Gérard Pettipas

Gérard Pettipas, C.Ss.R. (born September 6, 1950) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists). He currently serves as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan.

Gérard Pettipas

Archbishop of Grouard–McLennan
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed30 November 2006
PredecessorArthé Guimond
Ordination7 May 1977
by Thomas Benjamin Fulton
Consecration25 January 2007
by Luigi Ventura
Personal details
Birth nameGérard Pettipas
Born (1950-09-06) 6 September 1950 (age 70)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
MottoVoluntas Dei sanctificatio vestra
Coat of armsGérard Pettipas's coat of arms


Pettipas was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the age of 26, he was ordained a priest on May 7, 1977 by Bishop Thomas Benjamin Fulton, who at the time was the Titular Bishop of Cursola.

At the age of 56, he was appointed as archbishop of Grouard-McLennan by Pope Benedict XVI on November 30, 2006. He received his episcopal consecration on January 25, 2007 by Archbishop Luigi Ventura, who at the time was the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada; Bishop Denis Croteau, O.M.I., Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith, North West Territories, Canada; and Bishop Gary Michael Jordan, who at that time was Bishop of the Diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.

Pettipas was the primary consecrator of Bishop Mark Andrew Hagemoen and Bishop Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R., both Bishops of the Diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith, North West Territories, Canada. And Pettipas was the co-consecrator of Bishop Héctor Felipe Vila, Bishop of the Diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Archbishop Gérard Pettipas, C.SS.R." Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "New Archbishop for Grouard-McLennan". Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. November 29, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2015.