Sacraments: Baptism | Reconciliation | Eucharist | Confirmation | Marriage | Anointing the Sick | Funerals |
Parish Ministries: | Spiritual | Outreach | Social | Youth | Finance /Temporal |




Sacraments

Baptism

Baptism Adult Baptism: We welcome people of all ages into our parish community. The process for welcoming adults into the Catholic faith is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For more information please see our posting on RCIA.

Infant Baptism: It is with great joy that Holy Name of Mary Parish helps parents who seek the baptism of their baby. In bringing forward your child for baptism, you seek to make a permanent connection between your child and Jesus Christ through the Church. No matter how close or distant your own relationship with God, the new life of your child has stirred a desire in you to seek baptism for him or her. In this sacrament both you and we promise to walk together in nurturing the faith of your child.

Baptism Preparation: If this is your first time bringing a child forward for baptism, it is a requirement that both parents participate in one baptism preparation session. We encourage parents to wait until after the child has been born to attend the session. Parents may bring the baby with them. The preparation session is held in the home of our hosting couple. For more information please contact the parish office.

If you have already had a child baptized at Holy Name of Mary, you need not attend the preparation session again, unless you would like to.

Options for Celebrating the Baptism of Your Child: We offer a couple options for celebrating this important sacrament.
bulletMost baptisms at Holy Name of Mary are celebrated after the 10:30am Mass on Sundays. The ceremony lasts about half-an-hour and is not a full Mass.
bulletAnother choice is to have your child baptized during one of our regular weekend Masses.

Whichever of these options you choose, you must contact the parish office before making further plans.
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Reconciliation (Confession)

Confession Reconciliation: Also known as "Confession," this sacrament is offered at Holy Name of Mary Church. Our Pastor makes himself available half-an-hour before all weekday and weekend Masses. The confessional is located to the right past the front entrance of the church. Confessions can also be heard in the office by appointment.

Children Preparing to Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Children in second grade prepare for their First Reconciliation before their First Communion. For those students enrolled in the Catholic school system instruction for this sacrament is largely done in the their respective school. For students enrolled in the public school system or for those who are home-schooled alternative preparations for First Reconciliation are needed. This can be done through the parish. Please contact the parish office early in the school year for more information.

Our faith community prays for students throughout this process and so a blessing for our children is given on "Enrolment Sunday."
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Eucharist (Holy Communion)

Communion Adult Eucharist: We welcome people of all ages into our Catholic community. The process for welcoming adults into the Catholic faith is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Please see RCIA for more information about how adults at any stage of their faith journey can learn more about becoming Catholic.

Children Preparing for the Sacrament of the Eucharist: Children in second grade prepare to receive their First Communion. For those students enrolled in the Catholic school system instruction for this sacrament is largely done in the their respective school. However, as First Communion is part of one's initiation into the Christian life it implies a commitment on the part of the recipient to active participation in the life of the Church. As children receiving their First Communion are only seven years of age this responsibility is assumed by their parents.

For students enrolled in the public school system or for those who are home-schooled alternative preparations for First Communion are needed. This can be done through the parish. Please contact the parish office early in the school year for more information.

Our faith community prays for students throughout this process and so a blessing for our children is given on "Enrolment Sunday."
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Confirmation

Confirmation Children Preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation: Students receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation in the sixth grade. For those students enrolled in the Catholic school system instruction in preparation for this sacrament is done in their respective school. However, as Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation into the fullness of the Christian life it implies a commitment on the part of the recipient to active participation in the life of the Church. As children being confirmed are still quite young the co-operation of the parents is essential in this regard.

For students enrolled in the public school system or for those who are home-schooled alternative preparations are needed. This can be done through the parish. Please contact the parish office early in the school year for more information.

Adult Confirmation: Holy Name of Mary's RCIA program is designed to accommodate those Catholics who have been baptized and have received their first Eucharist but who never received the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is an overview of the essentials of the faith from an adult perspective. For more information please contact the parish office.

Christians baptized in other traditions who wish to find out more about the Catholic Church or convert to Catholicism are also invited to participate in the RCIA program.
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Marriage (Holy Matrimony)

Wedding Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! If you are looking to get married at Holy Name of Mary Church we ask that you contact the parish office as soon as possible to ensure an available date. Before we can actually reserve a date and time for your wedding the two of you will have to meet privately with our Pastor. The process for marrying in the Catholic Church is rather simple but does require some paperwork and necessary preparations to be completed.
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Anointing the Sick

Anointing the Sick Spiritual Care of the Sick: The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is available for Catholics who are facing major surgery, serious illness, chronic illness, and the debilitating symptoms of aging. The Church recognizes that people need the healing and strengthening power of Christ in these difficult times.

If you or someone you know wishes to receive this sacrament simply call or contact the parish office and speak with our Pastor.
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Funerals

Condolences: Our condolences to anyone experiencing loss at this time. Funerals are usually booked through the Funeral Home with whom you are making arrangements. Once booked our Pastor will contact you concerning the Funeral /Memorial Mass or Funeral Service. Please feel free to contact the parish office with any questions or concerns you may have.

