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Staff & Leaders

Clergy

Fr. Carlos Martins

Greetings from the Chaplain! Having myself converted from atheism as an undergraduate, I have a special place in my heart for university chaplaincy. I certainly feel I can appreciate the struggles with faith that a young adults faces, as well as the pastoral needs that a converted student possesses. Working in this vineyard always energizes […]

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Fr. Bernard Messier

I was born in a large family in Windsor Ontario, and spent most of my childhood years in a small town called Belle Rivière. After a career in the automotive and manufacturing industry I joined the Companions of the Cross community in 2000. I was ordained to the priesthood in 2008 and ministered at St. […]

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Lay Staff

Sam Cummings

My name is Sam Cummings and I am so proud to work as Lay Pastoral Associate at the Catholic Chaplaincy at York. I began to get involved in Youth Ministry in 2002 when I joined my local parish Youth Group and we began to prepare for World Youth Day in Toronto. Although I loved working […]

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Joe Zambon

I am here today because I’ve encountered God’s love for me in the person of Jesus Christ. Growing up, I never strayed far from the Church, but I did struggle with the question, “Does God really love me?” It wasn’t until late in my teenage years that I was able to say that I am […]

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Aurore Ryobara

My name is Aurore (pronounced, “Aurora”).  Daily Mass is what brought me through the doors at CCY on my very first day as a York U student.  For years I had already followed Christ in the Eucharist, but that decision led me to experience the most joy-filled, warm and caring community of believers I have ever met.  […]

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Dwayne Santos

I graduated from York U with a Bachelors in Arts and Education.  I am a lover of Our Lady, professional sports, and 90’s to mid 2000’s music. Until age 19, I lived an unintentional Catholic life that left lots to be desired.  Although I believed, my faith did not encompass my whole heart.  At the […]

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Angela Deciantis-Whitley

My name is Angela and I am very excited to be serving on staff at the Catholic Chaplaincy at York (CCY).  It was during my third year at York University, while pursuing an Honours B.A. in Psychology, when I first discovered the Chaplaincy.  For the remainder of my time at York, CCY became a special place for me. It helped me to […]

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