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 28, 2018
  Thirtieth Sunday
          in Ordinary Time
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      27     5:30 pm     A.J. Beaton (deceased                                         
             Sun     Oct      28      9:00 am       Parishioners
                                                 11:15 am      Joan Porter (deceased)
            Mon      Oct     29     Kevin Gerrior (deceased)
            Tues      Oct     30    10:00 am @ Valley View Villa                                     
              Wed     Oct     31    9:00 am followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:30 am
                                                Tom Moore (deceased

           Thurs    Nov     1       5:30 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
                   Mass 6:30 pm  Alex Hughie MacInnis (deceased)
"Solemnity of All Saints"                                               

              Fri         Nov     2     7:00 pm  The Commemoration of All the Faithful
(All Souls Day)
                                           Deceased members from Nov, 2017 to Oct 2018
               **First Friday Communion Calls**:  between 9 am and 12 noon

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.  Names of the deceased will be read aloud.  A family member, loved one or friend may participate by bringing a lit candle to the altar in their name.   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.



          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



 Saint Spotlight:                                                               

Saint Spotlight:    All Saints (November 1) –                                 

This feast honors all the saints of the Church, known and unknown.  The occasion provides an opportunity to reflect on the nature of sainthood and to celebrate the faithfulness of holy men and women of every place and time whose lives and deeds continue to inspire us.  Originally a feast in the Eastern Church for all martyrs, it was extended to the whole Roman Church in the 9th century as a feast including non-martyrs.  It was given this date, November 1, to counter a pagan feast on the same day.
In England it was called Allhallows (“Hallow’ is from the Old English word for “holy”).  Thus, “Hallowe’en,” a vestige or remnant of this pagan celebration, is from “All-hallows even,” or “the eve of All Saints”

(November 2018 Living with Christ, p. 157).


From the Pastor’s Desk:

Servant-Leader – As the days move toward the late Fall in the Northern half of the globe, in just a few weeks we will celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King.  Early Church history tells us that many Christians in the first few centuries were tortured and died because they were loyal to Jesus, and not to the Roman Emperor or King.  It was not that they were disrespectful of the Emperor.  It was a case whereby they were given a choice between Jesus or the Emperor.  If they chose Jesus, they were put to death.  If they chose the Emperor, they were safe.  In fact, one of the big issues in the Early Church was what to do with those Christians who chose the Emperor, but later wanted to return to the Church community.  It was really the Church’s first experience with struggling to forgive.
     Pope Francis tells us that Jesus is all about mercy.  We encounter Jesus.  He shows us mercy, that is, he both changes us in his mercy, and makes us merciful towards others.  In Mark 10:44-45, Jesus assured those closest to him that “whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.  For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  To be a servant of all means to lead by serving in the way that Jesus serves – by showing mercy.
     A short passage from Isaiah 53 reveals the servant-leader as one who knows and loves his followers: “The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities” (c. v. 11).  So, the Son of Man giving his life as a ransom for many and the righteous one bearing the iniquities or sins of his followers is the same thing.
     A servant leader does not sin, but he or she enters the consequences of sin and forgives and heals it.
     A servant leader does not “lord it over,” but he or she stands under the other, that is, understands the other.
     A servant leader does not enrich or make himself or herself important but is enriched only by God’s mercy so that he or she can show mercy to others.
     Jesus tells us that he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).  The servant leader knows that Truth – another name for God – can never be separated from Mercy.  All the titles and names for God are intended to speak about the nature of God.  These names are limited only by our understanding of their meaning.  God’s mercy is, and is not, like our mercy.  God’s truth or justice or love both is and is not like the various experiences of humans that these words suggest.  Truth that is spoken without mercy is simply not truth because nothing describes God for God’s actions that are not totally mercy.
     We pray that we will remember that the Christ we give our hearts to is all about mercy – and challenges us to be merciful.
     Psalm 33 tells us, “Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you” (v. 22).






