Seafood winners!

Our parish recently raised funds from parishioners through a Seafood Draw. Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Lobster , Lori Bone
  • Scallops , Mark Porter
  • Haddock , Irene Watts

A call to all parishioners for input for Synod 2021-2023

All parishioners are invited to provide their perspectives as Pope Francis has called for all of us to listen to the Holy Spirit as we grow as a church. This is the sixteenth synod since Vatican II.

Input from this extensive survey will be gathered together at the parish and diocese levels, consolidated, and synthesized, and ultimately be the basis for discussion and prayer by His Holiness and church leadership worldwide in 2023. It will help inform who we are as a Church, now and as we move forward.

Complete the online survey here. Printed copies of the survey will also be available at the back of the church.

Special masses at year-end

Upcoming dates to remember:

  • November 1—All Saints Day—Mass at 9 a.m. in Church of St. Stephen
  • November 2—All Souls Day—Mass at noon in Church of St. Andrew and 7 p.m. in Church of
    St. Stephen
  • November 11 — Remembrance Day—Mass at 9 a.m. please bring a picture of deceased veteran
  • November 13 & 14—Memorial Mass regular times—we will remember all whom have passed in
    the last year (Nov 2020– Oct 2021)
  • November 21 – Christ the King– second collection for Retired Priest & Seminarians
  • November 27-28 —First Sunday of Advent
  • November 30 — Feast of St. Andrew Mass at noon in Church of St. Andrew
  • December 8—End of the Year of St. Joseph– Mass at 9 a.m. Church of St. Stephen
  • December 24—Christmas Eve—Mass 4 p.m. Church of St. Stephen,
    7 p.m. Church of St. Andrew , 10 p.m. Church of St. Stephen
  • December 25 & 26 Regular weekend Mass times
  • January 1 & 2 Regular weekend Mass times

Parish celebration for the Feast of the Holy Cross


September 14th is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross after which the St Croix Parish is named. To celebrate this special anniversary, St Croix Parish will gather together on Saturday, September 18th at 5:00 pm at St Patrick's Hall in St Stephen. On the menu is corn on the cob, lobster rolls, and ice cream with blueberry sauce for dessert.

As this is a new annual event, we will alternate the host church each year between St Andrews and St Stephen. This year, the host is the St Stephen Church.

All parishioners from throughout Charlotte County are welcome. There will be a free will offering to cover costs.

Going to Green!


The government of New Brunswick has announced preventative health measures will be withdrawn as of July 30 at midnight. This means we are now going to Green! We are deeply grateful for the support and solidarity shown by parishioners during these challenging months.

Click below for the announcement and details on how masses will resume to normal in this letter from Christian Riesbeck, Bishop of Saint John.

Guidance for Parishes for Green Level of Recovery (002).docx-FINAL_

A prayer for 215 children

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Our Creator God, who breathed life into our world, and gave dignity to every human being, we come to you today in deep sorrow and lament, we remember 215 children in Kamloops whose lives were cut short. [Pause]

Instead of preserving the family, the children were taken away from parents. The culture and language were stripped away. Being neglected they became vulnerable, abused and left in unmarked graves.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Help us find the pathway to reconciliation. Help us boldly to choose justice for those who have suffered.

Today we remember a promise you made to King Solomon:

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…

New banner unfurled in St Stephen


Following Pope Francis' proclamation of 2021 being a year dedicated to St Joseph, the St Croix Catholic Parish has unfurled a new banner outside its St Stephen church. It's the hope of the parish that we would follow the example of St Joseph who was a beloved, tender, and obedient father.

Pictured here (L-R): Dorien Hachey, whose excellent construction skills created the banner frame, and Fr Suresh, the caring shepherd of our parish.