Very Reverend Monsignor Earl Talbot, EV
Father Earl Talbot was born in Arvida, Quebec in 1943, the third eldest of nine children born to Reginald and Ethel (Culligan).
Raised in Hamilton, Ontario, he attended both Catholic Elementary and High Schools (Cathedral) there. In 1962, he entered St. Peter’s Seminary in London and was ordained for the Diocese of Hamilton by Bishop Joseph F. Ryan in 1969, along with seven classmates.
His first assignment was to teach high school in Hamilton from 1970 to 1976; he then volunteered for our Diocesan Mission in Guatemala from 1976 - 1981. From 1981 – 1987, Father Talbot served with a pastoral team from the Diocese of Hamilton in the Red Lake area of Northwestern Ontario.
Following a six month sabbatical for studies, Father Talbot was assigned by Bishop Anthony Tonnos as Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Milton from 1988 to 2001 and then to St. Anthony Daniel Parish in Kitchener, from 2001 – 2013.
Father Talbot received a Master of Spirituality from the University of Santa Clara, California in 1991. He authored a small book entitled Musings of a Pastor.
One word he uses to sum up these years is “blessed.” Father Earl is blessed with wonderful siblings and their families; he is blessed with great friends, and blessed with faith-filled, gifted pastoral teams with whom he has ministered and continues to minister. He has encountered thousands of fine people who have taught him what it is to be a priest.
In his spare time, Father Earl likes to play golf and hockey, enjoys travelling, and spending time with friends and family.