Mgr. Luc Cyr 2011-
The eighth Bishop and the fifth Archbishop Mgr Luc Cyr 2011-
Biographic record :
Born in Saint-Jérôme on 21 November 1953, he was ordained priest on 29 August 1980, in Saint-Jérôme’s Sainte-Paule parish by Mgr. Charles Valois, bishop of the diocese. From 1980 to 1984, he was curate for Saint-Jérôme’s Cathedral and Terrebonne’s Saint-Louis-de-France parish. After his spirituality studies in Florence (1984-1985) and in moral theology in Rome’s Académie alphonsienne (1985-1987), he was named parish priest of Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption in Blainville (1987-1994) and then vicar general for Saint-Jérôme diocese (1994-2001); he accompanied future priests (1992) and was pastoral zone animator in the diocese of Saint-Jérôme (1994-2001). Named Prelate of Honour in 1999, he was appointed Bishop of Valleyfield on 10 May 2001; he was ordained in Valleyfield’s Sainte-Cécile Basilica-Cathedral on 17 June 2001. Promoted Archbishop of Sherbrooke on 26 July 2011, he began his episcopal ministry on 29 September 2011.
He became, in 2011, chancellor of the Université de Sherbrooke and chancellor of the Séminaire de Sherbrooke. Delegate of the Conference of Canadian Catholic Bishops to the francophone sector for Charismatic Renewal (2011), he presided the Laity Committee (2011-2012) and was a membrer on the executive of the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops in 2011-2012. He is also a membrer of its Permanent Council (2011-2015) and president of its Communities and Ministries Council (2012-2015). Since 2015, he is co treasurer of the Conference of Canadian Catholic Bishops and vice-president of the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops