Chancery Office, Pembroke
November 20, 2021 – Vigil of the Solemnity of Christ the King
The Most Reverend Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., announces the following pastoral appointments:
Reverend Steven BALLARD has been appointed Pastor of St John Chrysostom Parish, Arnprior, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Braeside. This appointment takes effect February 1, 2022.
Reverend Justin BERTRAND has resigned from priestly ministry and expressed his desire to seek dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state.
Reverend John BURCHAT has been appointed as Pastor of St Lawrence O’Toole Parish, Barry’s Bay, Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish, Combermere, and St Francis de Sales Mission, Latchford Bridge. This appointment takes effect February 1, 2022. A priest of Madonna House will continue administration until the end of December.
Reverend Patrick DOBEC has been appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Petawawa. This appointment takes effect February 1, 2022.
Reverend Réal OUELLETTE will remain in the parishes of Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin, Astorville, Ste-Bernadette, Bonfield, and Sacred Heart, Corbeil.
Reverend Peter PROULX will conclude his part-time ministry as parochial vicar at St John Chrysostom Parish, Arnprior.
Reverend Robert RYAN will conclude his ministry at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Braeside, as he continues his recuperation from cancer.
Reverend Basil TANGUAY has been appointed as part-time parochial vicar to the parishes of St James the Greater, Portage-du-Fort, Immaculate Conception, Bryson, Ste-Anne, Île-du-Grand Calumet, and St John the Evangelist, Campbell’s Bay. This appointment commenced on November 1, 2021.