News Update: 2021.12.10

News Update: 2021.12.10

3rd Sunday Of Advent – December 12th, 2021

“I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord.’” 

John 1: 23

There will be no confessions this Saturday December 11th, 2021

Registering for Mass During Advent and Christmas

Registration for Mass on December 24th and 25th will open at 12:00PM on Monday December 20th. A registration email will be sent through flocknote and a link will be provided on the St. Mary’s website https://stmarysottawa.ca/mass-times/

Registration for Mass on December 31st and January 1st will open at 12:00PM on Monday December 27th. A registration email will be sent through flocknote and a link will be provided on the St. Mary’s website https://stmarysottawa.ca/mass-times/

Registration for Saturday 5PM and Sunday 9AM & 11AM Masses will continue to open at 12:00PM on Wednesdays. A registration email will be sent through flocknote and a link will be provided on the St. Mary’s website https://stmarysottawa.ca/mass-times/

Please note that registration will be through the signup only. The office email inbox will not be monitored for requests to attend Mass. 

Walk-in attendance is not advised at this time.

St. Mary’s Winterlude has begun! 

We are inviting you to share a short video of you doing your favourite winter activity. Whether it’s skiing, skating, building a snowman, or making hot chocolate we want to hear from you. Fill out the form below to send us your video. Videos will be shared on the St. Mary’s YouTube channel.

Knights of Columbus 

For Sale During Advent
Sunday December 12th, 19th 
After 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses
Keep Christ in Christmas  Buttons!
Permission Granted Books!
The Perfect Christmas Present!

K of C event to Keep Christ in Christmas

Keep Christ in Christmas is a poster competition that encourages parish children between 5 and 14 to acknowledge that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.  At this weekend (11/12 Dec 21) masses, families will be offered registration material for a the competition sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  There will be prizes for three different age groups: 5 to 7, 8 to 10, and 11 to 14.  

The registration information will be distributed at the church exit by members of the K of C council after mass.  For the judges to choose the winners, the 11×17 inch posters need to be submitted  after the weekend mass on 18/19 Dec 21. The three criteria for the winning posters are as follows:  the slogan (30 points), the visuals (30 points), and overall impact (40 points).  Winning posters will be announced by 31 Dec 21.

Kof C Christmas Food Drive 

The Parkdale Food Centre is facing a high demand from families that are being impacted by the pandemic and food inflation costs. The Knights of Columbus council are running a Christmas Food Drive on today December 12th and the 19th. If you can, please bring non-perishable food items to the back of the church.

Christmas Cakes, Gift Boxes, and More

Do you like yummy treats?  

Do you want to support the pro-life movement? 

Order your delicious traditional Christmas cakes, gift boxes and other tasty  treats made by the Monks of Val Notre-Dame Abbey in St-Jean-de-Matha, QC. 

https://www.abbayevalnotredame.ca/products/campaign-life-sweet-box

They are for sale until Sunday.
We are also selling traditional religious Christmas Cards.

How to buy/order:
After Mass on Sunday or call/email Debbie Duval 613-808-4835 debbie@clife.ca or the CLC office 613-729-0379 or order directly from the Abbay Val Notre Dame

https://www.abbayevalnotredame.ca/pages/campaign-life-page CLC page on the site and pay for shipping right to your door

Virtual Advent Calendar

We invite you to countdown to Christmas with the Archdiocese’s virtual Advent Calendar. Follow the link: https://bit.ly/3l2JG1F and be sure to bookmark the page and visit daily  

Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Provide an Update on Delegation to Rome

After careful assessment of the uncertainty and potential health risks surrounding international travel amid the recent spread of the Omicron variant, the Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami have jointly decided to reschedule a delegation to the Vatican in December 2021 to the earliest opportunity in 2022. Click to read statement.