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Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Diocese of Antigonish
Nova Scotia

Your patience is requested as a new site is under construction - this site will be updated until we go "on-line"!!
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


Christmas is experienced in a variety of ways by different people. For some, it is a time to gather with family and friends with reminders of love and friendship. ........ more


Chaque personne a sa maniere propre de vivre la fete de Noel. Pour certaines personnes, c'est un temps pour se rencontrer avec la famille et les ami.e.s et pour revivre les souvenirs d'amour et d'amitie. ........ more


The Most Reverend Paul-Andre Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - As I write this Christmas message, barely a week has gone by since Remembrance Day, a day marked by the still fresh memory of the recent assassinations of two members of the Canadian Armed Forces. ........ more


Mgr Paul-Andre Durocher, archeveque de Gatineau et president de la Conference des eveques catholiques du Canada - Je redige ce message de Noel a peine une semaine apres le jour du Souvenir, marque par la memoire encore vive des recents assassinats de deux reservistes des Forces armees canadiennes. ........ more

Support a National Dementia Strategy

Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, is urging support for a national dementia strategy ........ more

Dr. Mary Boyd Speaks At Social Justice Workshop

A news release from the Diocese of Antigonish ........ more

Anniversary of Renewal Congress

Bishop Dunn has written a letter on the Anniversary of the Renewal Congress in 2014 ........ English........ French

Diocese of Antigonish Committee for Latin America

The Latin America Committee for the Diocese of Antigonish has been active in providing funds to assist the poor. Over the years different projects have been brought to the attention of the committee and, after investigating, decisions are made on funding. . . . . . . . more

National Liturgy Office Announcements

Over the last number of weeks some "updated" announcements have been posted on the National Liturgy Office website. Please link to the page for this helpful information.

Syria, Ira & the Middle East

The Bishop has posted information on the subject of: "How can we respond to the situation in the Middle East?"
Middle East(August 13, 2014) Bishop Henry (Diocese of Calgary), reflects on the Iraq situation

Pastoral Plans

Bishop Dunn has announced the Pastoral Plans for:
Pastoral Appointments

The Bishop has announced the most recent Pastoral Changes/Appointments which take effect Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, unless otherwise specified.

5 Year Rebuilding Trust & Hope Plan

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

Implementation Committee Members

June Leteter to Groups & Committees June 14, 2014

Press Release
January 31, 2014

Diocese of Antigonish Pastoral Plan Implementation

Rebuilding Trust and Hope Click here to read the press release
Apostolic Exhortation: "Evangellii Gaudium" of the Holy Father Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World

A message from the Delegates to the Diocesan Renewal Congress to the People of the Diocese of Antigonish. "We, the delegates of the Diocesan Renewal Congress, first of all express our thanks to our home parishes for the opportunity to represent you at the diocesan Congress. Our two and a half day congress....... more

Bishop Dunn also issued a follow-up letter concerning the Diocesan Renewal Congress: click here


To view the slideshow: (
click here) - posted 16 October 2014

To view the History and Related Articles on the Diocesan Renewal Congress: Please Visit this Site

  • Pastoral Letter on Employment Insurance from the Atalntic Bishops


    These masses will resume on October 19th on ATV/CTC. We are grateful to each parish priest, or group that booked a Sunday during the 2013/2014 year.

    - The line up so far this year is:

    - November 30 - Holy Family, Sydney Mines Confirmation Class
    - December   7 - St. Theresa CWL, Sydney
    - December 14 - St. Leonard Parish, New Waterford
    - December 21 - Bishop Dunn and Mass for Shut-Ins volunteers
    - December 25 - Christmas Day, St. Martha Associates
    - December 28 - Holy Family Parish, Eskasoni

    In order to schedule programming with ATV, we must know well in advance whether a group is taping or going live. The month of January is completely open which leaves us in a difficult position. If you are able to preside on Mass for Shut Ins with your parish and choir or alone, we would be happy to hear from you. The three components, priest, choir, congregation all have to booked in order for the Mass to proceed. The closer we get to a date with no booking, the harder it is to get all three components we need.

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

    Your Assistance Is Requested: If there is a mistake on either of the following pages: - Please notify the webmaster at Web Coordinator. Your assistance is appreciated.

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