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Divine Mercy Sunday Chaplet & Adoration

Divine Mercy Sunday Chaplet & Adoration 3:00 pm —Sun. April 23rd, 2016.

 

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm on Good Friday. All parishioners, family, and friends are welcome!

Friday April 14—Fr. Andrew, Deacon Bob, & Deacon Paul

 

Chrism Mass St. Mary’s Basilica

There will be No Mass at Saint Mother Teresa on Holy Tuesday—April 11th . All are welcome to attend the Chrism Mass at St. Mary's Basilica at 12 :00 pm.

 

Income Tax Receipts are available

2016 Tax Receipts are available and located at the back of the Church in alphabetical order.

 

Weekly contribution envelopes

Weekly contribution envelopes are at the back of the church.  If you would like to make regular donations to support our Parish please contact the office to register: 902-54-5835 ext. 201 or you can sign up for PRE-AUTHORIZED DEBIT—We encourage this method of contribution. The Archdiocese automatically debits a preauthorized amount monthly. This allows you to maintain your donations even when you are away from the parish and ensures that 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 contact the office for more information. 

Please write your name and full address on the first envelope you return to the  Parish for 2017 in order to verify the information on file with the Office.  Thank you. 

 

 

Advertise on the Back of Our Bulletin!

Ad in Our Weekly Bulletin

Guidelines for advertising in the Weekly bulletin
“It is zeal for your house that has consumed me” (Psalm 69,9)

Dear Contributors,

I would like to reach out to you today and thank you for your contribution to Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata Parish. Your ads in our publication will help us with the cost of publishing our weekly colour bulletin. It is your zeal for the House of God – recalled by Psalm 69 – that we want to emphasize and to encourage.

  1. We gather the Ads on the last page of the bulletin in order to be equitable with all. Your yearly sponsorship begins February through the end of January. For short term advertisements please contact the office.

Dimensions and price are as follows:

  • One space (7/8 x 2 inches) for $200.00
  • Two spaces (Landscape 4.5 x 1 7/8 inches; portrait 1 7/8 x 2 inches) for $400.00
  • Four spaces (4.25 x 1 7/8 inches) for $600.00
  1. We can provide a design for you. But if you should provide your own design, please take in consideration our measures, so that your ad will not be distorted. Please submit as .jpg.
  1. For any further details, comments and suggestions don’t hesitate to contact the office of the parish during the office hours, as it is shown in every bulletin and on our website: www.mothertersaparish.com, write to this email: motherteresa@eastlink.ca.
  1. Although the ad purchase does not qualify as a charitable deduction, it may be deductible as a business expense. You should always check with your tax advisor for specific information about your tax status.
  1. Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata Parish reserves the right to reject ads or ad copy that is not consistent with the Catholic faith.

For further details or to place an ad please contact the parish office: 902-454-5835 ext. 201

Lenten Video Series

This year we will once again watch the Lenten Video Series from Archbishop Mancini for the New Evangelization.  Everyone is invited. The last one is this Sunday after 10:00 am Mass—March 26th.

 

Penitential Service

Lenten Penitential Service with 4 guest priests for individual confession on Wed. March 22nd at 7:00 pm.

 

Ash Wednesday

Mass will be at 7:00 pm with distribution of Ashes on March 1st—Ash Wednesday— a day of prayer and fasting. Lent is a time for penance and repentance, for almsgiving and prayer, for working to change attitudes that are not pleasing to God.

 

Office Closed Monday Feb. 20 for Heritage Day

Pleaase note the office will be closed for Heritage Day.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Sunday School Cancelled Feb. 19 for Heritage Day

No Sunday School Classes Feb. 19th, due to the holiday weekend. Classes resume on Feb. 26th.

 

Service of Prayer and Praise at Northwood – Sun. Jan 29th

Sun. Jan. 29th – Combined Service of Prayer and Praise at 2:00 p.m. at the Shirley Bernstein Hall of Northwood Manor. Churches of the North End will be gathering in worship to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s service has been prepared by the people of Germany and the theme is “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20). Refreshments to follow.

 

Pulpit Exchange – Week of Christian Unity

On Sat. Jan. 21st and Sun. Jan. 22nd Pulpit Exchanges takes place at our North End Churches. We welcome Rev. Leo Fletcher from Mulgrave Park United Baptist Church.

 

Soup and Biscuit lunch – Sun. Jan. 15th, 2017

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The Social Committee will be hosting a soup /biscuit lunch following the 10:00 am Mass on Sun. Jan 15th. All are welcomed.

 

 

Christmas Schedule 2016

Children’s Christmas Pageant

Children's Christmas Pageant will be held Sunday Dec. 18th after 10:00 am Mass with refreshments to follow.

 

Sunday School classes will resume Sundsay January 8, 2016.

