Meet the Resurrectionists

"We believe that God calls us to live together as brothers – sharing the gifts that we have received, supporting one another, praying and working together for His glory. He has called us to BE a community, which is a living sign of the Gospel values of justice, truth and love."

- Charism Statement of the Congregation of the Resurrection Tweet

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Father Pat Aiello.

Father Pat Aiello, CR

Father Pat Aiello was ordained in 1956, has served as a teacher in North Bay and Brantford and as a rector of seminarians (Resurrection College). He also served in parishes in Ontario and Bermuda and he is currently residing at Resurrection Manor, Waterloo.

Brother Ed Benson

Brother Ed Benson, CR

Brother Ed Benson professed his final vows in 1967. His ministry has been primarily in education, at Scollard Hall, and at Resurrection Centre in Waterloo. He worked in youth ministry in Bermuda and is now residing at Resurrection Manor in Waterloo.

Father Chris Buda, CR

Father Chris Buda was born in Poland. 8 years after ordination he came to Canada to work in Polish and English parishes. He served as a member of the general leadership team in Rome for 6 years. He was stationed in Hamilton Ontario and is now residing at Resurrection Manor in Waterloo.

Brother John Cline.

Brother John Cline, CR

Brother John Cline professed his final vows in 1969. Br. John has served the Congregation in education and in pastoral care ministry at St. Mary's Hospital. He resides at Resurrection Manor and is the House Superior for Resurrection Manor.

Father Toby Collins.

Father Toby Collins, CR

Father Toby Collins was ordained in 2007. He loves to work with youth. He has served as vocation director and as the "spiritual animator' for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Fr. Toby is presently serving as Pastor at St. Mary's Parish in Kitchener.

Father Joseph de Vivieros.

Father Joseph de Viveiros, CR

Father Joseph de Viveiros was ordained in 1992. He has served in both Educational and Parish ministries. He is presently serving as Spiritual Animator for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board as well as serving as Vicar Provincial for the Ontario-Kentucky Province. Fr. Joseph will continue to teach part time at Regis College in Toronto.

Father Jim Donohue.

Father Jim Donohue, CR

Father Jim Donohue was ordained in 1983. He has served in parish ministry and as a professor of theology at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland. He is presently serving in our Resurrectionist Mission in Tanzania.

Brother David Ernst.

Brother David Ernst, CR

Brother David Ernst professed his final vows in 1963. Brother David spent much of life working in the missions. He currently resides at Resurrection Manor.

Brother Ed Hohenadel.

Brother Ed Hohenadel, CR

Brother Ed Hohenadel took final vows in 1979 and has assisted with general repairs, bookkeeping and audio-visual equipment at St Jerome's High School and College, and Resurrection College.

Father Henryk Krajewski.

Father Henryk Krajewski, CR

Father Henryk Krajewski was born in Poland. Since his arrival in Canada 8 years after ordination, he has served at St. Stanislaus Parish in Hamilton, and is presently serving at Sacred Heart Parish in Kitchener.

Father Michał Kruszewski.

Father Michal Kruszewski, CR

Father Michał Kruszewski was ordained to the priesthood in 2012. He is currently serving as the Pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish in Hamilton. Fr. Michał is also serving as a Provincial Councillor for the Ontario-Kentucky Province.

Father Jim Link

Father Jim Link, CR

Father Jim Link was ordained in 1976. He has served in High School and University Chaplaincies and in Parish ministry.

Father Dan Lobsinger.

Father Dan Lobsinger, CR

Father Dan Lobsinger was ordained in 1996.

Father Raphael Ma.

Father Raphael Ma, CR

Father Raphael Ma was ordained to the priesthood in 2019. Father Raphael is presently serving in vocation ministry, communications, and as the promoter for our lay association, the Apostles of the Resurrection.

Father Sudie MacDonald.

Father Sudie MacDonald, CR

Father Sudie MacDonald was ordained in 1969. He has served as a Parish Priest, Professor of Religious Studies, Provincial Superior and Superior General in Rome as well as Superior of various houses. He currently resides at Louis Hall and serves on the Website committee. He also is the Mission "promoter" for the Congregation, speaking at various parishes in support of CR Missions.

Father Murray McDermott, CR

Father Murray McDermott was ordained in 1977 has and has served the church by working at Stratford Children’s Aid, L’Arche Homes and in University Campus Ministry. He recently completed 6 years as Provincial Superior for the Ontario-Kentucky Province. Fr. Murray is presently serving as the Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Kitchener.

Father David Mowat.

Father Dave Mowat, CR

Father Dave Mowat was ordained in 1963 and taught mathematics at St. Jerome's University. He then served in parishes in Ontario and Bermuda and chaplain to the Carmelite Sisters. He is currently at Resurrection Manor.

Father George Nowak

Father George Nowak, CR

Father George Nowak was ordained in Chicago in 1975. He has served in Polish and English parishes, and is presently assisting at Sacred Heart Parish in Kitchener.

Father Phil Reilly

Father Phil Reilly, CR

Father Phil Reilly was ordained in 1981. He has served the community as a high school teacher and assisting in various parishes. He is currently serving as the Pastor of St. Louis Parish, Waterloo.

Father Harry Reitzel.

Father Harry Reitzel, CR

Father Harry Reitzel was ordained in 1965. He has served the community in High School educational ministry as well as in numerous parishes. He is currently assisting retired members at Resurrection Manor in Waterloo, and assisting at local parishes.

Father Ray Reitzel.

Father Ray Reitzel, CR

Father Ray Reitzel was ordained in 1961. He has served the community as a teacher and parish priest. Father Ray is currently retired and living at Resurrection Manor.

Father Sam Restivo

Father Sam Restivo, CR

Father Sam Restivo professed perpetual vows on August 15, 1980 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 15, 1981. He has served as a parish priest, vocation and formation director, registered clinical social worker and provincial leader. Currently, he offers emotional and spiritual support to patients, families and staff as a spiritual care provider at St. Mary’s General Hospital.

Father Florian Stasiński.

Father Florian Stasinski, CR

Father Florian Stasinski was ordained in 1978 in Poland. In 1983 he came to Canada and has served in parish ministry. He is currently living at Resurrection Manor in Waterloo.

Father Paul Szymanowski, CR

Father Paul is presently serving as a part time archivist for our Congregation in Rome and is pursuing a doctorate in moral theology.

Father Tim Uniac

Father Tim Uniac, CR

Father Tim Uniac was ordained in 1986 and has worked in parishes in Ontario and Florida. He has served as assistant to the Provincial, as Vocation Director and for 6 years in Rome as the Vicar General. Fr. Tim is currently serving as the Provincial Superior for the Ontario-Kentucky Province.

Father Jim Valk.

Father Jim Valk, CR

Father Jim Valk was ordained in 1965. He has served the community as a teacher, Assistant Provincial Superior, and as a parish priest. He is currently residing at Resurrection Manor in Waterloo.

Father Paul Voisin.

Father Paul Voisin, CR

Father Paul Voisin was ordained in 1977. Father Paul has served the community as a missionary, in parish churches, as Provincial Superior. He served as Pastor of several parishes in Bermuda from 2008 - 2017. Fr. Paul is presently serving as the Superior General for the Congregation of the Resurrection in Rome.

Father Adam Wroblewicz.

Father Adam Wroblewicz, CR

Fr. Adam Wroblewicz was ordained in 1983 in Krakow, Poland. In 2020 Fr. Adam was appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Kitchener until his transfer in 2021.