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Our Pastor and Staff

Picture of Fr. Frank McDevitt with tree in backgroundFather Frank McDevitt, Pastor

(416) 489-1540, ext. 231

Fr. Frank was raised on the farm his father was born on, in the Town of Caledon on the Gore Road. After high school, he trained as a development service worker and worked with people with special needs. His distracted youth found him backpacking in Europe for an extended period of time and working for a period as a lay missionary in Kingston, Jamaica. 

Fr. Frank attended St. Thomas University in Fredericton and completed his undergraduate degree while working full time. He attended St. Augustine’s Seminary from 1980 to 1984 and was ordained in November of 1984.

He has served in several parishes in the diocese and assists the Cardinal as his delegate for misconduct.

He collects Canadian art and maintains a keen interest in the history of the church in Canada. Of particular interest is how the identity of the Catholic people has evolved over the years.

 

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Alison - Lay Pastoral Associate - aendrizzi@archtoronto.org

Alison was born in the United Arab Emirates and immigrated to Canada when she was 8. After experiencing a conversion as a teenager, Alison asked God not to make her teach and most especially not to make her teach the Catholic faith (as she was afraid of doing these things). God answered, but in the exact opposite direction! From the age of 17, Alison was involved as a volunteer at her parish in Scarborough where the parish priest (not having known her prayer) asked her to teach the faith through Confirmation classes; subsequently, she was tasked to coordinate the program. When she started university, she was asked to help lead the parish youth ministry. While in school, Alison completed a specialist in Christianity and Culture at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. Continuing in the direction which God seemed to be leading, she completed a Master of Religious Education at St. Augustine’s Seminary in 2011. In 2012, she finished her teacher education at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education and became an Ontario certified teacher. Alison sees God's response to her prayer as an example of His grace strengthening her in weakness — and all it took was a “yes.” She is especially happy to serve Christ and His people in the Church! Alison began her ministry as Lay Pastoral Associate in December 2014.

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Theresa Daley, Administrative Assistant

olphtoronto@archtoronto.org (416) 489-1540,  ext. 221

Theresa has been a life-long Roman Catholic and is a parishioner at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish here in Toronto. Theresa is currently a Lector and Eucharistic Minister and was previously involved with the RCIA team as well as collection counting at her parish. Theresa joined the staff at OLPH in January 2016 after many years working in Information Technology within the banking industry.

 

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Edward Pietraszkiewicz, Custodian

Born and raised in Poland, Edward came to Canada in 1989 to visit his sister and decided to stay. He got married in 1994. Edward has over 20 years of experience working as a maintenance/handyman person. He started working at OLPH in March 2013, taking over from his brother Roman who had looked after OLPH for some 22 years.