Thursday 3 April 2014

R.I.P. Bishop Lacey

Today, the Archdiocese of Toronto announced the death of retired Auxiliary Bishop M. Pearse Lacey.
He passed away yesterday evening at the age of 97.
Read the media release here.

Then pastor of Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish, Etobicoke, Rev. Lacey is pictured in 1965.
He administered the building of Transfiguration of Our Lord church, rectory and school.
Photographs Special Collection, PH 16/03 P
Official portrait of Bishop Lacey in episcopal choir dress
by Newsome Photography, [199-]
Photographs Special Collection, PH 16/01 CP
Bishop Lacey was one of three auxiliaries appointed under Cardinal Carter's administration.
He served the Western Region of the Archdiocese of Toronto from 1979 to 1993, when he retired.
Bishop Lacey fonds, episcopal ordination program.
In honour of Bishop Lacey's 90th birthday, Blessed Trinity Parish distributed a prayer card featuring an image
of Pope John Paul II painted by Bishop Lacey.

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