Diocese of Antigonish
Nova Scotia

Most Rev. Brian Dunn, DD
Bishop of Antigonish / évêque à Antigonish

+ Biographical Notes on Bishop Dunn
Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish on November 21, 2009, and installed on January 25, 2010.

From the Office of the Bishop:

Upcoming Reconciliation Service in Connection with Legal Settlement
+ Bishop’s Letter regarding the Plans in the Diocese for the Journey Toward Reconciliation
+ Dates and Places of Deanery Gatherings Our Story: From Brokenness to Wholeness (A response to clergy sex abuse): We welcome you to an evening of presentation and discussion on this important topic. In an atmosphere of courageous and respectful listening we will explore our story, humbly seeking truth and transparency. This is open to all who have been abused in our church and all who have been affected in any way by these traumatic events. Come join us as we take this next step on the road to reconciliation.
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
+ Pictou Deanery: Monday, Nov. 25, Sr. Catherine Steele Centre, Stellarton (12 St. Bernard Street)
+ Antigonish/Guysborough Deanery: Tuesday, Nov. 26, St. Ninian Place, Antigonish
+ Richmond Deanery: Wednesday, Nov. 27, Riverdale Community Centre, Lower River Inhabitants (Ground Floor/Front-Side Entrance)
+ Inverness Deanery: Thursday, Nov. 28, St. Joseph Renewal Center, Mabou
+ New Waterford/Glace Bay Deanery: Monday, Dec 9 Basement of former St. Leo’s Church, Glace Bay
+ Sydney Deanery; Tuesday, Dec. 10, Sydney, Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River
+ Northside/Victoria Deanery: Wednesday, Dec 11, St. Joseph’s Church basement hall, Pierce St., North Sydney

Bishop Brian Dunn's Christmas Message - 2013

Message de Noël 2013 de Mgr Brian Dunn

Bishop Brian Dunn Issues Message for Lent 2014
Message pour le Carême 2014 par Mgr Brian Dunn
Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI
for Lent 2013


Message of Bishop Dunn
for Lent 2013


Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization

Bishop Brian Dunn's
Christmas 2012 Message

From the Office of the Bishop
  • Letter from Most Rev. Brian Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish, concerning Pastoral Planning in the Diocese.
    "Dear Parishioners of the Diocese of Antigonish,
    I wish to address the entire diocese on an important issue that touches all of us in some way. Since I have come to the diocese, one of my concerns is to ensure that parishioners get the pastoral care that they need for their spiritual lives. To this end, I have established a Pastoral Planning Committee to consider the most effective ways of serving the people of the Diocese through the preaching of the Word of God and the provision of the sacramental life."
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  • Parishioners' Consultation for the Upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome:
    (Background: In October of this year, representatives from Conferences of Bishops from around the world will gather in Rome for a Synod of Bishops to discuss and reflect on "the New Evangelization". Bishop Brian Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish, has been chosen as one of the participants and he is seeking input from the people of the Diocese)



    Letter from Bishop Dunn regarding Fr. Paul Abbass (posted Apr. 17, 2012)

    Letter from Bishop Dunn on Pastoral Planning for the Sydney Deanery

    (posted May 27th, 2012)

    Press Release from the Director of Pastoral Planning

    Bishop Brian Dunn's Homily at his Installation Mass and A Message of Concern from the Pope for the people of the Diocese of Antigonish

    Bishop Dunn during a moment of reflection prior to entering his new ministry.
    Most Rev. Brian Dunn was installed as the Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish on January 25th at ceremonies in the Cathedral of the Diocese.  Please Pray for Bishop Dunn as he undertakes his new ministry in the Diocese.

    View some of the photos from Bishop Dunn's Installation

    The Atlantic Catholic has published a special edition relating to Bishop Dunn's Installation.

    CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2011 / Message de Noel 2011:

  • Bishop Dunn's Message for Lent 2012
  • Msgr. Dunn: Careme 2012

  • Bishop Brian Dunn's 2010 Lenten Message
  • Carême 2010 - Aux paroissiens et à tous les fidèles du Diocèse d’Antigonish

    Letter to the Faithful on the Bishop Brian Dunn's 1st Anniversary of his Installation as Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish

    Bishop Dunn's Letter to the Faithful - Posted: Feb 02, 2011

    Bishop Dunn's Letter to the Faithful (en français) - Posted: Feb. 02, 2011

  • Bishop Dunn Expresses Concern Over Mill Closure
  • Mgr Dunn exprimer sa consternation devant fermeture du moulin

    Responses to the leave of Fr. Paul Abbass in his role as Executive Director of Talbot House as a result of a workplace complaint against him:

  • Press Release - February 16, 2012
  • Letter to our Diocese, especially Parishioners of Frenchvale, Christmas Island, Iona, Boisdale and Baddeck parishes - February 17, 2012