Fr. Antony Michael Cruz, S.A.C. – Pastor
Fr. Antony Cruz Michael, S.A.C. is from a city called Chennai, India. He belongs to the Society of the Catholic Apostolate known as SAC or Pallottines. He completed his philosophical studies in Pradeepa Institute of Philosophy –Goa, earned Bachelor of Theology at Probodhana, Pallottine Centre for Theological and Religious Formation – Mysore (affiliated to Philosphich-theologische Hochschule, Vallendar, Germany), Bachelor Degree in English Literature and Master Degree in Psychology at Periyar University, Salem, India. He pursues his studies in Sociology. He was ordained a priest on May 1, 2009. Since then he has served in different capacities in India as an Associate Pastor, Prefect of the Seminarians, Moderator of the Seminarians, Vocation Promotor and Lecturer.
He came to Edmonton to serve in the Archdiocese of Edmonton in 2013 and served as an Associate Pastor in St. Theresa’s Parish, Millwoods and OLPH Parish, Sherwood Park and Pastor of St. Anthony’s Parish, Lloydminster. He was appointed Pastor of Holy Family Parish in July 2022.
Joanne Willette – Business Coordinator
Our family moved to St. Albert in 1999. We felt so welcomed from the first time we attended Mass at Holy Family. I have two daughters, Sarah and Emily, and was widowed in 2009 when my husband, Peter, passed away from Leukemia.
Since joining the parish, I have taught marriage preparation, was a guitarist for the Alleluia Children’s choir and I am currently a lector, and CWL member.
I earned a Bachelor of Secondary Education at the U of A in Biological Sciences and Mathematics in 1988. After teaching in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec, I ‘retired’ to be at home to raise our girls.
I joined the Pastoral Team in October 2011 and feel blessed to work for such a holy and vibrant parish!
Bruno Binassi – Pastoral Assistant
I was born and raised in Edmonton. I joined Holy Family Parish after moving to St. Albert in 1992. My family and I attend the Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass.
I have served in various ministries, mostly as a lector. I am a member of the Knights of Columbus and was the Grand Knight of Brother Anthony Council.
In October 2021, I joined the Pastoral Team after I retired from my career as a teacher and principal. I served many schools over my 33 year career with Edmonton Catholic School. I have two degrees from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Secondary Education and Master of Educational Administration and a Master of Religious Education from Newman Theological College.
Ambrose Au – Pastoral Assistant
I have lived in Edmonton for most of my life. My faith has been a big part of my life but has been relevant for the last 8 years with my experiences going to the 2 World Youth Days. I am currently serving as an Pontifical Master of Ceremonies at St. Joseph Basilica.
For fun I spend time with friends and going out to try new places on the long list of food places I want to try in the Edmonton and area.
Lyndsay Paschal (Junior High Youth Coordinator)
Jacob Canough (High School Youth Coordinator)
I am originally from Ottawa and moved to Edmonton to get married in 2022. I’ve been involved in Youth Ministry for over 6 years, serving in different parishes in Canada and across Australia.
I love being a part of the Holy Family Parish community! Such vibrant and faithful people!
I am currently taking my Bachelor’s of Catholic Studies at Newman Theological College. For fun I love going on road trips with my wife. We have traveled across Canada 3 times!
Ena Theroux – Book keeper
Stacey Jost – Volunteer Coordinator
I have been a member of Holy Family Parish since 2006 when my husband Bob and I moved to St. Albert.
I have been married for 20 years and have 5 children. I was trained in the field of social work but chose to be stay at home mother for the past 18 years. In that time I have had to opportunity to volunteer in various ministries in the parish including coordinating a Mom’s group, teaching Marriage Preparation classes, Lectoring, Ushering, working with the Social Action and Refugee committees as well as teaching children’s catechism.
I look forward to this new opportunity to serve our parish community.
Greetings. My name is Stephan Messenger. I am very pleased that Holy Family Parish and The Edmonton Archdiocese have recently increased my custodial position to full time. I look forward to serving the Parish staff and parishioners by continuing to provide a clean and welcoming place of worship.
In my free time, I enjoy camping, hockey, ringette, and playing games with my two children who are 11 and 9 years old. My alone time is spent on “Do It Yourself” crafts, woodworking and playing hockey. Oh yes, and of course, watching college football games!
Parish Pastoral Council
An advisory and consultative body working in concert with the Pastor and Pastoral Team. PPC normally meet on the third Wednesday of each month, from September to June. Parishioners are welcome to attend the meetings as observers.
Providing assistance in the parish office through light office duties – answering phones, assisting parishioners at the door, folding bulletins and more.
Provides financial advice and assistance to the pastor, parish pastoral council and the parish at large. Meets regularly to review monthly accounting activities.
Contact: Bob C.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tradespersons and handy-persons needed to help maintain the church, rectory and grounds.
Contact: Bill V. email@example.com
Assist in the recruitment and screening of ALL parish volunteers who are serving in ALL parish ministries.
Contact: Stacey J. firstname.lastname@example.org