Fr. John Lemire is the Chair of the Board of Priests for Life Canada since May 2008. Fr. John has been involved in the pro-life movement, in a variety of capacities, since his high school days in 1985.
Fr. John was born in Timmins, Ontario on June 20, 1969 and was ordained to the Catholic priesthood for the Diocese of Timmins (Ontario) on May 4, 1996. Since 1997 he has served as diocesan vocation director and diocesan liturgy director for the English Pastoral Region of his diocese. For close to twenty years he has taught the AQ Courses in Religious Education for Catholic Teachers and is a popular presenter and preacher. He serves as a member of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and has coordinated a number of provincial symposia for the ongoing formation of priests. He helped found the Diocesan Vocation Directors of Canada (DVDC) and has served as its founding president since 2006.
In addition his role as Chair of the Board of Priests for Life Canada, Fr. John serves as Pastor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (New Liskeard) and St. Patrick’s Parish (Cobalt.)