|Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe|
|Ordination||October 1, 1871|
|Consecration||February 15, 1906|
December 29, 1847|
Beloeil, Canada East
|Died||June 17, 1923(aged 75)|
He made his classical and theological studies under the Sulpician Fathers in Montreal, and was ordained priest 1 October 1871. After a year as curate he became successively President of Sorel College, Canon of the Cathedral, Archdeacon, Secretary for the diocese, Vicar-General, Provost of the Chapter, and Prothonotary Apostolic. After the death of Bishop Moreau, in 1901, Mgr. Bernard was continued in the office of Vicar-General by Bishop Maxime Decelles, and, when the latter died, in 1905, was elected Vicar-Capitular.
He declined the See of St. Hyacinth on the plea of his enfeebled health, until he received from Pope Pius X a peremptory order to accept. He was consecrated 15 February 1906.
Besides "Synodal Decrees", and a summary of the "Clerical Conference", he edited the "Pastoral Letters" of the bishops of the diocese, in nine volumes.