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

The St. Mary’s Update | March 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.

New Life Retreat

We will be offering the New Life Retreat from March 17th to 19th in the parish hall.  The New Life Retreat weekend is an excellent way to prepare for Easter as you deepen your personal relationship with the Lord and learn more about the Holy Spirit.  For more information, pick up a brochure at the back or side entrance of the church or visit us at

Night of Worship and Ministry: Victory in Christ

Join us on Friday, March 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, Mother Mary Bernadette, foundress of the Queenship of Mary, will be speaking on the theme of “Victory in Christ”.  The members of the Prayer and Prophetic Ministry will be available to pray over you.

Lenten Confessions

We will be offering a special opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Lent on Saturday, March 18th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. There will be multiple priests available and the church will be open for private prayer.

St. Patrick’s Day Pilgrimage

How are you spending St. Patrick’s Day? Do you like the outdoors? Do you like a physical challenge? Join pilgrims from the Companions of the Cross, Servants of the Cross, Queenship of Mary and parishioners from parishes along the 28 km route between St. Patrick’s Fallowfield to St. Patrick’s Basilica for fellowship and prayerful refection on Friday, March 17th.

Lent at St. Mary’s

Return to the Father’s Heart: Lenten Preaching Series

Throughout Lent, Fr. Mark and Fr. Ken have been leading a preaching series called “Return to the Father’s Heart”. This week, Fr. Ken will be preaching about the Good News of God’s plan for our salvation. Did you miss the first two weeks? Watch them here.

For Men

Into the Breach: Video Series for Men

Men of the parish: learn to be ambassadors of our family values and faith foundation. Step Into the Breach in this spiritual battle on Wednesday, March 29th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM by watching a short inspiring video developed by the Knights of Columbus followed by refreshments and discussion groups.

Get Involved

Volunteer Photographer for the Easter Triduum

We are looking for a volunteer to take photos during the Easter Triduum on April 6th to 8th. Experience using a DSLR camera is preferred, but you do not need to own your own camera. Send an email to if you are interested.

Join a Ministry

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.

This Week on FORMED

Catholic Commentary on The Chosen

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Catholic Commentary on The Chosen helps Catholics engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ. Using the fullness of the faith and authentic Catholic imagination, Dr. Michael Barber and Dr. Scott Hefelfinger help Catholics approach Scripture, creative license, and more in The Chosen.

In the Community

Ottawa Catholic Young Professionals Lent Retreat

Join us Saturday, March 18th from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at St. Maurice Parish for a half day retreat including talks, confession, Mass, fellowship and more! Come learn and grow deeper in your faith while meeting like-minded friends! Go to or look us up on Facebook to register! 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, March 25th from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM. For more information, contact Marcel at or (613) 203-2547.  Register Here


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