The St. Mary’s Update | September 15, 2023

The St. Mary’s Update | September 15, 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.

The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s

Starts Monday, September 25th | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

Are you ready to take the next step in discovering your faith? The Alpha experience at St. Mary’s is an open and welcoming environment to explore life’s greatest questions through a Christian lens. Alpha starts on September 25th in the parish hall from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Night of Worship and Ministry: I Believe in the Holy Spirit

Friday, September 22nd | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us for our Night of Worship and Ministry; an evening of worship, teaching, and healing. This month, Sr. Melinda Schenher, SC, Associate Director of Encounter School of Ministry – Ottawa Campus, will be speaking on the theme of “I Believe in the Holy Spirit”.  The members of the Prayer and Prophetic Ministry will be available to pray over you.

Get Involved

Spend an Hour with Jesus

Beloved Disciples Community, “The happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face; it is Jesus of Nazareth, hidden in the Eucharist.” (Pope Benedict XVI) Spend time with Jesus in our Adoration Chapel. Contact Agnes at to sign up for a designated hour or to substitute.

Be Inspired

Douglas’ Story: Alpha helped me return to my faith

Alpha helped Douglas rekindle the faith he had lost. Now it’s your turn.

🙏 Register now for the Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s:

For Families

Children’s Liturgy is Back!

Sunday, September 24th | 9:00 AM Mass

St. Mary’s Kids is bringing back Children’s Liturgy! Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for kids aged 4-7 and presents the Gospel message in an age-appropriate way. Children’s Liturgy will be held once a month at the 9:00 AM Mass for now.

Children’s Liturgy Teachers Needed!

We need your help to get our Children’s Liturgy program going! If you’d like to help with teaching, sign up below.

St. Mary’s Moms Group First Meeting

Tuesday, September 19th | 10:00 AM | Princess Margriet Park

St. Mary’s Kids is launching a new community for moms! Our new moms group will have meetings for moms and young kids every second Tuesday. The first meeting will be on September 19th at Princess Margriet Park after the 9:00 AM Mass. Sign up for more information.

St. Mary’s Youth

St. Mary’s Youth is Back!

Fridays | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

St. Mary’s Youth is back this week! St. Mary’s Youth Group welcomes youth grades 6-12 to join us for our meetings on Friday evenings. This Friday, Fr. Mark will begin a series called “Positive Warfare”. Sign up now to join St. Mary’s Youth!

In the Community

13th Annual Pilgrimage to Montreal

Sunday, October 15th

A pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal open to everyone. For more information, contact Mike Budge at or (613) 224-8110. Find out More

Dialogues – Augustine College

Monday, September 18th | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Dominican College

The Dialogues offer the wider Ottawa community a weekly dinner and discussion group at our downtown campus every Monday. Join students, faculty, alumni, and others in a benevolent, ecumenical dialogue about great literature.  Our next major Dialogue considers C.S. Lewis’ Abolition of Man. Find out More


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