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News Update: 2022.09.30

“Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.” 2 Timothy 1: 13-14 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Confirmation Preparation Classes Do you have a child who is in Grade 6 or older who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Please email confirmation@stmarysottawa.ca by OCTOBER 16th to…

News Update: 2022.09.23

“Though Jesus Christ was rich, yet he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. ” 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ministry Fair  September 25th In the Parish Hall after the 9AM & 11AM Masses In the Parish Hall  Special Collection For The Needs of The Canadian Church Beware of scammers! If you receive an urgent email or text from someone claiming to be Fr. Mark or anyone else, don’t send gift cards or money. It’s a…

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Our Pastors

Fr. Ken Lao, CC

On August 15, 2008, I joined the Companions of the Cross in Ottawa. I was ordained to the priesthood on June 6, 2015 and I spent my first two years as Associate Pastor at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Toronto. I was then assigned to be the Pastoral Administrator at Holy Trinity Pastoral Unity in Halifax, NS in 2017, before receiving my present assignment as Associate Pastor here at St. Mary’s Parish in Ottawa.

Fr. Mark Goring, CC

When I was first ordained, I was the associate pastor at St. Mary’s for 4 years. It’s nice to be back! I’ve also worked as the Companions of the Cross Vocations Direction, Chaplain at York University in Toronto and Director of the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, Texas


Give God Permission

Fr. Bob believed that if enough people give God permission God will go to work and do wonderful things that we can’t even imagine. When enough of us give God permission he will move!


What are we doing with the time talent and treasure that the Lord has given us? Are we using it just for ourselves or are we giving it to others?

Appreciate the Baby Steps

If we want to get anywhere with accomplishing our dreams it’s all about the baby steps. We need to learn to appreciate baby steps. Our only goals should be baby steps.

He Fights Our Battles

When we have our eyes fixed on the Lord he will fight our battles. The battle belongs to the Lord. Fix your eyes on the Lord and watch him go to battle for you.