Next Steps

Next Steps

It’s time to take your next step at St. Mary’s! We want you to grow in worship, community, discipleship, ministry, and evangelization. Check out the many communities, courses, and ministries that we offer to deepen your spiritual life.

Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Gifts Workshop

May 17-18, 2024

Discover the gifts that God has given you to equip you to serve in ministry!

St. Mary’s Kids

St. Mary’s Kids is where children encounter Jesus through family-friendly events!

Steadfast + Spirited

Steadfast + Spirited is a place for youth in grades 6-12 to come together to share in unceasing faith.


Rob & Lynne Brooks | 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. Upcoming Alpha Monday Evenings Starts September 16, 2024 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM St. Mary’s Parish -…

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 October 18-20, 2024 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 | 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 Rooted and Grounded in Love with Barbara HeilFriday, August 23rd, 20247:00 PM to 9:00 PMSt. Mary’s Parish100 Young Street, Ottawa, ON What to Expect At the Night of…

Journey of Discovery

Spiritual Gifts Workshop Discover the gifts God has given you! The Journey of Discovery: Spiritual Gifts Workshop is a two-day seminar where you will learn about the nature of spiritual gifts, your vocation, and how to undertake the process of discernment. This seminar provides an opportunity for committed Christians to discover their God-given charisms for ministry. It is a workshop approach which combines presentations, workbooks, and completion of an inventory to help the process of identification. Upcoming Workshop May 17-18,…


Nathan & Raquel Farrar | Are you considering becoming a Catholic Christian? RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the place for you to discover the Catholic faith. There are very few [people] who realize what God would make of them if they abandoned themselves entirely to his hands, and let themselves be formed by His Grace. St. Ignatius of Loyola Debbie’s Story “I remember Googling: I don’t believe in Christianity, what do I do now?” Watch…

Serve in Ministry

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.

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.

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. As Catholics, we believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. Adoration involves bringing ourselves, our needs and the needs of others before God and contemplating the Mystery of Christ before us. Chapel Hours Monday 6:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 6:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday…

Divine Mercy Library

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. In addition to our collection of books and DVD’s, we also offer access to the online Catholic resource FORMED.  Please see below for more information about FORMED. Library Hours Sunday 10:00 AM – 1:30…