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The Reverend Michael Walsh

The Rev. Michael Joseph Walsh is our pastor and was born in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia. He was baptized at Saint Rose of Lima, Windsor Junction, by Fr. J. H. Mitchell.   Fr. Walsh graduated from the University of Kings College (B.A.) and the Atlantic School of Theology (M.Div.)  He also received a Licentiate in Canon Law (J.C.L.) from Saint Paul University, Ottawa, in 2005.  He was ordained to the priesthood at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica on September 29, 1990, by Most Rev. James M. Hayes, and comes to Saint Rose of Lima as the pastor to guide the process if building the new parish of St. Bro. André Bessette with the churches of St. Rose of Lima, St Bernard’s, Enfield, and Holy Cross, Middle Musquodoboit.


You may reach Fr. Mike by phone at 902-883-2660 or by email at pastorstbroandreparish@gmail.com

Reverend Dan Bowden, Deacon

At St. André Bessette Parish, we are pleased to have a committed group of volunteers who serve in many capacities. Our Pastor partners with volunteers to meet the pastoral needs of the parish. Parish Council is the central body that shares in the Pastor’s leadership and work in the parish.


Kathleen (St Rose): 902-860-1475 or strose@eastlink.ca

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Claire (St Bernard): 901-883-2660 or stbernardsendfield@gmail.ca

Office Hours: Tuesday -Friday 9:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.

St. André Bessette Finance Committee


Fr. Michael Walsh, Chair -Pat McCarvill, Howard MacDonald, Maxine Thibeault, Paul Miller

St. André Bessette Leadership Team 

Fr. Michael Walsh, Deacon Dan Bowden, Phillip Francis, Elaine Morrow, and Shannon McDonald