Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe

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Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe
Dioecesis Sancti Hyacinthi
Diocése de Saint-Hyacinthe
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Cathedral of Saint-Hyacinthe the Confessor
Location
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Quebec
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics

380,946
363,804 (95.5%)
Parishes 88
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 8 June 1852
Cathedral Cathedral of Ste. Hyacinthe the Confessor
Secular priests 224
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Bishop François Lapierre
Website
diocese-st-hyacinthe.qc.ca

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Hyacinthi) (erected 8 June 1852) is a Latin rite suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sherbrooke in Quebec, (predominantly francophone) Canada.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Cathédrale Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur, dedicated to diocesan patron saint Hyacinth the Confessor (of Poland), in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.
There is also a decommissioned former Cathedral: now Église Saint-Matthieu, dedicated to the Evangelist Matthew, in Beloeil, Quebec.

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 387,000 Catholics (94.9% of 407,600 total) on 3,448 km² in 87 parishes with 195 priests (92 diocesan, 103 religious), 28 deacons, 783 lay religious (233 brothers, 550 sisters) and 1 seminarian.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite Canadians)

Suffragan Bishops of Saint-Hyacinthe
  • John Charles Prince (1852.06.08 – death 1860.05.05), previously Titular Bishop of Martiria (1844.07.05 – 1852.06.08) as Coadjutor Bishop of Diocese of Montréal (Quebec, Canada) (1844.07.05 – 1852.06.08)
  • Joseph La Rocque (1860.06.22 – 1866.02.04), previously Titular Bishop of Cydonia (1852.07.06 – 1860.06.22) as Coadjutor Bishop of above Montréal (Canada) (1852.07.06 – 1860.06.22); emeritus as Titular Bishop of Germanicopolis (1867.01.15 – death 1887.11.18)
  • Charles La Rocque (1866.03.20 – death 1875.07.25)
  • Blessed Louis-Zéphirin Moreau (1875.11.19 – death 1901.05.24), no other prelature
  • Maxime Decelles (1901.05.24 – death 1905.07.07), succeeding as previous Titular Bishop of Druzipara (1893.01.14 – 1901.05.24) and Coadjutor Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (1893.01.14 – 1901.05.24)
  • Alexis-Xyste Bernard (1905.12.16 – death 1923.06.17), no other prelature
  • Fabien-Zoël Decelles (1924.03.24 – death 1942.11.27), no other prelature
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Joseph-Louis-Aldée Desmarais (1931.01.30 – 1939.06.22), Titular Bishop of Ruspæ (1931.01.30 – 1939.06.22); later Bishop of Amos (Canada) (1939.06.22 – retired 1968.10.31), emeritus as Titular Bishop of Medeli (1968.10.31 – resigned 1970.12.08), died 1979
  • Arthur Douville (1942.11.27 – retired 1967.06.13), succeeding as former Titular Bishop of Vita (1939.11.30 – 1942.11.27) and Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (1939.11.30 – 1942.03), Coadjutor Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (1942.03 – 1942.11.27); emeritus as Titular Bishop of Zattara (1967.06.13 – resigned 1970.11.26), died 1986
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Gaston Hains (1964.08.28 – 1967.06.13), Titular Bishop of Belesasa (1964.08.28 – 1968.10.31); next Coadjutor Bishop of Amos (Canada) (1967.06.13 – 1968.10.31), succeeding as Bishop of Amos (1968.10.31 – resigned 1978.04.19), died 1986
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Coordinates: 45°37′00″N 72°57′00″W / 45.6167°N 72.9500°W / 45.6167; -72.9500