Fr. Paul-Emile Côté passes away

In his homily, Bishop Albert Thévenot related how Fr. Côté would give money to the needy he met in St. Boniface.  He would encourage them to buy a coffee or something to eat, he strived to make people happy.  He explained “how God, the Eternal Artist, creates magnificent works of art, roses of love in our life” just as Fr. Côté painted beautiful red roses of different colors, using plain shoe polish.  “Shoe polish is meant for shoes, yet Fr. Côté created roses.”  He commented on Fr. Côté’s deep love for the Word of God, especially the psalms.  He encouraged everyone to pray them.  The Bishop added,” Father was a true man of prayer.”

Born April 6, 1913 in St-Pierre-Jolys, MB, Fr. Côté attended school at the convent for grades one to twelve.  He completed two years of school at Clerc St. Viateur as a religious brother.  There, he taught with the religious order in Montreal for thirty two years. 

He attended St. Paul’s College, St. Boniface Seminary and St. Charles Scholasticate for theological studies.  Over the next twenty five years, he would take studies in philosophy and catechetics at the University in Sherbrooke, English literature, arts, composition and  philosophy at the universities of Winnipeg, Alberta, Ottawa and Fordham.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Catechetics.

On December 28, 1968, after thirty three years of religious life, he became a priest.  He was ordained at the age of fifty five in St. Pierre Jolys, MB.  Under then Bishop Laurent Morin, he came to serve in the Diocese of Prince Albert and ministered to parishes for forty six years in Prince Albert, Melfort, Tisdale, Rosthern, North Battleford and St. Louis.

Clergy singing the Ave Maria and the Salve Regina with fervor, brought tears and joy and an experience of deep brotherly love to everyone.

An Edmonton policeman who met Fr. Côté at the age of 19, witnessed to the lasting influence on him at a young age, “I am who and what I am today with credit to Fr. Côté.”  

Latest Updates

Catholic Education: Make your voice be heard!!

News and Events
on 28 April 2017

Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association Catholic Education in Saskatchewan:  A People of Faith Advocacy Letter for Elected Officials 

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE 138th Annual Pilgrimage 2017

Parish/Diocesan Announcements
on 25 April 2017

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SHRINE   138th Annual Pilgrimage 2017 ,St. Laurent, SK. (north east of Duck Lake)  July 16th & 17th, August 15th, September 8th, 2017  "Mary, Mother of Jesus"...

93rd Annual Pilgrimage in Honour of St. Theresa of the Little Flower on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Parish/Diocesan Announcements
on 25 April 2017

93rd Annual Pilgrimage in Honour of St. Theresa of the Little Flower on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at  Beginning:  Registration at 8:30 am    The theme...  Confirmation/ St. Theresa/ Family of...

Diocesan and Parish Announcements April 24, 2017

Parish/Diocesan Announcements
on 24 April 2017

Diocesan and Parish Announcements April 24, 2017   Diocesan Events Bishop's Monthly Video and Letter http://www.padiocese.ca/our-diocese19/bishops-monthly-letter-and-video.html Most Rev. Albert Thévenot M. Afr., Bishop of Prince Albert monthly video. Theme is...

Diocesan and Parish Announcements April 18, 2017

Parish/Diocesan Announcements
on 19 April 2017

Diocesan and Parish Announcements April 18, 2017   Diocesan Events Bishop's Monthly Video and Letter Most Rev. Albert Thévenot M. Afr., Bishop of Prince Albert monthly video and newsletter. Theme...

Easter Greetings from Bishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr.

Bishop's Monthly Pastoral Letters and Videos
on 13 April 2017

Christ is Risen, Alleluia!! Happy Easter                         Christ est ressuscité, Alleluia!! Joyeuses Pâques

Diocese of Prince Albert Chrism Mass 2017

News Articles
on 12 April 2017
Diocese of Prince Albert Chrism Mass 2017

“We Are All Consecrated to Serve”, was the theme for the Diocese of Prince Albert Chrism Mass that was held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday, April 8, 2017....

Short videos responding to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide:

Social Justice
on 12 April 2017

Short videos responding to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: A series of short locally-prepared videos about “Finding the Gifts in a World of Choices” have been produced in Saskatchewan under the direction...

WYD Latest Updates

Pilgrimage Itinerary

BASIC ITINERARY (July 17 – Aug 3, 2016) July 17, Day 1    Depart from Saskatoon to Berlin, Germany July 18, Day 2    Arrive in Berlin. Travel by doubled-deck...

Polish History

Polish History

To have a basic knowledge of Polish history, it is an essential and necessary part of our preparation for the pilgrimage to Poland in 2016.  Here you will take a...

Polish Pilgrimage Sites

Polish Pilgrimage Sites

There are many beautiful places in Poland worth of exploring in our Pilgrimage of a Lifetime in 2016. Here you are invited to a virtual journey of moral and spiritual...

Polish Customs

Polish Customs

Poland has very unique customs and traditions deeply connected to Slavic and Christian roots. Here you will learn about the people of Poland, their customs and their way of life....

Contacts

For general information about the Diocese of Prince Albert, please contact us at:
  info (@) padiocese.ca
 (306) 922-4747
 (306) 922-4754
 1415 - 4th Ave. West, Prince Albert, SK. S6V 5H1
Weekdays: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm

 

Proudly ministrering alongside  www.cmic.infoProudly ministering alongside 
Catholic Missions in Canada
www.cmic.info

Login

Administrators Login