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 Saturdays 4:00 to 4:25PM or by appointment with the office. 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.
Saturdays 5:00 PM and Sundays 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM Masses are celebrated. Weekday Masses are celebrated Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9:00 AM. Saturday 5:00 PM Mass is recorded and available on Youtube.
Please remember to drive ‘Slowly’ in the Parking Lot for the safety of all.
Dear God, we thank you for the bountiful blessings
you have bestowed on us. Guide us in being good stewards of these gifts.
Let us care for all of your beautiful creation, from the redwood forests to the gulf stream waters.
Make us instruments of your peace in order to put an end to rockets’ red glare and the bombs bursting in air.
Help us to love and care for all of our
neighbors – locally and globally – so that we might
be truly crowned with brotherhood [sisterhood] from sea to shining sea.
Amen. —Franciscan Mission Service
If you make good choices about how to use today, you won’t have regrets tomorrow.
God Bless All. Monsignor J. Muldoon
Daily Wisdom: The coming of Christ to each of us daily is all about encounter and conversion. Christ comes to us and calls us to a conversion of heart and mind. It is not often through the proclamation of a heavenly messenger. Rather, it is usually through very mundane means. —Mike Pacer (from the book The Three Comings of Christ)
Reflection: FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – Sunday, November 27, 2022
As we enter into Advent, we watch for and eagerly await the dawn that breaks over the horizon.
Isaiah prophesies the nations streaming toward the mountain of the Lord’s house and all nations being instructed in God’s ways. Paul warns the Romans that salvation is near, and the day is at hand, so they should put on the armor of light. In the Gospel, Jesus warns his disciples to stay awake for the coming of the Son of Man.
The promise of Advent is the promise of a candle in a dark room – of the dawn breaking over the horizon. It is the promise that the darkness cannot stand in the presence of the light. In this holy season, we must be watchers, searching for Christ’s light, eagerly awaiting the dawn. Are we awake? Are we prepared? [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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) Saturdays 4:00 to 4:25PM or 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.
Archbishop Marcel's Pastoral Letter-Reconciliation
A professor in my Ignatian Spirituality class told us about a man who prayed, asking God to take away his resentment at a relative, without success. The professor said, “Show me how you pray.” The man, looking very fervent, lifted his head to the heavens and repeated over and over, “God, take this resentment away from me!” The professor looked at the man’s hands, which were clenched tight. He said, “Your words are saying you want to let this go, but your hands are telling a different story.” The man opened his hands and prayed again, and relief came to his face. Sometimes our body knows more than our mind is willing to acknowledge. —Excerpted from 2023: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Tom McGrath
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