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Pre marriage course -St Thomas Aquinas Canadian Martyrs

Pre marriage course begins Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 from 7:00- 9:00 pm for 7-weeks.   Along with the DVD series, Beloved, Finding Happiness in Marriage, most evenings, we also have guest speakers. If you wish to take the course, please contact Tracy to register: or (902) 423-3057. The course is $100 per couple and includes all workbooks, etc.

Below is the link to some information on the Marriage Preparation Course at St. Thomas Aquinas. When you click on the link, scroll down to see the trailer, and some testimonies from 2 of the couples who took the course last January.

Soup Luncheon Sun. Jan 27th

The Social Committee will be hosting a soup /biscuit lunch following the 10:00 am Mass on Sun. Jan 27th. All are welcomed.



PRE-AUTHORIZED DEBIT—With the onset of summer and vacations, we encourage you to use this method of contribution.  The Archdiocese automatically debits a preauthorized amount from your account monthly. This allows you to maintain your donations even when you are away and ensures the parish is financially able to maintain itself. We thank you for your continued support for this Parish Community. Forms can be found in the entrance of the church or you may contact the office for more information. This link will also provide the form:


Seniors —Wed. Jan. 16th at 1:00 pm

The next Senior’s Day is Wed. Jan. 16th at 1:00 pm in the Hall. The theme is “going south to Mexico”. Please bring your poncho’s and sombreros if you have one and enjoy a fun afternoon. All are welcomed.






Christmas Mass Schedule

Office and Pastoral Center Closed – Christmas Week

The offices will be closed through Christmas week:

Thursday. Dec. 20 – Tuesday January 1.  The offices will resume regular hours Wed. Jan. 3, 2019.  Have a Blessed Christmas.

St. Catherine’s Church News

  1.  Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  Fr. Paul MacIntosh, FoH will continue his reflections on the characters involved in this classic, their spirit, and how they allow us to reflect on our spirit and lives today. Continues in St. Catherine’s Church  Fri. Dec. 21, at 7:00 pm, everyone is invited to the Church Hall to view the movie.  All welcome.




St. Theresa’s Church – North Street

St. Theresa’s Church News – North  St.

Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year.

St. Patrick’s Church News

  1.  Homeless Memorial Service at St. Patrick’s Church—Fri. Dec. 21st at 11:00 am, a  luncheon & reception will follow. Please contact Claudia Jahn (Affordable Housing Association of NS) for more information at 902-406-1777. All are welcome.



Advent Penitential Service Friday Dec. 14, 2018

Please join us for an Advent Penitential Service at 7:00 pm at Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata Parish – 6032 Normandy Drive, Halifax. There will be 7 priests in attendance.

Christmas wreaths – Double sided fir with a bow

Religious Ed Comm.  The Christmas wreaths are ready for pick up Sat. Dec. 1st for those who ordered $25. Pick up and pay lower Robie St. door in the Hall.


All Souls Day & First Friday Mass with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament—Nov. 2—7:00 pm.

All Souls Day and First Friday Mass with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament—Nov. 2—7:00 pm at Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata Parish.


Fall Fair is Sat. Oct. 20. 10:00 am—1:00 pm

Fall Fair is Sat. October 20. 10:00 am—1:00 pm in the Church Hall.  Proceeds from the fair benefit the various projects sponsored by our Church Groups and Committees throughout the year. See poster for details.

Thanksgiving Mass Mon. Oct. 8th 10:00 am

There will be a Thanksgiving Mass Mon. Oct. 8th 10:00 am.

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Just a reminder the office will be closed for Thanksgiving Day – Monday Oct. 8.

Thanksgiving Mass Special Collection

Here in our Parish it has been a tradition to gather food items to be shared between Ad Sum House & Hope Cottage. Donations of non-perishable items, fruit, vegetables, homemade loaves and cookies are welcomed for this Harvest Season. Please place your donations at the foot of the altar before Mass on Thanksgiving Day.  As we give thanks for our blessings, may we share generously with our less fortunate sisters & brothers.


Syrian Family has arrived

Exciting News, our family of five from Syria arrived Sept. 17th at 7:30 pm.  Please keep them in your prayers as they settle in their new home.

* Sincere thanks to all who helped with furnishing and setting up the apartment. If you did not have a chance to take a card but would like to contribute please consider a gift card.

* The Justice and Charity committee thanks you for your support in our community effort to sponsor this family.

Sunday School begins Sept. 30th – 2 Catechists needed

Sunday School Registration forms for Sept. are online. Forms can be submitted electronically or printed, filled out, and submitted to the office.  Anyone interested in joining the religious education team to help as a catechist, two are needed, for our youth please contact Susan Sarty or Claudette Carroll.


