The St. Mary’s Update | June 23, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update | June 23, 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.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross Pilgrimage: Save the Date

Thursday, September 14

Come walk with us! Meet at shuttle locations for 9:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick’s Fallowfield and pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Parish for a potluck, joining Fr. Mark Goring and other priests of the Companions of the Cross, and the sisters of the Queenship of Mary Community on the 24 km or approximately 7-hour journey. Check out pilgrimage details, route, optional starting points, and more at the following sign-up link: 

News and Notes

Do Your Part to Keep the Church Clean

We have noticed an increase in garbage and food being left in the pews after Sunday Mass. Please remember to clean your pew after Mass and that adults should not be eating food or chewing gum in the church. Thank you for doing your part in keeping our church beautiful and clean!

For Young Adults

Bayswater & Young Sunday Brunch

Sunday, July 2 | 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM | Eggspectation

Come out for food, drinks and fellowship!

This Week on FORMED

Born into the Kingdom: The Miracle of Baptism

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In this happy presentation, Brother Francis invites us to share in the realities of the Sacrament of Baptism and the union it provides us with God’s big family! Filled with instruction and inspiration, “Born into the Kingdom” is a great reminder of God’s wonderful grace! Watch Now

In the Community

Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus: Summer Intensive 2023

July 24-27, 2023 (Monday to Thursday) | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

We invite you to have a taste of the talks that you would receive from the first 4 quarters of the Encounter School of Ministry (Identity & Transformation, Hearing God & the Prophetic Gifts, Power & Healing, and Inner Healing & Freedom). Register

Special Feast Day Mass for St. Josemaria

Monday, June 26, 2023 | 7:00 PM | Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica

You are cordially invited to attend theMass in honour of Saint Josemaría Escriváon Monday, June 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM in Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Ottawa (385 Sussex Drive). The principal celebrant will be the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall. Everyone is welcome. Confessions will be heard from 6:30 pm. Information: Fr. Salva Rego (613-565-0762 or


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