Welcome to
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
 112 North Foord St., New Glasgow, NS  B2H 5G7  ph 902-752-4822  

Pastor:  Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson
                  Fr Barrett's office:  Office is located on the side at
                                        the Glebe.
                                        Contact information:   902-755-3688
                                            Call or text 1-902-304-2140 or

 OLOL Parish Office:
                                           Phone: 902-752-4822
                                           Fax:  902-752-4826               

Office Hours:   Monday: 12 pm - 3 pm      Wednesday:  10:30 am - 4 pm
                                                   Thursday:  10:30 am - 4 pm

 **Bulletin Notices** must be submitted to the parish office
by Wednesday at 4:00 pm

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October 21, 2018
  Twenty-Ninth Sunday
          in Ordinary Time
           World Mission Sunday     
Celebration of the Eucharist
    Pastor: Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson
    ph 902-755-3688 (glebe)  1-902-304-2140 (cell)
Marian Month:   October as a "Marian month" must be understood within the  context of the Liturgical Year.  Where the tradition exists of a Marian hymn at Mass, it is appropriate that it be the concluding song of the celebration
                                                                       (Ordo:Liturgical Calendar 2017-2018 p349) 
             Sat     Oct      20     5:30 pm     Keith & Barry Taylor (deceased)
             Sun     Oct      21      9:00 am       Parishioners
                                                 11:15 am      Liz Campbell (deceased) 

            Mon      Oct     22     Eleanor Cameron (deceased)
                                                                Memorial of St John Paul II 
            Tues      Oct     23      10:00 am @ Valley View Villa
              Wed     Oct     24     9:00 am   Wilfred Cameron (deceased)
           Thurs    Oct    25       5:30 pm 
Sacrament of Reconciliation
                   Mass 6:30 pm  Gwen Tate (deceased) 

              Fri         Oct     26     9:00 am   Muriel MacDougall (deceased)
Friday, November 2nd, is  "All Souls Day"
The memorial Mass will  include a candle service where a candle is lit for each of those who have died since  November 1st of last year.  Any family member or loved one may participate.  An attempt will be made to contact each family of those who have died in the past year.  If you wish to include the name of a loved one who has died within the last year but not from this parish, please feel free to call or email the parish office with their name so we can add it to our list.


Liturgy Committee Meeting:                        

Tuesday, October 23rd  at 6:30 pm in the church


          Divine Mercy Prayer Group
From the diary of a Polish nun (St Faustina), a special devotion to the Mercy of God is spreading throughout the world.  This devotion calls people to a deeper understanding that God's love is unlimited and available to all.  The main elements of this devotion are trust and deeds of mercy.  Anyone wishing to join a Divine Mercy Prayer Group in our parish, please call Sharon at 902-752-5608 or 902-755-6081 for more details

.Our Lady of Lourdes Parish would like to express sincere gratitude to our CWL for organizing another successful  Fall Fair

Thank You -------St Joseph's Academy
wishes to thank the parishioners of  Our Lady of Lourdes who contributed to our Clothing Drive. Value Village was amazed!!  It was a huge success.  Your support was greatly appreciated.


From  the  Pastor's  Desk: 

Workshop for Lay Presiders

A workshop for lay, religious and ordained (deacons) presiders at liturgy will take place at St Joseph Parish in North Sydney on Monday, Oct. 22nd  at 7 pm in the Church.  A free resource will be provided.  This is a refresher workshop for graduates of the Diocesan Lay Formation  program, sisters, deacons and diaconate candidates. It is not for  extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, readers/lectors or altar servers.  People attending this workshop will be presiders at liturgy of the Word services beginning in hospitals and Senior’s Homes in January 2019.  As for all church volunteers working with vulnerable persons; presiders must agree to a code of conduct (Covenant of Care) and pass a police check to work with vulnerable adults and minors. While the  presiders workshop is  designed for the Northside, anyone meeting the criteria are welcome to participate.
Northside Deanery of Priests


 Saint Spotlight:                                                               

 Saint John Paul II was appointed a bishop by Pope Pius XII and a cardinal by Saint Pope Paul VI.  He took part in Vatican Council II.  He became Pope on October 16, 1978.  His love for young people brought him to establish the World Youth Days.  In 1984, John Paul II became the first Pope to step foot on Canadian soil when he launched a 12-day pastoral visit.  His pontificate, one of the longest in the history of the Church, lasted nearly 27 years.  He died on April 2, 2005, and his Memorial takes place on October 22nd.

