Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit
Pastor, Rev.Robert.Coady Associated Pastor: Rev. Martin Carter
St. Francis of Assisi Church
5 Lowther Drive
P.O. Box 219
Canada C0A 1H0
St Martin of Tours Church, Cumberland
St. Anne`s Church, Emyvale
For Information telephone: (902) 566-3876 FAX (902) 566-5949
The website is managed and updated by church office staff. Please contact the church office if you have any questions or comments.
In general the office will be open from Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We encourage you to utilize the morning hours for office as much as is possible as sometimes the afternoon hours may be limited due to pastoral calls out of the office.
We are grateful to have Lorraine Gillian assisting us in the office when needed.Pastoral Associate- Sr. Gemma Dunn -
Director of Catechetics: Pastoral Associate- Karen MacCannell
Youth Coordinator: Mary MacDonald
Pastorial Council - Cathy Chaisson Duguay
Property/Finance - St Francis: Paul Arsenault St. Martin's - Gary Stewart- St. Anne's - Vernon MacQuillan
Office/receptionist - Dianne McCarville Youth Coordinator: Mary MacDonald
Custodian - George Hardy
Fr. Robert Coady has been ordained for 37 years and has just recently come to the Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit as our pastor. The pastor's responsibility is to over-see the pastoral and administrative life of the parish as well as fulfill the role of leader in prayer, particularly the Liturgical celebrations. The pastor works with the pastoral associates and other parishioners to fulfill the mandate of fostering community, proclaiming the Word and celebrating the sacraments as well as promoting the teachings of scripture and the church. He is tasked with fostering pastoral care and social outreach to those individuals and groups as needed. The pastor over sees all staff and works with parishioners and the respective parish committees in maintaining order, fostering hope and consolation within this portion of Gods people.
Rev. Martin Carter:
Sr. Gemma's Parish Pastoral Ministry responsibilities include: RCIA and RCIC, and Children's Liturgy coordinator. She will continue home visitations, assisting in Adult Faith Formation and responsible for Ecumenical Covenant and Pastoral Care Committees. Sr. Gemma enjoys the parish, the people and the journey of life that is shared. She has been strong supporter of fostering lay people in ministry in the parish and diocese .
Dianne McCarville was born and raised in Charlottetown/Sherwood area, attended both school in Sherwood and Notre Dame Convent. Attended Commercial College and moved on to work with the Provincial Gov't with the PEI Lung Association and Dr. Eric Found for a couple of years and later moved to Ottawa where she joined the Royal Bank. Following her career of 35 years with the bank she worked with her parish, "Our Lady of Lourdes" in New Glasgow, N.S. for a period of 7 years with Adult Education and was a summer student at Assumption University in Windsor receiving a Pastoral Ministry Certificate in 2000. During this time Dianne had a bout with Cancer and happily is a survivor. Her parish ministry opened many doors of curiosity leading to her return to study at St. Francis Xavier where she completed her BA with a Major in Religious Studies. Dianne joined our parish staff five years ago working in the office. Dianne is engaged for 20 hours a week and her main work will be in the office with some pastoral outreach in the community, particularly with parents seeking Baptism for their child, Home visitation and assisting with the Grief support. She has been involved with Ignatian Formation Spirituality over the past 30 years.. The last two years gave Dianne a rich experience of meeting new people and revisiting many old friends. Her personal interests include walking, reading, studying, painting and fixing up.
Karen MacCannell was born in Yarmouth N.S. She now resides in Meadowbank and has three children; Madeine 15, Catherine 13, and William 11. Karen has worked as a specialist and trainer of managers and their staff for Bolands/IGA before moving to the Island in 1996. Karen has been a Pastoral Associate at St. Francis of Assisi for 7 years. She is presently enrolled at UPEI in the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Program and in The Canadian Certificate Youth Minisrty Program offered by the Diocese. Karens main duties include: Director of Catechetics, Levels 1-9 and assisting parents in their role as the teachers of the faith to their children. Music ministry coordinator for St. Francis of Assisi - scheduling and special events.
Mary MacDonald is the Youth Minister for the Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit.
George Hardy is the maintenance care taker for St. Francis of Assisi . In addition to cleaning andsetting up for various events, George often is able to make repairs, paint, etc that the parish might other wise have to call in a professional company. George works between 15 and 20 hours a week.
St. Anne's Parish Parish Priest(s) Rev. Robert Coady and Rev. Martin Carter Property & Finance: Vernon McQuillan
Property & Finance: Gary Stewart
St. Martin of Tours
Parish Priest(s) Rev. Robert Coady and Rev. Martin Carter