On Wednesday, July 10, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Lortie, Bishop of Mont-Laurier, who has reached the age limit of 75 years. He has named Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau as Apostolic Administrator of Mont-Laurier. Archbishop Durocher thus assumes all the responsibilities of the diocesan bishop of Mont-Laurier in addition to his pastoral duties in the Archdiocese of Gatineau.
It is a great pleasure to invite you to the Archbishop Golf Tournament on September 5th, 2019 at the Kingsway Park Golf Club in Aylmer.
The Pope Video: Let us draw near to one of the many parish priests who work in our communities. What gives meaning to his life? Whom does he serve? Why does he give so much of himself? Jesus Christ is the center of his life, and he wants to imitate his lifestyle. It’s not easy to live “Gospel simplicity,” understanding and doing all things under the sign of mercy, near to those who are poorest.
The parishes requested training seminars on different subjects last year. In order to answer this need for more information, the Archdiocese of Gatineau has invited the Centre d’entraide et de prévention de la Mutuelle d’assurance en Église (MAÉ) to give a free seminar on the subject of « Renting Premises to Third Parties as well as Emergency and Claim Service » for parishes and organizations affiliated with the Archdiocese of Gatineau.
The synodal process of the Archdiocese of Gatineau is now in the second of three stages: a time of collective discernment. After our Lenten time of prayer, it is now time for us to come together once again. The parishes in the diocese have taken stock of their strengths, weaknesses, and challenges. Together, we have prioritized the challenges which we need to address. Now, it is time for us to set out a collective vision of how we can move forward.
According to local authorities, the flooding in the National Capital Region region has reached its peak. We can be relieved at this news, however, we know that the water will recede very slowly and can still be affected by the weather. Furthermore, it is expected that the dramatic situation of so many residents will likely go on for many weeks. The period of cleaning-up and reconstruction is set to begin, and for others, months of uncertainty and precariousness will ensue.