Fr. Ken Lao, CC

I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration from De La Salle University, where I had a powerful conversion in a charismatic prayer meeting in 1992. I worked in the food manufacturing industry in the Philippines and in China. I started to sense the call to the priesthood in 2006 while in China. I immigrated to Canada in 2008 and joined the Companions of the Cross in the same year. 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.

What I love about St. Mary’s

There are a lot of good, solid disciples and leaders who are the foundation of the renewal that we are trying to bring to the parish.

Favourite Movie and TV Show

The Shack and This is Us

Favourite Saint

St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Favourite Food

Filipino and Chinese

Operations Manager
Catherine Vanden Dungen