The St. Mary’s Update | June 2, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update | June 2, 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.

Honour the Life and Legacy of Fr. Bob Bedard

Monday, June 19 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Help us immortalize Fr. Bob’s contribution to the Church and to St. Mary’s! We are inviting all parishioners to sign up as extras for the film “Permission”, which tells the story of Fr. Bob Bedard, longtime pastor of St. Mary’s Parish and founder of the Companions of the Cross. Filming will be taking place at St. Mary’s on June 19th. No acting experience or talent is required! Lunch, snacks, and water will be provided.

First Communion Mass

Sunday, June 4 | 11:00 AM

Celebrate the children of our parish who will be receiving their First Communion this Sunday at the 11:00 AM Mass!

From the Companions of the Cross

Priestly Ordinations and Reception

Saturday, June 17
Ordinations: 10:00 AM | Notre Dame Cathedral-Basilica
Reception: 5:00 PM | Ottawa Conference and Events Centre

Celebrate the priestly ordinations of Dcns. Daniel, Isaac, and Kevin with the Companions of the Cross community. Join us for the ordination and the reception! Flying in from our foundations in Canada and the USA, the Companions of the Cross Brothers will gather in Ottawa for this joyous event. Our keynote speaker at the reception will be Bp. Christian Riesbeck, CC. Purchase your tickets before May 30th, costing $100 per person. For more information, contact Kim at

For Young Adults

Bayswater & Young Sunday Brunch

Sunday, June 4 | 1:00 PM | Eggspectation

Bayswater & Young is hosting Sunday Brunch on June 4th at 1:00 PM at Eggspectation (171 Bank Street). Come out for fellowship and to meet new people while having some yummy food and drinks! 

This Week on FORMED

What about Same-Sex Attraction?

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What does the Church say about same-sex attraction? Dr. Scott Hefelfinger and Chris Stefanick unpack common questions.  Watch Now

In the Community

Annual Pilgrimage to St. Anne-de-Beaupré and Our Lady of the Cape

August 12-13

After a long 3 years, the 149th Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré and Our Lady of the Cape is resuming with buses that will depart from the Dioceses of Ottawa-Cornwall, Gatineau, Pembroke, St-Jérôme/Mont-Laurier and Kingston August 12-13, 2023.  Our Weekend Celebrant is Bishop Guy Desrochers, Diocese of Pembroke. Find out More


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