Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada
All are warmly invited to a community picnic for our parish September 18th at noon at St Andrews Church following the morning Mass. This is our annual celebration of our parish as the feast day for St Croix Parish (the Exaltation of the Holy Cross) falls in September. It is an opportunity for parishioners from St Stephen, St Andrews and Campobello to come together as one parish.
Weather permitting, we will be using our green space along side of the church. If not, we can use the parish hall. Please bring your lawn chairs.
The parish will provide:
There will be a free will donation to cover costs.
***NOTE: If you have food allergies to any of the above, bring your own food.***
Please look for the sign-up sheet at the back of the church for the next 2 weeks to give us an idea of how many can make it and if you need a ride.
As per usual, many hands are always welcomed to help with ANYTHING. Please pass the word around those of the parish that may not be able to read this message.
Please join Fr. Dass on August 18, 2022 for Mass at St. Timothy's at noon at our mission church on Campobello Island. Following mass there will be a small social. This will be the only Mass this day.
For those who wish to travel by Ferry no ArriveCan is needed as you remain in Canada. You will travel to Letete for the ferry to Deer Island then ferry to Campobello. Parishioners are responsible for the fee to Campobello ferry: Car & Driver one way is $24, additional passengers are $5 each.
Those who wish may travel by car via Maine but you must use the ArriveCan app. You must have data for your phone in order to do the ArriveCan on the Island to return back into Canada at the St. Stephen border entry. Be sure to fill your tank before the trip as there are no gas stations on Campobello.
Please contact Heather in the office to confirm you are going. Thanks!
Fr. Arockia Dass Chinnappan was installed as the new parish priest of St Croix Catholic Parish on July 24, 2022. Bishop Christian Riesbeck presided at the installation mass. The parishioners of St Croix warmly welcomed Fr Dass, and look forward to his ministry among them.
The Honourable Graydon Nicholas came to our parish on May 26, 2022 to speak with us about the history of Indigenous relations with the Catholic Church, and on the work being done to bring reconciliation. He also provided documents which are available on our History page.
We invite you to participate in our annual fundraiser for the Milltown Catholic Cemetery. These funds are used for annual maintenance costs for our local cemetery. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. The draw will be held on August 31, 2022. If not enough tickets are sold by the draw date, this will be a 50/50 draw.
This year the winner of our raffle will receive a 8' X 10' Baby Barn (pictured here) and valued at $2,500!
For tickets, contact Heather or Alan Daigle. You may phone 466-6043 or stop by the office during working hours.
The summer schedule for St. Andrew Catholic Church will be as follows:
In response to the tragic discovery of the remains of indigenous residential school children last year, the St Croix Catholic Parish is convening a workshop featuring the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. The evening workshop will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at St Stephen Catholic Church on Milltown Boulevard. All parishioners and their guests are welcome.
The focus of the workshop will be to better understand our own national history, and the role of our church in perpetuating abuses. May we learn together so this may never happen again.
Graydon Nicholas, a devout Catholic leader, has built bonds between the citizens of New Brunswick. A former legal advisor and president of the Union of New Brunswick Indians, he advanced initiatives to improve conditions in First Nations communities. Appointed New Brunswick’s first Indigenous judge and later, its first Indigenous lieutenant governor, he used these roles to champion better education for Indigenous youth and respect for Indigenous traditions. This role model continues to speak out on issues of importance to his community, including the preservation of Indigenous languages and the need for reconciliation.
In February the St Croix Parish Council will be mailing an annual newsletter to parishioners to inform and encourage our community of the ministries of this parish.