Diocese Newsletter - September 4, 2019

From the Bishop's Office
During the Sunday, September 1st airing of the "Téléjournal Acadie" on the french CBC channel, a report was presented featuring a project to welcome and teach English-speaking missionaries French language and culture, so that they may eventually serve Acadian communities in the Maritimes as well as Francophone communities in northern and western Ontario.
The Diocese of Bathurst is pleased to be able to offer this service, an action of solidarity with these French-speaking and Acadian Christian communities, so that despite the lack of vocations and the aging clergy population, they may continue to celebrate their Faith in their own language within their communities. You can read the French report by referring to the following link:
or you can watch it on the internet on the "Téléjournal Acadie" website (the Sunday, September 1st newscast).
Sunday, September 8, 2019,  Msgr Jodoin will preside a celebration at the Congregational House of the "Filles de Marie-de-l’Assomption" in Campbellton. During this celebration, the bishop will also honour those sisters who are living a jubilee year.
The next meeting of the Priests' Council will be held on September 10, 2019. This council meets approximately every 6 weeks at the request of the Bishop.
News of our priests
Priests celebrating birthdays in September :

  • Father Gregory Culligan
  • Father Jean-Robert Léger

News of our religious orders
The "Filles de Marie-de-l’Assomption" of Campbellton celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary
A splendid celebration on the August 15, 2019. At daybreak, thirty sisters climb aboard a bus and head down to Moncton : Ave maris stella.  Yes, it is the Acadian World Summit! But for the sisters, it is the August 15 Mass celebrated at the cathedral. It is the unveiling of a commemorative plaque recognizing the Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral as an National Historical site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. It is also the day chosen to show the f.m.a. sister an immersive 360° presentation (projection the walls and ceiling) of the life and achievements of Msgr Arthur Melanson, founder of the Congregation, first archbishop of Moncton and "builder" of the cathedral.
Thanks to two interactives stations in the front on either side, visitors got to appreciate a condensed history of the acadian nation and of the presence of the religious communities in Acadia. There were times of worship, of praise and much emotions. After a simple meal shared in gracious joy, the bus embarked on the was back home. This August 15th will forever be engraved in our grateful hearts. 
In our parishes... on our bulletins
Attention : Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00pm, there will be a celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Consecration of the St-Jean-Baptiste-et-St-Joseph church in Tracadie. Please note that there will be no 11:00am mass on that day.
Flambée group for women, come live an enriching weekend with "La Flambée de l'Acadie" from September 20 to the 22, 2019. Receive tools to work on the 5 pilars that give meaning to our lives. To register, contact Joceline LeBreton at 395-4205 or Delcia Arseneau at 395-1287. Talk to those friends in need so they may register a.s.a.p.