Father Robert Biron

Father Robert Biron

Pastor parishoffice@olfic.org

Father Biron arrived at Our Lady of Fatima/Immaculate Conception in 2003 after serving as chaplain at the University of New Hampshire and pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Durham, where he enjoyed working with the student population and faculty.

Ordained a priest in 1974, he has ministered as a pastor and associate pastor in various parishes throughout the Diocese spending 10 years in Keene, and nearly the same amount of time in Somersworth.  Father Biron is originally from Berlin and studied at Our Lady of Angels Seminary in Albany, NY and received his Master of Divinty from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, MD.

In 1999, Bishop John McCormick appointed him as the Ecumenical Officer and Director of Inter-religious Relations for the Diocese.  In that capacity, he worked as a member and chairperson of the N. H. Council of Churches as well as a member of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue Group for over 9 years.  An important part of this ministry was outreach to the Islamic community of New Hampshire.

Our Lady of Fatima and Immaculate Conception has been home for Father Biron and over the years he has shared in the faith lives of its parishioners, the grief of death and the joy of weddings and baptisms and the ordinary days of life that sustain all who minister as a Catholic priest and as Pastor.

Gregory R. McGinn

Gregory R. McGinn

Permanent Deacon gregmcginn@yahoo.com

Greg McGinn is the permanent deacon assigned to Our Lady of Fatima parish. He and his wife, Allyson, have been members of the parish since 1987.  They met in college and both graduated from Niagara University in 1970. Greg spent seven years on active duty in the Army. After the military the McGinn's moved to Long Island. Greg was an investigator in the New York Attorney General's Office.  In 1987 he took a similar position in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.  Allyson and Greg have both been involved in religious education, liturgy, and marriage preparation.  At the time of Greg’s ordination in 2002 he also earned a master’s degree in Theology from Notre Dame College in Manchester.  After his retirement from State service, Greg worked for the Diocese of Manchester as the Co-Director, and later as Director, of Formation for New Permanent Deacons from 2009 to 2018.  He and Allyson live in New London.  They have five children and thirteen grandchildren.

Teresa Jackson

Teresa Jackson

Religious Education Coordinator reled@olfic.org

Teresa, an Oklahoma native, found her way to New Hampshire by way of Magdalen College in Warner, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Apostolic Catechetical Diploma.  And it was there that she met her husband, Paul.  After working at Magdalen College for four years as Director of Residence Life, Teresa moved on to work as Dean of Students for eight years.  She has many years of experience in religious education programs.  Teresa and Paul have been parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima since 2005, and live in New London with their three children.