the Miracle continues
The original Flying Fathers Hockey Club was founded in 1963, to raise funds for a family in need. Fr Brian McKee and former Toronto Maple Leafs cup winner turned Roman Catholic Priest, Fr Les Costello then spent the next several decades using their hockey skills and on-ice antics helping dozens of charities to raise millions of dollars. The tragic death of Fr Les was thought to be the final chapter in the Flying Fathers story. After more than a ten year hiatus, former manager Frank Quinn made new plans. In 2017, Frank convinced Fr John Perdue to put together a new team of hockey playing Priests for a comeback game which has been the impetus behind the efforts to revive the team for what will hopefully become an annual tour.
The Flying Fathers, Then
The original Flying Fathers were lead by Father Les Costello.
The Flying Fathers, Now!
Today the club has new direction from Father John Perdue, Father John McPherson, Father Matthew McCarthy and General Manager, Barrie Schultz.
Father John Perdue
Father John McPherson
Father Matthew McCarthy
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Playing and Praying
for a better world!
Quite fittingly, the Flying Fathers came back in February 2018 to raise funds in support of young men discerning the Priesthood, and the work of the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Peterborough. The game was a bit of a test too, to see if the Flying Fathers would still hold public interest and garner support. As it turned out, over 600 attended the Ennismore ON event. We think the Holy Spirit was with us, and that the game was a resounding success!