Bishop's Residence

The home of Bishop Richard Grecco, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlottetown is located in Cornwall.  The following information was provided by Father Art O'Shea. 

The bishop's residence at York Point was built in 1977 or 1978 for lawyer John Keaveney and family.  It came up for sale and in July of 1984 the diocese bought it for the bishop to live in.  At that time the offices of the diocese were in rented quarters downtown and the decision was made to move these to North River Road where the bishops had been living and to get a house for the bishop away from the new office complex which became known as the Diocesan Pastoral Centre.

Why York Point?  It is said that when the bishop saw this property, among others, he immediately felt that it was the real thing for quiet and prayerful reflection and so it is.  I feel sure that the next two bishops have felt the same way. 

Bishop James MacDonald was the first to occupy the house, from 1984 to 1991;  then Bishop Vernon Fougere from 1992 to 2009 and presently Bishop Richard Grecco from 2009 to the present.

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