WFMP 2020: October 22, 23 & 24, 2020

Conference Speakers


Information on Conference Speakers will be posted as they are confirmed!

Most Rev. Ronald P. Fabbro, CSB,  Bishop of London

Celebrant: Friday, October 23, 2020 – 11:15 a.m.

Ronald P. Fabbro was born in Sudbury and educated at St. Charles College and Queens University Kingston.  He entered the Basilian novitiate in Rochester in 1975 and took his first vows the following year.

Ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1980, he completed a Licence in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1983) and was awarded a Doctorate in Moral Theology from that same university (1989).

Named the 10th Bishop of London on April 27, 2002, he was ordained to the episcopate on August 15, 2002 at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica in London, Ontario.

Bishop Fabbro has served as a member on several Commissions and Committees of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops:  the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family; and as Vice President on the Governing Board of the Canadian Council of Churches. Presently, he is an active member of the Standing Committee for Responsible Ministry and the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons and the Episcopal Consultant to the Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue.

He has served as a member on several Commissions and Committees of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario:  Ontario Liturgical Conference, the Education Commission, and the Board of Directors for the Institute for Catholic Education.

Bishop Fabbro is currently the President of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario.


STEVE BELL – Musician, Singer, Writer

Keynote Speaker

Steve Bell is a songwriter, storyteller, and troubadour for our time. Over the course of a 25 year solo career, he has been sharing a message of love, hope and faith through songs, stories, and writings. He is a purveyor of truth and beauty and champion of kindness, on a focused mission to “encourage Christian faith and thoughtful living through artful word and song.” He is a mentor to many, and an advocate of numerous meaningful causes.  Full details at