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“Incline your ear and hear my words, and apply your mind to my teaching; for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.”
Proverbs 22: 17-18
Communications in our diocese fosters information-sharing with our parishes, faithful, and visitors.
We connect through :
  • The Month in the Diocese, circulated the first Friday of each month
  • Seven Ears of Grain, emailed each Monday
  • Social media
  • Our website
Our Communications Officer is available for:
  • General inquiries
  • Media inquiries
  • Parish and Ministry support
“Communication is truly effective only when it becomes witness, that is, a participation in life which is given to us by the Spirit and that leads us to discover that we are in communion one of another, members one of another.”
Pope Francis, to the Vatican Dicastery for Communications, September 2019
Diocesan Spokesperson
Our Diocesan Spokesperson is Rev. Donald MacGillivray. Fr. Donald provides interviews and quotes in response to media requests, locally, provincially and nationally. He is also Rector of St. Ninian's Cathedral, the seat of the Diocese in Antigonish, NS.
  • To contact Fr. Donald:
  • ph 902-863-2338
  • Email
Webmaster
Our Diocesan Webmaster is Deacon Shawn Bigley, who was appointed by Bishop Kirkpatrick in April of 2020. His responsibilities include the overall operation, technical support, and maintenance of our website. Shawn is an active Deacon in our Diocese and works from his home in Glace Bay.
Communications Officer
Jennifer Hatt shares her time between the Chancery Office in Antigonish, the Pastoral Centre in Sydney and her home office in New Glasgow. She is responsible for developing and implementing the diocesan communication plan, oversees the diocesan newsletters and Facebook page, and provides communication support to organizations and parishes
To contact Jennifer:
  • ph 902-863-3335 (Chancery Office)
  • Email
Communications Committee
  • Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick
  • Irene Khattar, Chair
  • Rev. Conrad Edwards
  • Sarah MacRae
  • George Paul
  • Connie Morrison
  • Cathy Walsh
  • Jennifer Hatt