrees.

Singing in the night time singing in the day,
And the little duck quacks and he's on his way,
And the otter hasn't got much to say,
And the porcupine talks to himself.


Its a simple song living song everywhere,
By the ox and the fox and the grizzly bear,
The grumpy alligator and the hawk above,
The sly old weasel and the turtledove.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Christmas Concerts 2018 - Emilee and Bailee

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School Choir 
Singing Christmas songs at Laurier Manor, Long Term Care Facility 

 7:00 Pm 
Lester B Pearson Junior Orchestra ( Grades 7 and 8 )
Bailee is playing drums

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Babies in the womb

Babies in the womb:

• Feel joy
• Feel pain
• Produce tears
• Suck their thumbs
• Respond to light
• Respond to music
• Develop food preferences
• Distinguish languages
• Recognize their mother’s voice

Preborn children are miracles from day one.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rosary Mission Blessed Sacrament Parish December 7th and 8th 2018

December 7th & 8th


Friday 9:30 AM Holy Mass

Friday 11:00 AM DnA Live with Fr. Chris

Friday 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM, Talk #1

Saturday 9:30 AM Holy Mass (Rosary at 9:00 AM)

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Celebrated by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

Saturday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Talk #2 

and Meet & Greet

Saturday 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM, Talk #3

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Run With Life: Educate your MP on abortion not being a Charter ri...

Run With Life: Educate your MP on abortion not being a Charter ri...:

Theresa Winchester recently sent this letter to Justin Trudeau and to her MP.  
I will send a copy to my own MP as well. I encourage others to copy and also send to their MP, with a handwritten note on Theresa's letter. Something like this:
"I agree with the author of this letter to the PM. There is no Charter right to abortion in Canada".
Sign your letter and print your mailing address on it. You can mail your letter postage free to:

[Name of Member of Parliament]
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Icon of Our Lady of Persecuted Christians at Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Ottawa, ON

Thanks to our Knights of Columbus, Council 2008, the Icon of Our Lady of Persecuted Christians will be present in our Church for veneration from Monday November 19th, to Sunday, November 25th. All are welcome to spend time with the Icon during the week. Prayer cards are available.

When I arrived at our Church for our Monday evening Prayer Meeting last evening around 7:10, I noticed the  beautiful icon was already installed in the Church and there were several parishioners from Nazareth Family Living  praying before Our Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, so I stayed for a short time and prayed as well.  A young lady was singing and playing lovely worship music on the piano and Father Dan Dubroy was hearing confessions. It was all very beautiful

Our Prayer Meeting is every Monday at 7:30 so last night Joan our Leader suggested we pray silently in the Church with the Nazareth Group who had organized  this time of adoration . This is an opportunity you just don't want to pass up.

Thank you Lord for this very special time

Monday, November 19, 2018

Fr. Mark Goring and Dr Taylor Marshall Discuss Catholic Crisis (McCarrick and Vigano Analysis)

Advent Rosary Mission - 2018 - Blessed Sacrament Parish - Ottawa ON

December 7th and 8th


Friday 9:30 AM Holy Mass

Friday 11:00 AM DnA Live with Fr. Chris

$5.00 Light Lunch To Follow – Hospitality Provided By The Queenship Of Mary


Friday 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM talk 1

Saturday 9:30 AM Holy Mass (rosary at 9:00 AM)

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Celebrated by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

Saturday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM talk #2 

meet and greet

Saturday 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM talk #3

Parking at Holy Cross School click here

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The Power of the Cross

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

St. Faustina’s Prayer for Priests

St. Faustina’s Prayer for Priests

“O my Jesus, I beg Thee on behalf of the whole Church:
Grant it love and the light of Your Spirit,
and give power to the words of priests
so that hardened hearts might be brought to repentance
and return to You, O Lord.
Lord, give us holy priests;
You yourself maintain them in holiness.
O Divine and Great High Priest,
may the power of Your mercy accompany them everywhere
and protect them from the devil’s traps and snares
which are continually being set for the souls of priests.
May the power of Your mercy, O Lord, shatter and bring to naught
all that might tarnish the sanctity of priests,
for You can do all things.”

