Pastoral Team - St Anthony's Parish Drayton Valley

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Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pastoral Team

Parish Info
Fr. Jaya Rajan J M SAC, Pastor
I was born in India and entered the seminary after the high school in the year 2000. During my seminary studies, I completed my Bachelor of Computer Science in Malakara Catholic College - affliated to MS University - India, Bachelor of Philosphy in Pradeepa Institute of Philosophy - Goa and Bachelor of Theology at Prabodhana, Pallottine Centre for Theological and Religious Formation - Mysore - India - affiliated to Philosophich-theologische Hochschule, Vallendar, Germany. After twelve years of Seminary studies in India, I was ordained in the year 2012. I am a member of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate and I belong to the ABVM Province of the Pallottines in India.
After my ordination, I was assigned as an associate pastor in a parish in India for a year. I came to Canada in the year 2013 and worked as an associate pastor for 2 years at St. Thomas More Parish, Edmonton. From the year 2015, I work as a Pastor at St. Anthony's Parish, Drayton Valley.
Christine Horne - Secretary
Hello, my name is Christine Horne. I was born and raised in Drayton Valley and have lived here for most of my life. I am a single mom of two adult children. I have been the parish secretary here at St. Anthony's for 25 years now, and have been blessed to work with 8 different priests so far. I also work part-time as the upstairs caretaker in the church. Throughout the years I have been involved in many ministries within the parish, some of which included youth band member, lector (reader), Eucharistic minister, Food Bank coordinator, adult education leader, and collection counter.
Please feel free to drop-in to the parish office if you have any questions or concerns, or even just to say Hello!, and we will do our best to try to help you.

Sharon MacLellan - Volunteer Management Coordinator
Hello, my name is Sharon MacLellan. I have lived in Drayton Valley for 35 years and for most of them worked at St. Anthony School as a teacher. I am married to my husband Don and we have 4 children and 2 grandsons. Throughout the years I have been involved in many ministries within the parish, some of which included Sunday school leader, sacramental preparation, music, Eucharist Minister and lector. Since my retirement I became the Volunteer Management Coordinator for the parish.
If you wish to become a volunteer, please do not hesitate to contact me, my number is in the weekly bulletin. I enjoy meeting old friends and new people!

 
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