Parent Portal for Report Card Access

posted Jun 13, 2020, 6:29 AM by Stephen Gay

OCSB Learning Technologies is introducing the parent portal. This tool will allow parents to access their children’s report cards online, in addition to other student information.

A phone call was sent to all families on June 12th with missing email addresses, asking them to go to to complete a form and provide contact information. Next week, all parents will receive an email instructing them how to create an account to access the portal. Additional staff have been hired to provide support to parents during this initiative.  Look for the email next week. Thank you.

First Communion Letter from Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

posted May 25, 2020, 7:55 AM by Stephen Gay

Spring 2020

To you, dear child waiting for your First Communion,

In the past few weeks, your life and your parish’s life is very different.  I am writing to you because you were going to make First Holy Communion
around this time. You can certainly see why we have to delay this special event.  When we do come back to church, your parish priest will announce a new date for your First Holy Communion.  In the meantime, I invite you to pray each day in order to prepare yourself for
this special meeting with Jesus.

God bless you and your family.

✠Terrence Prendergast, S.J.
Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall

Confirmation Letter from Archbishop Terrence Prendergast

posted May 25, 2020, 7:52 AM by Stephen Gay

Pentecost, May 31, 2020

Dearest Confirmation Candidates,

The restrictions of the pandemic have sadly postponed the celebration of your Confirmation. With your parish priest, your teachers and family, I share in your disappointment. And we all eagerly look forward to that joyful day when it will be possible to anoint you and to seal you with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Be assured that that day will come in the early fall or perhaps a little bit later.  In the meantime, remember that since your Baptism the Spirit of God lives within you—always ready to guide, encourage, comfort and challenge you. The Holy Spirit gives you courage to face today’s difficult situations. You are never alone! 

Spend time with the Holy Spirit in prayer and ask Him to fill you with his peace.  Dear young people, we are praying for you. You are special followers of Christ, precious witnesses of the love of God in an anxious world. Jesus wants to confirm you so you can be his ambassadors in our world today. Be steadfast as you continue on your journey of faith toward Confirmation and the incredible life God has planned for you!

We miss your smiling faces and truly desire to see you soon!

✠Terrence Prendergast, S.J.
Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall

Virtual Meet for Frank Ryan Students (students going into grade 7)

posted May 13, 2020, 6:57 AM by Stephen Gay   [ updated May 20, 2020, 5:31 AM ]

There will be virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 26th at 10 a.m. for students who wish to attend Frank Ryan in the fall.  Click on the link below to attend the meeting. 

Confirmation Postponed at St. John the Apostle

posted Apr 8, 2020, 6:15 AM by Stephen Gay

Due to the measures taken for the Coronavirus, the Archbishop has asked that all Confirmations be postponed. Therefore the scheduled Confirmation at St. John the Apostle on May 12th with Archbishop Prendergast will be rescheduled at a later date. Thank you for your understanding and we remain united in prayer.

Fire Safety Presentations You Can Do at Home

posted Apr 2, 2020, 8:51 AM by Stephen Gay

In our period of distancing and isolation, we thought that perhaps your students could benefit from some fire safety activities that they can do at home and online.




JK – Grade 2


This website breaks it down by grade.

Please join us in Prayer at 3 p.m.

posted Mar 31, 2020, 8:02 AM by Stephen Gay

The following prayer was developed by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast and Rabbi Bulka, two religious leaders in the Ottawa region. It’s gaining much support from other religious communities as well. Join us in saying this prayer at 3:00 pm today. The prayer can also be said anytime during the COVID-19 crisis.

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How to Sign Your Son or Daughter into Their Gmail Account

posted Mar 28, 2020, 6:24 AM by Stephen Gay

Sign into My Instruction

#1 Go to a Google Search Page

At the top right corner says Gmail- click on this

**if you are using Gmail yourself if will say use different user

#2 Next screen you will be asked to sign in-

Very important to clear everything to start and type 

 child’s username:

#3 Enter child’s password

#4 You will now see a Google Search Page At the top left there is a house -click on it will take you to OCSB Page

#5  You will be on OCSB page now select K to 6- at top 

#6 Now on YOUR student page- top row you can select Gmail, Hapara, & Drive

Message from Father Lindsay at Saint John the Apostle

posted Mar 23, 2020, 3:43 PM by Stephen Gay

t is with sadness that I share with you the difficult but necessary decision Archbishop Terrence Prendergast made today (Monday, March 23).  I quote:   

“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.”


St John the Apostle Church will therefore be closed until further notice. 


It is in times like these that we must all look out for one another. Reach out by telephone to those who could use a friendly voice to talk to.  And remember, social distancing does not equal spiritual distancing.  There are plenty of internet sites where you can participate in daily masses and find inspirational talks.  A list of some schedules for TV masses can be found on our website.


On the Archdiocesan website ( the Archbishop has posted some “Thoughts in the Time of COVID-19.” Simply scroll down and click on the image of his Coat of Arms.  He plans to post daily messages to keep in touch.


My own private masses and daily prayers are being offered up for all of you.  I will video record a weekly homily/reflection to be posted on our Facebook page on Sundays.  

Please forward this message to anyone you think might be interested or impacted.  Thank you.

God bless.


Fr Lindsay Harrison


St John the Apostle Parish

Learning From Home: Links to Resources

posted Mar 21, 2020, 7:00 AM by Stephen Gay

There are two links posted below.  One is a list of resources and ideas for learning in each subject area.  The second is specific to French.  Our staff will be contacting you directly over the course of this week.  

Resources for home from Saint John XXXIII 

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