St. Elizabeth Parish is a faith-filled community, built on the example of hospitality shown by St. Elizabeth herself. We welcome and celebrate people from all walks of life, and we strive to learn from Sacred Scripture, our Catholic tradition, the Sacraments, and one another. We are committed to nurturing the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of all we encounter. Above all, we spread the joy and love of Christ’s Gospel of life in our parish, neighbourhood, and to all nations.


Fr. Martin Ndyanabo

I am happy to be posted here at St. Elizabeth. I am in my second year here in Canada and this is my first appointment in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. I was born in Uganda in 1972, just one year after Idi Amin had taken over as president. Naturally my childhood was very difficult given the circumstances that were brought about by Amin’s reign.  I was able to up grow by the Grace of God and was lucky to be educated in Catholic Schools with the help of the Missionaries.


CCSO Fully Alive in the Spirit


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Deacon Fred Jardine

I am pleased Archbishop Prendergast has re-assigned me, effective Aug 2020, to continue as the deacon at St. Elizabeth’s for a three-year term.  I love being at STE.  I have developed wonderful friendships with Fr. Martin and many of you, and I really enjoy working with our amazing young people.

I was born in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1957 when my father was then serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. My father and my three wonderful sisters/their families live in the Ottawa area.  My mother died in May.  I also joined the military (navy) and served from 1976 until 1997 – specializing in engineering and project management.  In 1980 I graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston with Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), received a commission, and married my high school sweetheart Sarah. Together we have been posted to Esquimalt, Halifax, Kingston (Master’s Degree), Toronto (Command and Staff College) and twice to Ottawa.  On July 19th Sarah and I celebrated our 40th Anniversary – with sincere appreciation for the kind words, cards and blessings we received at the Mass.  Our three ‘children’ are grown up and married (living in Stouffville ON, Stittsville ON and Gloucester England).  We have two grandchildren – Helen in the UK, aged 2, and Ava here in Stittsville, 8 months.  From 1997 until 2021, I worked in private industry in naval engineering projects.  I “retired” in 2021.


Church Staff

  • Parochial Administrator: Rev. Martin Ndyanabo

  • Deacon: Rev. Mr. Fred Jardine

  • Office Administrator: Chris Graham

  • Bookkeeper: Chris Slojewski

  • Maintenance: Lu Htoo

  • Parish Pastoral Council: Nancy Kennedy, Matthew Regnier, Kelsey Regnier, Mike Redmond, Charlene O’Reilly

  • Parish Temporal Affairs Committee: Gerry Sullivan, Enrico Ferrarin, Phil O’Reilly, Gail Donaldson, Sheila Fleury, Greg Stolarik

  • Children Liturgy: Charlene O’reilly, Sinkinson Angelita Stolarik



1303 Leaside Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7R2
(613) 725-2242

Parking is available on the left side of the Church. Please ensure that you are parking in a parking spot and are not blocking the entrance.



  • Choir Rehearsal (Saturday at 3:30 pm)
  • Children’s Liturgy (Sunday at 10:30 am)
  • Coffee Sunday/Bake Sale (1st Sunday of the month after the 9:00 and 10:30 am Masses)
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry (3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:15 pm)
  • Eucharistic Adoration (Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) with Benediction at 5:50 p.m.
  • Holy Rosary (Tuesday to Friday at 8:30 am)
  • Anointing of the Sick (first Fridays)