- 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 Thursday, June 6, 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!
- 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.
- 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 / www.elfnb.com
- 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 )
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 )
- 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".
- 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
- 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 )
- 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 )
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
- 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 news sources
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (Media Releases)
Salt + Light, Your Catholic Channel of Hope
Catholic Organization for Life and Family
ZenitThe World Seen from Rome