Message from Pope Francis for Lent 2018

The Message of Pope Francis for Lent is titled “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). In his message, the Holy Father invites the entire Church to experience this time of grace anew, with joy and in truth. “Above all, I urge the members of the Church to take up the Lenten journey with enthusiasm, sustained by almsgiving, fasting and prayer. If, at times, the flame of charity seems to die in our own hearts, know that this is never the case in the heart of God! He constantly gives us a chance to begin loving anew.” To read the entire message, please click HERE .

Archbishop’s Letter for Lent 2018

Click HERE to read the Archbishop’s Letter for Lent 2018.

Pro-Life Mass – March 17

The next Mass on our Pilgrimage Journey to pray for the establishment of a Pro-Life Centre in Ottawa takes place on Saturday, March 17 at 10am at The Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Road, Gloucester, Ontario.

Men’s Cursillo – April 5-8

Cursillo, designated by the Vatican as a renewal movement of the Church, has been for many people worldwide, a powerful instrument in effecting a new and deeper awareness of what Christianity means in their lives.  The 3-day weekend retreat provides an experience of a dynamic Christian community where the teachings of Christ are presented and discussed in a spirit of joy and celebration. The next Cursillo weekend in the Ottawa area is:  Men’s:  April  05  -  08,  2018.   Attention Cursillistas: Do you recall your own Cursillo experience?  Share the gift of your experience by sponsoring a friend.  It is a gesture of love.  There are still spaces on the upcoming weekend.  For information, please contact Kevin & Rosemary Burke at 613-228-1958.

The New Evangelization Summit – April 27-28

Join Catholics from across North America at a conference on the New Evangelization, April 27 – 28, 2018. At the Infinity Convention Centre, Ottawa, and webcast to host sites across Canada and the US. World-class Catholic speakers: Michael Dopp, George Weigel, Patrick Madrid, Curtis Martin, Sr. Ann Shields, and more. Fee: $95. To register online visit the website:  Sponsored by Mission of the Redeemer Ministries.