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


Children’s Liturgy - Practical Guidelines Continued

+ As part of reflecting on the Word, it is appropriate to observe silence and to re-read portions of the biblical texts to aid the children’s reflection on God’s Word. Such periods of silence surrounding the readings heighten the children’s sense of God’s presence in the proclamation of the Word.
+ If the local parish leaders have reason to believe a reading of a particular Sunday is unsuitable, they may use other readings from the Lectionary or the Bible as long as the selection is in keeping with the Liturgical season.          (DMC #43)
+ The use of a Lectionary prepared for celebrations with children is highly recommended. (DMC #43, 44, 45)
+ Psalms and biblical chants in keeping with the liturgical season should be sung between readings as well as an acclamation before the Gospel. (CMC #46)
+ The Liturgy of the Word should include the Prayer of the Faithful drawn appropriately from the children. A simple Profession of Faith may also be prayed. Its focus may reflect the content of the Sunday readings.

Antigonish Youth Rally:    You Can Change the World
When: Sunday,   November 25th     Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
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!


Prayer Corner:    Please pray for Cecilia Greencorn,
Jaime Legresley, Ashley Legresley, Myla MacDonald,
 Patricia Jerrett, Vickie MacLeod, Doris Mae Malcolm, 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 21st, 2018

               Weekend  Collection Envelopes        $ 2,132.55
                                   E-transfers                     105.00
                                  Loose  Offerings              292.00
                                                   Other Receipts                 236.08          
                     Total  Collection  Income     $ 2,765.63
# of envelopes used:  108

Other Receipts
       World Mission Sunday  $ 143.00
                                 US deposit            $      1.28                   
   Votives & Literature        $    91.80
           Total  Other  Receipts       $ 236.08       

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.

Census Committee Members:    Robert Cullen
                                                Brenda Duffy
                                                 Alex MacInnis
                                              Fr. Barrett


Special  Furnace  Collections

W/E  October 7th     $1,162.35
W/E  October 14th    $1,042.95
W/E  October 21st    $   805.00

Total  to  Date:   $3,010.30
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: Nov 3rd  and  Nov 4th 

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 Nov  3rd
Sunday  Nov  4th
Saturday  5:30 pm Sunday  9:00 am  Sunday  11:15 am

Extraordinary Ministers of

Holy Communion:

    Paul Sutherland
    Bev White
    Brian White

Jack Fraser
Marjorie Fraser
Van MacLeod                      

Laurena Greencorn
Karen Megeney
Dexter Megeney




      Brenda Duffy



            Pat Holly

Religious Ed Student



  Brett Stroud

John Gillis

Lisa Turner



75 shoe boxes have arrived and they can be picked up this weekend in the church.  

They need to be returned to OLOL church by   November 17th

Shoe Boxes can also be dropped off at the Salvation Army Church

in WESTVILLE on November 16th  between 7pm and 9pm--
                             November 17th between 9am and 5pm
                             November 18th between 2pm and 5pm

CWL monthly meeting will be on  
November 5th  at 7pm

                               New members are most welcome                    





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


We are grateful to these two groups of volunteers for shingling the shed, stacking Fr Barrett's wood pile in the Glebe House and painting a much needed face-lift on our parking lot.  If you know any of the members of these groups, smile and give them a "high five" for their time and hard work----
Kinsmen  and  Kinettes-----a Great Big Thanks!

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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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.


Scotsburn United Church Fall Pancake Breakfast

Saturday      November 3rd          8:00 - 10:30 AM

Scotsburn United Church, Scotsburn

Enjoy pancakes with local maple syrup, whipped cream and blueberry sauce, maple sausage, homemade baked beans, juice, tea and coffee – Gluten-free option available!

$10 per adult        $5 per child
children under 5 yrs free!
Enjoy great local entertainment while kick-starting your day with a breakfast that everybody is talking about!
Be there early to beat the line-ups!    All are welcome!



The congregation of First United Church, Trenton,
under the leadership of Rev. Wade Reppert,
will celebrate 128 years of Christian Witness, Study, Fellowship and Service

Sunday     November 4th      at 3:00 PM
The Guest Speaker for the Anniversary Service will be the

Rev. Dr. Doug MacEachern
Moncton, New Brunswick.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be serviced
  Special Music will be the Carrilon Singers
Fellowship will follow the Anniversary Service –
Eastlink Cable will be taping the service and it will be aired the following Sunday, November 11th.


