Diocèse catholique d'Alexandria-Cornwall Catholic Diocese
220, ch. Montreal Rd, C.P./Box 1388, Cornwall ON K6H 5V4 * 613-933-1138
On June 28, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI named the Reverend Marcel Damphousse as Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall. At the time
of his appointment, he was Rector of the Saint-Boniface Cathedral in Manitoba. The new Bishop succeeds the Most Reverend Paul-André
Born on March 19, 1963, in Saint-Joseph, Manitoba, Bishop Damphousse was ordained a priest on June 28, 1991, for the
Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface. He served in a number of French and English parishes throughout the Archdiocese before being named
Rector of the Cathedral in 2008. The Bishop earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1984 at the University College of Saint Boniface,
followed by a Bachelor’s degree in theology in 1989 from Saint Paul University, Ottawa. He received his formation for the priesthood
at Saint Paul’s Seminary, Ottawa. In 2002 he earned a licentiate in spiritual theology from the Teresianum in Rome.
For a number
of years, Bishop Damphousse taught at the Manitoba Catholic School of Evangelization, and was vocations director for more than 12
years. Before being appointed Rector of the Cathedral, he was chaplain at St. Boniface Diocesan High School for five years. He gained
experience as a member of the Diocesan Finance Committee, the Presbyteral Council and of the Diocesan Commissions for Liturgy and
for Catechesis. He also served as the spiritual director of the TEC (To Encounter Christ) movement for eight years.
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