OUR PARISH TEAM
At St. Rose, 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.
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 either 902-883-2660 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reverend Dr. Christopher (Chris) Coffin, Deacon
Rev. Dr. Christopher (Chris) Coffin is the Director of Deacons and Ecumenical Officer for the Archdiocese of Halifax and is the Deacon for St. Rose of Lima Parish. He was born in Halifax graduated from Sidney Stephens High School, received his BA from St. Mary’s University, Master’s in Divinity and Master’s in Theology from Acadia University and his Doctorate from St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton. Chris is a sessional lecturer at Acadia Divinity and the Atlantic School of Theology. He has been married to Dianne for 46 years, has three children - Shannon, Sacha and Sara - and five grandchildren. Chris has been with St. Rose of Lima Parish for 10 years where he has coordinated a number of programs including Alpha, Coming Home, Marriage Preparation, RCIA and Bereavement Group Facilitator.
You can reach Chris at (902) 864-1834 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.