News Update: 2022.02.11

News Update: 2022.02.11

Then Jesus looked up at his disciples and said:

“Blessed are you who are poor,

for yours is the kingdom of God.” 

Luke 6:20

Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Important Update 

Archbishop Marcel Damphousse has decided to remove the requirement from the Worship Safe Guidelines that called for the collection of names and contact information of those who attend religious services (effective immediately). This matches the move by the Province of Ontario that no longer requires restaurants, meeting spaces and other similar facilities to keep the names and contact information of patrons. Some parishes may choose to continue to collect this information.

Indoor or outdoor Meetings and Gatherings are also no longer required to collect names and contact information (Section 2 and 3 of January 28, 2022, Memo).


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 

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.

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 email Véronique and Howie email  The deadline to register is February 11th.

Are you interested in being a volunteer Sacristan?

Sacristan Ministry Needs Volunteers! Please contact Michael at

The New Life Retreat

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

Night of Worship and Ministry 

As we worship, see the Lord minister to His people in power! Come join us on February 25, 2022 (7-9 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing. Click here for more information.

Heart of Worship

Sister Marie Madeleine of the Queenship of Mary will be sharing a reflection on God’s transforming power after conversion. Join us online on Tuesday, February 22 at 7pm from our youtube channel (search “Holy Redeemer Parish Kanata”) to hear her talk, pray with live praise & worship music, and adore the Lord in silence.


Diocesan Synod

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Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Announce Rescheduled Dates for Rome Delegation:  

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