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February 1, 2019
January 25, 2019
  • Catholism - A Great Series on the Faith: The Catholic Faith as You've Never Seen It Before. Starting Tuesday, January 29th, 2019, at 6:30PM, at the Wellness Center (278 Main St., Tobique First Nation), this wonderful series on Catholicism will begin. The series journeys around the world and deep into the faith. There are ten episodes of one hour each that illustrate the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith. The host is Bishop Robert E. Barron. Please come a see what the Faith is all about.
December 14, 2018
  • Annual Meeting of the Diocese of Edmundston and the Foundation of the Diocese of Edmundston Inc.: You are cordially invited to participate to the annual meeting of the Diocese of Edmundston and the Foundation of the Diocese of Edmundston, Inc., to be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00PM, at the Diocesan Center, Edmundston.

    We will present the financial reports from September 1st, 2017 to August 31, 2018. Welcome to all!
  • Salaries, Stipends and Fees for 2019 
December 7, 2018
December 4, 2018
November 29, 2018
  • Death Notice: Sister Solange Michaud, F.D.L.S. (1920-2018) 
  • ELF Program: Volunteers are needed to help grade 2 students one-on-one with their reading development in an elementary school near you. Volunteering takes place in the early afternoon, twice a week for 10 weeks. Get involved and help us turn the page to a brighter New Brunswick. Info: (855) 898-2533 /
November 26, 2018

    Silent auction and chicken stew at Our Lady of Mercy Parish (Aroostook) on Saturday, December 1st, at 5:30PM. We will be serving our delicious chicken stew with homemade rolls along with desserts, coffee and tea. Cost is $5/person. Everyone is welcome.

    Bingo at St. Joseph Parish (Tilley) on Sunday, December 2nd, at 2:00PM. Cost is 25 cents/card. Canteen services available. All prizes worth a minimum of $10.

    Salmon / roast beef supper at St. Patrick Parish (Limestone Siding) on Sunday, December 2nd, at 3:00PM. On the menu: salmon, roast beef, dressing & mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, home made pies and other delicious desserts with coffee and tea (juice for children). Cost is $15/adult (family rate will be shown at the door). For more information please contact the parish unit office at (506) 273-2913 or (506) 273-0189.
November 16, 2018
  • The 2018-2019 Directory of the Diocese of Edmundston is now available for download: The directory is published every year and is available in French only. However, information regarding all anglophone parishes (in the "Zones pastorales" section) is written in English. (View / Download )
November 15, 2018
November 5, 2018
October 25, 2018
  • Diocesan Collection - Feast of Christ the King, Sunday November 25, 2018: This annual collection is for the support of the Bishop and the maintenance of the Diocesan services needed to sustain the life of the diocese's thirty-two parishes: catechesis, youth and family ministry, adult faith education, liturgy, social ministry, formation of persons engaged in ministry, chancery, marriage tribunal, communications and economic affairs.

    Thank you sincerely for your solidarity towards the Diocesan Church!

    + Claude Champagne, O.M.I.,
       Bishop of Edmundston

October 19, 2018
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral: During our day of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament of November 2, we thought we would make a special addition to this day of prayer. Since November 2nd is Commemoration Day for all the deceased, you will have the opportunity to purchase a flower for $2 in recognition of your deceased family member(s). You can bring the money to the office of the parish before October 30 and a small card will be attached to the flower in order to put the name of the person to whom you want to dedicate this flower. This will allow us to make the purchase and prepare them for Friday morning before the celebration.

    Please note that the day of prayer is from 8:30AM to 4:00PM (after 8:00AM Mass). Also note that we have the Adoration on the first Friday of every month.
August 18, 2018
  • A Gospel evening to celebrate the 150th of the Assumption Parish: Come! Practices the songs for the big celebration, every Monday evenings at 7:00PM, at the parish church. It's not too late to join. We will discover together what "GOSPEL" means in our lives of today.
July 10, 2018
  • The New Brunswick Catholic Health Association Scholarships - 2018: The Catholic Health Association of New Brunswick is offering two Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each; they will be awarded to one student studying in a French educational institution and one student studying in an English educational institution.

