First World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

This Sunday, July 25 is the First World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly as proclaimed by Pope Francis. 

For this joyful occasion, the Holy Father has granted Plenary Indulgences to grandparents, the elderly and all the faithful who participate in one of the following “motivated by a true spirit of penance and charity.”

SHRINE DAYS for 2021

Dear Pilgrims,
Last year we were not able to open the Shrine at all. This year we are opening the Shrine, but with limitations due to Covid-19 protocols. The July 2nd and July 13th Shrine Days have been cancelled but we will have a modified Shrine Day on July 16th.

Church Reopening June 13

The Diocese has approved opening up the church for mass this Sunday, June 13, 2021. Following that we will be open for daily Masses with the Covid-19 protocols in place. The wearing of a mask is still mandatory and social distancing will still be maintained. With...

Dear Shrine Supporters,

Our Holy Father has asked Marian Shines around the world to pray the Rosary each day this May for an end to the pandemic.  In solidarity with Pope Francis, we invite our members, benefactors and friends to recite the Rosary each day for this intention, beginning this...

COVID-19 Update from Bishop Fabbro

This afternoon, Premier Ford announced that places of worship will be locked down as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, 19 April 2021. In the past when we had such restrictions, it was decided that such a limit of ten people is impossible to be carried out in a fair manner, with...

Divine Mercy Sunday

To celebrate The Divine Mercy, on Sunday April 11, there will be a Mass at 3:00 PM at St. Patrick’s church, and will be open to ALL. No registration required. The attendance seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. Confessions will be heard at 2:00 PM...

Easter Message 2021

He is not here, he has Risen, Mk 16:6 My dear Friends, With great joy in our hearts, we the Rosarians announce to you: “Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! ”This ancient greeting sums up what we celebrate this Easter Sunday, the joy of Christ risen and alive in our...

My Dear Friends

I am writing this short message to you to ask you to prepare yourselves to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick – our church Feast. I know this year many people may not able to come for the feast day mass due to the pandemic. Still we can prepare ourselves spiritually...

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER will be celebrated on March 5, 2021. This year St. Patrick’s Church was to host the WDP for our area but due to the pandemic it is being offered virtually. This is a day when Christians from over 170 countries come together in spirit to pray for...

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (Update #18)

February 26, 2021 COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (Update #18) With the lifting of the lock-down across the Diocese, the Episcopal Council met to consider a few specific questions. 1.    Stations of the Cross Throughout the season of Lent, the traditional devotion...

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (Update #17)

The Episcopal Council gathered on 25 January to look at the how our parishes may be operating during the upcoming Season of Lent. Father Michael Béchard, Director of Liturgy for the Diocese, joined the meeting to offer his expertise. While we see progress in the...

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (Update #16)

In light of the newest restrictions, lock-down and state of emergency declared by the Premier of Ontario, we are once again forced to curtail services offered in our churches. While we long for a return to fuller celebrations of our faith, we recognize the need to be...

Rosarian Christmas Message

My dear friends, The Angel said to her, “do not be afraid Mary, you have found favor with God. Like Mary, invited by the Angel not to be afraid and to trust in God, so too we are called to be closely united with Jesus and to trust in him these days. In this difficult...

Dear Parishioners

This year has been so unique, we all have endured so much. The pandemic has become a part of our daily conversation and we have seen our church close for months on end and when we did open up again, we had a whole new look in the church with face masks, social...

2020 NEW MASS SCHEDULE

UPDATE
NEW STARTING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14TH

Starting the week of September 14th, the Church will have MASS said Daily 6.00 to 7.00 pm for personal prayer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with mass following at 7.00 pm. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the morning mass will be at 8.00am. We ask everyone to please help us out . . .

Shrine Mass Cancellations

Over the last weeks we have experienced a number of positive cases of Covid 19 in our area, with a significant increase in the numbers in the past few days.  This is extremely concerning to us for the Church and Shrine.  Fr. Antony, Fr. Sebastin and myself, Andy Van Zelst, had a lengthy discussion concerning this increase.   We had planned on having a Mass outside in the Shrine on both August 15th, The Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary, and August 22nd, The Feast Day of the Queenship of Mary.  Regretfully we have decided that the best course of action to protect everyone and keep everyone SAFE is to cancel both of these Masses.

Rosarians 10th Year Anniversary

As we celebrate today the 10th year of our existence in Merlin, Canada, first of all we Thank God for the manifold blessings that He showered upon the Rosarian community.

Shrine Gardeners

UPDATE:  Shrine gardeners are invited to plant their gardens at the Shrine at their earliest convenience, remembering to  maintain appropriate social distancing at all times, and please wear a mask when encountering others. As well as for personal prayer, it is hoped...

Year of Prayer Novena

A message from Bishop Fabbro about the Year of Prayer: Novena from May 22 until May 30 to bring to a conclusion our Year of Prayer.

Message from Bishop Fabbro:

Updated Guidance on Cutting Grass at Parishes and Cemeteries … also pertaining to caring for our Shrine Gardens.

Divine Mercy

What To Do on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 19)

Ordination Anniversary

This Sunday, April 19th, Father Antony will celebrate his 13th Ordination Anniversary. Let us all join in wishing him well, and Father asks that people keep him in their prayers.

Palm Sunday

A beautiful idea for participation and marking of Palm Sunday this year.

Easter Message

We the Rosarians come to you with great love and concern about your health and well-being . . .