Click here to visit

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!


No Daily Mass May 1 –3

No Daily Mass Tues – Thurs., May 1 –3. All priests are on retreat..


Northwood Restrictions lifted

Northwood restrictions have been lifted. Mass will resume on Wed. morning.

Liturgy of Divine Mercy at 3:00 pm on Sunday April 8th

Liturgy of Divine Mercy at 3:00 pm on Sunday April 8th at St. Faustina Polish Mission/St. Anthony’s— 26 Courtney Rd, Dartmouth, NS


Annunciation of the Lord—Mass at 7:00 pm Mon. Apr. 9th.

Annunciation of the Lord—Mass at 7:00 pm Mon. Apr. 9th.  The feast marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The Annunciation marks the actual incarnation of Jesus Christ – the moment that Jesus was conceived and that the Son of God became the son of the Virgin. It also signifies God’s action in entering the human world as Jesus in order to save humanity and humanity’s willing acceptance of God’s action in Mary’s freely given acceptance of the task of being the Mother of God.


Stations of the Cross

Countdown for Lent—Lent is a time of penance and repentance, for almsgiving and prayer, for working to change attitudes that are not pleasing to God.  Stations of the Cross will be held Friday evenings through Lent at 7:00 pm in the Church.

March 30—Fr. Andrew, Deacon Len, and Deacon Paul.


Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2018

Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata Parish Schedule for Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week


Holy Thursday Mass – Thursday March 29th 7:00 pm Saint Mother Teresa

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Thursday March 29th 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Good Friday – Friday March 30th 3:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at  Saint Mother Teresa

7:00 pm Stations of the Cross  – Saint Mother Teresa

Holy Saturday – Sat. March 31st 8:00 pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday Mass

Sunday April  1st 10:00 am Saint Mother Teresa

North End Inter-Church Planning Committee Events March – June 2018

North End Inter-Church Planning Committee

March Events

March 14 Seniors Day St. Mother Teresa

March 14 Lenten Service with Soup lunch St. Marks

March 17 Men’s Breakfast – Steak and Stein Hope

March 18 Lenten Project- Salvation Army Men’s Hostel St. Marks

March 21 Lenten Service with Soup lunch St. Marks

March 24 0r 25 UCW Bean and Ham dinner (to be confirmed) Hope

March 30 Children’s Good Friday Service ST. Margaret of Scotland

March 31 Sandwich club 1:00 pm St. Margaret of Scotland

March (Tues. evenings) 45 cards St. Mother Teresa

April Events

April 18 Seniors Day St. Mother Teresa

April 21 Sandwich club 2:00 St. Margaret of Scotland

April 21 Yard sale 9-12:00 St. Margaret of Scotland

April 21 Men’s Breakfast – Steak and Stein Hope

April 26 Casserole Luncheon St. Margaret of Scotland

April 29 Story and Song Northwood

April (Tues. evenings) 45 cards St. Mother Teresa

May Events

May 5 Turkey Dinner St. Margaret of Scotland

May 16 Seniors Day St. Mother Teresa

May 19 Men’s Breakfast – Steak and Stein Hope

May 26 Sandwich club 1:00 St. Margaret of Scotland

May 31 Casserole Luncheon St. Margaret of Scotland

May (Tues. evenings) 45 cards St. Mother Teresa

June Events

June 13 Seniors Day St. Mother Teresa

June 16 Sandwich Club St. Margaret of Scotland

June 21 Men’s Breakfast – Steak and Stein Hope

June (Tues. evenings) 45 cards St. Mother Teresa


St. Mother Teresa Parish Office Administrator 902-454-5835

St. Margaret of Scotland Rev. Charles Bull 902-455-2451

St. Mark’s Office Administrator 902-454-0207

Northwood Manor Rev. Renee Clark 902-454-3173

Hope United Office Administrator 902-455-0261

Mulgrave United Baptist Office Administrator 902-455-1719

Solemnity of St. Joseph Mass 7:00 pm

Solemnity of St. Joseph —The Patron Saint of Canada —Mass on Monday March 19th at 7:00 pm.


