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Diocese of Saint Paul 

   Bishop Paul Terrio was born on May 4, 1943, in  Montreal,  Quebec. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a teaching certificate from  ConcordiaUniversity. He holds a licentiate in theology from the  University of  Montreal and a licentiate in philosophy from the  Pontifical  Gregorian  University,  Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970. As a priest, he worked as the Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of Montreal from 1970 to 1975 and then was the pastor of St. Peter’s Parish from 1995 to 2002 and of Holy Trinity Parish from 2002 to 2012 in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. 

Since 2010, he has also served as the Diocesan Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Edmonton, and was member of the Clergy Formation and Education Committee since 2008.  He was part of the Seminary Formation Team of the Saint Joseph Seminary in  Edmonton from 1994 to 1997.  He has also served as spiritual director to seminarians over the years.  He was named President of Newman Theological College in 2012.  Bishop Terrio was raised to the episcopate in December 2012. 



Archdiocese of Edmonton


Richard W. Smith was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 28, 1959. He studied at St. Mary's University and at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. Ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1987, he pursued further studies in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and earned a Licence in 1993 and a Doctorate in 1998. After some fruitful years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Halifax, he was appointed Bishop of Pembroke on April 27, 2002 and ordained to the episcopate on June 18, 2002. Pope Benedict XVI , on March 22, 2007, appointed him to the Metropolitan See of Edmonton. Archbishop Richard Smith was formally installed as eighth Archbishop of Edmonton on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. He currently serves as President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.







 Gregory J. Bittman was born on March 5, 1961, in Edmonton, the eldest of three boys. He attended St. Edmund School and St. Joseph High School before earning a diploma in nursing from the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alberta. He worked as a nurse for several years before entering the seminary to study for the priesthood.







Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy  of Edmonton


 Most Reverend David Motiuk was born on January 13, 1962 in Vegreville, Alberta, the son of John and Olga (nee Sawchuk).

In the 1980s, he specialized in computer science and business applications at the University of Alberta.
In 1984, he began his seminary studies at Holy Spirit Seminary in Ottawa, graduating from Saint Paul University with a Bachelor Degree in Theology (1987) and a Masters and Licentiate in Canon Law (1989). He was ordained to the priesthood on August 21, 1988.







Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan


Most Reverend Gerard Pettipas CSsR - Archbishop Grouard-McLennan

Birth: 1950-09-06

Priesthood: 1977-05-07

Episcopate: 2009-01-25





Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith

Most Reverend Bishop Mark Hagemoen
The president of two Vancouver colleges has been named bishop of the northern Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.

Msgr. Hagemoen, 52, who is president of St. Mark's and Corpus Chriti colleges in Vancouver, will becomne bishop of the largest diocese in the world, following in the footsteps of Archbishop Murray Chatlain who became Archbishop of Keewatin-Le pas in December 2012.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Bishop Hagemoen's appointment by Pope Francis was announced October 15, 2013 in Rome. Bishop Hagemoen was raised to the episcopate in December 2013.



Diocese of Calgary

Ordained to the priesthood: May 25, 1968.

Pastoral Assignments:

  • 1968 - 1970 Associate Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Windsor, ON.
  • 1970 - 1973 Post Graduate Studies: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana - M.A. Philosophy.
  • Gregorian University, Rome, Italy - Licentiate in Theology.
  • 1973 - 1986 Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at St. Peter's Seminary.
  • 1973 - 1981 Group Spiritual Director, St. Peter's Seminary.
  • 1981 - 1986 Rector of St. Peter's Seminary.
  • April 18, 1985 Named Honorary Prelate, with title, "Monsignor".
  • April 23, 1986 Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of London and Titular Bishop of Carinola, Italy.
  • June 24, 1986 Episcopal Ordination at St. Peter's Cathedral, London.
  • March 24, 1995 Named Bishop of Thunder Bay, ON.
  • May 11, 1995 Installed as the fourth Bishop of Thunder Bay, ON.
  • January 16, 1998 Named Bishop of Calgary, AB.
  • March 19, 1998 Installed as the seventh Bishop of Calgary, AB.



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