Welcome to our church - with its new entrance - our 50th Anniversary Project (1962 - 2012)


Pastor - Rev. Brian Hennessey
Deacon - Paul Soucie

Welcome to St. Martin de Porres Parish in Ottawa's west end (Bell's Corners, Nepean). May the Blessings of the Lord be with you.

Message by Pope Francis for Lent 2016
As part of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the theme of the Message of Pope Francis is “I desire mercy and not sacrifice” (Mt. 9:13). He states that “the season of Lent in this Jubilee Year is a favourable time to overcome our existential alienation by listening to God’s work and by practicing the works of mercy. In the corporal works of mercy we touch the flesh of Christ in our brothers and sisters who need to be fed, clothed, sheltered, visited; In the spiritual works of mercy – counsel, instruction, forgiveness, admonishment and prayer – we touch more directly our own sinfulness. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy must never be separated.” Complete message: www.catholicottawa.ca

Papal Year of Mercy
Pope Francis encourages all Catholics to participate in upcoming events in this Year of Mercy. Special grace can be received locally by participating in the numerous events planned in our Archdiocese. A “Pilgrim’s Grace” (indulgence) will be received by all who travel to our Cathedral (Sussex Dr.) and enter through the Door of Mercy. It has been consecrated by the Archbishop for the purpose of receiving an indulgence. Please see the web links below for more information regarding Grace and indulgences. 
The Door of Mercy at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica is the left front door closest to Guigues Street and is accessible at the following times: 
    Monday’s @ 11:30 am to 5:00 pm 
    Tuesday’s to Friday’s @10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
    Saturday and Sunday’s for all Masses 
Mass times and information: http://www.catholicottawa.ca 
Info: for pilgrimage and to gain indulgences: http://www.catholicottawa.ca/year-of-mercy

Links of Interest