News Update: 2022.09.23

News Update: 2022.09.23

“Though Jesus Christ was rich, yet he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. ”

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ministry Fair 

September 25th In the Parish Hall after the 9AM & 11AM Masses In the Parish Hall 

Special Collection For The Needs of The Canadian Church

Beware of scammers! If you receive an urgent email or text from someone claiming to be Fr. Mark or anyone else, don’t send gift cards or money. It’s a scam.

Night of Worship and Ministry

Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing on September 23rd, 2022 (7-9 pm). Theme: Heaven on Earth. Speaker: Deacon Charles (Chuck) Fink, Coordinator, Permanent Diaconate Ministries, Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall

ONLINE @ St. Mary’s YouTube Channel (

or Facebook (

For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar (613-728-9811 x720;

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.

Sacramental Prep Will Be Starting Soon!!

Our First Communion ministry offers a dynamic, hands on approach to sacramental prep that focuses on discipleship.
This program is also available as a supplement to families whose child is participating in a school based program.
Spots are limited-Register today

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!

Federation of North American Explorers: St. Padre Pio Ottawa

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.

What happens in Alpha? 

Each Alpha session begins with connections, to become acquainted with others, to start to establish a relationship. We receive teaching from a film which we watch together, and in a group setting, we dialogue on what this means, respectfully and actively listening to one another. We are free to agree or disagree without argument, or further teaching, because over time, our own views may change and become more finely.

We aim to be accepting and inclusive of everybody, which is why we avoid correcting or teaching within the group sessions but encourage everyone to say what they think or feel without judgement or probing. New guests can join even after the first couple of sessions, although they miss some of the vital relationship building that has already occurred.

Everyone deserves to be exposed to the Son, and it is the hope of all that have experienced Alpha for themselves that their family, friends, and colleagues, and even strangers be offered the invitation to participate themselves. After all, we surely hope to be reacquainted for eternity.

As we actively listen to others, we become more open ourselves, and we allow God to become closer.

Each session builds on what was experienced earlier. This is not primarily referring to the teaching content of the film, because of more importance is the relationship building which occurs within the small groups as we learn to listen to one another, overlook flaws we may initially perceive, grow to like, and even love others, and develop trust from the risk of deep (not superficial) sharing.

THE NEW LIFE RETREAT October 14-16 @ St. Mary’s Parish

EXPERIENCE NEW LIFE! The New Life Retreat is an opportunity to have an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ and to grow in a personal relationship with Him. For more info visit

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.  For The Life Chain closest to you visit 2022 Life Chain Locations (

40 Days for life 

Ottawa joins the international 40 Days for Life Campaign of prayer, fasting and public vigil for an end to abortion in our community Sept 28 to 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.  For additional info. contact Helena at 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.

The Lord has called YOU from birth… (Isaiah 49:1)

The Community Servants of the Cross ( is hosting a VIRTUAL Come and See for young single women who are discerning the consecrated life. It will be a time to discover your vocation and a time to connect with our Community. From Thursday night to Saturday night, October 20th to 22nd 2022. Registration by Friday October 14th, 2022. 

Please contact Sr. Michael Penelope Nguyen, SC at 613.729.8710 or “Come and See”, and let the Lord speak to your heart. 

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:

Heart of Worship 

Short Spiritual talk, Praise & Worship Music, Silent Adoration, Confession, Food & Fellowship

September 27th, 7-8:30 pm
Guest speaker: Fr Jonathan Kelley

“For the Joy what was Set Before Him

Come in person or join online

Holy Redeemer Parish

44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, ON K2L 2X1 

Project Rachel

Women suffering the loss of a child from abortion need support. If this is your pain, or the grief of someone you know, consider the upcoming Project Rachel retreat at St. Mary of Egypt Refuge, November 4–6, 2022. 

For more information, contact us through our confidential phone line at 

289-691-6840, e-mail us at

or visit

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. 

Healing Mass:

With Fr. Francis Donnelly, CC, on Fri., Oct. 7, 7:00pm with confession from 6-7pm. St. Augustine Church, 1060 Baseline Rd., Ottawa. Hosted by People of Joy Prayer Group and Holy Spirit Healing Clinic. Info: 613-523-1377

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.