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, April 5th, 2024
5:00 pm

On Friday, April 5th, 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, April 6th, 2024
12:01 am

Nicodemus Mass will be celebrated beginning at
00:01 on Saturday, April 6th.

Coffee Sunday

Sunday, April 21st, 2024
10:00 am & 12:00 Noon

Welcome to all on Sunday, April 21st, after the 9:00 & 11:00 am Masses in the parish hall for Coffee Sunday.

Men’s Rosary

Every second Wednesday

At 6:30 PM

Next Meetings: April 10th
AND
On May 1st

The Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker by his intercession, all Men who are working hard and to provide for their Families are invited to pray the Rosary, followed by the Eucharist for Protection.

Parish BakeSale

Coffee Sunday Ministry will be holding a Bakesale
Saturday, April 20th, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(before and after all Masses).
Donations of your favourite baked goodies would be greatly appreciated.
You can drop them off in the church hall on
Saturday, April 20th, between 2:00 p.m. And 4:00 p.m.
Monies raised will be going towards the Coffee Sunday fund and other Socials.
Contact Dorothy Belanger at 613-737-7437 if you require more information.

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.

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.

Invitation to Fundraiser Gala

As parents of children at Academia Stella Maris, a small private Catholic school in Limoges, we invite you to join us for our fundraiser Gala International Dinner, on April 27th, 2024. This gala will feature a 4-course dinner, entertainment ranging from kids’ talents to impersonators, and a captivating performance by the award-winning Mexican ballet “Atzlan”.

There will be a cash bar, a skilled DJ to keep the music lively, and various surprises in store for the guests. Each table can accommodate 8 to 10 people, and it would be wonderful to have a table represented by the people of this parish.

Tickets are priced at $90 per person, with a $40 tax receipt included.
If you are interested in coming, or would like more information, please contact Stephanie Mazur at Stephanie.dumais@gmail.com, or (403) 619-2485.

Thank you and God Bless!

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 at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish gifts to those who are sick, infirm, or in distress, the warmth and comfort of prayer shawls prayerfully knitted or crocheted by the ministry’s members. Completed shawls are blessed by Deacon Yves Trottier. If you or someone you know would like to receive a prayer shawl you are invited to:

1. Attend one of the three Masses with anointing of the sick held throughout the year. After Mass is over, blessed prayer shawls are available for those in attendance who wish to receive one.

2. Contact the parish office to request one. You can then arrange to pick up the shawl or have it delivered.

If you would like to know more about this ministry, have questions or would like to contribute your talent, yarn, or make a donation, please contact the parish office.

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.

Academia Stella Maris

2023 – 2024 School Year

“Teaching the Salt of the Earth, the Light of the World”

Unique Part-Time and Full-Time Catholic Programs for Gr. K-12.

www.academiastellamaris.ca / 343-883-6600 info@academiastellamaris.ca