The St. Mary’s Update | August 18, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update | August 18, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update

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Parish Family Picnic

August 26 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Princess Margriet Park (265 Fairmont Ave)

Get ready for some free family fun to end the summer! St. Mary’s Kids is hosting a parish family picnic. Bring your own picnic to Princess Margaret Park on Fairmont Avenue for free games, bubbles, face painting and more!

Sacred Sites Tour of Italy: Information Session

Wednesday, August 23 | 7:00 PM | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a pilgrimage to Italy in May 2024 open to all adults. This information session will give you the details of the 13-day pilgrimage to sacred sites in Italy which will occur from May 10th to 23rd, 2024. Fr. Ken Lao will be the spiritual director for this pilgrimage. RSVP for the information session to Nick Lusito at or phone (613) 807-2467.

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Sundays beginning September 10th | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the place for you to discover the Catholic faith. If you have never been baptized, have been baptized outside the Catholic Church, have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but never confirmed, or are curious about the Catholic Church, RCIA is for you! Register now for our course beginning on September 10th.

For Young Adults

Bayswater & Young Sunday Brunch

Sunday, August 20 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Eggspectation (171 Bank Street)

Bayswater & Young is hosting Sunday brunch at Eggspectation! Come out with a friend! Know someone new to the city? Bring them for fellowship!

From the Companions of the Cross

Seminarian Commitment Mass

August 28, 2023 | 7:00 PM | St. Maurice Parish

Join us at St. Maurice Parish for an inspirational evening as the seminarians renew their promises to
the Community. This is an amazing opportunity to engage with the Community as there will be a light
reception in the Atrium following Mass.

In the Community

Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus Come and See!

Tuesdays | September 5, 12, 19, and 26 | St. Mary’s Parish

If you haven’t applied yet to the Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus, there’s an opportunity for you to practically discern – live at St. Mary’s Parish. Join us for our Orientation evening (Tuesday, September 5, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM) and for our first three classes (Tuesdays September 12, 19, and 26; 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM). Let God speak to your heart through your experience. The application process closes on Monday, October 2! Contact us at or (613)729-8710.  Find out More


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