News Update: 2021.06.04

News Update: 2021.06.04

Operation Testify

June 14 – July 2, 2021 “What is your story?”

“Do you know the story of your initial conversion to Christ? Have you ever had someone help you write it out? Would you be able to deliver it clearly and simply? Then “Operation Testify” could be for you!

“Catholic Christian Outreach is coming to work with us here at St Mary’s for three weeks this summer. They will be offering skilled testimony training starting the week of June 14th. We are very excited to see God glorified through this mission!” 

If you are interested in participating in Operation Testify, please fill out this brief questionnaire: https://forms.gle/hQQmv4VqrxPsCEat8.

Fr. Ken’s Ordination Anniversary

Join Fr. Ken Lao as he celebrates the Sixth Anniversary of his Priesthood this Sunday (June 6) at 9AM EDT. Father Ken will be sharing some highlights and Q&A with you. 

Click here to join on YouTube.

Join Us – 1 in the Spirit

Join Us as “1 In The Spirit” 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

New Youth Ministry Website

Check out our new youth ministry website at https://en.archoc.ca/youth-ministry, featuring events, resources and groups for youth, young adults and parents. Find a youth or young adult group online or in your area! 

For more info, please contact Andriano De Luca at adeluca@archottawa.ca

Stewardship Tip Sheet

The Pastoral Team of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall has created this Stewardship Tip Sheet for our parishes. There are ideas, tools and approaches for the continued development of stewardship. This will ensure that our parishes can remain focused on evangelizing and helping those in need. Download here.

Celebrating the Year of St. Joseph

Resources from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: Available online at https://www.cccb.ca/evangelization-catechesis-catholic-education/celebrating-the-year-of-saint-joseph/

The resources include the official prayer card (to download), prayers, litanies, and devotions, Consecration to Saint Joseph, Church documents, Patris Corde guided video reflections and much more  

The Archbishop’s Statement on the Discovery of the Remains of 215 Children in Kamloops

Click here to download the Archbishop’s statement.