Father Philip Kennedy
Father Philip J. Kennedy is the 13th president of Catholic Missions In Canada. Prior to his appointment, Fr. Kennedy served as pastor of St. James parish in Colgan and Tottenham, Ontario.
Fr. Kennedy completed his seminary studies at St. Augustine Seminary and theology studies through Saint Paul University. He holds an M.A. in Divinity from the Toronto School of Theology.
Ordained a priest in 1983 for the Archdiocese of Toronto , Fr. Kennedy first served at St. Anne's parish in Brampton and was seconded to the Diocese of Thunder Bay from 1988 to 1994. There, he served as director of the diaconate training program, coordinator of the ministry to separated and divorced, director of the archives, chaplain to the Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital, and chairman of the Office of Worship for the diocese. He also travelled throughout the diocese, presiding and preaching wherever he was needed. From 1991 to 1994, he served as pastor of Corpus Christi parish in Thunder Bay.
Fr. Kennedy returned to the Archdiocese of Toronto in 1994, and then served at St. Paul's parish in Alliston, St. Barnabas parish in Scarborough, and St. James parish in Colgan and Tottenham. He was appointed to the Priests' Seminar Committee for the Toronto archdiocese from 1995 to 2000 and archdiocesan director for the Pontifical Mission Societies. He has also served on the Priests' Personnel Board for the archdiocese.