Ministries

Ministries

Ministries at St. Mary’s are a huge way in which we fulfill our mission. We have many ministries that serve under the five pillars of the St. Mary’s Game Plan. Find out more about our ministries below.

The question we have to ask ourselves is, “What are we doing with the time, talent, and treasure that the Lord has given us?”

Fr. Ken Lao, CC

We are always looking for new volunteers to get involved! No matter what you have to offer, there is a ministry that is right for you.

Ministries

Adoration and Intercession

Agnes Ndzié | adoration.chapel@stmarysottawa.ca The Adoration and Intercession Ministry is calling people from St. Mary’s Parish and other parishes to encounter the living Jesus Christ through the exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration Chapel The Adoration Chapel at St. Mary’s has been nicknamed the “Engine Room” of the church. The chapel is open every weekday to anyone who wants to pray in the true presence of Our Lord.

Altar Servers

Benjamin Pruner | altar.servers@stmarysottawa.ca This ministry is for young men who want to serve the Lord and become part of the mass. If you have received your first communion, want to participate in the Mass, and want to serve the Lord then join us.

Bayswater & Young

Ursula Schultz | bayswater.and.young@stmarysottawa.ca Bayswater & Young is the vibrant young ministry  stemming out of St. Mary’s Parish. We curate a diverse range of monthly events specifically designed for young adults aged 21 to 39. From socials, events and serene adoration sessions, our mission is to cultivate a strong and connected community among the young adults within our community. Join us as we create memorable experiences and forge meaningful relationships within our parish and community.  What to Expect Bayswater &…

St. Mary’s Kids

Renee Gallagher | family@stmarysottawa.ca Discover God’s Love for You! St. Mary’s Kids is where children encounter Jesus for the first time. We offer formation and fun for kids in the Parish, including Children’s Liturgy, family retreats, and special events throughout the year! Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’ Matthew 19:14 Come to the Table: VBS July 22-26 | 9:00…

Coffee Ministry

Anna Mallaci | office@stmarysottawa.ca Do you appreciate coffee after Mass? Do you enjoy fellowship  and meeting new parishioners? Our coffee ministry  gives us this opportunity to grow as a community.

Communications and Social Media

Zac Duval | media@stmarysottawa.ca The Communications Ministry keeps the community up to date with everything going on at St. Mary’s. We are looking for young people to help manage and grow our social media presence (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). We are also looking for parishioners to help present the announcements and welcome the congregation at the beginning of Mass.

Decorating

Leah Timinski | decorating@stmarysottawa.ca The Decorating Ministry beautifies the church and the Sanctuary for major liturgical events.

Divine Mercy Library

Ike Ndukwu | library@stmarysottawa.ca Our mission is to provide a wide selection of Catholic/Christian resources for all ages that will encourage the spiritual and intellectual growth of our community, provide opportunities for people to encounter God, help them grow deeper in faith and support them in being loving and Christ-centred.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Johane Brady | emhc@stmarysottawa.ca This ministry assists the priest with the distribution of Holy Communion during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist or when someone on the pastoral team visits a person sick or shut-in.

Heart of Mercy

Debbie Duval | heart.of.mercy@stmarysottawa.ca To show the mercy of Christ by helping the less fortunate within our parish, parish boundaries, city and abroad. Subscribe to our Email LIst Subscribe * indicates required Email Address * First Name *