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Bishop Faubert - Biography

Mgr Alain Faubert

Bishop Alain Faubert

Born in Montreal on April 4, 1965, Alain Faubert grew up in Laval, in Saint-Sylvain Parish. While studying at Collège Laval, under the direction of the Marist Brothers, Faubert experienced a spiritual awakening around age 14.

After completing studies at the Grand Séminaire de Montréal, a diaconal internship at Saint-Urbain Parish, and a master's degree in pastoral studies at Université de Montréal, he was ordained a diocesan priest for the Church of Montreal on June 9, 1995. He was then appointed curate at Sainte-Dorothée Parish, before beginning full-time doctoral studies in ecclesiology at Institut catholique de Paris and at Université Laval in Quebec City. His thesis, defended in August 2010, examined the presidential dimension of the pastoral ministry of bishops and priests.

Upon returning from studies in 2004, Fr. Faubert was appointed curate for the parish cluster in Outremont (Montreal) comprising three parishes, and Assistant to the Director of the Diocesan Office for Faith Education.  He then became Assistant for the Catechumenate Service, after which he was named Assistant to the Vicar General. From 2004 to 2010, he also co-hosted Parole et Vie, a television magazine show that examined the contemporary search for spiritual and religious meaning from various perspectives. He also taught ecclesiology and the theology of ministry at Institut de formation théologique de Montréal.

In January 2011, he was appointed Episcopal Vicar of the eastern region of the Archdiocese of Montreal. In May of the same year, he was named a Chaplain of His Holiness (Monsignor). Pastor of Saint-Germain Parish in Outremont since September 2012, Msgr. Faubert was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, Titular Bishop of Vicus Pacati, by His Holiness Pope Francis on April 19, 2016.