S+L logo

New Auxillary Bishop appointed for Toronto

May 18, 2012
Earlier today in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Wayne Kirkpatrick, P.H. as Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto, Ont.
He will assist the Archbishop of Toronto, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, as well as the other Auxiliary Bishops: the Most Reverend John A. Boissonneau, William McGrattan and Vincent Nguyen.
Cardinal Collins, in a statement, welcomed Bishop-designate Kirkpatrick to Toronto.
“We give thanks for the appointment of Bishop-designate Kirkpatrick," Collins said.
"He brings with him many diverse gifts and a wealth of experience from his years of service to the Diocese of St. Catharines. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he embarks on this new chapter of ministry."
Monsignor Kirkpatrick was born on June 5, 1957, in St. Catharines, Ont.  He studied at St. Jerome’s College of the University of Waterloo, St. Augustine’s Seminary and Saint Paul University, Ottawa, where he earned his licentiate in canon law.
On September 1, 1984, Msgr. Kirkpatrick was ordained a priest for the Diocese of St. Catharines. In addition to his ministry as pastor and assistant pastor in a number of parishes, he served as Associate Judicial Vicar of the Toronto Regional Tribunal and Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of St. Catharines from 1990 to 1995. Since 1995, Kirkpatrick has been Judicial Vicar of St. Catharines Diocesan Tribunal and also Chancellor of the diocese. On June 29, 1999, he was named a Prelate of Honour. From April 2010 to September 2011, he was made Administrator of the Diocese of St. Catharines. At the time of his episcopal appointment, he also served as Rector of the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. Moreover, Msgr. Kirkpatrick has been involved with Catholic Engaged Encounter since 1999, and President of the Canadian Canon Law Society since 2010.
Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation is happy to offer prayers and best wishes to Bishop-elect Kirkpatrick!

Related posts

On World Food Day today, Pope Francis asserts that more needs to be done now to help those who go hungry - and other stories. ...read more
Synod 2018: Reports from the Small Language Groups II
FacebookTwitter
This week at the synod, the 14 small language groups have presented reports on discussions about vocation and discernment. Read them here. ...read more
Christ and the Priesthood
FacebookTwitter
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – October 21st, 2018 The readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Cycle B invite us to prayerfully consider the priesthood and priestly minis ...read more
The Saints We Know and the Saints We Don’t
FacebookTwitter
Quick: tell me your favourite thing about St. Agileus. St. Cannatus? St. Fortunatus? St. Thecla? Fr. Matt Gworek explores the wonderful variety of saints. ...read more
The much anticipated Canonization Mass took place in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, October 14. The Holy Father officially declared seven men and women as new saints of the Church. The seven who ...read more