News Update: 2022.09.02

News Update: 2022.09.02

And whoever does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:27

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 it 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 from 8AM to 10PM 

If you are available, please email

Thank you for your commitment!

St. Mary’s Southern Garden 

Now that the construction work is complete we are asking those parishioners who took the perennials for safekeeping to please return them to the grassy area between the Southern Wall and the walkway, east of the Wheelchair access door. We will be accepting the plants over the next two weeks, as we restore the Garden on the south side of the entrance stairs. Please place your name on your flower pots if you would like them returned. Please do not plant anything in the soil of the garden.

If you have any spare annuals that you care to donate, we can use some to complement the perennials as the garden grows.

Lost and 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

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.

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

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. 

Classes Begin at St Mary’s Parish on Tuesday September 6th, 2022 at 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Registration for school in the Fall is now open:

Info: Sr. Anna Chan (613)729-8710 or

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

A 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

Federation of North American Explorers – St. Padre Pio Ottawa 

Thank you for your continued interest and support of FNE in Ottawa. The Girls Section is happy to announce the Otters Lodge is fully staffed and ready to begin September 13th.

The Otters program will run one hour Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm – 7:30 at the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 289 Spencer St.

This is the parish website with details of the location:

Wise Oak Eamon Duffy will be the Unit Chief for the children with Assistant Leaders Rebecca Trolly and Nancy Flores. Parental support is also welcome at the weekly meetings and other activities.

Otters, ages 5-7, are welcomed to attend the first meeting on Tuesday September 13th at 6:30pm. Registration is accepted then and prior to this evening. Uniforms will be available as well.

Please pray with the Ottawa FNE family for Unit Leaders of the Timberwolves and Explorers, an Akela and Troop Chief, respectively. Women over the age of 18 years are welcome to apply as a Unit Leader or Assistant. Please consider helping young souls develop a relationship with Jesus and with their Creator through nature.  

Otters for boys and girls 5-8yrs, Timber Wolves girls 8-12yrs, Explorers girls 12-16yrs, Wayfarers girls 17yrs and onwards.

More information is available from Carole, Group Chief Attached is an application form for your child’s registration and a leader’s application for consideration.

Please share this information with family and friends and parishioners.

St Padre Pio FNE Group also has a Facebook page….check it out and stay in touch:

Here is the link for the child’s registration form:

and the link to the Leader application form:


You may have expressed interest in Alpha in the past and may have considered or even have attended a few sessions.

We understand that situations and interests change. That was then, this is now.

We are starting another Alpha on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, October 4th and promise to wrap up each session by 9:00 pm.

Alpha is different. It is designed to share the truth about who Jesus was and is. Along this journey of discovery with others who also have questions, insights, and doubts there is a very good chance that you will make new friends, some of whom may be lifelong, or even everlasting.

You’re invited to participate online, from the comfort of your own home.

You can change your mind and drop out. We hope you don’t.

Are you willing to invest about 25 hours of your entire life to perhaps change your whole life? The first ten hours may be tough, but perseverance, as you will see, will be greatly rewarded.

If at all interested, we start Tuesday October 4th at 7:00 pm, and ask you to register using the following link which also provides a little more information:

Episcopal Anniversary of Archbishop Marcel Damphousse

Archbishop Damphousse was ordained Bishop for Alexandria-Cornwall on September 2, 2012, so we celebrate his 10th Anniversary this year. Archbishop Marcel will celebrate the 12:15 pm Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral on Fri., Sept. 2. Congratulations to Archbishop Marcel!

169th Anniversary of the Dedication of Notre Dame Cathedral (1853)

Masses to celebrate the Solemnity of the Dedication at Notre Dame on Sun., Sept. 4 (Sat., 5pm Bilingual; Sun., 10am French; 12pm English; 5pm Bilingual)

Outdoor Mass

To celebrate the Season of Creation, St Basil’s Parish and the Kateri Ministry invite you to an Outdoor Mass at the former Naatagama Camp, 5642 Ferry Road, Fitzroy Harbour, Sat., Sept. 17, 11 a.m. A lunch will follow. Bring you own chair & cup. Call the Parish Office if you will be attending or need a ride or email

Speeches delivered by Pope Francis during visit to Canada

His Holiness, Pope Francis, completed his apostolic journey to Canada from July 23-29, 2022. On this “pilgrimage of penance”, he made a series of public statements regarding Indigenous reconciliation and healing available here.

For More Diocesan Information and Local Events,

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