Diocese Newsletter - March 9th, 2021

From the Office of the Bishop

Here are the main points from the Press Release of March 5th, 2021

  1. All sanitary regulations remain in place (hand disinfection, continued wearing of masks, physical distancing of 2 meters, controlled circulation, disinfection of buildings and meeting areas, etc. )
  2. Faith venues will be able to accept parishioners up to a maximum of 50% of its capacity while maintaining a distance of 2 meters and continued wearing of masks between bubbles (household and/or members of a Steady15 group).
  3. Singing by those in the assembly will be permitted if masks are worn at all times and the physical distance of 2 meters is respected to the letter.

Occupancy of any facility must be based on a maximum of 50% while maintaining physical distancing between people that are not members of the same household or Steady15 (for example, a parish or community hall).
Controlled venues at which seating is offered for the purposes of eating, drinking, socialization, celebration, ceremony or entertainment are required to maintain a record of the names and contact information of all persons who attend.
Until further notice, these directives will also apply to funerals, weddings and baptisms.
Let us hope that the loosening of restrictions and the arrival of vaccines is announcing the imminent end of this pandemic. I wish you all the best of celebrations during this Lent season.

News to share

The Chrism Mass will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, March 30th at the Sacred Heart Cathedral.
We will send a bulletin announcement in the coming weeks.

"Je t'aime à la FOLIE" - Francophone Wedding Preparation Sessions
The French sector of the Diocese prepare wedding prep sessions every year and will do so again this year following all health and safety guideline. For more information about these sessions, you may contact Patricia at (506) 546-1420.

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If you have any questions regarding the program, do not hesitate to send them by email to donation@nb.aibn.com


Diocese Retreat Center… you are a couple who wish to show a more concrete commitment to the Church… the Diocese Retreat Center can give your this opportunity. We are currently looking for a couple to occupy the role of stewards/intendants. The individuals selected must be able to speak French. Their tasks consist of greeting and tending to the services offered to the various groups who visit the center and of taking care of the daily maintenance and cleaning of the building.  This is a volunteer position; however, we offer lodging and meal plan. If this Church endeavor compels you, please contact Patricia at (506) 546-1420.

Share Love : Hats off to you!
     Did you know that more than 10 000 Catholics in Canada are members of Development and Peace?
The "Share Love" campaign invites you to pray for our members and to honor their solidarity towards our brothers and sisters from southern countries.
     Show your support by giving generously next Sunday, March 21st, Solidarity Sunday. You may also choose to give monthly and your contributions will be matched for the first year thanks religious orders in Canada. Not only will you have doubled the impact of your donation, but you will automatically become a member of Development and Peace!
     If you do not have a Development and Peace envelop, some are available at your local church. You may also call the regional office of Development and Peace at (506) 801-0440 or the national office toll free at 1 (888) 234-8533.
For more information visit : www.devp.org/en/campaign/sharelove