I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Diocese, and to our new web site.
It is fitting that our new logo and website have been brought to fruition at this time. Our logo of the tree reminds us of Christ's sacrifice for us and the grace of eternal life. This season of Lent calls us to grow in love, in hope, and in faith, as we prepare to renew our baptism at Easter. Our website is a connection to that call, but sharing and celebrating the many good works and contributions made by the parishes, clergy, staff, organizations, and individuals that make up our diocesan family.
This is also a time, during the Year of Mercy, to consider the many ways God shares his gift of mercy with us. Within our Diocese, there are two pilgrimage sites: St. Ninian Cathedral in Antigonish and St. Marguerite Bourgeoys in Sydney. I invite you to visit these parishes and to use our website to learn of the events and activities planned throughout our diocese during this special Jubilee year.
May you feel welcomed here, inspired to enjoy the gifts of family life and the Lord's Mercy.
With best wishes,
+ Brian Bishop Brian Joseph Dunn Bishop of Antigonish
About our Bishop: Most Rev. Brian Dunn was appointed Bishop of Antigonish on Nov. 21, 2009 by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, and installed as our Bishop on Jan. 25, 2010. He was previously Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie, Ontario.
Bishop Dunn was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1955 and ordained to the priesthood in 1980. He was then assigned to a number of parishes in the Diocese of Grand Falls until 1988, when he moved to Ottawa in order to complete his Doctoral studies at Saint Paul University. In 1991, he was assigned to parish ministry and also worked as Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor for the Diocese of Grand Falls while teaching theology in the Maritimes. In 2002, he became a faculty member at St. Peter’s Seminary, in London, Ontario. From 2005 until his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie in 2008, he had served as Dean of Studies.