ARCHBISHOP’S MESSAGE

You Are Not Alone

May 12, 2021

It is obvious that many people are suffering with profound feelings of isolation and loneliness. Our seniors and single adults have been particularly affected in this last year with the shutdowns and stay at home orders. Our culture, despite all our digital resources and social media apps, is facing a crisis of loneliness. The theme for this year’s National March for Life is particularly relevant: “You Are Not Alone.”

Behind many of the prolife issues lies the spectre of abandonment. Some think, for example, abortion is their only choice because they have no-one to turn to for help facing a life changing event. We know some contemplate euthanasia and assisted suicide out of fear of facing the end of their lives in pain and isolation. Feeling alone and unloved is a crisis in our time.

As Christians, we know the value of each human life because regardless of its circumstances, every human being reflects the image of God. In September 2019, Pope Francis said in a meeting with Italian surgeons and dentists: “a man or a woman should be accompanied with conscience, intelligence and heart, especially in the most serious situations.” What Canadians need is more assistance in living with compassion and adequate support with chronic conditions, disabilities, mental health illnesses or a terminal diagnosis. Instead, there is mounting pressure to coerce our trusted medical practitioners to be the means of ending human life. We must avoid this devastating outcome and instead offer a compassionate, caring and competent palliative care.

Please pray for our country, for our doctors and medical professionals who wish to heal not harm, for those who are afraid and suffering, contemplating abortion or euthanasia in fear of facing these challenges alone. Let us lobby our politicians so all Canadians have access to pregnancy support at the beginning of life and palliative care in the last stage of life. May our Lady of Guadalupe intercede for us and may God bless you and all who seek to witness to the Gospel of Life.

Msgr. Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall

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SUNDAY MASSES

4:30 p.m. (Saturday)
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. (including Children’s Liturgy)
12:00 p.m. (Hungarian)

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On Saturday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
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WEEKDAY MASSES

Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 a.m.
Holy Rosary: 8:30 a.m.
First Fridays: Anointing of the Sick

Evening Prayer (Vespers), Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction:
Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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We are a community of believers who, with Jesus as our Guide, endeavour to proclaim the word of God through Evangelization, Sharing the Word of God in the Scripture, Mission Outreach to the poor and disadvantaged.

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DEAR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST

Welcome Message

Our website has been going through several changes and adaptations with the intention of serving you better. I hope you will find the new format more user friendly and will help you to interact with our parish and the rest of Mother Church. We have included a link to other useful websites that you will find helpful to acquaint yourself with news and events that are happening in our church today.

We are pleased to report that we have resumed the celebration of the Eucharist at St. Elizabeth Parish! So far, it has been a very engaging activity but has been worth the effort. We are so grateful to the volunteers who have been generous with their time and resources to organize the return to church and to do it within the established guidelines.

To comply with provincial health regulations, the Archdiocese of Ottawa requires us to adopt some best practices for safeguarding the health of our parishioners and volunteers. Many of these adaptations will be familiar as we have been doing most of these things already. The most significant are the following:

Physical Distancing and Safety Precautions:

  • Masks are required inside the church.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at the Entrance and Exits.
  • To maintain physical distancing, pews are assigned for seating. Please only use pews with are labelled. Families may sit together.
  • There will be no hymnals, bulletins or other paper handouts. Bulletins are posted on the website.
  • At Holy Communion, we remain standing and the ministers will come to our pews and will offer communion to us there.
  • Only one washroom for emergency use will be open. Downstairs’ toilets are out of bounds.
  • Please observe physical distancing in the parking lot and exit expeditiously after Mass to avoid congregating in groups. This is a bit difficult, but we have to try for the sake of one another.

Thank you for your prayers and cooperation in reopening the church. We are excited about this.

