Coming soon...

Coming soon to our diocese is an opportunity for each of us to deepen our relationship with Jesus and to discover God’s plan for our lives. In the Called & Gifted discernment process, you will learn that every lay Christian—each baptized person without exception—has been given a unique and deeply personal call to work with our Lord. Discerning your call will give you a new perspective on your life and will help you to be more fulfilled in your work and in your relationships.

Our diocese is hosting a teaching team from the Catherine of Siena Institute in Colorado Springs to offer the introductory Called & Gifted workshop, which will be on Friday, Sept 15 (7pm-9:30pm), and Saturday, Sept 16 (9am-4pm). Everyone, especially young adults 21 years and older, are encouraged to participate. 

Click here to read more about the Called & Gifted Discernment Process. Click here to register!





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Following the Called & Gifted Spiritual Gifts Seminar, you are welcome to continue the discernment process through the one-one-one interview and Small group meetings offered through St. Mary's Parish.

How Can We Serve You?

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Personal Connection

We believe that ministry is about building relationships with Christ and with each other. If you have questions about your faith or are looking for a group to join let us know. We are here to journey with you and connect you with great people who are living life to the fullest!


Parish Support

Whether your parish has a pastoral team dynamically engaged with families and youth, or  it seems as though there are no young people to be found, we want to provide you with the support and resources you need to take Family & Youth Ministry to the next level in your community.


Diocesan Events & Networking

We have the joy of coordinating or simply promoting projects and events that are open to the whole Archdiocese of Ottawa. We do our best to stay connected with all the Catholic schools, groups, and movements in town that serve families, youth, and young adults. 



Did you Know?

The Family & Youth Ministry Office is part of English Pastoral Services. In addition to our focus on families and youth, we take on several special projects as need to assist with fulfilling the vision of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Find out more about Pastoral Services here.