Meet your Family of Parishes staff.

The Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes staff serve Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, St. Alphonsus Parish, St. Angela Parish, the Saint Benedict Tridentine Rite Community and Saint Daniel Comboni Community.

Together, we are committed to proclaiming the Gospel to the Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes.

To reach a member of our staff, click on their email address or call the office at 519-253-2493 and enter their listed extension.

 

Pastoral Team

 

Fr. Steven Huber, CSB

Administrator

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Father Steven was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is the oldest of three boys.

From an early age, he had a great love for singing and making music, which ultimately led him to pursue a Bachelor’s in Vocal Music Education from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico .

It was there that Steven first met the Basilians. After teaching choir in a public school for two years, Steven entered the Basilian associate program in 2011, and spent one year teaching at Detroit Catholic Central High School.

Afterwards, he moved to Houston, Texas, to complete his Novitiate and Seminary Studies. He professed vows with the Basilians in 2013, and was ordained a Priest on February 9th, 2019, after serving at Assumption Parish as a Deacon.

In addition to his responsibilities at the Parish, Fr. Steven also serves as Campus Ministry Chaplain at Assumption University, providing faith based services to the students of the University of Windsor. He continues to exercise his musical talent as a member of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Windsor Classic Chorale.

Fr. Christian Amogu

Associate Pastor

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Fr. Christian was born and raised in Awka, Nigeria.  It was also there he had all his priestly formation. In furtherance of his vocation to the priesthood, he completed a four-year Bachelor’s degree programme in Philosophy at Bigard Memorial Seminary Ikot-Ekpene, an affiliate of Pontifical UrbanUniversity, Rome (now St Joseph’s Major Seminary, Ikot-Ekpene). After a year internship, he was sent to Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu (an affiliate of Pontifical Urban UniversityRome) for another four-year Theological studies which ended in June 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Divinity. And to the glory of God, Christian was ordained to the Priesthood in August 17, 1991. 

Soon after his priestly ordination, he was appointed the spiritual director at St John Bosco Junior Seminary, Isuaniocha, Awka from where he was sent to Rome on further studies. He has a doctorate in Spirituality from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas- Angelicum in Rome. He spent twenty-two years of his priestly life in the formation of future priests and considers his role as a seminary formator to be one of the highlights of his experiences and major contribution to the Church and Humanity. 

In addition to his work as a seminary formator at Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Awka- Nigeria, he had many other pastoral assignments in his home diocese. He had also worked in many parishes in Germany, Italy, United States of America and for the past one year Associate Pastor at Corpus Christi parish, Windsor. He could not have come thus far without the mercy, grace, guidance, protection and direction from the all knowing and powerful God. To him be all praise, adoration and glory forever and ever, Amen.

Deacon Paul Bezaire

Deacon

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Ordained in 2013 following five years of formation in the Permanent Diaconate Program at St. Peter’s Seminary, Dcn. Paul was born and raised in Windsor.

He was assigned to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish prior to his ordination in 2012 and to the Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes in 2020. He is married to Marlene and has three adult children and three grandchildren.

Dcn. Paul is Spiritual Advisor for the West Windsor Particular Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a Home Meeting Facilitator for the Diaconate Program Formation Team at St. Peter’s Seminary. He ministers to palliative care patients and the bereaved as part of the Spiritual Care Team at the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County and is the diocesan representative of the Parent Involvement Committee of the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board. Dcn. Paul is approved to visit at the Southwest Detention Centre, is a member of the Diaconate Advisory Committee, and is an auditor for the marriage tribunal. Dcn. Paul is the Assistant Director of Permanent Deacons for the Diocese of London.

As part of his assignment at the family, Dcn. Paul assists at mass, preaches, and presides at baptisms, weddings, funerals, and Sunday Celebrations of the Word and Communion at Chateau Park Nursing Home. He coordinates Ministers of Communion to the sick, meets with parents seeking baptism for their children, and organizes the FOCCUS pre-marriage program for engaged couples. Most recently, he has been working to launch Assumption Cares, an outreach program providing compassionate care to residents of the west end of Windsor.

Deacon Gerard Charette

Deacon

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Father Maurice Restivo, CSB

On Medical Leave

mrestivo@dol.ca

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Father Maurice was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He professed vows in the Basilian Fathers in 1983, and was ordained to the priesthood in December of 1986.

Since ordination he has served in various capacities in parishes in Texas, in Cali, Colombia, at St. Anne’s in Detroit, and more recently as Pastor at Most Holy Trinity Church in Angleton, Texas. He has a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and has taught at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology in Houston, the University of St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology in Toronto, and St. Joseph’s College in Edmonton.

He arrived in Windsor in April, 2015, and Bishop Fabbro appointed him pastor of Assumption Parish as of May 1 of that year. In July 2019, at the bishop’s request, he took on the added assignment of administrator of St. Alphonsus Parish and the St. Daniel Comboni African Community. His new appointment is pastor of the Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes.

Fr. Maurice is passionate about justice and environmental issues and good vegan food, and enjoys doing pottery. He is also active in 12-step addiction recovery. He has been a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams since 2012, and has served on team in Hebron in the Palestinian Territories.

Jean Beneteau, B.S.W., M.R.E.

Pastoral Minister

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I have been blessed to be part of the Assumption Pastoral team since Sept. 2017, and am happy now to be invited to serve as pastoral minister for the Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes. I have been married for over 30 years to my beloved Paul, with whom I have raised our two wonderful sons Andre and Marcel. Now the family includes Andre’s lovely wife Kristen and their beautiful daughters, Lia and Fiona. (Grand-parenting is awesome!)

