The St. Mary’s Update | January 5, 2024

The St. Mary’s Update | January 5, 2024

The St. Mary’s Update

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The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s

Monday Evenings starting January 15th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you searching for meaning in your life? Do you ever wonder about life’s greatest questions? The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s is an open and welcoming environment to explore faith and God. Our next Alpha course begins on January 15th – it’s free and open to everyone! Register now at stmarysottawa.ca/alpha.

Night of Worship and Ministry

Friday, January 26th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, January 26th from 7 to 9 PM for our Night of Worship and Ministry; an evening of worship, teaching, and healing. This month, Fr. Roger Vandenakker, the General Superior of the Companions of the Cross, will be speaking on the theme of “Spiritual Breakthrough”. The members of the Prayer and Prophetic Ministry will be available to pray over you.


From the Office

Donation Envelopes for 2024

Donation envelopes for the 2024 year are available for pickup at the back of the church this weekend.


For Men

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, January 13th | 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, January 13th. Fr. Mark Goring, CC will be speaking on, “How my prayer life has evolved”. It is the first talk of a discipleship series that will be held at men’s breakfasts every second Saturday of the month.  A “Disciple Notebook” will be available for a free will offering at the breakfast. Cost of the breakfast is $10.00.   Please RSVP by January 8th at breakfastformen@gmail.com.


For Families

Children’s Liturgy this Sunday

Sunday, January 7th | During the 9AM Mass

Children’s Liturgy is back this Sunday at the 9:00 AM Mass. Our trained instructors will teach the lessons from the readings and the Gospel using fun, age-appropriate activities for kids aged 4-7.


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.