    Students must be entering their second year of studies or later, in a post-secondary program in the field of health care.

    Information and application forms are available on the CHANB website, or by calling the office at (506) 778-5302. Applications must be postmarked by August 31st, 2018.

    - Scholarship Flyer - 2018 
    - CHANB Rules & Regulations - 2018 
    - CHANB Scholarship Application 
May 23, 2018
April 18, 2018
  • Celebrating 150 years of history and memories - Saint Leonard Parent Parish (June 3, 2018): This year marks the 150th anniversary of the parish of St. Leonard Parent. It is with joy that we invite you to participate in the celebrations on Sunday, June 3, 2018.


    9:30AM - mass presided by our bishop, Mgr. Claude Champagne, followed by coffee in the church basement.

    12:30PM - festive lunch (full service) at the St. Leonard parish church basement.

    You can purchase your ticket by calling (506) 423-6403 (leave your name and phone number) or by email at - ($20 per person; limited number).

    From 2:00 to 5:00PM - exhibitions, presentation of old photos and guided tours of the cemetery. Follow us on Facebook for time capsules and beautiful old photos. It promises to be a great reunion!
March 9, 2018
  • New Mass Added: A new celebration has been added at St. Patrick's Church: Saturday Vigil Mass starting with a Prelude of songs of Praise at 6:30PM with Mass at 7:00PM. The music is under the leadership Christine Laforge and others. This will be Saturday, March 10 and every Saturday thereafter. If you would like more information, please call Fr. Gilbert at (506) 479-1670. Please note that there is still Sunday Mass at 9:00AM. Thank you and God bless.
February 28, 2018
  • Death of Fr. Louis Pearson, I.V.D.: Father Louis Pearson, I.V.D. passed away on February 22, at the age of 96. He was a fine person, warm hearted and an apostle and a rock for the Lord. He was the pastor for many years at Assumption Church in Blue Bell and Saint Theresa's Anderson Road. May he rest in the peace of the risen Lord.

    The funeral will be held on Sunday March 11 and Monday March 12 in Causapscal, in the Matapedia Valley in Quebec. Fr. Pearson will be laying in mourning in the Fournier Memorial Funeral Home, 175 Desbiens St., Causapscal Quebec, on Sunday March 11 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, and from 5:00PM to 10:00PM, and then, in chapel of rest, Monday March 12, at the church of Causapscal, 9:00AM to 10:30AM (time of the funeral).

    We wish to offer our condolences to the whole family of Fr. Pearson, and to all those who were close to him. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the Sisters Servants Our Lady of the Clergy of Lac-au-Saumon for having welcomed him in their home with so much friendship over these last months. (Details )
February 23, 2018
January 16, 2018
November 14, 2017
October 20, 2017
  • Joint Annual Meeting of the Diocese of Edmundston and the Foundation of the Diocese of Edmundston Inc.: You are cordially invited to participate to the joint annual meeting of the Diocese of Edmundston and the Foundation of the Diocese of Edmundston, Inc., to be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00PM, at the Diocesan Center, Edmundston. We will present the financial reports from September 1st, 2016 to August 31, 2017.

    Information will be given to you concerning the financial statements of the Diocese and the administration of the funds for the major financial campaign held in 2003-2004. Welcome to all.

    - Jean-Charles Ouellette, Chairman
      Diocesan Council for Economic Affairs

    - Gildard Lavoie, Chairman
      Foundation of the Diocese of Edmundston Inc.

June 13, 2017
May 28, 2017
  • Centering Prayer Group: A centering prayer Group is starting at St. Mary's Angels church in Perth Andover. Information session will be Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00PM. This is open to all faith traditions.

    Centering Prayer is a method of meditation that is "centered entirely on the presence of God." It is a Monastic prayer that will help you to "return to the heart," finding one's deepest center, awakening the profound depths of our being."

