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Welcome to
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
 112 North Foord St., New Glasgow, NS  B2H 5G7  lourdes@ns.sympatico.ca  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
                                                   email whitneypierloop63@gmail.com


 OLOL Parish Office:  lourdes@ns.sympatico.ca
                                           Phone: 902-752-4822
                                           Fax:  902-752-4826               
                                                         

Office Hours:   Mon:  12 pm to 3 pm   Wed: 10:30 am to 4 pm
                                                            
Thurs:  10:30 am to 4 pm 
                                                 
 **Bulletin Notices** must be submitted to the parish office
by Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Find us on FaceBook        www.Facebook.com/LadyofLourdesChurch
 
  September 23, 2018, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time        
 
 
 
Celebration of the Eucharist
    Pastor: Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson
    ph 902-755-3688 (glebe)  1-902-304-2140 (cell)  whitneypierloop63@gmail.com
           

             Sat     Sept      22     5:30 pm      Gary Haley (deceased)

                                                                      
             Sun     Sept      23    9:00 am       Parishioners
                                              11:15 am       Gerry Pettipas (living) 
                                                         

          
   Mon     Sept     24     9:00 am    Alex & Betty Skoke (living)
                                                   Continuous Rosary for "Vocations to the Priesthood"
                                                        9:30 am to 10:30 am

                                                             
           
Tues     Sept     25      10:00 am  @ Valley View Villa
                                                         

              Wed    Sept     26     9:00 am    Isabel Tingley (deceased)
                                        Feasts of 
Saints John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions

 
            Thurs   Sept    27     6:30 pm  Arlene Higgins (living)
           
                                                      Memorial of  St Vincent de Paul      

              Fri       Sept    28     9:00 am   Mr and Mrs George Cameron (deceased)
                                           
Followed by Eucharistic Adoration from 9:30 am to 11 am
                                 NOTE:  Sacrament of Reconciliation (New day & Time)
                                                           Thursdays 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm



PARISH  CENSUS  MEETING:  Are any parishioners interested in helping with a parish census?  The last census was probably carried out in thee 1990's.  How many families does the parish have?  The meeting will take place on Wednesday,  September 26th  at 6:30 pm in the Rectory.

 

                 
         Saint Spotlight:


Saint Vincent de Paul –
Saint Vincent is the founder of the Congregation of the Missions (Vincentians) and co-founder
of the Daughters of Charity.  Born in France is 1580, the son of a peasant farmer, Vincent attended university
and was ordained at 20.  His first inclination was to earn a good income, but appointed to the Queen’s household,
he came under the influence of Berulle (later Cardinal) and became a changed man.
Vincent devoted the rest of his life to acts of charity.  He organized groups to provide food and clothing
for all who were poor: orphans, prostitutes, the sick, the disabled, the homeless.
He established a congregation to preach and to train clergy.
He collected large sums of money for his many projects and his influence spread from France across Europe.
He died in 1660, was canonized in 1737 and is a patron saint of charitable societies.  
 

           
 

From  the  Pastor's  Desk:
 

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten –
 

As one of the oldest children in a multi-aged kindergarten classroom of three, four and five-year-old’s, Colleen had the distinct privilege of being the teacher’s special helper and being challenged with individual lessons.  She learned a lot of new academic skills and reinforcing social and emotional skills of leadership, helpfulness, cooperation, patience and problem solving.
When her mother badgered her about household chores and being a good helper to keep the house clean (such as picking up dirty clothes from the bathroom floor and putting them in the laundry basket before taking a bath), Colleen declared, with honesty and innocence, “I don’t want to be a good helper all the time – it’s hard work!”
Her mother gently and compassionately told her in five-year-old terms that helping people is really what her job is in life, now and in the future.  Of course, learning, exploring, and playing are all crucial to a child’s development, too, but helping is another one of those essential skills that we hope children will carry throughout their lifetimes as a focus on how they spend their time.
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 invites us to think about how we spend our time, and how we spend our lives.  What is the real purpose of our work, our labour?  What is the purpose of what we do when the earth and sun and everything just continues after we are gone?
Perhaps there is an invitation for us to be more helpful towards those who are suffering, or perhaps to look at how we spend our time.  Reflecting on a model for us – St. Vincent de Paul, and how he prioritized his time, invites us to care for others, also.  He dedicated his life to serving the poor, helped reform the clergy in the French Church and was known for his generosity and charity.
Perhaps there is an invitation for us to be part of the reform of our Church today…a Church that has struggled immensely with sexual abuse scandals of clergy and leaders.  Perhaps there is an invitation for us to be more generous and charitable today, with the inspiration of St. Vincent de Paul.
Luke 9:7-9 is brief and focuses on Herod’s confusion and curiosity.  Herod is confused by who Jesus is and expresses his curiosity to know who this Person is.  Perhaps there is an invitation to us to seek to know Jesus better and more deeply, as Herod’s curiosity is described in Luke 9:7-9.
Today, I pray that each of us answers an invitation to grow closer to God and to all of God’s creation; to advocate and help and serve on behalf of others, particularly those most vulnerable.  We will have an opportunity to advocate on behalf of those most vulnerable on September 30th (Pictou County Life Chain).  For more information contact www.lifechain.net/Canlist.       Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

