St. Elizabeth Seton Parish is blessed with a talented staff team, including our Priest and Deacons, our Parish Administrator and our Sacramental Coordinator.
Father Roy Roberts
Fr. Roy was ordained in 1990 out of St. John’s Parish in Newmarket. He is a local product, having grown up in Holland Landing. Fr. Roy started elementary school at St. Mary’s in Bradford, but was transferred to St. Charles School on the Holland Marsh starting in grade 2. He attended Newmarket High School and upon graduating, went to Laurentian University where he studied Sports Administration, completing the Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1983. He entered St. Augustine’s Seminary in September, 1985, and completed his Master of Divinity in 1990. In 1999, Fr. Roy completed his certificate in Pastoral Liturgy at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa. The following year, he began part time studies at the University of Notre Dame, completing a Master of Arts in Liturgy in 2003. Since then he has been on a teaching cycle, returning to St. Paul`s to teach one of the core courses at the Summer Institute in Pastoral Liturgy. He was also part of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, occasionally travelling to various dioceses across Canada to teach about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, among other topics. Fr. Roy is also a standing member of the Ontario Liturgy Commission that works with the Ontario Assembly of Catholic Bishops and the National Office of Liturgy for the CCCB.
Fr. Roy first served as associate pastor at St. Mary`s Parish in Brampton from 1990 – 1994. He was then sent to St. Francis de Sales in Ajax as associate pastor until 1996. He was then made administrator of St. Mary`s Parish in Victoria Harbour along with the mission church of St. Louis at Mount St. Louis. In early 1999 he was called back to St. Francis de Sales Parish in Ajax, where he was to help them build a new Worship Space. The new building was opened in 2006. In June 2011, his tenure in Ajax was complete and he was then sent to St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Newmarket. As John Denver sings, “and hey it’s good to be back home again.“
Deacon Marian Pawliszko
Deacon Stephen Pitre