Mass & Reconciliation Day—Peninsular Halifax: Thursday March 15, 2018

Mass & Reconciliation Day—Peninsular Halifax: Thursday March 15, 2018

at St. Agnes Church– 6903 Mumford Rd  (corner of Chebucto & Mumford Rd).

Mass: 9:00 am—Deacon Art Mitchell preaching.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow Mass and continue until 3:00 pm.

Reconciliation —10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The schedule of participating priests:

10:00 – 11:00 am -Fr. Andrew Rembarczyk &  Fr. Jim O`Connor

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fr. Francesco Pirisi &  Fr. Raymond Odumoko

12:00 – 1:00 pm –  Fr. Mark Cherry & Fr. David Bangsiibu

1:00 – 2:00 pm –    Fr. Duncan MacMaster &  Fr. Paul Morris

2:00 – 3:00 pm – TBA

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Fr. Paul Morris & Fr. Mark Cherry

NO MASS at Saint Mother Teresa Parish.


Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time begins next weekend on Sunday March 10th. Please set your clocks ahead one hour.


Lenten Video Series

Lenten Video Series— Sun. March 11th after 10:00 am Sunday Mass in the Hall.


First Friday Mass with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament March 2nd

First Friday Mass with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament March 2nd in the Church.


St. Theresa’s Church – North Street

St. Theresa’s Church News – North  St.

Notes from the Upper Room: Being Catholic during the Sexual Abuse Crisis:  a presentation by David Deane, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology at Atlantic School of Theology, February 20, 7:00, St. Theresa’s Church Hall, North Street. We are called to be missional, to proclaim the Gospel. How is this possible, though, today? How is this possible when so many of us are hurt, angry, and in despair at the sins and crimes that some clergy and leaders have committed? Even if we could proclaim the good news – who would listen now? This presentation offers a discussion of these questions. It suggests that, right now, we have much in common with the disciples in the Upper Room. We know fear, and despair, and anger. But the same Holy Spirit who rested upon the disciples is active now too. And responding to the Holy Spirit is not simply the key to the mission we’re called to, it’s also a crucial part of reforming and renewing the Church.

Kids Night

Our next Kids Night will be  February 23rd. at 6:00 pm. This will be our Children’s Lenten evening followed by the Children’s Stations of the Cross.


Ash Wednesday – Feb. 14, 2018 / Lenten Confessions

Ash Wednesday is approaching and is a day of fasting and abstinence from meat. Lent begins on  February 14th. Ashes that are used to mark the beginning of Lent come from the branches that were blessed and distributed  last Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Please place your branches in the basket at the back of the Church Sat. & Sun. Feb. 3/4th. There will be No Mass at 9:00 am —Ash Wed. service at 7:00 pm. There will be no Lenten Penitential Service at our Church this year.

There will be No Penitential Service at our Parish—Lenten Confessions will be held:

 St. Mary’s Basilica :

Every Wed. 6:00—7:00 pm,

Every Friday 11:00 am—12:00 pm

Every Sat. 2:30 pm —3:30 pm .

St. Agnes : Confessions & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament —Thurs. March 15th—10:00 am—3:00 pm .

St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata: Every First Friday – Confessions & Adoration of the Blessed

Sacrament  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Saturday  3:15 pm—3:45 pm.

St. John Vianney : Saturday, March 17th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Pastoral Planning Gathering Sat. Jan 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

Fr. Andrew encourages all parishioners to participate in our Parish Gathering.  Together we can strengthen our Parish and move forward by examining our present circumstances – keep what is working and build on new ideas. 9:00 am – 12:30 pm on Sat. Jan. 27th . We can succeed with everyone’s help and Christ by our side.


Morning Mass in Marian Room for winter

Morning Mass is celebrated in the Marian Room  for the winter.


“New Beginnings” luncheon

“New Beginnings” luncheon hosted by the Social Committee after the 10:00 am Mass Sun. Jan 14th in the Church Hall. All are welcomed