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  • Our Lady of the Visitation Church
    Established in 1845, our parish community today extends a warm welcome to our new Catholic neighbours as well as those seeking a spiritual refuge.

    Click here to view the Announced Masses!

    Please note that the cut-off date for submissions to the bulletin is now the Thursday eight days prior to the bulletin date.

    Visit the Banquet Hall website and book your next event with us!


    Policy Revision re Freedom of Conscience of Ontario Physician and Surgeons:
    Dear Fellow Catholics,
     
    The Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops (CCCB) is urging all Catholics to support the right of Ontario physicians and surgeon to continue to have the right to limit their medical participation and practice  based on following their conscience to make moral decisions .
     
    The current policy which heretofore granted this right is currently under review by their college with the intention to compel medical professionals to provide medical procedures (including, but not limited to,  abortion, contraception, end of life issues, embryonic procedures and disposal, etc, - to name but a few) without regard to any contradiction with  their moral conscience.
     
    The College will receive opinion from the public until August 5 after which consultation shall be closed.
     
    Fr Brian implores all parishioners to submit a copy of the letter below bearing your name, address and signature  and mail it to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
     
    Please click for a draft letter or submit similar text as a statement of your support.
     
    In Christ.
     
    Fr Brian.

     Fundraising and Events:

    4-Hand Euchre Thursday Evenings:
    Come out and play 4-Hand Euchre at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish Hall every Thursday evening 7:30 to 9:30 pm during July, August and September. You do not need a partner. Entry fee $5.00.  Enjoy complimentary light refreshments. For information call 613-822-1430, Click here for more information.

    Strawberry Social:  Many thanks to everyone who donated, volunteered and came out to  celebrate the Parish's Strawberry Social on June 22! Special thanks to  the KOC for doing the BBQ, Eugene Gorgichuk's band for the great entertainment and Rochon Garden in Metcalfe for donating the delicious strawberries.  We received approximately $400.00 (TBC) in donations.  Thanks again! 

    Children's Liturgy:   Fr B Thanks all our volunteers and wishes you all a restful summer until we resume our  Children's Liturgy in the Fall. 

    Coffee Sunday:
    Please note that Coffee Sunday has ended for the Summer as of June 22nd and will resume in the Fall. 

    United Way Campaign 2013:  If you work for a federal government department/agency or a company/organization that offers payroll deductions, you can designate your United Way donations to the building fund at Our Lady of the Visitation. Simply complete your donation card with: Our Lady of the Visitation - CCRA number 128967353RR0116
    Please advise the office of your donation 613-822-2197. Thank you.

    Councils and Groups:

    • We are looking for interested parishioners to help as lectors, readers, ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers at Masses. It is a great way to get involved, any training is provided, and the commitment is generally only one or two Masses per month. Take it to prayer. Contact Tony at tonehahn@gmail.com or 613-248-9284 for details.

      Updated schedules for the readers, etc. can be found by clicking "Schedules"  found on the left side of this page.
    • KOC BINGO:  The Knights of Columbus is organizing teams (males and females) for BINGO sessions at the Rideau Carleton Raceway on Albion Rd.  The sessions are from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm every Saturday. Your commitment would be approximately one Saturday (more or less)  per month. Please take it to prayer. WE NEED YOUR HELP! It is a great and guaranteed way to raise funds for the Church. For more information, contact Peter at phuszcz@rogers.com.
    • Update your information: Please help us update the Parish Membership information. Fill in the form on the hardcopy bulletin at church or send the following information to olvis@rogers.com (for internal church use only): Surname, Given Name, Email, Phone (cell, business, residence), Sunday Envelope #, Spouse's Name (if applicable), Email, Phone (cell, business, residence), # of children at home (infant-4, 5-13, 14-21, young adult, and your address.
    •  Click here to contact the Communications committee and join the OLV Email list. You will receive important updates regarding upcoming and past events at OLV, fundraising, volunteer opportunities, and other parish and community activities.

      Please review this notice: "By contacting OLV to join the Email list, I consent to receiving OLV newsletters/event Emails. I understand that, while most communication by Email is about OLV activities, some ?commercial? information such as fundraising and parish or broader community-wide initiatives may also be included. " 

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