Pastoral Council

Natalia Lacar

Being born and raised in the Philippines gave me the opportunity to serve marginalized sectors of society in Asia as a youth leader and engage in missionary work in a poor rural area. St. Mary’s became my home parish in 2009. It gives me so much joy and satisfaction to oversee the monthly Night of Worship and Ministry and watch God at work in our midst. My other ministry involvements include Prayer and Prophetic as a co-leader, New Life Retreat…

Jackie O’Donnell

I grew at St. Mary’s Parish and have been a involved and attending for over 35 years, minus a brief stint when I lived in Vancouver. Over the years I have been involved primarily in the area of evangelization, youth and planning.  I work for a Catholic missionary organization, Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), that works on university campuses across Canada in evangelization. I currently over the department that looks after our Missions, Conferences, Media & Marketing. Favourite Saint St. Elizabeth…

Pascale DeFrahan

I was born in Bukavu, Congo.  We immigrated to Montreal shortly after. I spent my youth in Montreal; moved to Halifax for a few years and then finally to Ottawa. I went to college in Ottawa and started working at a bank. I am still employed at the same bank as a Project Manager. I spent most of my married life, in Montreal and Toronto. My 2 children and two grandchildren live in Toronto.  When I moved back to Ottawa…

Jonathan Rogers

I have served the parish in a number of capacities over the past 5 years, helping with the Night of Worship and Ministry and with a few rounds of Alpha and since 2017, I have served on the Pastoral Council.