News Update: 2021.05.07

News Update: 2021.05.07

Dear Parishioners,

It is with profound sadness that we announce that both parents of our Associate Pastor Ken Lao — Lusing Lao King and Amado King — passed away from COVID-19 in the Philippines earlier this week.

If you would like to leave a note or prayer of condolence for Father Ken and his family, you may do so at the website for his father’s obituary ( and the website for his mother’s obituary (

Live streaming of the funeral service for Fr. Ken’s parents will be available for the public through St. Mary’s Ottawa YouTube Channel ( on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. EDT (Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Manila Time).

O sweet mother Mary, who knew the sadness of mourning those your heart loved most, Jesus your Son, and Joseph your devoted spouse, pray for Father Ken and his family in their time of loss. Amen. 

Important: Archbishop Damphousse’s April 25 Pandemic Message 

St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council encourages all 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.”


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

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

For more information, please contact: Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720;  

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?

1IS logistics, April to July 2021:

  • 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 7:30pm. Join 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 8564 Passcode: 895035

The Companions of the Cross Foundation Day 

They’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.

Encounter School of Ministry Ottawa Campus:

A two-day event on May 14th – 15th 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:

National March For Life 2021

May 9 – 16, 2021. Visit for up-to-date information & virtual links to the National March for Life events. EWTN is offering live coverage of March, Thurs., May 13, 11:30 – 2:30 pm ( and the Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral at 10:30 am, celebrated by Archbishop Damphousse with greetings from Cardinal Collins and Archbishop Lépine. Click here for more info!

Let Us Implore the Protection of Mary

Pope Francis has asked the entire Church to offer up the Daily Rosary in this month of May dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary for an end to the pandemic. Throughout the month, 30 shrines worldwide have been designed to help us pray, saying the Rosary in their language, with intentions related to the pandemic. On May 23 the Rosary will be recited at Notre Dame du Cap in Trois-Rivières

Full list of the Shrines and the intentions at Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization: Recordings available on the Vatican You Tube link: 

‘I therefore invite the parishes, movements and Catholic associations of our diocese to encourage their faithful to a Marian devotion during the month of May.’ -Archbishop Damphousse:

Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall – Protocol and Procedures for Cases of Alleged Abuse and Misconduct:

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall including its parishes, is committed to the protection of all who are within its spiritual and physical care, especially vulnerable people. Abuse of another person is contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church and is always wrong. 

To access the full document:

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