MAN OF THE SHROUD
God calls us together as a community of all ages from the area of Kanata and West Carleton to pursue our mission to know, love, and serve God in word and action:
- To discover God through worship, prayer and study of the Bible.
- To obey what the Bible says about being God's family, guided by the Holy Spirit.
- To make new disciples and share God's love with all people and embrace the diversity in our community.
- To foster justice, feed the hungry, help the homeless, and provide care to those in need.
September _ Children's Liturgy at the 11:00 am Mass resumes
Sunday 9: 00 a.m. & 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9: 00 a.m.
Thursday 9: 00 a.m.
Friday 9: 00 a.m.
Saturday 5: 00 p.m.
Father Virgil Amirthakumar
Fr. Virgil Amirthakumar was born on December 9, 1955, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and studied at the National Seminary, Kandy Sri Lanka. He was ordained to the priesthood on July 28, 1983 for the diocese of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He served as a pastor in different parishes in his home country before coming to Ottawa. He moved to Canada in 1993 and obtained Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling (marriage counseling) in 1995 from St. Paul University, Ottawa. Between 1995 and 1999, he was chaplain at the Riverside Hospital and the Civic Hospital. He is incardinated in the Archdiocese of Ottawa since September 14,1999. Between 1999 and 2009, he was the pastor at St. Bernard Church, Gloucester. Since August 2009, he has been the pastor at St. Isidore Church.
Principal: Heather MacPhee
40 Varley Drive
Principal: Caroline O'Connor
1105 March Road
Principal: Sean Kelly
5115 Kanata Avenue
History of St. Isidore Catholic Church South March (Kanata)
March Township in Ontario (present day Kanata North) was first settled in 1820 and became a thriving and active community of rural believers, filled with optimism. In this small rural area, the Catholic Community would erect the original log chapel (38' x 23') of the township ("Mission of March") in 1836. The chapel (enlarged in 1850), still very remote from fledgling Ottawa, would serve the community with neighbouring and travelling clergy until the turn of the century. In 1887, four years after being renamed to St. Isidore, the log chapel would give way to the present day stone church, located on the current-day site. The old log chapel is removed in Winter 1888 at a cost of $55, and the new church would cost almost $6,000, architected by Canon, M. Bouillon. The new church is to be of plough stone, more or less double the size of the log chapel, with 30-foot high side walls. The sacristy would also be of stone, 30' x 20'. It is blessed by Archbishop Joseph Thomas Duhamel of Ottawa on October 9, 1887. A 740-pound bell is added to the steeple of the church. The bell is blessed by Archbishop Duhamel and erected in 1891.