The Diocese of Bathurst is a French Catholic Diocese in Northeastern New Brunswick serving 12 parishes comprised of 51 Christian communities, of which 8 are english-speaking.
From the Bishop's Office 


Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 16:32

Diocese of Bathurst
Bathurst, NB

January 5th, 2021

As you may have learned, Premier Blain Higgs announced this afternoon that the whole province will be passing into the Orange Phase as of midnight tonight.

Here are the requirements according to the province's recovery plan : 

Dominical Celebrations :

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 13:15

The French newspaper "L'Acadie Nouvelle" has prepared a special publication entitled "La nouvelle église Saint-Paul de Bas-Caraquet (The new Saint Paul church in Bas-Caraquet)" which was included in the daily paper for December 29th, 2020.

You may presure the original French publication in PDF format at the bottom of this page.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 09:13

Here is the link to see the funeral of Father Gérald Boudreau which took place on December 22, 2020 at the church of Petit-Rocher:

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 09:03

  Christmas, the holiday of love, reminds us that we are not made to live alone, but quite the opposite, to be in a constant relationship with God, who comes close to us by the birth of his Son in our midst; a Son who became our brother, a master, and the Messiah, so long awaited by all humanity. In communion with Him, we are constantly brought to create ever closer ties with the members of our families and those who surround us, in particular the poorest, the destitute, the sick, the suffering, the people who are alone.

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:45

From the Bishop's Office 
Wonderful Christmas Concerts

Bishop Jodoin recently attended Christmas concerts in the Christian communities of Holy Family, Sacred Heart Cathedral, and Beresford. Congratulations to all the participants and the organizers of these events.
Opening of the Bas-Caraquet Church

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 16:29
Diocese de Bathurst
Bathurst, NB
December 11, 2020 
Resignation of Fr. Patrick McGraw
The Bishop of Bathurst advised that Fr. Patrick McGraw, formerly of the Lamèque parish grouping, has resigned from the position of parish pastor and has asked to be laicised.  
The request comes following a complaint being made by an adult male who alleges that Fr. Patrick McGraw involved him in an inappropriate sexual relationship. 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 15:11

From the Bishop's Office
Pope Francis today publishes the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (With a Father's Heart) on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron Saint of the Universal Church. It also decrees a “special year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 11:57

From the Bishop's Office
It was with much sorrow that we learned of the passing of Sister Jeanne Bizet, who died at the age of 97. She was the founder of the Myriam Beth’lehem Family. On behalf of our great family that is the Diocese of Bathurst and on my own behalf, I would like to express my sincere condolences to all the members of the Myriam Family, especially to the members who are with us at Maison Myriam-de-la-Paix in Sheila. May the Lord fill you with peace in these difficult times.