News Update: 2021.11.26

News Update: 2021.11.26

1st Sunday Of Advent

November 28th, 2021

“Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory.”

Luke 21: 27

Hallelujah! Congregational singing be allowed again. The other COVID-19 preventative measures are to remain in place including the wearing of a face mask and two-metre physical distancing.

Advent Confessions Schedule

Saturday, December 18th, 2021 – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Christmas Schedule

Christmas Eve – December 24th
5:00 pm, 7:00 pm (Livestream), 9:00 pm

Christmas Day – December 25th
10:00 am (livestream)
5:00 pm Mass is cancelled

Night of Worship and Ministry

As we worship, see the Lord minister to His people in power! Come join us on November 26, 2021 (7-9 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing.

Theme: Living in the Light

Speaker: Mother Mary Bernadette, Foundress and Mother Superior of the Queenship of Mary Community

IN PERSON (register via Flocknote available at St. Mary’s website) –

ONLINE @ St. Mary’s Youtube Channel (

or Facebook (

For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720;

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes 2021

Thanks to the generosity of everyone at St. Mary’s, 109 filled shoeboxes were delivered yesterday! Fr. Mark sent the boxes off with a beautiful blessing too!

This year, the shoeboxes from Canada are going to: El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

God bless all the dear children who will receive these Christmas gifts, and the parishioners who so generously provided them. Come, Holy Spirit

Advent Mission – Hope for the Church

Join us for our Digital Advent Mission – Hope for the Church! With Fr. Roger Vandenakker, CC, Fr. Brenton Cordeiro, CC, and Deacon Juan Pablo Orozco, CC 

These have been trying times. We could use some Good News, couldn’t we?

We invite you to join us in preparing for the Good News we need: Jesus Christ. This mission promises to give us all hope for the Church! Info:

When: November 29 – December 1
Time: 7:00 pm (EST)
Where: YouTube

9 Days with St. Joseph

Join Fr. Allan for this 9-day Novena for the end of the year of St. Joseph. Avail yourself of the particular graces that St. Joseph is praying for and interceding for us before the Father’s throne in Heaven.

When: November 30th to December 8th, Fr. Allan will be posting a short thought or reflection on St. Joseph.


40 Days For Life 

Thank You so much to everyone who participated in this fall’s international 40 Days for Life campaign, and especially for St. Mary’s Oct 7th Adoration Vigil Day in the church, with 47 participants, and the downtown parish prayer vigil day on Oct. 30th with 36 participants.

Special thanks and appreciation to St. Mary’s Knights Council for ensuring coverage of all the hours of the downtown 12-hour parish prayer vigil day. The international results for this fall’s campaign are 850 known lives saved, 2 abortion workers quit, and 8 abortion facilities closed!  All Glory to God!!

Knights of Columbus 

For Sale During Advent – Sunday, December 5th, 12th, 19th 

After 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses

Keep Christ in Christmas Buttons!
Permission Granted Books!
The Perfect Christmas Present!

Heart of Worship 

Join us at Holy Redeemer Church on Tuesday, November 30. Doors open at 6:40pm, close at 7:10pm.

Francine Dilawri will be offering a reflection during the evening, titled “Our Advent journey: pondering the mystery of the Incarnation.” 

Anyone can register to attend (first come, first seated) at

The evening will also be livestreamed on



Confessions are offered! Both of our priests will be offering the sacrament and the line-ups, so far, have not been long. Fathers Paul and Jonathan have also stayed after the evening is over to continue offering confessions.

Virtual Advent Calendar:

We invite you to countdown to Christmas with the Archdiocese’s virtual Advent
Calendar. Follow the link: and be sure to bookmark the page and visit daily throughout the Advent season.

Advent Week 1 | The Spirit of the Treaties:

Video reflection and script is now available on the CCCB website.–2df-A The series is offered as a tool for reflection during this Advent season, as we continue to walk with Indigenous Peoples on the path of healing and reconciliation. We hope the series will inform Catholics and encourage discussion and prayerful accompaniment in preparation for the Indigenous Delegation to Rome, December 12-20, 2021. Link:

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