The St. Mary’s Update | November 24, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update | November 24, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update

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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.

Advent Confessions

Saturday, December 16th | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

As we wait upon the Lord this Advent season, join us for an extended time to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Keep Christ in Christmas Buttons

December 3rd and 10th | After Mass

Jesus is the reason for the season! The Knights of Columbus will be selling Keep Christ in Christmas buttons after Mass on December 3rd and 10th for a free will offering.


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.

Children’s Liturgy this Sunday

Sunday, November 26th | During the 9AM Mass

Children’s Liturgy is back this Sunday at the 9:00 AM Mass. Our trained instructors will teach the lessons from the readings and the Gospel using fun, age-appropriate activities for kids aged 4-7.


For Men

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, December 9th | 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

All men are invited to an Advent Men’s Breakfast at 7:00 AM on  Saturday, December 9th. Fr. Ken Lao, CC will be speaking on the subject “Christ Will Come Again”. This is a fundraiser for the Coats for Kids program. Price of a nutritional continental breakfast will be $10.00. Please RSVP by December 4th to breakfastformen@gmail.com.


For Engaged Couples

Marriage Preparation

Thursdays beginning January 25th | 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Experience a fulfilling and Christ-centred marriage! St. Mary’s will have a marriage preparation course starting on January 25, 2023. There will be 7 weekly meetings from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM on Thursday evenings, with the final session at 7:15 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2023. To register, please visit
stmarysottawa.ca/marriage or email
marriage.preparation@stmarysottawa.ca.


From the SErvants of the Cross

Perpetual Promises of Sr. Alison Weber, SC

Wednesday, December 13th | 7:00 PM | St. Mary’s Parish

The Servants of the Cross cordially invite you to the perpetual promises of Sr. Alison Weber, SC. to be received by The Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall. A reception will follow. There will be a live stream available.


In the Community

NET Canada Mission Discernment Night

Saturday, November 25th | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

Are you in grade 11-12 or between the ages of 18-30 and trying to figure out what’s next in your life? NET Canada invites you to our Mission Discernment Evening in Ottawa on November 25th from 7-9pm at St. Mary’s Parish! Join us for a night of fellowship, food, and praise and get a glimpse into what a year on mission with NET Canada would look like! Interested or know someone who would be? Register at netcanada.ca/apply! Have questions? Email recruit@netcanada.ca or call/text 613-292-9991! More Information


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