Reverend Ezio Marchetto, C.S.
Father Marchetto came to Holy Rosary Church in June 2013, serving previously at Our Lady of Divine Love Mission in Laval, Quebec. Born in Arzignano, Vicenza on 27 September 1955, Father Marchetto spent his youth in Chiampo, Vicenza. He entered the minor seminary of Bassano del Grappa in 1966, then to Cermenate in Como followed by his novitiate year in Loreto. In 1975, he earned his baccalaureate at the Colleggio Scalabrini-O’Brien in Como and then completed his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he received his Licentiate in Philosophy in 1977. Father Ezio continued his studies in New York and then at the University of Toronto. He received his Licentiate in Theology in 1982. In September of 1982, Father Ezio returned to his hometown of Chiampo where he was ordained a priest. To enable him to minister to the Portuguese speaking community in Canada, he attended the Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon to study the language and culture. Thereafter, he served as chaplain of St. Anthony’s Church in Toronto, where he also began work with the Italian magazine “La Parola” as editor, took part in various radio programs and collaborated with the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario and the Italian-American Symposium. His next assignment took him to the Center for Migration Studies in New York in 1988 as an Associate Director. His responsibilities included working on various publications and conferences. Five years later, he returned to Toronto, first as chaplain at St. Matthew’s Church and then back to St. Anthony as its pastor. During this time, St. Anthony ministered to communities of Italian, Portuguese, Filipino, Brazilian, Tamil and Hispanic descent. Father Ezio made another journey to New York in 2007, this time to take the appointment of Director of the Development Office of the Scalabrini International Migration Network which included a location in Brussels. He was also an official observer at the United Nations on issues of international migration. After completing his term, he was assigned to Our Lady of the Divine Love Mission.