Diocese Newsletter - May 21, 2019

From the Bishop's Office
Following the 18th general meeting of the Filles de Marie-de-l ‘Assomption, we are happy to extend our congratulations to Sr Dolores Bourque, f.m.a., reelected superior general for a 3rd term. Sr Irène Pelletier, f.m.a., 1st  assistant general, Sr Julie d’Amour, f.m.a., 2nd assistant general, Sr Jeannette Girard, f.m.a., 3rd assistant general and Sr Johanne Poirier, f.m.a. 4th assistant general.
Friday, May 17, 2019 -  members of the pastoral teams from the parishes of The Good Shepherd and Marie-de-l'Assomption celebrated the 25th anniversary of priestly ordination of Father Keith Goldrup. The celebration was a resounding success. Congratulations Father Keith Goldrup !   
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - the Knights of Columbus (Council 1946) of Campbellton celebrated their 100th anniversary. Congratulations !
Sunday, May 19, 2019  -  parishionners of the Christian community of Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire in Bathurst celebrated the 60th anniversary of the parish. 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - Msgr Jodoin welcomed at the Bishop's Residence, Father Guy Chapdelaine, Major general and priest from the Diocese of Sherbrooke.  He was in the Diocese of Bathurst for thecommemoration of the  75th anniversary of the landing in Normany at the KC Irving Center.
The intergration and welcome of missionaries in our diocese :  In recent months, the diocese has welcomed many missionnaries to our parishes to help in various sectors of pastoral ministry. It is important that we all facilitate the integration of these missionnaries in our Christian communities. To help us offer the best welcome possible, the diocese will be offering important information sessions which will help understand the different cultures that are arriving to help our diocese. These sessions will help us to better work with our guests and surmount the great differences of our cultures. 
The diocese invites the diocesan population to participate in one of the following sessions (francophone sessions) : 

  • Saturday, May 25 at 9am in the basement of the Bertrand church ;
  • Tuesday, May 28 ay 6:30pm in the basement of the Beresford church ;
  • Wednesday, June 5 at 5pm in the basement of the Lamèque church. 
To help us prepare for these sessions, please confirm your presence with Pauline Vienneau at  (506) 546-1420.
The workshop, « création de milieux de travail et de communautés inclusifs » (Creating Workplaces and Inclusive Communities), informs and educates people about cultural differences and ways to become "skilled in culture". This workshop is an excellent tool that you can use in all aspects of your life as well as an essential resource in your community. In this workshop, you will be able to: Learn to define what culture is and learn more about cultural diversity around the world; Discuss the challenges and benefits of working in a multicultural environment; Get tools and resources to help you become a good intercultural communicator; Learn more about how you feel when you enter a new culture and discuss the challenges that newcomers face and how you can help them to prevent their integration. 

L’atelier, , informe et éduque les gens sur les différences culturelles et les façons de devenir « habile en culture ».  Cet atelier est un excellent outil que vous pourrez utiliser dans tous les aspects de votre vie ainsi qu’une ressource essentielle au sein de votre communauté.  Dans cet atelier, vous pourrez : Apprendre à définir ce qu’est la culture ainsi qu’en savoir plus sur la diversité culturelle autour du monde;  Discuter des défis et des avantages de travailler dans un environnement multiculturel;  Obtenir des outils et des ressources pour vous aider à devenir un bon communicateur interculturel;  En savoir plus sur la façon dont on se sent en entrant dans une nouvelle culture ainsi que discuter des défis auxquels les nouveaux arrivants se heurtent et comment vous pouvez les aider pour ne pas freiner leur intégration.  

Univeral prayer intention for the week of May 25 and 26 2019
For the persons who respond to the needs of our world according to their own talents and strenghts. That by following the example of the Good Shepherd, priests, deacons, the religious  may offer testamony of the joy of the Gospel through their individual vacation.