News and Notes: 2021.03.02

News and Notes: 2021.03.02

The Year of St. Joseph 

The Holy Father recently announced the Year of St. Joseph.  Father Rob will be consecrating the parish to St. Joseph on March 19 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. 

We encourage you to prepare your hearts to celebrate the feast day by praying the St. Joseph Novena for the nine days beginning March 10. is a great online source to learn more about St. Joseph.  The film, “God’s Doorkeeper”, is one we recommend as it recalls the life of St. Brother Andre’s life of service to God at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. 

Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord – Our Feast Day – March 25 

The pandemic is not going to stop our parish community celebrating our parish feast day on Thursday, March 25.  We will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Join us in person, on YouTube, or via Zoom.  Registration to attend the 7 pm Mass, either in person or via Zoom, is now open.  There is no pre-registration for the 9 am mass.  

We encourage you to celebrate this wonderful day by having a special dinner with your family bubble.  As it is the Solemnity of the Annunciation, this is a day when you are exempt from your Lenten observance.  Have fun and your show gratitude to Mary by making a joyful noise in her honour! 

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 

As we are moving through the Lenten season, we wanted to share with you what is being planned for the Easter Triduum.  Registration will open on Monday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m. for those who wish to attend in person or via Zoom.  

  • Holy Thursday   (Thursday, April 1st) 
    Mass will be celebrated in person, live-streamed and via Zoom at 7:00 p.m.  
  • Good Friday (Friday, April 2nd) 
    The Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. 
  • Easter Vigil (Saturday, April 3rd) 
    The Vigil will be celebrated in person, live-streamed and via Zoom at 8:00 p.m.  Please note there will be no 5:00 p.m. Mass
  • Easter Sunday (Sunday, April 4th) 
    Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. 

Monthly Mass for Seniors – March 10 

A reminder that the monthly Seniors’ Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 10 at 12:00 noon.  Join us in person or via the parish’s You Tube Channel.  Registration to attend in person is now open and closes Tuesday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday Evening Prayer During Lent 

A reminder that you can join Fr. Rob and Fr. John in evening prayer every Wednesday at  4:45 p.m. during Lent.  You can find evening prayers by downloading the “i Breviary” App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

2020 Tax Receipts 

2020 tax receipts have been mailed out. If you have not received your receipt, please contact the office at 

Mass – Registration is Open 

Registration to attend this weekend’s Liturgy in person is now open.  Registration closes on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. 

Phone in registration is available on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.  Call the parish office at 613-745-7774.  

Mass times are as follows:  Saturday at 5:00 p.m.; Sunday at 8:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 12:00 noon; and 6:00 p.m. 

Not able to attend Mass in person but would like to worship with members of your parish community?  When you register to participate in the Zoom mass, you watch it in your own home.  Register to attend the 10:00 a.m. Mass via ZOOM by clicking here

Drive-by Communion  

Reception of Holy Communion is available on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for those attending a live-streamed, recorded or via zoom Mass.   

Stations of the Cross

If you are interested in praying the Stations of the Cross we invite you to join the Queenship of Mary every evening at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.  

Reflect on the Stations of the Cross with Bishop Barron. Click here.

Knights of Columbus Lenten Food Drive 

As Catholics, we are invited to actively participate in Lent through prayer, fasting and alms giving.  The Knights of Columbus are holding a food drive in support of the Gloucester Food Bank during Lent.  With the pandemic, food insecurity has never been more greatly felt by members of our local community.   

If you are able, please consider dropping off Non-perishable food items in the Parish hall in designated area on your way to Mass or anytime Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. 

“..for I was hungry and you gave me food…” Matthew 25:25