Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Parish

A dynamic Catholic community called by the Risen Lord to share God’s love through worship, service, and solidarity.

 

 

We are located at

1940 Saunderson Drive, K1G 2C9

Pastor

Father Robert Masternak, SDS

 

 

Mass Times

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday – 5:00 pm

Sunday – 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Weekday Masses

Tuesday to Friday – 8:00 am

 

Special Masses

Nicodemus Mass
Saturday, June 8th, 2024
12:01 am

 

 

Confessions & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Every Friday – 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Every First Friday of the month – 5:00 pm to Midnight
(Confessions – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

Every Saturday – Confessions – 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Please see the News section for any additional Adoration or Confessions times.

 

 

Christ is Risen! He lives!

This triumphant, faith-filled acclamation is an Easter greeting used in many parts of the world. That the Lord Jesus who was crucified and died on Calvary LIVES. He Is Risen! This is the foundational confession of our Christian faith.

On Good Friday, with the Apostles, we were the witness of Jesus’s suffering, humiliation and death. A terrible experience both for them and for us.

When the Apostles saw with their own eyes what happened to Jesus, they were horrified. As a result, they lost their faith, their trust, and their hope. In fear and with a sense of devastation, they fled from Jerusalem, from Jesus, from His mother, from the community, and from the Church.

The same can happen with us. When we hear terrible things, we too can be terrified and paralyzed. We may feel depressed, powerless. We want to run away, but we have nowhere to go. It can be difficult for us to cope with it all. This is why so often we run away from God, the Church, community, and even from members of our family. We try to blame God for our misfortunes, such as the death of a loved one or a serious illness in the family. We may find it easier to blame others for our sin, or make them guilty of the things that are happening to us. We try to shift our pain onto others. It’s a cry of despair. It is not an easy time for us.

The Apostles left. They disappeared. But when they heard what happened on that Sunday, they returned. They recognized that Jesus’ mission of redemption would have been a total failure if his death on Calvary had been the final stop of His journey.

But His body didn’t remain in the sepulcher because He couldn’t be held prisoner by death. That tomb couldn’t hold on to “the living one” (Rev 1:18).

The Resurrection is an event that has profoundly changed the course of world history, as well as the human experience and the lives of countless individuals. It tipped the scales once and for all on the side of life, of goodness, of hope, and of forgiveness.

The Apostles came back stronger. They were strengthened by the truth of the resurrection.

No one has described the absolute centrality of belief in the Resurrection better than St. Paul. He wrote, “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins” (1 Cor 15:17). Without this firm conviction of Jesus’ bodily resurrection, Christianity loses its meaning and would never have developed. The Apostles would not have carried the faith to others. They would not have been martyrs.

This is why I deeply believe that those words about Christ’s Resurrection – “Christ is Risen” – can change us, just as they changed the Apostles. I hope that they will help us to return to unity with God, the community, the Church, our loved ones and ourselves. The strength of Christ and the Easter message can help us regain our faith and hope, and survive those things that cannot be changed.

Jesus overcame death. The Apostles overcame fear and hopelessness. We, through our faith and union with Christ, and strengthened by the prayers of the Apostles, Holy Mary and the Church community, can overcome many difficulties and keep our faith and love until death.

Take strength from the empty tomb, the Risen Christ, and the blessed Apostles.

Happy and blessed Easter!

Fr Robert Masternak SDS

 

 

Announcements

OTTAWA-CORNWALL ARCHDIOCESAN DEVELOPMENT & PEACE COUNCIL’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This year will be held at the Resurrection of Our Lord Parish Hall on Saturday, June 1, 2024

8:30 am – 2:00 pm, with a program start at 9:00 am, welcome & registration 8:30 – 9:00 am.

This year, we will be joined by 3 speakers, who will tell us about community development work in Latin America, with a focus on D&P’s community development program in Bolivia. We will hear about a former reporter’s escape from Nigeria despite the efforts of opposing foreign owned oil & gas industry giants to prevent him from sharing the truth about the devastating effects of their work to extract oil for maximum profit, regardless the cost to the people and country.

Refreshments and a light lunch are offered. There is no charge for the event, but please register at Kiegan.irish@devp.org or 613-738-9644, ext. 238.

If you’ve ever wondered about the work D&P does in the world, and how the work is done, this is an opportunity to learn. The Ottawa-Cornwall D&P community is small, close-knit, & a lot of fun. Join us to find out. Please speak to your parish D&P representative, Fina Lobo at jflobo@rogers.com or by phone at 613-739-5677.

 

If you have children 11 years of age or older who have not as yet received their First Holy Communion and you would like an opportunity for them to be prepared to do so, please contact the parish office.

 

Please see the News page for additional information on what is happening at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, or browse the latest bulletin on the Bulletins page.