Mons. Michael Pearse Lacey, retired auxiliary bishop of Toronto, was on his fourth private pilgrimage in Medjugorje from October 9 to 17, 2005. He came with a group of pilgrims from Canada. He was following the usual program for pilgrims, and was hearing confessions. At the Parish office, Mons. Lacey met the Franciscans serving in Medjugorje.
Mons. Lacey was ordained a priest in 1943, and a bishop in 1979. He retired in 1993. He came for the first time to Medjugorje in 1987. He believes that Our Lady is appearing here.