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 


Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 13:36
Ash Wednesday Homely
(given at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bathurst)
     We are already in Lent, a time that is dear to us as believers because this time allows us to deepen our faith and to prepare ourselves well for the beautiful feast of Easter, the feast of the Resurrection of Christ but also, and we should not forget it, the promise of our own resurrection. This Easter feast is truly at the heart of our faith, the source of our joy and our hope as Christians.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 08:52

From the Bishop's Office 

This year, the World Day of the Sick is on the theme: "You have only one master and you are all brothers (Mt 23, 8) ”. 
The celebration of the 29th World Day of the Sick, which will take place on February 11, 2021, in memory of Our-Lady of Lourdes, is a good time to pay special attention to sick people and to those who assist them, both in places dedicated to care and within families and communities.

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 16:36

From the Bishop's Office

Bishop's Residence
Office of the Bishop
Diocese of Bathurst


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