The Most Reverend Valery Vienneau

Archbishop of Moncton

Valéry Vienneau

The Most Reverend Valéry Vienneau

Archbishop of Moncton

Most Reverend Valéry Vienneau was born in Cap-­Pelé in the Diocese of Moncton, New Brunswick on October 13, 1947. He obtained a Baccalaureate in Arts, majoring in Philosophy in 1968 and a Baccalaureate in Education in 1971, both from the University of Moncton. He then taught in public schools in his home parish  prior to pursuing Theological studies at the Dominican College in Ottawa, and was awarded a Baccalaureate (1980) and a Master of Arts in Theology (1987).

Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Moncton on August 29, 1982, he then exercised the following ministries:


1982   Associate pastor at Shédiac;
1982-1984   Studies in Ottawa;
1984-1986   Pastor at Saint-Paul-de-Kent and Adamsville;
1986-1989   Pastor at Saint-Ignace and Kouchibouguac;
1989-1990     Pastor at Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and chaplain at the Stella Maris Hospital;
1990-1997     Pastor of Saint Joseph’s parish in Shédiac and at times also in Pointe-du-Chêne and chaplain at the Villa Providence;      
1997-1998    Pastor at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Moncton;
1997-2002     Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Moncton

Chaplain of the University of Moncton and Pastor of the University parish, Notre Dame de l’Acadie;

2000-2002     In charge of pastoral restructuring; and administrator from January to July 2001 in the pastoral unit of St. Bernard’s, Holy Family, Pointe-du-Chêne and the English Communities of Dieppe and Lakeburn.
2002   Diocesan Administrator of Moncton, sede vacante.
2002-2012     Bishop of Bathurst
2012-              Archbishop of Moncton

In addition, during the last years, Archbishop Vienneau taught some courses in religious studies at the University of Moncton (campus in Shippagan, École de la Foi in Moncton and also at faculty of nursing in Bathurst) and at the Université du troisième âge.