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 : 22,996
Families : 7,427

Chaleur Region
Parishes : 8
Catholic Population : 18,033
Familles : 8,840

Acadian Peninsula Region 
Parishes : 31
Catholic Population : 55,601
Families : 17,455

Parishes Report as of December 31st, 2014

Total Population
Catholics : 96,630
Non-Catholics : 10,000
Families : 33,722 (French : 28,117, English/Others : 3,028)

Priest and Religious Communities
Diocesan : 37
Religious : 5
Deacons : 0
Brothers : 0
Sisters : 126
Seminarians : 1
Members of Religious Families : 4

Sacraments
Baptisms : 750 (754 in 2013)
First Communions : 536 (--)
Confirmation Candidates : 592 (--)
Marriages : 172 (156 in 2013)
Funerals : 914 (945 in 2013)