St Andrews Church, Pictou
Annual Christmas tea and  sale

Saturday     November 10th  

2 pm - 4 pm

Admission $7.00

There will be a  "bake table"   "jewelry table"
"Christmas items"  "New to You" and "Mystery Bags"
Gather your friends, come for tea and add to your Christmas shopping



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
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’


Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale
is coming to Pictou United Church!
Pictou United Church is, once again, hosting a sale of beautiful,          fairly-traded gifts benefiting artisans from 30 Third World countries

Friday     November 9th        6 pm  -  8 pm

Saturday    November 10th     10 am - 4 pm

Pictou United Church – 47 James St.
Remember----The gifts you buy at the Ten Thousand Villages Sales
will give the blessings of steady work, fair wages, and a better life
for struggling families around the world.
Your purchase invests in your world!
Ten Thousand Villages is a project of Mennonite Central Committee,
and is an outreach project of Pictou United Church.

Holy Name CWL

Tea and Sale

at the Holy Name Hall

November 10th

5 pm to 7 pm

                       Admission:   $6.00                           

Pantry & Craft tables,
Grocery Basket,
Quilt Draw,
Board Game
New to You
Lunch provided



Immediate Release – 09/20/2018


Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua

Messenger of Saint Anthony


North America Contact: Tom Muscatello


The Saint of Hope visits the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish 

    November 10th


“Relics are parts of the body of a saint who was the
Temple of the Holy Spirit.”

Pope Francis


Saint Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis have an important friend in common – he is Saint Anthony of Padua, the much loved 13th century friar who was one of the earliest members of the Franciscan Order which was founded in 1209.

When Pope Francis was Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, he led a prominent procession through the streets of the Argentinian capital in the year 2000, carrying in his hands a reliquary containing a precious relic of Saint Anthony of Padua – a piece of his floating rib. This occurred during the year of the Great Jubilee.

On Saturday, November 10, two first-class relics of the Portuguese-born Saint Anthony of Padua will travel to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish. His Grace, Bishop Brian T. Dunn, has asked Friar Alessandro Ratti to bring the relics to the Vigil Mass at Saint Ninian Cathedral. The Cathedral is located at 121 St. Ninian Street in Antigonish.
The Holy Mass will be at 4 PM
Veneration will be from 1 PM to 6:30 PM

The Rector of the Cathedral is Reverend Donald MacGillivray.

Prayer petitions with holy cards will be distributed to allow parishioners to write their prayer petition to the saint. The writing of a prayer petition/intention is a worldwide tradition when venerating a relic of a saint. Father Alessandro will bring the petitions back to the Pontifical Basilica in Padua and place them at the tomb of Saint Anthony. The tour officially ends back at the Tomb of Saint Anthony where the Friars will gather to pray for the saint’s intercession upon our intentions and petitions.

The two relics will be accompanied by Father Alessandro Ratti, one of fifty-two Conventual Franciscan Friars from Padua, Italy, where the Saint is buried. One relic is a fragment of his floating rib while the second relic is skin of the saint’s cheek. Sister Lucy, one of the three seers of Fatima, venerated the relics in 1995 in her convent in Coimbra, Portugal on the 800th anniversary of the saint’s birth.

According to Franciscan Friar Mario Conte, the Editor of the Messenger of St Anthony, “There is nothing superstitious about relics. The real meaning of a relic is love – they are a link of love between the person who venerates and the saint. In recognizing that only God performs miracles, it is through the communion of saints that we are brought closer to Our Lord.” As Saint John Paul II tells us, “The most beautiful and stirring adventure that can happen to you is the personal meeting with Jesus, who is the only one who gives real meaning to our lives.” Pope Francis shares “The saints give us a message. They tell us: be faithful to the Lord, because the Lord does not disappoint! He does not disappoint ever, and he is a good friend always at our side.”

In an address in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, August 18, 2005, Pope Benedict Emeritus said of relics “By inviting us to venerate the mortal remains of the martyrs and saints, the Church does not forget that, in the end, these are indeed just human bones, but they are bones that belonged to individuals touched by the living power of God. The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst.”