 

 

 

 



 


RELIGIOUS  EDUCATION 

NEWS




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 are held in the S.C.S.C

Thursdays,
from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


Thursday evening classes include Mass at 6:30 pm.

Grade 8 and up includes Confirmation




Religious Education Coordinator

Laurena Greencorn

phone 902-921-1972    email laurenamarie@live.ca



 

               Catechist Meeting:
An important meeting of all catechists will take place on
Tuesday, 
September 25th  at 6:30 p.m. in the S.C.S.C. 
              
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.   




What is Children’s Liturgy?    The Vatican II Directory for Masses with Children (1973) has provided the guiding principles for The Sunday Liturgy of the Word for Children Series since its origin in 1989. The Directory fulfills the Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy which promotes adapting the liturgy to various cultures and communities.  Serving the spiritual needs of children, the Directory recommends inviting children to a separate Liturgy of the Word in a setting not too distant from the parish assembly. (DMC #17, 38) “By virtue of their baptism,” Father Matthew observes, “children have a right to hear God’s Word in language they can understand.”  Is this possible to do at Our Lady of Lourdes?  Would our children be better able to deepen their faith and become more engaged in liturgy?  Let’s give this some thought over the coming months.  Stay tuned for more information in our weekly bulletins.  Inserts from © 2016 Treehaus Communications, Inc. will be provided for our reflection.



Catechesis on the Family:
The Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life is offering a free digital series of seven catechesis on the family on its website
www.laityfamilylife.va/content/laityfamilylife/en.html
and on its YouTube channel, PcFamiglia.

 




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, Marg Worthen, Marilyn Judge and for all the sick

Sympathies and condolences are offered to the family and friends of
Agnes Ryan.
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  whitneypierloop63@gmail.com
Thank You


 



Mondays at "Our Lady of Lourdes"

The Continuous Rosary
for "vocations to the Priesthood"
is prayed from 9:30 am  to  10:30 am 
    
"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest"  (Matthew 9:37
 
 


        
Parish News and Notes

Weekend Collection:  for September 16th, 2018

               Weekend  Collection Envelopes        $ 2,835.00
                                   E-transfers                      105.00
                                  Loose  Offerings              396.65
                                     Other Receipts                  90.95
          
                     Total  Collection  Income    $  3,427.60
    
# of envelopes used:  103

 
Other Receipts
                          Votives & Literature       $   90.95
                       Total  Other  Receipts                $  90.95       
    
 
The Finance Committee has lost two special members of their team in the past year and are searching for replacements.  Please consider being a part of the Finance Committee by contacting Russ Oehmen, Fr. Barrett or any member of the committee for further information. 
  
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
Needs of the Canadian Church
The annual Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held on
September 30th
  The monies raised will be sent to each diocese, which will use these revenues to help pay its annual contribution to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).
The Diocese of Antigonish was required to make a payment for 2018 of $48,950.00. 
Through the work of the Bishops of Canada who are its members, the Conference is involved in national and international areas of pastoral activity, including social justice, ecumenical and interfaith relations, collaboration with Aboriginal Peoples, life and family issues, liturgy, catechesis, doctrine and relations with Catholic associations and movements.  It also provides the Bishops a forum to share their experiences and insights on the life of the Church and the major events that shape our society.  The offices of the CCCB are located at 2500 Don Reid Drive, in Ottawa, where a staff of approximately 40 works in different services, supporting the pastoral work of the Bishops
nationally and internationally.



