"Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you where he gives me repose. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you."
1 Thessalonians 3: 11-12
Rebuilding Trust and Hope
Our Diocesan Pastoral Plan is rooted in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Through teamwork at the Diocese, deanery and parish levels, the Pastoral Plan is coming to fruition. In 2017, the Implementation Committee formed to guide the priorities and objectives of the Pastoral Plan was transitioned into our Diocesan Pastoral Council.
Diocesan Pastoral Council members:
Bishop Brian Dunn
Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes
In October 2013, nearly 300 delegates from across the Diocese of Antigonish gathered to develop a five-year Pastoral Plan.
For three days these delegates - clergy, religious and laiety, representing organizations, parishes and the diocese - worked side by side to identify stepping stones to healing and growth.
These stepping stones took the form of Rebuilding Trust and Hope: a five-year diocesan plan identifying six priorities and 75 objectives guiding the action. These priorities and objectives are being carried out under the guidance of the Diocesan Pastoral Council.
“As I review some of the initiatives that continue from the spirit of the Diocesan Renewal Congress, I am deeply inspired by the number of parishioners who have been involved,” Bishop Brian Dunn said. “I continue to pray for our diocesan renewal and realize that each one of us must take personal responsibility for our own individual renewal. As well, each parish must take corporate responsibility for the renewal of its community of faith and so I urge all parishes to consider how they need to be renewed during the coming year.”