Pastoral Team

Fr. Francis Walter ofm


Ordained in 1977, Fr. Francis has served in Canada, USA and Rome, Italy in parish, formation, retreat, and administration ministries.

Fr. Conrad Fernandes ofm

Associate Pastor / Vocation Director.

Ordained at St. Francis in 2013 Fr. Conrad has since served here and at St. Peter's Church in Woodbridge as Associate Pastor.

Currently he is Associate pastor here as well as Vocation Director for the Franciscans.


Office and Sacristy

Cathy Ceniti

Office Administrator

Cathy is a life long parishioner of
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and has been our Office Administrator since 2018.

Lisa Berlingieri

Administrative Assistant

Lisa has been with our team since 2016.

Rocco Farella

Volunteer Sacristan

Since 1987, putting in countless hours as a volunteer sacristan, Rocco has been one of our behind the scenes people who keeps St. Francis running.  From preparing for worship, the sacraments, and our high feasts, Rocco is always there and committed to do what he can to serve the Parish.


Catechism Team

Laura Nigro

Volunteer Catechist

Laura Nigro has been a life long parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. While growing up, she was an altar server at the Sunday Italian mass. She is currently a grade 7/8 teacher with the TCDSB and has been teaching the catechism program since 2015.

Cathy Riga

Volunteer Catechist

Cathy Riga-Resendes has been a parishioner with St. Francis of Assis all her life. She became a teacher in 2011 and has been working with the  Toronto Catholic Board since 2014.