Outside Views of St. Mary's

Parish Staff

Fr. Liborio Amaral - Pastor
Fr. Liborio entered St. Augustine’s seminary, in Scarborough, in 1987. He was ordained to the Priesthood in 1992. Fr. Liborio’s first placement was St. Peter’s church in Woodbridge as an associate (1992 – 1995). He then moved to S. Salvador do Mundo/ Cristo Rei in Mississauga as an Associate (1995 – 1998). Fr. Liborio was named pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton in Newmarket and remained there till 2004. In 2004 Cardinal Ambrozic asked Fr. Liborio to enter the ministry of Vocation work. Fr. Liborio remained the Archdiocesan Vocations director till July of 2009. He was given a six month sabbatical (i.e. attended a three month program in Rome) and was named pastor of St. Mary’s parish in January of 2010. He is very happy to be pastor of his home parish – his parents are now his parishioners and live near by.
Fr. Liborio
Fr Feliciano standing besides statue of our Lady
Fr. Feliciano Merchan - AssociatePastor
My name is Father Feliciano Merchan. I was born in Colombia. I am grateful to the Lord and the virgin Mary that I have been able to follow the footsteps of Christ in my ministry. They have helped me in this wonderful journey and through various circumstances of my life, both happy and difficult moments. In 1992, I started my studies in Philosophy with the missionaries of San Carlos Borromeo – Scalabrinianos at Bogotá, Colombia. After over 4 years, I was sent by the congregation to study theology in Rome, Italy for 5 years, from which I have beautiful memories. After graduating in 2002, I ministered in Hamilton, Toronto, Caracas and Medellin. Finally, I was sent to Montreal, Quebec and spent 14 years working with Italian and Spanish communities before coming to St. Mary’s. I again place myself in the hands of God and mother Mary and ask for your prayers.
Deacon Franciscus Sukardi
Deacon Franciscus lives with his wife Lie (pronounced ‘Lee’) and his son Thomas. He was born in the early 60’s in Jakarta, Indonesia as the second of three brothers. After he finished his high school, he came to Canada as a foreign student and graduated from the University of Toronto’s Bachelor of Commerce program. Upon his graduation, he returned to work in Indonesia. In mid 1990’s after he was accepted as a landed immigrant, he lived temporarily with his uncles and aunts in Scarborough and later in Brampton. In the late 1990’s he took his first vocation as a husband and married his wife at St. John Fisher Church in Brampton. In 2008, Fr. John Mullins, who was pastor at St. Anthony of Padua submitted his name as a potential Permanent Diaconate candidate to the Called by Name program. In 2009, he was accepted into the Permanent Diaconate.
Deacon Franciscus & Family
Deacon Doug
Deacon Doug Asselstine
Deacon Doug and his wife Penny have lived in Brampton since 1984. They have two sons: Michael who resides in Toronto, and Bryan who lives in Moncton with his wife and two daughters. Doug was born in Toronto, and has one twin brother. During his early career in Information Technology, Doug earned is Bachelor’s degree in Business from York University. Both Doug and Penny attended RCIA in 2008 at St. Mary’s, and was then asked to lead the program after they were confirmed at the Easter Vigil 2009. In the fall of 2013, Doug was called to formation in the Diaconate program at St. Augustine’s seminary, and was ordained at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica May 26, 2018.
Liz Rybka
I have been a part of the St Mary’s community since my family moved to Brampton when I was a child. I did all my sacraments at the parish and when my daughter was born, she also became a part of the community. She enjoyed coming to church and after Mass she and her friends would often play together outside. Climbing the big rock was great fun for them! Today, I am still part of St. Mary’s as the Lay Pastoral Assistant. I assist those who come to the office for administrative, sacramental, and liturgical requests and offer support to the Pastor in the many facets of Sacramental preparation. Please feel free to call or stop by the office if I can be of any assistance.
Olga Calderon
I am originally from Mexico, My family and I moved to Canada in 1991 for 2 years but we fell in love with the Country so we stayed. God blessed me with two young adults and I am very proud of them. I love many things but creating memories for my family, reading, painting and designing the E-Newsletter for St. Mary's Church are at the very top of my list. As the Office Administrator, my main job is to make sure we are here for you.
Jazmin Oliveira
I am St. Mary’s Church Bookkeeper since June 2020. I came to Canada from Peru in 2003. A few years later I met the person who is now my husband and we have been blessed with two amazing children. I worked at Trillium Health Partners - Finance Dep. for 16 years before deciding that my life needed a change. Accounting has always been my passion along with reading, dancing and animals. I look forward to getting to know you and continue growing and learning at our beautiful Parish.