The St. Mary’s Update | October 20, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update | October 20, 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: 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 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!

For Families

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 Brunch

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!

Get Involved

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 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.

Generosity Report

September 2023

Sunday Collection: $16,868

Online Donations: $7,721

Monthly Pre-Authorized Debit: $13,460

Total Giving: $38,049

Thank You!

Thank you for your generous support! When you give to St. Mary’s, you are supporting our mission and helping those who are most in need in our community.

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