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.

Alpha

Rob & Lynne Brooks | alpha@stmarysottawa.ca The Alpha Experience at St. Mary’s Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

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.

RCIA

Nathan & Raquel Farrar, Dior Korlak & Dale Aalbers | rcia@stmarysottawa.ca RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) helps to form and teach people who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church and becoming Catholic. We prepare those who want to be a Christian to be baptized or those who are already baptized to enter into full communion in the Church during the Easter Vigil.

Bayswater & Young

Claire Brady | bayswater.and.young@stmarysottawa.ca Bayswater & Young is St. Mary’s Parish’s young adults group. We host events every month for young adults aged 18-35. Whether it’s brunch, trivia, volleyball, or adoration – our goal is to foster the young adults community at St. Mary’s!

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.

Confirmation

Jackie O’Donnell | confirmation@stmarysottawa.ca Do you have a child in Grade 6 or older in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation? Sign up today.  Classes begin first week of November.

Decorating

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