Clergy Appointments – September 1, 2020

Chancery Office, Pembroke
July 31, 2020

Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following appointments, which take effect September 1, 2020, unless otherwise indicated. The Bishop wishes to thank all those who accepted an appointment, and all those who are welcoming another priest into the rectory in whatever capacity.

Rev. William J. Kenney is retiring from active full-time ministry. He will be in residence at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew. Sincere thanks to Father Kenney for his years of dedicated service.

Rev. G. Ryan Holly is appointed Chancellor. In addition, he is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pembroke; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, La Passe; and Our Lady of Grace Mission, Westmeath. The Bishop confirms Father Holly in the role of Judicial Vicar.

Rev. Michael A. Smith is appointed Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. He remains Pastor of Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste, Pembroke.

Rev. Scott J. Murray is appointed Director of the Liturgy Office and Diocesan Master of Ceremonies. He remains Pastor of St. Anne Parish, Mattawa.

Rev. John P. Lacey is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Renfrew, and St. Patrick Parish, Mount Saint Patrick.

Rev. Justin B.J. Bertrand is appointed Administrator of Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish, Combermere, and St. Francis de Sales Mission, Latchford Bridge.

Rev. Réal Ouellette is appointed Administrator of Paroisse St-Thomas-d’Aquin, Astorville; Paroisse Ste-Bernadette, Bonfield; and Sacred Heart Parish, Corbeil.

Rev. Cyril Okebanama, S.M.M.M., is appointed Pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Temiscaming, and Our Lady of the Lake Mission, Kipawa.

Rev. Peter G. Proulx is appointed Parochial Vicar at St. John Chrysostom Parish, Arnprior. Father Proulx will also be available to replace priests in parishes.

Rev. Peter T. Do is appointed Parochial Vicar at Paroisse St-Pierre, Fort-Coulonge; Paroisse St-Charles-Borromée, Otter Lake; St. Elizabeth Parish, Vinton; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission, Waltham.

Rev. Mr. Michael F. Coyne, at the time of his ordination to the priesthood on September 8, 2020, will become Parochial Vicar at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew, and Most Precious Blood Parish, Calabogie.

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