Announcements

Offertory Envelopes

These are now being distributed after each Sunday mass. Due to Covid restrictions they are being given out by one person. We are not able to leave them out so you can find the number you like. This year you may have a different number than the number you always had. You will also be able to pick up a box of envelopes at the office during office hours. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience during this pandemci time.

Christmas Mass Tickets

Next Sunday we will begin to distribute tickets for Christmas Masses. Due to the limited number of places at this time they will be given out after the Masses to those now attending church. Each ticket will be for 1 or 2 persons and a maximum of 2 tickets per family.

Mass times for Christmas Dec. 24th at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and December 25th at 10 a.m. If we need another Mass because all the tickets are gone, Father has agreed to celebrate another Mass and the time will be determined later.

We will have our online Christmas Mass for those who wish to celebrate with us online.

Tickets for Christmas masses are available after all masses this weekend. AFTER this weekend, remaining tickets will be available at the office.

New Year Masses

New Year's Masses will be held on Dec. 31(New Year's Eve) at 5:pm. and January 1 (New Year's Day) at 10:am. NO tickets are required for these masses. Please note that this is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Reconciliation

Advent confessions are held every Wed. and Thurs. from 9am to 9:30am following the morning mass. No appointments are needed for this time. Our parish Reconciliation Celebration will take place on THURSDAY, December 17 at 7:pm.


Sacraments

During the past few weeks some of our children have celebrated First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. These were to have taken place last spring when the churches were closed. Due to Covid restrictions these have been private celebrations in our church with their family members only. Although many of our parishioners were unable to attend these celebrations, they were indeed happy ones and we ask you to keep these children and their families in your prayers. Thank you.

Diocesan Resources

Advent For Families

The 12 Days of Christmas


Mass Intentions

All Mass Intentions requested and paid for prior to the Corona virus pandemic a total of 5 intentions per week will be included @ the 9 o'clock Sunday Mass beginning Sunday May 3.

If you would prefer to reschedule the Mass intention to a later date please contact the office.

If you wish to add a name for the "recently deceased" or the "critically or seriously ill" to the weekly Prayers of the Faithful please contact the office.


Feeling Distressed During This Pandemic?

If you are feeling overwhelmed and lost... please connect with us. The CWL and the K of C are providing wellness checks in our community. If you or someone you are aware of is experiencing distress please contact Carmen at 613 828-6820 and your information will be directed to the appropiate Team.

Supporting Our Parish During Covid-19

...A number of parishioners have ask how they can continue to support the Community during these difficult times. If you are able and want to:

1. Cheques can be mailed to St. Martin de Porres 3891 Old Richmond Rd. Nepean, On K2H 5C1...

2. If you would prefer to Tithe on line, please visit our website at http://www.stmartindeporresottawa.com

3. E-transfers are also available. A PAD (pre-authorized debit) option is available under the Parish information page. You can e-mail Carmen if you need help setting this up at: st.matindeporreschurch1@gmail.com