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:

With his usual eloquence, forcefulness and relevance to our lived reality, Archbishop Bohan addressed social justice in his keynote address to the Archdiocese of Regina Social Justice Conference held on Saturday 18 October 2014 at Vanier Collegiate Catholic High School in Moose Jaw, SK.. His Grace tied in his remarks with the teaching of Pope Francis. To listen to his talk click below.

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Dear friends, we set out today on a great adventure for our Church here in Regina as we begin the Formation Program for the Permanent Diaconate for our Archdiocese. I consider this to be a blessing from God and I say “thank you” to God for all of you who are candidates and for you wives who journey through this time of formation with you. You have acted positively in response to what is a call from God and I pray that the four years ahead will bear much fruit for you and for Jesus Christ and his Church.

My dear sisters and brothers, it is a great pleasure for me to be here as your bishop to celebrate with you the 100th anniversary of your parish. As with many of the parishes in our archdiocese, the first priests to come to Shaunavon over one hundred years ago celebrated Mass in various homes throughout the district. For  over 100 years now, the Catholic Community has lived and celebrated its faith in this community.

We know the church is not first of all a building of wood and plaster. Rather the church is a...