60 Years of Priesthood

June 02, 2013
St. Césaire

Father Yves Normandin is ordained priest on May 31st 1953. He became famous for in the 80ties when travelling across Canada saying mass for traditional groups of faithfull in more than 30 places in Canada.

“A Priest Out in the Cold” is the title of a well-known work. On June 2nd, 2013, Father Yves Normandin is coming back into the cold down into the street again, but this time he will be accompanied by all of us for the Feast of Corpus Christi at Saint Cesaire. The ceremony will begin with Mass at 10:00AM followed by a procession around noon.

The SSPX is well aware that it is greatly indebted to Father Normandin, who, before the arrival of our priests in 1977, had laboured to gather together a large part of the faithful who would later frequent our chapels.

In order to express our gratitude, to honour the Catholic Priesthood in him and to beg the Lord that he continue sending labourers into his vineyard, everyone is invited to assist at the Feast of Corpus Christi here in Saint Cesaire on June 2nd, 2013 and to celebrate Father Normandin’s sixtieth anniversary of priesthood.

This day will equally be the occasion to honour other priests who ardently laboured in this country. To cite only those celebrating jubilees, Father Dominique Boulet will celebrate his 25 years of priesthood; Father Gueguin his 20 years; Father Medard his 15 years and Father d’André his 10 years.