The Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse
Archbishop of Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall
The Catholic Diocesan Centre is Relocating: The new address for the Diocesan Centre of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is 1244 Kilborn Place, Ottawa ON, K1H 6L1. The Archdiocese website is archoc.ca.
Msgr. J. Muldoon
A Letter From Our Pastor
Welcome to Holy Spirit Parish, serving Stittsville and surrounding areas. Our beautiful House of Worship is the place where we praise and thank God. It was built by the prayers and sacrifices of many people and consecrated by Archbishop Terrance Prendergast on March 31, 2008. If you haven’t already done so, please consider registering as a member of our faith community. Our weekend celebrations of the Eucharist offer us the opportunity to assemble around the Table of God’s Word and the Table of the Eucharist, in a spirit of thanksgiving for all we have received from a loving God. I hope that you will find a spirit of hospitality among us and that you will discover your own personal gifts of time, talent and treasure. In this way God is truly glorified and our community is blessed. The financial support of the parish is essential to the maintenance and the mission of the church. I encourage you to assist us by way of financial support. You can do this by signing up for auto-debit or by using a box of envelopes available in the atrium. You are invited to fill out our parish census form, available at the church, and return it to the office. I would be pleased to visit your family and to bless your home at your convenience. Please call our office at (613) 836-8881 to arrange for this blessing. The weekly Bulletin features parish events and services and includes our various ministries. You are invited to take a copy with you after Mass. It can also be found on this website. The Pastoral Team is here to be of service to you. If you have questions or concerns they will be pleased to assist you. Our office personnel will respond promptly to your calls or emails. The Holy Spirit is the guiding principle of all that we do. It is my hope that this Spirit may unite us in love for God and one another in humility and peace. Together we can discern the ways of the Spirit in our individual lives and for the good of the whole community. Sincerely in Christ, Monsignor Joseph Muldoon, Pastor
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be by appointment only for the near future. Please contact the Office weekdays.
We warmly welcome new parishioners to our parish. You are asked to register by completing a registration form. Contact the Parish Office (613-836-8881 or email@example.com) for assistance.
Current communication from the diocese says it is expected that Mass can be celebrated beginning Ash Wednesday with maximum occupancy of 30% capacity and maintaining COVID-19 protocols (wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, maintaining 2 metre distance, taking attendance).
Weekday Masses will resume Thursday, February 18 at 9:00 AM and Friday, February 19 at 9:00 AM.
Live Streaming will continue at the Saturday 5:00 PM Mass with 30% occupancy capacity and all COVID-19 protocols. And Sunday 10:30 AM Mass will resume on February 21st with 30% occupancy capacity and all COVID-19 protocols.
Thank you to all the volunteers cleaning the church and helping with ensuring COVID-19 protocols are followed.
The situation continues to change. As information is shared with us, we will pass it on to you.
God Bless All. Monsignor J. Muldoon
Pope Francis on Dec. 8 decreed a special year dedicated to St. Joseph for the global Catholic Church. See the details here.
Daily Wisdom: The gift of the Holy Spirit must be accompanied by our free choice to follow His inspiration and guidance. If we do not choose to resist sin, the Spirit cannot help us, for He will not violate our freedom. However, if we make even a weak resolve to struggle against temptation and sin, the Holy Spirit can rush into us and fortify that weak resolve, giving us enough strength to resist the deadly sins with greater effectiveness.— Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J.
Reflections: Second Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2021
On the Mount of the Transfiguration, Jesus is revealed to his disciples as God’s beloved Son.
Abraham was about to offer [his son] up as a holocaust to the Lord. But a messenger of the Lord stopped him, and told him, [the Lord] will bless you abundantly, and that he would have innumerable descendants. Saint Paul asks, If God is for us, who can be against us? For Christ Jesus intercedes for us. In the Gospel, Peter, James, and John accompany Jesus up a high mountain, where he is transfigured before them. They see Moses and Elijah conversing with Jesus, and from the cloud a voice says, This is my beloved Son. Listen to him. Used with permission of FAITH Catholic.
Archdiocese Lenten Family Newsletter is found here.
