Rev. Aidan Peter Rossiter, CJ – Pastor
Fr. Aidan Peter comes to SLDM with a wealth of pastoral experience working in the poorest areas of London’s East End. He has served on several diocesan, national, and international ecclesial councils and committees. His areas of interest are liturgy especially liturgical music, homiletics, and presiding. At the request of Fr. General he gave up his role in the community in England to bring his experience over the water, taking up the post of parish priest here at SLDM. He also has interests in gardens, wildlife, cats, and steam trains!
Fr. Aidan Peter can be reached at 937-4555(Ext.106)/AidanPeter@sldm.org
Rev. John Mayhew, CJ – Associate
Fr. John was elected Superior General of the Josephite Fathers and served in that capacity for 6 years, living in Belgium. He returned to California and St. Joseph H.S. for a short period before being assigned as Associate Pastor at St. Louis de Montfort.
Fr. John has also served as the Vocation Director, and Novice Master. He assumed responsibility for the Hispanic Ministry Program at St. Louis de Montfort, where he is also active in Adult Education, organizing the annual Pilgrimage Walk, and other activities.
Fr. John can be reached at 937-4555(Ext.105)
Rev. Alfred Verstreken, CJ – Associate
After a short stint teaching religion at his alma mater, he was recruited by Fr. Charles and Fr. Bede to come to California to teach at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria (1976-80). He then joined Fr. Campion at Pius X High School in Downey, where the Josephites had first started in California. Twenty-five years ago Fr. Charles invited him again, this time to Bishop García Diego High School in Santa Barbara. After spending so many years in schools, he became Fr. Ludo’s associate at Holy Cross Parish, and in 2016 came back to Santa Maria to become one of Fr. Aidan’s associates.
Fr. Alfred can be reached at 937-4555(Ext.109)/firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. L Mark Newman, CJ – Associate (semi-retired)
In 1963 Fr. Mark was one of the initial “pioneers” to come to California where he spent his first year at Pius X High School, “learning the American ways in a co-educational school.” In the summer of 1964 he joined 4 other Josephites and the Daughters of Mary and Joseph in the opening of St. Joseph H.S. in Santa Maria. In 1965 he was appointed principal and served in that capacity until 1975 when he then became the school’s Campus Minister.
In July, 1990 he was assigned as Associate Pastor of St. Louis de Montfort, but due to the election of Fr. Garcia as Superior General, Fr. Mark became Pastor of St. Louis in September, 1990 serving in that role until October, 2001. He is semi-retired as of July 1, 2011 but is still available for weekday and Sunday Masses and is also willing to officiate at weddings and funerals upon request.
Fr. Mark can be reached at 937-5378