The biographies of the OLPH priests, other priests in residence and support staff are provided below.
Parishioners are warmly welcomed to assist in the various work that needs to be done in the daily operation and maintenance of the parish. In particular, parishioners are encouraged to volunteer in the various parish Ministries
Monsignor James HannahPastor
Alison (D'Souza) EndrizziPastoral Associate
Scott SamuelYouth Minister
Scott was hired specifically as the first Youth Minister in this brand new staff position. In his own words, “I have been brought on in order to empower young people as the future of the Church and to help them grow in their faith. I hope to use my knowledge of theology and religious studies to guide them in their spiritual formation. Moreover, I hope to become an ally to our young parishioners, in that my job is to facilitate programs for socializing and community building.”. His passion is music - as a musician himself, he believes in how the power of music can change our lives and even the world. So he enjoys playing guitar in a 12-piece pop band called Astronomer. “I do play regularly with the band even though I am now taking on new responsibilities as a Youth Minister. I play frequently at The Rivoli in the Queen St. West area in Toronto. My band remains as an essential outlet for my self-expression and growth.” . Scott started working at OLPH in September 2016.
Daniel DonovanWeekend Assistant
Fr. Dan Donovan was born and raised in Toronto. He is a graduate of De La Sale High School and of St. Michael's College. After completing his initial theological studies at the University of Laval, Quebec City, he was ordained for the diocese of Toronto in 1962. Between 1963 and 1965 (during the Second Vatican Council) he did graduate work in biblical studies in Rome and in 1971 completed his doctorate in theology at the University of Munster in Germany. Beginning in 1971, he taught theology in the faculty of theology St. Michael's College and since 1990 in the Christianity and Culture Program of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto. Although he reached the mandatory retirement age in 2001, he continues to teach in the Christianity and Culture Program. Father Donovan has published a number of books and has put together a well-known collection of contemporary art at St. Michael's. Throughout his teaching career he has always helped out on Sundays in one or another of the parishes of the Archdiocese - currently helping at OLPH.
Guenter PetricekIn Residence
Theresa is a life-long Roman Catholic and is a parishioner at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin parish here in Toronto. Theresa is currently a Lector and a Eucharistic Minister and was previously involved with the RCIA team and collection counting. Theresa joins the staff at OLPH after many years working in Information Technology in the banking industry.