News Update: 2022.08.12

News Update: 2022.08.12

I came to bring fire on to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled.

Luke 12:49

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Night of Worship and Ministry

As we worship, see the Lord minister to His people in power! Come join us on August 26th, 2022 (7-9 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing. 

Theme: Equipped for Every Good Work

Speaker: Fr. Roger Vandenakker, CC, General Superior of the Companions of the Cross

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For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar (

Bayswater & Young

Attention young adults (18-35)!!

Summer days are drifting away, so come and spend a summer night dancing and socializing with Bayswater and Young!  

When: Saturday, August 27th at @8PM. Doors open at 7:45 pm

Tickets are 5$ and include two drink tickets.

Please purchase at this link:…/summer-dance-by-bayswater…Additional drink tickets will be sold; bring your ID and some cash.

The dress code is semi-formal.

All young adults are welcome, bring some friends!!

Sales close on August 21st.

Right of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

Do you or someone you know want to enter the Catholic Church?

Or perhaps been baptized, but has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Or, would just like to learn more about what Catholics believe?

RCIA is the perfect place to begin! 

We begin September 11th

Reach out to us at

Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus at St. Mary’s Parish

If your heart is longing for something more, the Holy Spirit wants to clothe you in power from on high! Join the Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus located at St. Mary’s Parish. Registration for school in the Fall is now open:

Tuesday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Beginning September 6th, 2022

Heart of Worship Adoration 

Speaker: Teresa Kargul
Title: “I Thirst”: Diving into the Heart of Jesus
Bio: Teresa was recently hired as the Evangelization coordinator at Holy Redeemer. She is excited to be a part of the Holy Redeemer Parish family and looking forward to getting to know people. She has been active in her faith from a young age growing up in Michigan and is always eager to share the reason for her joy and hope.

Confessions, praise and worship music, quiet time with the Lord are all included in the evening.

The livestream link:


$75 A Month  Please contact the office at or  613 738 9811

Prayerful Pilgrimage Sept 29th

Prayerful Pilgrimage on the Feast of the Archangels Sept 29, rain, or shine. It begins with Mass at St. Patrick’s Parish- Fallowfield, 15 Steeple Hill Crescent, Nepean at 9 am, concelebrated with Fr. Paul Shepherd and Fr. Mark Goring. Leaving from St. Patrick’s Fallowfield at 10 am, ending at 5 pm with a Potluck celebration at St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St. The Companions of the Cross, the Servants of the Cross and the Queenship of Mary will join the pilgrimage. This will be a semi-independent event with some carpooling and shuttle vehicles provided. For those not ready for the challenge of the whole distance, there will be various points to join or leave along this 7-hour walk. However, be prepared to call an Uber when need to stop earlier, or better, train up for it to stay with us for the whole distance of the pilgrimage! Bring your friends! All are welcome to join! Volunteers to help will be welcome and greatly appreciated! 

Sign Up here: 

OR here: Contact Bryne Egan for more information.

Highway 417 is scheduled to be closed between Island Park Drive and Kent Street from Thursday August 11 at 8 pm to Monday August 15 at 6 a.m.


Booth Street Bridge replacement to close 417 section

The Ontario Ministry of Transport has scheduled the tear down and rebuild of the Booth Street Bridge for mid-August. 

The midtown section of the highway will be closed in both directions from Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. to Aug. 15 at 6 a.m.

The closed section will run from Island Park Drive to Kent Street. The eastbound on-ramps at Maitland Avenue, Carling Avenue and Parkdale Avenue will also be closed, as well as the westbound on-ramps at O’Connor Street, Bronson Avenue, Lyon Street, Rochester Street, and Parkdale Avenue.

An Investment in Healing & Reconciliation 


Contributions to support the Papal Visit to Canada

Pope Francis’ visit to Canada focused on Indigenous Healing and Reconciliation. The pilgrimage provided an opportunity for the Holy Father to address the impact of colonization and the Catholic Church’s role in the operation of residential schools in Canada. As shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, the Holy Father also had an opportunity to connect with the Catholic community in Canada. 

The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is helping to collect donations for the Papal Visit. It accepts donations as follows:

  • through Canada Helps
  • by e-transfer using, and “Diocese” as a password
  • by cheque addressed to RCECO and sent to Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall c/o CFO, 1209 Michael Street N. OTTAWA, ON, K1J 7T
  • by giving through your parish by specifying your donation is for the Papal Visit

Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 and above.

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World Youth Day:

You still have time! New registration deadline for World Youth Day! Instead of June 30th, the deadline is now September 1st, 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in going to WYD let them know they now have the summer to decide. In order to reserve a spot for registration: a $100 deposit is required; the registration form needs
to be filled out; the Code of Conduct form needs to be signed. All this information and more can be found on the WYD page of the Archdiocesan website: World Youth Day Lisbon, Portugal 2023 – ( For more info, contact Shavi Perera at 613-738-5025×266 or