Saint Mary of the Angels
Parish
(Perth-Andover)

Founded:
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1946
230
200


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Eucharistic Celebration:

44 Marian Dr., Perth-Andover, NB  E7H 3A7
(506) 273-2913
(506) 273-4177
(506) 479-1670
Tue., Wed. and Thu. from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

https://divinemercy-nb.ca

Mr. Roger Robinson
Mr. Don Dickson

Sunday at 10:30AM


On January 26, 1946, Father Gregory Léger, O.F.M. said mass in Andover, in the house bought from Newton Rogers... which eventually became the rectory after the inauguration of the church on November 3, 1946 by Bishop Marie-Antoine Roy, O.F.M of Edmundston.

Father Dieudonné Massé, O.F.M. erected the first church in 1945-1946. He had an assistant priest, Father Roméo Cormier, O.F.M. who had returned to Canada from Japan after the war ended. From November 21, 1946 to June 25, 1948, he was stationed at Andover. He became chaplain of Perth Hospital at its opening in September 1947.

Father Dieudonné left Andover September 8, 1948. His successors were:

Sep. 1948-Aug. 1951:
Aug. 1951-Aug. 1954:
Aug. 1954-July 1960:
July 1960-Aug. 1966:
Aug. 1966-Mar. 1981:
Fr. Hilaire Tardif, O.F.M.
Fr. Wilbrod Théberge, O.F.M.
Fr. Gregory Léger, O.F.M.
Fr. Samuel Côté, O.F.M.
Fr. Norman Thibodeau, O.F.M.

Relevant dates in our parish's history
  • November 3, 1946: Blessing of the church by Bishop Marie-Antoine Roy of Edmundston, followed by confirmation of about 30 youths of the new parish.
  • March 15, 1981: The Franciscans left the charge of the Andover parish. It was transferred to the Diocese of Edmundston. Father Alfred Irving, I.V.D. then became its pastor until June 1989.
  • June 11, 1989: Blessing of the new church, away from the flood zone.
  • January 20, 1990: Opening of the new rectory, near the new church.

Pastors since 1989:
1989-1995:
1995-1998:
1998-1999:
1999-2007:
2007-2008:

2008-2011:
2011-2018:

2018-Present:

Fr. Pierre Thibodeau
Fr. Leo Grégoire, I.V.D.
Fr. Curtis Sappier
Parish Pastoral Team (Fr. Curtis Sappier, Moderator)
Parish Pastoral Team (Fr. Leo Grégoire, I.V.D., Moderator,
   Fr. Gilbert Doddatto, I.V.D., Seminarian Andrew Mayer, I.V.D.)
Parish Pastoral Team (Fr. Gilbert Doddatto, I.V.D., Moderator)
Parish Pastoral Team (Fr. Gilbert Doddatto. I.V.D., Moderator
   and Fr. Curtis Sappier, Assistant-Moderator)
Parish Animation Team (Fr. Gilbert Doddatto. I.V.D., Moderator
   and Fr. Curtis Sappier, Assistant-Moderator)

Reference: Souvenir book commemorating the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Diocese of Edmundston, published by the Madawaska Historical Society Revue (Vol. XXIII, Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4), 1995.

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