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

The St. Mary’s Update | March 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.

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.

Experience Easter at St. Mary’s

Experience the Easter Triduum at St. Mary’s! Journey with Christ through his passion, death, and resurrection. Join us for:

  • Holy Thursday Mass on April 6th at 7:30 PM
  • Good Friday Service on April 7th at 3:00 PM
  • Easter Vigil on April 8th at 8:00 PM

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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. Mark will be preaching about our response to Christ’s sacrifice. Did you miss the first three 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.

News and Notes

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.

Pro-Life Information Meeting

We are always looking for new volunteers to get invoJoin Campaign Life Coalition’s Information Meeting on Wednesday, March 22nd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, for pro-life updates, planned events, and to hear from keynote speaker, Jack Fonseca. For additional information, contact the Ottawa office at 613-729-0379 or! 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

Save the Date: Be Clothed with Power Conference

Save the date for “Be Clothed with Power,” a spring conference including speakers Ralph Martin and Bishop Scott McCaig. Be filled with the Lord’s power in the beautiful season of Easter. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church More details to come! 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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