News Update: 2022.10.21

News Update: 2022.10.21

God, be merciful to me, a sinner!

Luke 18:13

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Special Collection: 

Evangelization of The Nations 
(World Mission Sunday)

Office Hours

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

Save the Date – Special Collection November 5/6

Help Support Local Indigenous Projects and Initiatives

All the money raised during “A Christ-Centred, Co-Journey Towards Healing” will stay in our local communities. Indigenous Groups and Organizations such as Kateri Native Ministry located in Ottawa and the North American Travelling College located in Akwesasne will be able to apply for grants for such things as culture and language revitalization, education and community building. Projects may include programs that offer training and leadership formation to Indigenous communities, curation of oral histories and a curriculum for school-aged children to teach language and share their Indigenous culture. Your generosity in prayer and through your sacrificial gift, will make this possible. Please prayerfully consider giving to this campaign.

To make a donation click here 

Archbishop Marcel’s Pastoral Letter 

Click here to read the letter.

Men of the Parish

Help withstand the forces that are trying to breach the foundations of our faith and family life. Take your place in the spiritual battle line this Wednesday 26 Oct at 7;00 pm  in the parish hall.  The Into the Breach program, developed by the Knights of Columbus, will begin with a short video followed by discussion groups and refreshments.

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!

Night of Worship and Ministry 

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 (

or Facebook (

For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar (

Operation Christmas Child

If you would like to help a child in need, Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available to pick up after Mass on the weekends of October 22/23 and October 29/30. Your boxes must be filled and returned to the church by Sunday, Nov. 6th. God bless you for your generosity, and may He bless all the dear children who will be receiving these gifts. Come, Holy Spirit. 

The 2022 Canadian shoebox destinations are:

El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ukraine, and Philippines.

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

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

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.  This international campaign of prayer, fasting and public vigil for an end to abortion in our community continues until Nov 6, 7 am to 7 pm daily, at the southwest corner of Queen Street, just off Bank Street. For further info. visit go to the far right-side of the home page under Resources, or contact Helena at  Former abortion workers say it was the peaceful prayer presence outside their facilities that turned them away from abortion.