Bishop's Office and Information
Welcome to our diocesan website! I hope that the information here helps you. But also, I hope that it is of support for you as you share the Good News of our Risen Lord with those near you.
+Bishop Paul Terrio
Bienvenu a notre site diocésain et j’espère que nos informations vous seront utiles. Mais, j’espère surtout qu’elles vous soient un soutien dans le partage de la Bonne Nouvelle de notre Seigneur avec ceux et celles que vous côtoyiez.
Qu’Il vous bénisse,
+Mgr Paul Terrio
Most Rev. Paul Terrio
B.A., L.Th., Cert.Ed., Ph.L. Bishop of St. Paul
Born on May 4, 1943, in Montreal; ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a teaching certificate from Concordia University, a Licentiate in Theology from the University of Montreal and a Licentiate in Philosophy from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He worked as Parochial Victor of the Cathedral of Montreal to 1975 and taught at College de Montréal until 1983. As a Sulpician he served at the Seminary of Brasilia and in 1994 joined the formation team at St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton. He served as pastor to two parishes in the Archdiocese of Edmonton and as Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese. He was working as President of Newman Theological College when Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of St. Paul on October 18, 2012. He was ordained to the episcopate on December 12, 2012.
Symbolism of the armorial bearings of the Most Reverend Paul Terrio
- The red field and Roman sword are taken from the coat of arms of the diocese of Saint-Paul and evoke the faith witness and martyrdom of the saint and patron of the diocese. They also allude to the bishop’s personal name.
- The upper field in blue with the gold star is for the Stella Maris of our Lady of the Assumption who is the Patron of the Acadian peoples of Bishop Paul’s paternal heritage.
- The golden lion can evoke our Lord himself, as the Lion of Judah but also the family shield (Harper) of the bishop’s maternal heritage.
- The white dove can allude to the Holy Spirit of love and peace but also to the Terriot family crest.
- The black moon crescent is from the image of our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas and on whose feast day the bishop received episcopal ordination.
- Latin for “and the power of his resurrection” (Phil. 3,10)