Landriault: Bishop Jacques Landriault

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Former Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria (now Alexandria-Cornwall), Ontario


DOB: 23 September 1921 , Alfred, Ontario – on the fringe of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. Alfred is part of the Archdiocese of Ottawa

Ordained: 09 February 1947 in Alfred, Ontario

Served in Northern Quebec after ordination

1953: appointed Chancellor of the Timmins Diocese for Bishop Maxime Tessier who was then Coadjutor Bishop of Timmins diocese. He was Chancellor while Lucien Luc Meunier was serving in the Diocese of Timmins, Ontario. Meunier seemed to relocate from Timmins to the Diocese of Alexandria (Alexandria-Cornwall) in the latter part of the 50’s.

22 May 1962: appointed Auxiliary Bishop to Bishop Brodeur, Diocese of Alexandria.

25 July 1962: consecrated bishop at St. Finnan’s Cathedral, Alexandria as auxiliary bishop to Bishop Brodeur

While serving as Auxiliary Bishop in Alexandria was pastor at Sacre Couer Roman Catholic Church, Alexandria

Attended the second session of the Second Vatican Council

Spent two years (1962-1964) in diocese of Alexandria as Auxiliary bishop

27 May 1964: named Bishop of Hearst, Ontario

As a bishop he was an active member of the Canadian Conference of Bishops. In 1967 worked hand-in hand with Alexander Carter, Pocock and Flahiff to restructure the conference while Alexander Carter was President.

30 March 1971: named Bishop of Timmins, Ontario

Served as Bishop of Timmins from 1971 until his retirement in 1990.

(The current bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Paul Andr Durocher (born 1954 Diocese of London and raised in Timmins) would have been about 16 or 17 when Landriault became Bishop of Timmins. Durocher pursued the priesthood and was ordained as priest for the Timmins diocese by Bishop Landriault. Durocher served under Landriault until Landriault’s retirement in 1990. )

1990: retired. Shortly after retirement moved to Ottawa.

2002: still living in the Archdiocese of Ottawa