CHALLENGING FINANCIAL SITUATION

As you may know, our revenue from donations has significantly declined due to the Covid-19 restrictions limiting our gathering size and given that most of our members are in the vulnerable zone, who we have encouraged to stay home for now. Please help support St. Elizabeth by making a donation by cheque, cash at Mass or anytime online at our Canada Helps link on this website. If you donate online, you will receive a tax receipt immediately from Canada Helps. Also, you can donate through Interac E-Transfer at stelizabethparish@rogers.com

Please support St. Elizabeth Parish community with your prayers and a financial contribution if you are able to do so at the present time. Your donation helps pay salaries, utilities, and costs for cleaning the church among other necessities. The additional precautionary measures such as cleaning the church after every Mass have increased our expenses when our revenue is already falling below our needs, so your financial assistance is appreciated. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation.

Due to the changes brought about by covid19, the morning adoration to the Blessed Sacrament has been temporarily suspended. In the meantime, we shall be having Evening Prayers and Adoration Wednesdays from 4.15pm to 5.00 pm and Fridays from 5.00pm to 7 pm.

I welcome you to the new website and am hopeful that it will unite amongst ourselves as members of St. Elizabeth, as well as members from outside our environs. Praised Be Jesus Christ.

Fr. Martin Ndyanabo
St. Elizabeth Parish

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INTENTIONS

  • Thursday, May 13:  Our Lady of Fatima
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Cyril Ferrao by Cecilia Pinto
    Soul of Pasquale Zito by the Family
    Souls of Tobias & Enzo Londero by Ivana Londero

  • Friday, May 14:  Saint Matthias
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Allen Darwin by Don & Chris
    Healing from illness for Sienna by Cecilia Pinto

  • Saturday, May 15: Saturday Vigil
    4:30 p.m., In Thanksgiving for the Conversion
    & Healing for Erla, Elma Lind & Baby Amato
    Soul of Mary Jardine by the Jardine Family
    For All Parishioners

  • Sunday, May 16:  Ascension of the Lord
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Jeff Boyce by the Boyce Family
    Soul of Freda Darwin by David & Linda Darwin
    Healing for Judy & recovery from cancer by Cecilia Pinto

  • Tuesday, May 18:  Saint John I
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Christine Singh by Cecilia Pinto
    Soul of Jean Maurice Chouloute by the Family

  • Wednesday, May 19:  Weekday
    9:00 a.m., Departed Souls of the Zito Family by the Family
    Blessings on Patrick & Joel by Cecilia Pinto

  • Thursday, May 20:  Saint Bernardine of Siena
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Rinaldo Bierti by Lidia & Yolanda
    Soul of Barbara Cullen by Sr. Alice Johnson

  • Friday, May 21:  Saint Eugène de Mazenod
    9:00 a.m., Soul of Alphonses Rodrigues by Cecilia Pinto
    Healing for Terry Tobin by Terry Normoyle

  • Saturday, May 22: Saturday Vigil
    4:30 p.m., Healing for Margaret Scissons by Marie Cyr
    Soul of John Mellor by Mike Redmond
    Blessings on Christopher & Bride by Cecilia Pinto

  • Sunday, May 23:  Pentecost Sunday
    9:00 a.m., In Thanksgiving for the Conversion & Healing of Erla, Elma Lind & baby Amato
    Blessings on Brother Jeffery Sullivan by Susan Boyce & Family
    Soul of Celso Bambo by Amy & Ringo Morella

PARISH

ACTIVITIES

  • Choir Rehearsal (Saturday at 3:30 pm)
  • Children’s Liturgy (Sunday at 10:30 am)
  • Youth Group (Saturday afternoon)
  • The Ladies Auxiliary (2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm)
  • Coffee Sunday/Bake Sale (1st Sunday of the month after the 9:00 and 10:30 am Masses)
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry (3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:15 pm)
  • Christian Meditation Group (Wednesday at 9:45 am)
  • Eucharistic Adoration (Tuesday to Friday at 8:30 am)
  • Holy Rosary (Tuesday to Friday at 8:30 am)
  • Anointing of the Sick (first Fridays)
  • Evening Prayer (Vespers), Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction (Wednesdays from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

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