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    Care for God’s Creation – A Guide for Parishes

    Parishes have an important role to play in promoting ecological conversion.  The Archdiocese of Ottawa has prepared a  practical guide for parishes in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment -  Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home  We are called to environmental responsibility and as people of faith we lead by example.  

    First Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment

    Yesterday (June 18) marked the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, on Care for our Common Home. The Holy See released the encyclical as world leaders prepared for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). It took place in Paris last December. The encyclical had a significant impact on the discussions there.

    Care for God’s Creation – Anniversary of Laudato Si

    On June 18, 2015 Pope Francis released his historical encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home.  The encyclical calls us to live by Gospel values, ensuring that we care for the poor and vulnerable, many who suffer immeasurably from the impact of climate change and pollution caused by our lifestyles.   Ways that parishes can help in environmental stewardship may be found in the document Care for God’s Creation – A Guide for Parishes.

    Pastoral Appointments June 14, 2016

    Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. announces the following pastoral appointments which become effective on August 1st, 2016, unless otherwise indicated.

    Diocesan Feast Pictures

    “The Beauty of Mercy” – A resource from the CCCB Commission for Doctrine

    In response to the request of the 2015 Plenary Assembly “to prepare a reflection on revitalizing the experience of mercy and healing in the Sacrament of Reconciliation,” the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine has produced the attached text, The Beauty of Mercy: Pope Francis and Confession, which is a series of quotations from Pope Francis on the importance and beauty of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It contains words of challenge and encouragement for both penitents and priest confessors.

    Diocesan Feast June 9th 2016

    All Catholics from across the archdiocese are invited to join in the Diocesan Feast, which will be held on Thursday, June 9th at 7:30 pm at Notre Dame Cathedral – 385 Sussex Drive,Ottawa.

    Column for Ottawa Sun

    The Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies is holding its eighth annual conference in Ottawa this weekend. Its theme expresses their desire to be “In Harmony with Human Dignity: Moral Dimensions in the Practice of Medicine.”

    Pope's prayer intentions for June


    Universal: Human Solidarity

    That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.

    Evangelization:Seminarians and Novices

    That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.

    Letter to the People of the Archdiocese of Ottawa

    The news stories were shocking. We saw in black and white a list of Ottawa priests implicated in the sexual abuse of minors published in the city’s English-language dailies.
    Yet, there were not many surprises in the published articles, as people in Ottawa have heard the stories in the news of abuse and the conviction of priests over the years as they were
    reported. Rather, the shock came from seeing all the details displayed in one place. This laid out the enormity of the evil committed and the need for ongoing healing.

    Archdiocese of Ottawa comments on articles in the Ottawa Citizen
    concerning cases of clergy abuse

    In response to the articles on cases relating to the abuse of minors by priests of the Archdiocese of
    Ottawa that appeared in the print edition of the Ottawa Citizen on May 18th, the Archdiocese provided the following comment

    Support Conscience Rights

    Today the federal government tabled the legislation on assisted suicide and euthanasia. We need your help to protect healthcare workers, facilities and vulnerable Canadians!
    We are a coalition representing more than 110 healthcare facilities (with almost 18,000 care beds and 60,000 sta) and more than 5,000 physicians across Canada.

    Pope Francis exudes joy

    He called his first formal message—known as an apostolic
    exhortation—Evangelii Gaudium, the “Joy of the Gospel.” It’s
    something the Church needed to hear because Catholics can look and
    act dour. Once he quipped, “often Christians look as if they are going to
    a funeral procession rather than going to praise God.”

    Wedding Anniversary Mass Pictures

    To download photos:

    Click on the picture you want to download, click on the download button at the bottom right of the picture (arrow pointing down), choose your desired size and the picture will be downloaded.

    Facts about Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada

    Archbishop Prendergast’s Statement on Bill C-14

    It was a sad day in Canadian history when the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the Criminal Code
    provisions against assisted suicide in the Feb. 2015 Carter decision, opening the way for Canada to join
    the small minority of countries and legal jurisdictions that allow either the direct killing of a patient or
    indirectly through prescriptions for lethal drugs.

    See a video of our 2016 Chrism Mass 

    A Pastoral Exhortation on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    A Pastoral Exhortation on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. A Pastoral Exhortation on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

  • Pastoral Services

    Friday Facts - June 24, 2016

    Commemorating the Faithful Departed in the Archdiocesan Cemeteries

    The Annual Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed will take place at Notre Dame Cemetery (613-746-4175) on Sun., Sept. 11, 2:30 p.m. and at Hope Cemetery (613-822-1212) on Sun., Sept. 18, 2:30 p.m. Archbishop Prendergast will preside at both prayer services.

    Unbound Freedom in Christ Conference

    The teaching will assist those who have compassion to help others seeking the same freedom. Supported by the Archdiocese of Ottawa. At St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Fri., Oct. 28 – Sat., Oct. 29.

    Pro-Life Mass

    The next Mass in the pilgrimage to pray for the establishment of a Pro-life Centre in Ottawa is Sat., June 25, 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 1940 Saunderson Dr,. Ottawa.

    Strawberry Social

    At St. George’s Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave. on Tues., June 28, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.


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