Parish Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer Training

Parish Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer Training – Do you feel called to visit the sick, terminally ill, dying and bereaved in your parish community? As a member of a Parish, you would represent your parish community by journeying with a person and being a loving support by listening, with some understanding of the challenges with which they may be coping, to ease the suffering and improve quality of life. Would your parish like to enhance the outreach ministry to include palliative care volunteer visits?

 Two-day certified course – Sept. 29 and Nov. 24, 2018 8:00 am-3:30 pm

  • Locations: Day 1 – St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Dartmouth
    Day 2 – St. John XXIII Parish, Dartmouth
  • Presenters: Mary Wylde RN, Sister (Doctor) Nuala Kenny and Susan Duggan
  • Please register by Sept. 14, 2018 bycontact: Dianne Bulger or (902) 880-3494
  • Cost: $25.00 to cover materials and lunch

Training provided by St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica

Alpha Course – Monday, Sept. 24th, 6:30 at St. Thomas Aquinas Hall, (6350 Cornwall Street)

You’re Invited…Alpha Course—a ten-week course investigating the person of Jesus Christ; His life, death and resurrection.  Alpha answers the questions: Who is Jesus Christ?, Why did He come to earth?, What does His life tell me about God and who I am? How can I have a personal relationship with God?

Alpha is an opportunity to learn about God and His personal love and to be able to ask questions in a safe friendly, open & informal environment.

Each evening begins with a meal. This is an

opportunity to get to know each other and form new relationships.  Come learn how Jesus can have an impact of your life.  Alpha Evening:

6:30 p.m.   Meet & Greet

6:40 p.m. Meal begins 

7:20 p.m.   Music

7:30 p.m.   Video presentation

8:00 p.m.   Small group discussion

8:45 p.m.  Finish

If you already had the Alpha experience, invite somebody and change their life! Come and See Alpha on Monday, Sept. 24th, 6:30 at St. Thomas Aquinas Hall, (6350 Cornwall Street) and see for yourself.  Phone Tracy Francis at the Parish office for more information. 902-423-3057.  *If you plan to attend, please phone Tracy so we can prepare accordingly for the meal.  


Feast of Saint Mother Teresa

Feast of Saint Mother Teresa —Wed. Sept. 5th. Mass at 7:00 pm with reception in the Hall to follow. Please join Fr. Andrew in celebrating our


Mass at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Join Bishop Mancini who is celebrating Mass at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery this Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 pm.

Father’s Day Social

All are welcome to a Father’s Day Social in the Hall following the 10:00 am Mass Sun. June 17th.


Corpus Christi Celebration

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday June 3rd. Please join us for our procession with the Blessed Sacrament followed by a Barbecue in the garden.


Trinity Sunday Ice Cream Social

Trinity Sunday Ice Cream Social, June 27th, please join us after the 10:00 am Mass in the Hall.


Feedback to Archbishop Mancini

Feedback to Archbishop Mancini—”In my pastoral letter which was recently read or made available to you in your parish concerning our effort to build New Parishes: Stronger Together, I invited everyone who wishes to respond to me and share your reflections. I would be pleased to receive your ideas and questions regarding our effort as well as any comments that you may have with regards to the content of the Lenten Video Series. If you haven’t see the series, they are on the website: Feedback can be sent through the website, email my secretary or mail: Archbishop Mancini, Archdiocese of Halifax Yarmouth, P.O. Box 1527 Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3 I look forward to hearing from you. After May 20, the deadline for feedback, I will prepare a response to as many of the questions raised as possible.”


Office Closed – May 17 & 21, 2018

The Parish Office will be closed  Victoria Day: Mon. May 21, 2018.


12 Hours Prayer for Palliative Care—May 4th

12 Hours Prayer for Palliative Care—May 4th:  Good and Gracious God, You have been so good to us. We come to You in our great need trusting in Your Divine mercy. We ask good St. Joseph, patron of Canada, and our patroness Our Lady of Good Counsel to intercede on our behalf, to move the hearts of parliamentarians to improve and initiate good palliative care for those persons nearing the end of their lives across our great country.

Let us Pray:

Heavenly Father, bless those responsible for providing health care in our country. May they continue to serve with a generous heart – inspired by the merciful example of the Great Physician – Our Saviour himself. We make all our prayers through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your son, who lives and reigns with You, in the Unity of the Holy Spirit. One God, forever and ever. Amen


Coffee Social Sunday April 29th

The Coffee Social on Sunday April 29th will hosted by parishioners. We would like your help with inviting new families and parishioners to come down after Mass to join us.


NEW-Youth Discipleship Group – Grades 9-10 & 11-12

NEW-Youth Discipleship Group beginning Sunday April 15 at 7:30 pm at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church Hall. They will offer 2 separate faith groups. One for grades 9-10 and one for grades 11-12. They are looking forward to hosting youth from all over the Halifax peninsula.  There is no cost, please just come and join with other youth to explore faith, fellowship, and fun!


Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 am -12:00 noon & 1:00 – 4:00 pm


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