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

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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

Our Lady of The Cape - DnA Journal Episode - November 15

Thursday November 15 at 8:30 Pm

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Abortion vs. Immigration: Are They Morally Equivalent in the Voting Booth?


“The Catholic voter must seek, above every other consideration, to protect the common good by opposing practices which attack its very foundations, thus in weighing all of the social conditions which pertain to the common good, we must safeguard, before all else,the good of human life, and the good of marriage and the family.”

Cardinal Raymond Burke

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Run With Life: Educating MPs on the United Nations Convention on ...

Run With Life: Educating MPs on the United Nations Convention on ...:
Letter from Theresa Winchester to her MP Neil Ellis

Letter from Theresa Winchester to her MP Neil Ellis
Just thought I'd write to you to remind you that Human Rights Day is coming up on Dec 10, same as every year for some time now. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

40 Days for Life Ottawa, Closing Rally, Sunday, November 4, 2018

We are coming to the conclusion of the 2018 – 40 Days for Life campaign

If you want to join the prayer vigil at Queen and Bank streets one more time before we end for this year, you can still come out to pray on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 7 pm.

This weekend we have a time change. Remember to fall back one hour.

Please join us for the closing rally on Sunday, November 4. We are gathering on Queen St. at Bank St. at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

We are pleased to have as our guest speaker, Rev. John Counsell, a dynamic leader in Ottawa’s Christian community. 

At 7:30 pm we will have a candle light procession to St. Patrick’s Basilica for a reception. And we will conclude at 9:00 pm.

Come out and meet your fellow prayer warriors and share your experiences over the last 40 days.

Yours for Life,


Wanda Hartlin


40 Days for Life, Ottawa