News Update: 2022.11.25

News Update: 2022.11.25

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord!

1st Sunday of Advent

Senior Parishioner Needs Help 

Elderly Female St. Mary’s Parishioner living at Carling & Pinecrest needs a ride to church on Sundays. If you available please call the office at 613 728 9811 or email

Operation Christmas Child

A big thanks to everyone at St. Mary’s who contributed to Operation Christmas Child this year. Our parish filled 127 shoeboxes! Lord, please bless the generous parishioners, and all the children who will be receiving these Christmas gifts. Come, Holy Spirit.

St. Mary’s Parish Ottawa Looking For Full Time Youth Minister 

Are you effective at communicating the Gospel to young people?

Can you plan and organize fun discipleship-oriented programs for children to young adults?

Are you effective at recruiting and mentoring youth leaders?

Do you have excellent communication and great administrative skills?

Night of Worship and Ministry 


As we worship, see the Lord minister to His people in power! Come join us on November 25, 2022 (7-9 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing. 

Theme: Walking in Faith
Speaker: Fr. Lawrence Hyginus, CC, Companions of the Cross Director of Vocations

ONLINE @ St. Mary’s Youtube Channel (

or Facebook (

The Prayer and Prophetic Ministry members will be available to pray for you in person.

For more information, please contact Natalia Lacar (

Permission – The Series

This series of four talks will inspire and equip you to be more explosively alive in your faith. Fr. Bob Bedard’s vision of an Explosively Alive Church needs Explosively Alive Christians. Everyone is welcome to join this series of inspiring talks led by Companions of the Cross priests and deacons. At 7:00 pm on Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 & Dec. 18. Register to receive the YouTube link:

Ottawa Catholic Young Professionals (OCYP) Event

This new ministry is for professionals under 40 looking to excel in their professional vocation while living out their faith in the workplace! Join us for the first Executive Panel Event on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 PM at St. Theresa’s parish hall, 95 Somerset St.W. The topic will be “What does it mean to be a Catholic Professional?” You will also 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  


Night of Worship & Adoration 
December 10th, 2022 @ 7:30 PM 
St Mary’s Parish 
100 Young St., Ottawa

FNE Christmas Trivia Night Fundraiser

As a follow-up to our recent email about fundraising, we’re excited to announce plans for our first fundraiser of the year – a virtual trivia night, hosted by our very own FNE parent volunteer, Patrick Brown! using the Kahoot app available for free download here.

Hope you’re able to mark Friday, December 9 at 7:00 pm on your calendars.  For more information and to register for the event, please see the Google Form at the following link: SPP FNE Trivia Night Registration

This event will be open to families and friends inside and outside the FNE community, so don’t be shy about spreading the word and forwarding the link to anyone you think might be interested!

Any questions regarding the event can be directed to our fundraising committee volunteer, Sarah Pion:

Thanks so much and we’re looking forward to a great evening!

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Competition.

 Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus 

This poster competition encourages parish children between 5 and 14 to acknowledge that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.  There will be prizes for three different age groups: 5 to 7, 8 to 10, and 11 to 14.  This Sunday (13 Nov)  mass and next Sunday (20 Nov), families will be offered registration material for the competition before and after mass.  For the judges to choose the winners, the 11×17 inch posters need to be submitted  after the weekend mass on Sun 18 Dec 22. The three criteria for the winning posters are as follows:  the slogan (30 points), the visuals (30 points), and overall impact (40 points).  Winning posters will be announced in Jan 2023.    For further information contact Knight of Columbus brother Per Talgoy at”

Christmas Cakes and Treats sale for Campaign Life Coalition 

After Mass on December 10th & 11th 

Traditional Christmas Treats 

And sweet and savoury gift boxes and other confections. Including chocolates made by the monks of Val Notre Dame

All proceeds go to the life saving work of Campaign Life Coalition

Visit for a full list of items. 

For more information, please call 613 729 0379

Heart of Worship Adoration Night 

Tuesday November 29th 7-8:30pm

In person or Online

44 Rothesay Dr, Kanata, ON K2L 2X1

(613) 836-1764

Christmas Buttons

To keep Christ in Christmas, the Knights of Columbus is providing Christmas Buttons to parish members after Sunday mass for the first 3 weeks of advent.  They will be available at the back of the church from November 27th to December 11th.  Only a free will offering is being accepted for the buttons.”

AGM : Action Life Ottawa Annual General Meeting

Action Life Ottawa invites you To its Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Dr. Sephora Tang MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, will do a talk on “Euthanasia and Mental Illness”.

TOPICEuthanasia and Mental Illness
WHEN:  Wednesday, November 30th, 2022, 7:00pm 
WHERE:  St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry St., Nepean, ON K2G 1K5  (off Meadowlands Dr., near Merivale Rd.)

Healing Mass

Fr. Francis Donnelly will be the celebrant giving the sacrament of the sick. Prayer teams will be available after

Mass. St. Augustine parish, 1060 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, Fri., Dec. 2. Confession 6pm, Mass 7pm. Hosted by People of Joy prayer group and the Holy Spirit Healing Clinic. Info: 613-523-1377.

Christmas Concert

Held in support of the Heron Emergency Food Centre. Participants: Ottawa Catholic School Board Chamber Choir, Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Choir, Ottawa Wind Ensemble and Soloist Lindsey Sikora. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Sun., Dec. 4, 3:00 p.m. Voluntary donation. Info: 613-733-9028. 

Kairos Blanket Exercise

Come and experience the Kairos Blanket Exercise to deepen your understanding of Indigenous history in what is now Canada. Sat., Nov. 26, 1:00 p.m. in the Immaculata High School Chapel, where Donna Naughton of Kateri Native Ministry will facilitate the exercise. To register: email or call Holy Canadian Martyrs parish: 613-232-5347.