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 : 114
Catholic Population : 19,700
Families : 6,571

Chaleur Region
Christian Communities : 8
Catholic Population : 20,064
Familles : 5,987

Acadian Peninsula Region 
Christian Communities : 31
Catholic Population : 51,642
Families : 26531

Parishes Report as of December 31st, 2016

Total Population
Catholics : 94,406
Non-Catholics :  8,000
Families : 39,089 (French : 36,231, English/Others : 2,858)

Priest and Religious Communities
Diocesan : 32
Religious : 5
Deacons : 0
Brothers : 0
Sisters : 124
Seminarians : 1
Members of Religious Families : 3

Sacraments
Baptisms : 616 (723 in 2015)
First Communions : 551 (551 in 2015)
Confirmation Candidates : 516 (892 in 2015)
Marriages : 148 (159 in 2015)
Funerals : 987 (1047 in 2015)