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February 21, 2018
  • Parish meetings:
    - St. Thomas Aquinas: PPC Meeting on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 4:00PM
    - St. Mary of the Angels: PPC Meeting on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 6:30PM
    - St. Joseph: PPC/PEAC Meeting on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 6:30PM
February 2, 2018
January 16, 2018
December 22, 2017
November 14, 2017
October 20, 2017
  • Diocesan Collection - Feast of Christ the King, Sunday November 26, 2017: 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

  • 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.

October 4, 2017
  • UPDATE - Fr. Clem Obituary: Please note that funeral services for Fr. Clement Thibodeau will be held on October 10th at 10:00AM Eastern (11:00AM Atlantic), at the Holy Rosary Church in Caribou, Maine. Please remember to keep Father Clem's family in your prayers. (Details )
  • Game Wardens Believe They Located Body of Missing Priest from Caribou: Maine game wardens and Caribou Police believe they located the body of missing 82-year-old Caribou resident, Pastor Clement Thibodeau, missing since July 15, 2017. (Details )

July 11, 2017
  • Garabandal Pilgrimage in Spain: From April 2nd to 16th 2018. For young adults 19 to 35 years old (men and women), with Maria Saraco, witness and specialist on Garabandal events, and Fr. Charles Lokoka. For information and registration, please contact Daniel or Tammy Lessard by email: . The deadline for registration is September 29th 2017. (Poster )
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.
February 20, 2017
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 )
May 31, 2016
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.
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Other news sources 

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

Schedule of Eucharistic Celebrations  | Parish Bulletins & Other Documents