On the Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Friday, July 16, 2021, the Government of Ontario permitted Churches to open to full capacity, with physical distancing in place. This means for us here at Blessed Sacrament Parish, we can receive upwards of 180 parishioners persons in the Church proper at each Holy Mass!

For safety reasons, RESTROOMS ARE CLOSED IN THE CHURCH.  For emergencies, the HANDICAP WASHROOM will remain openPlease note, it is the responsibility of the user to clean up after themselves with the cleaning supplies provided.  Signs have been posted at the entrances.  Thank you for your understanding and support.


SACRAMENTAL CARE

For an emergency ‘Anointing of the Sick’, please call the Parish Office at 613-232-4891


PRO-LIFE NEWS & EVENTS

This year, Blessed Sacrament parishioners are invited to fervently pray and fast for an end to abortion and euthanasia, and participate in one or both of the following events:

40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN, September 22 to October 31 ~ Let us pray and fast for an end to abortion.  
Throughout the 40 Days for Life Campaign, a daily outdoor vigil of silent prayer will be taking place from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on the southwest corner of Queen and Bank Streets (beside the CIBC bank). For further information, please go to the website at https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/local-campaigns/ottawa.
  • Blessed Sacrament’s VIGIL DAY, Monday October 4, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm:
    • Parishioners are invited to choose one-hour, or a half-hour, for silent prayer at the vigil site (Queen & Bank Streets, beside the CIBC Bank).
    • To help with scheduling continuous prayer, please let Rosella MacNeil know what time you plan to visit the site; rosella.macneil@sympatico.ca or 613-327-0061.
  • DAY OF ADORATION at Blessed Sacrament, Thursday, October 78:30 am to 4:00 pm (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary):
    • To register online CLICK HERE, or call the office at 613-232-4891 (T-F, 9:30am to 3:30pm).
    • In addition, at 3:00 pm we will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by the Holy Rosary and the Chaplet of St. Michael.
    • Benediction at 4:00 pm
LIFE CHAIN, Sunday October 3 from 2-3 pm ~ a one-hour prayerful witness held across North America
LIFE CHAIN is a prayerful and peaceful witness to the sanctity of human life and the evil of abortion. Participants pray and hold non-graphic signs at hundreds of locations across North America for one hour. This is a family-friendly event appropriate for people of all ages and backgrounds and a unique opportunity to provide our neighbours a much needed message of love, hope, and truth.
Please note that COVID protocols must be followed at all locations.  For full details and information on all locations, go to Campaign Life Coalition website at https://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/life-chain.  Join us on Sunday October 3 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at one of the following locations:

OTTAWA & AREA Life Chain Locations:

KANATA Hazeldean Rd at Eagleson Rd.
KANATA March Rd at Halton Terrace 
NEPEAN Merivale Rd at Meadowlands Dr. 
OTTAWA Bank St at Nepean St.
OTTAWA Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Carling Ave. 
OTTAWA St. Patrick St at Cobourg St. 
OTTAWA EAST Montreal Rd at St Laurent Blvd.
OTTAWA EAST Vanier Pkwy at Montreal Rd.  
OTTAWA SOUTH Bank St at Hunt Club Rd.  

CORNWALL Life Chain Locations:

CORNWALL Brookdale & Ninth St.
CORNWALL Marleau & McConnell St.


A TIME OF PRAYER: 

  • We are pleased to offer parishioners the opportunity to sit with Our Lord in the Church proper during office hours, Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.  If you desire to spend time in front of the Tabernacle, please enter through the Parish Office door, located off of 4th Avenue.  A disinfecting station and sign-in sheet will be provided. 
  • Please take into consideration that if our custodian is working in the Church, he will need to continue.  Thank you for your understanding.

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In these past weeks, we have all been confronted with the sad reality of our past.  Many of us living today, are poorly informed of what has happened.  The following links are provided so that you may become more aware of our history and of what has transpired as a means of making reparation by those who were directly and indirectly involved with the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ of 2006.  I encourage you to take the time to read this material.  Dialogue can only be fruitful if we are informed of its subject.  If you have other material that you think may be of help in this context, please forward it to the Office.

Thank you and God Bless you!

Fr. Tim

“We must always seek to move from Ignorance to Knowledge,
for it is only with Knowledge that we can exercise Wisdom in our living.”