Mass for NET’s 20th anniversary
      Photo taken by Blaise Mombourquette at Annunciation of the Lord parish on Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Mass for NET’s 20th anniversary
      Photo taken by Blaise Mombourquette at Annunciation of the Lord parish on Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Steubenville Toronto conference
      Photo taken by Archbishop Prendergast at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto
      Steubenville Toronto conference
      Photo taken by Archbishop Prendergast at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto
      Steubenville Toronto conference
      Photo taken by Archbishop Prendergast at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto
      Steubenville Toronto conference
      Photo taken by Archbishop Prendergast at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto
    • Recent News
      Angelus Domini

      Starts at 12:00 pm. Every Sunday and on the main liturgical feasts, the Pope recites the Angelus prayer with the pilgrims. View this video clip




      Message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to mark the end of Ramadan

      To mark the end of Ramadan (Id al-Fitr), the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sent to Muslims a message entitled Towards a Genuine Fraternity between Christians and Muslims. The message has been published on the Pontifical Council’s website.





      College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) Human Rights Code Policy Review

      Doctors in Ontario currently have the right to decline to provide non-emergency care that does not conform to their own moral and/or religious beliefs. This allows them to opt out of non-emergency care referrals, such as abortions, emergency contraception and other medical care that violates their own conscience.

      The CPSO is now reviewing their Human Rights Code policy; the new policy will provide guidelines for physicians practicing medicine in Ontario. There is pressure on the CPSO to include language in their policy that would require doctors to provide services or refer for services which run counter to their personal beliefs.

      Given the possibility of grave implications of any change in the current policy of the CPSO regarding the Conscience Rights of Medical Practitioners, the Assembly of Catholic Bishops in Ontario is encouraging the faithful to let their voices be heard.

      The CPSO is accepting feedback on their website until August 5th here.

      We strongly encourage you to provide feedback using one of the methods the CPSO suggests and support the right of doctors to follow their own moral and/or religious beliefs in their medical practice.



      Being a newly ordained priest

      Father Matthew Chojna was ordained a priest on June 27, 2014 and he speaks about what it's like to be a newly ordained priest in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. View this interview with our Communications Officer, Sarah Du Broy.


      Diocesan Feast 2014

      The theme for this year’s Diocesan Feast was: “The family of God: We are called to be saints”. We celebrated our four newest saints; Francois de Laval, Marie of the Incarnation, John Paul II and John XXIII, who were witnesses in their own unique way to the universal call to holiness. View this video.



      2014 Pastoral appointments

      The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, announces the following appointments which become effective on August 1st, 2014, unless indicated otherwise. Also, consult the additional pastoral appointments, which also become effective on August 1, 2014.



      Wedding anniversary Mass photos available for download online
       
      Photos from this year’s Wedding Anniversary Mass, taken by Heribert Riesbeck are available to download on Flickr. Simply click on the photo of you and your spouse with Archbishop Prendergast and at the right of the screen, click on the three dots - …  (More Actions) and select “Download/All sizes”. Select “Original” and click on “download”. From there, you can either directly save the photo or open and then save it. If you experience any difficulty downloading the photo to your computer, please feel free to contact our Communications Officer, Sarah Du Broy, who would be pleased to assist you, either by phone: 613-738-5025, ext. 238 or by email: sdubroy@archottawa.ca.



      Guide for waste management at parish events

      Parishes and Catholic organizations celebrate many events on both a large scale and on a small scale. Care for God’s creation is an important value as we make decisions regarding the food and drinks we choose, the dishware and cutlery we use, and how we dispose of waste. Large events may include a parish dinner, volunteer appreciation day, annual parish social event, pancake breakfast, etc. Small events may include workshops, committee meetings, and small group socials where refreshments and snacks are served. Read more.

    • News from Pastoral Services
      Friday Fax - June 27, 2014

      PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION: On June 27, 7:30 p.m. Archbishop Prendergast will ordain to the priesthood Matthew Chojna at Notre Dame Cathedral. All are encouraged to attend this joyful celebration.

      140TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE: St-Anne-de-Beaupre and to Cap-de-la-Madeleine from the Dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston on August 9-10, 2014. Our weekend celebrant is Archbishop Terrence Prendergast who will be accompanied by Bishops from each of the other Dioceses. Let us take advantage of this special occasion as our ancestors did so many years ago. Info: Mike Budge (613-224-8110); (www.ste-anne-de-beaupre.com).

      COMMEMORATING THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN THE ARCHDIOCESAN CEMETERIES: The annual Commemoration of the Faithful Departed in Notre Dame Cemetery (455 Montreal Rd.) will take place on Sun., September 7, 2:00 p.m. Info: (613-746-4175); (www.notredamecemetery.ca). The annual Commemoration at Hope Cemetery (4660 Bank St.) will take place on Sun., Sept. 21, 2:00 p.m. Info: (www.hopecemetery.ca); (613-822-1212).

      Read more.

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