The Most Reverend Terrence J. Prendergast, SJ
Archbishop of Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall
Join Us Virtually as we celebrate two great occasions. Both Masses are at 7 pm and will be live streamed on the Archdiocese’s website (archoc.ca). Your prayers, best wishes and presence in spirit are your present.
Mass of Thanksgiving for Archbishop Terrence Prendergast’s 25 Years of Episcopal Office: On the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, December 3.
Mass of Inauguration of Archbishop Marcel Damphousse’s Ministry as Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall: On the titular feast of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, December 8.
The Catholic Diocesan Centre is Relocating: The building housing the Diocesan Centre of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall at 1247 Kilborn Place is near the end of its lifespan. Diocesan administration is planning to relocate occupants of the John Paul II Residence for retired clergy by next spring. The Chancery and the Diocesan Centre offices will relocate before the end of this year. The Archdiocese is currently assessing its property holdings to choose the most suitable interim location to house diocesan offices until a permanent new location is built.
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.
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. Weekend Masses are celebrated on Saturdays at 5:00PM and Sundays at 10:30AM. The Mass will be recorded and be available in Youtube.
You are to wear your own mask while attending Mass at Holy Spirit Parish. We have hand sanitizer available in several locations. 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 9:00AM; Tuesdays at 9:00AM; Thursdays at 9:00AM; Fridays at 9:00AM
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.
God Bless All. Monsignor J. Muldoon
1) Good Catholic’s Journey to Christmas – Link goodcatholic.com/about-journey-to-christmas.tr
Join us on a spiritual journey to Christmas. You’ll get all you need in one daily devotional email! Do what works for your schedule. On each of the four Sundays of Advent we’ll go deeper with videos from Fr. Matthew Kauth—back by popular demand!—and reflections that will help you spiritually prepare for Christmas.
2) Loyola Press’ Advent Calendar for Adults
This Advent, join Loyola Press for a special online Advent experience. Following a traditional Advent calendar format, the experience invites you to slow down this season and discover the quiet moments of Advent hope.
3) Advent for Families – The Great Adventure – Week 1 (Click here for the newsletter)
Daily Wisdom: It is an error to seek to banish the devout life from the soldier’s guardroom, the mechanic’s workshop, the prince’s court, or the domestic hearth. While a purely contemplative devotion cannot be practiced in these outer vocations, there are other kinds of devotion well-suited to lead those with a secular calling along the paths of perfection.— St. Francis de Sales
Registration open for Sacraments of FIRST COMMUNION and CONFIRMATION 2021: Please visit the Sacraments page for details. Click here for the Registration form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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 – 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