Fr. Mark Goring, CC

I grew up in Pembroke, ON and have been Catholic my whole life. I have 3 brothers, one of whom is also a priest. I worked on a berry & vegetable farm when I was younger. I entered the seminary when I was 18 and was ordained a priest in 2002.

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. I also have a YouTube Channel and contribute to the television program ‘Food for Life’.

I’ve been the Pastor at St. Mary’s since July 2019. As pastor, I preach and celebrate the sacraments; help train our ministry leaders and lead our amazing Pastoral Council, Finance Council and Leadership Team. I hope that I inspire people to know Jesus and live according to His word.

What I love about St. Mary’s

The Charismatic Spirituality

Favourite Saint

I have many go-to saints, but if I can only pick one, I’ll go with St. Joseph

Favourite Travel Destination

Kibeho, Rwanda

Favourite Movie

Moana!

Favourite Hobby

I love to surf, skateboard and snowboard

Parish Representative
Pierre-Alain Giffard