About Saint Peter's Parish

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Christmas and New Year’s schedule

Welcoming one and all to our parish this holiday season!

Christmas Novena – Simbang Gabi – December 16th – 24th, each evening, starting at 6:00 pm

All are invited to nine days of Novena masses for Christmas, starting at 6:00 pm with Holy Hour Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, Confessions, Rosary, followed by Holy Mass at 7:00 pm. Christmas Novena or Simbang Gabi is a Catholic tradition that is celebrated across the world. It is a significant moment not only because it strengthens relationships among family members and the community, but also because it is a time when our faith is intensified. It is a great source of spiritual nourishment to all of us as we prepare for the celebration of the birth of our Jesus Christ. Invite your families and friends and come share in this wonderful time of Reflection.

Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24th, at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Christmas Day – Saturday, December 25th, at 10:30 am

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – Sunday, December 26th, at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

New Year’s Eve, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Friday, December 31st, at 5:00 pm

New Year’s Day, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Saturday, January 1st, at 10:30 am

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord – Sunday, January 2nd, at 9:30 am and 10:30 am

There will be no 8:00 am mass on December 29 and 30.  The parish office will be closed December 25 and January 1.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30

September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is also Orange Shirt Day which seeks to remember the children and families who died while in the school system or who were negatively affected by the Residential School System. On September 30th, parishes are invited to pray for the intentions of the Indigenous Peoples, those affected by the Residential School System and for healing and reconciliation.

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land – September 24, 2021

Canadian Bishops Announce $30M National Financial Pledge to Support Healing and Reconciliation Initiatives – September 27, 2021

Indigenous relations, Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall

Year of St. Joseph

Saint Joseph with baby Jesus

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil.




9 days with Saint Joseph, with Fr. Allan

Day 1


Learn more about the year of St. Joseph on the website of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.


Meet the new Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse

The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall welcomed Archbishop Marcel Damphousse on May 6, 2020,  as coadjutor archbishop.  He succeeded Archbishop Terrence Prendergast following the latter’s retirement on December 3, 2020.

Meet our new Archbishop and check out his bio by visiting the website of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.  We are keeping him in our thoughts and prayers as he exercises his ministry in our Archdiocese.


Pastoral appointments 2021

Welcome back! COVID-19 measures at our parish (July 2021)

We are very happy to welcome parishioners back to the church!  Check out the schedule for mass times.  We can welcome parishioners up to 50% of the church’s capacity. There are 110 spots available at each mass (each spot holds up to three people from the same household).

*New – Attendance at mass is on a first come, first seated, basis. Doors open 45 minutes before mass time, and parishioners must sign in on arrival. Pre-registration is not required.

We have paused live-streaming and recording masses so the crew may enjoy a vacation. Past recordings are available on the Virtual mass page. Thank you for your understanding.

For funerals, marriages, and parish receptions, a maximum of 25 attendees are permitted.  Please contact the parish for further details or to discuss your particular situation.

The parish office is open for meetings by appointment only.  Please contact the parish should you wish to make an appointment.

The following measures have been put in place for the health and safety of our community.  These requirements MUST be followed: 

  • Entrance is not permitted to those who have an elevated temperature, or who are suffering from cough, sputum production, shortness of breath, undue fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aching, runny nose, chills involving shakes, loss of sense of taste or smell. If you are sick, you are kindly asked to stay home.
  • If you have traveled outside Canada within the past 14 days, you are not to enter the church until you have completed the period of self-isolation.
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory upon entering the church, from age 3 and up.
  • Use the hand sanitizer provided upon entry to the church before and after mass.
  • Maintain a two-metre (six foot) distance at all times in the church and on church property.

During the celebration of mass:

  • The entrance procession will be simplified.
  • There will be no hymnals in the pews; singing will be led by an instrumentalist and a cantor only.
  • Only one lector will proclaim the readings before the Gospel, and the petitions.
  • There will be no collection and presentation of bread and wine at the usual time. You will be invited to deposit your offering in the baskets in the main area of the church as you arrive or leave .
  • Communion can be received only in the hand at this time. Carefully extend your hands, placing one upon the other to receive the Body of Christ. Maintain physical distancing row by row.
  • Following the dismissal, you will be directed to leave the church, row by row, in order to maintain physical distancing. Using the back and side entrance of the church. No printed bulletins will be available.
  • You are asked to refrain from socializing with others following mass

Thank you for your prayers and cooperation. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Donate to the parish

St. Peter’s parish appreciates donations to help with church operations and maintenance, and to assist in achieving its mission of promoting the love and compassion that Jesus Christ showed to all people.

As we are living in these challenging times and even though the church is open, the parish still experiences ongoing expenses. We are therefore asking that you consider making your regular Sunday financial support by selecting one of the following options to make a donation to the church.

  • You can donate online through the donation form. If  you have a parish envelope number, please include it in the “Message for St. Peter’s Parish (optional)” field, to help with tracking of donations.
  • Call the parish office to make a donation and drop a cheque off in the parish mailbox in the main entrance area of the church building.
  • Send a cheque in the mail, payable to ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, to 1640 Heatherington Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 9P5.
  • Register to use a weekly donation envelope box set (for the year).

Thank you for your support!