Diocese Newsletter - August 4, 2020

From the Bishop's Office
The DIOCESE NEWSLETTER will take a publishing hiatus from August 10th to August 30th, 2020.
News of our priests
Birthdays in the month of August :

  • Father Zoël Saulnier
  • Father Jean-Marc Guérette
  • Father Claude Pinet

News of our religious orders

Sale of the mother-house, the infirmary and the Centre Espérance center - On May 1st, 2020, the Groupe Fari enterprise officially took possesion of three of our buildings in Campbellton : the mother-house (now Résidence Le Phare), the infirmary (Pavillon Edmée-Martin) and the Centre Espérance center. The f.m.a. sisters have now rent 2 full floors of the Résidence Le Phare and the entire Pavillon Edmée-Martin. The Centre Espérance center is rented for a few years still so that it may continu its mission. The addresses remain the same, however, to call the residence or the pavillon please use (506) 753-5046 and follow the instructions. After needed renovations, the residence will be able to welcome more rentees. We are happy that the mother-house may continue to be a beacon in the area.
Triduum of the Assumption of Mary - LAugust 11, 12 and 13, to prepare for the Feast of the Assumption, Father Robert McGraw, our parish priest, will preside a Triduum at the Residence Le Phare. The theme of the Triduum will be "Let us sow hope with Mary". Due to the pandemic, will be unfortunately not be able to welcome people from the area as we have done in the past. We will however pray for the people of our Diocese, our associates and Msgr Daniel, as well as for priests, members of religious orders and for Acadians everywhere. 
August 14 and 15 - Feast of the Assumption of Mary - LThe everning of August 14th, we will celebrate the solemn vespers in spiritual communion with others throughout the world. On August 15th, we will celebrate Mary, our mother and patron saint, as well as the religious anniversaries of 18 of our sisters :  four (4) for their 70th anniversary, nine (9) for their 65th anniversary, three (3) for their 60th anniversary and one (1) from the Philipines who is celebrating her 25th anniversary. Sister Dolores, superior general, is celebrating here golden jubilee. It will be a day filled with joy and many thanks to God for all the good we have received and for Mary's presence among us on our journey. To each and every one of you - Happy Feast of the Assumption! and Happy Acadian Day! 
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In our parishes... on our bulletins
The Sacred Heart Thrift Shop located at the Diocese Retreat Center, 775 College Street in Bathurst, is organising a yard sale. Everything that one can fit in a shopping bag for 5$. The yard sale will take place from August 8th to the 11th from 8am to 4pm. Come out and support a great cause. The moneys received will go towards the proper functioning of the thrift shop. 
TRIDUUM to MARY with the Famille Myriam : Wednesday night, August 12th, from 7pm to 9pm / Thursday, August 13th, from 9am to 9 pm / Friday morning, August 14th, at the Famille Myriam-de-la-Paix, 000 rue des Chalets, Sheila.   Everyone must bring their own lunch and chair. Donations are voluntary. Please register by phone at 395-4455. We respect physical distances requirements. 
MYRIAM'S SPAGHETTI TAKE OUT :  Saturday, August 22nd, from 4:30pm top 6:30pm, at the Famille Myriam–de-la-Paix, 1000 rue des Chalets, Sheila. Profits to go towards their mission. Adult 10$, 12 years and under 5$  Cash only. Physical distancing requirements will be observed throughout the event. For more informations please call 395-4455. Orders may be phoned in advanced !