Family, faith and parish life have always been what makes me tick! I have been involved in ministry since my own confirmation. After many years of parish involvement, and receiving a BSW from U of Windsor, I started my career as the Program Coordinator for the House of Shalom Youth Center in Amherstburg, and went on to Big Sisters Association as the west end caseworker for about 6 years. This experience was good preparation for parish ministry.

I served as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry for the community of St. John the Baptist in Amherstburg, Ontario from 1991 to 2012. Also, I was a member of the faculty for the Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from 2002-2014, instructing courses in Pastoral Care, and Prayer and Worship with youth.

Next I held the position of Youth Ministry Formation Specialist at the Institute for Catholic Formation at St. Peter’s Seminary in London from 2009-2014. While in this position I worked with parishes on the formation and ongoing work of Youth Commissions, and guided parish leaders to practice family based and intergenerational ministry. From 2014 -17, I assisted parishes in various ways with the development of family and youth ministry, facilitation of retreats, and facilitation of the “Called and Gifted, Discernment of Spiritual Gifts and Charisms” program from the Catherine of Sienna Institute. My passion is intentional discipleship and forming disciples for the mission to which they are called.

I completed a Masters in Religious Education from Assumption University in 2000 and hold a Bachelor of Social Work and a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies.

My personal passions include family life, church life, reading, music and solitude. I feel so blessed to journey with the people of the Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes as we strive to follow Jesus and respond to his personal call to his mission in the world

Jessica Jarvis

Youth Ministry

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I have been married for almost 15 years to my wonderful husband Kevin. We have been blessed with 3 children, Owen, Kara and Luke. I love them to pieces.

I started my faith journey very early on. I participated in everything I could with my church. Alter serving, choir, Sunday school and COR.

I have an educational background in ECE and Psychology. I am currently studying to receive my certificate in Youth Ministry. I started my career as an Early Childhood Educator from 1998- 2003 before going to work in the Catholic School Board, where I worked for 15 years. In 2018, I became Program Coordinator at the House Youth Centre in Amherstburg. All of these experiences were good preparation for Youth Ministry.

My life’s passions are my family, friends, music, cooking and helping others. I feel very blessed to have been given this opportunity to walk with all of you in our journey with God.

Laura Soulliere

Outreach Coordinator

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I was born and raised in Windsor where I grew up in the parish community of Christ the King. After marrying my husband we moved to Lakeshore where we have raised three beautiful children in the Parishes of St William and Good Shepherd.

My background is Social Welfare Work, Child and Youth Work Mental Health and Addictions Counselling. I started my career almost 30 years with the Roman Catholic Children’s Aid Society Parish Outreach Team. Over the course of time, I have worked as a Consultant in early intervention programs for children aged 0-6, a Counsellor at Hiatus House for 12 years, Program Manager at New Beginning Youth Services and as Supervisor at the Regional Children’s Centre. Most recently I was the Coordinator of the Hotel Dieu Grace Community Crisis program as well as the HDGH/CMHA Crisis and Mental Wellness Centre.

I served on the HDGH Ethics Committee for 5 years and taught at St.Clair College in both the Child and Youth Work and Chemical Dependency Counselling programs.

I feel that I have always been called to work with families and individuals in our community and in my religious life. I serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist to the homebound community and as a greeter within my Parish.

I am very happy to have the opportunity to serve as Coordinator for the Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes and hope to continue to serve God and our Community to the best of my ability.

Office Administration

 

Sally McQuaid

Records Secretary

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I was born and raised on the West end of Windsor. In 1992 I became a Catholic through the RCIA program.

In 1994 I attended St. Clair College and received a Health Care Aide Certificate and was employed at various nursing homes until 2009 when my career ended due to a workplace injury.

In 2010 I went back to St. Clair College and received an Office Administration Certificate. Sally manages all office operations and is the first person you will hear on the phone or see at the door.

Zeljka Trepanier

Accounting

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I was born in Croatia and immigrated to Windsor as a young child with my family in 1970.

I attended St. Clair College and graduated with a diploma in Interior Design. From there I developed my own interior design business while raising my three young daughters. As life changed, so did my career paths. I returned to school, graduated with a Horticulture degree, and while working in the industry, started my own landscaping business. As a strong advocate for education and learning, I returned to St. Clair for the third time. I graduated from the accounting program where now I have the pleasure of contributing to the Assumption Parish and community as the Financial Secretary for Windsor Heritage Catholic Family of Parishes.

My greatest accomplishments are my three daughters; raising them and watching them grow into ethical, virtuous, and respectable young women has been a privilege.

Darlene Bechard

Secretary

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Rossana Moceri

Secretary

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Buildings and Properties

 

Kevin McQuaid Jr

Property and Website Coordinator

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Born and raised in Windsor, Kevin has been an active member of Assumption Parish since he was a child. Prior to his employment at the Parish, Kevin served as an altar server and usher.

Kevin manages all aspects of property maintenance for all family buildings and property as well as all multi media platforms including the website, social media and online homilies.

Meredith McKinley

Parking Lot Manager

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Meredith has worked for the Basilian Fathers in Windsor for over ten years.
She worked at O’Conner house a retirement home for the Basilians on University Avenue, where she cooked, cleaned and was the main gardener.

She is involved in many ministries including Cursillo, and Project Rachel. She currently lives outside of Essex on her little hobby farm with her husband Aaron and her three children.

Tim McKinley

Caretaker

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Tim maintains the buildings of the McEwan Campus of Assumption Parish (Holy Name of Mary).

Tim is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Robert Bernier

Caretaker

stalphonsus@dol.ca

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Sino Moceri

Caretaker

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