MEET OUR PARISH STAFF
Deacon Michael is married with 3 children. He was a practicing lawyer for 32 years before retiring and being ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2016. His duties include assisting at mass, helping at schools, visiting the sick, and presiding over baptisms, funerals and weddings where there is no mass.
Melanie Pellerin is St. Anthony’s Parish secretary and office manager. She has been employed at
St. Anthony’s since 2005 and will be the first person you see when entering the church during office hours. As the Office manager/secretary she responsible for answering telephone inquiries, providing information regarding parish affairs and arranging appointments with the pastor or appropriate personnel. She is responsible for maintaining a current schedule of events, meetings and all activities within the parish. Melanie is responsible for finances within the office, including but not limited to preparing cheques for employees, preparing tax receipts, posting weekly donations and preparing payments for parish expenses. She also oversees the 5loaves2fish food room and gives out food when needed.
Audrey Gibbs is a lifetime member of St.Anthony's Parish. She has received all of her sacraments here and is now a full-time pastoral assistant. She has been employed at St. Anthony’s since 2013 and is responsible for the majority of sacramental preparation. If you or your child is receiving a sacrament she can help with First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Marriage. She is responsible for creating lesson plans, teaching, or arranging teaching of sacramental preparation classes, as well as the RCIC classes for new young children joining the church. In addition to the duties mentioned, she works together with the rest of the office staff to successfully get everything done as efficiently as possible. Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions in regards to the sacraments, how to prepare, and what information is required. She is always ready to help you on your journey to making the most of all the beautiful sacraments the Catholic Church has to offer!
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Tharin Fischer grew up in Lloydminster and is back after being away for eight years! He is married with four little boys. Tharin has been involved in Youth Ministry for over ten years and has a passion for bringing the Catholic Faith to the youth of today.
As Youth Coordinator, Tharin’s duties include organizing, planning, and running Youth nights, events, and retreats, as well as getting youth involved in various ministries in St. Anthony’s parish, creating opportunities for youth to give back and serve in the parish and community, and providing a welcoming environment for all youth to deepen their faith or discover it for the first time!