Brian J. Lucy
Brian Joseph Lucy
Organist. Since 1969 has played organ at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Gananoque, Ontario (Kingston Archdiocese). I believe he may also have served as choir director?
According to media reports, was leader of Gananoque St. John’s Roman Catholic Church Junior Knights youth group.
Charged 27 August 2013 – one count of indecent assault on a male and one count of gross indecency. The allegations date between 01 January 1977 and 03 January 1983. GUILTY PLEA Friday 02 October 2015 – sentenced to five years in prison
21 December 2015: Back in court to answer to NEW charge of gross indecency 29 January 2018: GUILTY PLEA to sexual exploitation of a 15-year-old boy which started in the 1990s. According to the agreed upon statements of facts, Lucy, who was a trusted friend of the boy’s family and Church organist, sexually abused the boy numerous times before the boy turned 18. The abuse, which included oral and anal sex, often lasted for four to five hours. Lucy also invited two older men to have sex with the boy, and he showed the victim a video of himself (Lucy) having sex with another boy.
28 May 2018: Sentenced to three years in jail
Defence: Mark MacDonald Judge: Justice John Johnson Prosecutor: Jacqueline Masse
Christmas 2011 (Journey – Kingston Archdiocese publication) page 6: “My role as organist” by Brian Lucy (Scroll down page for text version)
26 March 2008: Trust and conscience go hand in hand
MEDIA Coverage & BLOGS
28 May 2018: Sex abuser gets three years
29 January 2018: Former church organist guilty of sex crimes
21 December 2015: Brian Lucy facing more sex-related charges
20 March 2015: GANANOQUE POLICE: Historic sex assault charge added
19 July 2014: BLOG Still not all sorted out
17 July 2014: BLOG In case you missed it
10 September 2013: Sexual Assault – Gananoque
09 October 2013: “Church organist faces sex charges” & related articles
28 May 2018: Sentenced to three years in prison
January 2018: GUILTY plea
21 December 2015: New charge of gross indecency
02 October 2015: GUILTY plea and sentencing seem to have all wrapped up in one day during what was originally scheduled as a pre-trial (usually conducted in chambers and not open to public) Sentenced to five years
20 March 2015: New charges laid: indecent assault on a male, and gross indecency
04 December 2014: committed to stand trial on two child porn charges, one charge of indecent assault of a male, and one count of gross indecency
June (?) 2014: in or about this time faced two charges of breaching his bail conditions and a possession of child porn charge
09 October 2013: Gananoque Police Service Media Release
October 9th, 2013
Charges Laid in Historical Sexual Assault
On October 4th, 2013, a 65 year old Gananoque man appeared in Brockville Court for
incidents that occurred in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. An investigation was commenced in July and as a result:
Brian LUCY, 65, of Gananoque has been charged with:
1) Indecent assault on a male
2) Gross indecency
LUCY was released from custody on a promise to appear and undertaking before an officer in charge. He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on October 25, 2013 for his next court date.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Gananoque Police Service at 613-382-4422 or 613-382-4509.
Authorized. Chief G. Hull
Brian Lucy is the organist at St. John the Evangelist Church and you are welcomed to join him and our choir for our Sunday Masses. Brian will take you through a vast array of sacred music. Brian is an excellent vocalist.
06 October 2013: St. John the Evangelist Church bulletin: ( Church bulletin no organist 06 October 2013)
Music in the Church: We cannot always predict when certain events occur and often the timing seems not to be our preference. As you are aware at this time we do not have an organist and choir director. However, we are searching for someone to play the organ for funerals and hopefully for Sundays. This search will be a major task and for many Sundays we may not have music. The music ministry at St. John’s could grow and evolve into a different fashion such as a combination of traditional and modern genres with a goal of fostering a beautiful worship style of music. This of course will take time to develop. In the meantime please pray that in our search we will come upon the right persons to lead us through musical accompaniment.
Do you have a gift or know of someone who could share their gift – Keyboard/Organ/Voice and other Instruments: Please speak with Father Amato or email [email protected] We understand that scheduling is important and all aspects will be reviewed
27 August 2013: Arrested. Charged (Sections 156 & 157 of the Criminal Code of Canada)
May 2013: the following was advertised in various venues and Church bulletins:
– A Benefit for St. John’s Church in Gananoqu: Featuring Island Voices and Gananoque Choral Society with selections of organ music by Brian Lucy. Sun May 26 at 2 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church, 270 Stone Street S., Gananoque. Only $15. Please call 613.382.4081 to reserve your seat today! Refreshments following the concert.
1948: Year of birth
My Role as Church Organist
Christmas 2011 (Volume XXIII Number 4)
By Brian J Lucy
Each Sunday during my ascent to the organ loft the consciousness of the Divine becomes overwhelming. From the first to the last notes played, I find no greater exhilaration in life than being a church organist. Since 1969, I’ve had the privilege to play the organ at St. John’s Parish in Gananoque. Over the years, I’ve also been blessed with not only a fine musical instrument but a truly great choir.
