News Update: 2021.04.09

News Update: 2021.04.09

Stay-At-Home Order Updates!  Starting April 8th, 2021

Starting at 12:01am on April 8, 2021. The stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes. It will last 28 days.

Starting April 8, religious services (includes Mass), weddings and funerals (and baptisms) continue to be limited to 15% of capacity (including priest and volunteers) indoors with physical distancing and compliance with rules on face coverings as long as we are in a Provincial Emergency.

Easter Season Mass Times

Weekly Mass Times:  Monday – Saturday at 9:00 AM in the Parish at a capacity limit of 80 People 15% of capacity (including priest and volunteers)

Weekend Mass Times:

  • Saturday – 5:00 PM outdoor Mass (No registration required)
  • Sunday – 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM (15% capacity. Registration required)

Sunday Mass registration opens Tuesday. 

Office Hours

St. Mary’s Parish office is closed for the duration of the stay at home order. The office will provide assistance on a curb-side model of service. Please call or email to make an appointment 

Contact the office for assistance 613.728.9811 or office@stmarysottawa.ca

Eucharistic Adoration 

Tuesday – Friday (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Hour of Divine Mercy

Join us for at the Hour of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 11th, at 3:00 PM. Registration will be through Flocknote Email and the St Mary’s Parish Website. Registration will open at 7:00PM on Friday April 9th and close Saturday April 10th at 12:00PM https://stmarysottawa.ca/mass-registration/There is a capacity limit of 80 people including those in ministry.

Vaccination

Residents age 60 and over (born in or before 1961) can begin booking appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine to access the provincial booking system or call the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week.

Archbishop Marcel Damphousse wrote an enlightening article regarding vaccinations. Click here.

Stay at Home Order

On April 7, 2021 the Province of Ontario announced a third Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-home order to address the COVID-19 crisis.

They come into effect starting at 12:01am on April 8, 2021. The stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes. It will last 28 days.

Parishioners are encouraged to adhere to this directive to remain home with exceptions for essential purposes.

Starting April 8, religious services (includes Mass), weddings and funerals (and baptisms) continue to be limited to 15% of capacity (including priest and volunteers) indoors with physical distancing and compliance with rules on face coverings as long as we are in a Provincial Emergency.

In some places, health officials have expressed concern regarding the faithful congregating in or around the church before or after services in large numbers.
– arrival and dismissal should be co-ordinated in such a fashion to ensure large groups do not congregate.

Happy Easter!  

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.”The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

Thank you for your donations!

We want to thank all of you who have been donating and contributing to St. Mary’s Parish!

For those that currently donate through envelopes we ask you to switch to Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD), Debit Card, or Credit Card donations, at least until Sunday Masses resume. Please call the Parish Office at 613.728.9811 to switch your donations to one of the methods described above. 

St. Mary’s Now Accepts US & International Donations! Click here for more details.

Cash or Cheque Donation?
To make a donation by cheque please mail the cheque to St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young Street Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3P7.  To make a donation with cash please contact the office at 613 728 9811

Please pray for our faithful Team Extreme Volunteers  Thank you for your incredible service. You are greatly appreciated. 

St. Mary’s Isolated and Vulnerable Parishioners

St. Mary’s is prepared to help parishioners, especially those that are isolated or vulnerable, to get through this difficult time. We have volunteers that are ready to help with acquiring essential items like food or medications. We are also available for  prayer over the phone, or regular calls just to check-In at 613.728.9811

Team Extreme

A call to younger people between the ages of 18 – 49 yrs old, ideally with a vehicle and who are less at risk – To respond to these extreme times – willing and able to serve the isolated and vulnerable with simple but essential tasks like picking up groceries. medication, or similar duties. To volunteer, please call the office at 613.728.9811 for assistance.