Fr. Maurice Restivo, CSB | Pastor
Father Maurice was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He professed vows in the Basilian Fathers in 1983, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1986. Since ordination he has served in various capacities in parishes in Texas, in Cali, Colombia, at St. Anne’s in Detroit, and more recently as Pastor at Most Holy Trinity Church in Angleton, Texas. He has a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and has taught at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology in Houston, the University of St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology in Toronto, and St. Joseph’s College in Edmonton. He is also a member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams and has served on team in Hebron in the Palestinian Territories. He is passionate about justice issues, good food, and pottery.
Fr. Jim Stenberg, CSB | Associate Pastor
Fr. Jim grew up in Alberta, and met the Basilians at St. Joseph’s College in Edmonton, Alberta while he was a student. He is a convert from nothing in particular, and was baptized at the St. Joseph’s College chapel in 1986. Fr. Jim professed vows in 1996 and was ordained in 2001. Most of his priestly career has been in the University apostolate, particularly in Edmonton and Rochester, New York. His background is in philosophy, he likes fantasy and science fiction, and he has too many books. Fr. Jim comes to Windsor from Toronto, where he was Administrator of Holy Rosary Parish for the last year, following two years as Associate Pastor. Fr. Jim has a younger sister and a niece.
Dcn. Paul Bezaire | Deacon
Ordained in 2013 following five years of formation in the Permanent Diaconate Program at St. Peter’s Seminary, Dcn. Paul was born and raised in Windsor. He was assigned to Assumption Parish prior to his ordination in 2012. He is married to Marlene and has three adult children and two grandchildren. Dcn. Paul is Spiritual Advisor for the West Windsor Particular Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a Home Meeting Facilitator for the Diaconate Program Formation Team at St. Peter’s Seminary. He works with palliative care patients and the bereaved as part of the Spiritual Care Team at the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County. Dcn. Paul assists at mass, preaches, and presides at baptisms, weddings, funerals, and Sunday Celebrations of the Word and Communion at Chateau Park Nursing Home. He coordinates Ministers of Communion to the sick, meets with parents seeking baptism for their children, and organizes the FOCCUS pre-marriage program for engaged couples.
Kevin Mannara, CSB | Basilian Scholastic (Seminarian)
Kevin is a Basilian scholastic (seminarian). Most of his adult life has been spent in secondary education in New York and California as well as parish ministry, especially in the area of liturgy. He has a bachelor’s degree from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY, a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Bernard’s School of Theology & Ministry, Rochester, NY and a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in liturgy from The Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL where he was also a Cardinal Bernardin scholar. His research is in parish consolidations, as well as the development and arrangement of churches. He enjoys traveling, reading, home repairs, good food and exercise. He is from Rochester, NY where his mom, sister, nephews and most of his large extended family still live.
I am the fifth of seven. Parents born in Windsor/Essex, as were many forebears. I grew up in suburban Toronto, then moved to Windsor for university. Got my Hon B. Comm. Entered the convent soon after. Got my B. Ed and taught 5 years at St. Anne’s, did chaplaincy at Assumption for 6 years, spent one year on native reserves, taught and did chaplaincy at Brennan 4 1/2 years. Worked in different capacities at Habitat for Humanity from 2000 to 2011. At the same time, I was Treasurer of my religious congregation in this area for many years. Was also Mission Centre Coordinator (like a local superior) for about 5 years. Got a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College in the summers. Can’t read the diploma because it’s all in Latin. I love to do repairs of all kinds, sing and play guitar.
I was born and raised on the West end of Windsor. In 1992 I became a Catholic through the RCIA program. In 1994 I attended St. Clair College and received a Health Care Aide Certificate and was employed at various nursing homes until 2009 when my career ended due to a workplace injury. In 2010 I went back to St. Clair College and received an Office Administration Certificate. Sally manages all office operations and is the first person you will hear on the phone or see at the door.
Kevin McQuaid Jr. | Properties
Born and raised in Windsor, Kevin has been an active member of Assumption Parish since he was a child. Prior to his employment at the Parish, Kevin served as an altar server and usher. Kevin manages all aspects of property maintenance for all parish buildings and property as well as all multi media platforms including the website, social media and online homilies.
Ammilla Perera | Parking Lot Manager
Ammilla has been with Assumption Parish for over a decade and has held various positions within the Parish. Currently she manages the day to day operations of the parking lot.
Tim McKinley | Caretaker – McEwan Campus
Tim maintains the buildings of the McEwan Campus of Assumption Parish (Holy Name of Mary) Tim is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Zeljka Trepanier | Bookkeeper
Zeljka is the bookkeeper for Assumption Parish. She enjoys gardening and her cats.
Meredith McKinley | Rectory Care
Meredith has worked for the Basilian Fathers in Windsor for over ten years. She worked at O’Conner house a retirement home for the Basilians on University Avenue, where she cooked, cleaned and was the main gardener . She is involved in many ministries including Cursillo, and Project Rachel. She currently lives outside of Essex on her little hobby farm with her husband Aaron and her three children .
Sr. Connie Harrington, SNJM | Youth Programs
Sister Connie is a nun in the order of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary. She plans all children and youth programming for the parish.
Marilyn Morrison | Bereavement Ministry
Marilyn handles all aspects of funerals at Assumption Parish. She meets with families to chose the readings and music and handles all details of the prayer services and funeral mass.