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Fr. Ben Martin

Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church

Ordained a priest: February 20, 2020

Raised in Western New York State

Family: He is the second of four children. 

Education: St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY,  Congregation of St. Basil in Canada, University of St. Michael's College in Toronto, University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, 

Experiences: Two years in Central America, Translator for the preparatory committee for the Eucharistic Congress, met both St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI and taught in Columbia. 

Teaching: High school Latin, History and French in a Catholic School in northern California, high school Religion in Gaylord and World History and Government in Traverse City.