News Update: 2022.08.19

News Update: 2022.08.19

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

 Luke 12:49

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Financial Update

DonationsThank you for your generous donations
Aug – 7Sunday Collection$3,673
Aug – 7Online Donations$2,404
Aug – 14Sunday Collection$3,527
Aug – 14Online Donations$1,705
AugustOnline Donations$12,304
AugustMonthly PAD$23,613

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

ONLINE @ St. Mary’s Youtube Channel (

or Facebook (

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.

Seminarian Commitment Mass

Who and What: Companions of the Cross Seminarian Commitment Mass
When: August 29th, 2022
Time:  7PM EDT
Where: St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry St. Ottawa
Also Livestreamed:

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (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


The gospel is too good to keep to yourself. Learn how to live a whole lifestyle that demonstrates the goodness of God in the world around you. The Encounter School of Ministry provides a safe space for you to learn, discern, and take risks in developing your gifting, calling, and confidence in stepping out in faith. Registration for school in the Fall is now open: Info: Sr. Anna Chan (613)729-8710 or

Parking Spaces Available

We have 5 parking spaces available for rent in the St. Mary’s parish lot.

$75 / Month 

Please contact the office at or  613 738 9811

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:

Children of Paraguay 5K or 10K Walk-A-Thon

Walk with Rosa & Friends on September 3rd, 2022

Raising Funds for Dental & Medical Supplies for the Clinic in Limpio, Paraguay

Donate to one of our walkers by sending an e-transfer to

Meet in the parking lot of St. Mary’s parish: 100 Young Street at 10:00 a.m.
Route: From St. Mary’s to Bronson’s overpass, and Back (5 Km)
From St. Mary’s to Pretoria Bridge and Back (10 km)

It is a beautiful walk along the Canal. Come and have fun with us!
Contact: Rosa Frias 613 728 4465 –
Learn more at www.facebook/thechildrenofparaguay

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.

An Investment in Healing and 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.

You may also visit or for more information.

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

For More Diocesan Information and Local Events,

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