The offices of the Archdiocese of Ottawa are closed from Thursday, April 17 at 12 (noon) and re-open on Tuesday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m.
Holy Week Services in the Archdiocese of Ottawa
Consult our Holy Week services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday (by location). The Archdiocese of Ottawa serves 54 English parishes, 51 French parishes and 15 national parishes. Consult our Google map of parishes to find the closest one to you. Consult our parish directory for our usual Mass times. Have a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter! May God bless you!
Archbishop Prendergast's and Bishop Riesbeck's schedule of public events for Holy Week and Easter (Thursday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20, 2014)
During Holy Week – the most solemn week of the Catholic Church’s Calendar – the Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, and his Auxiliary, Bishop Christian Riesbeck, CC will preside or participate in the following public liturgies and events.
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast's Easter message
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:
Our Easter celebration begins with a proclamation of joy. “Exult, let them exult, the hosts of heaven…let the trumpet of salvation sound aloud our mighty King’s triumph! Be glad, let earth be glad…!”
God’s plan was to rescue people from sin, restoring us to friendship with himself. This has taken place in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Way of the Cross in downtown Ottawa on Good Friday - April 18, 2014
FRIENDS OF ST. JOSEPH: 22nd Annual Novenas begin at the Centennial Flame at 6:15 a.m. for 30 minutes. Divine Mercy Novena, Good Friday, April 18 - April 27 (Divine Mercy Sunday). Triduum of St. Joseph the Worker, April 28 - May 1. Info: Paul Lauzon (613-565-2325); Michael Brady (613-823-8618); John Zwicker (613-725-3820).
ICON OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd., is hosting the Icon of the Immaculate Conception (a reproduction of the painting at Cathedral Notre-Dame de Quebec), Tues., April 22 - Sun., April 27. Available for private veneration immediately before and after all weekday Masses (Tues. – Fri., 9:00 a.m.) and Sunday Masses (Sat. 5:00 p.m., Sun. 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.). Marian prayer service, Sat., Apr. 26, 3:00 p.m. Info: parish office (613-829-1760).
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, SAINT PATRICK BASILICA FUNDRAISER FOR THE VENERABLE MICHAEL McGIVNEY HONORIS: The Knights of Columbus of Saint Patrick's Basilica will offer for sale the Souvenir Stamps issued for the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, on Easter Tuesday in The Gift Shop and at the church doors on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27. Souvenir Stamps also regularly available in The Gift Shop. Info: (613-235-7963).