I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Diocese and our website.
We are called to grow in love, in hope and in faith. Our logo of the tree reminds us of Christ's sacrifice for us and the grace of eternal life. 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 and place during our celebrations of Anniversary 175 to consider the many ways God is always faithful. I invite you to visit our Anniversary 175 page, view our historical videos, participate in our upcoming events, and connect with parishes, ministries, clergy or staff with any questions or comments. We are all here to invite and support you on your faith journey.
May you feel welcomed here, inspired to enjoy the gifts of God's love.
With best wishes,
+ Brian Bishop Brian Joseph Dunn Apostolic Administrator, Diocese of Antigonish
About our Apostolic Administrator:
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. He served as the Bishop of Antigonish until July 5, 2019, when his papal appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Antigonish was confirmed. He will serve as our Apostolic Administrator until a new bishop is appointed for our diocese.
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.