News Update: 2022.04.08

News Update: 2022.04.08

Palm Sunday

Peace In heaven, and glory in the highest heaven.

Luke 19: 38

Changes to COVID Safety Guidelines as of Monday, March 21, 2022

  • Indoor mask use no longer required, however they may be worn if so desired.
  • Parishioners are encouraged to continue self-screening for Covid-19  symptoms  and stay home if they have any symptoms.
  • The use of hand sanitizer upon entry and exit of the church remains a best practice and is encouraged.
  • The Greeting of Peace can be restored.
  • Choirs and cantors and all who assist at Mass can return without restrictions.
  • Confessionals and confession rooms can reopen without restrictions

Easter Vigil Mass and Reception

Saturday, April 16, 8:00 pm

Let us gather as a community on the night of Holy Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 pm, for our annual Easter Vigil Mass, to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to praise Him in all His glory. Registration is not required for this event.

Immediately following the Vigil, please join us in the Parish Hall for our Easter Vigil Reception, as we break our Lenten fast and celebrate the Risen Lord. Bring your favourite finger foods to share!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH COFFEE SUNDAY’S

Please contact office@stmarysottawa.ca if you are available to volunteer!

Adoration

Adoration will not be available during the day on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday April 13th-15th

Adoration will resume in the Adoration Chapel
Monday through Friday from 6AM to 6PM 
Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm

COMMITTED ADORERS NEEDED FOR THE ADORATION CHAPEL

Please contact adoration.chapel@stmarysottawa.ca if you are available!

Holy Week / Easter Bags 

Available Starting This Sunday 

This offer is for parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends…. Share the gift of faith with a child in your life *While supplies last*

Reserve yours today (via email) and include how many bags you’d like reserved for pick up in the Hall between the 9 & 11am Masses

Couples for Christ brings a Lenten reflection

with the theme, “MERCY, What God gives and What God Requires.” This talk will be given by Fr. Ken Lao, of the Companions of the Cross at Holy Redeemer Parish on Saturday April 9th , @ 7:30 PM. 

NIGHT OF WORSHIP AND MINISTRY (IN PERSON AND ONLINE)

As we worship, see the Lord minister to His people in power! Come join us on April 22, 2022 (7-9 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing. 

Theme: Resurrection Power

Speaker: Henri Lemay

ONLINE @ St. Mary’s Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtV6m7ZoNkrK4HJOSU6jQFA)

or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/stmarys.parish.5

For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar (night.worship.ministry@stmarysottawa.ca).

Two Job Opportunities at St. Maurice

We’re hiring a Manager and (coming soon) a Discipleship & Evangelization Team Leader

Visit https://www.stmauriceparish.com/news/two-job-opportunities-at-st-maurice for more details!

Pontifical Collection for the Holy Land on Good Friday

The Good Friday Collection on April 15th, 2022, is requested by the Holy See to help maintain the Christian sites of the Holy land and to support the Church in the pastoral, educational, social works that contribute  to a sustained Christian Presence in the Land where Jesus the Christ once walked.

This Pontifical Collection will be taken in the parishes during the Good Friday celebration. Those who are unable to attend the service are still able to contribute online by going going to canadahelps.org and searching for “Commissariat of the Holy Land”, or by interact e-transfers to terresainte@bellnet.ca. Receipts ill be issued. 

O behalf of the Custody of the Holy Land, I sincerely thank for your support, 

Fr. Robert Mokry, OFM

Commissary the Holy Land in Canada

Way of the Cross on Good Friday

Through the streets of downtown Ottawa. Led by Archbishop Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall. Fri., Apr. 15. Departure at 9:30 a.m. from St Patrick’s Basilica, 220 Kent St. Arrival around 12 Noon at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica. Hosted by Communion & Liberation, Ottawa. Info: clonottawa@gmail.com.

Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass

Registration Form: For couples of the Archdiocese who are celebrating 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 60+ years of marriage in 2022. Info & link to the online registration form: https://en.archoc.ca/anniversary-mass. Please register before April 18.