From the Pastor’s Desk:

The First Canadian Born Saint.  The first Canadian born saint, Marie-Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais was born at Varennes, Quebec, on October 15th, 1701.  Following the death of her father in 1708, Marguerite’s family lived in poverty.  Thanks to generous relatives, Marguerite was able to study at the Ursuline Convent in Quebec for two years.  In 1722, she married Francois d’Youville, who proved to be a selfish and indifferent husband, involved in illegal liquor trading.  When Francois died eight years later, he left Marguerite with two children and enormous debts.  When she had overcome her financial difficulties, Marguerite rented a house in Montreal in 1737 where she and three companions, the first Grey Nuns, sheltered needy women.  For several years, the four were slandered and persecuted, accused of being drunkards and prostitutes.  In 1747, Marguerite was given charge of the colony’s general hospital, which was deep in debt.  She worked hard and saved the hospital.  In 1765, fire destroyed the hospital, but Marguerite rebuilt it within four years.  Following a brief illness, she died on December 23rd, 1771.  Marguerite was canonized, that is, declared a saint on December 9, 1990.  The husband of Marguerite was selfish and indifferent, and in Luke 11:39-41, Jesus said, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.  You fools!  Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?  So give for alms those things that are within; and see, everything will be clean for you.”  So, Jesus is encouraging all of us to ensure that, if we have the appearance of generosity, care and goodness, that these alms; these things come from within.  Then, everything will be clean for us; the outside and the inside of the cup.        






2018-19 Religious Ed Program

Classes for grades 1 to 7 are held in the S.C.S.C. 

Sundays,   from 10 am to 11:00 am

Classes for grade 8 & up are held in the S.C.S.C

from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday evening classes  Mass at 6:30 pm.

Grade 8 and up includes Confirmation

Religious Education Coordinator

Laurena Greencorn

phone 902-921-1972    email


Catechist:     Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is looking for catechists.  The Diocese of Antigonish describes a catechist as one who teaches and passes along the faith to children, young people and adults.  A catechist ought to be a mature Catholic who has shown, by their Christian living, that they have taken their faith seriously.  They need to feel comfortable working with groups of people, especially the young.   The Diocese has a Protocol.  So, catechists need to complete a volunteer information form with references; a criminal record check and a vulnerable sector check and read and sign a covenant of care document.
A catechist is responsible for taking advantage of formation opportunities provided by the parish/diocese.  If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact our religious education coordinator, Laurena Greencorn.  To meet the requirements of the Diocesan Protocol, please contact Fr. Barrett.   

Children’s Liturgy - Practical Guidelines 
The Directory distinguishes liturgical prayer from catechetical instruction. We gather to give thanks and praise to a loving God through the art of ritual-making and story-telling (in contrast to pedagogical methods applied to inform one’s faith).
+ Liturgy is public worship, a community’s ritual prayer. Gatherings with children are to be guided by an attitude of prayer and praise that involve the whole person. 
+ The separate gathering place should be prepared for liturgical celebration; seasonal colors, picture to illustrate the Sunday gospel, and candles, all placed to highlight a central display for the book of God’s Word.
+ Appropriate means, such as through song or quieting one’s self in silent posturing, can help to center the gathering in an attitude of communal prayer. 
+ Liturgical activities include movement (e.g. processions), standing and sitting, gestures, singing, listening, sharing one’s reflections. (Classroom activities such as coloring, cutting and pasting pictures, and other graphic arts are out of place in  liturgical  gatherings.) (DMC #33)
 + The Celebration of the Word with children focuses on the Scriptures but is not Bible study. It is prayerful listening to God speak to us through the Scripture readings and verbally reflecting, as in a conversation, on God’s presence taking flesh in our lives (The leader facilitates this                      conversation,  centering attention on God’s Word and the children’s response,
not on the leader or homilist).
+ An adult approved by the parish priest and sensitive to the capacity of the children may serve as a homilist (DMC #17, 24).