Monday, November 12, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Overview of Ottawa's 2018 40 Days for Life Campaign

Dear 40 Days Reps and Friends:

It is with gratitude that I convey my sincere appreciation and thankfulness to all 40 Days Reps who took on this important and vital role in this fall’s campaign.

All your efforts are valued and have contributed to at times a logistically challenging campaign in church and ministry group participation this year.

Outreach to churches and ministry groups began in late July. From this outreach, 28 churches, 3 ministry groups, and 1 small faith community committed to vigil day participation.  Overall, 26.5 of the 40 days were committed vigil days, slightly down from overall vigil coverage last year. Special thanks to St. Hyacinth Parish, for committing to 2 separate vigil days this year. That was a first in our history of doing these campaigns.

As in previous years, efforts were made in other church communities to organize or strengthen themselves to eventually participate in a vigil day. Hopefully this will materialize with prayerful persistence and with exhortations of our pro-life responsibilities as people of faith.

We benefited from the intercessory prayer role of church communities that were either very small or very far out from downtown Ottawa. 

As in previous years, there were committed individuals who helped out with a regular almost daily prayer vigil presence in covering uncommitted hours. 

Thank You to all the clergy: pastors, assistant pastors, deacons, and religious sisters who participated in the vigil; your prayerful presence encourages the rest of us. 

Given the logistical challenges of recurring thefts of our vigil site supplies throughout this campaign, the overall coverage of vigil hour participation is not fully known. Not all on-site vigil participation got recorded in our sign-in book. Based on the current posted website calendar, there was 82% coverage of the 480 total vigil hours. This is down from our 91% coverage in past campaigns.  At the same time, we know that the 82% coverage was most likely higher because of vigil presences not recorded especially on uncommitted days.

In the pro-life movement, over the past decade, one of the most effective spiritual instruments God has been leading us in, are 40 Days for Life Campaigns.  God has been encouraging us to keep on doing these campaigns, and as of Monday, Nov 5th, 414 known lives have been saved through this fall’s campaign.  To God be all the glory!  The final international results will be known later this month.

Given the current legislation criminalizing free speech and expression outside abortion facilities in Ontario it is tempting to grow fatigued in our enthusiasm and resolve to participate whole-heartedly in these campaigns.

However, it may well be that God is testing our resolve to participate fully in these public prayer vigil campaigns, after over a decade of doing them in Ottawa. With the current bubble zone restriction, do we slacken in our participation or do we keep on labouring? In my view, our response should be tied directly to our reality.

Which is: on average 1 in 5 babies are aborted in the womb; there are an estimated 100,000 abortions a day, and over 45 million abortions a year worldwide. In Canada, there are approximately 280 babies a day lost to surgical abortion, and this number does not include chemical abortions. These estimated overall numbers are declining somewhat in recent years, but they are nonetheless staggering. Abortion remains the leading cause of death in this country. At its root, abortion is a spiritual crisis, and 40 Days campaigns are a strong spiritual response to this pervasive crisis. 

Comfortable Christianity and comfortable Catholicism isn’t an option with what is happening under our watch, because we know what our obligations are to those little ones that do not have a voice.

Please keep praying and challenging more of our pro-life brothers and sisters to support us with their sacrifices and prayer presence at the vigil site during our fall campaigns.  We need them.

I will end with this short prayer taken from the daily devotionals of the American 40 Days Headquarters report on Canadian vigil sites in Ontario.

Father, help us to embrace the fact that we are our "brother’s keeper." When we try to cast off this responsibility please call to us to account, that we would be pleasing to you and to our "brother." Through the help and grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Thank you so much for your participation in this year’s campaign. 

For the least of our brethren, 
Helena Szakowski
Church and Ministry Co-ordinator
Ottawa’s 2018 – 40 Days for Life Campaign