: Short Biography :
Archbishop Albert LeGatt, D.D.
Archbishop of Saint Boniface
Most Reverend Albert LeGatt was born on May 6, 1953 in Melfort, SK, to Joseph and Emma LeGatt and attended school at St. Brieux (1959-1967) and at Le Collège Notre Dame, St. Louis, SK (1967-1971).
He studied at Le Collège de St. Boniface (University of Manitoba) obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (with majors in Philosophy and French) in 1974.
For the next three years he served as a CUSO (Canadian University Services Overseas) volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, teaching French in a secondary school.
He entered Le Grand Séminaire de Québec in 1977 pursuing studies in theology at l’Université Laval. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 1983 by Bishop Blaise Morand in St. Brieux, SK. He served as assistant pastor, then pastor in a number of parishes in Prince Albert (1983-2000).
He pursued his studies in Pastoral Liturgy at the University Notre Dame, Southbend, Indiana, USA (2000-2001). He was involved in the Diocese of Prince Albert as co-ordinator of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, Director of Vocations and Consultor.
He was named Bishop of the Diocese of Saskatoon on July 26, 2001 by Pope John Paul II and ordained on October 5, 2001 in St. Patrick’s Church, Saskatoon, by Bishop Blaise Morand. He has served on the Catholic Aboriginal Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. He serves presently on the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy.
On July 3, 2009 he was appointed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Manitoba.