Rev. Al Sinasac, C.S.B. Pastor
Father Al Sinasac grew up in a farming community in Amherstburg, Ontario. His home parish was St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he served in several ministries as a child and young man. It was there that he met the Basilian Fathers. He was drawn to their community life and charism for teaching and evangelizing.
After studying architectural drafting and receiving a degree in philosophy from the University of Windsor, he entered the Congregation of St. Basil. He continued his studies at St. Michael's University. In 1978, he was awarded a master's degree in divinity.
Upon ordination in 1979, Sinasac was called to serve at the Basiliao Missions in Mexico City, Mexico. Father Al served at the Casa San Felipe, a house of formation, for nine years prior to coming to Texas.
In Houston he continued his work in formation and served on the General Council of the Congregation. In 2007, he received a certificate from the Mediation Skills Institute for Church Leaders, a specialized study in conflict transformation and mediation skills. He also did an intense study of spiritual gerontology and served on the Congregation's Retirement Committee. He came to Saint Anne Catholic Community as parochial vicar in 2008 and was appointed pastor in March 2010.