There is no Mass on Monday, Jan 17th due to the snow storm.
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Saturday, January 15th 5:00PM Mass recording is available in Youtube (link).
Parishioners do NOT need to register in advance to attend the Eucharist. You will need to give your first name and telephone number for contact tracing as you enter the Church. Masks, Hand sanitizing and social distancing is still required. There are NO Covid-19 cases in the Parish.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Starting Friday, July 16th, celebration of liturgies with occupancy capacity will be permitted following all COVID-19 protocols (masks, attendance for contact tracing purposes, hand sanitizing, keeping 2 metre distance between fellow parishioners, no gathering in atrium or entrance,…). Please see the memo from our diocese (link).
Saturdays 5:00 PM and Sundays 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM Masses will be celebrated. Weekday Masses will be celebrated Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:00 AM.
Saturday 5:00 PM Mass will be recorded and available in Youtube. The situation continues to change. As information is shared with us, we will pass it on to you.
Thank you to all the volunteers cleaning the church and helping with ensuring COVID-19 protocols are followed.
Please remember to drive ‘Slowly’ in the Parking Lot for the safety of all.
The Synod as called by Pope Francis: The fundamental question for discussion in local parishes is: How does this “journeying together” allow the Church to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with her mission? Participants will be asked to share their experiences of the Church and then discern what the Holy Spirit is asking for the Church moving forward. As we engage in a formal process of synodality, the aim is not to overwhelm parishes or create a report for Rome, but rather, “to integrate the Synodal Process into the life of the local Church in creative ways that promote deepen communion, fuller participation, and a more fruitful mission” (Vademecum). The Diocesan Planning Team has endeavoured to design a process that is flexible, clear, and simple, emphasizing the value of listening to the Holy Spirit spoken through one another. At Holy Spirit parish, we are offering you four specific ways you can be involved, click here for the details.
God Bless All. Monsignor J. Muldoon
Daily Wisdom: The more I wanted to pray for my father and could not, the more I realized how much my hatred of him had harmed me instead of harming him. I can’t remember where I heard this saying, but it came back to me then: Refusing to forgive is like drinking poison and hoping that the other person will die. —Derya Little (from her book From Islam to Christ).
Reflections: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday, January 16, 2022
God intends to make each one of us a new creation in Jesus Christ.
In the first reading, Isaiah prophesies Zion’s reversal of fortune. Saint Paul writes to the Corinthians that all have been endowed with different gifts and charisms, each generated by the same God – Father, Son, and Spirit. In the Gospel, Jesus and his mother attend a wedding at Cana in Galilee. When they run out of wine, Mary instructs the servers, do whatever he tells you. Jesus turns water into wine.
Isaiah encourages the people, giving them hope for the future and reminding them of God’s love for them. We can take encouragement from these same words, especially since Christ has come for us. The Lord longs to breathe his divine life into each of us, making us new and whole.
Used with permission of FAITH Catholic.
UPDATE FROM FINANCE COUNCIL: To all the Parish’s generous faithful
Thank you to all who donate to the ongoing operation of the parish. The restrictions on church seating capacity due to the COVID-19 virus continue to have a negative impact on parish revenues. The Finance Committee continues to manage the Parish finances as carefully as possible to ensure we remain in a good financial position. 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 email@example.com and use the password “Holyspirit” (note: only this password works for e-transfer).
On behalf of the Finance Committee, I thank you again,
Alex Golob (Holy Spirit Parish FC Chair)
Saturday 5:00 pm (recorded)
Sunday 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:00 am
Please remember to lock your car doors and do not leave valuables in view while parking in lot.
Diocesan Synod 2021 – Letter from Archbishop Damphousse (link)
We remind all dog walkers to refrain from using our parking lot until after 1:30 pm on Sundays, and when snowplowing equipment is present. 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.
“THE LEGEND OF CONRAD THE COBBLER
It happened one Christmas at the year’s white end-/ Two neighbors called on their old time friend./ They found the shop so meager and mean,/ Made joyous with a hundred boughs of green./ Conrad was working with face ashine/ But suddenly stopped as he stitched a twine:/ Old friends, good news, at dawn today/ As the crows were scaring the night away/ The Lord appeared in a dream to me/ And said “ I am coming your guest to be.”
His friends went home, and his face grew still/ As he watched for the shadow across the sill./ He lived all the moments O’er and O’er/ When the Lord should enter the lowly door./ The knock, the call, the latch pulled up,/ The lighted face, the offered cup.
While the cobbler mused there passed his pane/ A beggar drenched by the driving rain./ He called him in from the stony street/ And gave him shoes for his bruised feet./ The beggar went and there came a crone/ Her face with wrinkles of sorrow sown,/ A bundle of wood bowed her back,/ And she was spent with the wrench and rack./ He gave her some food and relieved her load/ As she took her way on the weary road./ Then to his door came a little child,/ Lost and afraid in the world so wild./ He gave it milk in the waiting cup,/ And led it home to its mother’s arms,/ Our of the reach of the world’s alarms.
The day went down in the crimson west/ And with it the hope the blessed Guest,/ And Conrad sighed as the world turned gray/ Why is it Lord that Your feet delay?/ Did you forget that this was the day?/ Then soft in the silence a voice he heard/ “Lift up your heart for I kept My word/ Three times I came to your friendly door./ Three times My shadow was on your floor./ I was the beggar with bruised feet./ I was the woman you gave to eat./ I was the child on the homeless street”.
ANONYMOUS 15TH CENTURY POEM.
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 (Recorded)
Sunday 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:00 am