The Diocese of Bathurst is a French Catholic Diocese in Northeastern New Brunswick serving 12 parishes comprised of 51 Christian communities, of which 8 are english-speaking.
From the Bishop's Office 

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 13:51

We, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, take this opportunity to affirm to you, the Indigenous Peoples of this land, that we acknowledge the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality, failing to respect the rich history, traditions and wisdom of Indigenous Peoples.

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 09:53

On Friday, September 24th, the Bishop wrote the following message:

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 17:46

Please be advised that the message sent by our Bishop and published in French on our website will be available in English Monday, September 27th, 2021.

The parish priest of our English churches has received the information concerning the new directives that must be followed and will surely announce these measures during this weekend's celebrations.

Thank you for your understanding.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 14:22

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 15:48

Following the disturbing discovery of the remains of 215 children from the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia, Mgr.

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 10:00
As you may well know, Father Wilfred Benoit passed away last year on May 22nd at the age of 97. His funeral service was held on Saturday, July 2nd, 2020.
On June 5th of this year, Msgr Jodoin received a visit from Mrs. Anne Benoit Leblanc, Father Benoit's niece. Mrs. Benoit LeBlanc informed the bishop that her uncle had left a testamentary bequest to the Diocese.
Father Benoit showed great generosity by offering, through his bequest, a substantial amount to the Diocese.
Monday, May 31, 2021 - 16:16
Today, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a statement following the report of a recent discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:13

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