Holy Saturday Food Basket Blessing

This Year’s Easter Blessing of the Food was a joyful celebration, as you can see evidence of in these pictures taken on Holy Saturday morning. The celebration of the Easter meal after the Lenten fast promised to be sumptuous. The Lord is Risen! Alleluia!

First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions

Friday, June 7th, 2024
5:00 pm

On Friday, June 7th, from 5:00pm to Midnight will be held First Friday Adoration

(Confessions will be heard: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.).

~ followed by ~

Nicodemus Mass

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
12:01 am

Nicodemus Mass will be celebrated beginning at
00:01 on Saturday, June 8th, celebrated in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Coffee Sunday

Will resume after the summer months.

Men’s Rosary

Every second Wednesday

At 6:30 PM

Next Meetings: May 29th

6:30 p.m (everyone is welcome), followed by Mass.

CURRENT Invitation to families

An invitation is going out to all the Families whose Children received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in 2023
for an anniversary Mass on Sunday, May 19th at 11:00 am, celebrating the 1st year anniversary.

Our Kiosk
Catholic Reading and CD’s / DVD’s

There is now some new material available for sale in the Kiosk.
It’s located in the hallway near the elevator just outside of the library.

Confirmation – Saint Posters

Our Confirmation Children made posters of their Patron Saints.
Thanks to their parents and the teachers for all their hard work and dedication helping them.

Ottawa Hospital – Spiritual Care Team

It was an honor to host The Ottawa Hospital Spiritual Care Team here at our parish. All of us benefit by their presence and help.

MEETING FOR THOSE BRINGING COMMUNION TO THE SICK

If you are bringing Communion to the sick, whether family members or others, please come to a meeting with Fr. Robert
on Wednesday, March 20th, at 5:30 pm.

Resurrection of our Lord Children’s Choir

 You are invited to sing in the Children’s Choir at the 11:00 am Mass.
Practices begin on Friday, September 8th at 6:30 pm.
Come in by the back door. There will always be an open door with meet and greet.
On Sunday mornings, everyone meets at 10:30 am in Room C, before Mass begins at 11:00 am.
For questions, contact Sylvia Picciano, at: swpicciano@gmail.com.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is our parish’s unique way of reaching out to bring support and comfort to individuals with a gift of a prayer shawl.
What is a Prayer Shawl? A Prayer Shawl is either knitted or crocheted following simple instructions by one of the ladies in our ministry group with prayers for the needs of the potential recipient. When completed each shawl is blessed by Deacon Yves Trottier. In essence, each shawl represents the caring and support of our parish and symbolizes a hug from God.
Who can receive a prayer shawl? Simply put, it is anyone including men, women, children, young and old in your family, your friends or your community, regardless of faith, who is experiencing a serious illness, loss of a loved one or an emotional upheaval. A shawl can also be given for happier occasions such as the birth of a child, a celebration or appreciation.
Would you like to request a shawl? Requests for shawls can be made through the parish office or by contacting Roberta (613-523-0538). You can arrange to pick one up from the office or have it delivered. regardless of faith
To date our parish has gifted more than 150 shawls to individuals locally, across Canada and as far away as Poland the Philippines and beyond. Those who have received a shawl have commented on the impact of the shawl and its meaning to them and their family in terms of comfort, warmth and peace.
Would you like to help? To continue the work of the Prayer Shawl Ministry we are seeking new members. If you knit or crochet and would like to share your talent, please contact the parish office or Roberta. Shawl patterns and yarn are available. You can also contribute through donations of yarn or money by going through the parish office. Thank you for your consideration.

Five Reasons Why Our
Confirmation Candidates Want to be Confirmed

Have a quick look at the Sacraments page to read five reasons why Confirmation candidates at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish want to be confirmed.

Society of the Divine Saviour (SDS) – Salvatorian Fathers – Letter

All parishoners are asked to read the following letter from the Salvatorian Fathers, the Order to which Father Robert belongs.

Cleaning Day Outside at the Parish

It went well and about 16 people showed up for an impromptu day of cleaning outside because Saturday’s cleanup was cancelled since it unexpectedly snowed. Wouldn’t you know it!

There were many who would have been able to help on the weekend, and it was a surprise to have the helping hands of sixteen helpers on very short notice for a Tuesday morning. Believe it or not, 36 leaf bags were filled, and one dedicated worker stayed for more than two and a half hours after everyone else had left, to sweep the walkways and front steps.

Probably no one expected to have worked so vigorously, but with 36 hands (that’s one full leaf bag per hand) it lightened each other’s loads. Now things will be refreshed for our Easter celebrations!

Salvatorian Alms for Ukraine

Dear Parishioners, during Lent many of you gave something up and offered an Alm to generously support parishes and communities in Ukraine. Below is an update from a Salvatorian-led Parish in Brzozdowce, Ukraine, highlighting some of the projects funded by Salvatorian Parishes around the world, including Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. There have been transports with humanitarian aid to Salvatorian Parishes helping refugees in Ukraine. A Mitsubishi L200 truck was purchased (as well as a new ambulance). The truck is operated by a local parishioner (a platoon paramedic) to provide medical aid to those wounded in combat in Eastern Ukraine. In addition to providing relief to refugees, the Parish in Brzozdowce has become a humanitarian aid point. Aid supports the immediate needs of the population, but is mainly distributed by the Pastor to hospitals and dormitories sheltering refugees in Nowy Rozdół, Ukraine. Aid is also sent to volunteer organizations caring for young children and orphans from areas affected by intense military operations (the bombarded city of Bucza near Kiev, as well as Luhansk, Donetsk and Zaporizhia oblatsts). Mattresses were provided for an orphanage in Eastern Ukraine, and for Ukrainian defenders, as well as for refugees in the Brzozdowce Parish boundaries. The Salvatorian Fathers continue to organize convoys with aid!

On behalf of the Salvatorian Fathers working in Ukraine, the people of Brzozdowce parish, and those who live there as refugees, I want to say thanks to Resurrection of Our Lord Parishioners who gave Alms to the people in Ukraine. And I would like to personally say congratulations to those who gave their gifts by giving something up for themselves to give to others.

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