News Update: 2021-07-09

News Update: 2021-07-09

Dear Parishioners,

St. Mary’s Parish has made more pews available for people to attend Mass, while still ensuring we are able to maintain adequate social distancing and stay within capacity limits. We ask that you continue to be aware of your social distancing especially upon entry and exit of the church.  

Sunday Masses will be as follows:

  • Saturday 5 p.m. – Outdoor, no registration required.
  • Sunday 9 a.m., & 11 a.m., – Indoor, registration required. A “registration open” email will be sent out on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.

9 & 11 a.m. Mass will be broadcast through the radio frequency 88.3 and can be heard within 300m anywhere around the church. Participants will be able to receive the Holy Eucharist at the conclusion of Mass. 

Listen Everywhere

Now available for the hearing impaired to enjoy hearing Mass from their Personal Mobile device. Use the QR Codes available from the corkboard in the vestibule to simplify the process of connecting to your Wi-Fi network, download the app, or connect directly to Wi-Fi network audio.

Please note: 

The elevator is being repaired. It is not available to gain access to the church or bathroom. It is likely the elevator will be repaired for next weekend

The Parish office will be closed to the public and working on a curbside model of service at least until the province of Ontario enters Step 3.

Outdoor Confessions

Every Saturday from 4:00 pm tp 4:45 pm in the church parking lot. If it is raining, indoor Confessions in the Hall.

New to St. Mary’s Website 

Join us LIVE at St. Mary’sVisit https://stmarysottawa.ca/live/ to stay connected with daily Mass and many live events.

The Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus 

The Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus is now accepting registration for Fall 2021. The school offers a dynamic 2-year, once-a-week training program designed to teach, equip and activate you in the full supernatural lifestyle of Jesus so that you can walk with God in intimacy and demonstrate His love and power to the world around you!

For inquiries: ottawa@encounterschool.org 
To register: https://encounterschool.org/apply/

Encounter School of Ministry (Ottawa Campus) – Summer Intensive

You’re invited to our remote and/or in person Summer Intensive (July 26-29, 6:30-9:30 pm each night). The content covered includes Identity and Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts, Inner Healing & Freedom. Presenters: Sr. Anna Chan, Fr. Francis Donnelly, Natalia Lacar, Sr. Melinda Schenher, and Chris Keyes, with Worship leader Chris Zettel.

Standard Admission: $40 (CAD)
To register: https://encounterottawa.regfox.com/encounter-ottawa-2021…
For inquiries: ottawa@encounterschool.org

A senior has requested that someone accompany her once a week on short walks 

(no longer than 20 to 30 minutes) up and down her street (she lives one block from Carling and Pinecrest in the west end).  She has not had much exercise since the pandemic began and feels this would greatly benefit her physical and mental health.  Please let the office know if you are interested in providing this help.

Also looking for volunteer drivers to bring the same Lady to Sunday Mass. Registration Guaranteed.

The Innercity Arts Program Is Looking For Volunteers

The Innercity Arts Program at Ottawa Innercity Ministries is looking for volunteers to contribute to our meal train. These readily prepared meals are to be dropped off for Wednesday and Thursday youth programs. If you are interested in donating meals, please register and find more information via the meal train link below.

https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/3ly7z8

Innercity Arts provides a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for at-risk and street-involved youth aged 16-32. This program provides an opportunity for these youth to engage and create visual and musical arts while developing a sense of community and personal-growth. This program allows these youth to express themselves through art while obtaining social resources and mentorships. At the end of each art group we hand out hot meals for the youth to take home. These meals are donated and prepared by our generous volunteers.

Pope’s intention for July – Social Friendship

We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.

Thank you to Fr. Sean Wenger CC 

For his service to the Archdiocese in the role as Episcopal Vicar of English Pastoral Services. Fr. Sean’s passion for evangelization and building a missionary Church resonated clearly in his role working closely with Archbishop Damphousse, the Episcopal Council and with the Deans. May God bless you abundantly, Fr. Sean, as you leave the Archdiocese and embark on the next part of your journey.

For More Diocesan Information and Local Events, please visit https://archoc.ca/.