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Administrative Ministry

St. Patrick's Pastoral Executive: 

The Pastoral Executive assists the Pastor in promoting and administering the parish. Current members are:

          Fr. Francesco Pirisi, FoH (Pastor)

Michelle Baker (Chair)

Christina Forgeron

Rick O'Leary

Michele O'Neill 

Joanne Titus

Rick Butler (Restoration Society)


St. Patrick's Finance Committee: 

The Finance Committee is responsible for establishing the budget, in collaboration with the pastor and the pastoral executive team, and monitoring and overseeing budget priorities and expenditures.  Current members are:

Fr. Francesco Pirisi, FoH (Pastor)

Holly Dacey-Joudrey (Chair)

Rick Butler

David O'Connor

Michele O'Neill

Franklyn Hiscock

St. Patrick's Property and Maintenance Committee 

The Property and Maintenance Committee is responsible for overseeing the upkeep of the church property and grounds.  The Committee prepares each year an updated, prioritized list of necessary projects that is reviewed and approved by the Finance Committee.  Current members are:

Harold MacNeil, Chair

Petr Mentink

Blair Beed

Rick Butler

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Liturgical Ministry

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St. Patrick's Liturgy Committee:

The St. Patrick's  Liturgy Committee assists the Pastor in planning, coordinating and implementing the many sacred services and celebrations that take place at St. Patrick’s each year. 
Current members are:

          Fr. Francesco Pirisi, FoH (Pastor)

Holly Dacey-Joudrey

Ged Blackmore

Rose Hubley

Jo-Ann MacNeil

Michele O’Neill

Music Ministry 

Music is an integral part of our communal worship. Music serves as an expression of our faith and assists the assembly in participating in and expressing the corporate faith of the community and church through sacred music and song. Holly Dacey-Joudrey, Ged Blackmore direct the parish choir and lead us in song. Mark MacKenzie, organist. New choir members are welcomed.

Readers (Lectors)​

Readers proclaim the Word of God, our sacred scripture, to the gathered assembly for public worship: at Sunday Mass, Services of the Word, and Morning and Evening Prayers.

Prayer of the Faithful

Readers of the Prayer of the Faithful compose and read prayers which reflect the needs of our church and world.


The ordinary minister of the Eucharist is the priest who presides at the celebration. The lay minister of communion is an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist who assists the priest in the distribution of communion at Mass and takes the Eucharist to the sick and seniors in our manors.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the presider at the Eucharist, Services of the Word, and Morning and Evening Prayers. Jesus waited on and served his family, friends and neighbours. Altar Servers serve the Christian community and its leader, the priest, when it gathers to praise God, listen to God’s word, and celebrate the Supper of the Lord.


The ministry of hospitality has its origins in scripture -- “welcoming the stranger.”  This ministry includes Greeters, Ushers, and Refreshment Prep & Clean-up. Greeters, ushers, and servers of refreshment welcome the gathering community as Christ would, provide for the comfort of all who gather, take up collections, and organise refreshments and a space where the community can gather after worship to socialise with one another.

Church Community Sunday Hospitality Group: 

This group faithfully prepares refreshments for Sunday after Mass hospitality and conversation. Volunteers are always needed to help with this ministry. If you are interested in serving, please contact the Church  office.

Elizabeth Sampson

Edward Dailpay

Frank Labecki


Formation Ministry

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Religious Education Committee:

The Religious Education Committee works with families to develop, implement and promote religious education and sacramental preparation programs for the children and youth of our parish that is family centered. Members are:

Christina Forgeron – Coordinator

Katrina Mentink

John Murphy

Joanne Titus

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered to children of the community at the 10:00 am Sunday Mass. No pre-registration is necessary. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults and high school youth to help these eager children to learn the Word of the Lord. For more information or to get involved, please contact Sr. Bernadette Cool, FoH with a message to the Church office.

Current Leaders:

John & Andrea Murphy

Alex MacLeod & Crystal Garrett

Adult Faith Formation Committee: 

The committee’s mandate is to develop, promote and implement programs that support the ongoing faith formation of adults in the Church Community.  Committee members:

Michele O’Neill

Patricia Donnelly

Jo-Ann MacNeil

Outreach Ministry


Refugee Committee:

There have been two previous parish Refugee Committees in operation since about 2000. We are currently working collaboratively with St. George’s Anglican Church to sponsor a Syrian family. Current members supporting this work are:

Bob Doherty

Joan Sullivan

Maura Sullivan


St. Patrick's Church Outreach Programs:

Lay ministers of the church community continue to work extensively in the neighbourhood supporting the Parent Resource Center in Uniacke Square, Hope Cottage, Joseph Howe School breakfast program, St. George’s Saturday Supper Group, and ministry to seniors and shut-ins at Gordon B. Isnor and Sunrise Manors. 


St. Vincent de Paul Society:

Our conference was established in 1867. The conference is one of the oldest and busiest in the Archdiocese. There are more than thirty people involved who respond weekly to requests for assistance from people in the neighbourhood. The Society members make over 1000 visits a year to help about 300 families and 450 individuals. The current chair is:

Rick O'Leary – President

Dave O’Connor – Treasurer

Sr. Cecilia MacNeil – Spiritual Advisor

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