News Update: 2022.07.15

News Update: 2022.07.15

“Blessed are they who hold fast to God’s word in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patient endurance” 

Luke 8:15

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lost & Found

Please take a moment to look through the items for anything that you may have lost from the lost and found, located on the stage in the Hall downstairs. Any items remaining in the lost and found that have accumulated over the last two years will be donated to the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul

Synod Synthesis Report From Arch Ott-Corn Available For Download

This is the report which was submitted to the Ontario Conference of Bishops; the first step in the process on the way to Rome. The report has been posted on the website and can be found here:

Over the upcoming months, we will be reviewing and discerning how to follow-up on the direction we have received. Please keep the Diocese in your prayers and we begin this. Please be assured of our prayers (archottawacornwall) as you look at the same with your parish or group report.

Papal Visit to Canada Program  July 24 – 29, 2022


The Holy Father, Pope Francis, will be celebrating an open-air Mass at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Tuesday, July 26that 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time. St Mary’s will be showing the livestreaming of the Mass in the church, for anyone interested in watching the celebration together. (We are hoping to plan a potluck for after the Mass. If you are able to contribute to the potluck, please email or call the office.)

Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Canada is a unique opportunity for him, once again, to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness, and to address the impact of colonization and the participation of the Catholic Church in the operation of residential schools throughout Canada.

It is also an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.

Information on streaming will be posted soon on the Papal Visit website:

Encounter School of Ministries

Encounter School of Ministry (Ottawa Campus) would like to invite you to our in-person Summer Intensive (July 25-28, 6:30-9:30 pm each night), 33 Aurora Crescent, Ottawa (Servants of the Cross backyard) for a four-day period of worship, teaching, prayer, and fellowship. It is ideal for those who are discerning their enrollment in the full Encounter School of Ministry for the Fall but would like to experience our content and culture beforehand. It provides a survey of the content offered in the first four quarters: Identity and Transformation, Power & Healing, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts, and Inner Healing & Freedom. Optional supper starts at 5:30 pm.    

Standard Admission: $40 (CAD)

To register:

For inquiries:

Heart of Worship Adoration Night

“Calling All Sinners: You are Called to be a Saint”

Our guest speaker is Kirsten Eckert — Jesus lover, wife, mom, and CCO missionary. Her talk will connect with last month’s (Sin, Repentance, and our need for Jesus) as she will share a reflection on our call to holiness.

Tuesday, July 26 at 7pm.

Come in person to Holy Redeemer Parish at 44 Rothesay Dr, Kanata, ON K2L 2X1 (613) 836-1764 Confessions will be offered.

Join Online! The livestream link is



The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is starting the process of emptying the former Diocesan Centre located at 1247 Kilborn Place in Ottawa.
A wide range of furniture, equipment, statues, and a few appliances are available

(see photo gallery for some examples of what is available:
Priests, deacons, parishioners, as well as all diocesan and parish staff are welcome to visit the site to pick up any articles of interest but ONLY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES / TIMES:

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 21, 2022 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 1:00-4:00 p.m.

**NOTE: Times can be extended later than 4:00 p.m. but cannot be earlier than 1:00 p.m.
You do not need to reserve a specific time (unless after 4:00 p.m.), but we ask that you send an email to to confirm which date you have chosen.

The only access to the building will be via the main entrance (where reception was located). There will be a diocesan employee on site, but you will be responsible for moving any of the items you choose. You should therefore make sure to have the required manpower and appropriate vehicle to move and carry the items, as he will not be able to assist you. Please bring any tools you feel you may require, especially if you wish to disassemble larger items such as desks for easier transport.

Should you have any questions, please contact Colette Legault in Diocesan Administration at or by phone at 613-738-5025, ext. 244.