This Easter season has been a time of blessing.
We continue to thank God for the gift of our new auxiliary bishop, who was appointed by the Holy Father on Tuesday of Easter Week.
I have had the privilege to serve with Bishop-elect Marc Trudeau for these past eight years. He is a very fine priest, a man of prayer and a man of service.
As a priest, he has always had a heart for his people. He is close to them in their joys and sorrows and in the challenges they face in their everyday lives. I know he is going to be, as Pope Francis likes to say, “a shepherd who knows the smell of his sheep.”