St. Ninian Parish Foundation


Our Mission Statement....

"Our mission is to accept and receive donations and bequests from Parishioners of St. Ninian Parish and other approved sources, and to be proactive in supporting the financial needs of St. Ninians Parish, including but not limited to the ongoing maintenance, operations and repair of St. Ninian Cathedral, St. Ninian Place, St. Ninian Rectory and any other place of worship, parish office or parish rectory designed by the Pastoral Council of St. Ninians Parish for the primary purpose of making possible the promotion and preservation of the Roman Catholic Faith.."

Image About Saint Ninian

Our parish's namesake was the first apostle of Christianity in Scotland. He was born in Cumbria of Christian parents c. 360 and was educated in Rome. He became a priest and was ordained a bishop, probably by Pope Siricius, after which he was sent to evangelize Scotland.

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Come inside our cathedral

Just click on the doors to take a look inside the cathedral - at some of the interior artwork and the state of current restoration work


Ozias Leduc

Born in Quebec in 1864, Ozias Leduc was the main artist of the interior of Saint Ninian Cathedral, working in Antigonish from 1899 to 1903


Ways to Give

Along with the "Donate Now" button at the top of the page, there are many other ways you can make a contribution to the foundation........

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The Need for Donations. . . . . .


The restoration and maintenance of the Cathedral and other parish facilities requires
extensive and expensive work, on an ongoing basis. Donations are needed to support
multiple repairs and renovations. There are several time-sensitive projects that require
immediate attention, including replacing the roof, repainting the interior of the Cathedral,
and restoring the priceless artwork of Ozias Leduc. The art restoration has been underway
for some time, as shown in the video link below. Given the on-going need for major repairs,
a fundraising campaign will be launched in the near future to securing funding for the preservation of parish facilities, now and in the future.

For more detail on the restoration process, click the link below:

The Restoration Process.....
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Visiting Saint Ninian Cathedral......


Exit the Trans-Canada Highway at Exit 32 and follow signs towards town. Cross the old #4 highway straight at the lights and continue along West Street (the campus of Saint Francis Xavier University will be on your right). At the Y in the road, continue right (St. Ninian Street) and the cathedral will be on your right, just past the Schwartz School of Business. First driveway past the cathedral leads to parking areas.

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