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Archbishop's Council

The episcopal Council of the Archbishop

Archbishop's Council

The Archbishop is the shepherd of the Church in his diocese. Episcopal consecration confers on him the threefold responsibility of sanctifying, teaching and governing.

He governs his diocese with legislative, executive and judicial powers by relying on various councils for guidance and support in delegating his authority. These councils are groups of people – the laity, deacons, religious women and priests who advise the Archbishop and help him with pastoral, and practical, decisions.

 

The Episcopal Council of the Diocese of Montreal is composed of Archbishop Christian Lépine’s closest collaborators. They meet with the Archbishop on a regular basis and provide a report on the pastoral pulse of the different parishes throughout the Archdiocese, help solve problems, plan for appointments of priests, etc.

Members:

Christian Lépine, H.E. Mgr, Archbishop of Montreal
Alain Faubert, H.E., Mgr, V.G., P.P.
Roger Dufresne, Mgr, C.S.S., E.V.
Harry Célestin, Fr.
Pierangelo Paternieri, Fr.
Raymond Lafontaine, Fr.
Frank Leo, Mgr
Treasurer

 

The Council for Economic Affairs of the Diocese of Montreal is presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine. This council helps to manage the heritage of the diocese and is comprised of competent members in the field of economic affairs and in civil law. Its members are appointed by the Archbishop for a five-year term. This council is defined by the Code of Canon Law.

Members:

Christian Lépine, H.E. Mgr, Archbishop of Montreal
Alain Faubert, H.E. Mgr, V.G.
Roger Dufresne, Mgr, CSS, E.V.
Luc Villeneuve, FCPA, FCA
Gerald Gagnon, CPA, CA, CFA, MBA
Sonia Rainville, Ms.
Claire Houde, Sr., S.P.
Treasurer (guest)

The Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Montreal represents the presbyterium (all the priests within the Archdiocese). Its mission is to assist the Archbishop in the governance of the diocese. According to Canon Law (495), it is to be like a “Senate of the Bishop”.

The members of the council are either members by right, owing to their office (Vicar General, Episcopal Vicar, etc.), elected by the priests themselves, or freely chosen by the Archbishop.

It is an advisory body. The duration of the mandate is 5 years.

Members:

Christian Lépine, H.E. Mgr
Alain Faubert, H.E. Mgr, V.G.
Roger Dufresne, Mgr, CSS, E.V.
Alain Mongeau, Fr., E.V.
Gilles Surprenant, Fr.
Antony Louiz Arukulasseri, Fr., o.f.m.cap.
Joseph Fugolo, Fr., CS
Philippe Désiré, Fr.
Dominic Richer, Fr.
Dariusz Szurko, Fr.
Alain Vaillancourt, Fr.
André Tiphane, Mgr, CSS
Laurent Ravenda, Fr.
Gérald Westphal, Fr.
Michel Parent, Mgr
Pierre Murray, Mgr
Pierre Léger, Fr.
Jean Fortier, Mgr
Raymond Lafontaine, Rev. Fr., E.V.
Pierangelo Paternieri, Fr., CS, E.V.
Charles Langlois, PSS
André Beauchamp, Fr.

Under the law, the College of Consultors is intended to assist the Archbishop with the governance of the diocese. Its members, between six and twelve in number, chosen freely by the Archbishop from among the members of the Presbyteral Council, are appointed for a five-year term. This college ensures the continuity of the diocesan governance in the case a seat becomes vacant.

Members:

Christian Lépine, H.E. Mgr
Alain Faubert, H.E. Mgr, V.G.
Charles Langlois, PSS
Pierangelo Paternieri, Fr., CS, E.V.
Alain Vaillancourt, Fr.