The Catholic Church encourages bodily burial of the deceased but does accept cremation. If at all possible we ask that cremation be delayed until after the Funeral Mass has taken place.
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Parish Ministries

There are five parish ministries, each encompassing a variety of activities and programs. If you'd like to offer help in, or obtain information about, any of these areas please follow the link to our Contact page or contact the parish office.

Spiritual

Spiritual: Seeking to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and study.


bulletAdult faith: Father Robert Barron's (global media ministry Word on Fire) highly acclaimed 10-part series called "Catholicism" can be acquired from the Global Media site. To view the series trailer click here.

For an inspiring read, click Faith articles Faith Articles to see our compilation of articles and essays about our Catholic Faith.



bulletBaptismal Preparation: See above under Baptism

bulletBible Study: The next series of presentations will begin Tuesdays at 7:30 pm (right after the evening Mass): Sept. 15, 22, and 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, and Dec. 1, 2015.

bulletHoly Hour:

bulletLibrary: For the alpha-listing of the collection by author, click here.

bulletMarriage Preparation:

bulletPrayer Circle: Between 10:00 am and 11:00 am every Tuesday, all year round, a group of parishioners meets at the church to recite the rosary and pray for all special intentions. It is an open house and all parishioners are welcome to attend.

bulletSacramental Preparation:

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Liturgy: Altar Guild. Altar Servers, Children's Liturgy, Choirs, Decorating, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Linens, Mass Coordinator, Ushers.

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Outreach

Outreach: Seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to our neighbours.


bulletDevelopment and Peace: Working with the national D&P organization at the parish level.

bulletLighthouse Catholic Media: CD and print resources available at church and school.

bulletMississippi Mills Liaison Committee: Emergency Aid for our local community as required.

bulletOrphanage in Haiti: We support the work of parishioner Dieudonne (Didi) Batraville in St. Marc, Haiti. See her letter, January 2012.

bulletPastoral Care: Outreach work includes Holy Communion for the sick and shut-in, Palliative Ministry of Presence, assist with masses at FVM and ACH, rosary at FVM and ACH.

bulletPro-Life: Life Chain (October), March for Life (May)

bulletRosary Apostolate (Children of Mary): Classroom visits, Living Rosary at Celebration Assembly, etc

bulletSt. Vincent de Paul: Angel Tree at Christmas, Food Bank food drive, Collections for Shepherds of Good Hope, Emergency Aid/ Special neds as required.

bulletOur Twin Parish, Jesus Salvatore in Peru: This is very poor parish and in need of any support we can give. Please use the donation boxes at the back of the church. Read (late) Fr. Joe's September 2011 letter about one family he supported and how our help counts.

bulletWelcome Wagon: Holy Name of Mary Welcome Wagon would like to welcome you to our Parish Family. If you are new to our parish, or know someone who is, please call the parish office at 613-256-1034, or email us.

bulletOther Events and Activities : World Day of Prayer hosted at Holy Name of Mary in 2015, annual participation in Walk of the Cross, "Lemonade on the Steps" Sundays in July, Fall and Spring Gatherings at HNOM School, Parish BBQ.

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Social

Social: Seeking to build up the Body of Christ through fellowship.


bulletSocial Committee:



The Annual Fiddle Mass is always a musical celebration! Please click here to see some images from the Fiddle Mass at Holy Name of Mary.

Our Fall and Spring Gatherings at Holy Name of Mary School bring school and parish together to celebrate. See Fall 2013 photos, Spring 2014 photos and Spring 2015 photos, courtesy of Bernie MacDonald.

Youth

Youth: Seeking to integrate younger members into an active participation in the Body of Christ.


Holy Name of Mary Church currently has a thriving youth ministry. We have two age categories, we have a Junior and Senior age Group. The junior is grades 4-8 and the senior is grades 9-12. They generally meet once a month on the first saturday. We also have boys and girls only nights on occasion. We have a group of 25+ and growing and it is a tight knit group that is full of fun activities, prayer, lessons food and more. We welcome new members and ideas. Some of our goals: Involve the youth more in the weekend masses, start a youth band, have retreats and other special activities. community outreach, and much more! Our aim is to build a strong community for the youth, not just in the groups but in the entire church itself. New and old members of the church are welcome to call anytime and set up times to meet or just talk with the leaders.

YOUCAT Have you heard about the Youth Catechism that was commissioned by Pope Benedict XVI and given out at World Youth Day? It's called the YOUCAT and you don't even need to be young to enjoy it! $20.00 each.


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Finance

Finance /Temporal:


bulletFinance Council: Learn about this important temporal activity.

-- 2016 Financial Results click here.
-- 2014 Financial Results click here.
-- 2013 Financial Results click here.
-- Questions? Please contact the Office or Chair, Finance Council..

Successful fundraising concert, in 2013! Please click here to see some images from the Capital Vox concert at Holy Name of Mary.

bulletCemetery Committee

-- St. Mary's Cemetery Bylaws, eff 2014 click here
-- 2017 Cemetery Charges click here
-- 2016 Cemetery Charges REVISED click here
-- 2016 Cemetery Charges click here
-- 2015 Cemetery Charges click here
-- 2014 Cemetery Charges click here

bulletProperty Committee:

bulletGardening:

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