Diocese Newsletter - September 10, 2019

From the Bishop's Office

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, will be held the first meeting of the members of the Diocese Pastoral Council Twelve lay people sit on this council. 

News from our priests

On Monday, September 9, 2019, newcomers and missionaries from our diocese visited the Village Historique Acadien (Acadian Historical Village). The site managers wished to welcome them all to Acadian soil by offering them free admittance. Everyone appreciated the visit and thanked them for giving them a better understanding of our history and our current customs. They could even draw parallels with their own culture and history. It was very rewarding.

News of our religious orders

"Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint-Joseph"

It is with regret that we announce the death of Sister Adrienne Desjardins, r.h.s.j.

Nurse by profession. She worked in various hospitals as Head Nurse, Director of Nursing and Executive Director. She was Provincial Treasurer in the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Province, NB from 1980 to 1984  after which time she was elected Assistant General in Montreal.
In general administration since 1984 she held the positions of first assistant general and then general treasurer from 1991. In 2002, she was superior to the community of Fanny Allen, Vermont. For a couple of years, she returned to NDA House, Bathurst, for health reasons. We wish to extend our condolences to the entire religious community.

"Filles de Marie-de-l’Assomption" of Campbellton

Sunday, September 8 at the Congregational House of the “Filles de Marie-de-l’Assomption”, solemn thanksgiving in the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, the anniversary of the founding of the Institute, September 8, 1922. At morning prayers, Sister Dolores Bourque wishes a happy birthday to the whole community. She also wished a happy anniversary to the select members of the day, those sisters who celebrate a special anniversary of religious profession. Thoses sisters are : Imelda Turcotte of Rimouski, 70th anniversary; Pierrette Babin from Caplan, Gaspésie, Gabrielle Losier from Tilley Road, Androla St-Onge from Edmundston and Viola Côté from Drummond, 65th anniversary ; Marie-Jeanne Thériault de Paquetville and Alberte Gallant of St-François d'Assise de Matapédia, 60th anniversary. Msgr Daniel Jodoin, Bishop of Bathurst, presided over the Eucharistic celebration; Father Robert Boisvert, who is chaplain, assisted him. The program of the day: a festive meal, a musical program with Raynald Basque and the evening prayer. For so many good times, we give thanks to God!

In our parishes... on our bulletins

The members of the Cursillo group extend to all, a personal invitiation : 3 days to colour your life ! Take the time... to take stock of your life... to recover an ideal... to find true friendship... to rekindle your Faith.. to meet God. This is what may happen to you and what may follow you thoughout your whole life thanks to fraternal group support. The event will take place from October 4 to 6, 2019. For information or to register : Jean-Claude and Huguette Dumas at 506-548-2007.