Our Lady of the Cape Pilgrim Statue Tour

A VERY SPECIAL EVENT is going to take place at St. Patrick’s Church & Shrine on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.  It is the 75th Anniversary of its last Pilgrimage.  In 1947, it travelled from Cape de la Madeleine, at Trois Riviere, Quebec to the Peace Fountain in Windsor, ON.  This time it will be done in reverse.  Dennis and Angelina Girard are in charge of this tour.  They founded the “Mary Devotional Movement”.

EASTER MESSAGE

Easter is special at so many levels; Our Easter for this year looks different as well. From spending time with family to enjoying the spring weather, there’s plenty to celebrate. It is the day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Covid-19 Update #25

We have come a long way during this pandemic and have all had to make difficult decisions and sacrifices. . . . Recently, the Government of Ontario lifted more of the pandemic restrictions, which allows us to do so for our worship spaces, halls, and parochial and diocesan offices.

A. The following changes come into effect on Monday, 21 March.

Three Days of Novena for Feast of St. Patrick

My dear friends, We are writing this short message to ask you to prepare yourselves to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick – our church Feast. As we have been back to normal and are allowed to have the liturgical celebrations with fully opened churches, again...

COVID-19 Update from Bishop Fabbro (Update #24)

The Government of Ontario recently announced the lifting of most of the restrictions put in place to fight the coronavirus and its variants. These changes are a hopeful sign for all of us. They have ramifications, though, for our churches, halls and offices. Our...

World Day of the Sick February 11, 2022

Pope Francis released a message ahead of World Day of the Sick, which will take place on February 11. In it, he says not to forget those suffering from illness in quarantine and isolation, and commends the work of healthcare workers tending to the ill during the...

Masses Resumed

Services will begin on Friday, January 14 (7:00 pm). There will be a service on Saturday, January 15 (8:00 am), and Sunday, January 16 (10:00 am). A reminder of the Protocols and Updates that were sent out last week: It is required that you sign in, in order to help...

From The Board Of Directors

“The Board of Directors has decided at this time to cancel all masses until further notice to keep our parishioners safe. The board will keep you posted. “

COVID-19 Update from Auxiliary Bishop Dabrowski (Update #22)

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, 5 January 2022, and apply for the next 21 days or until other notification is given. Limit gatherings in worship spaces to 50% capacity, two-metre (six-feet) physical distancing, which is already in place. The use of masks, along...

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ

The COVID-19 pandemic is still challenging us, more and more as we are trying to get rid of it as quickly as we can. Though as it is, we are extremely blessed to have such a strong, dedicated and faithful parish community, who have been cooperating and working...

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BISHOP FABBRO (UPDATE #21)

The Episcopal Council met earlier this week to discuss, among other things, some questions specific to our COVID-19 protocols. With the Province of Ontario opening more venues and the lessening of some restrictions, we are able to make some changes: 1. Singing During...

We Thank All Our Dear Pilgrims

Dear sisters and brothers, Greetings of love in the name of the Lord and Mother Mary. We hope that you are still coping with the present situation of our country with our new leadership and the pandemic. May God continue to protect us and our country through our...

August Shrine Days are here!!

Dear Sisters and brothers,
Greetings of Love and Peace in the name our loving God and beloved Mother Mary. We hope that you all are coping well with the new normal but still keep enjoying the rest of the summer. It gives immense joy and privilege to announce to you about resuming of our Diocesan Shrine Days of Our Lady of Rosary, together with our dedicated parishioners and generous volunteers this year.

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...