Fr. Charles Langlois, priest of St. Sulpice, Appointed Vicar General and Moderator of the curia
Dear Fellow Collaborators,
Dear Faithful in Christ,
I take great joy in announcing the appointment of Fr. Charles Langlois, priest of St. Sulpice, to the position of Vicar General and Moderator of the curia. Under the authority of the Archbishop, he will work closely with Bishop Alain Faubert, Vicar General and Pastoral Coordinator.
As Moderator of the diocesan Curia, Fr. Langlois is called to ‘‘coordinate those matters which pertain to the treatment of administrative affairs,’’ to support staff members in the accomplishment of their tasks and to promote co-responsibility and collaboration (cf. CIC, canon 473, par. 2).
As one aspect of his responsibilities in the ‘‘coordination of administrative affairs,’’ he will take on, for the Archbishop, the role of ‘‘memory’’ of those legal acts undertaken by members of the Curia (persons, organizations, offices and services whose efforts support the Archbishop in the governance of the diocese). Another aspect of his responsibilities will be to verify the quality of the services provided, to maintain good working relations among all persons in the Curia and to ensure compliance with the policies and processes in place within the archdiocesan offices in their service to the diocesan Church, to the communion and to the mission.
Mr. Langlois was ordained priest in 1992 and was appointed pastor of the parish of L’Assomption in Maniwaki. He then joined the Society of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice in 1997. In 2001, he became a theology teacher at the Grand Séminaire de Montréal (GSM) and at the Institute of Theological Formation of Montreal (ITFM). From 2005 to 2008, he was rector of the Canadian Pontifical College in Rome, and later rector of the GSM and the ITFM in Montreal from 2008 to 2011. In 2014, he was appointed pastor of the parish Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens in Lachine and, in 2017, of the parish Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys. He most recently served as the Director of the Office of Pastoral Personnel (O.P.P.) of the Archdiocese for three years from October 1, 2019, until July 1, 2022.
Born in Quebec City, he is the youngest of four children. Hiking in the mountains is his passion. He has done trekking and mountaineering in Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, France, Nepal and Easter Island.
M. Langlois took up his new position as of March 22. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit may guide him, support him in his ministry and, by the grace of Jesus Christ, make his service bear abundant fruit for our diocesan family.
Our Lady of Ville-Marie, pray for us.
+ Christian Lépine
Archbishop of Montreal
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