North York Regional Executive and Parish Councils

 Marie Barry

Mothers know best, especially a Catholic Women’s League mom who pays membership for her daughter, until she realizes the blessing of League membership!


Marie became a member of St. Edward the Confessor Council in 2006 at the invitation of her mom, Susan Barry, who was a long-standing member. In 2014, Marie showed up on election night to cast a vote for her mother who was running for the position of President on the executive. That same night, Marie was nominated and was acclaimed to one of the standing committee chair positions as Communications Chair.  She chuckles that she “landed” on the Catholic Women’s League executive without knowing the length of the term before she was acclaimed.  Marie served as President of her council for 2017 – 2018 and during her term, the council had many achievements, including the parish’s 75th anniversary celebrated in 2017.


Marie has taken the lead for several CWL and parish fundraisers.  She initiated a family-friendly Talent Night, which has become an annual event.  Marie believes in creating a fun-loving environment for CWL events which sparked the idea of a viewing and High Tea for the 2018 “Royal Wedding”, which was very much enjoyed by all who attended.   Marie assists with writing their council’s semi-annual newsletter, and with the planning and execution of League events and parish achievements such as the Communion Brunch, outreach to members who cannot attend meetings, charity work, parish social events, CWL receptions, and more.


Marie loves the personal touch when supporting her parish presidents.  She was excited to take on the North York Regional Chair position, representing 20 parish councils.


North York Executives
Spiritual Advisor Rev. Boniface Perri
Regional Chair Marie Barry
Secretary Andrea Smart
Treasurer Annette D’Andrade
Spiritual Development Catherine Von Zuben
Organization Lolita Perry
Past Regional Chair/Historian  
Education & Health  
Christian Family Life Boots Montano
Communications  Mary Antonio
Community Life  

North York Region Parish CouncilsSpiritual AdvisorsPresidents 
Blessed Trinity Rev. Edward Murphy Kay Booker
Good Shepherd Rev. Anthony Iaccobeli Alana Papeo
Our Lady of Annunciation Rev. Peter Lacmanec Jennifer Beaupre
Immaculate Conception/
Our Lady of the Lake
Rev. Paul Hanko Ann Palmer
Our Lady of Grace Rev. Francis McDevitt  Lori Thompson
Sacred Heart Rev. John Arulthas, O.H.A. Neva Lorenzon
St. Bernard de Clirveaux  Rev. Boniface Perri Danette C. Dantes
St. Bonaventure Friar Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv. Celine Massaroni
St. Edward the Confessor Rev. Patrick O'Dea Elizabeth Quail
St. John XXIII Rev. Simon deGale Maria CJ De Villa
St. John Chrysostom Rev. Efren Alvarez Pelayo

Madeleine Burk

St. Joseph the Worker Rev. Stephen Kwon Mary Lynn Porto,
Franca Corrado
St. Justin Martyr Rev. John Pak Diane Olmstead
St. Luke Rev. Mark Van Patten

Karen Perez

St. Mary Immaculate Rev. Pawel Zborowski Boots Montano
St. Mary, Nobleton Rev. Paul Hancko Linda Freire
St. Patrick, Markham Rev. Dominic Barber Marlene Mogado
St. Patrick, Schomberg Rev. Paul Hancko Josephine Dipietrantonio
St. Philip Neri Rev. Joseph Sagayaraj Gloria Saccon 
St. Timothy Rev. Daren Bryk Helen Carvalho 

North York Calendar