"... a land that the Lord your God looks after.  The eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year, to the end of the year."
Deuteronomy 11: 12

Statements available for download:

Financial Statements 2017

Financial Statements 2016

Financial Statements 2015

Financial Statements 2014

Notes for Financial Statements 2014

Schedules for Financial Statements 2014 

Finance Committee Report on Financial Statements 2014

Finance Committee Report to Parishioners 2015



Managing Director/Financial Administrator
Cathy Farrow
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 230

Chair, Finance Committee
Mary Oxner



The Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Antigonish has an annual operating budget of about $1.1 million. This budget supports the following:

Bishop's Residences: Sydney and Antigonish
Chancery Office
Pastoral Center

Chancery Office – Antigonish
Pastoral Center – Membertou

Matrimonial Tribunal
Emmaus Center (Book Store/Resource Room and Catechetical Program)
Youth Ministry (new)
Communications (new)
Permanent Diaconate
Lay Formation
Renewal Programs
Mass for Shut-Ins

Diocesan Finance Council
Bishop Brian Dunn
Ms. Mary Oxner, Chair
Ms. Cathy Farrow
Mr. Frank Howell
Mr. Jim Kehoe
Rev. Angus MacDougall
Ms. Joan MacLellan
Rev. Thomas MacNeil
Mr. Carl Turner
Mr. John van Zutphen



The process for setting the annual budget:

  • Budget Committee reports to Diocesan Finance Council
  • Council meets in November/December with Bishop
  • Council and Bishop review programs and other categories
    The Financial Administrator:
  • facilitates budget preparation with the help of Business Office
  • receives input from Programming and Business Office Staff
  • presents Budget to Diocesan Finance Council for  approval in December/January



Our Financial Progress 2009-2015

To help in satisfying the requirements of the Class Action Law Suit, the Diocese was required to liquidate any trusts or special funds it had. The Diocese then reviewed all programs and departments to rationalize all services. 

Our Diocesan Congress in 2013 called for the return of some programs and the implementation of new programs. Through careful management of our funds, streamlining of operations and collection of past debts and accounts due, we are able to support the recommendations of our Congress and fulfill both our financial obligations and the objectives within our five-year pastoral plan.