The St. Mary’s Update
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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
Visit stmarysottawa.ca/easter for more information.
Lent at St. Mary’s
Good Friday Stations of the Cross
Deacon Chuck will be leading the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 7th at 7:30 PM in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend and pray.
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.
Diaconate Information Session
Do you sense a call to the Diaconate? Has anyone told you, “You would make a good Deacon?” The Archdiocese needs men with an unrelenting desire to serve God’s people. An information session will be held at St. Mary’s Parish this Tuesday, March 28th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more information please pick up a brochure at the back of the church or contact the parish office.
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 email@example.com if you are interested.
Special Collection this Weekend
This weekend there will be a special collection for Share Lent.
This Week on FORMED
St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father
Available through formed.org. Sign up with St. Mary’s Parish to get a free account.
While the Gospel has not preserved any of his words, his actions have resounded through the ages. Joseph of Nazareth stands out as the model par excellence of Christian virtue, a brilliant example of obedience to God and trust in Divine Providence. His role as protector of families in the difficulties of life and Patron of the universal Church has never been more clearly needed. Watch Now
In the Community
National March for Life: Save the Date
This year’s March for Life will be held on May 11th, 2023 in Ottawa. The theme for this year’s march is “Stand Firm”. We stand firm for the pre-born, mothers in crisis pregnancies, those targeted due to disability, and the elderly in hospitals and care homes. We march insolidarity with the vulnerable and marginalized. Find Out More
Prayers for More
Join the Servants of the Cross during Holy Week on Wednesday, April 5th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM for a special time of individual prayer ministry. In breakout rooms, two trained prayer ministers will pray for God’s encouragement, healing and love for you in your life. Come hungry for the Lord and let him fill you up! Register