News Update: 2022.12.09

News Update: 2022.12.09

Are you the one that is to come, are are we to wait for another?

Matthew 11:3

St Mary’s Parish Office will close for the Christmas Holidays on December 21st at 4:00pm and reopen at 9:30am on January 3rd

The Adoration Chapel will be closed for the Christmas Holidays on December 26th and reopen on January 2nd 

Donations Envelopes Are Ready for Pick Up

Please pick up your donation envelopes this weekend 

If you have any questions please contact the office

St. Mary’s 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 Monday evenings, with the final session at 7:15 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2023. For more information, go to:, and to register, please email  


Following the 9am Mass Christmas Day 

RSVP or for more information, contact Per and Carole at

Volunteers and freewill offering are welcome. Guests and volunteers are encouraged to sign up here: 

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.”

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:


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!

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:

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

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:

A Christ-Centred, Co-Journey Towards Healing is the diocesan initiative to raise funds and to enhance the relationship between the Archdiocese and Indigenous Peoples living on the territories it serves. The funds will be used for projects that directly have a positive impact on the Indigenous Peoples of Ottawa-Cornwall. Info:

Homelands Mass – Cancellation: Please note that the Homelands Mass scheduled for January 15, 2023 has been cancelled indefinitely. Thank you all who have participated in this special Mass in the past years.