Archbishop Mallon

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Peter Joseph Mallon was born on December 5, 1929 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. He received the greater part of his elementary schooling in Terrace, B.C., until his family moved to Vancouver. He attended high school at Christ the King Seminary, directed by the Benedictines.

Archbishop MallonAfter continuing his studies in philosophy and theology with the Benedictines at Mission, B.C., he was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1956 at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver. He ministered at the Cathedral, first as assistant and later as rector, from 1956 to 1982.

In 1982, he became pastor of St. Anthony's Parish, West Vancouver, until his ordination as Bishop of Nelson, B.C. on February 2, 1990.

On June 9, 1995, Most Reverend Peter Mallon was appointed sixth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Regina and was installed on July 11, 1995.

In 1998, with the restructuring of the diocese of Saskatchewan, the diocese of Gravelbourg ceased to exist, and the Archdiocese of Regina was rejoined to the greater part of the (former) diocese of Gravelbourg.

Archbishop Mallon celebrated his 75th birthday on December 5, 2004. He retired in 2005 after 9 and a half years as Archbishop of Regina. He celebrated his 50th anniversary as a priest on May 27, 2006.

Bishop Peter succumbed to cancer on February 3, 2007. A celebration of his life was celebrated at Holy Rosary Cathedral on February 8, 2007. 

Ministries:

Dear friends, I certainly commend you all for coming out on this wintery spring day to give witness to the Gospel of Life. For all of us who follow Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life, for all of us who follow his teachings as our guide through life, to stand up and proclaim the Gospel of Life something that is very, very important.

Dear friends,

Today we bring to a close the Easter Octave. Perhaps many don’t realize that the Church celebrates Easter Day for eight days. It is such an important event that one day is not enough, so for eight days in the prayers of the Church it is Easter Day.

My dear friends, we come together to celebrate Mass on this Canada Day to say thank you to God for the blessings we enjoy and to pray for our country. In the Opening Prayer of this Mass we pray for three things. First we pray for our political leaders, for those who govern us. We ask God to grant them wisdom. Wisdom is a word we use a lot. I have just finished celebrating Confirmation in the archdiocese, visiting thirty parishes and Confirming hundreds of children. As you all know well, Wisdom is the first gift given to us when we receive...