Mills: Father Danny Mills

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Father Daniel Mills

Daniel Joseph Mills

Father Danny Mills

Mills Father Danny Mills ordination photo 1965

Father Danny Mills. Ordination photo 1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father Danny Mills – early 70s in New Brunswick

Priest, Diocese of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  Ordained 27 May 1965.  1994 ACQUITTED on sexual assault charge

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Bishops of the Diocese of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia from time of Father Danny Mills ordination:  Albert Leménager  (06 July 1953 – 17 August 1967); Austin-Emile Burke  (01 February 1968 – 08 July 1991 – Appointed, Archbishop of Halifax, Nova Scotia); James Matthew Wingle (31 May 1993 – 09 Nov 2001 Appointed, Bishop of Saint Catharines, Ontario)

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 Early 70s:  Part of article in early 70s Oromocto Monitor re Father Danny Mills and Jesus Christ Super Star

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22 January 2015:  BLOG  In jail

21 January 2015:  BLOG Apologies ++?

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The following information is drawn from Canadian Catholic Church Directories (CCCD) which I have on hand, personal information (P) and Brian Mulroney:  Memoirs, McClelland & Stewart,  Toronto, Ontario, 2007, p.26 (BM)

2011, 2010:  address and phone number for Diocesan Centre (CCCD).

01 March 2006Danniel Mills no longer authorized to perform marriages in the Province of Nova Scotia (page one NS Royal Gazette)

2002:  address and phone number for the Yarmouth Diocesan Centre (CCCD)

2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991: P.O. Box 278, Yarmouth, Ontario 902-742-7163 (address and phone number for the Yarmouth Diocesan Centre) (CCCD)

1994:  ACQUITTED on sexual assault charge

1985-1986:  Pastor, St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, Berwick, Nova Scotia (CCCD)

– assisted on Cursillo weekends in the early 80s

mid 70s: I have been told that Father Mills was serving in Shelburne (P)

1973-74:  CFB Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick (CCCD)

said to have conducted “rock” masses in Oromocto, New Brunswick long before it was ‘in vogue’

was heavily involved in the production of Jesus Christ Superstar (the rock opera) which toured Atlantic Canada in the early 70s

1971-72:  address for St. Thomas, Shelburne, Nova Scotia with missions at St. Philip’s in Barrington and St. Jean Baptiste in Lockport. (Pastor Father Gaston D’entremont) (CCCD)   The Catholic boys from the Shelburne School for Boys attended Mass at St. Thomas  – a number of the boys knew Father Mills personally

1968-69:  St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Nova Scotia (Pastor Father Don Amirault), with mission at St. Anne in Bear River, St. Theresa in Marshalltown, St. Longin in Digby Neck, N.D. Secours des Chretiens in Freport, and N.D. du Perpetuel Secours in Deep Brook. (CCCD)

1967:  St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Digby, Nova Scotia (Pastor Father Luc Gaudet)  with mission at St. Anne in Bear River, St. Theresa in Marshalltown, St. Longin in Digby Neck, N.D. Secoursdes Chretiens in Freport, and N.D. du Perpetuel Secours in Deep Brook. (CCCD)

27 May 1965:  ORDAINED

1955:  working as a clothing salesman at Jacobson’s in Chatham, New Brunswick (BM)  Sold Brian Mulroney a grey suit and pink shirt for prom (BM) (according to Mulroney Danny Mills stopped work at Jacobsons soon after this and entered the seminary.  Since Mills was not ordained until 1965 he must also have done something else over the next 10 years)

early to mid 50s:  student at St. Thomas More College in Chatham, New Brunwsick – school friend of Brian Mulroney who would later become Prime Minister of Canada (BM)

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Priest Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Canadian Press

23 September 1994

Danile Joseph Mills, 58, was charged a year ago after a young person complained.  Mills was parish priest at St. Anthony’s at the time.

The jury deliberated for seven hours Thursday before returning its verdict.

 

 

2 Responses to Mills: Father Danny Mills

  1. Barbara keddy says:

    Do you know what happened to Dan Mills? He was a seminarian with Albert Le Blanc in the 1960 s and a frequent visitor to our home in the summer. He was very involved with the youth club at Notre Dame Church in Yarmouth and the Catholic camp for boys .
    My husband at the time was the Director of the youth club.

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