Penna, Fr. Stefano
A priest of the Diocese of Saskatoon Canada since 1986, Fr. Stephen Penna is deeply happy to be back in the “holy land” of Saskatchewan. His ministry as an educator, always rooted in parochial life, now is shaped by being the Rector of St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral in the heart of Saskatoon. His dedication to serving Catholic Education continues as he is engaged by Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools in the formation of teachers and administrators and as chaplain to the CCSTA. His ministry and teaching are all informed by having served as Dean of Theology, Vice-President, and director of the Benedict XVI Institute for the New Evangelization at Newman Theological College in Edmonton Alberta. His work with all levels of Catholic Educational institutions on critical issues arising from engaging contemporary culture has led him to travel extensively across North America as lecturer, workshop facilitator, consultant, retreat master, mission preacher and animator of Catholic educational communities. He has graduate degrees from The Toronto School of Theology, the Gregorian University in Rome and Yale University. His particular loves are his nephews and nieces (ten), grand-nephews (four), gardening, and pasta. His greatest joy? Serving the Eucharistic Lord as Priest.