Ministries (Page 3)

Ministries (Page 3)

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.


New Life Retreat

Odette Regimbal, Gary Mellor & Michael Sarich | Experience New Life! The New Life Retreat weekend is an invitation to a life-changing encounter with the living Jesus Christ and a call to “let go and let God”. Are you looking for more meaning in your life? Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ? Upcoming Retreat March 17-19, 2023 at St. Mary’s Parish 100 Young Street, Ottawa ON What to Expect The Lord is knowable. Just…

Night of Worship and Ministry

Natalia Lacar, Chris Currie, Michael Sarich & Warren Scherr | As we worship, see the Lord minister to His people in power! The Night of Worship and Ministry is an evening of praise, prophecy, teaching, and healing held every 4th Friday of the month from 7-9 PM, in person and online. Next Event Victory in Christ with Mother Mary Bernadette, QMC Friday, March 24, 2023 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM St. Mary’s Parish 100 Young Street, Ottawa, ON What…

One in the Spirit

Ike Ndukwu & Christine Anne Smith | One in the Spirit is a community for single adults aged 35 and older. We accept all people at various levels of faith – from the 100% confirmed up to those still wondering. Our vision is a community of single women and men encountering each other at various stages on their faith journeys to support each other in a safe environment.

Prayer and Prophetic Ministry

Michael Sarich & Natalia Lacar | The Prayer and Prophetic Ministry offers the hope of being set free from circumstances that keep people from God’s best so that they may live out the fullness of their identity and purpose. We seek to demonstrate the love of God and His power through an encounter with Him and His truth.


Helena Szakowski | St. Mary’s Pro-Life Ministry communicates parish opportunities to actively participate in annual events locally, i.e., National March for Life, Life Chain, and 40 Days for Life campaigns, as well as directs inquiries to spiritual, educational, political, and social support resources regarding life issues.


Michael Crane | We prepare the Sanctuary for Mass, funerals, and sacraments at the church.

Small Christian Communities

Jeff & Linda Schultz | Small Christian Communities are groups of parishioners (6-10) that meet on a regular basis to support one another, to build relationships in Christ, to grow in our faith as disciples, and to fully participate in the life of the parish.

Spiritual Gifts

Gary Mellor | The seminar provides an opportunity for committed Christians to discover their God – given charisms for ministry. It is a workshop approach combining presentations, workbooks and completion of an inventory to help the process of identification.


Zac Duval & John Timinski | Help us proclaim the Good News to all nations! The technology ministry offers an opportunity to serve on live stream, sound, or slides. Training is provided and no experience is necessary.


Vania Louangrath | The Ushering ministry contributes directly to the worship of God at Mass. Additionally ushers keep a watchful eye over the congregation, making people feel welcome, assisting with seating, collecting the offering, and maintaining a safe environment.