PRINCE ALBERT — On April 7, the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) held a Long Service Awards celebration recognizing the commitment and contributions of longtime individual and organizational volunteers. Among them was Diocese of Prince Albert vicar-general Rev. Maurice Fiolleau, who received an award for his 25 years of service with the region.
When he was first ordained in 1991, Fiolleau was appointed assistant pastor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Prince Albert, chaplain to the Holy Family and Victoria Union Hospitals, the Provincial Correction Centre, as well as the Pineview Terrace long-term care and Herb Bassett care homes in Prince Albert.
From January to June of 1993, he was appointed to the parishes in Melfort and Kinistino, visiting homes and hospitals in both cities while carrying on as chaplain in Prince Albert two days a week.
Later that year in August, he was moved to St. Louis, where he cared for Domremy and Crystal Springs as well. He continued to visit the Prince Albert and Wakaw hospitals and nursing home. In 1998, the town parishes of Alvena, Bonne Madone and Wakaw were added to his pastoral responsibilities.
In 2000, he moved to Sacred Heart Cathedral in Prince Albert as full-time pastor, continuing pastoral care to Pineview Terrace and visiting parishioners in the hospital as needed. He was appointed vicar-general of the Diocese of Prince Albert in 2010, and chaplain for the Herb Bassett Care Home in 2011.
Fiolleau expressed his surprise at receiving the letter in the mail informing him of the volunteer service awards.
“I love what I do, it’s part of who I am. If it’s the gift God game me, I have to use it.”
Celebrating five-year milestone volunteer service awards were Revs. Travis Myrheim, D.J. Vu and Tuan Doan.