“My name is Frances Atkinson and I am the secretary and bookkeeper at St. Francis Xavier. I was born and raised here and celebrated all of my sacraments at this church as well. I am excited to be part of the new and exciting times that will be taking place at our parish and to welcome all who wish to come into the Church. If there is anything at all that you need, please feel free to drop by or call the office and we will do our best to help.”
Reasons to contact Fran:
To ask for Mass intentions, buy gift cards, or ask for parish sacramental certificates & documentation
To have events or information published in the parish bulletin or advertised in the church
“I started my employment here at St. Francis Xavier on April 1st, 1999 as the Parish Custodian. On November 1st, 2005 I was promoted to Plant/Property Manager. This position is responsible for overseeing the operations of the physical plant and property here at the church and the general maintenance at the rectory. Having been employed here for many years and seeing the aging of our old sacristy, ramp and boiler – and the need for an elevator to provide access – I am excited to see that we’re moving forward with our G.I.F.T. capital campaign to address these issues”
Reasons to contact J.P.:
Your company does or would like to provide a service for our parish
You want to pay him a compliment for the way the building is maintained
You notice an issue with our property that needs to be addressed
You’re willing to help out to make this place beautiful and efficient
Deacon Raymond and his wife, Jeanne, have been married for over 30 years and have three children, Collin (29), Jacqueline (25) and Nicole (23). They moved in 1996 from Windsor to Merlin near the current Shrine and Monastery. Both Deacon Raymond and his wife work for the Catholic School Board: he teaches science, math and computer science at Ursuline College (UCC) in Chatham. He enjoys sailing, skiing, biking, playing guitar, home renovations, camping and geocaching.
Dcn Raymond serves in ministry at both St. Francis and St. Peter’s Parishes through the St. Vincent dePaul Society, parish council, sacramental preparation, funeral vigils and baptisms. He was assigned by Bishop Fabbro to service in the wider ministries of St. Vincent de Paul, COR Kent and Retrouvaille Windsor after his ordination in November 2015. He preaches at St. Francis and St. Peter’s on the first weekend of each month.
Reasons to Contact Deacon Raymond:
You need the services of a deacon
You’re interested in serving those in need in our parishes, community or diocesan Church
You’re one of his students and want an extension on your assignment
Fr. Jack is originally from Sarnia and has been ordained as a priest for over 60 years. In addition to serving in several parishes throughout our diocese, he spent many years serving in our diocesan mission in Peru. He has lived in Tilbury for over 16 years after retiring and continues to serve our parish in many ways. He wants you to know that he’s doing just fine for an old guy.
Reasons to contact Fr. Jack:
You need the services of a priest and Fr. Peter is busy or out of town
You want to talk to a priest with decades of experience and wisdom
You want to know what’s going on in the world of sports