Fr. Ben St. Croix, Companions of the Cross
Fr Ben is a priest with the "Companions of the Cross" community and has a heart for evangelization. Born and raised in Kenora, Ontario, he joined the Companions of the Cross community in 1993 and has completed degrees in Philosophy and Theology at Dominican College and St. Paul's University in Ottawa. Fr Ben was ordained in Ottawa in 2001, and has over the past 13 years spent time in campus ministry, parish work, itinerant preaching and at an evangelization centre in Houston, TX. He is also helping establish a new community of religious sisters in Ottawa, the Queenship of Mary Community. Recently he has been invited to support CCRSO as the spiritual director and he also serves as the liaison for Cardinal Collins for the Archdioceses of Toronto.
Brian Sullivan has been involved in various aspects of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for more than 29 years. He serves as Bishop's Liaison to the Charismatic Renewal for the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie. He is also President of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services of Ontario.
At the local level Brian serves on a leadership team offering ChristLife to the four Catholic parishes in the North Bay region. Over the past two years they have lead over 500 participants to receive the grace of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Brian co-founded, with his late wife, Cindy-Lee, Sacred Way Ministries that serves to evangelize children, youth and adults. Brian is a retired vice-principal of a Catholic high school. He has been blessed with nine children and 23 grandchildren – so far!
Secretary / Treasurer
Len and his wife Jeanette are the parents of five, and grandparents of four. He is a general manager of a construction company and serves many Catholic organizations with his amazing administration skills. He has been involved with Sacred Way Ministries since 2003.
Dcn. John Myers
Deacon John was welcomed into the renewal in the early 80's through music, now involved in a non- denomination prayer group, ordained in 2008 and assigned to St. Patrick's Cathedral in Thunder Bay. Music is part of his ministry as he seeks the will of the Father in all things. Married to Susan ,blessed with 2 children and 5 grandchildren, looking forward to working with the new board.
Ina and husband John live in Burlington, Ontario. She is a parishioner at St. Patricks in Burlington, and serves in the Inner Healing Prayer Ministry as well as the Christian Healing Formation Training offered by Henri Lemay in co-operation with the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario.
Al has been in the Renewal for over thirty years, serving in various roles. He is now a Counsellor in the CCRC and is happy to praise and worship every Wednesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Markham. His spiritual journey began with the Salesians, whose founder Don Bosco said: “We walk with our feet on earth, but our minds and hearts in heaven”. After retiring from Disability, he joined the pastoral teams at three Long Term Care homes. When not in a LTC home, his time is spent with his three grandsons. He says that the sweetest sound he likes to hear is “Papa”.
Yvonne is a parishioner of Merciful Redeemer Parish in Mississauga and a Lay Associate of
the Companions of the Cross Community. Since 2004 she has served in the core team of the
MRC prayer group, annually coordinates the Life in the Spirit Seminars and continues to be
actively involved in pastoral ministries in her parish. She founded the Catholic Faith Outreach
Ministry for the New Evangelization for the purpose of drawing parishioners to a more
personal relationship with Jesus and to spread the Gospel through multiplication. She is a
retired banker, widowed and the mother of three boys and is happy to be of service to the
MOST REV. SCOTT MCCAIG, CC