News Update: 2022.10.14

News Update: 2022.10.14

“When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on Earth”
Luke 18:8

29th 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 

Click here to read the Archbishop’s 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 outside of these hours until 10PM Monday through Friday, however the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle will not be exposed.


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

The Story Must be Told

Permission: Fr. Bob’s Vision for the Church

“You can’t deny what has happened through this man and the legacy of it.” -Angèle Regnier (Co-Founder of CCO)

Permission: Fr. Bob’s Vision for the Church is a film being developed to tell the story of the founder of the Companions of the Cross, Fr. Bob Bedard, CC.

“He was preaching New Evangelization before the word even became popular”. – Bp. Scott McCaig, CC

This is the story of a modern day champion for the renewal of the priesthood and the church. It is a story that must be told.

This film is being crowdfunded and we encourage you to be part of the team funding this incredible film. There are many levels of giving and each donation is tax deductible through the Companions of the Cross.

Visit to make a donation and join the team today!

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


As we worship, see the Lord minister to His people in power! Come join us on October 28, 2022 (7-9 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing. 

Theme: Strength in Weakness

Speaker: Fr. Ken Lao, CC, Associate Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish

ONLINE @ St. Mary’s Youtube Channel (

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For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar (

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.

Ottawa Catholic Young Professionals (OCYP) Launch Event

This new ministry is for professionals under 40 looking to excel in their professional vocation while living out their faith in the workplace! Come out for the launch party on Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 PM at the Clocktower Pub, 575 Bank St. You will have the opportunity to network with peers and seasoned professionals and make connections from across the city. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook or email

If it’s possible to also have an announcement made, here would be a sample script:

If you’re a young professional under 40, there is a new ministry starting just for you! Ottawa Catholic Young Professionals (OCYP) is having its launch party on Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 PM at the Clocktower Pub in the Glebe. If you’re looking to excel in your professional vocation while living out your faith in the workplace, come join us for a fun evening and have the opportunity to network with your peers and seasoned professionals. For more information, visit

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

Ottawa’s 40 Days for Life Campaign of prayer, fasting and public vigil for an end to abortion in our community continues to 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. For further info. visit go to the far right-side of the home page under Get Social Locally/Resources, or contact Helena at  According to the abortion industry’s internal data when YOU show up to pray outside an abortion facility, the no-show rate for appointments goes as high as 75%.

ALPHA – How could I help someone to change their life, or even help myself to change my own?

So many of us do the same things week after week, never considering that life can be better than this. We are happy enough that we don’t realize there is so much more than routine.

Why not invest a little time, with others, to find out more about the One who loves us more than we can ask or imagine. By Christmas, your friend could have a new heart and purpose for life. Will you take that risk?

Try Alpha online via Zoom on Tuesday nights. It is not too late!

Register via

Heart of Worship Adoration Night –

Tuesday October 25th, 7 – 8:30pm Guest Speaker Erin Kinsella “Giving Thanks in all Circumstances”

Holy Redeemer Parish Kanata 44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, ON K2L 2X1

Come In Person or join online