Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday of the First Week of Lent - Inauguration du ministère épiscopal de Mgr Noel Simard à Valleyfield

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Monday of the First Week of Lent

Convert us, O God our Saviour, and instruct our minds by heavenly teaching, that we may benefit from the works of Lent. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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Among the duties Bishop Noel Simard exercised before his transfer to Valleyfield was that of Ontario State Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus

Not surprisingly, then, a good delegation of the KofC leadership and membership was in attendance at his installation service in Valleyfield last Thursday.  

Past Ontario State Deputy Arthur Peters kindly emailed me these excellent photos which he took that evening:

Mgr Simard welcomes guests to the reception in his honour

Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, Metropolitan Archbishop of Montreal, presides at the installation formalities

Mgr Jean-Louis Plouffe (Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie), Mgr Pierre-Andre Fournier (Archbishop of Rimouski and President of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Quebec), Mgr Simard

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