Prayer Corner:    Please pray for Cecilia Greencorn,
Jaime Legresley, Ashley Legresley, Myla MacDonald,
 Patricia Jerrett, Vickie MacLeod, Doris Mae Malcolm, Theresa Aoss (Fitzgerald), Mary Dyer, Herbert Henderson, Stephen Henderson Marjorie Humphrey (Boudreau) and for all the sick

If there is someone sick who would like his/her name added to the prayer corner, or if someone who is listed in the prayer corner recovers or dies, please contact Fr. Barrett at 902-755-3688 or 1-902-304-2140
or e-mail
Thank You



Parish News and Notes

Weekend Collection:  for October 7th, 2018

               Weekend  Collection Envelopes        $ 1,982.00
                                   E-transfers                       90.00
                                  Loose  Offerings              385.47
                                                   Other Receipts                 648.05          
                     Total  Collection  Income   $  3,105.52
# of envelopes used:  101

Other Receipts
                                Needs of Canadian Church     $    500.00                         
              Votives & Literature       $    148.05
           Total  Other  Receipts                $  648.05       

Weekend Collection:  for October 14th, 2018

               Weekend  Collection Envelopes        $ 2,413.00
                                   E-transfers                      160.00
                                  Loose  Offerings              277.45
                                                   Other Receipts                 153.05          
                     Total  Collection  Income   $  3,003.50
# of envelopes used:  117

Other Receipts                       
              Votives & Literature       $    153.05
           Total  Other  Receipts                $  153.05       

Finance Committees: Membership
  • Catholics presently registered in the parish who have a sense of faith and who are aware of their responsibility of providing financially for the needs of the Church.
  • Well acquainted, or willing to be acquainted, with the civil, canonical and diocesan regulations relating to the temporal administration of the parishes.
  • Thoroughly acquainted, or willing to be acquainted, with business, financial, and administrative procedures. 
  • Selected for a three-year term, renewal once
Parish Census:    As part of our future plan,  Our Lady of Lourdes is conducting a Parish - wide census. The committee ask that you pick up your census form either at the front of the church or in the grotto area on Saturday, Nov.3rd or Sunday, Nov 4th. The committee requests that you complete the forms and return them to a committee  member on  either Saturday, Nov 10th or Sunday, Nov 11th at church. If you require assistance completing the census form committee members will be available to assist you on Saturday, Nov 10th and Sunday, Nov 11th.
IMPORTANT : The information that you provide will be for church use only. 


Special  Furnace  Collections

W/E  October 7th     $1,162.35
W/E  October 14th    $1,042.95
Total  to  Date:   $2,205.30
Many,  Many,  Thanks!!

Capital Projects Funds as of October 14th,2018   
 Total: $187,463.10
  Debits: -$94,088.58
  True Bank Balance: $94,374.52

Office of the Bishop
Diocese of Antigonish
168 Hawthorne Street, P.O. Box 1330
Antigonish, NS B2G 2L7
Chancery 902-863-3335 / Fax 902-863-0037
Residence 902-863-1557

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

We are approaching the fifth anniversary of our Diocesan Renewal Congress. You will recall that the Renewal Congress took place from October 6-9, 2013, when almost three hundred delegates from all organizations, parishes and areas of the Diocese, came together to develop a pastoral plan for the Diocese for a five year period. That pastoral plan has provided guidance for the Diocese and our
parishes for the past five years.

