His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed one of our members and a faithful attendee at our Annual Conference
Father Robert Bourgon
Bishop of the Diocese of Hearst and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Moosonee.
Until this time of his appointment, Bishop-elect Bourgon was Vicar General of the Diocese of Sault Ste-Marie.
Bishop-elect Robert Bourgon was in Ontarrio, born on March 10, 1956. He studied at St. Peter's Seminary, London, obtained a Master's of Divinity and thereafter a Doctorate in Canon Law from Saint Paul University, Ottawa. On 8th May 1981 he was ordained priest for the Diocese of Sault Ste-Marie. Following ordination the Bishop-Elect served as pastor in several parishes of the Diocese. In addition, Judicial Vicar of the Diocesan Matrimonial Tribunal from 1988, member of the College of Consultors from 1990. Following his doctoral studies in 1998 he returned as the Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Sault Ste-Marie and Associate Judicial Vicar for the Toronto Regional Matrimonial Tribunal. IHis Bishop appointed him Episcopal Vicar for Canonical Affairs in November 2000 while retaining all previous duties in the Tribunal and in the parishes of Levack, Cartier and Dowling. In April 2012, Bishop-elect Bourgon was appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Sault Ste-Marie.
Please join the Society in extending warm congratulations to Bishop-Elect Bourgon!