Helena Szakowski |

St. Mary’s Pro-Life Ministry communicates parish opportunities to actively participate in annual events locally, i.e., National March for Life, Life Chain, and 40 Days for Life campaigns, as well as directs inquiries to spiritual, educational, political, and social support resources regarding life issues.

Songs for Life: Pro-lIfe Coffee House

Tuesday, May 7th | 7:00 pm | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

As part of March for Life week, Campaign Life Coalition along with St. Mary’s Parish is hosting their second annual Songs for Life coffee house. Enjoy an intimate evening of live music from local musicians and artists and refreshments all while supporting a great cause. Join us on May 7th at 7pm at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall (100 Young Street). Admission is free with a baby item or donation or a free will offering.

National March for Life

Thursday, May 9th

The theme for this year’s 27th National March for Life in Ottawa is “I Will Never Forget You”. View the full schedule from May 5 to 10 inclusive at march for Join the Parliament Hill Rally on May 9th at 12:30 PM, followed by the march through Ottawa streets at 1:30 PM. See also details about the Rose Dinner Gala the same evening, and the Youth Summit the following day.

Action Life: Hike for Life

Saturday, April 27

Action Life’s 35th Annual Hike for Life – 5 km route along part of the Rideau Canal takes place Saturday, April 27th. This is a major fundraiser for Ottawa’s pro-life educational resources group, rain or shine. Registration takes place from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 27th, in St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 95 Somerset St. West. This is a fun event for the whole family featuring refreshments and prizes. Pledge forms are available at entrances to the church, and at the pro-life bulletin board in the church hall. If you are unable to participate, please consider supporting Helena Szakowski, our parish’s lead hiker. Pledges of $15.00 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. For more information, visit or email Helena at