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Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday at 7:00 pm. As a result, First Friday Mass with Adoration will be at 9:00 am on April 5th.

March 22—St. Vincent de Paul

March 29—Justice & Charity

April 5—Pastoral Council

April 12—Catholic Women’s League

April 19—Fr. Andrew & Deacon Len

St. Theresa’s – North St. – News

Good Friday Fish Chowder:  St. Theresa’s is offering a take out Fish Chowder on Good Friday. Fish Chowder + a home made tea biscuit -$6.00, also 6 Homemade Tea Biscuits – $3.50 and 6 Homemade Hot Cross Buns – $4.00. Pre order only, to be picked up between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm in the parish hall. Contact Bill 455-6965 or Theresa 454-6202 to place orders.

Diploma in the New Evangelization

Diploma in the New Evangelization -David Deane will be at our Parish Sat. & Sun. March 30/31 during Mass. To explain what the New Evangelization is and how a (free) diploma program at AST will help equip me for my role?  General information provided in this video: https://www.daviddeane.org/events.

A question period will follow the 10:00 am Sunday Mass at the Coffee Social.

St. Catherine’s Church News

Lenten Luncheon—each Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) after 12:00 noon Mass. Cost: $8 —includes Fish Chowder or Soup, tea biscuit, dessert, tea & coffee. Everyone welcome.

 

 

 

 

PRE-AUTHORIZED DEBIT

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:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57fb9e1003596ec73b07d1ab/t/580f8b3de6f2e1af3c302026/1477413693161/PAR+Agreement.pdf

 

St. Patrick’s Church News

  1. 4-Week Contemplative Prayer Series beginning Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in St. Patrick’s Church2263 Brunswick Street (parking available in south parking lot) All Dates:  Tuesdays – April 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th.   Would you like to deepen your spiritual life? Do you hunger for a deeper relationship with God? We encourage you to pay attention to your soul. Come join us for a 4-week series for a relaxed gathering where we will explore the inner life.  We will practice contemplative prayers that help us to pay more attention to these inner yearnings and feed our spiritual hunger.  We will do this through simple practices of stillness, awareness of breath, and silence in the beauty of the Sacred within and around us. You have a Sacred Sanctuary within you; come and spend unhurried time in this blessed place. Come each evening or simply come to one session if that is all you can manage with your time.  No registration is needed.  The 4-week series will be led by St. Patrick’s parishioner Linda Longmire. Linda is trained and experienced in Christian contemplative spiritual practice, completing two programs from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation: Leading Contemplative Retreats and Spiritual Guidance.  Linda has led many small groups for contemplative prayer and is currently on the faculty of the Atlantic Contemplative Centre.

Seniors —Wed. March 20th at 1:00 pm

Senior’s Day is Wed.  March 20 at 1:00 pm in the hall. The theme is “Celebrating Valentine’s and  St. Patrick’s Day” Please come and bring a friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish Chowder Fri. March 15

Fish Chowder supper on Fri. March 15—5:00—6:30 pm.  Cost $8.00 pp. hosted by the Knights of Columbus.

Lenten Kids Night

Kids Night —Friday March 8 —6:00 pm. This will also be our Children’s Lenten evening followed by the Children’s Stations of the Cross.

 

First Friday with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 7:00 pm

First Friday with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be at 7:00 pm on March 1

 

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service is March 6 at 7:00 pm

2018 Income Tax Receipts

Income Tax Receipts for 2018 are at the back of the Church. If you would like a tax receipt for your contribution to the Church, please contact Cathy in the office to register for Pre Authorized Debit or envelopes.

 

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord —Sat. Feb. 2 Mass at 10:00 am.

 

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: office@bellaliant.com 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, https://stacm.ca/ministries/ 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.

 

Religious Education is cancelled January 20, 2019

Religious Education is cancelled tomorrow morning due to the impending storm

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.

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 diannebulger@ns.sympatico.ca 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

Patroness.

Office Hours

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

The Parish office will be closed Friday March 15, sorry for any inconvenience.

 

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