Regional Bishop’s Office - Western Pastoral RegionPhone -
416-207-4983Fax – email@example.com
Bishop John A. Boissonneau is Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto with responsibility
for the Western Region that includes 70 parishes in the western part of the City
of Toronto and the Regional Municipality of Peel-Dufferin. Bishop Boissonneau
was born in Toronto and ordained to the priesthood on December 14, 1974. He
served at the Chancery office and after graduate studies served from 1982 until
2001 in the education of priests at St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto. In
additional to his regional responsibilities, he is also Vicar for Christian
Education, Vicar for Liturgy and Archdiocesan Liaison with the Catholic
Faculties of Theology.
Per chevron Argent and Azure in chief two Baskets of three loaves Azure and
in base a Basket of two fish Argent.
The blue chevron represents both Lake Ontario and the dome of St. Augustine’s
Seminary where the bishop spent half his life as a student and a Faculty member.
It also represents the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.
The three baskets, two filled with bread and one filled with fish, represent
the abundance of God’s loving care in the person of Jesus as symbolized by the
gospel miracle of feeding of the five thousand.
The baskets also allow for a play on words between the Old French word for a
basket, “boisseau”, and the bishop’s family name.
Ut sit in Domino fiducia tua – So that
your trust may be in the Lord – is from the Book of Proverbs 22:19 and expresses
the central theme of the bishop’s previous ministry in priestly formation. His
goals is to lead others in faith to trust the Lord with their lives, confident
of the abundance of His loving care for them.