St. Leonard Volunteer Community

We are so pleased that you are considering being a ministry volunteer. Please check out the various descriptions of ministries (listed below) that are available at the Parish. To volunteer for a Ministry please click here…   and fill in the required information. You will then be contacted by our volunteer coordinator.

A Call to Ministry

The word “minister” means to serve or to give. In the context of the Christian community “ministry” means to give generously for love of God. Ministry is one way we proclaim the Living Word of God. Our actions and behaviours tell others they are truly loved. In experiencing this love people know that Jesus is present among us, and that He loves them deeply and personally. St. Leonard’s is blessed with a community of Christians who carry out the work of the Lord through their Ministries and action groups. In a parish community everyone is called out to share their God given gifts and talents with one another through Liturgy, Sacramental Life, Spiritual Growth and Community Service.
St. Leonard’s welcomes you to participate in any of its Ministries and Service Organizations. To find out how you can answer the Lord’s call, please contact our parish office or one of the individual Ministries. We hope that through these ministries St. Leonard’s may become a vibrant part of your Journey to Live Your Faith!
St. Leonard’s is a full participant in the Archdiocese of Ottawa Responsible Ministry Program.

The three primary goals of the program are:

  1. To safeguard, in all respects, all of those to whom we minister
  2. To support parish volunteers and preserve their safety, integrity and reputation
  3. To ensure that we fulfill our duty and obligation as a faith community
This program requires that all volunteers sign a code of conduct and for more sensitive ministries it may require references and/or police checks.

LOW SENSITIVITY (LS) – no action required

MEDIUM SENSITIVITY (MS) – references required

HIGH SENSITIVITY (HS) – police check required


Ministry Descriptions (select for a Ministry overview)

Ministry Representatives

Ministry Representative Email Phone
Adult Faith Formation Judy Wood [email protected] 613 692-3667
Altar Linens Vacant    
Altar Servers Daniel Giguere [email protected] 613 736-7889
Amor Dei Roxy McCarthy  [email protected]  613 692-3678
Children’s Liturgy Natalie Hawkins [email protected]  
Collections Counting Susan Streng [email protected] 613 692-4254
Communications Team Barry Gauthier [email protected] 613 692-0620
Confirmation Preparation Stephane McNicholl [email protected] 613 822-9535
Cursillo Vacant    
CWL – Catholic Women’s League Jane Brownrigg   [email protected]  613 692-6662
Development & Peace Carroll Woods [email protected] 613 489-0852
Finance Council Michel Doucet [email protected] 613 692-6128
First Communion Vacant    
Knights of Columbus Jim Kile jki[email protected] 613 612-3561
Ladies Auxiliary (Funeral & Hospitality) Ann O’Neill [email protected] 613 491-1751
Liturgical Environment Ogo Nwobu Nnebe [email protected] 819 923-1091
Maintenance Vince Thompson [email protected] 613 425-2713
Marriage Preparation      
Mary in the Morning (Sat. 7:30 am) Don & Daisy Langdon [email protected] 613 298-9016
Multi-Faith Housing Initiative Stephane McNicholl [email protected] 613 822-9535
Mass Ministries 1 Mary Robotham (Scheduling)          [email protected] 613 692-2212
Mass Ministries 2 Jonas Abromaitis (Lectors)  [email protected] 613 489-2068
Mass Ministries 3 Barry Gauthier (Other)  [email protected] 613 692-0620
Music Ministry (1) Bob Russell (Sat 4:30 pm) [email protected] 613 692-3233
Music Ministry (2) Jane Brownrigg   [email protected] 613-692-6662
Music Ministry (3) Everard de Souza (Sunday 9:00 am) [email protected] 613 692-5080
Pastoral Care Marc Wood [email protected] 613 692-3667
Pastoral Council Charles Slade [email protected] 613 692-1936
Pro-Life Andrew and Eileen Brown [email protected] 613 692-2216
R.C.I.A. and Adult Faith Formation Andrew Brown [email protected] 613 692-2216
Safe Environment Program Vincent Thomson [email protected] 613 425-2713
Seniors Homes Roxy McCarthy [email protected] 613 692-3678
Youth Ministry Colleen Menton [email protected]
613 692-1839