Friday, May 18, 2012

New Toronto Auxiliary Bishop - La Montée Jeunesse commence ce soir dans l’Archidiocèse de Montréal – Youth Summit Begins


Today it was announced in Rome that His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Msgr. Wayne Kirkpatrick, P.H., currently Chancellor of the Diocese of St. Catharines as Titular Bishop of Aradi and Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto.

Congratulations, Your Excellency! 

May God grant you many happy years of episcopal ministry.

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The latest embodiment of the Montée Jeunesse/Youth Summit begins this evening in Montreal and runs through Victoria Day, Monday, May 21. 

The MJ/YS began several years before the 2008 Eucharistic Congress in Quebec to engage young Catholics in the missionary dimension of the Eucharist. There was a follow-up in Quebec in 2009 and the MJ/YS moved to Ottawa in 2010.  Now it's Montreal's turn. 

Procession with the Blessed Sacrament on the Interprovincial Bridge
from Gatineau to Parliament Hill during Montee Jeunesse in May 2010

A good number of youth and young adults, accompanied by youth ministers, religious and priests from Ottawa will attend.  I will join them after the Centennial celebration at Paroisse Saint-Bernardin on Sunday morning.  I am looking forward to the presence of peace-loving and non-confrontational youth in the streets of Montreal.

Montée Jeunesse 2012

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