St. Francis of Assisi Parish****St. Anne's Parish**** St.Martin's Parish


About Us

Pastor : Rev. Robert Coady 

Associate Pastor : Rev. James H. Brown 

Pastoral Associate / CYM : Karen MacCannell

Receptionist / Secretary : Laurie Smythe

Fr. Robert Coady : Pastor -  Fr. Robert Coady has been ordained for 39 years and in 2011 came to the Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit as our pastor. The pastor's responsibility is to over-see the pastoral and administrative life of the parish as well as fulfill the role of leader in prayer, particularly the Liturgical celebrations. The pastor works with the pastoral associates and other parishioners to fulfill the mandate of fostering community, proclaiming the Word and celebrating the sacraments as well as promoting the teachings of scripture and the church. He is tasked with fostering pastoral care and social outreach to those individuals and groups as needed. The pastor over sees all staff and works with parishioners and the respective parish committees in maintaining order, fostering hope and consolation within this portion of God’s people.

Rev. James H. Brown : Associate Pastor - Fr. Brown has been in ordained ministry since 1980, and has served in both rural and city parishes before entering the Regular Forces Chaplaincy in 1985. He was born in Toronto, but since he has served all over Canada for some 30 years, considers PEI his adoptive home. Married to Vanessa in 1982, Vanessa and Father Jim have 3 adult children and one grandchild. Vanessa and Fr. Jim retired from the RCN after 40 years of service and now live in Fairview. 

Karen MacCannell : Pastoral Associate/ Youth Minister - Resides in Meadow Bank and has three children; Madeleine 17, Catherine 15, and William 13. Karen has been a Pastoral Associate at St. Francis of Assisi Parish for 9 years. She is a recent graduate of The Canadian Youth Ministry Certificate Program. Her main duties include: Director of Catechesis and Youth Ministry for the youth of the Pastoral Unit as well as assisting all parents in their role as the teachers of the faith to their children
Other responsibilities include: 1.) Caring Community Chair ( screening ) for the Pastoral Unit as well as a member of the Diocesan Caring Community Committee. 2.) Ecumenical Representative for St. Francis of Assisi. 3.) Music Ministry Coordinator 4.) Oversees scheduling of special events and celebrations. 5.) R.C.I.C.

Laurie Smythe: Unit Receptionist / Secretary: Laurie has been a member of the Parish of St. Francis for 24 years. She has served on and has been a member of many committees and ministries within the parish during her time here. Laurie is married to Allan Smythe and they reside in Meadow Bank with their three children : Allana 24, Alyson, 20 and Abbey 16. 

Parish Information

St Francis of Assisi Office Hours: 

In general the office will be open from Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 9:30- 12:00pm on Fridays. We encourage you to utilize the morning hours for office as much as is possible as sometimes the afternoon hours may be limited due to pastoral calls out of the office.


( see cancellations page at left for any weekly mass changes )

St. Francis of Assisi                

  Monday 12:05 pm                                                                                Tuesday 2:00 Garden Home                                                                             Wednesday 12:05 pm                                                                                       Thursday No Mass                                                                                             Friday 9:00 am                                                                                                   Saturday 4:00 pm   ( Sunday Vigil Mass)                                                       Sunday at 9:00 am                                                                                          Sunday 11:00 am                                                                                                 

St. Martin's

Thursday at 4:00 pm                                                                              

Sunday 11:00am

St. Anne's 

Tuesday 9:00am                                                                                       Sunday at 9:00 am 


None at the present time

Pastoral Unit Prayer Line  621-0171 or 566-1250


Baptism: One months notice, please.

Reconciliation (Confessions) : Before weekday masses or by appointment  at St. Francis of Assisi Parish - Saturdays: 3:00 p.m and the First Friday of the month: 9am                                        

Marriage: Six months notice appreciated. Marriage preparation required.  Couples may register by calling the office at 566-3876.                                                                                                              

Sacrament of the Sick: upon request.                                                                                          

Rite of Christian Initiation (adult and children) call the Office

Notices to Parishioners:                                                                                                                             

Scents / Peanuts                                                                                                                                    

  * We are a Scent Free Church and we ask all parishioners to please come scent free to liturgies. We have a number of parishioners with serious allergies/migraines. Thank you.                        

