Diocesan Statistics


The DIOCESE OF BATHURST was formed in Chatham on May 8, 1860 and was transferred to Bathurst on May 15, 1938.

The Patroness of the diocese :Our Lady of the Assumption (S.C.R., January 19, 1938)
Titular of the Cathdral : Sacred Heart of Jesus

Regions

Restigouche Region
Parishes : 17
Catholic Population : 20,171
Families : 6,788

Chaleur Region
Parishes : 8
Catholic Population : 20,585
Familles : 5,938

Acadian Peninsula Region 
Parishes : 31
Catholic Population : 51,965
Families : 17,474

Parishes Report as of December 31st, 2015

Total Population
Catholics : 92,721
Non-Catholics : 10,000
Families : 30,200 (French : 27,337, English/Others : 2,863)

Priest and Religious Communities
Diocesan : 37
Religious : 5
Deacons : 0
Brothers : 0
Sisters : 124
Seminarians : 1
Members of Religious Families : 4

Sacraments
Baptisms : 723 (750 in 2014)
First Communions : 551 (536 in 2014)
Confirmation Candidates : 862 (592 in 2014)
Marriages : 159 (172 in 2014)
Funerals : 1047 (914 in 2014)