News Update: 2022.08.26

News Update: 2022.08.26

“But when you give a Banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous”

Luke 14: 13-14

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Farewell Coffee Celebration for Cesar Fierro – Youth Coordinator

This Sunday August 28th Between the 9AM & 11AM Masses

It is with immense love and appreciation that St Mary’s Parish bids a heartfelt farewell and Godspeed to Cesar Fierro, along with his wife Joanna, and their young family. The Youth of St Mary’s parish have been blessed to have Cesar as their Youth Minister for the last 4 years.  He has had a wonderful influence in their lives and in their spiritual formation. Cesar will be greatly missed by the youth and their families, as well as the parishioners of St Mary’s.

Cesar and his family will be returning to their home in Mexico for an undetermined amount of time. We pray that their travels be safe, their family be blessed, their ministry be fruitful and, God willing, they return to Canada one day.

To lighten Cesar’s work of packing, you might want to consider making a financial gift.

Please Join us in the Parish Hall between the 9AM and the 11AM Masses this Sunday August 28th for some coffee, breakfast snacks and goodbye treats, as we say thank you and goodbye to Cesar and his family. 

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
Aug – 21Sunday Collection$2,890
Aug – 21Online Donations$1,580
AugustOnline Donations$12,304
AugustMonthly PAD$28,083

Lost & Found

2 Rings left in the Women’s bathroom 

1 Necklace with a crucifix

Please contact the office with a description of the items to ensure they are returned 613 728 9811

The Adoration Chapel Will Be Extending Its Hours

Hello Beloved Disciple Community, Praise be Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament!

The Adoration Chapel will be extending its opening hours to 6AM to 10PM Monday through Friday 8AM to 10PM on Saturday and Sunday

To do this we need to enlist the help of many committed adorers! We need committed adorers for

Monday to Friday 6AM to 8AM and 12PM to 10PM Saturday and Sunday 8AM to 10PM

If you are available, please email Thank you for your commitment!

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

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For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar (

Men of the Parish

Are you concerned about strongholds of darkness that are trying to breach the foundations of Catholic faith and family life.  Then step Into the Breach with other men of the parish on the last Wednesday evening of each month at 7:00 pm.

Enjoy an inspiring 10 minute video from the Knight of Columbus followed by discussion groups. The topic this Wed 31 Aug 22 will be Brotherhood. Refreshments will be provided.

For further information on the Into the Breach program there is 2 minute trailer at the link below.

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:

Please also Pray for the Companions of the Cross as they gather for their community days from August 30th to September 2, 2022. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

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

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 Tuesday August 30th, 7-8:30pm

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

The Annual children of Paraguay walk -a – thon is next Saturday September 3rd, 2022. To Donate to one of the 5k or 10k walkers or for Children of Paraguay please see Rosa or Linda at the door after Mass

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

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