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 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 10:27

Everyone knows that electricity, water and heating costs do now stop when we are away from home... well, the same goes for our churches.
Over the past few years, with rising maintenance costs and diminishing attendance, especially since the beginning of the pandemic, many of our Christian communities are suffering financially, and their future is uncertain.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 16:37

From the Bishop's Office
This Saturday, October 31st, the Church will be rejoicing. It is this Saturday that will be held the Beatification of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. On this special day, let us unite our prayers with the members of the Knights of Columbus within our Diocese and throughout the world. Let us give praise to the Lord for all their wonderful accomplishments over the past years and for all that they continue to accomplish within our parishes.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 08:41

From the Bishop's Office
Today, our Bishop has published a pastoral letter about faith entitled “When the Son of man comes, will he find any faith on earth?”. You may read this letter on the Diocese website as well as access it through the Diocese Facebook page. May this pastoral letter motivate us all to become more and more witnesses of faith in our entourage, thus answering to the mission that Christ our Lors has confided to us.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:09


Monday, October 19, 2020 - 13:56

You will find below a few pictures of the steeple and the bells that will soon be installed at the Saint-Paul church in Bas-Caraquet.

The steeple that will soon be erected in front of the church will be 50 feet high with a luminous 12 foot cross, an identical reproduction of the one that once stood on the old church. The bells will also be illuminated in the evening.

The three (3) bells that will soon be installed in the steeple of the church were made in France by the Bollé Company in 1955. They are high quality bronze bells with the following specifications:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 15:35

Zone 5 has been put into the Orange Phase until further notice. This affects three of our parishes :

  • Marie-de-l’Assomption Parish which includes the Christian communities of Campbellton and Val d’Amours
  • Saint-Joseph, serviteur fidèle Parish which includes the Christian communities of Dalhousie, Balmoral, Charlo and Dundee/Eel River Crossing
  • The Good Shepherd parish which includes the Christian communities of Belledune, Lorne, Campbellton, Dalhousie and Glen Levit

This means that :

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 15:26

To the parish priests and administrators,
Friday, Premier Blaine Higgs announced additional health measures to contain the latest pandemic wave that is affecting our province. These measures are effective today.
To comply with these new government guidelines, here are the additional measures added to our protocol already in place in our parishes:

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 13:21

From the Bishop's Office
At the last general assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, our Bishop was elected president of the Committee on Liturgy and Sacraments (French sector) for the next three years. He was also appointed member of the Committee for the dissemination of liturgical celebrations. We congratulate him and wish him good luck in these new tasks entrusted to him.
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