BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
Staff Pope Francis officially appointed Father Guy Desrochers to the position of Auxiliary Archbishop of the Diocèse catholique d'AlexandriaCornwall Catholic Diocese December 12. Earlier this year, the Pope stated that the AlexandriaCornwall diocese and the Archdiocese of Ottawa would be united “in the person of the bishop” – specifically Archbishop Terrence Prendergast – and that a second bishop would be appointed to assist the Archbishop, primarily with the local diocese. “It is difficult to express the emotions I felt when I learned...that the Holy Father had appointed me Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of AlexandriaCornwall,” Fr. Desrochers, a 62year-old Hull native, stated in a press release. “It is very humbling to be asked to assume such a profound responsibility.” After graduating from Algonquin College in Ottawa with a commercial art and fine arts diploma in 1974, he worked as a graphic designer for
for seven years before entering the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, or the Redemptorists, in his mid-20s.
Ordained in 1989, at the age of 32, Fr. Desrochers served close to a decade in a special evangelization project in the Gaspé region.
He then spent several years as the rector of the Aylmer-Gatineau monastery, followed by another seven years as rector of the Shrine of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré.
Rev. Guy Desrochers