The Holy Father appointed Bishop Claude Hamelin the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil on Tuesday, Nov. 5.


It is with joy that Saint-Jean-Longueuil Church announces that the installation of Bishop Hamelin will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, 7 p.m., at Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste Cathedral. The celebration will be done in the presence of the Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, and several other bishops and dignitaries.

Until then, the Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., will at the Holy Father’s request assume the role of Apostolic Administrator.

We congratulate the new bishop and invite all diocesan faithful to include Bishop Hamelin in their prayers.