News Update: 2021.04.30

News Update: 2021.04.30

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend, we are cancelling the 7:30AM Mass on Sunday. There will be an outdoor Mass this Sunday at 9:00AM & 11:00AM. Next week we will have an outdoor weekday Mass at 9:00AM Tuesday to Friday. 

Fr. Mark Goring, CC

Outdoor Confessions

Every Saturday from 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Important: Archbishop Damphousse’s April 25 Pandemic Message 

St. Mary’s Parish encourages parishioners to read our Archbishop’s April 25 letter about continuing to respect COVID-19 restrictions, and to join in his invitation for us to be bearers of hope during this pandemic.

“I believe that we must work together as a Church with our government leaders to fight this pandemic. Even if we don’t like the restrictions, I believe it is essential that we take the necessary steps to save the lives of those in our families, parishes and communities.”

The Archbishop’s letter has been posted to our website. You can read his letter and all letter in its entirety here.

Join the Technology Ministry

Over the past year our Parish has seen tremendous growth and blessing through our technology-based ministries. Now, we need your help! St. Mary’s is looking for committed volunteers, especially young adults, who would like to be a part of our tech ministries, including sound, slides, and video. You do not need to be a techy person – just open to learning and serving.

All volunteers will be fully trained. To sign-up, send an email to Zac and John at

The Companions of the Cross are going to celebrate Foundation Day all week this year!

 From May 3 – May 7 we’ll be releasing great content from Companions of the Cross priests celebrating and reflecting on the Community, Fr. Bob, and our Foundation Day keep an eye on our website for content. On Friday, May 7th we will celebrate Foundation Day with a live-stream Mass said by Fr. Roger Vandenakker on Friday, May 7th at 9 a.m. it will be available on St. Mary’s YouTube page:

Night of Worship and Ministry – St. Mary’s Parish Pentecost Vigil

As we worship, see the Lord minister to His people in power!

May 22, 2021 7-9:30 pm
Come join us ONLINE @ St. Mary’s Parish Ottawa YouTube Channel or Facebook ( on May 22, 2021 (7-9:30 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing, and Eucharistic Adoration. 

Theme: Encountering the Holy Spirit. Speaker: Sr. Anna Chan, Foundress and General Superior of the Servants of the Cross; and Director of the Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus. 
For more information, please contact: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720;  

National March For Life 2021

One in the Spirit Revised Schedule: 

Join 1IS Sundays @2pm
We invite the Holy Spirit and profess our love for God in a safe and loving environment. In unity, we praise the Lord and give thanks for each other. Singles 35+ can sign up to receive 1IS updates on St Mary’s Flocknote.

Join 1IS on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 416 014 2891
Passcode: TheSpirit
Find your local dial-in number:
Please bring your Bible
For Zoom information please sign up for the 1IS Flocknote @
Questions about 1IS? Comments? Please phone or text Christine Anne Smith: 902-818-4549

1IS logistics, April to July 2021:

  • Sunday April 25, 2021 ONLINE: 2:00pm Peace be with you talk
  • Sunday May 9, 2021 ONLINE: 2:00pm How to call on the Holy Spirit
  • Friday May 14 to Saturday May 22 ONLINE: 7:00pm Holy Spirit Novena
  • Sunday May 23, 2021 OUTDOOR: 2:00pm Whitsun 2021. Holy Spirit Walk
  • Sunday June 6, 2021 ONLINE: 2:00pm Peace and gratitude reflections
  • Sunday June 20, 2021. OUTDOOR. 2:00pm Gratefulness Picnic at Dows Lake
  • Sunday July 11, 2021,OUTDOOR. 2:00pm Faith is alive in Ordinary Time – Patio.
Novena for Pentecost Preparation

He will bring you salvation and joy. Friday May 14 to Saturday May 22, each evening from 7:00pm to 7:30pmJoin us ONLINE for the Holy Spirit Novena! Friends, family, acquaintances can join us. All are welcome! Hosted by One In the Spirit on ZOOM Meeting ID: 882 1252 8564Passcode: 895035

Encounter School of Ministry Ottawa Campus

A two-day event that provides the foundations for you to be equipped to hear God’s voice more clearly for yourself and the world around you through training and activation of the prophetic gifts of the Holy Spirit in your life. Based on the curriculum of the Encounter School of Ministry. Attendee cost: $45 USD; Priest, Religious, and Seminarian Cost: $25 USD. Register: Inquiries: