100th Anniversary of Saint Joachim's Church October 26th, 2014

The 100th Anniversary of Saint Joachim's Church Celebration Mass was held on October 26th, 2014. The new Brunswick Museum also brought a relic to share with the congregation. A picture is included of the Mi'gmag Relic that the New Brunswick Museum shared at St. Joachim's. It is over 500 years old and was passed down by Noel Peter Paul family of Esgenoopetitj. The showpiece that demonstrates the longstanding bonds between the Church and the First Nation Community is a 500 year old Corpus box. The figure of Christ carved in bone or antler, is the remnant from a French Crucifix which dates from the 15th century, while the box, inscribed with verses from Isaiah and Ecclesiastics, dates from the 1600's. Both were passed down along four generations of Noel Peter Paul, before being purchased by Dr. Louise Manny and presented to the New Brunswick Museum in 1946.   There was a meal served afterwards at the EGFN Band Hall. There was a great turnout.