My position as organist is not merely a job, it’s a vocational commitment. I’m employed not to be an entertainer, the star of the show, but a facilitator who helps generate an atmosphere for worship. My primary role is that of leading the congregation in such a way that they are stimulated and encouraged to join fully into the musical life of the liturgy. Together, through music, I, as organist, and the congregation, as choir, form a team that complements and confirms each of our musical roles.
Being prepared for worship is not an option; it is essential. Preparedness involves scanning the readings and psalm, not just once, but many times during the week to arrive at the sense required to choose the proper hymns and incidental music, organ or choral. This requires a committed prayer life with the ability to listen. Prayer and meditation become my greatest assets. In silent reflection, I listen not to what I want to hear but where the Holy Spirit leads. The congregation’s musical response tells me whether or not I have listened correctly.
Over the years, I’ve come to realize, as Father preaches from the pulpit, that I also preach from the console. The music I select, choral as well as organ, must blend and fold into the liturgy, not stand apart from it. I’ve realized that the congregation should never be ex- posed to excessively loud organ or intrusive choral music. There’s a time and place for such music, but it needs to be used sparingly. The choir’s role is to join me in helping lead the congregational singing in such a way that those in the pews feel confident enough to join us in song. If the congregation is denied this inclusion in all aspects, Sun- day’s music becomes merely performance and worship suffers.
The congregation is not an audience to be entertained. I have the responsibility to see that they are able to join fully into the musical life of the liturgy and that their right supersedes all other forms of choral music. As organist, I must try to the best of my ability to find that balance which encourages, not discourages, prayer. The best feedback I can receive on Sunday morning is none at all. I then realize I’ve fulfilled my role as an organist by adding to and not detracting from worship. I’ve fulfilled my commitment by seeing that God is praised.
History of court dates for both sets of charges
Next court date on NEW charges laid while incarcerated:
(January 2017 – committed to stand trial in Ontario Superior Court of Justice )
GUILTY plea January 2018
Next court date :
22 May 2018: 2 pm, sentencing, Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square); 09 March 2018: Victim Impact Statement and sentencing hearing, Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square) 29 January 2018: 10 am, TRIAL Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square) ; 10 April 2017: 10 am, to set a date, either for a guilty plea or sentencing, Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square); 10 March 2017: 2 pm, judicial pre-trial (NOT open to the public) Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square); 21 February 2017: 12:30 pm. judicial pre-trial (NOT open to the public) Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square); 26 January 2017: 10, am. Preliminary Hearing, courtroom #2, Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square); 27 May 2016: 09:00 am, “to be spoken to,” Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square); 06 May 2016: 09:00 am, “to be spoken to,” Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square) ; 11 March 2016: 09:00 am, “to be spoken to,” Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square); 22 February 2016 : 10 am, tentative TRIAL date. Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square)
Court Dates from Previous charges
Next court date (on all charges – in Superior court):
02 October 2015: 10 am, Pretrial (in chambers), Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square) ; 21 September 2015: 10 am, to set a date for pretrial motions,Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square) ; 11 August 2015: judicial pre-trial in chambers (NOT open to public); 01 June 2015: 10 am, Assignment Court, Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square) ; 30 March 2015: 10 am, Assignment court, Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square); 11 March 2015: Judicial pre-trial – in chambers (NOT open to the public) , 1 pm, Brockville, Ontario courthouse ; 05 January 2015: 10 am, assignment court, Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square) ; 03 December 2014: preliminary hearing, 10 am, courtroom #3, Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square) (this preliminary is scheduled for both “informations” dealing with the two separate set of charges. It is in provincial court.)
Next court date: (Second set of sex charges – eventually merged with others):
12 June 2015: 9 am, “to be spoken to,” Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square); 10 April 2015: 09:00 am, “to be spoken to,” Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square)
Next court date (child porn charges):
29 August 2014: 9 am, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #1, Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square) ; 01 August 2014: re two charges of breaching his bail conditions and a possession of child porn charge, 09:00, courtroom #1 ; 05 June 2014: bail hearing, Brockville, Ontario courthouse, (41 Court House Square) Brockville, Ontario
Next court date (sex abuse charges):
after preliminary hearing was ordered to trial in Superior Court – awaiting first court date in that process; 18 July 2014 : 09:00 am, courtroom #1, ; 25 June 2014: 10:00 am, Preliminary Hearing (booked for one day – open to the public – will probably have a ban on publication of all testimony), Brockville Ontario courthouse (41 Court House Square); 25 October 2013: 09:00 am, courtroom #1, Brockville, Ontario courthouse; 04 October 2013: Brockville, Ontario courthouse