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Death of the Most Reverend Jacques Landriault, Bishop Emeritus of Timmins

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landriault(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Most Reverend Jacques Landriault, Bishop Emeritus of Timmins, died on 6 November 2017, in Ottawa, at the age of 96. After 19 years as Bishop of the Diocese of Timmins, he had submitted his resignation to the Holy Father for health issues and this was accepted on 13 December 1990.

Bishop Landriault was born on 23 September 1921, in Alfred, Ontario. He was ordained a priest in 1947 for the Diocese of Timmins. On 15 May 1962, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. Two years later, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Hearst on 27 May 1964 and then Bishop of the Diocese of Timmins on 24 March 1971, while remaining Apostolic Administrator of Hearst from 1971 to 1973. As a member of the CCCB, Bishop Landriault served as member of the former Commission for Catholic Action and the Lay Apostolate (1966-1969), member of the former Commission for Christian Education of the French Sector (1966-1971 and 1989-1991), member of the Ad hoc Committee for the evaluation and restructuring of the CCCB (1967-1969), consultor for the then Office for Clergy (1969-1970), member of the former Commission for Institutes of Consecrated Life (1979-1983), and member of the then Commission for Liturgy for the French Sector (1979-1987).

His mortal remains will lie in state at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa, on 9 November 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, followed by the celebration of the Eucharist. This Mass will be presided by the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, with the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau, as homilist. Archbishop Durocher was originally a priest of the Diocese of Timmins. On 11 November 2017, at noon, the Most Reverend Serge Poitras, Bishop of Timmins, will preside at the Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral, Timmins. The homily again will be by Archbishop Durocher. The mortal remains of Bishop Landriault will lie in state in the Timmins Cathedral on 10 November, from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with Vespers at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue on 11 November from 10:00 am until the beginning of the Funeral Mass.

Last Updated on Thursday, November 09 2017  
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