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.
Easter at St. Mary’s
The Triduum Starts Tonight!
As Lent comes to an end, the Church prepares for the holiest time of the year. Make the most out of Holy Week and Easter at St. Mary’s – journey with Christ through his passion, death, and resurrection.
Join us for the Easter Triduum at St. Mary’s:
- Holy Thursday at 7:30 PM
- Good Friday at 3:00 PM
- Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM
- Easter Sunday at 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
For the full Easter schedule, visit stmarysottawa.ca/easter.
Stations of the Cross
Deacon Chuck will be leading the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 7:30 PM in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend and pray.
Bring Your Bells!
Don’t forget to bring your bells to ring during the Gloria at the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses.
Easter Vigil Reception
After the Vigil, we will have a potluck reception in the parish hall. Sign Up to Help! Your favourite prepared dish will be greatly appreciated – making this a beautiful celebration of the Resurrection and the reception of our RCIA Candidates into St. Mary’s Parish family.
Please drop off your ready to serve, labelled dish in the kitchen before the Vigil. Special instructions or notes are welcome.
We are looking for volunteers to help set up and clean up. Contact Erika at ErikaLindig@yahoo.com to sign up.
News and Notes
Easter Office Hours
Holy Thursday (April 6th) 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Good Friday (April 7th) CLOSED
Easter Monday (April 10th) CLOSED
On Good Friday, there will be a special collection for the Holy Land.
The Adoration Chapel will be closed during the Easter Triduum from April 6th to April 9th.
This Week on FORMED
Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage
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Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage is a beautiful, 30 minute contemplative documentary. This film cinematically walks through the locations of the Holy Week story, re-presenting the most important days of human history. Watch Now