On August 17, 2019 a Satanic black mass was held in Ottawa’s Koven restaurant near Notre Dame Cathedral. On the initiative of Michael Dopp, founder of the New Evangelization Summit, about 200 Catholics gathered at Notre Dame Cathedral on Sussex Ave. in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Archbishop Prendergast was there along with Auxiliary Bishop Guy Desrochers of Cornwall. Arch. Prendergast blessed the faithful and half of the group entered the Cathedral for Adoration with Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck. Several Sisters of the Queenship of Mary were in attendance at the Cathedral. Several young adults/teens were in attendance including members of NET Canada – One member Cameron Turner mentioned he was there with his cell phone as his wife was overdue expecting their 2nd child.+
The other half of the group surrounded the nearby Koven Restaurant where the 1st Canadian Black Mass was held. Several priests under the leadership of Fr. Matthew Chojna of Pakenham. Fr. Chojna blessed salt which was distributed to the faithful who walked around the block praying the rosary and sprinkling the blessed salt. Many of the priests in cassocks prayed with large Crucifixes in their hands.