News Update: 2022.09.30

News Update: 2022.09.30

“Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.”

2 Timothy 1: 13-14

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 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

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.

Campaign Life Coalition Ottawa

LIFE CHAIN takes place this 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’s 40 Days for Life Campaign of prayer, fasting and public vigil for an end to abortion in our community is underway until Sunday Nov 6, 7 am to 7 pm daily, at the  southwest corner of Queen Street, just off Bank Street.  Our parish public prayer vigil day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 29th. 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, or contact Helena at

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.

COME AND SEE 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.

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

For More Diocesan Information and Local Events, please visit

Highway 417 to close between Metcalfe and Carling September 30 to October 4A section of Highway 417, between Metcalfe Street and Carling/Kirkwood Avenues, is scheduled to fully close in both directions starting at 8 pm on Friday, September 30 and slated to reopen at 6 am on Tuesday, October 4, resulting in significant traffic impacts.