Abp. Prendergast Ordains Two in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJFor the first time since the late 1990’s, deacons of the Priestly Fraternity were ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in Canada.

The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, traveled to St-Hyacinthe, Québec, and raised Deacon Jacques Breton and Deacon Alexandre Marchand to the priesthood, according to the Traditional Roman Rite of Ordination, in the beautiful seminary chapel of St-Hyacinthe.

Assisting His Excellency as deacon was Fr. Laurent Demets, FSSP, pastor of our apostolate in Québec City, and as subdeacon the Archbishop was assisted by Fr. Juan Tomas, FSSP, the assistant chaplain in our Montréal apostolate. The assistant priest for the ordinations was Fr. Erik Deprey, FSSP, pastor of St. Clements, our Ottawa apostolate.

Fr. Hubert Bizard, vice rector of the Fraternity seminary in Wigratzbad, was the Master of Ceremonies, assisted by seminarians from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, as well as altar servers from St. Clement Parish in Ottawa.

The Archbishop’s sermon can be heard on his website: Ordinations 2015 at St-Hyacinthe

Many thanks to His Grace for his continued support of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, and congratulations to our new priestly members, their families, and all their supporters during Frs. Breton and Marchand’s years of formation.

Please continue, in your kindness, to pray for Fathers Breton and Marchand, and all the priests and seminarians of the Fraternity, and enjoy pictures of the day from Jacinthe Soulard.

June 20, 2015