News Update: 2021.10.22

News Update: 2021.10.22

Night of Worship and Ministry

Come join us on October 22, 2021 (7-9 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing. Theme: God of New Beginnings. Speaker: Pierre O’Reilly, Executive Director of NET Ministries of Canada.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes 

If you would like to help a child in need, Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available to pick up after Mass on the weekends of October 23/24 and October 30/31. Your boxes must be filled and returned to the church by Sunday, Nov. 7th. God bless you for your generosity, and may He bless all the dear children who will be receiving these gifts. Come, Holy Spirit.This year’s shoeboxes are going to: El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone

You are called to belong to Jesus Christ… (Romans 1:1, 6)

The Community Servants of theCross ( 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, November 11 – 13, 2021. Registration by Friday November 5th, 2021. Please contact Sr. Michael Penelope Nguyen, SC at 613.729.8710 or“Come and See”, and let the Lord speak to your heart. 

Children of Paraguay Walk-A-Thon

Walk with Rosa and friends on October 23, 2021. Donate to one of our walkers by sending an e-transfer to

Meet in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Parish (100 Young St. at 10:00 a.m.)

Route: From St. Mary’s to Bronson’s Overpass and back (5 km)
From St. Mary’s to Pretoria Bridge and back (10 km)

It’s beautiful to walk along the Canal. Come and have fun with us!

Contact: Rosa Frias | 613-728-4465 |

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40 Days for Life

St. Mary’s parish 40 Days public prayer vigil day is planned for Saturday, Oct 30th, 7 am to 7 pm, on the southwest corner of Queen Street, just off Bank Street.  To sign-up for an hour of prayer at the vigil site, or for more information, please email: or leave a message for Helena at 613-728-9811 X 728.  Additional campaign-related information is also found at  Former abortion workers say it was the peaceful prayer presence outside their facilities that turned them away from abortion. 

Synod 2021-2023

 A major consultation of the universal Church, a “synod”, began when Pope Francis inaugurated the synodal process last week. In the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall, there will be an opening celebration of the Diocesan Synodal Phase on Sun., Oct. 17 at the 5:00 p.m. Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa (livestreamed at ( For more information on the process & timelines, please visit the Archdiocesan website (

For More Diocesan Information and Local Events,please visit .