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Our Pastor

**June 12, 2022: Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC will replace Fr. Bill during his medical leave


Our Lady of the Visitation Priest - Father Patrick (Bill) Penney
Ordained in 1987, Father Bill has been actively involved in parishes both within the city of Ottawa and the valley. He has travelled extensively including pilgrimages to Rome and Ireland. Father Bill has also provided spiritual support to hospital patients and their families and is currently serving as the RC Chaplain to the Ottawa Police Services for a 3-year term. Father Bill celebrates Mass at area schools and seniors’ care centres. As pastor at Our Lady of the Visitation, he regularly does home visits. For more information or to arrange a visit please call the office at 613-822-2197

Our Deacon

Deacon Patrick McNulty was ordained a permanent deacon by Archbishop Marcel Gervais on June 25, 1999, and appointed to Our Lady of the Visitation Parish. Deacon Pat and his wife Mireille, of 37 years, live in Orleans and bring their mix of Irish and French backgrounds to serve in the Parish. They have five daughters and one son and a growing number of grandchildren. Deacon Patrick, an accountant by profession, retired from the Federal Public Service in 1998 after 33 years of service.

Personal Message

After many years of discernment and prayer, and with the agreement of my wife Mireille, I was accepted by Archbishop Gervais to be ordained as a permanent deacon.  read more ...

Office Hours 

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1200 p.m; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  The office is closed from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

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Emergency Contact

In case of an emergency outside of regular office hours, please call 613-822-3836.

Weekly Bulletin

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OLV Brochure

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Parishioners are invited to offer financial support to our parish by:

  • Pre-Authorized Giving (monthly)  Learn more    Apply Now
  • Boxed Envelopes - weekly
  • Blue Envelopes – monthly donations to the mortgage fund


We encourage new parishioners to register to join our parish community.  We also invite existing parishioners to update their registration to ensure your family information remains correct.
You can register using the online form or download and print the registration form and drop it in the collection basket at Mass.



Our Lady of the Visitation Church services a very active community, with one of the fastest growth records in Ontario.

Within our area lie several new and developing housing projects, including Greely West, Greely, Rideau Forest, Riverside South, Albion Sun Vista, Emerald Creek, Findlay Creek, Creekside, Hawthorne Forest, Orchard View Estates, Sunset Lakes, Shadow Ridge, South Pointe, Woodstream, Greely Apple Orchard, and the Quinn Farm.

Over the next 4 years, our population is projected to increase by 45,100, and by 2021 -- to 75,450. Our Lady of the Visitation is positioning itself to welcome this growth with "state of the art" facilities in a rural setting, drenched with history! New families will find that their spiritual and community needs will be met and surpassed at this "DESTINATION LOCATION" at 5338 Bank St.--just North of Mitch Owens Rd.


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