News Update: 2022.07.09

News Update: 2022.07.09

“Christ is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” 

Colossians 1:17

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Synod Synthesis Report From Arch Ott-Corn Available For Download

This is the report which was submitted to the Ontario Conference of Bishops; the first step in the process on the way to Rome. The report has been posted on the website and can be found here:

Over the upcoming months, we will be reviewing and discerning how to follow-up on the direction we have received. Please keep the Diocese in your prayers and we begin this. Please be assured of our prayers (archottawacornwall) as you look at the same with your parish or group report.

Prayerful Pilgrimage – Sept. 29th

Prayerful Pilgrimage on the Feast of the Archangels Sept 29, rain, or shine. It begins with Mass at St. Patrick’s Parish- Fallowfield, 15 Steeple Hill Crescent, Nepean at 9 am, concelebrated with Fr. Paul Shepherd and Fr. Mark Goring. Leaving from St. Patrick’s Fallowfield at 10 am, ending at 5 pm with a Potluck celebration at St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St. The Companions of the Cross, the Servants of the Cross and the Queenship of Mary will join the pilgrimage. This will be a semi-independent event with some carpooling and shuttle vehicles provided. For those not ready for the challenge of the whole distance, there will be various points to join or leave along this 7-hour walk. However, be prepared to call an Uber when need to stop earlier, or better, train up for it to stay with us for the whole distance of the pilgrimage! Bring your friends! All are welcome to join! Volunteers to help will be welcome and greatly appreciated! 

SignUp here: OR here: Contact Bryne Egan for more information.

Papal Visit to Canada Program July 24 – 29, 2022

Archbishop Marcel Damphousse welcomes the Vatican’s release of additional details regarding the Papal Visit to Canada, July 24-29, 2022.

The Pope’s visit will provide an opportunity for the Holy Father to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness, and address the impact of residential schools in Canada. The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.

The Holy Father will travel within Alberta (based in Edmonton) from July 24-27, followed by a visit to Quebec City and Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, July 27-29. Pope Francis will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut the afternoon of July 29 before returning to Rome.

Drawing on the theme, “Walking Together”, the Holy Father’s journey of reconciliation, healing, and hope includes visits to a former residential school, Indigenous pilgrimage sites, two public Masses, and a mix of private and public events.

There will be tickets available (free) for a limited number of events, all of which will be broadcast and accessible via livestream.

For ticket information, to volunteer, donate or learn more, visit (English) or (French). 

Please continue to pray for the health of Pope Francis and for all those engaged in the ongoing healing and reconciliation journey.


To those who sent greetings, best wishes or offered prayers and congratulations or assisted at the Mass of Thanksgiving on my Golden Anniversary of Priestly Ordination, I offer you my thanks and the assurance of my prayers for you. ✠ Terrence Prendergast, S.J.

World Meeting of Families to be aired LIVE from Rome

The Canadian delegation for the 10th World Meeting of Families (WMF) are on their way to Rome (on June 21). This meeting concludes the Year of Amoris Laetitia. The purpose of the WMF is to place families at the center of pastoral attention, which is reflected in this year’s theme, “Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness.” We invite you to follow the events online through Salt+Light Media and EWTN, which will be airing the events live from the Vatican to encourage local celebrations, both at home and in the parish. For more information: Click here for EWTN’s WMF Schedule; Click here for the Salt+Light Media Schedule. 

Second World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

Pope Francis invites all dioceses and eparchies to celebrate this day together on Sunday, July 24, 2022, so that we ensure “no one lives this day in loneliness.” The Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life has prepared an extensive pastoral and media toolkit to assist local initiatives. These are made available by the CCCB Office for Family and Life via these links: English Toolkit; French Toolkit.