The St. Mary’s Update | February 17, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update | February 17, 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.

Lenten Prayer Challenge

The challenge is simple: pray 10 minutes a day for 40 days using the Treasure in Heaven prayer booklet. We are encouraging all parishioners to take on this challenge starting on Ash Wednesday. To help guide you along this journey, we will be leading a 10-minute prayer time every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM throughout Lent via live stream. Sign up now to watch the weekly live stream and to receive the resources you need to get started. Find out more at

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.

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.

Get Involved

Adoration Chapel – Volunteers Needed

The Adoration Chapel is looking for committed adorers for the following hours: Mondays at 3:00 PM, Thursdays at 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM, and Fridays at 1:00 PM. 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

I Am Hungry – Feasting-Fast

Fasting? No way! That’s what we thought too… The Servants of the Cross want to introduce to you over the season of Lent that we can feast on His Word and guarantee that our nibblings, cravings, binges can be satisfied far more than those sugary treats or salty chips. Join us this Lent as we fast together and feast on the Lord! Sessions are held each Wednesday during Lent from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM on ZoomRegister Here

Bishops and Catholic Organizations in Canada Launch Earthquake Emergency Aid Campaign

With the support of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB),  Aid to Church in Need (ACN), Canadian Jesuits International (CJI), Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) Canada, and Development and Peace-Caritas Canada (DPCC) are launching an emergency aid campaign in response to the destructive earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday. They have pledged the total sum of nearly one million Canadian dollars. Find Out More

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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