News Update: 2021.05.21

News Update: 2021.05.21

Dear Parishioners,

As you might know, the Ontario government has extended the pandemic stay-at-home order until June 2, 2021.

During this time, all religious services (including Mass, weddings, funerals, and baptisms) continue to be limited to 10 people, indoors or outdoors, with physical distancing and compliance with masking rules.

St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council joins Archbishop Damphousse in calling on all Catholics to continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols while the stay-at-home order is in place. 

We encourage parishioners to read the latest directive from the Archdiocese on pandemic protocols, which can be found for download here.

Outdoor Confessions

Every Saturday 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM If Rain – Indoor Confessions in the Hall

Pentecost Novena-Holy Hour

Let us invoke the Holy Spirit as we pray together to set our hearts on fire! Our Pentecost Novena-Holy Hour livestream continues tonight (May21) at 7:00 pm ET and concludes tomorrow night (May 22at 7:00 pm ET, in conjunction with our Night of Worship and Ministry Pentecost Vigil, in anticipation of Pentecost this Sunday.

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

Come join us ONLINE @ St. Mary’s Parish Ottawa YouTube Channel or the St. Mary’s Parish Facebook page on May 22 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing, and Eucharistic Adoration.

Pentecost Mission

Receive The Holy Spirit! Join Renewal Ministries for four weekly Mission Sessions, evenings from 8:00 to 9:15 pm in May and June. Speakers include Ralph Martin, Pete Burak, Peter Herbeck, and Dr. Mary Healy. Registration is required


Freedom In Christ 2 Day Conference 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 8:30 am.) Click here for the Website & Registration

“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. To register by Monday, May 24th please contact Sr. Michael Penelope Nguyen, SC at 613.729.8710 or

Multiply Conference

Archbishop Damphousse is encouraging clergy members and engaged parishioners to consider attending CCO’s upcoming virtual conference, “Multiply.” Multiply is a parish and ministry-focused conference dedicated to inspiring and equipping leaders in building movements of evangelization. Through  keynotes speakers and workshops, participants will hear from experts leading movements in their own parishes and dioceses across Canada and the USA. Discussions are practical in nature and aimed at learning how to intentionally accompany others, grow a missionary culture, develop the capacity of the leaders around you, and build a multiplying missionary movement. The conference takes place online on Fri., June 4, 7:30-9:30 pm, & Sat., June 5, 11am-8pm, with breaks in between. Info & registration at Cost: $80. Groups of 15 people or more qualify for a 15% discount by contacting

Pray for an End to the Pandemic

Let Us Implore the Protection of Mary: Pope Francis has asked the entire Church to offer up the daily Rosary in May for an end to the pandemic. 30 shrines worldwide have been designed to help us pray, each saying the Rosary in their language. 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:

Campaign for Freedom of Conscience Rights

Healthcare professionals need our prayers and support. The federal government is about to expand assisted suicide across Canada. Many healthcare professionals with moral convictions are being pushed out of their profession by provincial health regulators. I invite you to visit the website for the Coalition for Health Care and Conscience where you can send an email directly to the Ontario government

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