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 : 12 (Français : 6 | English : 6)
Catholic Population : 20,205 (Français : 16,440 | English : 3,765)
Catholic Families : 7,550 (Français : 6,375 | English : 1,175)

Chaleur Region
Christian Communities : 9 (Français : 7 | English : 2)
Catholic Population : 18,946 (Français : 15,537 | English : 3,409)
Catholic Familles : 5,763 (Français : 19,906 | English : 107)

Acadian Peninsula Region 
Christian Communities : 30 (Français : 30 | English : --)
Catholic Population : 50,260 (Français : 49,907 | English : 353)
Catholic Families : 20,013 (Français : 19,906 | English : 107)

Parishes Report as of December 31st, 2019

Total Population
Global Population : 106,070
Catholic Population : 89,411 (Français : 81,884 | English : 7,527)
Catholic Families : 30,322 (Français : 28,054 | English : 2,268)

Priest and Religious Communities
Diocesan priests : 30
Religious priests : 12
Permanen deacons : 1
Brothers : 3
Sisters : 113
Seminarians : 0
Members of Religious Families : 4

Sacraments
Baptisms : 514 in 2019 | 563 in 2018
First Communions : 462 in 2019 | 509 in 2018
Confirmation Candidates : 472 in 2019 | 519 in 2018
Marriages : 75 in 2019 | 112 in 2018
Funerals : 940 in 2019 | 947 in 2018