The Old Catholic Parish of
Saint Patrick   

"Living our Ancient Faith in the Modern World"

Clergy and Staff

The Very Rev. Canon Terence McGovern, Ph.B, S.T.B- Vicar

Canon Terence McGovern is Vicar of the Old Catholic Parish of Saint Patrick.  A native of Trumbull, Canon McGovern holds the  Ph.B and S.T.B degree from the  Collegium Augustinianum. Fr. Terence also serves Vicar General for the U.S. Prelature for Old-Catholics.  

Fr. Terence is also Chaplain to the Long Hill Fire Co. in Trumbull, and has been an active firefighter for over 10 years.

Ms. Janis Daddona – Vicars Warden 

As the Vicars Warden, Janis handles the administrative responsibilities of the parish as well as the music used in the liturgy. A lifelong resident of Connecticut, Janis has sojourned in many wonderful faith communities. She improbably stumbled upon the Old Catholic Church while reading a world religion textbook, and then discovered there was a parish in her own backyard! (God does work in mysterious ways after all.) She loves the generosity of spirit and doctrine in this branch of Catholicism, focusing as it does on inclusion and the Mystery of Faith. Janis holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from UConn-Stamford, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Fairfield University, and a day job as a consulting grant writer for many inspiring nonprofit organizations.