  * This is a peanut free facility as there are many children with life threatening peanut allergies.                                                                                                                                                                       

*Celiac Intolerance- During Communion Rite, approach the Minister of the Eucharist and indicate your need for a "celiac safe" form of Eucharist by simply saying, " Celiac". ( available at Communion station nearest the choir )

Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit  "Zones"  include the following areas :

Zone One - East Wiltshire:                                                                                                                     Allison Drive, Barbara Drive, Part of Cornwall Rd., Cornerstone Drive, Fulton Drive, Kellow Dr. Part of Kingston Rd, Jessie Dr., Kerri Dr., Krista Lane, Lorrie Dr., MacRae Dr., Nevin Lane, Park St., Pleasant Dr., Queens Rd., Skipper Dr., part of TCH. 

Zone Two - Chateau Estates:
Trailer Park (Cartier, Heritage, Glooscap, Selkirk, Wolfe) Lakeview Dr., part of Warren Grove Rd., (North York River Rd.) Sam’s at N. River and part of TCH to causeway.

Zone Three - Cornwall North:
Centennial Dr., Cornwall Rd., Heatherway Dr., Jewel Rd., Part of Kensington Rd., Lacardy, Muttart, Penzie Lynn Dr., Patti-Lee Dr., Popular Dr., Scott Dr., part of TCH.

Zone Four - Cornwall East:
Brookside Drive, part of Ferry Road, James St., Karla Court, laura Jean Crescent, Lowther Dr., MacArthur Dr., part of TCH, York point Road. Townsview Cres. Hillside Meadows.

Zone Five - York Point
Candlelight Park, Cathy Dr., Jillian Dr., Karen Dr., MacEwen Land, MiacKinley Cres., Marianne Dr., Pamwayne Dr., parts of TCH, Wilfred Dr., part of York Pt. Rd.

Zone Six - Ferry Road
Alcan Dr., Byways Trailer Court, Crosby St., Eliot Park( Arbour, Fernwood, Woodland) part of Ferry road, Meadowbank Rd., Pond St., Primrose Pt., Waterview Dr., Part of York Pt., Rd..

Zone Seven - Cornwall South
Appleby Lane, Birch Street., Bonavista Dr., Eliot Dr., Hilltop Dr., Howard Drive., Hyde St., part of Meadowbank Rd., Sobey Dr., part of TCH.

Zone Eight-West of Town of Cornwall
Appin Road, Bannockburn Road., Bonshaw, Cameron Road; Clyde River’ Colville Road; Green Road; new Haven; St. Catherine’s; Riverdale; part of TCH.

Zone Nine - East of Town of Cornwall
Beach Grove Road; Brackley Pt. Road, Charlottetown; Maypoint; Milton; North River; Warren Grove Rd. (N. York River Rd. West Royalty) Winsloe.

Zone Ten - South of the Town of Cornwall
Argyle Shore; Canoe Cove; Cumberland; Darrach Road; Fairview; Long Creek; Meadowbank; Upper Meadowbank Rd;New Dominion; Nine Mile Creek; Rocky Pt.; Rice Point; (St. Martin’s Parish in this area)

Zone Eleven - North of the Town of Cornwall
Emyvale, Hampshire; Hunter River; Kingston Road; North Wiltshire; Springvale; Warren Grove; This includes St. Anne's Parish

Good Shepherd Pastoral Unit Contact Information:

St. Francis of Assisi Parish, St Anne's Parish and St. Martin's Parish

Pastoral Unit Administrative Address and information :

St. Francis of Assisi

5 Lowther Drive                                                                                                      

P.O. Box 219                                                                                                            

Cornwall, P.E. C0A 1H0                                                                                      

For Information telephone:  (902) 566-3876  FAX (902) 566-5949



St Francis Of Assisi

Pastor : Rev. Robert Coady

Associate Pastor : Rev. Jim Brown

Pastoral Associate / Co-ordinator Youth Ministry / CYM:                              Karen MacCannell

Parish Finance Committee Chairs :   
St Francis :  Paul Arsenault
St. Martin's :  Gary Stewart,  
St. Anne's : Vernon MacQuillan                                                                                
Unit Receptionist / Secretary : Laurie Smythe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Custodian : George Hardy ( St. Francis only )

St Anne's Parish

Parish Priest/Associate : Rev. Robert Coady and Rev. Jim Brown                Finance Chair : Vernon MacQuillan

St Martin's Parish

Parish Priest /Associate:  Rev. Robert Coady and Rev. Jim Brown               Finance Chair : Gary Stewart