Very Reverend Monsignor Edward Sheridan, VG
Msgr. Edward D. Sheridan was born in Philadelphia in 1938. He came to Canada to study at St. Jerome’s College in Kitchener. At the suggestion of Fr. John Finn, C.R., he joined the Diocese of Hamilton. After completenig his theological studies at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Edmonton, he was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1967 by Bishop Joseph F. Ryan.
His first appointment was to the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton. Following this, he was assigned to St. Eugene’s Parish, Hamilton, during which time he was named secretary to Bishop Paul Reding. His first appointment as pastor came in 1979 to the newly established Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kitchener, where he was the overseer of the building of the new church and parish complex. The dedication of the new church took place on the feast of Corpus Christi in June, 1981, the 125th anniversary year of the Diocese.
Over the years he has served on a variety of committees and is presently chair of the Diocesan Bulding Committee. In 1992, he was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Waterloo, where he continues to serve the people of God.