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Bishop Steven Lopes

Bishop Lopes chose the Latin phrase, “Magna Opera Domini,” or in English, “Great are the works of the Lord” for his personal motto. By these words, our bishop expresses his awe of God’s grace in drawing His people to the fullness of Eucharistic communion.  
     Ever committed to serving the people of the Ordinariate, Bishop Lopes’ mission is dedicated to inviting new disciples into a life-giving relationship with Christ; nurturing reverence and beauty in liturgy, so that the Ordinariate’s tradition of worship deepens the faith and authentic discipleship of all the faithful; modelling ecumenism, fostering the unity of the Church that our Lord prayed for (John 17:21); and serving in evangelical charity by caring for those in need.

     As a bishop, he is a full member of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 


Dean Robert-Charles Bengry

The Very Rev’d Fr. Robert-Charles Bengry serves as the Dean of the St. John the Baptist Deanery. Father was born and raised on the Canadian prairie but has lived and served in British Columbia and Manitoba as well. He earned a Bachelor of Design, Diploma of Christian Studies and Master of Divinity in Vancouver and served a three-point rural parish in the Anglican Diocese of Brandon for seven years. He also completed a course of study and formation to become a Roman Catholic Priest.

    Father Bengry was ordained to the transitional diaconate at our Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham, Houston TX on the Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica, 2017 and ordained to the Priesthood on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter & Paul, 2018. He was appointed Dean of the St. John the Baptist Deanery of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter on 1 July 2022.

Deanery Personnel


Deacon Joseph DeCaria

Executive Assistant

Mrs. Susan Travis

Ring: 587.349.4488

Deanery Treasurer

Mr. Bruce Travis

Ring: 587.349.4488


Mr. Anthony Jankowski

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