Reverend Camille M. Jacques, O.S.M., Appointed Director of CCCB National Liturgy Office

Thursday, September 25 2003

Rev. Camille Jacques, O.S.M.(CCCB – Ottawa) Reverend Camille M. Jacques, O.S.M., has been appointed as director of the English Sector National Liturgy Office. Father Jacques, a member of the Servite religious community, will take office on September 29, 2003.

At the time of his appointment, Father Jacques was based in Ottawa promoting vocations for his community. Since 1996 he has been president of the Servite International Liturgy Commission (CLIOS), responsible for preparing liturgical texts for Servites around the world and obtaining the necessary approvals from Rome. He has had international experience in preparing and animating multilingual liturgies.

He holds a doctorate in liturgy from San Anselmo Pontifical Institute in Rome and degrees in theology and mathematics from Laval University in Quebec City. His former responsibilities include formation work for the Servites in Zaire, South Africa and Italy, as well as teaching liturgy.

Father Jacques succeeds Sister Donna Kelly, C.N.D., who had been director of the National Liturgy Office for the past 9 years.