The St. Mary’s Update
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The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s
Are you searching for meaning in your life? The Alpha experience at St. Mary’s is an open and welcoming environment to explore life’s greatest questions through a Christian lens. If you have not yet experienced the profound warmth of God’s love, Alpha is for you. Alpha will be running in the parish hall on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM beginning on April 17th.
Parish Feast Day
Our Parish feast day is coming up! Join us for a special Mass celebrating Our Lady of Good Counsel on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM. There will be a reception after Mass.
Night of Worship and Ministry: Trusting God in Your Wilderness
Join us on Friday, April 28th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for our Night of Worship and Ministry; an evening of worship, teaching, and healing. This month, Henri Lemay, founder of “Training in Christian Healing”, will be speaking on the theme of “Trusting God in Your Wilderness”. The members of the Prayer and Prophetic Ministry will be available to pray over you.
Douglas’ Story: Alpha helped me return to my faith
Alpha helped Douglas rekindle the faith he had lost. Now it’s your turn.
🙏 Register now for the Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s: stmarysottawa.ca/alpha
World Youth Day
This Sunday is a special Missionary Sunday. At the end of Mass, you will get to meet the members of our community you will be attending World Youth Day this summer in Portugal. They need your help! Find out how you can support our missionaries.
This Week on FORMED
Divine Mercy with Fr. Michael Gaitley
Available through formed.org. Sign up with St. Mary’s Parish to get a free account.
Renowned speaker and author Fr. Michael Gaitley tells the dramatic history of God’s love and mercy as interwoven through the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of Maximilian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of Pope St. John Paul II. Featuring the brilliant cinematic artistry of the Augustine Institute’s film studio, the vast panorama of God’s work of mercy in the world unfolds as a story to be experienced. Watch Now
In the Community
Spiritual Motherhood of Priests Formation Weekend
An invitation to Catholic women interested in becoming a Spiritual Mother of Priests. Formation Weekend and Induction/Renewal Promises Mass—June 2nd to 4th, 2023 at Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr., Ottawa, Ontario. Details on events page at www.spiritualmotherhoodofpriests.caPlease register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 24th. More info: 613-254-7220
Project Rachel Retreat
Hurt by abortion? Project Rachel is a ministry for women who have suffered the loss of a child from abortion. The hiddenness, the aloneness, and the grief are met by volunteers and God’s healing power. Our next weekend retreat is being offered at St. Mary of Egypt Refuge, April 28th to 30th – “Come away.”
For information about Project Rachel, visit stmarysrefuge.org/rachel, and call 289-691-6840 or e-mail email@example.com.