Parish Life

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Despite the restrictions and difficulties we are presently facing, worship continues at St. Barnabas, albeit in a much abridged format. Prayer is offered daily, and services are live-streamed four times a week for parishioners, and friends near and far, who find a spiritual home at the parish via Facebook. Although virtual worship can never take the place of meeting together in person, let us continue to meet together in prayer, as we begin Holy Week. Live-streamed services on Facebook will begin on Wednesday, and continue through to Easter Day:

A Message from Fr. Murray

GOD is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be changed, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. (Psalm 46)

Dear Friends,

Recent Updates

Parish help line

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and social distancing and self-quarantining becomes more stringent, if any parishioners are in need of assistance, please contact Fr Murray. Fr is coordinating the response to parishioners' needs. Let us also care for one another through phone calls, messages, and virtual visits online. If you are concerned about, or wish to reach parishioners who do not have internet access, please contact:
Fr Murray, 613-668-6992, parishoffice@primus.ca
or

Update on Virtual Worship with a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Chapman

This past Monday the Provincial House of Bishops came to a unanimous decision that, given the inability of parish congregations to physically gather as a community for worship, all churches in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, which includes the Diocese of Ottawa, will observe a "Eucharistic Fast". This means that any Virtual Worship offered at St. Barnabas will not include the Holy Mass. The full text of Bishop Chapman's letter can be found here: 

The latest on COVID-19 and St. Barnabas

All Parish Events Cancelled

Please be advised, that, due to restrictions placed upon the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ALL WORSHIP SERVICES AND OTHER EVENTS in the parish are cancelled until further notice. 

The e-bulletin will continue to be sent at the beginning of each week. Additional updates may also be sent out from time to time, as new information needs to be disseminated.

Listen to Wesley Warren's organ recital

Unfortunately, due the the quickly moving travel advisories around the COVID-19 pandemic, organist and choir director Wesley Warren will not be able to make his planned trip to the U.K. this week to perform a recital at Westminster Abbey. But he did perform the same program for a small, but appreciative, audience at his home Church on Sunday, March 15. You may listen to the program above.