The Flying Fathers Roster

The Flying Fathers Triple H Charity Challenge Event sees The Flying Fathers in Parry Sound on February 20th, 2019!
The Flying Fathers Roster
(Subject to Change)


- One goalie


Fr. Justin Bertrand (goalie)
Height: 6' 3 1/2"  Weight: 195 lbs
Parochail vicar of 4 parishes and 1 mission church on the Quebec side of the diocese.  The names of the parishes are as follows: St. Pierre in Fort Coulonge, St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Vinton, Immaculate Conception in Bryson, St. James the Great in Portage Du Fort, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Church in Waltham.


- Three defensemen


Fr. John MacPherson #3 (defense)
Height: 5' 10"  Weight: 205 lbs
From Kentville, Nova Scotia.  Father MacPherson was born in 1964 and ordained in 1992 - a graduate of St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario.  He is now a priest of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and living kin Kentville, Nova Scotia.  Father John MacPherson played with the Flying Fathers for 19 years.



Fr. David Peter Berezowski #27 (defense)
Father Berezowski was born in Toronto, Ontario and ordained on May 1, 2004.  He is stationed in the Military Diocese of Canada. His postings include Comox, British Columbia, Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, Kingston in Ontario, Halifax in Nova Scotia and OpAltair Roto II Bahrain, Persian Gulf. On the rink he has played for the Wexford Raiders, MTHL Jr C., St. Augustine’s Seminary Rector Cup winner in 1997 and 2004. He was with the Flying Fathers Hockey team from 1997 to 2006 and has returned to the newly revised team in 2018.  He currently resides in Kingston.



Fr. Paul Patrick #13 (defense)
Height: 5' 9"  Weight: 190 lbs
Father Paul Patrick is the Pastor at Saint Therese of Lisieux Parish in Courtice, Ontario


- Six forwards


Fr. John Perdue #8 (forward)
Height: 5'10"  Weight: 185 lbs
Ordained in 2013, Father John serves as the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Peterborough, as well as Chaplain to Trent University, Sir Sandford Fleming College and Sacred Heart College.



Fr. Matt McCarthy #19 (forward)
Height: 5' 10"  Weight: 185 lbs
Fr. Matt McCarthy is the Associate Pastor at Holy Family Parish in Whitby, Ontario.  He entered St. Augustine's Seminary in 2012, and was ordained on May 13th, 2017 (the 100 year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima!)  Faith and hockey were always the two strongest pillars in his life growing up.  He started playing at 4 or 5 years old, and has kept the skates on ever since.



Fr. Tavis Goski #4 (forward)
Height: 5' 6"  Weight: 170 lbs
Fr. Tavis Goski is currently assigned as associate pastor of Divine Infant Parish in Ottawa.  He graduated from St. Augustine Seminary and was ordained June 3rd, 2016.  He played competitive A Hockey until the end of Midget and continues to play in a local men's league.



Kris Schmidt #6 (forward)
Fr. Kris Schmidt was born in Slave Lake, Alberta, raised in St. Albert, Alberta and ordained on June 27,2014.  He was the Associate Pastor at St. Joseph’s Basilica from August of 2014 to 2018.  Currently he is Pastor of Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.  Grew up in an average Catholic home with a father who ensured each of his children developed his love for hockey.  He says there is photo evidence of him watching hockey at less than a year old!  With, at one point, 4 kids in hockey, Mass on the weekend was a challenge but was always the priority.  Though he never played higher than Division 2 House League hockey he has always, and still loves to compete.  He continues to play hockey at every chance as to Fr. Kris it is the most beautiful sport on earth.  A highlight of his hockey career was playing in a charity tournament last spring with a 'bunch' of ex-NHLer's and former pro hockey players.



Fr. Daniel Janulewicz #10 (forward)
Fr. Daniel Janulewicz was born in 1981 in Toronto to Wanda and Janusz who immigrated to Canada from Poland.  He has 1 brother and 2 sisters.  He entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate at the age of 25 and was ordained a priest in 2013.  He served as associate pastor at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Mississauga and 4 years at Holy Ghost Parish in Winnipeg.  His hockey loyalties are split between the Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets.



(Jim Beanish #66, forward, pending)
Height: 5' 10"  Weight: 180 lbs
Father Jim Beanish was ordained on June 14th, 1997.  He is Pastor of Saint Columbkille Cathedral, Pembroke.