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St Mary’s Parish

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Location Details

100 Young St. Ottawa, ON K1Y 3P7

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Meet our Team

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

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.

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Latest News

The St. Mary’s Update | February 9, 2024

Subscribe to the Update There is always something going on at St. Mary’s! Browse news and upcoming events below. Subscribe to The St. Mary’s Update to say in-the-know with everything happening at St. Mary’s. Ash Wednesday Wednesday, February 14th | 9:00 am, 12:15 pm, and 7:00 pm Join us for Mass as we begin the season of Lent. On Ash Wednesday, we are challenged to repent of our sin and are marked with an ash cross on our forehead to…

The St. Mary’s UPdate | February 2, 2024

Subscribe to the Update There is always something going on at St. Mary’s! Browse news and upcoming events below. Subscribe to The St. Mary’s Update to say in-the-know with everything happening at St. Mary’s. News Ash Wednesday Wednesday, February 14th | 9:00 am, 12:15 pm, and 7:00 pm Join us for Mass as we begin the season of Lent. On Ash Wednesday, we are challenged to repent of our sin and are marked with an ash cross on our forehead…

Homilies

Made to Love

When Jesus is asked what the greatest commandment is, he doesn’t hesitate: it is to love. We need to love God and love others. We are made by God, who is love, so we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that we were made for love! Fr. Mark reminds us that love is at the core of our identity and our mission.

The Source of Peace

In a world that is so chaotic, so full of evil and death, Deacon Charles reminds us that true peace can only be found in Jesus Christ.

The Heavenly Feast

One of the most common metaphors for heaven is “the feast”. There are numerous times throughout Scripture when Jesus refers to heaven as a feast, or a banquet, or as him dining with us. In the final homily of our preaching series, “At Your Service”, Fr. Mark reminds us that we are called to invite everyone to this amazing feast!

Serving that Produces Results

When we invest our money in stocks, we expect a return on investment. In the same way, when we go on mission, we expect to see results. Holiness is not just about being self-focused, it is about being focused on others. In this third homily in our preaching series, “At Your Service”, Fr. Ken asks, will you take the next step in holiness?