News & Notes: 2023.05.17

News & Notes: 2023.05.17


Join us for a Pentecost Vigil on May 27 from 7-9pm and experience the Holy Spirit in a new way. We will have a talk from Fr. Ken Lao C.C., with music provided by parishioner Jeff Lavery. Prayer teams will be available to pray with you and ask for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life. There will be light refreshments and fellowship to follow.

We don’t need all the answers or perfect holiness. Like the apostles at Pentecost, let’s come as we are and experience the beauty of the Holy Spirit!

Baby Shower for Miriam Centre

We are extremely grateful to all of you for your generosity and support of our fundraiser for the Miriam Centre. You filled the bassinet to over-flowing and gave generously to our pink pig. Next week we will give you a full report including the winner of our quilt raffle. Thank you! Thank you!

Registration for our 2023 Stellar VBS is almost full! This summer camp, designed for ages 4-10, launches your kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world.

Dates: July 17, 2023 — July 21, 2023

Time: 9:00am — 12:00pm daily

Cost: $45/child

Spots are filling up quickly and preschool is already full. Click here for more details and registration!


June 21 is the last Seniors Mass & Luncheon before we break for the summer. Join us at 12pm for Mass, followed by a special roast beef luncheon. There is no cost to attend, so invite a friend! Click here to register.

Our June speaker is Peggy Doucette.

Peggy and her husband Keith run the St. John Paul II centre for Divine Mercy in Alfred, ON. They and their 9 kids have been active in our parish and throughout the Diocese for many years.


NET Thanksgiving Mass & Banquet

You’re invited to join NET Canada in celebrating the end of the 2022-2023 mission year at their Thanksgiving Mass and Banquet! If you are unable to join the Mass in person, it will also be live-streamed on the NET Canada Facebook page and YouTube channel. See below for details.

Thanksgiving Mass
When: June 3rd, 10:30 am (Doors open at 10:15 am & Livestream begins)
Where: St. Mary’s Parish (100 Young Street)

Thanksgiving Banquet
Where: The Ukrainian Banquet and Convention Hall (1000 Byron Avenue)
Time: 12:00 pm (Immediately following the Thanksgiving Mass)

Tickets for the banquet are available for purchase at or by calling their office at (613) 841-4141. For more information please contact


Join St. Mary’s Parish, 100 Young St., on May 27th, Saturday (7-9:30 pm) for an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, healing, and Eucharistic adoration. Theme: Become Fire! Speaker: Fr. Mark Goring, CC, Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish 

ONLINE @ St. Mary’s Youtube Channel or Facebook

For more info: Natalia Lacar at