Fr. James Mallon, a priest of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth has served as parish pastor since August 2010. Fr. Mallon was ordained in 1997.
His Clifton StrengthFinder top five strengths are: competition, achiever, activator, command and connectedness.
Fr. Michael Grace was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Anthony Mancini on August 15, 2013. Born in Cape Breton Nova Scotia to Michael Joseph and Avila (McNeil) Grace, Fr. Michael holds degrees from Saint Mary's University, Queens University and Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Retired after 37 years with the federal government, Fr. Michael is a widower with three adult children and two grandchildren.
His Clifton StrengthFinder top five strengths are: deliberative, maximizer, analytical, learner and strategic
Director of Administration
Deacon Robert manages the facility including maintenance and usage, working closely with the Building and Grounds Committee and the Facilities Management Committee. Deacon Robert is also the Responsible Ministry and Safe Environment Protocol Coordinator for the parish.
developer, empathy, relator, deliberative, responsibility
Rev. Mr. Robert Doyle: 902.443.0725 ex 26 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining the parish staff team in February, 2013, Darlene is on the front lines. Here to greet you with a warm smile when you visit the parish office.
communication, woo, harmony, developer and consistency
Darlene Bonang: 902.443.0725 (press zero), email@example.com
Director of Communications
Director of communications since February 2013, Kate takes care of the weekly parish newsletter, the twitter account (@SaintBP), our exterior sign and is currently working on our overall communications strategy.
Her Clifton StrengthsFinder top five strengths are listed as: connectedness, input, intellection, belief and responsibility.
Joanne Thibeau serves the parish as finance officer.
Director of Evangelization
Ron Huntley has served the parish as Director of Evangelization since September, 2010. Ron oversees our multiple Alpha experiences, Connect Groups (formerly, Pastorates), the rapidly growing WordWeb (ask him about it, we dare you!) and various evangelization initiatives.
positivity, developer, activator, connectedness and achiever
Our Pastoral Associate and Director of Faith Formation is Dinah Simmons.
input, intellection, adaptability, empathy and connectedness
Parish Ministries Counsellor
Tanya Rodgerson has served as the Parish Ministries Counsellor since 2011.
Adaptability … Empathy … Connectedness … Developer … Activator …
What exactly does that tell you about me? Well, for one, it may indicate to you that one of the things I do here is “Living Your Strengths” (LYS), which is a program that helps people discover their God-given talents. Those five words are talents that God gave me, and I’m working on developing them into strengths! If you’re interested in finding out more about what your God-given talents are, fire me an email!
Besides running the LYS program, you may find me up at the Welcome Booth, or working away on something for Stewardship. And if you can’t find me, it’s likely that I’m in the Tim Horton’s drive through! Double Double. Hint hint.
Tanya Rodgerson 902.443.0725 ex 21 – firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Director of Music for Saint Benedict Parish, Patrick chairs the music committee and oversees the work of our music staff and parish musicians. He works in consultation and cooperation with the Pastor, the pastoral team, and both the music and liturgy committees to coordinate music for all liturgical celebrations within the parish.
Patrick also conducts the Principle Choir which leads the music each week at the 11:15am Sunday Mass and serves as the principle conductor for all significant liturgical celebrations.
Co-ordinator of Youth Ministry
As Coordinator for Youth Ministry at Saint Benedict Parish, Ronnie provides vision and coordination for our efforts in ministry to young people from grades 6 through 12. Youth Ministry here currently includes a weekly youth night throughout the school year, participation at the Steubenville Atlantic Youth Conference, monthly activities, catechesis, sacramental preparation (Confirmation) and fun!
Ronnie Lunn: 902.443.0725 ex 36 – email@example.com
I was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Halifax/Yarmouth August 10, 2004, (Feast of St. Lawrence). I live in Lower Sackville with my wife Donna-Lynne. We have two grown adult children, Shannon and Jason. We are further blessed with four grand-children.
Provides visitation ministry to the homebound, and the marriage preparation program coordinator for the parish. Serves on two Archdiocesan Committees.
Rev. Mr Marc Simard
Ordained on June 8th, 2012 as a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. Deacon Marc is happily married to Jocelyn, parents of three adult children and proud grandparents of Samantha, Hannah, Robert, Joseph, Rebecca and James. Serving the parish as a facilitator of faith formation for things like Theology on Tap, Practical Theology, Pub Alpha and Moment by Moment. Deacon Marc delivers communion to the homebound, serves on the Archdiocesan Regional Steubenville Atlantic Team and holds down a full-time job in the real world.
input, learner, strategic, connectedness and individualization
Ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocerse of Halifax-Yarmouth October 9, 1997.