Directory: St. Patrick, Ottawa

Father Gary C. Caster

Position(s):
Phone:
413-597-2483
History:

Born: Lynwood, California
Birthday: November 30, 1961
Ordained: December 19, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington, and Assistant Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (1993). While remaining Assistant Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria; Chaplain of Bradley University Newman Center (1994). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (1995). Chaplain of St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal (1999). Assist the Bishop with special projects (2005). Assistant of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Luke, Eureka (2006). Chaplain Williams College, MA (2007).

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; and St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa (2019).

Monsignor Mark J. Merdian, STL

Position(s):
Email:
msgrmerdian@gmail.com
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: November 13, 1966
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (1993). Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor (1997). While remaining Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor; Administrator, St. Peter, Peoria (1998). While remaining Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor; Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn (2001). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn; Admininstrator of St. Joseph, Roanoke and St John, Benson (2001). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn; Pastor of St. Joseph, Roanoke and St. John, Benson (2002). Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign (2003). Knight of the Holy Sepulchre (2003). Episcopal Vicar of Junior Clergy (2006). Chaplain to His Holiness (2009). Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare (2010). While remaining Episcopal Vicar for Young Clergy and Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare; President of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2012). Pastor of St. Pius X, Rock Island; Vicar of Rock Island Vicariate (2014).

Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; St. Mary Shrine, Naplate; and Vicar Forane of the Ottawa Vicariate (6/15/2022).

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