Diocesan Statistics


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

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

Regions

Restigouche Region
Christian Communities : 14
Catholic Population : 17,525
Families : 5,883

Chaleur Region
Christian Communities : 8
Catholic Population : 21,150
Familles : 6,029

Acadian Peninsula Region 
Christian Communities : 31
Catholic Population : 50,935
Families : 17,016

Parishes Report as of December 31st, 2017

Total Population
Catholics : 89,610
Non-Catholics :  8,000
Families : 28,928 (French : 26,928, English/Others : 2,138)

Priest and Religious Communities
Diocesan : 31
Religious : 10
Deacons : 0
Brothers : 0
Sisters : 122
Seminarians : 0
Members of Religious Families : 3

Sacraments
Baptisms : 670 in 2017 | 616 in 2016
First Communions : 547 in 2017 | 551 in 2016
Confirmation Candidates : 528 in 2017 | 516 in 2016
Marriages : 104 in 2017 | 148 in 2016
Funerals : 1035 in 2017 | 987 in 2016