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

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

The St. Mary’s Update

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Night of Worship and Ministry: The Way of the Lord

Friday, November 24th | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us for an evening of worship, teaching, and healing. This month, Pierre O’Reilly, the Executive Director of NET Canada, will be speaking on the theme of “The Way of the Lord”. The members of the Prayer and Prophetic Ministry will be available to pray over you.

Bioethics Symposium

Saturday, November 25th | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

Do you find our secular Canadian culture confusing?  Learn to be a Catholic voice for our contemporary society at the Bioethics Symposium. The speakers are: Paul Coates educator/moral theologian B.Ed M.Div, Kelly Tousignant, Ret’d Prof of Nursing, Ottawa U, RN, B. Sc., M. Nursing, Nick Lusito educator/speaker B.Ed, M.Ed., Theology Diploma. Refreshments will be served for a free will offering. RSVP to

Blessing of New Monstrance and Eucharistic Adoration

Sunday, November 26th | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Adoration Chapel has purchased a beautiful new monstrance! On the feast of Christ the King, after the 9:00 AM Mass, Fr. Mark will be blessing the new monstrance and there will be a time Eucharistic Adoration in the church afterwards. Please help us cover the cost of this beautiful monstrance by donating online or in-person at this event.

For Families

Family Advent Retreat

Saturday, December 2nd | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

Enter into the joy and anticipation of Advent with St. Mary’s Kids! This retreat will feature activities and formation for your entire family – including a craft, a teaching, and an Advent movie at the end of the afternoon. Registration is required for this free event.

Children’s Christmas Pageant

Rehearsal on December 23rd | 9:30 AM -12:00 PM
Pageant on December 24th | 7:00 PM

St. Mary’s Kids is producing a Children’s Christmas Pageant! Sign your kids up now to participate in this fun Christmas tradition. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate! There will be one rehearsal on December 23rd, and the pageant will take place on Christmas Eve after the 5:00 PM Mass.

Get Involved

Spend an Hour with Jesus

Beloved Disciples Community,
“Jesus awaits you in the Eucharist. Come into the silence and let Him change your life.” – Matthew Kelly
Spend time (10 minutes or more) with Jesus in our Adoration Chapel. After a few visits, ask Jesus if he wants you to spend more time with Him. If the answer is “yes”. Contact Agnes at to sign up for a designated hour or to substitute.

In the Community

Servants of the Cross: I Am More

Friday’s of Advent | Beginning on Friday, November 24th | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Do you want to train your brain and get rid of the lies you believe about yourself and replace it with God’s amazing truth? Let’s declare our God-given identity together. Let’s set some time aside to prepare for Christmas by gathering over Zoom. We will share what we have discovered through the book, I AM _____ REWRITE your name – REROUTE your life by Chris Stefanik. Community | Praise and Worship | Testimonies. Register

Renewed in Liturgy Series

November 10th, 17th, and 24th | Most Holy Rosary Parish | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Established in 2020, Renewed in Liturgy Ministry is an annual event spread over three evenings in November. It helps Catholics of Ottawa-Cornwall Archdiocese to gain an in-depth understanding of celebration of Eucharistic Liturgy. This year’s speakers are Most Reverend Yvan Mathieu, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall (November 10th), Rev Fr. Rob Arsenault, CC (November 17th), and Rev. Fr. Pierre Champoux (November 24th). More Information


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