Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gatineau
|Archdiocese of Gatineau
Archidiocèse de Gatineau
Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Gatineau
|(as of 2006)
|Cathedral||St. Joseph Cathedral, Gatineau|
|Patron saint||Mary, Mother of the Church|
|Emeritus Bishops||Roger Ébacher|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gatineau (Latin: Archidioecesis Gatinensis) is situated in the province of Quebec. Its ecclesiastical province includes the suffragan dioceses of Amos, Mont-Laurier and Rouyn-Noranda. It is currently led by Archbishop Paul-André Durocher.
As of 2006, the archdiocese contains 61 parishes, 47 active diocesan priests, 29 religious priests, and 231,000 Catholics. It also has 202 women religious, and 39 religious brothers.
The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Gatineau and their terms of service:
- Paul-Émile Charbonneau (1963–1973)
- Adolphe E. Proulx (1974–1987)
- Roger Ébacher (1988–2011)
- Paul-André Durocher (2011-present)
The archdiocese was founded in 1963 as the Diocese of Hull, within the ecclesiastical province of Ottawa and with territory taken from the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Its name was changed in 1982 to Diocese of Gatineau-Hull. In 1990, the diocese was raised to the rank of a metropolitan see as the Archdiocese of Gatineau-Hull. Its current name was established in 2005.
When the diocese was founded in 1963 as the Diocese of Hull, it had as its cathedral, Holy Redeemer Church in Hull. In 1982, when it was renamed as the Diocese of Gatineau-Hull, it had two co-cathedrals, St. John Vianney Church in Gatineau and St. Joseph Church in Hull. In 2005, when it became the Archdiocese of Gatineau, it ceased to have co-cathedrals as St. Joseph Cathedral became the cathedral for the whole archdiocese.