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Welcome to Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa

Dear Friend,

Thank you for visiting our site. We are Ottawa's oldest standing and largest Church. This is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Ottawa and the Mother Church of all of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. We are also a National Historic site.

If you are visiting Notre-Dame for the first time on the internet, welcome to our site. It will provide you with a wonderful introduction to the Cathedral which on the one hand is a growing community and on the other hand, a splendid example of Canadian religious art. Know that you are always welcome to join us in worship or to drop in for moments of quiet prayer and meditation.

Everyone is welcome to enter into the life of our parish. You can find much about it on our site. Please support us with your prayers. And, if you are able, you might consider helping us to fulfill our mission by making a donation, or a pledge, as a parishioner or a friend. Once again, thanks for stopping by.

Msgr. Daniel Berniquez


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News and Events

Come Join the Cathedral Children's Choir

The Blessed Sacrament will be present in the chapel after the 5 PM Mass on Thursdays and in the Church, every 1st Friday of the month after the 12:15 mass until 5:00 p.m..

Adoration - First Friday of the month
Adoration in the church after the 12:15 mass until the 5:00 p.m. mass.

Confessions are held 15 minutes before each mass

A Brief History and Parishes of the Archdiocese of Ottawa 125 years
This hard cover book, containing 256 glossy paper pages with full colour throughout, shows some of the dynamic life and activities of our parishes. It is currently available at the office at a cost of $35 each.

Office Hours
The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Gourmet Fruitcakes, Made by the Cistercian Monks
Cakes are now available in the parish office. Only the small loaf cake is available for $15. Proceeds go to assist the Monastery and Campaign Life Coalition.

Collection to help prepare Christmas Baskets
The Knights of Columbus of Notre Dame Cathedral are organizing a food drive from November 8, 2015 to December 6, 2015 to help the needy people in our community. Your generous support will enable us to help many families and spread joy during Christmas time. Please place your non-perishable food items at the back in the Cathedral.

Confessions During Advent
A Eucharistic adoration will be held December 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Priests will be available during this time to celebrate the sacrament of penance with you. Priests will also be available to hear confessions half an hour before each mass on December 19 and December 20.

Midnight Mass Tickets
There will be no tickets for midnight mass this year (first come, first served).

European Union Christmas Concert
To celebrate the holidays in European style, the European Commission delegation and the Diplomatic Missions of the Member States of the European Union, invite you to attend a Christmas Concert featuring European Christmas Carols and Songs sung by various Ottawa Choirs.. The concert will be held on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Entry is free-will offering.

Advent and Christmas Carol Concert
Sunday, December 20 at 2:30 p.m. Come celebrate with the Cathedral Choirs, the Children's Choir, the Women's Choir and the Cathedral Brass.

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