News Update: 2021.05.14

News Update: 2021.05.14

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Dear Parishioners,

Today Friday, May 14, Father Ken Lao will perform a funeral Mass for his parents from St. Mary’s, starting at 9:00 pm EDT (9:00 am Saturday, May 15 Manila Time). You are invited to join us online for this solemn event, starting at 8:45 pm, as we show tribute videos for Amado and Lusing Lao King.

Click here to join the funeral Mass.

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

Date: May 22, 2021 
Time: 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 ( on May 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;  

Pentecost Novena – Holy Hour

Let us invoke the Holy Spirit as we pray together to set our hearts on fire!

Join St. Mary’s for our Pentecost Novena-Holy Hour, to be livestreamed beginning on Friday May 14th at 7pm and concluding on Saturday May 22 at 7:00PM in conjunction with our Night of Worship and Ministry Pentecost Vigil, in anticipation of Pentecost Sunday.

Click here for the Novena to the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost Virtual Retreat – Fire in the Upper Zoom Room Replay

Led by Frs. Allan MacDonald, Ben St. Croix, and Francis Ching, we journey to the great feast of Pentecost. Join us from May 18-20 for a replay of our 2020 Pentecost Mission. *Watch it live or later.  

Date: May 18, 19, 20
Time: 7-8:30 p.m. EDT 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

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:


Discover your true identity and destiny as a beloved child of God. This two-day “Freedom In Christ” conference takes place Saturday, May 29, and Saturday, June 5, from 9:00 am to noon (worship starts each day at 8:30am)

Click here for more information.

“Come and See” If You Are Called To Consecrated Life

The Community Servants of the Cross is hosting a VIRTUAL “Come and See” May 27-29 for young single women who are discerning whether they are called to the consecrated life.  Register by Monday May 24th. 

Click here for more information.

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.

World Communications Day

In Canada, World Communications Day will be celebrated on 16 May 2021, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Click here for the Pope’s Message for the 2021 World Communications Day. 

Click here to read the Pope’s message.

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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