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Going to Confession when it’s Been a While

So it’s been a while… maybe you’ve fallen away from the Church and are finding your way back, or you’ve been putting it off because of guilt or the idea that your sins are “unforgivable”. The truth is that God is always ready to receive you back into a relationship with him in the sacrament of reconciliation! It is easy to associate this sacrament with guilt – but did you know that it is actually a sacrament of healing? God…

Here’s how to step up your daily prayer time

We know that we are called to spend time with the Lord every day. But, if we’re being honest with ourselves, we aren’t always fulfilling that call. If you are having a hard time getting started with a routine prayer life, this is for you! In a recent homily, Fr. Mark outlines the basic tools that you need to get started with a realistic and fulfilling prayer life. How Long should my prayer time be? If you’re just starting out…

The St. Mary’s Update | February 9, 2024

Subscribe to the Update There is always something going on at St. Mary’s! Browse news and upcoming events below. Subscribe to The St. Mary’s Update to say in-the-know with everything happening at St. Mary’s. Ash Wednesday Wednesday, February 14th | 9:00 am, 12:15 pm, and 7:00 pm Join us for Mass as we begin the season of Lent. On Ash Wednesday, we are challenged to repent of our sin and are marked with an ash cross on our forehead to…

The St. Mary’s UPdate | February 2, 2024

Subscribe to the Update There is always something going on at St. Mary’s! Browse news and upcoming events below. Subscribe to The St. Mary’s Update to say in-the-know with everything happening at St. Mary’s. News Ash Wednesday Wednesday, February 14th | 9:00 am, 12:15 pm, and 7:00 pm Join us for Mass as we begin the season of Lent. On Ash Wednesday, we are challenged to repent of our sin and are marked with an ash cross on our forehead…

The St. Mary’s Update | January 26, 2024

The St. Mary’s Update The St. Mary’s Update is our weekly newsletter featuring news and stories from St. Mary’s Parish! Subscribe now to receive The St. Mary’s Update in your inbox every Friday. Seeking His Treasures Friday, February 16th | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Saturday, February 17th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm This two-day retreat will equip you to go out and evangelize in your community! We offer a deeper understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit,…

The St. Mary’s Update | January 19, 2024

The St. Mary’s Update The St. Mary’s Update is our weekly newsletter featuring news and stories from St. Mary’s Parish! Subscribe now to receive The St. Mary’s Update in your inbox every Friday. Subscribe Night of Worship and Ministry Friday, January 26th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join us on Friday, January 26th from 7 to 9 PM for our Night of Worship and Ministry; an evening of worship, teaching, and healing. This month, Fr. Roger Vandenakker, the General…

the St. Mary’s Update | January 12, 2024

The St. Mary’s Update The St. Mary’s Update is our weekly newsletter featuring news and stories from St. Mary’s Parish! Subscribe now to receive The St. Mary’s Update in your inbox every Friday. Subscribe The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s Monday Evenings starting January 15th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Are you searching for meaning in your life? Do you ever wonder about life’s greatest questions? The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s is an open and welcoming environment to…

The St. Mary’s Update | January 5, 2024

The St. Mary’s Update The St. Mary’s Update is our weekly newsletter featuring news and stories from St. Mary’s Parish! Subscribe now to receive The St. Mary’s Update in your inbox every Friday. Subscribe The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s Monday Evenings starting January 15th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Are you searching for meaning in your life? Do you ever wonder about life’s greatest questions? The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s is an open and welcoming environment to…

The St. Mary’s Update | December 29, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update The St. Mary’s Update is our weekly newsletter featuring news and stories from St. Mary’s Parish! Subscribe now to receive The St. Mary’s Update in your inbox every Friday. Subscribe New Year’s Mass Times Join us in celebrating the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. As a reminder, this is a Holy Day of Obligation, so Catholics must go to Mass for this Solemnity in addition to their Sunday obligation. New Year’s EveDecember 31st…

The St. Mary’s Christmas Update | December 22, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update The St. Mary’s Update is our weekly newsletter featuring news and stories from St. Mary’s Parish! Subscribe now to receive The St. Mary’s Update in your inbox every Friday. Subscribe Join us for Christmas Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season at St. Mary’s! Check out our Christmas and New Year’s Mass schedule, along with information on the children’s pageant and other special events is available now at stmarysottawa.ca/christmas. Children’s Christmas Pageant December 24th | 7:00 pm…