News Update: 2022.10.07

News Update: 2022.10.07

Then Jesus said to the Samaritan “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made well.

Luke 17:19

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Save the Date – Special Collection November 5/6

Dioceses across Canada, in their continuing journey of seeking reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, have committed to contributing $30 million over five years in new funding to facilitate further reconciliation efforts. The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall has pledged to raise $1.2 million. The name of our campaign is “A Christ-Centred, Co-Journey Towards Healing.” Please read Archbishop Marcel’s Pastoral Letter which speaks about the reasons for our involvement in this important work. We will be providing additional information over the coming weeks in the lead-up to a special collection on November 5th and 6th.   

To make a donation click here 

Archbishop Marcel’s Pastoral Letter here 

Click here to read the letter.


From October 20th to November 1st

Thursday October 20th – 10:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Friday October 21st – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday October 25th – 9:30 am to 12:00pm and 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Wednesday October 26th -10:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Thursday October 27th -10:30am to 12:00pm and  1:00 pm to 2:45 pm  
Friday October 28th – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Adoration Chapel Extended Hours  

Monday & Wednesday – 6:00AM to 12:00PM
Tuesday & Thursday – 6:00AM to 10:00PM
Friday –  6:00AM to 1:00PM

The chapel will remain open until 10PM Monday through Friday, however, the tabernacle will be closed. Only the parking lot door will remain open.


Please feel free to take any of the items from the lost & found in the hall. Any items left will be donated to the Society of St Vincent Paul.

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 first.communion@web

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.

Helping Others in Jesus’ name

Many of us are familiar with Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse) and their mission to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world.  What you may not know is that Samaritan’s Purse Canada is also involved in disaster relief.  Volunteer teams are on the ground right now in Atlantic Canada helping people recover from Hurricane Fiona.

Would you like to learn more about what it means to be a Canadian Disaster Relief volunteer?  Would you like to be part of a team from St. Mary’s to be better equipped to serve in times of need? If so, we are invited to join a free volunteer training event. Individuals and church groups are welcome.  Lunch will be provided!                  

Date:  Saturday, Oct. 15th, 9am-4pm at The Met Church, 2176 Prince of Wales Dr.

Please refer to the link below for more details and to register!!

If you would like to join and register as a group or have any questions please contact Mary Smallwood.

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

40 Days for life

This international campaign of prayer, fasting and public vigil for an end to abortion in our community continues 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 29. Sign-ups will take place in the hall after Sunday Masses this weekend.  For further info visit: go to the far right-side of the home page under Resources, or contact Helena at

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

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

Camp Awaken – A Youth Retreat: The youth camp re-introduces the concept of God’s love and His plan as something that is personal and real. This event is open to all youths (12-18 years old). Youth will have the opportunity to learn more about their relationship with God through a series of talks, workshops, and fellowship. Register here: Long Island Camp (RCMP Campground), 415 Nicolls Island Rd, Manotick, Nov. 4, 5, & 6, 2022. Cost: $60. Hosted by CFC Youth Ottawa. Info: 

Fall 2022 Webinar Series – Special Topics in Evangelization and Catechesis: Keynote speakers include Dr. Donna Orsuto, Dr. Catherine Clifford, Archbishop Don Bolen and Fr. John McCarthy, SJ. Begins Tues., Oct. 25, 1-2:30pm. Registration details to follow soon. Info: