"To live in Truth is the basic minimum of human dignity,
even if the price to defend the Truth could be costly. `
You need to always remain faithful to the Truth. Truth can never be betrayed."
Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko
Friday, July 20, 2018
Meet Our New Priests
Fr. Rob Arsenault, Pastor
I am from Summer Side, PEI, born into a military family so I have lived almost everywhere. My family final settled in Kingston. After high school I had been studying electrical engineering (poorly) when I began discerning the call to the priesthood. I was originally ordained for the Kingston Archdiocese in 1994, but I have been living with the Companions of the Cross Community since 2005. I made my final promises with the Companions on Sept 14th 2011. My personal interests are a bit varied; I have a sailboat and was involved in racing during my time in Halifax. I hope to get back to skiing now that I am living closer to the mountains and at one time was into white water canoeing. I do play golf, but primarily as a penance for past sins! I joined the Companions because I was interested in parish renewal and I was not so interested in the prospect of living and working alone for the remainder of my priesthood. I have served as a pastor for most of my priesthood in both the Archdiocese of Kingston and of Halifax. I was chaplain at Dalhousie and St. Mary's Universities and Director of Evangelization for Halifax prior to being appointed Vocations and Admissions Director for the Companions of the Cross. Two years ago was also elected to the Companions Executive Council and given the role of Secretary General. I look forward to getting to know you all as your priest at Annunciation and in serving you as best as I am able and as the Lord would have me.
Pax, Fr. Rob
Fr. John Likozar, Associate Pastor
I am originally from Toronto, having lived there for 27 years. Before joining the Companions of the Cross I was working at a food distribution company in Ottawa. I also have experience as an auto mechanic. While I was living and working in Ottawa I joined St. Mary’s Parish and became involved with the Young Adults community. After taking a Life in the Spirit seminar I began to hear God asking me to consider the priesthood. After months of prayer and personal discernment I approached Fr. Bob Bedard who encouraged me to explore this call further and to move into the Companions household. This I did the following September 1993. I spent the next 7 years studying and discerning the call and each year seemed to confirm my vocation to priesthood and to the Companions of the Cross. I was ordained to the priesthood June 10th, 2000 and spent some time ministering at St. Timothy’s in Toronto. I recently served as the associate pastor of St. Mary's Parish and before that at St Maurice’s in the West end. I like to do wood working, and although I am trying to keep this quiet, I can cook (man style)! I am very happy to be with all of you at Annunciation and look forward to getting to know you better.