This office specifically looks after the priests, deacons and mandated lay people of the Diocese. We work in collaboration with the office of the Archbishop, the vicars general and the episcopal vicars.
Our work consists of helping and accompanying priests in their ministry by providing replacement help when needed in order to facilitate their work. More importantly however, we listen to their individual needs. We are also responsible for welcoming foreign priests by offering training and accompaniment to help them acclimate and become familiar with the culture of the Church of Montreal.
For permanent deacons, we receive their application to the permanent diaconate, and we offer them formation and spiritual and fraternal support. We ensure that they receive ongoing formation and make certain that they are happy in their role. We offer accompaniment for P.C.L. lay personnel and pastoral associates to help them to function well in their work in parishes by offering ongoing formation.
Father Pierangelo Paternieri, CS, E.V. - Director
Tel.: (514) 925-4300, ext. 309
Michel Poirier, p.d. Assistant for Deacons
Tel.: (514) 925-4300, ext. 278
Marylène Valade, assistant for lay personnel
Tel. : (514)925-4300, ext. 353
Maria Parente, administrative assistant
Tel. :(514)925-4300 ext. 214
Louise Duchesne - Secretary
Tel.: (514) 925-4300, ext. 212