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Presbyteral Council

The Presbyteral Council assists the bishop in the fulfillment of his pastoral ministry by serving as a principal consultative body. The Presbyteral Council, comprised of diocesan and religious priests who are elected, appointed, and ex officio members, functions in accordance with canons 495-501 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

Most Rev. Peter A. Libasci, D.D., president
Rev. Michael Gendron, chairman
Rev. Andrew Nelson, vice chairman
Rev. Volney DeRosia, secretary

Ex Officio Members

Very Rev. Georges F. de Laire, J.C.L., Vicar for Canonical Affairs
Very Rev. Jason Y. Jalbert, Vicar General
Very Rev. Shawn M. Therrien, Vicar General
Rev. Msgr. C. Peter Dumont, College of Consultors
Very Rev. Marc Gagne, College of Consultors
Rev. John Bucchino, OFM, College of Consultors

Elected Members

Term expiration after name

Rev. Michael Gendron, Amoskeag Deanery (2022)
Rev. Adrian Longchamps, Capital Deanery (2020)
Very Rev. Marc Drouin, Lakes Region Deanery (2021)
Very Rev. Alan Tremblay, Monadnock Deanery (2022)
Rev. Volney DeRosia, Rockingham Deanery (2021)
Rev. Andrew Nelson, Seacoast Deanery (2020)
Rev. Marcos Gonzalez-Torres, Souhegan Deanery (2022)
Very Rev. Shawn Therrien, Upper Valley Deanery (2020)
vacant, White Mountain Deanery (2021)
Rev. Sebastian Susairaj, H.G.N., Non-Incardinated Priests (2022)
Rev. Msgr. Charles DesRuisseaux, Retired Priests (2022)

Appointed Member
Rev. Michael S. Taylor, J.C.L. (2021)