25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Saturday September 18th 5:00PM Mass recording is available in Youtube (link).
Our Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall clarified that religious services (Masses, baptisms, weddings, funerals) do not require proof of vaccination. We continue to follow all COVID-19 protocols including physical distancing, face coverings, use of hand sanitizer, and attendance for contract tracing purposes.
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.
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 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.
God Bless All. Monsignor J. Muldoon
Year of Saint Joseph: 8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021
Daily Wisdom: Sinners have a spiritual vision that Pharisees do not have. They look at Christ, and their humility allows them to perceive in him their only hope of salvation. The Pharisee sees merely the man, whereas the lost sheep sees the Good Shepherd! —Fr. Sean Davidson (From his book Saint Mary Magdalene: Prophetess of Eucharistic Love).
Reflections:25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 19, 2021
Jesus calls us to humble service.
In Wisdom, the wicked speak of testing the just one until he sins or until God intervenes. In the second reading, James says that the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace. In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus teaches about his passion but the disciples do not understand; he then demands humble service of his followers.
A common thread in today’s readings is that the marks of faithfulness are humility, peacemaking, and service to the lowliest among us. In the midst of cynicism, which is so often the reality of our modern world, how can we better witness to the world the peace of Christ?
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. 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)
Saturday 5:00 pm (live-streamed)
Sunday 10:30 am
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 9:00 am
First Reconciliation/First Communion 2022 and Confirmation 2022 – PARENTS ONLY MANDATORY MEETING on Saturday, September 18, please visit the Sacraments page.
Pope Francis has sent $235,000 in emergency relief aid to Haiti in the midst of the earthquake. Please remember in prayer the more than 2000 lives lost and many more displaced.
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.
210716 Note to parishes - Third update on Roadmap to reopen Ontario- revised
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has named Salesian Sr. Alessandra Smerilli as interim secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the Vatican announced. In an Aug. 26 statement, the Vatican said Smerilli will also be a part of the management team of the Vatican’s COVID-19 Commission together with Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and Scalabrinian Fr. Fabio Baggio, undersecretary of the dicastery’s Migrants and Refugees Section. The 46-year-old Italian Sister is an economist and professor of economic policy, an adviser to the governing office of Vatican City State, and a consultant to the Synod of Bishops. Prior to her appointment, she served as undersecretary for faith and development at the dicastery.
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