Pope Francis has named Fathers Louis Corriveau and Marc Pelchat as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Québec.
The two will be assisting Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada.
Louis Corriveau was born March 23, 1964, in Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Québec on June 16, 1990. He served as Vocation Director (1994-1995) and as a member of the Formation Committee of the Grand Séminaire (1996-1997). In 1997-1998, he audited courses in spirituality at the Centre Sèvres in Paris and, after returning to the Archdiocese of Québec, was once again assigned to formation work and spiritual direction at the Grand Séminaire until 2011. Since 2009 he has been spiritual director for the Teams of Our Lady Canada.
Marc Pelchat was born May 3, 1950, in Saint-Samuel du Lac Drolet (Gayhurst), in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Québec on June 19, 1976. That same year he also obtained a Master’s degree in theology from Laval University. He then studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, obtaining a doctorate in theology in 1986. In 2013 he became an adjunct professor. From 1986 to 1996, he was a member of the formation group of the Grand Séminaire of Québec. He is the author of numerous publications on ecclesiology, the theology of ministry and pastoral theology.
According to the CCCB 2016 Directory, the Archdiocese of Québec has 201 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 917,045 served by 359 diocesan priests, 262 priests who are members of institutes of consecrated life, 89 permanent deacons, 2,596 religious Sisters and Brothers who are also members of religious institutes, as well as 59 lay pastoral workers.