The St. Mary’s Update
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Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Gifts Workshop
Friday, May 12 | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 13 | 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
This seminar provides an opportunity for committed Christians to discover their God-given charisms for ministry. It is a workshop approach which combines presentations, workbooks, and completion of an inventory to help the process of identification.
Last Chance: The Alpha Experience
Monday Evenings | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
It’s your last chance to join the Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s! The Alpha is an open and welcoming environment to explore life’s greatest questions through a Christian lens. Register now and join us on May 1st in the parish hall.
For Young Adults
Bayswater & Young: Sunday Brunch
Sunday, May 7 | 1:30 PM | The Royal Oak
Bayswater & Young, St. Mary’s Parish’s young adults group, is back! We are excited to be starting consistent gatherings again to form connection and community! This first brunch will be at The Royal Oak on Bank Street. Come out for fellowship, bring a friend looking for community, and get connected with the team for future events.
March for Life
Thursday, May 11
The theme for this year’s 26th National March for Life in Ottawa is “Stand Firm”. View the detailed events schedule and locations at marchforlife.ca. The National March for Life Rally will be on May 11th at 12:30 PM on Parliament Hill and then the march through Ottawa streets will be at 1:30 PM. In the evening, things will wrap up with two simultaneous evening dinners, the Youth Banquet and the Rose Dinner.
News and Notes
There will be a special collection this weekend for vocation works.
Diocesan Feast Day
You are all invited to join Archbishop Damphousse to celebrate a Mass in honour of our Diocesan Feast Day on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 AM at the Notre Dame Cathedral.
This Week on FORMED
Our Mother Mary
Available through formed.org. Sign up with St. Mary’s Parish to get a free account.
Dr. Ben Akers sits down with Dr. Mark Miravalle, Saint John Paul II Chair of Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, to discuss Mary, the Mother of God. What is Mariology? How does Mary serve as model for all the faithful? How can we relate to Mary today? What does it mean to say that Mary is the Mother of the Church? Was Mary free in her earthly life? 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 email@example.com by Wednesday, May 24th. More info: 613-254-7220
NET Canada Virtual Information Session
Are you between 18-30 and interested in doing a year of mission? NET Canada invites YOU to our Virtual Information Sessions! These sessions will be held online on Thursday, May 4th, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM and on Tuesday, May 9th, from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Come meet our recruiters and find out what’s it like to be a NET missionary! Interested or know someone who would be? Register today at netcanada.ca/apply! Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 613-292-9991! Register