Fr. Antony Cruz Michael, Pastor
Fr. Antony Cruz Michael, S.A.C. is from a city called Chennai, India. He belongs to the Society of the Catholic Apostolate known as SAC or Pallottines. He completed his philosophical studies in Pradeepa Institute of Philosophy –Goa, earned Bachelor of Theology at Probodhana, Pallottine Centre for Theological and Religious Formation – Mysore (affiliated to Philosphich-theologische Hochschule, Vallendar, Germany), Bachelor Degree in English Literature and Master Degree in Psychology at Periyar University, Salem, India. He pursues his studies in Sociology. He was ordained a priest on May 1, 2009. Since then he has served in different capacities in India as an Associate Pastor, Prefect of the Seminarians, Moderator of the Seminarians, Vocation Promotor and Lecturer.
He came to Edmonton to serve in the Archdiocese of Edmonton in 2013 and served as an Associate Pastor in St. Theresa’s Parish, Millwoods and OLPH Parish, Sherwood Park and Pastor of St. Anthony’s Parish, Lloydminster. He was appointed Pastor of Holy Family Parish in July 2022.
Joanne Willette, Business Manager
Our family moved to St. Albert in 1999. We felt so welcomed from the first time we attended Mass at Holy Family. I have two daughters, Sarah and Emily, and was widowed in 2009 when my husband, Peter, passed away from Leukemia.
Since joining the parish, I have taught marriage preparation, was a guitarist for the Alleluia Children’s choir and I am currently a lector, Eucharistic Minister and CWL member.
I earned a Bachelor of Secondary Education at the U of A in Biological Sciences and Mathematics in 1988. After teaching in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec, I ‘retired’ to be at home to raise our girls.
I joined the Pastoral Team in October 2011 and feel blessed to work for such a holy and vibrant parish!
Bruno Binassi, Pastoral Assistant
I was born and raised in Edmonton. I joined Holy Family Pairsh after moving to St. Albert in 1992. My family and I attend the Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Mass.
I have served in various ministries, mostly as a lector. I am a member of the Knights of Columbus and was the Grand Knight of Brother Anthony Council.
In October 2021, I joined the Pastoral Team after I retired from my career as a teacher and principal. I served many schools over my 33 year career with Edmonton Catholic School. I have two degrees from the University of Alberta, a
Bachelor of Secondary Education and Master of Educational Administration and a Master of Religious Education from Newman Theological College. I look forward to serving our parish in various capacities.
Stacey Jost, Volunteer Coordinator
I have been a member of Holy Family Parish since 2006 when my husband Bob and I moved to St. Albert.
I have been married for 20 years and have 5 children. I was trained in the field of social work but chose to be stay at home mother for the past 18 years. In that time I have had to opportunity to volunteer in various ministries in the parish including coordinating a Mom’s group, teaching Marriage Preparation classes, Lectoring, Ushering, working with the Social Action and Refugee committees as well as teaching children’s catechism.
I look forward to this new opportunity to serve our parish community.