UPDATE FROM FINANCE COUNCIL: To all the Parish’s generous faithful
Thank you to all who donate to the ongoing operation of the parish. With the current Provincial Stay at Home order this has been more difficult because Masses are limited to very few participants. Please consider bringing your donation with your name and envelope number to the parish office anytime during the week. Safety protocols are being followed. We currently have a significant number of parishioners who contribute via bank auto-debit. If you want to set up an auto-debit for your donations, please contact the parish office
And finally, you may wish to donate using e-transfer. If so, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the password “Holyspirit”.
On behalf of the Finance Committee, I thank you again,
Alex Golob (Holy Spirit Parish FC Chair)
Ottawa Giving Project
Respond Ottawa recently launched the Ottawa Giving Project in partnership with the Alliance to End Homelessness. As this initiative is primarily focused upon keeping those most vulnerable warm through these winter months, we have recognized through communication with our partners and front-line workers that the need for personal hygiene products is an ongoing and persistence gap in having the resources outreach organizations need to provide these vital items. As the homelessness crisis explodes in Ottawa, due to COVID-19, personal health is directly connected to healthy hygiene and the products that support this essential need. Here are some ways;
- Pray – join us in praying that this initiative will unite our churches as together we seek to share the love of Christ by meeting practical needs.
- Participate by collecting and sorting donations of new and gently used winter clothing and personal hygiene items (Deodorant, Diapers, Toothpaste, Razors, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Feminine hygiene products).
- Donate financially – give a financial donation which will allow Respond Ottawa to purchase the items needed to fill the clothing cupboards of these agencies and purchase Personal Hygiene Products.
Saturday 5:00 pm (live-streamed)
Sunday 10:30 am
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:00 am
REACH OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBOUR: Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and the Lenten issue of The Word Among Us has arrived. An invitation is extended to all parishioners to bring a copy of The Word Among Us Lent 2021 to our shut-ins and elderly – your neighbour, your friend, your relative. Call the parish office to arrange a pick up.
We remind all dog walkers to refrain from using our parking lot until after 1:30 pm on Sundays; when snowplowing equipment is present; and after 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve. Thank you.
For those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) you may contact the Office by email or call daytime for an appointment.
The food Bank ‘needs’ non perishable goods such as pasta, canned soups, cereal, juice, stews, canned veggies, rice,.. They are getting low.. Items can be dropped off at the Parish Monday-Friday, 9AM – 3:30PM.
Pope Francis beatified 15-year-old Carlo Acutis on Sat., Oct. 10, 2020 in Assisi, Italy.
Born on May 3, 1991, Bl. Carlo is best known for his incredible computer programming skills and his website dedicated to Eucharistic miracles. The Italian teen also deeply loved the Eucharist and Our Lady. He prayed the Rosary and went to Mass every day.
Bl. Carlo died of leukemia on Oct. 12, 2006. He offered his sufferings for “the pains of the Pope and the Church.” His tomb remains on display in Assisi, due to the vast number of pilgrims visiting before and following his beatification.
He is also the first millennial to be named “blessed.”
Here’s 15 quotes from this new blessed to inspire you in your daily living:
1) “The Eucharist is the highway to heaven.”
2) “Our soul is like a hot air balloon. If by chance there is a mortal sin, the soul falls to the ground. Confession is like the fire underneath the balloon enabling the soul to rise again. . . It is important to go to confession often.”
3) “Continuously ask your guardian angel for help. Your guardian angel has to become your best friend.”
4) “All people are born as originals but many die as photocopies.”
5) “I am happy to die because I lived my life without wasting even a minute of it on anything unpleasing to God.”
6) “The Virgin Mary is the only woman in my life.”
1489 Shea Rd, Ottawa, ON K2S 0G8
Monsignor Joseph Muldoon
Our Office Hours
Regular Hours (Sept. - June)
Monday to Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm & 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Summer Hours (July & August)
Monday to Thursday (Fridays closed)
9:00am - 12:00pm & 12:30pm - 3:30pm
We welcome you to celebrate with us on a regular basis
Our Mass schedule is as follows
Saturday 5:00pm (live-streamed)
Sunday 10:30 am
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:00 am