Before I continue with this reflection on the Congress, I first want to acknowledge the pain, anger and frustration that many are feeling concerning the recent events in the United States. The Pennsylvania Report of the Grand Jury and the resignation of leaders of our Church remind us that we need to
continue to be alert about the horrific issue of child sexual abuse. As well, we need to seek and ensure that our leaders follow the example of the Good Shepherd. These are difficult times for all of us.  These experiences have triggered memories of our own Diocesan experience with child sexual abuse.
As we know, our Diocese made a commitment to victims and their families in an attempt to acknowledge the abuse by some of our clergy. Moreover we have tightened our policies on misconduct so that any complaints are immediately referred to the local police for investigation. Our emphasis on Responsible Ministry contributes to an environment of care for all in our parishes.
Our Renewal Congress has not only led to the updating of our polices on misconduct, but we have seen the formation of a Diocesan Pastoral Council which considers pastoral issues connected with ministry in the Diocese. The Office of Social Justice has been revitalized and the Diocesan Liturgical
Commission has provided several initiatives to support the liturgical life of parishes, especially through annual video conferences on the four parts of the Eucharist. Youth Ministry has developed extensively with full time employees and three part time ministers for the coming year. A new Diaconate Formation Program is offering formation for eight candidates for the Permanent Diaconate and a new
Faith Formation Program is offering formation to six lay people. The Ministry of Communications has developed extensively under the guidance of our Communications Coordinator and our Diocesan Webmaster. The Ministry of Catechesis continues through the work of the Emmaus Centre with our
catechetical consultant as well as through our new catechetical program, Finding God.  For the past several months many people and organizations have been reflecting on whether we should organize another Congress. We shared the sense of being deeply touched by the awareness of the fidelity of God to this Diocese and we felt the need to continue to discern how God is being faithful
to us today. While there is much uncertainly in our family, society, parish and church, God continues to be faithful to us. We need to affirm and celebrate this fidelity. In the midst of this reflection, we realized that we will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of the establishment of our Diocese in September 2019. We remembered the many events that were organized for the 150th anniversary and
were inspired by those celebrations.
As a result, we decided to spend the coming year preparing for
-1- the 175th anniversary by organizing events at the regional, parish and diocesan levels. These would contribute to our renewal as a people of faith. These events will help us hear the story of God’s faithfulness to us. As well, we need to allow God to continue this same faithfulness in us.  For this year of renewal, the first events will be organized as three regional events. The first gathering
will be at St. Ninian Cathedral (for all mainland parishes) on Saturday, October 13th; the second on  October 20th at St. Joseph, Port Hawkesbury (for all parishes in Inverness and Richmond Deaneries) and the third on November 3rd at Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney (for all parishes of the Northside,
Sydney and Glace Bay Deaneries). At each gathering, we will gather for hospitality at 8:30 am and for prayer at 9:30 am, enjoy video presentations of our Diocesan history since 1844, and share our stories.  The videos promise to bring back memories of years gone by and should be enjoyable for all.
Each day will end at 2 pm. There is no cost for these days.
These regional gatherings will be wonderful opportunities to reflect on who we are as people of faith, living in various rural and urban areas, facing the challenges of our days, and living in the hope that sustained our ancestors. The Diocesan community of faith, to which we all belong, is strengthened by our stories of faith, of God’s faithfulness and by how the story continues in us today.
People might choose to come to one gathering; others may wish to come to all the gatherings. The format for each day will be the same, but the people involved will bring their own richness and gifts to the discussions. These days are designed to assist parishioners to feel the strength and witness of the community to which we are called, nourished, and sent forth to serve in love, hope and charity. For
purposes of providing lunch, you are asked to register with your parish priest one week before these celebrations so we can have a headcount for meal preparation.
During the Lenten Season, each parish will be invited to organize a parish mission with resources that will be available to everyone. As well, we will provide resources for a day camp during the March break. Furthermore, our Youth Ministry is planning to offer a pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupré or
to Montreal during March break 2019 as well as offering faith formation gatherings in the different deaneries. We will close this year of renewal with a Diocesan Gathering on September 15, 2019, with a special speaker, a diocesan Mass and intercession to our diocesan patron, St. Ninian.
As I look toward this year of renewal, I am deeply inspired by the fidelity of parishioners who remain committed to their journey of faith. I continue to pray for our Diocesan renewal and realize that each one of us must take personal responsibility for our own individual renewal. Every person must
consider what he or she might do for the renewal of the parish and the church.
As well, each parish must take corporate responsibility for the renewal of its community of faith and so I urge all parishes to consider how they need to be renewed during the coming year, especially as missionary disciples.
I thank you for your prayers and kind support as we continue to face both challenges and opportunities within our Diocese. May this year of renewal prepare us to celebrate with deep faith the 175th anniversary of the establishment of this Diocese. May we be inspired to be renewed in God’s love and
fidelity as we respond as missionary disciples in our daily lives.
Sincerely in Christ,
^ Brian Joseph Dunn
Bishop of Antigonish


