Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sherbrooke
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sherbrooke (Latin: Archidioecesis Sherbrookensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the civil province of Quebec and includes the suffragan dioceses of Nicolet and Saint-Hyacinthe. It is currently led by Luc Cyr.
Archdiocese of Sherbrooke
As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 107 parishes, 195 active diocesan priests, 107 religious priests, and 291,000 Catholics. It also has 1,012 women religious, 197 religious brothers, and 18 permanent deacons.
By 1830, Irish and French Canadian Catholics in the area worshipped at a small chapel dedicated to St. Columban. In 1874, the Diocese of Sherbrooke was created from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec. Antoine Racine was appointed the first bishop. The following year, Racine founded the Séminaire Saint-Charles-Borromée, taught he theology for a number of years.
The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Sherbrooke and their terms of service:
- Antoine Racine (1874–1893)
- Paul LaRocque (1893–1926)
- Alphonse-Osias Gagnon (1927–1941)
- Philippe Desranleau (1941–1952)
- Georges Cabana (1952–1967)
- Jean-Marie Fortier (1968–1996)
- André Gaumond (1996–2011)
- Luc Cyr (2011–present)
- Alphonse-Osias Gagnon (1923-1927), appointed Bishop here
Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit
- "Bishop Antoine Racine (1822-1893), First Catholic Bishop of Sherbrooke", Townships Heritage
- "Sala Stampa". Press.catholica.va. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
- Archdiocese of Sherbrooke page at catholichierarchy.org retrieved July 14, 2006
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