Parish History




1973 - On June 16th Fr. James K. Stephenson, became the first Pastor for St. Anne's Parish. Mass was celebrated on Sat. at St. Anne School and Sun. at Central Peel Secondary School. There were 800 families in the parish and during the first year there were 29 Baptisms, 2 Weddings, and 3 Funerals

1976 - Fr. C.W. Sullivan and St. Stephen's Schools were both opened. The 1.7 acres of land, formerly the Adams family farm, was purchased at a cost of $101,763.09 for the new church

1978 - On June 11th the first Mass was celebrated in the new church. The cost for the building was $550,000.00. The seating capacity of the church (designed by architect John Farrugia) was estimated at 780 persons. St. Joachim School opened. On October 1st our new church was blessed by Cardinal Carter

1982 - Pastoral co-ordinators were Jo Anne Wyman - First Communion, Sr. Audrey Doetzel-RCIA, Sandy Faux Confirmation, and Gillian Federico - Baptism

1983 - Our Lady of Fatima School opened

1984- The Stained Glass Cross, donated by the Ladies Auxiliary, was installed in the Church. Joyce Campbell joined the Pastoral Team

1985 - John Daigle was the first parishioner of St. Anne's to be ordained a Permanent Deacon

1987 - Rejeanne Stuart replaced Joyce Campbell on the Pastoral Team

1990 - The Oak Wall Consoles for the new Stations of the Cross were built and donated by Gaetan Abela, a parishioner. Five stained glass windows were installed: St. Mark was donated by the Di Mondo Family, St. Matthew by the Pereira Family, St. Michael by the families of Alice Irving and Cathy Clark, St. John by the Sandford Family and St. Luke by the Campbell Family 

1991 - Our wooden pulpit and altar were designed, constructed, and donated by parishioners, Bill, May, and Emily Corcoran. Three additional stained glass windows were installed: St. Joachim was donated by K of C Heart Lake Council, St. Anne, by K of C Brampton Council, and the Blessed Virgin with Child, by St. Anne's Ladies Auxiliary

1992 - Dominic Luciano, a parishioner, volunteered his time and crew to paint the church interior. A stand of votive candles was installed

1993 - Fathers John Lescard, Mark Van Patten, and Giorgio Di Cicco, all former Seminarians at St. Anne's were ordained to the Priesthood

1994 - Louise Saulnier, active in the music ministry at St. Anne's, moved to New Brunswick. The Proscia family was one of two families chosen by the Archdiocese of Toronto to visit Rome in this the International Year of the Family

1995 - Fr. Paul Johnston, son of parishioners James & Nora Johnston, was ordained in St. Anne's Church by Bishop Robert Clune to the Priesthood for the Missionaries of Africa

1996 - Lou Bell, Principal of Our Lady of Fatima School retired. Mr. Bell served at various times as principal in all four schools in St. Anne's Parish. Fr. Darrin Corkum, a former Seminarian, was ordained to the Priesthood

1997 - St. Maria Goretti School was dedicated. (Opened Fall 1996

2023 - The 50th anniversary of the parish to be inaugurated on the Feast Day of St. Anne's.





1973 - 1980                 Father James K. Stephenson (Founding Pastor)
1976 - 1982                 Sr. Janet Fraser (Pastoral Worker)
1978 - 1979                 Sr. Lorraine Malo (Pastoral Worker)
1978 - 1988                 Rev. Vince Daigle (Permanent Deacon)
1978 - 1979                 Fr. Louis-Philippe Halle (Associate Pastor)
1979 - 1980                 Fr. Philip Wiley (Associate Pastor)
1980 - 1982.                Fr. Vid Vlasic (Associate Pastor)
1980                              Fr. L. Dugo (Pastor)
1980 - 1984                 Fr. Michael Grace (Pastor)
1981                               Rev. J. Lawrence (Permanent Deacon)
1981 - 1988                  Rev. Tony Sandford (Permanent Deacon)
1981 - 1982                  Fr. Patrick O' Dea (Associate Pastor)
1982 - 1983.                 Fr. Paul ·sebor (Associate Pastor)
1983 - 1988                  Fr. Philip Kennedy (Associate Pastor)
1984 - 1986                  Sr. Audrey Doetzel (Pastoral Worker)
1984 - 1985                  Fr. R. Skumavc (Associate Pastor)
1985 - 1991                   Rev. John Daigle (Permanent Deacon)
1985 - 1989                  Fr. Gerald F. Dunn (Pastor)
1985 - 1988                  Fr. Blas Briones (Associate Pastor)
1988 - 1992                  Fr. Gary Hoskins (Associate Pastor)
1989 - 1991                   Dr. Peter Gittens (Permanent Deacon)
1989 - 1995                  Fr. Paul Zimmer (Pastor)
1992 - 1993                  Fr. Paul Gaudet (Associate Pastor)
1993 - 1994                  Fr. Brian Shea (Associate Pastor)
1994 - 1995                  Fr. Pier-Giorgio DiCicco (Associate Pastor)
1995 --                           Fr. Gerry Legge (Pastor)
1995 - 1997                   Fr. Octavio Beltran (Associate Pastor)
1997 --                            Fr. Amel Barrameda (Associate Pastor)