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Diocese of Antigonish
Nova Scotia

Mailing addresses:
Chancery Office
P O Box 1330,
Antigonish NS B2G 2L7
(Person or Office)
Diocesan Pastoral Centre
P.O. Box 100
Sydney, NS B1P 6G9

Phone Numbers for Diocesan Offices at the Pastoral Center can be found at:
Diocesan Pastoral Center Phone Listing
E-mail: Diocesan Pastoral Center


Most Reverend Brian Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish, announces the formation of Pastoral Zones. ........ more

Most Reverend Brian Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish, announces the following appointments, which will become effective on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, unless otherwise specified: ........ more

Jennifer Hatt can be reached at Communications Officer.


The following four (4) documents deal with the upcoming Ordinary Synod of Bishops in October of this year.

Letter re: Consultation on Synod - (English). ........ more
Lettre re: Consultation on Synod - (French). ........ more
Consultation for the 2015 Synod - (English). ........ more
Consultation for 2015 Synod - (French). ........ more


Bishop Dunn has announced the Pastoral Plans for:

Sydney Pastoral Plan
Glace Bay Pastoral Plan
Northside Pastoral Plan
Antigonish/Guysborough Pastoral Plan
Richmond Pastoral Plan
Pictou Deanery Pastoral Plan


The Inverness Deanery has proposed Pastoral Plans for the parishes of the Inverness Deanery:

Inverness Proposed Pastoral Plan (English)
Inverness Proposed Pastoral Plan (French)


Diocesan 5 Year Rebuilding Trust and Hope Plan(posted 24 February, 2014)

Implementation Committee Members

June Letter to Groups & Committees June 14, 2014


Dear Father, Deacon and Lay Faithful:

Mass for Shut-Ins has provided faithful service for 52 years to those unable to attend local parish masses. Mass for Shut-Ins is able to reach out to the Atlantic Provinces, across Canada and beyond for those with satellite television access. Many Shut-Ins rely on this weekend Mass for their spiritual growth and it allows people to feel included and connected to the Body of Christ, the Church.

Recently Bishop Brian Dunn has appointed me to be the Producer of TV Mass for Shut-Ins. I take this appointment with great honor. Mass for Shut-Ins has been blessed for years with wonderful volunteers who make sure all is organized and each Sunday the faithful receive a wonderful celebration of the Holy Mass. I look forward to assisting in leadership to ensure we continue as a group to offer the faithful the best celebration of the Eucharist as the Church directs us.

At this time I want to thank all the pastors and parishes who have volunteered to offer the Mass. I hope you will continue to sign up with your parishes this upcoming year. I would also like to encourage church groups (ie: Knights of Columbus, Catholic Women's League, Saint Vincent de Paul, etc) to continue to volunteer with your Chaplain being the main celebrant.

In the absence of a Priest Producer Mass for Shut-Ins was well served by Darlene Stephenson and the laity who faithfully organized the weekly celebration of the Mass. Without these committed individuals and CTV staff it would not be possible to successfully produce weekly Mass. I look forward to working with them.

There are other groups that ask to be part of Mass for Shut-Ins from time to time. These groups are not parish based groups but community organizations. I hope you will continue to come forward to be part of Mass for Shut-Ins. For these groups I ask you to contact me directly and I will provide you with a presider for the Celebration of the Eucharist.

Thank you as well to our retired priests who volunteer to help out. Also I must thank the many laity who come and attend on the weekends and also provide music ministry.

We record Mass for Shut-Ins live on Sundays. However, if you would find it more helpful we do pre-tape on Tuesday evenings prior to that Sunday. This allows more flexibility and hopefully more priests and their parishes can come. It is very important that the Celebration of the Eucharist be offered well and faithfully as the Liturgy directs us. In closing I look forward to this upcoming year at Mass for Shut Ins. If you have any questions please contact me directly.

Father Patrick J. O'Neill

Producer for TV Mass for Shut Ins
(902) 794-8431 (Glebe House phone)

The masses will resume in the fall on ATV/CTC on Sunday, October 18th, 2015. We are grateful to each parish priest, or group that booked a Sunday during the 2014/2015 year and continue to do so in 2015/2016 year.

Please email: Diocesan Pastoral Center or phone (902) 539-6188 Extension 222 to select a date.

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