Parish Pastoral Council Chair:   Alex MacInnis  902-752-3198
Religious Education: Laurena Greencorn  902-921-1972
Liturgy: Teresa McKay  902-755-1542
CWL:  Bernadette Kellock  902-755-3817
Fund-raising:   See   "Capital Projects Fund announcement"
Cemetery: Paul Sutherland   902-396-8002
St Vincent de Paul Help Line:    Our Lady of Lourdes Area  902-7591389
                                                     St John the Baptist Area  902-771-2766


Parish Ministries Schedule: Oct 27th  and  Oct 28th 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: 
Scheduling: Brenda Duffy  ph 902-755-1312
Readers:                                     Servers:
Scheduling: Julie Rodgers                               Scheduling: Angela Stroud
ph 902-752-2443                                                 Ph 902-752-1832
Saturday Oct 27th
Sunday  Oct 28th
Saturday  5:30 pm Sunday  9:00 am  Sunday  11:15 am

Extraordinary Ministers of

Holy Communion:

     Joan Timmons
     Barb Jerrett
     Brenda Duffy

                                          Russ Oehmen
Paul Sutherland
Barb MacLeod

Cathy Murphy
Mila Walst
Peggy lamey




      Jim Bryden



             Ann Munro

Erik Walst



  Bernie McCarron

Stephanie Lowe




We must thank so many CWL members and significant others for their contributions, participation and support of our Fall Fair---from selling tickets, setting up, manning craft tables, peeling potatoes, baking cakes, serving dinners, to cleaning-up.  It would not have been the success it was without  your donations,  presence and hard work during these days.  We must also acknowledge and thank all those who supported and  donated to the Silent Auction and other tables.  Last, but not least, a huge thanks to "YOU", our parishioners, and the people from all surrounding areas who came and supported the fruits of our labor.   For a complete list of generous companies who supported us, please visit our on-line version of the bulletin.

                             The CWL would like to wish  Marg Worthen many blessings on her 80th Birthday                                                                    


Marian Month: October as a "Marian month" must be understood within the context of the Liturgical Year.  Where the tradition exists of a Marian hymn at Mass, it is appropriate that it be the concluding song of the celebration (Ordo:Liturgical Calendar 2017-2018, p. 349)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


The CWL are still collecting stamps for
Development and Peace.
Stamps may be placed in the small basket at the back of the church.


Capital  Projects 



The Capital Projects Committee is looking for two replacements to fill the seats for Financial member and Fund Raiser member...

For more information please contact
Fr. Barrett (755-3688) or Russ Oehmen  (752-3045) about taking on this vital role.


"Country Music Jam"          
Tuesday nights are  Country Music Jams in the 
Sr Catherine Steele Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Enjoy an evening of classic country, Nfld and old time music
from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm with a light lunch to follow
Admittance $5.00 (musicians are free)               

For more information,
please contact
  Bernie McCarron
at 902-928-0426


Big Brothers Big Sisters
has many different programs to fit any schedule, something for everyone!
We have many children waiting for a Mentor
If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more, please contact:
or call 752-6260
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♫Music Workshop
The role of the Psalms in our liturgy with a special focus on the new psalm book,
published by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
When: Saturday 
October 20th
time: 12:30-3pm;
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, High St., New Glasgow;
Presenter: Rose Mary McGhee, organist and choir director for over 40 years
at St. Anthony Daniel Church, Sydney.
She taught music in the school system, has been involved with the Cape Breton Choral from its beginning.  In August 2016, Rose Mary received the "Katherine McLennan Award " for her contribution to Cape Breton’s musical Community.”  This workshop is of particular significance to cantors, choirs, instrumentalists, clergy and interested parishioners.  Please confirm your attendance to the Parish Office (902) 695-3433 by
October 15th   Thank-you!


“Choose Life” ---presentation and discussion at          St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, New Glasgow
October 21st    2:00-3:30 pm
Choose Life is an informative, inspiring, non-judgemental conversation focusing on life, not abortion. All welcome, suitable for ages 12 and up, or at parents’ discretion. Free will offering to purchase much needed baby food and diapers for the food bank. Refreshments provided.



Sunday,  OCTOBER 21st  @  7.00 pm
First United Church
81 High St.   Trenton Ns
FREE-WILL Offering at the door


The family of Marg Worthen
celebrates her 80th birthday     
Date:    October 27th
    Sr Catherine Steele Centre
 Open House   2 to 5 pm           
 Best wishes only 

Young Adults Dinner and Dialogue with
Bishop Dunn
-        Monday, October 29th

St. Theresa Parish, Sydney
In celebration of the October 2018 Synod in Rome, 'Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment"  we welcome young adults to dinner with our Bishop on Monday, October 29, 2018 at St. Theresa Parish, Sydney. Seating is limited so reservations are required. Contact Cathy at for more details and to book your reservation.




Cursillo weekend schedule

The Cursillo weekend schedule for the fall of 2018
Men's - November 1- 4, 2018

if interested in attending please call
Kevin or Karen McSween at 902- 862- 8517
Bert or Claudia Aucoin at 902-578-1266
or Betty Lahey at 902-270-0891.


Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175:
Three Regional Gatherings this autumn will open our year of events, which will also include Lenten parish missions and a diocesan-wide event for the Feast of
Oct. 20th  St. Joseph 's Church, Port Hawkesbury
Nov. 3rd   Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River

All celebrations are 9:30 am-2 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Join us at one, two or all three events to learn more of our history, discuss parish life and consider:  How is God speaking to us now?
What are we being called to?
Watch for more details in our newsletters and on our website.
‘Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish,
Pray for Us in our Anniversary Year’

Antigonish Youth Rally:
                                                                                                                                                                 You Can Change the World
                                                                                                                                                                        When: Sunday,
November 25th
                                                                                                                                                               Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.   Where: St. Ninian Place,  Antigonish.    Register by e-mailing  We all have dreams, we want good things for ourselves, and we are called to make the world a better place.  This gathering is about learning practical ways to make our influence felt.  Come find out how you can make a difference!




I would like to invite all the Youth and Young Adults in the Diocese for a “Teaching Youth Mass” at
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church in Sydney.  It will take place on the 1st Sunday of Advent;                          
December 02, 2018 at 6pm; and we will focus on this as being a new beginning for our Youth in the Diocese.  Fr. Bill Burke will preside at Mass and there will be a videographer on hand to tape it as this will be used as a teaching tool for the Diocese.  We encourage all Confirmation Candidates to attend and especially the young adults.  There will be Pizza and refreshments served afterwards and a time for some social bonding and getting to know each other.  If you are interested in participating in the Mass or in the choir please email myself Anne Stubbert, Youth Minister CBRM at and leave a message.  There will be practice sessions to be announced at a later date.  Please mark it on your Calendars and hope to see you there. 


Dates:  Jan 18th - 29th 

12-day  Colombia Mission to

Home for children who've been abandoned

Ages:  Young Adults  18 & up

Flights from Halifax to Toronto:
$1198.00  (Due Sept 17th)
PLUS ground fees: $600         

Contact:  Fr. Andrew Gillies  902-863-4846

Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175:
Three Regional Gatherings this autumn will open our year of events, which will also include Lenten parish missions and a diocesan-wide event for the Feast of
Oct. 20th  St. Joseph 's Church, Port Hawkesbury
Nov. 3rd   Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River

All celebrations are 9:30 am-2 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Join us at one, two or all three events to learn more of our history, discuss parish life and consider:  How is God speaking to us now?
What are we being called to?
Watch for more details in our newsletters and on our website.
‘Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish,
Pray for Us in our Anniversary Year’


Society of St. Vincent De Paul

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul is present in 130 countries around the world, and has approximately 1 million members.  The society aims to see Christ in anyone who suffers, to come together as a family, to have personal   contact with the poor and to help in all possible ways.
Our Lady of Lourdes Society ofSt. Vincent de Paul services the Westside, New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville and surrounding county.  If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance, please contact 902-759-1389
(Our Lady of Lourdes)
or 902-771-2766 (St John the Baptist)


Thinking about donating to Our Lady of Lourdes?: The Parish has three accounts: operating, cemetery, and Capital Projects. Cheques intended for Our Lady of Lourdes Parish operating account can be made out to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Cheques intended for the cemetery account can be made out to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Cemetery, and cheques intended for Capital Projects can be made out to Our Lady of Lourdes Capital Projects. Thank you for your support

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Dear brother priests, deacons and laity,  Mass For Shut Ins will be airing at 9:30 am, on October 21st and 28th.
 I am happy to say that the month of October is already booked up.  Looking for November and beyond.  We are in need of priests, deacons, parishes, choirs and groups to come forward to celebrate Mass.  We are the longest running TV program on CTV in Canada.  SO many depend on this Mass for Spiritual nourishment every week.  I receive SO many letters thanking our diocese for this Mass.  Please contact Mae Rowe and book a weekend live or taped.
I would like to invite you and your parish (or group such as CWL, KOC, etc) to come celebrate the Mass.  I also want to invite our retired priests to come on Mass for
Shut-Ins.  I would love to see priests outside of the CBRM to come.
We broadcast live on Sundays.
If that day is not possible for your parish or group we can pre-tape the Tuesday before at 6:30pm
at the CTV Studio on George Street, Sydney. 
We need Parish Priests, parish communities and groups to book a weekend Mass as soon as possible.  Last year we did very well but it was a slow start.  I ended up presiding at many Masses, we had to find congregations and ask choirs to come in and assist us.
So it is my hope that we will have many weekends booked before we begin in October 2018.
Thank you for the support you give to Mass for Shut-Ins.  I look forward to working with you and your parish or parish group in the near future.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
My Glebe House number is 902-562-9810
For bookings please email or phone (902-539-6188 extension 222) Mae Rowe at the Pastoral Center

Father Patrick O’Neill
Producer CTV Mass for Shut-Ins


In Our Deanery:         

St. John the Baptist: 

Mon & Tues @ 9 am
Friday 10:30 am @ Glen Haven

Stella Maris:

Tuesday @ 6:30 pm

Mon, Thurs & Fri----NO MASS

Holy Name:
Wednesday @ 9 am


Please check Mass times on the Diocesan Website or call their parish office

Tune to CTV on Sundays
@ 11:30 am

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It remains the longest running television program on CTV in Canada.  The Diocesan Pastoral Centre Office now offers donations cards to be given as gifts in celebration of  birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, promotions, retirements, weddings .....and so on. Cards are  available for purchase at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 200 Churchill Drive, Suite 103 in Membertou, Sydney.  All proceeds will go toward the productions costs of Mass for Shut Ins. Receipts will be provided.


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Words for the Week:        

 St Michael, help us to fight for our salvation. St Gabriel, bring us the Good News that gives hope. St Raphael, protect us on our journey.   Sunday is the day to say to God: thank you Lord, for life, for your mercy, and for all your gifts!  The holy anxiety for the Gospel is the only anxiety that gives peace.   We fly to thy protection, O Holy Mother of God.  Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers,      O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.   #PrayForTheChurch       
Last fall, Salt and Light TV brought you a special televised event called, “Young People, Faith and Discernment, Forum 2017 Canada,” hosted by Emilie Callan, Julian Paparella, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, and Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the newly established Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and featuring a special video message from Pope Francis to the young people of Canada.

This event was held in anticipation of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held in Rome from October 3 to 28, 2018. The goal of the event was to provide a platform for young adults across Canada to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to ask questions, to express concerns and identify issues that youth and young adults face today, in society, in their faith and the Church.

We also produced a high-quality magazine explaining the purpose and focus of the synod and showcasing articles by Canadian youth who wrote about their understanding of vocation and their hopes for the Church.

The 2018 Synod of Bishops offers young people around the world an opportunity to share their hopes, desires, dreams and experience with the Universal Church. It is a unique opportunity for the leaders of the Church to listen to the voices of the young and to reflect on the Church’s outreach to young people as they discern their futures.

In March 2018, the Holy Father invited three hundred and fifty young adults from around the world to help the Synod Fathers prepare for their deliberations at the Synod of Bishops in October. This pre-synodal meeting was held over the course of a week, and the delegates took part in large group and small language group discussions to respond to 15 questions. Their answers were synthesized into one final document, which was incorporated into the Instrumentum laboris(working document), the basis for the Synod Fathers’ deliberations beginning October 3, 2018.

Salt and Light TV’s Emilie Callan was selected by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent French-speaking Canadians at this pre-Synod meeting and was a key participant in her group and had the privilege of being one of the writers of the final document.

And now, Salt and Light is pleased to announce that the Holy Father has appointed four young people from our team to participate in the Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment in Rome from October 3 to 28, 2018. It is a great sign of affirmation from Pope Francis and the Church’s recognition of Salt and Light’s mission of bringing the flavour of the Gospel and the light of Christ to the world.

Here are the members of our Salt and Light team participating in the October 2018 Synod of Bishops:
Ms. Emilie Callan

Emilie, born in Cornwall, Ontario, is a Producer in our Parish and Community Outreach Program and has worked for Salt and Light TV for the past four years. She has a degree in Theatre and French Literature from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the Salt and Light family, Emilie was a lay campus missionary with Catholic Christian Outreach, a national movement focused on evangelization of young adults on university campuses.
Mr. Julian Paparella

Julian, from London, Ontario, is a graduate student of theology at the Institut Catholique de Paris and has worked at Salt and Light for the past seven summers as writer, host and editor. Julian is currently a Campus Minister at Montreal’s Newman Centre on the campus of McGill University. Together with Emilie Callan, Julian co-hosted last October’s National Television Forum in preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops.
Mr. Prevain Devendran

Prevain, a native of Toronto, holds a law degree and is the Manager of Operations at Salt and Light. He is also currently a part-time student of theology at Regis College in Toronto.
Ms. Allyson Kenny

Allyson, born in Burlington, Ontario, is an Associate Producer at Salt and Light. She has a degree in International Development Studies & Sociology and a Master’s of Business in Public Relations from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. She has also studied theology and catechesis with a particular focus on Catholic social teaching and youth evangelization.
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB

The Vatican has also appointed Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, as a member of the Commission for Information of the Synod of Bishops. He will work closely with the Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications in daily communications with world media.

The Salt and Light team will join the Bishops of Canada at the Synod of Bishops:

Elected member of the Synod of the Greek Ukrainian Catholic Church
Most Rev. Brian J. Bayda, Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop of Saskatoon

Elected Members of the Episcopal Conference of Canada
Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke
Most Rev. Thomas Dowd, Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal
Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil
Most Rev. Stephen Arthur Jensen, Bishop of Prince George

Member participating as leader of a Roman dicastery
His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

Member appointed by the Holy Father
His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada
Fr. Michael Czerny SJ, Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development

Elected to represent Paraguay
Most Reverend Pierre Laurent JUBINVILLE, C.S.P., Bishop of San Paedro, Paraguay
Salt and Light's Coverage of the Synod

Salt and Light is pleased to bring you extensive coverage and analysis of the month-long Synod of Bishops. Beginning Friday, Sept. 28, a weekly half-hour program titled Perspectives on the Synod will air on S+L Television, and be made available on the S+L website and YouTube channel. Hosted by Deacon Pedro Guevara Mann, the program features S+L producer and 3-time synod correspondent Sebastian Gomes and visiting Fr. Matthew Gworek of the Archdiocese of Hartford. The program features headlines and analysis with exclusive interviews and commentary from the S+L team on the ground in Rome. Also, our Rome correspondent, Matteo Ciofi, will be conducting interviews and bringing you other coverage throughout the Synod. Tune in to Perspectives Daily for his reports.
Born on the wings of World Youth Day 2002 in Canada, Salt + Light is a unique instrument of the New Evangelization. It is dedicated to being – and helping others become – the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ and the joy of the Gospel to the world by telling stories of hope that bring people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith.
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