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Bishop's Journal



The following documents are offered in PDF format ().
(English Translations by Fr. Leo Grégoire, I.V.D.)


  • A Happy and Holy New Year 2008!  (730) — December 31, 2007
    Pain and Joy / Beyond Statistics / Gratitude / Financing / Publications
  • Jesus has taste: he visits us!  (729) — December 24, 2007
    June 15-22, 2008 / He has taste! / Discerning Jesus in the Assembly and the Word /
    Along Our Paths / The Marvel before Our Eyes / Let us Show Forth the Body of Christ
  • Congratulations, Father Gilbert!  (728) — December 19, 2007
    A Path to Holiness / The Priestly Call / Do You Love Christ? / A Passionate Person /
    Passionate for the Eucharist / Passionate for the People of God / Prayer of Ordination
  • "The Gospel of Peace is Breaking Out
    in the Garden of God"
      (727) — December 12, 2007
    Kingdom of Peace / No Peace without the Respect of Human Rights /
    Attuned to the Gospel and the Church / Seeds of Peace and Justice /
    A Special CD
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe  (726) — December 5, 2007
    What Happened in 1531? / January 1999 / The Native People among Us /
    A Priceless Heritage
  • The School of Faith at 22 (1985-2007)  (725) — November 28, 2007
    Under the Sign of Constant Giving / Registered Teachers and
    Students: Records Broken / Over Seven Years / All united in the
    faith: 1891 registrations / Wonderful Devotedness /
    A Well-Appreciated Harvest / The Future
  • Priestly Ordination of
    Deacon Gilbert Doddatto, I.V.D.
      (724) — November 21, 2007
    Who Is Gilbert? / And What Is the Voluntas Dei Institute? /
    "To Love, to Love You" / A Prayer for Gilbert
  • How to Prepare for the
    Québec International Eucharistic Congress
      (723) — November 14, 2007
    A Full Programme / Compulsory Registration / Spiritual Preparation /
    Theme Song: Gift of God
  • Fortieth Anniversary of Development and Peace  (722) — November 7, 2007
    Our Lords and Masters / Do Works of Justice / Moncton, September 13, 1984 /
    A Work Schedule for Human Rights / Prophetic Gestures
  • Bring Peace to Our World  (721) — October 31, 2007
    Ouellet, Bibby, Champagne, and Delic / Priority Recommendations /
    Sacrament of Forgiveness / Liturgy Documents / Sexual Abuse / Long Live Life! /
    Appointments and Elections / Conclusion
  • "He shall wipe every tear
    from their eyes" (Rev. 21:4)
      (720) — October 24, 2007
    The Festival of Leaves / Autumn! Autumn! / Personalised Leaves /
    The Day Will Soon Rise / New Heaven, New Earth
  • Gratitude to the Pastoral Teams  (719) — October 17, 2007
    The Church's Mission / Pastoral Team, and Composition / Members of the
    Pastoral Unit of the Upper Madawaska Zone / Members of the Pastoral Unit
    of the Edmundston Pastoral Zone / Members of the Grand Falls Pastoral Unit /
    Members of the Restigouche Pastoral Unit / Members of the Southern Victoria
    Pastoral Unit
  • A Multi-Faceted Thanksgiving  (718) — October 10, 2007
    Wonder and Awe / I praise You for the Happy Days /
    I also thank the Lord for the difficult and painful times /
    A Blessing for Meetings / An often Difficult to Perceive Visibility
  • Outstanding Launching of the Pastoral Year  (717) — October 3, 2007
    Wonderful Momentum / Challenging Testimonies / Exemplary Samaritans /
    Light of the World
  • "Come and See"  (716) — September 26, 2007
    "Come to Acadia" / "Come to Québec" / "Come to Petit Cap" / Many Questions /
    A Vocation Call / Thousands of Vocations
  • Diocesan Guidelines on Baptismal Ministry (2)  (715) — September 19, 2007
    Good Catechesis / Topics to be Covered / Place of Baptism / Celebration of Baptism /
    Formation in Christian Living / Religious Awakening, and Culture of the Call /
    Baptismal Renewal
  • Diocesan Guidelines on Baptismal Ministry (1)  (714) — September 12, 2007
    "Unless You be Born of Water and the Spirit" / Sowing in the Desert /
    Preparation Required
  • Is Work a Holiday?  (713) — September 5, 2007
    Broken Bodies / Pastoral Visits / Work Forbidden / Gratitude /
    Earnest Prayers / The Worker Par Excellence!
  • "Be Sealed with the Holy Spirit, the Gift of God" (7)  (712) — August 29, 2007
    Discovering the Inspiration / The Church's Great Adventure / Child of God /
    Spiritual Renewal / A True Witness of Christ / A Model of Love / To Better Know
    the Spirit / Taking Another Step / Being a Witness
  • Dare... Seek the Kingdom!  (711) — August 22, 2007
    Courage and Daring / Daily Routine / A Scandal / The Realities from Above /
    100 Years of Scouting
  • "A Great Sign Appeared in the Sky"  (710) — August 15, 2007
    "Peace on Earth" / Rejoice, O Gracious One / A Singular Mission /
    Unaccomplished Mission / "Sub Tuum Praesidium" / A Living Monstrance /
    "Pange Lingua..." / Signs on Earth
  • A Tribute to Father Gaëtan Bernier (1967-2007)  (709) — August 8, 2007
    "Gospel Treasure" / "Hidden in our Weaknesses" / "In Your Holy Wounds" /
    Disciple of Brother André / Disciple of St. John Vianney / Words of St. John Vianney
    about Priests / A Disciple of the Sulpicians / A Disciple of Doris and Monique
  • Preparing for the 2007-2008 Pastoral Year  (708) — August 1, 2007
    Solid Foundation / 45 Years of Incredible Work / An Outstanding Congress /
    Appointments in 2007 / Understandable Reactions / Culture of the Call
  • "Be Sealed with the Holy Spirit, the Gift of God" (6)  (707) — July 25, 2007
    Like Jesus / Responsible for a Better World / Unique Importance / Opening My Heart /
    Performing Acts / Light of the World / Testimonies of Parents / Continue the Journey /
    An Active and Responsible Member / Continuing His Journey
  • "Be Sealed with the Holy Spirit, the Gift of God" (5)  (706) — July 18, 2007
    Open to the Holy Spirit / The Path of Jesus / A New Heart / Strength and Light /
    With the Heart of Jesus / Strength and Light / Harvesting the Fruits of the Spirit /
    Sharing in the Father's Project / Filled with His Power / For the Rest of My Life /
    Growing in Love
  • "Be Sealed with the Holy Spirit, the Gift of God" (4)  (705) — July 11, 2007
    The Blessings of the Spirit / At the Heart of Daily Life / From Day to Day /
    Important Promises / Some Concerns
  • "Be Sealed with the Holy Spirit, the Gift of God" (3)  (704) — July 4, 2007
    But Then, Who Is the Holy Spirit? / The Giver of Life / How Lucky we Are! /
    Inspired Texts / God's Marvel / God's Promise
  • "Be Sealed with the Holy Spirit, the Gift of God" (2)  (703) — June 27, 2007
    The Sacrament of Confirmation / Apostolic Decree / The Gifts of the Spirit /
    Who Can Describe...? / The "Fruits" of the Spirit / Effect on Our Daily Lives
  • Glorious Christ Living in our World  (702) — June 20, 2007
    A Wonderful Revelation / To Remember Him / The Revelation of John / Glorious Names /
    A Multitude of Symbols / Meaningful Words / Understanding Holy Scripture
  • "Be Sealed with the Holy Spirit, the Gift of God" (1)  (701) — June 13, 2007
    Come, Holy Spirit / Countless Acts of Faith / What is Pentecost? / A Mighty Wind
  • Pastoral Appointments in the Diocese of Edmundston  (700) — June 6, 2007
    A Lot of Change! / Gratitude / Diocesan Services / Moderators
  • Blessed Are the Peacemakers  (699) — May 30, 2007
    Peace be with You! / ABC of Peace / Self-Awareness / A Strong Weapon /
    Tolerance / Serving Others / A Hope That is Contagious / Plan of Peace
  • Songs for Becoming Better Christians  (698) — May 23, 2007
    "Here am I in Your Presence" / "If You Hear" / "Following Jesus" /
    "Journeying with Jesus" / Disciples of Jesus
  • A Tribute to Fr. Ronald Bellefleur (1930-2007)  (697) — May 16, 2007
    Curates and Pastors / With the Youth / With Couples / With the Sick /
    To the Church / A Good Shepherd
  • "In God's Garden It Is Full of Happiness"  (696) — May 9, 2007
    Not Heaven "Later on" / A Controversial Garden / One only Sees with the Heart /
    Time for Joy / Hymn to Joy / Schools of Joy
  • A Pastor in the Likeness of God  (695) — May 2, 2007
    A Father / An Evangelist / A Light / A Saviour / Another Christ /
    A Beginning of Love / A Stimulating Holiness / Witness
  • Focus on the Eucharist at Edmundston  (694) — April 25, 2007
    Priests' Annual Retreat / Cardinal Marc Ouellet's Visit / Hours of Adoration /
    Priesthood Anniversaries / Pastoral Session / Wishes
  • A Tribute to Father Armand Plourde (1934-2007)  (693) — April 18, 2007
    The Family Unifier / A Gatherer of the Acadians / Man of the Church /
    Fighting Illness / Unwavering Love / The Hope of Resurrection / Gratitude
  • Let Us Commemorate the Holy Spirit  (692) — April 11, 2007
    Presence in Jesus / Presence in Mary / Presence in the Church / Presence among
    the Apostles / Presence in Saint Francis Xavier / Presence in Saint Francis of Assis /
    Presence in Our Christian Communities / A Prayer that is still Appropriate / Listen
    to the Spring in You / A Wish
  • Moved by the Spirit (7)
    "May the Joy of Easter Enlighten your Life, Alleluia!"
      (691) — April 4, 2007
    People of God, Sing to Your Lord / Sing to Your Lord! / Sing with all Your Strength! /
    Sing Even Louder! / Sing with all Your Heart! / Sing with all Your Life!
  • Moved by the Spirit (6) "The Spirit of God is upon me"  (690) — March 28, 2007
    Following Jesus / Following the Compassionate Jesus / Marked by Charity and Justice /
    Through the Hours and the Days / From Cradle to Grave
  • Moved by the Spirit (5) "From Europe to America"  (689) — March 21, 2007
    A Faith That Comes from Overseas / Missionary Current / The Historical Year of 1659 /
    Atlantic Dioceses / 1996-2000: Pastoral Visits / Springtime of the Church
  • Moved by the Spirit (4)
    "From Jerusalem to Europe and Africa"
      (688) — March 14, 2007
    Period of Peace / Barbarians and Divisions / Other Divisions /
    Current of Holiness / Gospel of the World
  • Moved by the Spirit (3) "From Jerusalem to Rome"  (687) — March 7, 2007
    Hymn of Praise / A Bigger and Bigger Community / Events Develop Quickly /
    To the Ends of the Earth / Despite Persecutions
  • Moved by the Spirit (2) "From Fear to Courage"  (686) — February 28, 2007
    Justifiable Fears? / "Peace be with You" / Reminders that Give Courage
    "You Will Receive Power" / Pentecost
  • Moved by the Spirit (1) "You Will Receive Power"  (685) — February 21, 2007
    Make Us Live in Your Spirit / He Is, He Was, and He Will Be /
    But How do we Call Him? / Jean-François' Testimony
  • Development and Peace Celebrates 40 Years  (684) — February 14, 2007
    Pope John XXIII / Pope Paul VI / The New Name for Peace /
    From the Heart of Our Church / Share Lent
  • Relearning Prayer  (683) — February 7, 2007
    Wonderful Models of Charity / Wonderful Models of Prayer /
    Models of Prayer in Our Midst / Jesus' Secret / Prayer of Jesus
  • "One Day at a Time, Sweet Jesus"  (682) — January 31, 2007
    An Old Song, Revisited / Abandonment to Providence / Daily Adjustment /
    "Ordinary Time" / A Time for Everything / The Season of Love
  • In Deep Communion with the Sick  (681) — January 24, 2007
    Generosity versus Wisdom / Through the Days / A Fertile Winter /
    A Time of Prayer for Your Bishop / From the Chapel to Every Sick Person /
    A Thousand Thanks!
  • Successor of the Apostles (2)  (680) — January 17, 2007
    Father in the Faith / One Heart with his Heart / Human and Divine Intervention /
    Charged with the Church of Edmundston / Intensity of Faith / I Have Called You /
    Souvenir Prayer of my Ordination
  • Successor of the Apostles (1)  (679) — January 10, 2007
    Baptism Inaugurates Our Spiritual Lives / Election of Matthias /
    Members of the Apostolic College / Peter Gives a New Bishop
    to the See of Edmundston
  • "My Soul Longs for the Living God"  (678) — January 3, 2007
    The Prayer of Consecration / Earnestly Desiring God / A Consuming Flame /
    My One Desire / My Wish, for the Fourteenth Anniversary as a Bishop
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