Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev. Alain Faubert,
Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal
On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, Salt and Light Television will broadcast live the Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Alain Faubert, C.S.S., as Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal from the Cathedral Basilica of Mary Queen of the World in Montreal, Quebec. His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Bishop-elect Faubert as Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. S+L CEO, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB will be providing live commentary throughout the Mass.
At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was Pastor of Saint-Germain Parish in Montreal, where he has served since 2012. Msgr. Faubert will join the Most Rev. Thomas Dowd as Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal.
Bishop-elect Alain Faubert was born on April 4, 1965, and ordained priest on June 9, 1995, for the Archdiocese of Montreal. He served as an assistant pastor for five years before undertaking studies in theology at the Institut catholique de Paris and at Laval University in Quebec City. In 2004, he returned to his studies full-time and resumed pastoral work in Outremont, Montreal, while also teaching at the Institut de formation théologique de Montréal, as well as serving as Assistant to the Director of the Diocesan Office for Faith Education.
In January 2011, he was appointed Episcopal Vicar of the eastern region of the Archdiocese of Montreal. In May 2011, he was named a monsignor (Chaplain of His Holiness).
According to the CCCB 2016 Directory, the Archdiocese of Montreal has 196 parishes and missions, with a population of 1,494,132 Catholics, served by 394 diocesan priests, 562 priests who are members of institutes of consecrated life, 78 permanent deacons, 3,000 religious Sisters, 230 religious Brothers, and 121 lay pastoral workers.
Information courtesy of the CCCB