Join Bible Study Live!

Join Fr. Bob and your fellow parishioners on Monday evening at 7pm for our regular weekly bible study, now being conducted online using the Zoom platform.

To get started, visit and download the app. It works on a Windows computer, Apple computer, your iPhone or iPad, or any Android device!

Once you have downloaded and installed the app, and created a Zoom account, email the parish office at by 4pm on Monday to obtain the meeting ID and the passcode. The meeting details will be sent out by email shortly after 4pm on Monday, so be sure to check your inbox!

“At-Home Vigil of Prayer” Saturday March 28, 8am-4pm

Our vigils continue as usual…but in a different format. ALL are invited to join our next ‘At-Home Vigil of Prayer’ THIS Saturday, March 28 from 8am to 4pm by praying BY YOURSELF, IN YOUR OWN HOME.  This month’s intention is for ‘an end to the coronavirus.’ Pray in any way you chose. Fr Bob encourages is to include this National Prayer for Canada. Choose any amount of time you have between 8am and 4pm. Our parishioners will pray individually, but in solidarity with each other and with the world.

Community Prayer Intentions – Now Online!

Would you like the community to pray for a special intention?

We are a praying community … and separation cannot stop us from praying for one another! We are establishing an ‘online’ list of Community Prayer Intentions so we can keep praying (just as we support each other ‘in person’ and during the Prayers of the Faithful during Mass). Click the following link to see the Community Prayer Intentions so you can pray in solidarity with your friends and fellow parishioners.

Email your intentions to; the list of intentions will be updated online about every two days or so. When you submit your intention, please also let us know if you would like it to be anonymous, or if you would like your name included with the intention. We encourage all parishioners to click the link and pray for the intentions of others.

All Parish Masses & Activities Cancelled

To all our parishioners: here is an announcement from Archbishop Prendergast, SJ on March 23rd: “Following the orders of Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit concerning closure of places of worship, I ask that effective immediately all churches in the Alexandria-Cornwall and Ottawa dioceses be closed—even for private prayer—until further notice”. For St Philips and St Clares, this includes all parish activities including weekend and evening Masses, all business and prayer meetings, Stations of the Cross, ‘Poor Man’s Suppers’, all Eucharistic adoration, euchre and social gatherings. Please email or call the office at 613-838-2314 if we can provide more information.

Please keep watching this website for updated information and communications from Fr. Bob Poole.

Office is Closed but we ARE working…

Due to the current health situation, we have decided to use caution and close our ‘physical’ office until further notice – but please know that both phones and emails will be monitored regularly during our regular office hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1:30pm.

To contact us, please email us at: stphiliprcp1819 [at] gmail [dot] com or phone us at 613-838-2314.

Fr. Bob Writes – March 15, 2020 – Third Sunday of Lent

O Deus Ego Amo Te

O God, I love thee, I love thee –

Not out of hope of heaven for me

Nor fearing not to love and be

In the everlasting burning.

Thou, thou, my Jesus, after me

Didst reach thine arms out dying, 

For my sake sufferedst nails and lance,

Mocked and marred countenance,

Sorrows passing number,

Sweat and care and cumber,

Yea, and death, and this for me,

And thou couldst see me sinning:

Then I, why should I not love thee,

Jesu, so much in love with me?

Not for heaven’s sake ; not to be

Out of hell by loving thee;

Not for any gains I see;

But just the way that thou didst me

I do love and I will love thee ;

What must I love thee, Lord, for then ?

For being my king and God. Amen.

Gerard Manley Hopkins