From the Bishop's Office

On Sunday, June 9th, at the celebration of the Pentecost presided by Msgr Jodoin, thirteen young adults received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The francophone RCIA team accompanied and prepared them.
For the last ten months, the Saint-Pierre parish has welcomed an intern from Tahiti. Mr. Manoarii Teroiatea. Last Sunday, June 9th, he returned to his country. Mrs. Jackie Plourde and other parish employees accompanied him to the airport. It was an emotional farewell.
A “Thank You Party” organised for Mgr Molinas was held, with great success, last Sunday at the Sainte-Anne-du-Bocage shrine in Caraquet. The nice weather encouraged several people to attend. It was a grand event. Thank You Mgr Molinas!

News of our priests

This year the Diocese will celebrate the jubilees of five priests, here are their names:

  • Father Jean-Gilles Haché (50th)
  • Father Jean-Marc Guérette (45th)
  • Father Nicolas Thériault (40th)
  • Father Robert McGraw (35th)
  • Father Keith Goldrup (25th)

Congratulations! A feast is organized for Thursday, June 13th to celebrate their jubilees.
News of our religious orders

The Saturday, June 15th, the sisters from the Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy congregation will participate in the International Festival organized by the Chaleur Region’s Multicultural Association. They will have a booth where they will be presenting their country and their community. They will be at the Beresford arena from noon to 6pm. Come visit their country without taking a plane! Admission is free. Welcome to all!

In our parishes …  
Diocesan Collection for the Diocesan Retreat Center : The collection will be on the weekend of June 15 and 16. 
At the last priest's council meetingit was decided that a diocesan collection would be passed to help the Diocesan Retreat Cetner. We have sent you a remittance slip for the collection.  
Blessing of animals : Our Bishop, Msgr Daniel Jodoin, will bless animals during a special celebration on Sunday, June 16 at 3pm at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bathurst. This blessing reminds us that animals are creatures of God, and must be respected and loved. By this blessing the Church recognizes that these animals have great worth in eyes of the Lord. For many, an animal becomes an important presence that brings tenderness, support and relieves suffering. All are invited to bring their dogs, cats and other domestic animals to this special celebration.