Diocese Newsletter - July 7th, 2020

From the Bishop's Office
This Friday our Bishop Monseigneur Daniel Jodoin will receive the seminarian Manoarii TEROIATEA as official candidate for the priesthood for the Diocese of Bathurst.
Manoarii, who has been a seminarian since January at the Grand Seminary in Montreal, will receive the admission rite. This rite is one of the three rites experienced by the candidate before receiving the sacrament of the Order.
Since Manoarii did his internship at Lamèque in 2018, this allowed him to be well known on the islands of Lamèque and Miscou. In addition, he was able to find a welcoming and spiritual family there who supported him and who was by his side.
The admission rite will be given to him in Notre-Dame-des-Flots Church this Friday, July 10 at 6 p.m.
In addition, due to COVID 19, no member of his family from Tahiti will of course be able to make the trip to come and attend the celebration or even visit our diocese. In order to make everything available to his family and to those who wish to follow the celebration of Manoarii’s admission rite, it will be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Diocese of Bathurst.
A simple celebration will allow us to celebrate this rite of admission and also to pray for priestly vocations for our diocese.
I invite you to repeat the vocation prayer that we published last year during the upcoming celebrations. This prayer is still very much relevant today and will unite us to Manoarii in his vocational journey as well as to all those who wish to respond to the Lord's call.
Patrick McGraw, priest, Vocations director
News of our priests
Birthdays in the month of July :

  • Father Fortunat McGraw
  • Father Nicolas Thériault
  • Father Godwin Obike, SMMM

News of our religious orders
No news
In our parishes... on our bulletins
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to listen to the Novena to the Good Saint Anne broadcast on CKLE-CJVA 94.1 FM from July 17 to 26 and also on social networks (Internet).

Due to the pandemic, the virtual novena will be transmitted from the Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens church in Caraquet and not from the Sainte-Anne-du-Bocage site. The virtual novena will start every evening with the rosary at 7:30pm followed by the Mass at 8pm. The rosary as well as the Mass will be broadcasted live on the Diocese of Bathurst Facebook page. The Radiobroadcast on the CKLE-CJVA 94.1 FM station will only begin at 8pm.
On Sunday July 26, Mass will be presided by our bishop starting at 10 a.m. in the Caraquet Church.
This year, certain parish priests or parish administrators within the diocese will preside over the celebrations of the novena on the evening entrusted to them. It is a first for the sanctuary, due to the instructions issued by the Ministry of Public Health and the Government of NB that we will not be able to celebrate in the historic chapel. It is also a first that there will not be an appointed preacher for the novena.
We hope that you will join us to live the novena to the good Saint Anne in another way.
To meet the great demand of the people, the board of directors has set up on a prayer corner on the site with the statue of Saint Anne since mid-June. A gift shop of religious objects and candles is also available from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Be assured, you can come walk, meditate, and pray on the site without worries as everything has been put in place for your health and safety.
A time for confessions will be offered during the novena from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. every evening except Saturdays July 18 and 25, 2020.
We thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

Father Régent Landry, v.g., administrator of the Sanctuary