The St. Mary’s Update
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Night of Worship and Ministry: Called to Celebrate
Friday, October 27th | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for an evening of worship, teaching, and healing. This month, Sr. Philomena, Daughter of Mary, QMC, will be speaking on the theme of “Called to Celebrate”. The members of the Prayer and Prophetic Ministry will be available to pray over you.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is back! Join our Heart of Mercy Ministry in helping kids from developing countries around the world experience the love of God this Christmas. Pick up a shoebox this Sunday, fill it up, and bring it back by November 5th. Thank you for your generosity!
40 Days for Life
Saturday, October 28th | 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Southwest Corner of Queen Street at Bank Street
A call to action of prayer, fasting and public vigil for an end to abortion in our community, continues until November 5th every day from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. To commit to one hour of public prayer on our parish vigil day, Saturday, October 28th, contact Helena at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be part of these powerful campaigns: Watch the Video
Last Call: Confirmation Preparation
Register before October 23rd
Do you have a child in Grade 6 or older in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation? St. Mary’s Parish offers a fun and informative course to prepare them for this important moment in their faith life. Now is your last chance to register!
News and Notes
Road Closures this Weekend
Please note that the portion of highway 417 near St. Mary’s will be closed this weekend; please plan accordingly!
All Saints’ Eve Party
Tuesday, October 31st | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | St. Mary’s Parish Hall
Reserve your free tickets now before we hit capacity! Looking for a faith-filled alternative to Halloween? Dress up as your favourite Saint or biblical character and join us for a night of fun and games. We’ll have plenty of candy, juice, and snacks to give away, and hotdogs available for purchase. Plus, if you select the option when reserving your ticket, your child will go home with a bag full of treats! Don’t forget, there will also be a prize for the best costume, so make sure to bring your A-game.
First Communion and Reconciliation Preparation
Starts October 28th | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Our First Communion ministry offers a dynamic, hands on approach to sacramental prep that focuses on discipleship. The orientation session for parents and candidates is on October 28th.
Homeschoolers Mass & Meet-Up
Friday, November 3rd | 9:00 AM | St. Mary’s Parish & Princess Margriet Park
St. Mary’s Kids is hosting monthly meet-ups for homeschool families in our community! Join us for Mass at 9:00 AM followed by social time at Princess Margriet Park, a short walk away from St. Mary’s.
For Young Adults
The Gold Masquerade
Saturday, October 28th | 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
The highly anticipated Gold Masquerade is happening on October 28th! Get ready to dress to impress and put on your finest mask! International DJ, cash bar, raffle worth $400. Tickets are 70% sold. Get yours now for an unforgettable night!
Sunday, October 22nd | 1:15 PM | Eggspectation (171 Bank Street)
Come out to our brunch October 22nd! Know someone new to the city, discovering their faith or looking to connect with other christians? We encourage you to invite them out!
Spend an Hour with Jesus
“The Eucharist! That is your centre, your life, your death. It is God within us in person.” (St. Peter Julian Eymard)
Contact Agnes at email@example.com to sign up for a specific hour each week to adore Jesus or to substitute in our Adoration Chapel. Come talk to us about a commitment to Jesus during Next Step Sunday on October 15th.
Sunday Collection: $16,868
Online Donations: $7,721
Monthly Pre-Authorized Debit: $13,460
Total Giving: $38,049
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