Advent Penitential Service

Our Parish will have an Advent Penitential Service with individual confessions on Wed. Dec. 14th at 7:00 pm with three guest priests.

 

Kids Night Friday Dec. 2nd. 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Kid's Christmas Night this coming Friday, Dec. 2nd, 6:30-8pm in the church hall. We will be decorating cookies, decorating Santa and have some other  activities lined up. Weather permitting we may go caroling in the neighborhood. You may like to drop off and head out to do a bit of Christmas shopping or just relax over a coffee.

 

Children’s Liturgy program

Children’s Liturgy program starts this weekend during Mass – First Sunday of Advent.

First Friday Mass with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

First Friday Mass with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament First Friday of each month – Fri. Dec. 2nd at 7:00 pm in the Church.

St. Joseph’s Missals available – $5.00

St. Joseph’s Missals will be available for purchase this weekend before and after Mass– Nov. 19 and 20th. The cost is $5.00.

Spaghetti supper —Sat. Nov. 19th hosted by Knights of Columbus

Spaghetti supper —Sat. Nov. 19th —5:00 pm after Sat. Mass (take out available). Cost: $5.00—larger donations accepted—Fundraiser: Coats for Kids—Cost per coat: $30.00.

 

Christmas wreath – real and double sided – various bows. Only $22.00.

Christmas wreath – real and double sided – various bows. Only $22.00.

All proceeds benefit the Religious Education program at Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata Parish.

Come Sat. Nov. 12th to our Fall fair – 6032 Normandy Drive, Halifax, NS – from 10am – 1pm to view and order

Or – call the parish office – 902-454-5835 ext. 201 or 203

Payment at time of pick up.

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Fall into Christmas Bazaar – Sat. Nov. 12th, 2016

Fall into Christmas Bazaar – Sat. Nov. 12th, 10:00 am–1:00 pm Saint Mother Teresa Parish Hall – Robie Street (North End Halifax) There will be raffles, a bake table with specialty items, handmade crafts, a Cake & Cupcake walk, holiday candy, as well as tickets on “Gift Card Tree” with gift cards for a variety of local stores, various children's game and you can place order for a real Christmas wreath. We have gifts in all price ranges for everyone on your list. Bring a friend and start your Christmas shopping. Proceeds from the Christmas Bazaar benefit the various projects sponsored by our church groups and committees throughout the year. Free Admission.

 

All Soul’s Day Memorial Mass – Wed Nov. 2, 2016

The All Soul's Day Memorial Mass will take place at 7:00 pm in the Church on Wed. Nov. 2, 2016. A reception for families will follow in the Church Hall.

Steubenville 2017—Atlantic Launch Party

Steubenville 2017—Atlantic Launch Party! Sat, Nov. 5, 7:00 -9:00 pm at the Bella Rose Arts Centre (Halifax West High School). Featuring: Bob Rice – internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, and inspirational teacher.  Come and see what is coming. Steubenville is a Youth Conference held in Halifax every July for teens in grade 8 to 12. For more info contact Sarah Moran 902-452-1072 or moran.sarah.a@gmail.com

 

Religious Education Meeting Sun. Oct. 30th

Sunday School classes began Sept. 25, 2016. If you need to register you can do so online or please see Susan Sarty or Claudette Carroll.

Religious Education meeting—Oct. 30th in the hall after 10:00 am Mass. We are always looking for new members to join the committee. If you would like to help plan or organize some of our events for children and families in the parish then please come down, have a coffee and join us.

 

Thanksgiving Day Mass—Mon. Oct. 10th —10:00 am

 

Thanksthanksgiving-word-and-picturegiving Day Mass—Mon. Oct. 10th —10:00 am—Special collection of food items to be shared between AdSum House and Hope Cottage—Non-perishable and fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables, baked goods—cookies & loaves—are welcomed. Please place donations at the foot of the altar before Mass on Thanksgiving Day.  As we give thanks for our many blessings let us share generously with those less fortunate.

 

Blessing of the Animals

st-francis-blessing-of-animalsIn anticipation of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, St Mother Teresa Parish will join with St Margaret of Scotland Parish for a short liturgy and Blessing of the Animals in our park on Saturday October 1st at 11 am. Please join Deacon Paul Carnell and Rev Charles Bull for the blessing of your cats, dogs or other companions. Please invite neighbours and friends, as well. We hope to meet you, rain or shine!

Parish Pastoral Planning Workshop

Parish pastoral planning teams mark Sat. Sept. 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm at Saint John Vianney Parish in Lower Sackville on your calendars! Specifically for people involved in their parish planning, including deacons and lay leaders, this full day workshop will be facilitated by the team in the Office of Pastoral Life and New Evangelization (PL&NE). Further details will be sent out closer to the date.