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Meet our Seminarian Intern, Chris Zettel

Hi  All! My name is Chris Zettel, and I’m excited to be starting my internship year here at St. Maurice! I’ve just finished my fifth year as a seminarian with the Companions and I’m happy to be back in Ottawa. I’m originally from Walkerton, ON, but I spent five years here completing a business degree at uOttawa. My life changed in 2011, when I opened my heart and invited…

Dear Parish Family

There is news that satanism in Canada is on the rise, and there will be an evil, sacrilegious ceremony, called a ‘black mass’ during the night of August 17 in Ottawa. These ceremonies take place regularly, but this is the first time it will be publicly sanctioned. For our part, we need not be afraid, or give this too much attention.  Yet, we must be soberly aware that we…

Dear Parish Family

I hope your summer has been enjoyable so far.  I have just returned from my three weeks of vacation in Kitchener with my family, and Fr. Lawrence has left for Toronto to enjoy some family time and vacation until August 12.  Fr. Sean Wenger has moved in to our rectory and Fr. Jerry has moved over to the rectory at St. Mary’s.  So, when Fr. Lawrence returns, we will have…

O Canada

Canada turns 152 this July 1st.  We witness continued moral decline, breakdown of traditional marriage and family, legalization of and an increase in medically assisted suicide, and most lamentably, the lack of protection for the life of unborn babies.  Christian witness and prayer for our beloved country is needed more than ever.  What can we do? To think that only 72…

Dear Parish Family

As we celebrate the reality of Jesus’ presence among us in the Holy Eucharist, we can reflect on a few things.  The Eucharist is a Thanksgiving Offering; an intimate communion with our living God, and a sign of unity.  Therefore, let us take time to think of all the things for which we are thankful.  We can set aside any resentment, bitterness, sadness and disappointment,…