News Update: 2022.09.16

News Update: 2022.09.16

“Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest also in much.”

Luke 16:10

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ministry Fair 

September 25th

In the Parish Hall after the 9AM & 11AM Masses In the Parish Hall 

Confirmation Preparation Classes

Do you have a child who is in Grade 6 or older who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Please email by OCTOBER 16th to register  and receive more information.  Classes will begin November 1st.

Bayswater & Young Sunday Brunch

September 18th, 2022 @1:30 PM

Summerhays Grill 

1971 Baseline Road, Ottawa

All young adults ages 18-39 are welcome!

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!

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.

Is Alpha for everyone?

A is for Ask!

When we have needs, situations are going awry, or we are desperate, it becomes natural to ask God for help – for ourselves, and those closest to us.

Jesus has asked us to be His witnesses: to bring others He already loves, to Him, so that they too can experience His Love. He is counting on us. Some may be of other faiths, have no faith at all, or even be antagonistic to Christianity. Some used to be Catholic but left that or other traditions for reasons known only to themselves

Without a witness, there is no Church

What do we do when He has need and asks for our help?  He doesn’t ask in desperation. He asks in trust and love, knowing that those who truly love Him, will not find excuses, but will do everything in their power

and with His help, to meet His needs, which are not selfish; they are for the eternal benefit of those He urges to follow Him.

We soon discover that those who already participate in Church life have formed solid friendships and are anxious to introduce their friends to each other. Some of these friendships were built during the Alpha Experience which provides the means to build relationships with others, and with Him.

Within the Church we frequently ask God to guide our families, our friends and ourselves to improve relationships with each other and with those in need and we can count on Him to open our hearts.

When we encounter Him. He will say, “Spend time with Me. If you want the Truth, come as a child”.

Campaign Life Coalition Ottawa

LIFE CHAIN is coming to a corner near you Sunday October 2, from 2 to 3 p.m.  Set aside one hour to stand silently, praying, and holding a sign to remind people of the sanctity of human life and that abortion is indeed the killing of an unborn child. Millions of Canadians have had their lives terminated through abortion and the long term effects on their mothers, their families and society are tragic. Signs are provided. There are many locations so please come to the one most convenient for you. For more info call 613-729-0379, and for The Life Chain closest to you visit here

40 Days for life 

Ottawa is joining the international 40 Days for Life Campaign of prayer, fasting and public vigil for an end to abortion in our community from Wed., Sept 28 to Sun., Nov 6, 7 am to 7 pm daily, at the southwest corner of Queen Street, just off Bank Street.  An Opening Rally is planned for Tues., Sept 27, 7 pm, at the vigil site.  View periodic updates about the campaign, or to record personal time anytime throughout the public prayer vigil on Queen Street, visit go to the far right side of the home page under Resources.

You are Invited to The Ceremony of The Renewal of Promises 

You are cordially invited to the ceremony of the Renewal of Promises of Sr. Alison Weber & Sr. Meagan Gruninger

October 1st, 2022, 9:00 AM Mass

To be received by Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall and also present Auxiliary Bishop Yvan Mathieu, s.m.

St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry St, Ottawa ON

*No livestream will be available at this time. Please pray for us if you are unable to attend.

Sister Shower


The Servants of the Cross would like to invite you to our Sister Shower for our newest Applicant, Caroline Protasevych! 

September 24th, 1-3pm
Openhouse (Backyard) | Testimony at 2:00PM 
Servants of the Cross Home, 33 Aurora Cres, Ottawa, ON

*Optional: Lawn Chair

RSVP By Sept. 21st | or Call 613-729-8710 
Please find the wish list for Caroline on our website:

Parking Under The Underpass

Praise be to God! The City of Ottawa has put up parking signs permitting along the underpass during Mass Times. This will protect people from being fined for parking there from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Saturday and from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday during Mass times.  

Mass on National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Mass at St. Basil Parish, Ottawa, Fri., Sept. 30, 7:00 pm. Archbishop Damphousse will preside. All are welcome! Info: St. Basil Parish Office 613-729-5149. 

New Communication Tools

As children of God, our Mission is to share the Good News of our Saviour Jesus Christ. For many years, passionate volunteers and staff of the Archdiocese shared the Communiqué du jeudi, Friday Facts, and Flocknote messages with you so that you could participate in activities and events that gave you the opportunity to encounter the Lord. We want to thank them for their hard work and dedication. 

In its interest in communicating effectively, attracting new disciples, and being responsive to the needs of its parishioners, the Archdiocese has made the decision to discontinue the publication of these communications and replace them with more modern and user-friendly tools. The information they contain is still relevant, however. In the next few months, we will show you where it will still be available and how to access it.

Parishes and clergy will soon have access to a new Sharepoint (Intranet) site for real-time information. Parishioners, future Church members, and people with an interest in the Church will soon benefit from a brand-new website and will have the possibility to subscribe to a dynamic and renewed newsletter. The launch of these new tools will be communicated to you shortly. We thank you for your loyalty and we continue to count on your constant support as you welcome these upcoming changes.