Saturday, January 14, 2006


The January 6-12, 2006 edition of PROXIMO, announced the recent fusion of Christ-Roi parish, MANIWAKE, QC with the parish of l'Assomption-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie.
The same edition announced the nomination by Pope Benedict XVI of Father GARY GORDON as Bishop of Whitehorse in the Yukon. Until recently, he had been pastor of St. Mary's parish in Chilliwack, in the Vancouver, BC diocese. Father GORDON is replacing Father DENIS CROTEAU of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), who was already Bishop of the diocese of MacKenzie-Fort Smith. The Whitehorse Diocese numbers 5 Diocesan Priests, 7 Religious Priests, 8 Lay Pastoral Agents, who serve 8,000 Catholics in 20 parishes & missions.