Holy Spirit Parish Open for Masses and masks required. Please see the Pastor’s message below for details.
Saturday (August 8) 5:00PM Mass recording will be available in Youtube (link).
Deacon Jonathan Kelly’s priestly ordination will take place in Notre Dame Cathedral during a Mass celebrated on the Feast of the Transfiguration, Thursday, August 6, 2020. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. The Ordination will be recorded and available to view at https://youtu.be/EpnNGmy-2UM by Friday afternoon.
The Most Reverend Terrence J. Prendergast, SJ
Archbishop of Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall
Pope Francis has decreed the amalgamation of Ottawa Archdiocese and Alexandria-Cornwall Diocese as of May 6, 2020. It will be known as the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. The Holy Father also announced Bishop Marcel Damphousse of Sault Ste Marie diocese as coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. Archbishop Prendergast, SJ will be retiring. Let us pray for these shepherds of the Church as they announce the Gospel.
The Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse
Coadjutor Archbishop of Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall
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
Please be advised that inappropriate language or abusive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated in the Parish Office toward Staff or Parishioners. Msgr J. Muldoon, Pastor
Holy Spirit Parish Open for Masses.
The Church has been cleaned and permission has been granted to open. We can only fill the church and hall to 30% of their capacity. Therefore, regretfully we may be forced to turn latecomers away when capacity has been reached.
Seniors 60+ are encouraged to attend Saturdays at 5:00 PM. The Church will open at 4:00 PM. Please arrive early and follow the instructions of the ushers respecting safety and security. The Eucharist will begin at 5:00 PM Saturday. This Mass will be live streamed.
You are strongly encouraged to wear your own mask while attending Mass at Holy Spirit Parish. Please click here to see the policy outlining the requirement of wearing masks. You are welcome to bring your own hand sanitizer. We will also have bottles of sanitizer available in several locations.
On Sundays there will be one Mass only at 10:30 AM for everyone else. The church will be open at 9:30 AM. Please arrive early to ensure you get a seat. For the health of all, Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only.
After Mass please do not gather in groups but go directly to your car. Please respect these new regulations for the health of all in Holy Spirit Parish.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be by appointment only for the near future. Please contact the Office weekdays.
Weekday Masses at Holy Spirit Parish have resumed:
Mondays at 9:00 AM
Tuesdays at 9:00 AM
Thursdays at 9:00 AM
Fridays at 9:00 AM
Also, the Knights of Columbus will have available portable hand sanitizer applicators for everyone. Donations suggested but not mandatory.
God Bless All. Monsignor J. Muldoon
Daily Wisdom: Be careful to be gentle, lest in removing the rust, you break the whole instrument.— St. Benedict of Nursia
Smile: In a Catholic school cafeteria, a Sister places a note in front of a pile of apples, “Only take one. God is watching.” Further down the line is a pile of cookies. A little boy makes his own note, “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.”
On Priesthood: Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption here on earth…What use would be a house filled with gold, were there no one to open its door? The priest holds the key to the treasures of heaven: it is he who opens the door: he is the steward of the good Lord; the administrator of His goods…Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest and they will end by worshiping the beasts there…The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you. St. John Vianney
“We must find a way to… lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.” – John Lewis (1940–2020)
UPDATE FROM FINANCE COUNCIL: To all the Parish’s generous faithful
Thank you to all who have already donated funds to the ongoing operation of the parish. If you haven’t already done so, but are thinking of donating your weekly contribution, please bring your donation with your name and envelope number either to the weekend Mass or to the parish office. For e-Transfer, please send it to email@example.com and use the password “Holyspirit”. If you want to set up an auto-debit for your donations, please contact the parish office. Currently we have 98 participants offering $8200 per month via auto-debit.
On behalf of the Finance Committee, I thank you again,
Alex Golob (Holy Spirit Parish FC Chair)
July 17, 2020
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:30 am
Monday 9:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am
Friday 9:00 am
For those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) you may contact the Office by email or call daytime for an appointment.
Mass requests that were not said during the lockdown (March 14 – June 19 inclusive) are now being rescheduled. If there is a Mass that you requested and want to reschedule, please contact the Parish Office at 613-836-8881 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you
Each time the church is used, it needs to be completely cleaned – weekdays and weekends. We need more volunteers to help clean the church. Please contact the Parish Office if you can assist. Remember: Many hands make light work! Thank you.
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 – 3PM.
Archdiocese of Ottawa-CornwallReturn to Church -WorshipSafe GuidelinesJune 10, 2020The standards and recommendations outlined in this document come from the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of OntarioWorshipSafeGuidelines that have been developed with expert consultation....
Conquer Discouragement: Use of Bible Verses!
- The Psalm of the Good-Shepherd (Psalm 23)
Prayerfully and calmly read the most famous Psalm (Psalm 23) in the Bible, once, twice, or as many times as you like, starting with the words: “The Lord is my Shepherd; there is nothing I shall want…” The Lord will shine light in your darkness!
- “Behold I am with you always, even until the end of the world.” (Mt 28: 20)
These were the last words of the Lord Jesus on earth before He ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father. In discouragement, all too often we feel lonely; that nobody is there for me; nobody really cares for me. Not so! The Lord promised to be with us always, even until the end of the world.
- Do not be afraid! (Mt. 11:28-30)
Time and time again Jesus reminds the Apostles and us not to be afraid, but rather to trust, to place all of our trust in Him. In addition to these four consoling words of Jesus are the five words that Jesus told Saint Faustina to paint on the Divine Mercy image: “Jesus, I trust in you.” May the Lord cast out your fears as you trust totally in His love, Presence, and Friendship.
- “Come to me, all of you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Prayerfully repeat these words and the burden of your sorrows, the weight of your cross, the darkness of your sadness and desolation will dissipate like a cloud evaporates in the sun-light.
Fr. Edward Broom
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