New Brunswick is currently facing its largest wave of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. "The Delta variant of the fourth wave of the pandemic has hit our province much harder than previous waves, and we are feeling the full impact," said Health Minister Dorothy Shephard. Fortunately, over the past five days, the number of active cases has decreased by about 30%, which is an encouraging sign.
To commemorate the beginning of our Diocese's Synodal Process a special Eucharist celebration was presided by our Bishop Msgr Daniel Jodoin on Sunday, October 17 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bathurst.
Here is Msgr Jodoin's Homily for the opening of the diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality (Cathedral, 17 October 2021)
The Diocese of Moncton Council prepared a documentary (in French) which aired in the Moncton area during the week of October 11th to the 15th. This documentary will air on Rogers TV in the Bathurst region Thursday, October 21st at 3:oo pm and Sunday, October 24th at 1:00 pm.
You can also watch the documentary DEVELOPPEMENT ET PAIX NB on YouTube.
Father Anthony Fyk, who had a study term among us a few years ago, was ordained on July 31, 2021 in the Diocese of Portsmouth in England.
We wish him Good Luck !
And we remain united with him in prayer.
The Diocese of Bathurst wishes to mark the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today is a day to honor the missing children, the survivors of the residential school system, as well as their families and their communities.
With the faithful of our Diocese, I stand united today with our indigenous brothers and sisters, in particular those who reside within our Diocese, so that this day may be a source of comfort, peace and hope.
The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops issued the preparatory document for the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which will take place during the month of October 2023 on the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communication, Participation and Mission”.
Canadian Bishops Announce $30M National Financial Pledge to Support Healing and Reconciliation Initiatives
27 September 2021 – Ottawa – The Bishops of Canada, as a tangible expression of their commitment to walk with the Indigenous Peoples of this land along the pathway of hope, are making a nation-wide collective financial commitment to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families, and their communities.
We, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, take this opportunity to affirm to you, the Indigenous Peoples of this land, that we acknowledge the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality, failing to respect the rich history, traditions and wisdom of Indigenous Peoples.