VERY REVEREND GEOFFREY ANGELES, B.Th., M.A. (Lit).
Fr. Geoffrey Angeles is a priest of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg and currently serves as Rector of St. Mary's Cathedral. Ordained 8 years, he has ministered in both urban and rural communities.
Fr. Geoffrey directs the Winnipeg Archdiocesan Liturgical Choir which combines 65 voices from both city and rural communities. He also serves on the National Council for Liturgical Music (an advisory committee for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops), an appointment made soon after his commission to compose a Mass Setting for the new translation of the Roman Missal in 2012. Music has always played an integral role in his life and is known for his musical accomplishments as pianist, conductor, composer and arranger.
In 2015, Fr. Geoffrey completed a Master's of Arts degree in the area of Liturgical Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He teaches Liturgical Theology for Nathanael.
HELENA FITZGERALD, B.Sc.N., M.P.S.
A Catholic laywoman and mother of three, Helena is currently Director of Nathanael Lay Formation Experience and facilitator of the Human Growth component. She has a background as a hospital pastoral care giver and administrator. As an adult educator and family counsellor she developed and faciliated the first family program at the Addictions Foundation of Mantioba where she served as a supervisor. With a Master's Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University of Chicago and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Institute for Spiritual Leadership, Helena offers individual spiritual accompaniment and gives retreats and workshops in the areas of spirituality, personal growth, family dynamics, and addictions. As Director of Nathanael, Helena is a member of ACCAF (Association of Canadian Catholic Adult Formation).
REVEREND DARRIN J. G. GURR, B.A., M.Div., M.A. (Lit).
Fr. Darrin J.G. Gurr is a priest of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, ordained in 1989. He has served in both rural and urban parishes and is currently the founding pastor of St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Winnipeg. Fr Darrin has always had a great passion for teaching our Catholic faith and takes great joy in the formation of contemporary disciples. He is known for his work in the area of stewardship - teaching and presenting in Canada and the United States. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Canadian Stewardship Award for his contributions in stewardship formation in western in Canada. Fr. Darrin also holds a Masters Degree in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame and serves the Archdiocese as the Director of Liturgy and as the Archdiocesan Liturgical Master of Ceremonies.
SR. CATHERINE LAVIOLETTE, SNJM, B.Ed., B. Th., M.A.S.
Born into a family of five children, Sister Cathy grew up in Montreal, Quebec. She is a Religious of the Congregation of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, an international religious order that has education in the faith as one of its primary thrusts. During her years as a religious she has taught in elementary schools, been a part of the Directed Retreat movement and offered many opportunities for adult faith formation. Following completion of the Focus in Spiritual Leadership program in Spokane, Washington, Sister Cathy worked as pastoral associate in two local parishes and was an administrator of three rural parishes in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg. She also is a certified chaplain through the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care. Involved with Nathanael for 12 years and director for 10, Sister Cathy facilitates the Spirituality component