Beloved priest at Holy Family Church in Bathurst transferred to Restigouche area

Parishioners at Holy Family Church in Bathurst will be saying 'so long' to their beloved priest again.

Bishop Daniel Jodoin has named Father David Ferguson priest of the St. Joseph Parish in the Restigouche region.

Father Ferguson made headlines last year after he was removed from his duties at Holy Family for what the bishop said were health reasons, sparking outrage amongst parishioners.

He was temporarily reinstated a few months ago but that changed recently when the bishop made his summer appointments for 2018.

Three priests from Nigeria will serve the Parish of the Good Shepherd in the Chaleur and Restigouche regions while Father Regent Landry was appointed administrator of the Saint-Anne-du-Bocage sanctuary in Caraquet.

(with files from CKLE)