News Update: 2021.05.28

News Update: 2021.05.28

Update on COVID-19 Restrictions

Dear Parishioners, 

On May 20, the province of Ontario released its “Roadmap to Reopen” from the pandemic stay-at-home order. The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall has reviewed the Roadmap and has sent a notice to all parishes regarding protocols for Masses, funerals, weddings, and baptisms.

We are hoping that indoor Masses will be permitted, to a maximum of 15% capacity, before mid-July.

We invite you to read the archdiocesan letter about the Roadmap on the parish website. St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council, in concert with the Archdiocese, continues to call on all Catholics to observe the provincial COVID-19 protocols.

Please Note: There will be a Special Collection this weekend for Pastoral works of the Holy Father 

Outdoor Confessions

Outdoor confessions are every Saturday, in the church parking lot from 4:00 to 4:45 PM. If it is raining, indoor Confessions in the Hall

Join us as “1 in the Spirit” every second Sunday @2pm

1IS – Singles 35 and up gather every second Sunday at 2:00 pm. 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. Find us on St Mary’s Flocknote. Zoom Coordinates for online 1IS gatherings  … https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88212528564?pwd=REtNMHMrUUxoVmZaeU1McEhMazhQdz09

Meeting ID: 882 1252 8564

Passcode: 895035

Find your local dial-in number: https://us02webzoom.us/u/kb00IKfrij 

1IS schedule Summer 2021:

  • Sunday June 6 ONLINE: 2:00pm Peace and gratitude reflections
  • Sunday June 20 OUTDOOR. 2:00pm  Picnic at Dow’s Lake
  • Sunday July 11 OUTDOOR. 2:00pm Ordinary Time – Patio Gathering
  • Sunday July 25 OUTDOOR. 2:00pm Ordinary Time 
  • Summer break July31 to September 5 2021

For more information contact Christine Anne at: envirosmith1@gmail.com 

Pentecost Mission: 

Receive The Holy Spirit!

Join Renewal Ministries for four weekly Mission Sessions, evenings 8:00 – 9:15 pm EDT in May and June. 

Speakers include Ralph Martin, Pete Burak, Peter Herbeck, and Dr. Mary Healy. Registration is required.

Unbound

“Freedom In Christ” Two-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 EDT (worship starts each day at 8:30 am).

Click here for more information.

Multiply 

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)’s Virtual 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 Friday, June 4, 7:30-9:30 pm EDT and Saturday, June 5, 11:00 am-8:00 pm EDT with breaks in between. Info & registration at www.cco.ca/multiply. Cost: $80. Groups of 15 people or more qualify for a 15% discount by contacting multiply@cco.ca. 

St. Mary’s Website Offline for Maintenance

The St. Mary’s website will be offline for maintenance and updating, from overnight Sunday, May 30, until Monday morning, May 31, for what is expected to be less than 24 hours.

St. Basil’s Parish’s Conversations for our Times Webinar Series

Everyone and Everything Connected: Pope Francis’s Vision for Our World with Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ
Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:30 – 4:30

Building on Pope Francis’s two encyclical letters Laudato si’ and Fratelli tutti, Cardinal Czerny invites us to consider what they have to say to us as a parish, to the Church in Canada, and beyond.

Pope Francis’s encyclicals encourage us to become aware of our profound connectedness. What is our sense of connectedness?  What are our dreams for the future and for our planet? Let us listen and discuss with Cardinal Czerny, who has been directly involved with the publication and follow-up of these major encyclical letters.

Cardinal Czerny has been involved with issues of social justice and human rights for forty years in Canada, Latin America and Africa. For the past five years, he has worked with Pope Francis on the important issues of migrants and refugees; he also played a significant role in the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

To join the webinar, please use the link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86706036501?pwd=M3JSNktnLzlSR0lPNGw5YkoxTGg2dz09

Passcode: 535413
Or One tap mobile : 

Canada: +16473744685,,86706036501#,,,,*535413#  or +16475580588,,86706036501#,,,,*535413# 

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

Canada: +1 647 374 4685  or +1 647 558 0588  or +1 778 907 2071  or +1 204 272 7920  or +1 438 809 7799  or +1 587 328 1099 
US: +1 346 248 7799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799 

Webinar ID: 867 0603 6501
Passcode: 535413
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdlkKhVyzY