The St. Mary’s Update | February 10, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update | February 10, 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.

Permission the Film – Crowdfunding and Casting Call

On February 11th and 12th, Kevin Dunn, director of the film Permission – Fr. Bob Bedard’s Vision for the Church, will be at Mass to speak about the film’s crowdfunding campaign and casting call. Permission is the full-length documentary exploring the life of Fr. Bob Bedard, founder of the Companions of the Cross and former pastor of St. Mary’s Parish. There are many ways for parishioners to support the film, including becoming extras for some of the scenes, donating to the crowdfunding campaign, and praying for the success of the project.

Night of Worship and Ministry: A Harvest of Joy

Join us on Friday, February 24th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for our Night of Worship and Ministry; an evening of worship, teaching, and healing. This month, Fr. Roger Vandenakker, General Superior of the Companions of the Cross, will be speaking on the theme of “A Harvest of Joy”.  The members of the Prayer and Prophetic Ministry will be available to pray over you.

Ash Wednesday

As we begin the season of Lent, join us for Ash Wednesday Mass and the distribution of ashes on Wednesday, February 22nd at 9:00 AM, 12:15 PM, and 7:30 PM.

Get Involved

Weekend Adoration Chapel Volunteers Needed

The Adoration Chapel is looking to open on weekends. We need two committed adorers for every hour from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact us at or click the link below to sign up.

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We are always looking for new volunteers to get involved! No matter what you have to offer, there is a ministry that is right for you.


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In the Community

Into the Deep: Masters Class on Prayer and the Interior Life

Join Marcel Dion, co-founder of Magnificat Ministries, for this exciting two-part Masters Class to discover in greater depth the dignity and mystery of your destiny in Christ Jesus. Drawing on Scripture, the Catechism, and the writings of mystics, you’ll discover more about the exciting adventure of prayer and the interior life by “putting out into the deep” (Luke 5:4). The class will be held at Holy Rosary Parish on Saturday, February 25th and Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM. For more information, contact Marcel at or (613) 203-2547.  Register Here

Do Something Amazing Retreat

Are you between 18-30 years old? Do you want to deepen your faith and share it with youth across Canada alongside other young Catholic adults like you? NET Canada invites YOU to a Do Something Amazing Retreat on Saturday, February 25th, from 10:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Annunciation of the Lord Parish. Come find out what’s it like to be a NET missionary and how you can radically change the lives of young people across Canada through the life-changing message of the Gospel!  Register Here


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