News Update: 2021.10.01

News Update: 2021.10.01

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. 

Reminders

–  Please keep your mask on during Mass
–  For those with medical exemptions, masks must be worn when going up for     communion
–  Please follow the ushers lead, especially while being seated; we are trying to strategically seat you to accommodate everyone.
–  Please remember to wipe your pew before you leave. 

Marriage Preparation Course

St. Mary’s will have a marriage preparation course starting on October 7, 2021.

There will be 7 weekly meetings from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm on Thursday evenings, ending November 25th

To register, please email marriagepreparation@stmarysottawa.ca

“A big thank you to St. Mary’s Parishioners and Knights of Columbus for contributing to the Hurricane Ida Relief Effort. The people of Louisiana have expressed their deep gratitude for our concern and generosity.”  Fr. Mark Goring, CC

New Life Retreat

Please visit The New Life Retreat Webpage for more details. https://stmarysottawa.ca/new-life-retreat/

Stories of Hope

Do you know your story?  Are you ready, have you made a decision and are you willing to testify to others so that others may come to know Him?We are inviting all St Mary`s parishioners to consider writing and sharing their own 3 minute personal testimonies.

For those who are interested, CCO has provided us with a step-by-step process that you can follow in order to help you write your own 3 minute personal testimony.  This document is available on St. Mary`s website. 
Please visit https://stmarysottawa.ca/stories-of-hope/ for more details

The Community Servants of the Cross (https://servantsofthecross.ca)

is hosting a VIRTUAL Come and See for young single women who are discerning the consecrated life. It will be a time to discover your vocation and a time to connect with our Community. From Thursday night to Saturday night, October 14 – 16, 2021.“Come and See”, and let the Lord speak to your heart.Registration by Friday October 8th, 2021. Please contact Sr. Michael Penelope Nguyen, SC at 613.729.8710 or vocations@servantsofthecross.ca.

40 Days for Life

An Adoration Vigil in ourchurch for the intentions of this campaign (of prayer, fasting, and public prayer vigil for an end to abortion in our community) is scheduled for Thursday, Oct 7,following the 9 am Mass until 7 pmPlease register your hour of prayer in the church for Oct. 7, by emailing: pro.life@stmarysottawa.ca or leave a message for Helena at 613-728-9811 x 728. 

For those unable to visit the downtown vigil site, please participate in the campaign by uniting in prayer for an end to abortion, mercy and healing, and the salvation of souls, every day at noon during the campaign.  To obtain periodic updates about the campaign, or to record your time of individual prayer, or the public vigil on Queen Street, visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/ottawa/ go to the far right side of the home page under Resources to sign-up. Inspirational videos are also posted on the local www.facebook.com/40days4lifeottawa

LIFE CHAIN takes place this Sunday October 3rd, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Set aside one hour to stand silently, praying, and holding a sign to remind people of the sanctity of human life and that abortion is indeed the killing of an unborn child. Millions of Canadians have had their lives terminated through abortion and the long term effects on their mothers, their families and society are only now coming to light. Signs are provided. There are many locations so please come to the one most convenient for you. For more info call Debbie at Campaign Life Coalition 613-729-0379.

Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada to the Indigenous Peoples of This Land

We, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, take this opportunity to affirm to you, the Indigenous Peoples of this land, that we acknowledge the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality, failing to respect the rich history, traditions and wisdom of Indigenous Peoples. Read the full Statement of Apology or at https://en.archoc.ca/indigenous-relations. Communication resource for Parishes: https://en.archoc.ca/indigenous-relations.

Canadian Bishops Announce $30M National Financial Pledge to Support Healing and Reconciliation Initiatives

The Bishops of Canada, as a tangible expression of their commitment to walk with the Indigenous Peoples of this land along the pathway of hope, are making a nation-wide collective financial commitment to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families, and their communities. With a target of $30 million over up to five years, this will include initiatives in every region of the country. … Read more.