Monday, June 25, 2012

165th Anniversary of the Erection of a Diocesan Church in Ottawa

Photo courtesy of J-C. Grant

Today is the 165th Anniversary of the establishment of what is now the Archdiocese of Ottawa, first established as the Diocese of Bytown (1847), then the Diocese of Ottawa (1860) and the Archdiocese (1886).  Here are the data in the wonderful web resource

Diocese of Bytown

o Latin Name: Bypolitanus
o Erected: June 25, 1847
Diocese of Ottawa
o Latin Name: Ottaviensis
o Name Changed: June 14, 1860

• Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
• Elevated: June 8, 1886
• Metropolitan See
• Rite: Latin (or Roman)
• Province: Ontario
• Country: Canada
• Square Kilometers: 5,818 (2,247 Square Miles)
• Conference Region: Ontario
• Catholic Directory Abbreviation: O
• Official Web Site:
• Mailing Address: 1247 Place Kilborn, Ottawa, Ont. K1H 6K9, Canada
• Telephone: (613)738-5025
• Fax: 738-0130

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Last Thursday, the priests of Ottawa gathered for a spiritual, educational and social gathering in a casual atmosphere at St. Paul's University under the direction of Mgr Noel Simard, Bishop of Valleyfield

Some photos of our interaction:

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O God, who in each pilgrim Church throughout the world make visible the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, graciously grant that your faithful may be so united to their shepherd and gathered together in the Holy Spirit through the Gospel and the Eucharist, as to worthily embody the universality of your people and become a sign and instrument in the world of the presence of Christ, Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.