The St. Mary’s UPdate | December 1, 2023

The St. Mary’s UPdate | December 1, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update

The St. Mary’s Update is our weekly newsletter featuring news and stories from St. Mary’s Parish! Subscribe now to receive The St. Mary’s Update in your inbox every Friday.


Celebrate Christmas at St. Mary’s!

Christmas Mass | December 24th at 5PM & 8PM | December 25th at 10:00 AM

Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season at St. Mary’s! Our full Christmas and New Year’s Mass schedule, along with information on the children’s pageant and other special events is available now at stmarysottawa.ca/christmas.

Advent Confessions

Saturday, December 16th | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

As we wait upon the Lord this Advent season, join us for an extended time to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Keep Christ in Christmas Buttons

December 3rd and 10th | After Mass

Jesus is the reason for the season! The Knights of Columbus will be selling Keep Christ in Christmas buttons after Mass on December 3rd and 10th for a free will offering.


For Families

Children’s Christmas Pageant

Rehearsal on December 23rd | 9:30 AM -12:00 PM
Pageant on December 24th | 7:00 PM

St. Mary’s Kids is producing a Children’s Christmas Pageant! Sign your kids up now to participate in this fun Christmas tradition. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate! There will be one rehearsal on December 23rd, and the pageant will take place on Christmas Eve after the 5:00 PM Mass.


For Men

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, December 9th | 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

All men are invited to an Advent Men’s Breakfast at 7:00 AM on  Saturday, December 9th. Fr. Ken Lao, CC will be speaking on the subject “Christ Will Come Again”. This is a fundraiser for the Coats for Kids program. Price of a nutritional continental breakfast will be $10.00. Please RSVP by December 4th to breakfastformen@gmail.com.


For Engaged Couples

Marriage Preparation

Thursdays beginning January 25th | 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Experience a fulfilling and Christ-centred marriage! St. Mary’s will have a marriage preparation course starting on January 25, 2023. There will be 7 weekly meetings from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM on Thursday evenings, with the final session at 7:15 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2023. To register, please visit
stmarysottawa.ca/marriage or email
marriage.preparation@stmarysottawa.ca.


From the SErvants of the Cross

Perpetual Promises of Sr. Alison Weber, SC

Wednesday, December 13th | 7:00 PM | St. Mary’s Parish

The Servants of the Cross cordially invite you to the perpetual promises of Sr. Alison Weber, SC. to be received by The Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall. A reception will follow. There will be a live stream available.


News and Notes

Thank You for Your Generosity!

Thanks to you, our Operation Christmas Child campaign was a huge success! We were able to collect 131 shoe boxes as a parish. Thank you!


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