Father Robert Biron
Gregory R. McGinn
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 the University parish at St. Thomas More 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 NH and almost the same amount of time in Somersworth NH. Father Biron is originally from Berlin NH and studied at Our Lady of Angels Seminary in Albany NY and received his M.Div from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, MD.
In 1999, Bishop John McCormick asked him to become 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 Pastor in an event called a Catholic priest.
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 have both been involved in religious education, liturgy, and marriage preparation. Greg began his studies for the deaconate in 1997 and was ordained in 2002. He also received a masters degree in theology from Notre Dame College in Manchester when he was ordained. Greg and Allyson 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. He took a similar position in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office. Greg retired from the Army Reserve in 1996. He and Allyson live in South Sutton. Since his retirement Greg works for the Diocese of Manchester. He is the Director of Formation of New Permanent Deacons. Greg also has a Master's in Public Administration from Oklahoma University. They have five children and eleven grandchildren.
Teresa lives in New London, NH, with her husband, Paul, and their daughter, Claire. They have been parishioners at Our Lady of Fatima since 2005. Teresa graduated from Magdalen College with a BA in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Apostolic Catechetical Diploma. 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.