Fred Wazen

I was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, but I’ve called Ottawa home for the past 29 years. I moved to Canada to continue my studies in Computer Science, but I ended up studying electronics. I worked at Nortel and later at Abbott in the semiconductors field, building telecommunication and medical components.  With over 21 years of experience in production and management, I decided to shift my focus and contribution to St Mary’s and to provide my time to help…

Molly Helferty

Molly is a life-long learner, musician, and beloved daughter of God. Growing up in the beautiful Ottawa Valley, God worked through her home parish in a special way, strengthening her faith through youth group programs, fellowship, preaching, and opportunities for service in music ministry. While studying Economics at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, she was actively involved in music ministry and evangelization at the Catholic chaplaincy on campus, Newman House, and Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO). As Youth Minister, Molly now…

Fr. Ken Lao, CC

On August 15, 2008, I joined the Companions of the Cross in Ottawa. I was ordained to the priesthood on June 6, 2015 and I spent my first two years as Associate Pastor at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Toronto. I was then assigned to be the Pastoral Administrator at Holy Trinity Pastoral Unity in Halifax, NS in 2017, before receiving my present assignment as Associate Pastor here at St. Mary’s Parish in Ottawa.

Fr. Mark Goring, CC

When I was first ordained, I was the associate pastor at St. Mary’s for 4 years. It’s nice to be back! I’ve also worked as the Companions of the Cross Vocations Direction, Chaplain at York University in Toronto and Director of the Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, Texas