Notes for Pastors and Bulletin Editors:

St Anthony of Padua: Born 15 August 1195 Lisbon, Portugal

Died 13 June 1231 (aged 35) Padua, Italy

Anthony of Padua was a Portuguese Catholic friar belonging to the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised in a wealthy family in Lisbon. He died in 1231 and was canonized within a year after his death, the shortest time in the history of the Church. His remains are kept in the Basilica in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his preaching and expert knowledge of Scripture, he was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1946.

St. Anthony died on June 13 in 1231. He was buried in a little church outside the walls of the town of Padua. According to the Gregorian calendar, June 13, 1231, was a Friday. Saint Anthony was buried the following Tuesday, June 17, 1231, at Santa Maria Mater Domini. It is for this reason why the nine (9) day and thirteen (13) day Saint Anthony novenas are always recited on a Tuesday.

In 1263, his remains were transferred to the newly constructed Basilica which is part of the present-day Basilica. Because of miracle activity for thirty-two years around the saint’s tomb, the Minister General of the Order of Franciscan Friars Minor, Giovanni Di Fidanza, made the decision to open the saint’s coffin. Friar Di Fidanza later became Saint Bonaventure. When St. Anthony’s coffin was opened in St. Bonaventure’s presence, bones and ashes were found. However, the saint’s vocal apparatus was found to be intact and his tongue was still red and soft. At the sight of the miracle, St. Bonaventure exclaimed in awe: “Oh blessed tongue, that ever praised the Lord, and led others to praise Him! Now it is clear how great are your merits before God!”

Saint Anthony of Padua is known to millions of Catholics for lost items. Saint Anthony’s reputation as a finder of lost things dates to an incident in the saint’s life. As the legend goes, a novice who had grown tired of religious life decided to leave the Franciscan community. But before leaving, the novice took Saint Anthony’s psalter. The book was very important to Anthony, especially since it was before the printing press had been invented. The psalter had notes and comments he made in teaching his students in the Franciscan order. Anthony prayed that the psalter would be found and returned to him. Anthony’s prayers were answered: The novice returned the psalter and returned to the order. We invite you to come and ask for Saint Anthony’s intercession for more than the loss of material things, but also for loss of faith, family harmony, health, hope, peace of mind and trust in others.


November  11th    1918 - 2018

"Ringing the Bells of Peace"

If we are to remember those that fought, we need to drive home the message of the horror of war and its effect on the society that wages it.  That included the families that had to live with the unknown and after the war with the after-effects related to those who returned with injuries both visible and invisible. 
Remembrance Event 1 – Ringing of Bells

Bells call us to wake, to pray, to work, to arms, to feast and, in times of crisis, to come together. 

“On November 11, 1918, the ringing of church bells erupted spontaneously across the country,
as an outpouring of relief that four years of war had come to an end.
  (BBC news”
The Bells of Peace initiative is designed to emulate that moment of remembrance in honor of our veterans
who served in WW1.



  • Engage all communities, the military, relevant historical sites and churches (equipped with bells) in this endeavor.
  • The bell(s) would be tolled 100 times with 5 seconds between tolls.
  • Each community/bell would start the ringing at the going down of the sun on 11 Nov as per the sunset timing in their area.
  • Several communities will be asked to enhance this remembrance activity to highlight a significant historical event within the context of WW1 (see coordinating instructions).
  • All communities are encouraged to add their own community tradition or WW1 experience in addition to the ringing of the bells.

The Parish of Saint Leonard
will be hosting it's first ever   "Fall Into Winter"  Fair
on the grounds of the Pastoral Centre (5310 Union Hwy, River Ryan, NS)

Saturday, November 17th     10am  -  3pm
Sunday,  November 18th          12 pm - 5 pm

   We will kick off our event with a Free "Touch A Truck" where kids are invited to explore large service vehicles, ask questions, take photos, etc.  Soulvaria VR, Cape Breton's first virtual reality gaming center will also be on-site offering free demo's of VR games for kids. You will be able to purchase tickets for our Carnival Games which will be held inside!
Some of our featured games are: Fortnite, inspired Boogie Bomb Game, Skyrim, inspired Archery Game, Muggle Quidditch, Deal or No Deal, our Paw Patrol inspired "Give a dog a bone" game, Peppa's Pig Pen, The Great Canadian Gold Rush, and more!!!
We have some amazing prizes lined up!
We will end Saturday with a Community Dance at the Gaul Centre with Gaye Desveaux as DJ. Tickets for the dance are available at the Pastoral Centre for $5.00

Sunday,  there will be a Christmas Flea Market & Craft Sale and Bake Sale from
12 pm  -  5 pm    at the Gaul Centre.
Everyone is welcome to come on down and enjoy our "Fall Into Winter" Community Fair!






