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Our pastoral team, Kevin Barry, a priest ordained in 1959, and Doreen McGuire, a Sister of Charity, see themselves as animators of the parish, "companions on the journey" with all other parishioners.
Father Kevin Barry
Father Kevin has ministered in parishes in King's Country for 33 years, as well as serving at St. George and Fredericton. He simultaneously carried out duties at the diocesan level since 1969 in the Religious Education Centre and the Communications Office. During these years, he has served several terms on the Priests Council, been President of the Atlantic Religious Educators and Catholic Communicators of Canada and for six years was the Bishop's representative at the CBC Advisory Board of Religion.
Sister Doreen McGuire
Sister Doreen scic, has been in pastoral ministry at the parish level since 1974 and has been the Pastoral Associate at St. Alphonsus Parish since 1989, all the while engaged by the Diocese of Saint John in the ministries of Religious Education, Liturgy and in the Small Christian Communities Office. Doreen exercises her many talents in the parish liturgical and music ministries especially, having earned academic degrees in Arts and Education with a Master's degree in Religious Education. Three times she has been elected to terms on her congregation's Leadership Team by her Religious Community members. Doreen was seconded as a Spiritual Director in Ottawa, she currently heads up the Audite Center for Spiritual Growth in Saint John NB.