    For more information please call. Fr. Gilbert at (506) 479-1670.
April 2, 2017
  • Auction 45: In the Parish Hall at St. Joseph (Tilley), every Saturday starting on April 1st (Except April 15th) at 7:00PM. Cost is $5.00, including a light snack. Please contact Mrs. Alta Brayall at (506) 273-2424 for more information.
January 5, 2017
November 26, 2016
June 30, 2016
  • World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation: Instituted by Pope Francis, The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation will be celebrated on September 1st of every year, starting in 2015. This World Day of Prayer will coincide with a similar celebration previously established by Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. (Details )
March 21, 2016
  • MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE THIRTY-FIRST WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 - "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" (Mt 5:7) (Details )

March 19, 2016

January 26, 2016

January 19, 2016
  • MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 24th WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2016 (Feb. 11, 2016) - Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary: "Do whatever he tells you" (Jn 2:5) (Details )
  • MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2015: October 18, 2015 (Details )

December 18, 2015
  • MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2016 - "Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response of the Gospel of Mercy" (Details )

December 8, 2015
  • Opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy:
    Everyone in the diocese is invited to the Opening Mass of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

    This celebration, presided by Bishop Claude Champagne, O.M.I., will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Edmundston. Following the Mass, a light lunch will be served at St. Peter Hall (Cathedral basement). A Warm Welcome to One and All!

    - Letter from Bishop Champagne 
    - Description of the logo 
    - Prayer of Pope Francis 
    - Official website 
    - Wikipedia page 

    The Holy Year of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will commence on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and conclude on November 20, 2016, with the Solemnity of Christ the King. The Bull of Indiction (Misericordiae Vultus, or "The Face of Mercy") formally announcing a Holy Year has been placed on the Website of the Holy See .

    In addition, a further reflection by the Holy Father on the significance of the Jubilee of Mercy is found in his homily this past April 11  for First Vespers of the Second Sunday of Easter, "Divine Mercy Sunday".
October 23, 2015
October 16, 2015
September 21, 2015
September 11, 2015
September 9, 2015
  • Development and Peace - Election Guide 2015: In the lead-up to the October 19th federal election, Development and Peace has produced an electoral guide to assist its members and all Canadians who are committed to international social justice in having dialogue with candidates in their riding about urgent issues including climate change and foreign aid.

    Elections are a key moment to participate in the democratic process, a right that is still denied to millions of people around the world, including several countries where Development and Peace is working to strengthen democracy and citizen participation. Development and Peace encourages all citizens to vote and learn more about how their candidates intend to support poverty eradication in the world today.

    Information on the Electoral Guide 2015 
September 1, 2015

August 25, 2015
August 14, 2015
May 25, 2015
May 19, 2015
May 1, 2015
February 5, 2015
January 13, 2015
November 21, 2014
  • A Church in Dialogue - Catholic Ecumenical Commitment : The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, prepared in conjunction with its Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, a document entitled "A Church in Dialogue - Towards the Restoration of Unity among Christians".

    This document is published on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio" - 1964 - 2014. (Details )
August 14, 2014
December 4, 2013
December 1, 2013
  • APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION EVANGELII GAUDIUM of the Holy Father Francis to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World. (Details )

December 23, 2011

    Members of the Pastoral
    Orientation Congress Committee
  • Following the Pastoral Orientation Congress which took place on November 4, 2011, a document on all the recommendations adopted, entitled "Vision of our Diocesan Church, pastoral orientations and recommendations" has been published:

    - Recommendations presented to our Bishop 

November 25, 2009
March 1, 2009
July 1, 2008
January 7, 2008
March 18, 2007
  • Publication of the Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist: The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, On the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church's Life and Mission, was released on 13 March. Pope Benedict XVI signed the text which follows the XIth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops held in October 2005. (Details )

Other information

New diocesan procedures for the protection of the people we serve, as well as those who are called to serve them in our Church.
The following documents are offered in PDF format ().

Other news sources 

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (Media Releases)
Journal Missa
Salt + Light, Your Catholic Channel of Hope
Catholic Organization for Life and Family
Opus Dei
Zenit—The World Seen from Rome
The Vatican

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