Monday, June 29, 2015

The Nigerian Igbo Catholic Church of Ottawa - Fifth Anniversary

The Nigerian Igbo Catholic Church of Ottawa
Sunday, June 28, 2015, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Presider: Bishop Christian Riesbeck, C.C.
Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
400 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa, ON K1K 2Z6


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Salve Regina

Salve, Regina
Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;
vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria.


Mother at Your feet is Kneeling -

 Mother at your Feet - Robert and Robin Kochis
Mother at your feet is kneeling
One who loves you, 'tis your child
Who has sighed so oft to see you
Bless me, Mother, bless your child.
Mother, when my Jesus calls me
From this world so dark and drear
From the wily snares of Satan,
Shield me, Mother, Mother dear.
Dearest Mother, tell my Jesus
How I love Him fond and true
And oh Mary, dearest Mother,
Tell Him I belong to you.
Plead for me when Jesus judges
Answer for me when He asks
How I spent so many moments,
How perform'd so many tasks.
Mary, oh my dearest Mother,
May it e'er to me be giv'n
As, on earth I fondly love Thee,
So, to love Thee still in Heav'n.

Dearest Mother, tell my Jesus
How I love Him fond and true
And oh Mary, dearest Mother,
Tell Him I belong to you.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Legion of Mary Celebration in honour of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sat., June 13, 2015

On the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary the Ottawa Regia of the Legion of Mary was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. An outdoor mass was celebrated by Ottawa Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck at Notre Dame de Lourdes Grotto. The mass was  Concelebrated by Fr. Hezuk Shroff, Spiritual Director of the Ottawa Regia and assisting was Deacon Jim Scheer, Spiritual director of Our Lady of Victory Praesidium from St. Patrick's Basilica. Our Blessed Mother surely interceded on the behalf of the Regia as ideal weather prevailed with lots of sunshine, a beautiful blue sky and white clouds, all wrapped in gentle breezes.  All were invited to a  reception provided by the host Praesidium Notre Dame du Bon Accueil in the parish hall of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church following the Mass.

Jennifer Snell, President of Our Lady of Guadalupe Praesidium, Good Shepherd Parish

Photos - Jennifer Snell




Jesus presented His heart as a remedy to lukewarmness - Homily on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr. Hezuk Shroff

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your strength and all your soul and love your neighbor with that very same love.
Lukewarmness is one of those great diseases of the soul. When Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary He pointed to His Heart and said "Behold the Heart that has so loved men but receives from them only indifference." Jesus is lamenting the fact that so many of us are lukewarm. We all should have that burning fervour. 
Jesus presented His heart as a remedy to lukewarmness.
And It is really on the cross that we find  this remedy. That's why every Church has or should have the crucifix in a very prominent place in the Church because the Crucifix is what prevents us from falling into lukewarmness.  Because it is there, in Jesus suffering on the cross, where we experience how great his love for us really is

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Go and Announce the Gospel of the Lord

Beautiful homily from Fr. Yves Marchildon on this final day of Ruben's internship here at the Annunciation of the Lord Parish
Goodbye to Ruben and final blessing 

Farewell Ruben

A blessed farewell to Seminarian Ruben Campbell as he concludes his internship with us here at the Annunciation of the Lord Parish in Ottawa today. We really enjoyed  his year with us .
Here are a few pictures I took of the parish celebration for Ruben after morning mass yesterday. Ruben will be joining a Renewal Ministries to Mexico City with other seminarians from the Companions of the Cross . Following his ministry he will take some vacation with his family before returning to the seminary in Detroit this fall. God willing , Ruben will be ordained to the diaconate, September 2016 and to the priesthood, June 2017.

Short video of going away celebration
with Pescador de Hombtres