A Brief History and Parishes of the Archdiocese of Ottawa – 125 Years
This hard cover book, containing 256 glossy paper pages with full colour throughout, shows some of the dynamic life and activities of our parishes. It is currently available at the office at a cost of $20
The diocese of Bytown was founded in 1847. In 1860, the name was changed to Diocese of Ottawa, and it became an archdiocese in 1886.
|1847-1874||Most Rev. Joseph Eugène Bruno Guigues, O.M.I.|
|1974-1909||Most Rev. Joseph Thomas Duhamel|
|1910-1922||Most Rev. Charles-Hugues Gauthier|
|1922-1927||Most Rev. Joseph Médard Émard|
|1928-1940||Most Rev. Guillaume Forbes|
|1940-1953||Most Rev. Alexandre Vachon|
|1953-1966||Most Rev. Marie-Joseph Lemieux, O.P.|
|1967-1989||Most Rev. Joseph-Aurèle Plourde|
|1989-2007||Most Rev. Marcel A. Gervais|
|2007-||Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast, S.J.|
Currently, the archdiocese has 131 diocesan and 58 religious priests, 638 religious brothers and sisters, 71 permanent deacons and an ever-growing number of lay pastoral workers serving a multicultural Catholic population of close to 400,000 Catholics in 110 parishes and missions.
To learn more about the Archdiocese: www.catholicottawa.ca