 
 




Capital Projects Funds as of September 16th,2018   
 Total: $181,278.20
  Debits: -$94,088.58
  True Bank Balance: $87,189.62

 


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
E-mail: bishopdunn@dioceseofantigonish.ca
September 16, 2018, Feast of St. Ninian

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   laurenamarie@live.ca
Liturgy: Teresa McKay  902-755-1542        ttmckay@eastlink.ca
CWL:  Bernadette Kellock  902-755-3817     bernadettek@live.ca
Fund-raising:   See   "Capital Projects Fund announcement"
Cemetery: Paul Sutherland   902-396-8002  lourdescemetery@gmail.com
St Vincent de Paul Help Line:    Our Lady of Lourdes Area  902-7591389
                                                     St John the Baptist Area  902-771-2766




 




Parish Ministries Schedule: Sept 29th  and  Sept 30th 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: 
Scheduling: Brenda Duffy  ph 902-755-1312
 novascotianana@hotmail.com

Readers:                                     Servers:
Scheduling: Julie Rodgers                               Scheduling: Angela Stroud
ph 902-752-2443                                                 Ph 902-752-1832
                                                                            allan.d.rodgers@gmail.com 
                                                           
Saturday Sept 29th
Sunday  Sept 30th
Saturday  5:30 pm Sunday  9:00 am  Sunday  11:15 am

Extraordinary Ministers of

Holy Communion:

                                    Murray Dunbar
Carole Dunbar
Alex MacInnis

                           
Marilyn Judge
Barb MacLeod
Richard Keay
                                  
Cheryl MacKay-Langille
Brenda Duffy
Jeanette McChesney

 

 

Readers:


Jim Bryden

 


Pat Holly



Peggy Lamey

 

Servers:


Bernie McCarron

John Gillis

Lisa Turner
                                   


An important part of the work of the church
is to care for the poor.
On Thursday, 
September 27th, at the 6:30 pm Mass, the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, we will gather to pray for the needs of the poor.  Members of the
St. Vincent de Paul Society encourages everyone to join with us at this celebration to collectively give thanks to God for the generosity of many who reach out to serve the poor.  Pictou County Food Bank, Shepherds Lunch Room, Helping Hands, Service Clubs, Pictou County Fuel Fund, Roots for Youth, to name a few.  Come join us at Eucharist as we pray to our Lord to continue to shape us into the People of God.


 

You are invited to join in the
   35th Annual Life Chain

Sunday,    September 30th   2018       From  2 pm – 3 pm
 

A Peaceful Protest for the Unborn

Pictou County Life Chain

Participants stand on the sidewalk across from the Aberdeen Hospital
at East River Road and Park Street
Purpose: To come together in silent prayer being a visible “voice” for those unborn, the sick and aged, and those whom society sees as a burden.
To create awareness on protection of life and effects of abortion.
Conduct: Non-confrontational or verbal – silent prayer
Event to take place rain or shine.
For more information contact www.lifechain.net/Canlist
     Saint Vincent de Paul pray for us

 





 

 

CWL NEWS


CWL  Fall Fair---  Saturday
September 29th    12 pm to 3 pm
Chicken Burger
             Take-out Dinner $8.00                        
Tickets are available  from any member of the CWL, after each Sunday Mass, and by calling the parish office (755-4822) Leave a message and your call will be returned.
Arrangements can be made for delivery/pick-up

           
**The CWL are accepting any donations, such as vintage glass, jewelry,  baked goods, preserves, art, hand sculpture, knitted/crocheted items, Christmas items, 2nd hand purses etc.
.
 

         BOOK SALE---
                 Thursdays & Fridays
          from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
         Saturdays from 10:00 am to Noon
       in the Sister Catherine Steele Center

 


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 

Fund

 



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.





 


The  return  of  the

"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:
 bigbrothers@eastlink.ca   www.bbbsofpc.ca
or call 752-6260
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

 

SEPTEMBER  EVENTS
Viola's Place

Viola's Place is excited to be moving forward in achieving its goal of reopening the former homeless shelter under the framework of Viola's Place Society. We have set a tentative opening date of October 1st but we are hoping that this can be achieved before this time. When we open depends on how quickly we can organize volunteers
and fill our volunteer schedule.
 
Viola's Place is also in need of food items for the shelter. These can be non perishable or items to be frozen at this time and can be dropped off to 189 Marsh Street N G at the above dates and times!
Contact us at
violasplacesociety@gmail.com
or by leaving a message at our new phone number 902-752-0550



Fall Gospel Concert
September 23rd     3:30 pm
 Second United Baptist Church
330 Washington St, New Glasgow
Featuring:  
The East Preston United Baptist
Church Mass Choir

________________

Ultreya

Ultreya - last Thursday of the month,
September 27, 2018
at 730 pm
at Our Lady of Fatima church in Sydney River.