Saturday      November 17th

  Roast Beef Dinner plus Dessert Table

St. George’s Anglican Church
199 Temperance St., New Glasgow

Adults: $12:00       Children (Under 12) $6:00
Eat-in or Take-out.
Tickets:   Church Office: 902 752 -4551
Gerry at 902 752-1297 or At the Door.


St. John the Baptist CWL

Christmas Tea and Sale

Monday    November 19th

from   7 - 9 pm

                               in St. John the Baptist Church hall                                   

Admission $5.00      Children  $2.00



Diocese of Antigonish

Video conference: Fr. Bill Burke 
Why are Funeral Liturgies Good?
                         A Pastoral Approach in Our Time.                                                

November 24th         10 am – 1 pm   

NSCC Campuses: in Port Hawkesbury, Stellarton & Sydney
 $20 per Person –  Registration required
  by calling 902-539-6188, ext. 237.                                   
Tea & coffee  provided
Please bring your own brown bag lunch.                                    
Blessed are those who mourn
for they shall be comforted…(Matthew 5).



Ann Holton


CD Release Concert – “A Merry Little Christmas” –

 Sharon St. John United Church in Stellarton

November 24th     at 7:00 pm

Special guests will include Ardyth, Jennifer & Darren McMullen, Heather Cameron, Jeff Torbert and Karen Crowley.

Tickets:      adults  $20       students  $10

Available at the church office (902-752-4943), at and at the door.


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!


Sunday,     December 2nd       at 7:00pm.

Lights of Love Campaign 2018

Join this year’s holiday celebrations by helping the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home light its Christmas tree with bulbs dedicated to love. This is the 21st year for our annual Lights of Love fundraising campaign. Your generosity has helped to improve the quality of life for the R.K.’s residents over the past two decades. You can dedicate a bulb in memory of a deceased loved one or honour someone presently in your life. Monies raised this year will support the purchase and installation of a therapeutic bath system, completing an upgrade of this vital personal care service for residents.
If you wish to make a donation in memory of a loved one and are not currently on our mailing list, please call the R.K. Foundation Office at 902-863-2578, Ext. 223 and leave your mailing address. Donations can also be made online by clicking the Lights of Love link at Please join us in the R.K. Chapel for the tree lighting and dedication on



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 9th,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. 

"Men of the Deeps"  and  "Burke Family"

Christmas concert

Saturday     December 15th      7 pm

at Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River

Come enjoy an evening of Christmas music and memories with the "Men of the Deeps"
and New Waterford’s own "Burke Family"
Tickets are $25 on sale at Fatima parish office, Pastoral Center at
Membertou and also at Arlie’s.
This concert will sell out get your tickets soon.


Dates:  Jan 18th - 29th  2019

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

If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance, please contact 902-759-1389 (Our Lady of Lourdes) or 902-771-276
(St John the Baptist)
Ask for a confidential referral to a member of
St Vincent de Paul Society.  Based on individual need, we may be able to provide assistance with essential expenses.  


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,
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.
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: 

Thurs @ 9 am
Friday 10:30 am @ Glen Haven

Stella Maris:

Not Available

Holy Name:

Not Available


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



Tune to CTV on Sunday
October 28th @ 9:30 am

Mass time will resume
next week at 11:30 am

New Donations Cards Available
in  Support of
Mass for Shut Ins

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:      
Health is not a consumer good, but a universal right: let us unite our efforts so that health services are available to all.  Hope is not an idea, it is an encounter; like the woman waiting to meet the child who will be born from her womb.  It would be wonderful if, every day, at some moment, we could say: "Lord, let me know you and let me know myself".

This Synod is intended to be a sign of the Church that truly listens and that doesn’t always have a ready-made answer. #Synod2018
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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