A New Rector at Saint Joseph’s Oratory

Père Michael DeLaney, c.s.c.

Father Michael DeLaney, CSC

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Father Michael DeLaney, CSC, as Rector of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, succeeding Father Claude Grou, CSC, who has held this position with fervour and dedication for the past 15 years.

The installation ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 22, at 11 a.m. Due to health measures, only a very limited number of people may attend the ceremony. However, this special Mass will be broadcast live on the Oratory’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.


“I am very grateful and honored for this opportunity to continue the work of Saint Brother André so that his important mission reflects the values of our Congregation of Holy Cross. Saint Brother André was a model of hospitality, firmly believing that everyone he met, regardless of origin and beliefs, could share our faith by belonging to the Universal Church. This faith remains a great blessing in our lives”.

Brief Biographical Notes on Father Michael DeLaney, CSC.

Michael DeLaney was raised in Skaneateles (near Syracuse in the state of New York). He was admitted to the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1981 and ordained in 1987, after studying international relations at Georgetown University and theology at the University of Notre Dame.

He served in Portland and Chicago, and more recently in Santiago, Chile, where he was the Superior of the Holy Cross community for close to 10 years, in addition to being the Director at Saint George’s College. He founded the Peace Studies program at the school, a first of its kind in Chile, and oversaw the creation of an international house of formation in Santiago. Since 2015, he has been the Director of the Holy Cross Mission Center, which is based at the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana.

Photos of Father Michael DeLaney, CSC.

Famille DeLaney

Father DeLaney with his family.

Père Michael DeLaney

Father Michael DeLaney.

Photos of the November 22 Installation Mass