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St. Raphael’s Clergy Changes: Rev. Paul Doucet appointed new pastor; Rev. Daniel Bastarache appointed to St. Michael’s

Rev. Daniel Bastarache

Rev. Daniel Bastarache, who was appointed as Pastor at St. Raphael’s in August, 2020, will be leaving the parish effective August 4, 2021. Rev. Bastarache will be appointed Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish (which encompasses Miramichi East, Bayside and St. Margaret’s).

The Most Reverend Christian Riesbeck, CC, Bishop of Saint John, has announced that Rev. Paul Doucet is appointed Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish. Good Shepherd Parish includes St. Raphael’s in Blackville, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Howard, St. Bridget’s in Renous and Our Lady of the Annunciation in Doaktown.

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.


  1. Avatar Nicky Jardine on July 5, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    We will certainly miss him.

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