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Mother Marie-Rose Durocher named "Secondary Patron" of the Parish of Saint-Arsène

Recently, during the 10 o’clock Mass, celebrated by Robert Gagné, a Sulpician priest, Mother Marie-Rose Durocher was officially recognized as "Secondary Patron" of the parish of St-Arsène. The parish, located in the Montreal borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, had issued an invitation to parishioners in the weekly bulletin, under the title "We are celebrating Marie-Rose Durocher".

For this special celebration, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary from Marie-Rose-Durocher Residence, across the street from the parish, provided the singing during the Mass dedicated to their foundress.  Sister Monique Thériault accompanied them on the organ.

Some of the regular parishioners came to share the joy of the Sisters who were present. They were also joined by Sister Jacqueline Aubry, from the SNJM Mission Sector, who came with a friend who is a member of Les Soeurs Missionnaires du Christ-Roi.

During the Eucharistic celebration, Sister Denise Mercier gave a brief biography of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, and Sister Louise Danis read the prayer intentions.

At present, the statue of Mother Marie-Rose can be found in the sanctuary of the church while awaiting its transfer to the alcove that is reserved for her.

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