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.





A Special Invitation from
Fr. Bedford-----

Dear Father,                                                                                                                                             On Saturday,  Sept. 29th,  at St. Joseph Parish, Port Hawkesbury 4pm Mass,                                Bishop Dunn will install deacon-candidates as acolytes:
  • Barry Miller, Stella Maris Parish, Inverness
  • David Lewis, St. Joseph Parish, North Sydney
  • Duncan McMaster, Stella Maris Parish, Inverness
  • Fernand Boivin, Stella Maris Parish, Pictou
  • Henry VandeWiel, St Andrew Parish, St. Andrews
  • Sander Burke, St. Mary Parish, Lismore
  • Shawn Bigley, St. Anne Parish, Glace Bay
  • Tom Sylliboy, Holy Family, Eskasoni
This is the third of three installations: candidacy, lector and acolyte.
Hopefully, all will be ordained as deacons in 2019.  Would you be so kind as to make an announcement of this event in your parish bulletin so that all will know of our “diocesan formation program for diaconate” as well as the men who are now entering their 4th year of formation?
We ask for your prayerful support for these men, their spouses and families as they journey towards diaconate.
Everyone is welcome to participate with us on Sept. 29th.
A reception follows the 4pm Mass.
Fraternally,  Bedford













Sweet Sounds of the Big Band
performed by "HubTown" 
directed by John MacLeod

Friday    September 28th  at 7:30 PM
Come and enjoy a cabaret–style evening in the
Sharon St. John United Church Hall
(19 and older)
Tickets $25  (includes dessert with tea or coffee)
now available at the church office (902-752-4943)





St. Johns Presbyterian Church
MacLennan's Mountain will be having their
Old Home Service on Sunday

September 30th at 3 pm
Guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Sandy McDonald Special music will be provided by the Stellarton Male Chorus.
Social hour to follow. Everyone welcome!!












 

OCTOBER  EVENTS

 



Training by Alpha Canada!

Holy Family, Sydney Mines


October 1, 2018        6pm-9pm

Come be part of Alpha!
Alpha gatherings, where we share the basics of Christian faith, are wonderful ways to build faith communities.
There is even an Alpha for Youth.
This one evening of training will give you the information to participate and host an Alpha in your area.    Training is free.
Please register by emailing Norma Blinkhorn at normablinkhorn@hotmail.com.



October 7
 
A RETREAT IN DAILY LIFE – Inner Peace in the Service of God
The First Spiritual Exercise (FSE) is a four-week retreat in daily life that is experienced mainly at home. This retreat, similar to the ones held in the Parish Pastoral Centre is presented in a unique and simple format involving a commitment to daily prayer. Praying the First Spiritual Exercise retreats can bring us swiftly back into relationship with a personal God and the true meaning and direction of our life journey. Participants meet for orientation on October 7, 2018 followed by weekly sessions October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, from 1:30 to 3:30, at the Pastoral Centre, 5300 Union Highway, New Waterford, to share their experience in spiritual conversation facilitated by trained guides Gary Fancey, Winnie Odo and associate Hugh MacDonald. Gary and Winnie are trained spiritual directors in Ignatian Spirituality and took the training at Villa Madonna, Rothesay N.B., by the author of the book Fr. Michael Hansen S.J. three years ago, during a weekend conference and workshop that began on Sunday through to Sunday.  This 4th Retreat will take place at the Pastoral Centre for the Parish of Saint Leonard on 5300 Union Highway in New Waterford.  This will be our 4th retreat – we have presented three others in the spring and fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018. 
The cost for the retreat is $30.00 which includes the book. For those who already have the book, a free will offering (optional) would be welcomed to offset expenses.
Please consider experiencing this journey into “Inner Peace in the Service of God”, no previous pre-requisites are required and financial help is available. Register on or before September 23rd, 2018 to facilitate the ordering of books. For more information or to register, contact: Winnie Odo, 902- 862-2330 or Gary Fancey, 902-862-7580.


