St. John the Apostle Church
Nepean ON

K2C 0C9

Who we are

Welcome to St. John the Apostle Parish (Ottawa). Established October 8, 1966, our parish is a vibrant Catholic community which serves the Nepean area (south of Queensway, north of Hunt Club between Richmond Road and Woodroffe) through many parish ministries and activities.

Parish Mission Statement

The St. John the Apostle Parish community, inspired by the Holy Spirit, strives to witness in the presence of Christ

For more information, registration, or sacramental enquiries contact Franca Morrison at 613-829-1760.

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St. John the Apostle
2340 Baseline Road
Nepean, ON K2C 0C9
Phone: 613-829-1760
Fax: 613-829-2931
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Church Pastor

Rev. Lindsay Harrison
Rev. Lindsay Harrison
2340 Baseline Road
Nepean, ON K2C 0C9
Phone: 613-829-1760
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Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;




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St John the Apostle Parish is located in Nepean, Ontario, on the south side of Baseline Road, between Woodroffe Ave. and Greenbank Road.

Convenient Queensway (417) exits are Pinecrest from the west and Woodroffe from the east.   Edit



Mass Schedule

Sunday Eucharist

Saturday: 5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am and 10:30am

Children's Liturgy at 10:30am Mass
(September to June)

Weekday Eucharist

Tuesday to Friday at 9:00am and first Saturday of the month at 9:00am


Tuesday to Friday 8:40am

Saturdays 4:00pm - 4:30pm
and upon request


Rosary: prayed before weekday
Mass at 8:30am

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Following Tuesday morning Mass

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Altar Servers
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Finance Council
Funeral Liturgy Ministry
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History of the church

In the 1960's, Ottawa's population growth began spilling over into Nepean's north-east quadrant, placing increasing demands on the Our Lady of Fatima and St. Martin de Porres parishes. In supporting a re-definition of parish boundaries, Archbishop Lemieux established St. John the Apostle (SJA) Parish on October 8, 1966 and appointed Fr. John Whelan as founding pastor.

On October 16, 1966, the SJA Parish's first mass was celebrated in St. Raymond's School's gymnasium on Fellows Road. Sunday masses continued there while weekday masses were held in a small chapel in Fr. Whelan’s home on Southwood Drive. In September 1968, ground breaking took place on the former National Capital Commission property. In February 1968, construction began based on a design that SJA’s architect, Roger D’Astous, had previously created for the Paroisse de l’Enfant-Jésus in Tracy, Quebec.

On August 10, 1969, the first mass was celebrated in the new church on Baseline Road. On the Feast of St. John the Apostle (December 27, 1969), Archbishop Plourde and Fr. Whelan formally celebrated the blessing of the church and consecration of the altar.
In its history, the parish has organized countless activities and events with the help of so many parishioners, some of whom became priests and deacons. In September 1987, a parish newspaper, “Parish Life at St. John the Apostle” began publication to profile the many activities, and events taking place in our community, including those involving St. Brigid’s Summer Camp. On November 26, 1989, mass was celebrated by new Archbishop Gervais and televised on CBC’s Meeting Place. On May 7, 1992, the first meeting of parish volunteers took place for the Morrison Gardens Food Bank. On April 24, 2016, a 50th anniversary gala dinner was held with Bishop Reisbeck, Father Kerslake (Episcopal Vicar), Father Lindsay Harrison (current pastor), former pastors, and many parishioners, including founding members.

Changes to the church property have also been made over the years to enhance the worship space, meeting areas, rectory, and parking. For instance, on April 27, 1975, a light fixture above the tabernacle in the shape of three tongues of fire symbolizing the Trinity was donated. In 1980, offices were added. On October 6, 1988, a ceramic status of the Madonna and Child was installed in celebration of the Marian Year. In December 1991, the front entrance way to the church was enclosed to create a “glass house”. In 1999, the side entrance was extended. In 2007 and 2015, more accessible parking spaces were designated. In 2012, significant renovations took place to the church, including the Main Hall. On October 16, 2016, the 50th anniversary mass was celebrated by Archbishop Prendergast and a new baptismal font was blessed to welcome new Catholics to the faith community and remind us all of our baptismal call to evangelize as reflected in our mission statement: “The St. John the Apostle parish community, inspired by the Holy Spirit, strives to witness to the presence of Christ.”   Edit

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