Installation Mass of Archbishop Richard Joseph Gagnon
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Archbishop Richard Joseph Gagnon The installation of the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon as Archbishop of Winnipeg was celebrated on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm in St. Mary's Cathedral.

Most Reverend Archbishop Richard Joseph Gagnon
was appointed Archbishop-elect of Winnipeg by Pope Francis on Oct. 28, 2013. The installation of the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon as Archbishop of Winnipeg will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 3,2014 at 7:30 pm in St. Mary's Cathedral.

Archbishop Richard Joseph Gagnon was born on June 17, 1948 in Lethbridge, Alberta to parents Therese Demers Gagnon and George Gagnon. He came to British Columbia with his family while still a child and attended both Catholic and public schools. He graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School in North Vancouver before proceeding to study philosophy, history and English at Simon Fraser University, completing his Teaching Certification for British Columbia in 1976.

Bishop Gagnon's Seminary Studies were taken at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome from 1978-1983. Richard Gagnon was ordained to the priesthood at Holy Rosary Cathedral on June 24, 1983, the Feast of St. John the Baptist, by Archbishop James Carney. The following month he became assistant pastor at St. Mary's Parish in Vancouver and also directed the Religious Studies program at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School until 1991.
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