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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 30, 2018, Twenty-Sixth 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      29     5:30 pm     Cathy Keoughn (living)

                                                                      
             Sun     Sept      30    9:00 am       Parishioners
                                                  11:15 am       Mariete Post (deceased) 
                                                         

          
   Mon      Oct     01     9:00 am    Owen McCarron (deceased)
                                                   Continuous Rosary for "Vocations to the Priesthood"
                                                        9:30 am to 10:30 am
                                    Memorial of St. Therese of the Child aJesus

             
Tues      Oct     02      NO MASS
                                                         
              Wed     Oct     03     9:00 am    Cathy Turnbull (living)
           
           Thurs    Oct    04     5:30 pm 
Sacrament of Reconciliation
                   Mass 6:30 pm  Raymond Pettipas (deceased) 
           
                                                   Memorial of  St Francis of Assisi      

              Fri         Oct     05     9:00 am   Legora MacLeod (deceased)
                                              Followed by First Friday Communion calls


 
      


From  the  Pastor's  Desk:  Saint Spotlight 
 

Three Popes and an Archbishop – October 11th is the Memorial of Saint John XXIII.  At the death of Pius XII, he was elected Pope on October 28, 1958.  Meek and gentle, enterprising and courageous, simple and active, he carried out the Christian duties of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. His social teaching in the Encyclicals Pacem in   terris (Peace on Earth) and Mater et Magistra (Christianity and Social Progress) was deeply appreciated.  He convoked the Roman Synod in   anticipation of the Second Vatican Council, established the Commission for the Revision of the Code of Canon (Church) Law, and summoned the Second Vatican Council.  The faithful saw in him a           reflection of the goodness of God and called him “the good pope.”  He was sustained by a profound spirit of prayer.  Pope John XXIII died on the evening of June 3, 1963, and was canonized April 27, 2014, along with Saint John Paul II. 
     On October 14th, 2018, Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero will be canonized. 
Saint Paul VI succeeded Pope John XXIII and continued the Second Vatican Council, which he closed in 1965.  He named Mary as the Mother of the Church during the  Second Vatican Council.  He wrote seven encyclicals, the last one being
Humanae vitae (Of Human Life On the Regulation of Birth).
Saint Paul VI died on August 6, 1978. 
     Saint Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture.  He had face-to-face meetings with both Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. In 1980, Romero was assassinated while offering Mass.     
     Saint John Paul II was appointed a bishop by Pope Pius XII and a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.  He took part in Vatican Council II.  He became Pope on October 16, 1978.  His love for young people brought him to establish the World Youth Days.  In 1984, John Paul II became the first Pope to step foot on Canadian soil when he launched a 12-day pastoral visit.  His pontificate, one of the longest in the history of the Church, lasted nearly 27 years.  He died on April 2, 2005, and his Memorial takes place on October 22nd.     

 


 

 

 

 



 


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 & up are held in the S.C.S.C

Thursdays,
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 laurenamarie@live.ca



 

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




Children’s Liturgy - Practical Guidelines 
The Directory distinguishes liturgical prayer from catechetical instruction. We gather to give thanks and praise to a loving God through the art of ritual-making and story-telling (in contrast to pedagogical methods applied to inform one’s faith).
+ Liturgy is public worship, a community’s ritual prayer. Gatherings with children are to be guided by an attitude of prayer and praise that involve the whole person. 
+ The separate gathering place should be prepared for liturgical celebration; seasonal colors, picture to illustrate the Sunday gospel, and candles, all placed to highlight a central display for the book of God’s Word.




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


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 23rd, 2018

               Weekend  Collection Envelopes        $ 2,564.00
                                   E-transfers                       80.00
                                  Loose  Offerings              274.75
                                                   Other Receipts                 278.05          
                     Total  Collection  Income   $  3,196.80
    
# of envelopes used:  115

 
Other Receipts
                               Needs of Canadian Church      $   182.00                         
              Votives & Literature       $     96.05
           Total  Other  Receipts                $  278.95       
    
 
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 23rd,2018   
 Total: $182,027.70
  Debits: -$94,088.58
  True Bank Balance: $87,939.12

 


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 Pastoral Council Meeting


Wednesday,     October 3rd

at 6:30 pm in the SCSC


 




Parish Ministries Schedule: Oct 6th  and  Oct 7th 

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 Oct 6th
Sunday  Octt 7th
Saturday  5:30 pm Sunday  9:00 am  Sunday  11:15 am

Extraordinary Ministers of

Holy Communion:


     Joan Timmons
     Barb Jerrett
     Brenda Duffy

                           
                                          Russ Oehmen
Betsy Keay
Richard Keay
                                  

Neniette Fontaine
Kathleen Campbell
Darlene Taylor

 

 

Readers:


      Paula Cassidy

 

 

             Betsy Keay



Religious Ed Student

 

Servers:


  Brett Stroud

John Gillis

Lisa Turner
                                   

 

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


 
         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


 
CWL  Meeting

Monday,  
October 1st  at 7:00 pm

All ladies of the Parish are invited and welcome to attend

 


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

 

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




Thank-you for your generous support of the
Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine this year. The Shrine remains open year round. The gift shop will be closing for the season on
October 20th, 2018. If you have a request please call 902-945-2221.

Come to Our Annual Fund Raiser

🎶Country Music Concert🎸

Sunday     October 14th     2:00 pm
In the St. Mary's Parish Hall
Mabou, Cape Breton
Door Prizes & 50/50 Draw
Refreshments provided
Admission $10
Proceeds to maintenance of the Shrine
















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.

 


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








 

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




 

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

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

 


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




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: 

Tuesday @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday and Thursday @ 9 am
Friday:  Glen Haven @ 10:30 am



Stella Maris:

Tuesday & Thursday
@ 6:30 pm



Holy Name:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 9 am

 

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.

 

 
                              
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