News Update – 2021.09.10

News Update – 2021.09.10

Mass Times

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 at 12:00pm Wednesday.

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 during communion time. 

Please note:

The Parish office will be closed to the public and working on a curbside model of service. Please call 613 728 9811 to make an appointment.

Outdoor Confessions 

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

Sacrament of Confirmation

Do you have a child who is in Grade 6 or older who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Please email confirmation@stmarysottawa.ca by September 30th to register and receive more information. 

The hope is to offer in-person classes as long as restrictions allow.

First Communion Preparation

If your children are ages 7 and up, register your child today! For more information, and to register, please contact first.communion@stmarysottawa.ca

Deadline for registration is October 24.

Hurricane Ida Relief

How Can I Help?

We invite all parishioners to join us in providing aid to the people of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

If you’d like to make a donation to the Hurricane Ida Relief Effort ,

St. Mary’s Parish is taking donations through the website https://stmarysottawa.ca/donate-2/

Please write in the comments: For Hurricane Ida

We continue to pray for the victims and their families, and for all those engaged in the vital work of relief, recovery and rebuilding.

Companions of the Cross – 12 Days of Prayer

Join us for 12 Days of Prayer! We humbly invite you to join us in praying for our Community and our brothers. Beginning on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross (September 14th), our feast day, and ending on the 25th of September, we will pray for all members of the community. Follow us on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/companionsofthecross) each day for the community members!

Servants of the Cross: Join Us for the giving and renewal of  Promises!

The Servants of the Cross cordially invite you to the First Promises of Sr. Meagan Gruninger and the Renewal of Promises of Sr. Alison Weber, to be received by the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall. This will take place on Friday, Oct. 1st, 2021 at 7:00pm EST at St. Mary’s Parish.

LIVESTREAM available.

RSVP Required. To RSVP, email scpromises@servantsofthecross.ca or call 613-729-8710. Please RSVP by Sept. 24th.

ALPHA 

Alpha Program beginning on September 28th,  with an info session on September 14th. All Sessions are on Tuesdays via Zoom. Please visit stmarysottawa.ca/alpha for more information and to register.

Become a Student of 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! At 33 Aurora Cres., Ottawa. Tuesday evenings, Sept. 21 – May 2022. For inquiries: ottawa@encounterschool.org. To register: https://encounterschool.org/apply/.

Permission Granted

St. Mary’s parishioner John Brooks has compiled, in an orderly and interesting way, the spoken and written words of Fr. Bob Bedard that helped bring about an exciting revival at St. Mary’s Parish in the 1980’s. John has made this book available to the Knights of Columbus to use as a fundraiser for charitable works. The books will be available for sale from next Sunday September 19th, and throughout Sept. They cost $10 each, or two for $15 if you wish to give one away or share with others. They can be purchased for cash or by e-transfer on your smartphone.

40 Days for Life Campaign 

40 days to pray and fast for an end to abortion. People are encouraged to remember the little lives lost because Canada has no law to protect the child in the womb from being aborted. Opening Rally, Tues., Sept. 21, 7:00 pm at the prayer vigil site, southwest corner of Queen & Bank Street, Ottawa. Daily vigil, 7:00am – 7:00pm, at vigil site during campaign, Sept. 22 – Oct. 31, 2021. Info: 613-299-2515; wanda40daysforlife@campaignlifecoalition.com; https://www.40daysforlife.com/en/local-campaigns/ottawa 

Life Chain in Ottawa & area 

Full info & locations at the Campaign Life Coalition website at https://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/life-chain. Sun., Oct. 3, 2-3 pm. 

2021 National Catholic Health Care Week

From October 3-9, 2021. National Catholic Health Care Week is part of a broader Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) initiative called Awaken: Revealing the Courageous Gift of Catholic Health Care, an invitation to unite our voices and create a movement to boldly, confidently express the role, value, and impact of Catholic health care in Canada. Info: Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, https://www.chac.ca/en/national-catholic-health-care-week/.