News Update: 2022.02.04

News Update: 2022.02.04

When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break

Luke 5:6

Reminder 

As of Monday, January 17, every person over the age of 2 who attends Holy Mass must wear a mask

Medical exemptions from wearing a mask at Mass will no longer be accepted. A face shield will not be considered an acceptable substitute for a mask.

St. Mary’s Parish Office Hours 

The Parish office will be closed to visitors. 

We will be available by email at office@stmarysottawa.ca and by phone at 613 728 9811

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING 2021 TAX RECEIPTS

2021 Tax Receipts have been mailed out. You will be receiving your tax receipts next week. Please contact the office at 613 728 9811 if you have any concerns.

BAYSWATER & YOUNG is relaunching!

Stay Tuned for more information. Email Claire Brady at bayswater.and.young@stmarysottawa.ca for details about upcoming events!

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

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, from February 24th to 26th 2022. Registration by Friday February 18th, 2022. Please contact Sr. Michael Penelope Nguyen, SC at 613.729.8710 or vocations@servantsofthecross.ca.

“Come and See”, and let the Lord speak to your heart.

New Life Retreat 

The New Life Retreat is an opportunity for those aged 18 and older to have an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ and to grow in a personal relationship with Him. Participants will also learn more about the role of the Holy Spirit.  Each evening offers talks, a discussion group, and a chance to ask questions.

The New Life Retreat will run Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm beginning February 14 to April 4. Please visit The New Life Retreat Webpage for more details. https://stmarysottawa.ca/new-life-retreat/

Marriage preparation course

St. Mary’s will have a marriage preparation course starting on February 16th, 2022. There will be 7 weekly meetings from 7:15 to 9:15 pm on Wednesday evenings. To register, please Véronique and Howie at email marriagepreparation@stmarysottawa.ca.

The deadline to register is February 11th.

Are You Interested In Becoming A Sacristan? 

To Volunteer with the Sacristan Ministry please contact Michael at sacristans@stmarysottawa.ca

Diocesan Synod

Pope Francis has initiated a synodal journey of the whole People of God, beginning in each local Church and culminating in the Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome, in October 2023. This synod is about the very nature of the Church, the specific way of living and operating as a Church together. What this really means is that we are going to create opportunities for gathering and listening to one another and to what the Holy Spirit may be saying to us about our Church at this time. We are hopeful that this process of listening and discerning also contributes to the sense of communion, renewal, and missionary zeal. Further info: https://en.archoc.ca/synod-2021-2023.

 

Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Announce Rescheduled Dates for Rome Delegation: The delegation originally planned for December 2021, is now scheduled for March/April 2022. The Holy Father is scheduled to meet with individual Indigenous delegations the week of March 28 and a final audience with all participants will take place on Friday, April 1. More info: here.

For More Diocesan Information and Local Events, please visit  https://archoc.ca/