From the Bishop's Office
It was with great sadness that we learned of the terrible tragedy that took the lives of two sisters from the Sisters of Jesus -Marie community, Sister Annette Haché and Sister Gisèle Turgeon, as well as a faithful lay woman from Lamèque, Mrs. Régine Noël Beaudin. This news has deeply touched the entire diocese - we are all members of the same family and we all greatly value this beautiful community working in our midst. The numerous testimonies that have been circulation these days are proof of this.
Our thoughts and prayers are now with their family members and with all the sisters of the Sisters of Jesus-Marie community. May the risen Christ help them overcome this heavy loss and may we live with the hope of finding ourselves all together one day in peace and in love with God, our Father.
Our thoughts and concern also to the two sisters who were wounded in this accident, Sister Gabrielle Haché and Sister Lucie Paulin. We wish to express our support to them during this ordeal and that we desire with all our heart that they return to us in full form. They are most precious for each and every one of us, but especially for the inhabitants of the Lamèque Islands.
Bishop of Bathurst
Here is the information regarding the passing of Sister Gisèle Turgeon and Sister Annette Haché.
Wednesday, October 9 – Chapelle Ardente at the Notre-Dame-des-Flots church in Lamèque from 2pm to 4pm and from 6pm to 8pm.
Thursday, October 10 – Chapelle Ardente at the Notre-Dame-des-Flots church in Lamèque from 1pm until the funeral services à 3pm.
We offer our condolences to their families as well as their religious family. We hold them in our prayers.
News from our seminarian. Since the spring and after discussion with his diocese of Papeete, Manoarii TEROIATEA from Tahiti, has been accepted by our Bishop to be a candidate for the priesthood for the Diocese of Bathurst. Registration at the Grand Seminary and the student visa application are longer than expected. In spite of everything, Manoarii should make his at the Grand Seminary of Montreal in January 2020. In order to simplify the immigration application, Manoarii will return to his country on October 8 and return in early January to begin his theological studies. Pray for him so that his discernment continues and that his immigration application is favorable.
Patrick McGraw, priest
On Saturday, October 5 2019, Bishop Daniel Jodoin presided at the closing mass of the church of the Christian community of Saint George in Covedell. The parishioners will now join with other Christian communities to celebrate their faith because we are all brothers and sisters of the same family. We keep them in our prayers.
News of our priests
News of our religious orders
Bake sale and craft sale on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 8 am to 1 pm in the basement of the Sainte-Thérèse-d'Avila church of in Robertville. Those who wish to offer baked goods or crafts to support our community, or who wish for more information, can contact Sister Émilie Doucet, ss.cc.j.m. at (506) 252-9949.
All are welcome ! All proceeds will go to Saint-Thérèse-d'Avila church in Robertville.
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