"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 Survey 2017:
an evaluation of the new Communications Officer position and communication channels 2015-2017:

Survey Summary

Survey Results 


The 2013 Diocesan Congress identified Communications as a priority area,
vital to connecting parishes and faithful across a vast, diverse region,
and essential to sharing Church news and healing to parishioners and the public.

These Communication positions report to Bishop Brian Dunn.  



Learn more of our Diocese members
and events in our monthly E-News,
available here


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 Director of the Office of Pastoral Planning and is Pastor of St. Ninian's Cathedral, the seat of the Diocese in Antigonish, NS. 

To contact Fr. Donald:
ph 902-863-2338


Communications Committee:

Bishop Brian Dunn
Irene Khattar (Chair)
Rev. Paul Abbass
Rev. Bill Burke
Lucia MacIsaac
Cathy Walsh
George Paul

Our Diocesan Webmaster is Deacon Art Riley who was  appointed by Bishop Dunn in June of 2014. His responsibilities include the overall operation, technical support, and maintenance of our website. Art is an active Deacon in our Diocese, and works from his home in Tracadie.

To contact Deacon Art:‚Äč
ph: 902-870-6379 (Cell)





Communications Officer
The position of Communications Officer was created in 2015. 
Jennifer Hatt was hired June 2015 into a part-time contract based out of the Chancery Office in Antigonish.
Jennifer 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 a diocesan communication plan, oversees the monthly newsletter and Facebook page, and provides communication support to organizations, parishes, and individuals. 

To contact Jennifer:
ph 902-863-3335 (Chancery Office)