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 : 19,733
Families : 7,223

Chaleur Region
Christian Communities : 8
Catholic Population : 18,846
Familles : 5,802

Acadian Peninsula Region 
Christian Communities : 31
Catholic Population : 50,320
Families : 17,011

Parishes Report as of December 31st, 2018

Total Population
Catholics : 88,899
Non-Catholics :  8,000
Families : 30,036 (French : 27,451, English/Others : 2,585)

Priest and Religious Communities
Diocesan : 31
Religious : 12
Deacons : 0
Brothers : 0
Sisters : 120
Seminarians : 0
Members of Religious Families : 5

Sacraments
Baptisms : 563 in 2018 | 670 in 2017
First Communions : 509 in 2018 | 547 in 2017
Confirmation Candidates : 519 in 2018 | 528 in 2017
Marriages : 112 in 2018 | 104 in 2017
Funerals : 947 in 2018 | 1035 in 2017