Niskam ne'kaw koqqwajeyuksi'k.  Dieu est toujours fidèle.  Tha Dia daonnan dìleas.


          God is always faithful.



 "As I look toward this year of renewal, I am deeply inspired by the fidelity of parishioners who remain committed to their journey of faith ...
May we be inspired to be renewed in God’s love and fidelity as we respond as missionary disciples in our daily lives."

Bishop Brian Dunn

See Bishop Dunn's letter on Anniversary 175 here. 




We welcome Dr. Anne Jamieson, Director of Catechesis, Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario as our keynote speaker for our anniversary closing weekend,
Sept. 13-15, 2019.
Meet her and hear her special messages of invitation:





Brochure EN

Brochure FR 


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Our Banners Are Up!

Our 175th Anniversary Banners were designed and crafted by Yvette de Souza-Muise and assembled in our Chancery Office with the help of Cathy Walsh, Executive Assistant to Bishop Dunn and Vice-Chancellor of our diocese, and summer student Siobhan MacLellan. The banners will hang in St. Ninian Cathedral from Pentecost until our anniversary closing celebration Sept. 15.  

Learn more about the artist Yvette de Souza-Muise and the art and faith of her banner designs in our June newsletter. 





Scenes from our Diocese
Anniversary 175   12-month calendar

PDF copy available here



175thAnniversaryHoly LandPilgrimage



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Our Anniversary Videos: 

History 1844-1910

Social Action 1910-1960

Evolutions 1960-2013

Rebuilding Trust and Hope 2013-2018



Opening Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who attended our regional gatherings:
St. Ninian, Antigonish on Oct. 13, 2018
St. Joseph, Port Hawkesbury on Oct. 20, 2018
Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River on Nov. 3, 2018
Gratitude to the many volunteers who assisted with planning, setup, Morning Prayer, lunch
and our day's activities.

Regional Gathering: St. Ninian, Antigonish




 Regional Gathering: St. Joseph, Port Hawkesbury 




Regional Gathering: Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River





Our Anniversary 175 celebrations continue:

Lent 2019: Lenten Parish Missions

Spring 2019: Pilgrimage for youth

September 2019: Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Sept. 15, 2019: Diocesan Celebration, St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish







St. Ninian,
Patron Saint of our Diocese,
Pray for Us
in our 175th Anniversary Year