 
“Lasting Legacies”

A Pictou United Church Learn & Lunch Program

Wednesday, 
October 10th,  2018

10:30 am – 1 pm
 
Many of us want to make a difference through our living, but have you considered how you might make a difference in your dying?
Join us in this unique opportunity to learn more about how you might make a
difference by leaving a lasting legacy through the Dalhousie University Human Body Donation Program and the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank.
Speakers: Brenda Armstrong, Coordinator , Dal. Human Body Donation Program
and Dr. Sultan Darvesh, Director, Maritime Brain Tissue Bank.
Light lunch served. RSVP by October 2nd call Pictou United Church 902 485-8081




 
 RCIA Workshop

with Fr. Mark Gatto
Saturday,
October 12th
at St. Joseph Parish in Port Hawkesbury
9:30am -  3:00pm with lunch provided and no charge.  This is sponsored by the Diocesan Liturgy Office.
Who’s Invited?? 
Pastors, Deacons, Parish Groups, Faith Formation Workers, Music Ministries, RCIA Teams
And all who desire to invite, accompany others who wish to discover the Catholic Faith.
                        Please see brochure posted in the church and the SCSC for more full schedule, contact information, etc. and distribute this information as widely as possible.  THANK YOU!!





 

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 St. Ninian, Sept. 16, 2019. 
Our Regional Gatherings will be held:
Oct. 13th  St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish
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’


 




PILGRIMAGE TO PARIS, LISEAUX
(home of Saint Therese the "Little Flower") 

and    MEDJUGORJE 
with Father Patrick O’Neill (St. Joseph Parish priest in North Sydney)

 Come with me on this FALL pilgrimage

October 13th-25th, 2018

SPACE IS LIMITED   Please contact Tom Lamey at 902-830-5010 or email at tlamey@gmail.com
PRICE determined to be approximately $3,990
Call or email Tom to BOOK YOUR SPOT....you can't wait BOOK NOW




Cursillo weekend schedule

The Cursillo weekend schedule for the fall of 2018

Women's -October 18-21,  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.

 

 

 




 

Young Adults Dinner and Dialogue with Bishop Dunn - Monday, October 29, 2018,
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 youthministry@dioceseofantigonish.ca for more details and to book your reservation.




2019  Colombia Mission Trip

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
fr_gillies@yahoo.ca  902-863-4846

St. Vincent de Paul Society at Our Lady of Lourdes asks  you to support the work of our conference with your gift of prayer.  Please  consider  keeping  the  needs of  the poor in your daily  prayer  and  join with us in  praying  the  following:   “Father, we ask that those whom we assist find your gift of confidence, courage and peace by our  concern for their needs.
Lord, hear our prayer.
Most Rev. William E. Power


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




Prayer Group:
Our Lady of Lourdes has a dedicated Prayer Group that meets each Wednesday. Everyone (kids, teenagers, young adults, singles, parents, seniors) is encouraged to submit a request for a prayer intention by writing the intention out on a piece of paper and placing it in the Prayer Box located in the Grotto
(There is POWER in PRAYER)



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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 Mae@dioceseofantigonish.ca

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


Please Note:  The 9 am Mass
in Our Lady of Lourdes church
will be videotaped for Eastlink TV
on October 14th 
Please stay tuned for further information

In Our Deanery:         

St. John the Baptist: 

Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday at 9 am
Friday:  Glen Haven @ 10:30 am



Stella Maris:

Tuesday & Wednesday
@ 6:30 pm



Holy Name:
Monday & Friday @ 9 am
Thurs @ 6:30 pm


 

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




MASS  FOR  SHUT-INS:
Tune to CTV on Sundays
@ 11:30 am



New Donations Cards Available
in  Support of
Mass for Shut Ins


Mass for Shut Ins has completed its 55th season and will be back on the air in October 2018.   
    
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.

 

September 2018
Sa 1 Pope Francis
Su 2 Bishop Brian Dunn
Mo 3 Seminarians
Tu 4 Candidates to the Permanent Diaconate
We 5 Fr. John Yake
Th 6 Fr. Callistus Abazie
Fr 7 Fr.  Frank Abbass
Sa 8 Fr.  Paul Abbass
Su 9 Fr. Jake Andrea
Mo 10 Fr. Antolin Asor
Tu 11 Fr.  Peter Baccardax
We 12 Fr. John Barry
Th 13 Fr. Leo Boone
Fr 14 Fr. Dan Boudreau
Sa 15 Fr. Donald Boudreau
Su 16 Fr. Andrew Boyd
Mo 17 Fr. Bill Burke
Tu 18 Fr. Charles Cameron
We 19 Fr. Francis Cameron
Th 20 Fr. Angus Campbell
Fr 21 Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson
Sa 22 Deacon Robert Coleman
Su 23 Fr. Bill Crispo
Mo 24 Fr. Gerald Curry
Tu 25 Fr. Duaine Devereaux
We 26 Fr.  Evo Di Pierro
Th 27 Fr.  Dan Doucet
Fr 28 Fr. Bedford Doucette
Sa 29 Deacon Michael Doyle
Su 30 Fr. Conrad Edwards
     
 
Prayer for Priests, Deacons
Diocese of Antigonish
 
Please Pray for a Priest/Deacon Each Day
Let us show our love and appreciation for our priests, deacons and others serving in our diocese, by praying each day.  Please use the calendar in this pamphlet as your guide for your daily prayer intention.
 
