News Update: 2022.12.02

News Update: 2022.12.02

“He will baptize you with Holy Spirit and with Fire”

2nd Sunday of Advent

St Mary’s Parish Office will close for the Christmas Holidays on December 22nd at 4:00pm and reopen at 9:30am on January 4th

Marriage preparation course

St. Mary’s will have a marriage preparation course starting on January 30, 2023. There will be 7 weekly meetings from 7:15 to 9:15 pm on Wednesday evenings, with the final session at 7:15 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2023. To register, please email  Visit

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 office@web

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Children of Paraguay Medical/Dental Clinic

Once again, I am humbled by your generosity for the project, which is very dear to my heart. 

Thank you very much for continuing to support this mission though the walkathon, we raised $6,791.00. 

Please be assured that all recipients of the services offered by the medical-dental clinic are eternally grateful for your care and concern. 

You are making a difference in so many lives. 

Gratefully yours, 

Rosa E. Frias

A Note From Paraguay:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support to the children of Limpio

May God’s blessings always be with you

Gerardo Martinez

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?

If so, please send your resume to:

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!

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

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.”

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. 

Christmas Concert at the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica

The Choirs of Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica present their annual Christmas Choral Celebration on Sun., Dec. 11, 2:30pm. Featuring the Cathedral’s titular organist, Jennifer Loveless, directed by Michel Guimont. All are welcome. Admission by freewill offering. Info: