Since June 2015 Father Markus has been the Pastor of Canadian Martyrs Roman Catholic Church and the Catholic Chaplain to McMaster University. For over 70 years the Parish of Canadian Martyrs and the Chaplaincy at McMaster Universities have been vital ministries in the west end of Hamilton, which we call home. Father is present on Campus from time to time but works (or tries to) primarily out of the offices at Canadian Martyrs. Contact Father for anything you might need; prayer, the sacraments, support and guidance, or even for an informal chat.
Sr. Mary is the Coordinator of Liturgical Ministries for Canadian Martyrs Parish and Chaplaincy. Sr. Mary also provides ongoing spiritual direction for Canadian Martyrs Chaplaincy. This includes a weekly drop for spiritual direction and guidance on campus Wednesday mornings. She can be found in the back pew of the church at all the weekend liturgies and loves to meet and greet members of our faith community. She is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada who have a long history in the Diocese of Hamilton.
Kathleen is the Catholic Campus Minister of McMaster University & Canadian Martyrs Chaplaincy. Most days, you can find her on the university campus in the Chaplaincy office, drinking copious amounts of coffee with the students who come by for a visit. If you’re a McMaster student, contact Kathleen to find out more about the many campus events and ministries you can get involved in.
Stéphane Potvin, born near Quebec City, is Canadian Martyrs’ Director of Music. He is a professional orchestra and choir conductor, as well as a veteran church musician with thirty five years of experience under his belt. Stéphane is happy to be working and collaborating with enthusiastic and dedicated choir singers and cantors since his arrival in the parish. His goal in joining Canadian Martyrs is to bring beautiful and heartfelt music, and strong congregational singing to the services.
Because of his position, he is almost like the invisible man. To see him, you must raise your eyes to the skies where he is seated… at the organ. Feel free to go up and visit him!