Eternal Father,
we lift up to you these
and all the priests, deacons
of the world.
 
Sanctify them.
 
Heal them; guide them.
 
Mold them into the
likeness and holiness
of your Son, Jesus,
the Eternal High Priest.
 
May their lives be pleasing to You.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
AMEN
 
There are some prayers included on the inside of this brochure which you may use.  You may have other forms of prayer that you would prefer, such as
 
Mass
Fasting
Eucharistic Exposition
Rosary
Holy Hour
Other Devotions
 
O Jesus, Eternal High Priest, live in (name of priest/deacon),
act in him, speak in and through him.
Think Your thoughts in his mind, love through his heart.
Give him Your own dispositions and feelings.
Teach, lead and guide him always.
Correct, enlighten and expand his thoughts and behavior.
Possess his soul; take over his entire personality and life.
Replace him with Yourself.
Incline him to constant adoration and thanksgiving;
pray in and through him.
Let him live in you and keep him in this intimate union always.
O Mary, Immaculate Conception, Mother of Jesus and Mother of Priests, Pray and intercede for (____________).
AMEN
 
Let us pray for priests and deacons:
 
The Holy Father
Fill him with your grace, Lord.
Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops             Those who are worried
Give them your gifts, Lord                                     Give them peace, Lord
Diocesan Priests/Deacons                                  Those who are old
Never leave them, Lord                                           Sustain them, Lord.
Priests in seminary work                                    Those who are young
Give them your wisdom, Lord.                             Impel them for your glory Lord.
Those in hospital work                                       Those who are alone
Give them constancy, Lord                                    Accompany them, Lord.
Those who are ill                                                   Missionary Priests
Heal them, Lord.                                                        Protect them, Lord.
Those who are in danger                                    Those who are preachers
Deliver them, Lord.                                                   Enlighten them, Lord.
Those who are weak                                             Those who direct souls
Strengthen them, Lord.                                          Instruct them, Lord.
Those who are poor                                               Parish priests
Relieve them, Lord                                                    Give them prudence, Lord.
Those who are zealous                                         Religious priests
Help them, Lord.                                                        Make them perfect, Lord.
 
On all the Church ---  Lord, have mercy
 
 
For all priests, deacons
               Give them your wisdom, Lord.
               Give them virtue.
               Give them patience and charity.
               Give them obedience and kindness.
               Give them a burning zeal for souls.
               Give them an intense love for the Eucharist.
               Give them loyalty to the Holy See and their Bishops.
               Give them respect for their dignity.
               Give them a great love for Mary.
               Give them rectitude and justice.
               Give them the gift of counsel.
               Give them strength in their labours.
               Give them peace in their sufferings.
               Give them humility and generosity.
               Let them be the light of souls.
               Let them be the salt of the earth.
               Let them practice sacrifice and self-denial.
               Let them enkindle hearts with the love of Mary.
               Let them be other Christs.
               Let them be holy in body and soul.
               May they be men of prayer.
               May faith shine forth in them.
               May they be concerned only for the salvation of souls.
               May they be faithful to their vocation.
               May their hands know how to bless.
               May they burn with the love of You and Mary.
               May all their steps be for the glory of God.
               May the Holy Spirit possess them, and give them his Gifts and
               fruits in abundance.
 
Let us pray:
               O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are the soul and the life of the Church.  Hear the prayers we offer for priests and deacons.  We ask this through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, their protector and guide.  AMEN
 
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Words for the Week:        

 It takes effort to always do good… The road to holiness is not for the lazy!  Meek and humble of heart, close to the people, with compassion, with meekness and tenderness---This is Jesus.
Goodness is loving and never imposes itself. It is a choice.
We ask that Jesus protect our Church always, that He protect Her with His mercy, granting each one of us His forgiveness.

                        
         

                                                                                             
 

 
 
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