At St. André Bessette Parish, we are pleased to have a committed group of volunteers who serve in many capacities. Our Pastor partners with volunteers to meet the pastoral needs of the parish. Parish Council is the central body that shares in the Pastor’s leadership and work in the parish.

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The Reverend Michael Walsh

The Rev. Michael Joseph Walsh is our pastor and was born in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. He was baptized at Saint Rose of Lima, Windsor Junction, by Fr. J. H. Mitchell.   Fr. Walsh graduated from the University of Kings College (B.A.) and the Atlantic School of Theology (M.Div.)  He also received a Licentiate in Canon Law (J.C.L.) from Saint Paul University, Ottawa, in 2005.  He was ordained to the priesthood at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica on September 29, 1990, by Most Rev. James M. Hayes, and comes to Saint Rose of Lima as the pastor to guide the process if building the new parish of St. Bro. André Bessette with the churches of St. Rose of Lima, St Bernard’s, Enfield, and Holy Cross, Middle Musquodoboit.


You may reach Fr. Mike by phone at 902-883-2660 or by email at pastorstbroandreparish@gmail.com

Reverend Dan Bowden, Deacon

Kathleen Powell


 Kathleen is the Parish Secretary.  She handles a variety of receptionist and secretarial functions for the parish, its various committees, and parish staff. She also prepares the weekly bulletin and maintains the parish website.
You can reach Kathleen at the parish office at (902) 860-0475 or strose@eastlink.ca.

St. André Bessette Leadership Team 

Fr. Michael Walsh, Deacon Dan Bowden, Phillip Francis, Elaine Morrow, and Shannon McDonald

St. André Bessette Finance Committee


Fr. Michael Walsh, Chair -Pat McCarvill, Howard MacDonald, Maxine Thibeault, Paul Miller


Linda (St Rose): 902-860-1475 or strose@eastlink.ca
Claire (St Bernards): 901-883-2660 or stbernardsendfield@gmail.ca