News Update: 2022.01.07

News Update: 2022.01.07


  • 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.

St. Mary’s Parish Office Hours 

Further to the Government of Ontario’s announcement regarding measures and restrictions to be in place for 21 days (until January 27) to deal with the pandemic and the growing number of COVID-19 cases

The Parish office will be closed to visitors. We will be available by email at and by phone at 613 728 9811

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Our next Alpha series begins on January 18

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith and allows everyone who attends to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. In each session, there’s a teaching film and discussion in small groups.

Visit for more details

Please Welcome Claire Brady! BAYSWATER & YOUNG’S 

New Ministry Leader
Bayswater & Young is St. Mary’s Parish Young Adult Ministry 
You can contact Claire at  613-728-9811 x710 OR

Ottawa Pastoral Care Training Program 

Spring 2022 Basic Course Details:
The Basic Course via Zoom consists of 18 hours of training during one two hour class per week for 9 weeks. The OPCTP is a Christian-based program and other faiths are most welcome

Course Dates:
Mondays March 21 to May 16 (including Easter Monday) 
1pm to 3pm OR 7pm to 9pm  

Contact Information:
For any questions or concerns, please contact: 
Terri Skuce OPCTP Administrator 
(Home) 613-591-3366 
Or visit our website at 

Reminder to Call the Lonely: The long winter months with Covid in the air mean that many people living alone need a reassuring phone call from a trusted source. Please encourage parish ministries and parishioners to engage in making lists of callers and of callees. The Diocesan website has a training kit for this important work ( Info:

Horizons of Hope: A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care: The toolkit seeks to offer support and formation for parishioners with faith communities to assist them when faced with the illness and death of loved ones. Available at A Toolkit for Catholic Parishes on Palliative Care. Further info: 

Synod Participation: If you wish to participate in the Synodal process, please contact your parish or visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you!

For More Diocesan Information and Local Events,

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