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About Us​

Welcome to Our Lady Of The Visitation Church located in south Ottawa. Established in 1845, our parish community today extends a warm welcome to our new Catholic neighbours as well as those seeking spiritual refuge.

Come – join us. Be a part of our parish community.

Our Mission

“The name of Jesus will be glorified in the parish of Our Lady of the Visitation.”

Through the wisdom of the Holy Spirit we will discover and develop the gifts Jesus has bestowed upon us.

We invite all people to know, love and serve Christ and proclaim his Gospel.

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Our History

This beautiful stone church of Our Lady of the Visitation with its towering steeple, reaching as it were for the skies, stands as a monumental memorial to our forefathers. 

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Restoration

Over the past several years, hundreds of dedicated volunteers have been involved in a dramatic restoration effort at Our Lady of the Visitation, with a commitment to preserving the beauty and history of the church while performing the necessary upgrades throughout the church.  Learn more

Our Team

Pastor: Fr. Matthew Brunet

Contact Fr. Matthew:  pastor@olvottawa.ca

Deacon: Patrick McNulty

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 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 Public Service in 2020.