Saturday, March 17, 2012

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY - Bishop Paul Lortie Begins His Episcopal Ministry in Mont-Laurier


Today the Church in certain places (for example, the Ottawa archdiocese where he is a patron of our local church) celebrates Saint Patrick the bishop, who as a young man was taken as a captive from Britain to Ireland, then, having gained his freedom, sought to be numbered among the clergy and went back to that same island, where, as a bishop, he actively proclaimed the gospel to the people and firmly established the Church, until he died in the Lord in the city of Downpatrick in Ireland.

Clergy, religious and laity are invited to join in the concelebrated feast day Mass at St. Patrick's Basilica, Kent and Nepean Streets, Ottawa, at 10:30am, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall (the Scavi) afterwards.

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MGR PAUL LORTIE
HUITIÈME ÉVÊQUE
DE MONT LAURIER




Jeudi 15 mars, bon nombre d’évêques, prêtres, diacres, religieuses, religieux et fideles ont assisté à la célébration eucharistique dans laquelle Mgr Paul Lortie a inauguré son ministère comme huitième évêque du diocèse de Mont Laurier.

Comme archevêque métropolite de Gatineau, Mgr Paul-André Durocher a présidé les moments initiaux de la messe, en présence de Mgr Pedro Lopez-Quintana, Nonce apostolique au Canada dans la petite cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Fourvière.

Les cérémonies liturgiques ont été précédées par un repas et suivies par l’opportunité de présenter meilleurs vœux à Mgr Lortie (qui fête aujourd’hui son 68ieme anniversaire).

Mgr Vital Massé, qui récemment a célébré une dernière messe comme évêque, a reçu les salutations des diocésaines et diocésains avant son départ pour Joliette, son diocèse d’origine.

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Mgr Vital Masse

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Hail, Glorious St Patrick





Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, dear saint of our Isle,

On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile;

And now thou art high in the mansions above,

On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.


On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.


Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, thy words were once strong

Against Satan's wiles and an infidel throng;

Not less is thy might where in heaven thou art;

O, come to our aid, in our battle take part.


On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.


In the war against sin, in the fight for the faith,

Dear saint, may thy children resist unto death;

May their strength be in meekness, in penance, their prayer,

Their banner the cross which they glory to bear.


On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.


Thy people, now exiles on many a shore,

Shall love and revere thee till time be no more;

And the fire thou hast kindled shall ever burn bright,

Its warmth undiminished, undying its light.


On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.


Ever bless and defend the sweet land of our birth,

Where the shamrock still blooms as when thou wert on earth,

And our hearts shall yet burn, wherever we roam,

For God and Saint Patrick, and our native home.


On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.
[Words by Sister Agnes]

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