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 door entrance is located on the side
                                             of the Glebe that's connected to the church.   
                                            Messages can be left in the mailbox to the right
                                            of the door.  For an appointment,  please contact
                                            Fr. Barrett directly by calling 902-755-3688
                                            Call or text 1-902-304-2140 or

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

SUMMER  Hours:     Wed: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
 **Bulletin Notices** must be submitted to the parish office
by Wednesday at 4:00 pm

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  August 12th, 2018, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time        
Celebration of the Eucharist
    Pastor: Fr. Barrett Clare-Johnson
    ph 902-755-3688 (glebe)  1-902-304-2140 (cell)

             Sat     Aug   11     5:30 pm    Tom O'Neil (deceased)
     Aug   12     9:00 am       Parishioners
                                              11:15 am    Bernice MacDonald (deceased)
   Mon     Aug   13     9:00 am     Alma Kyle (living)
                                                                  Continuous Rosary for
                                       "Vocations to the Priesthood" 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Tues     Aug   14    10:00 am            MASS AT THE VALLEY VIEW VILLA 
                                                                          (Memorial of St Maximilian Kolbe)
             Wed    Aug    15     9:00 am     Kathy Skoke-Fortin (deceased)
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
             Thurs   Aug   16     6:30 pm    Margaret Martin, Sr. (deceased)
             Fri       Aug    17    9:00 am      Doug and Kaitlyn Lamey (living)

         Saint Spotlight:   Saint Maximilian Kolbe 
                        As St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross died in a                                                                    Nazi concentration camp, so did
                                       Saint Maximilian Kolbe.                                             Saint Maximilian was born in Poland in 1894.  As a Franciscan, he worked to spread the Gospel in his native Poland as well as in Japan.  He had a great devotion to Our Lady.  During the Nazi occupation of Poland, he helped thousands of refugees, including Polish Jews.  He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1941 and   imprisoned at Auschwitz.  Three months after Maximilian's arrival, a prisoner escaped.  In retaliation, 10 men were chosen at random to die.  One was a young father; Maximilian offered to take his place.  His offer accepted, Maximilian died on August 14th, 1941 and was canonized in October 1982.                                                     (Source: August 2018 Living with Christ, p. 173).

From  the  Pastor's  Desk:


The Precepts of the Church


The precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life

bound to and nourished by liturgical life. The obligatory character of

these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to

guarantee to the faithful the indispensable minimum in the spirit of

prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor.


The first precept (“You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy

days of obligation”)
requires the faithful to participate in the

Eucharistic celebration when the Christian community gathers

together on the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord.

The second precept (“You shall confess your sins at least once a

ensures preparation for the Eucharist by the reception of

the sacrament of reconciliation, which continues Baptism’s work of

conversion and forgiveness.


The third precept (“You shall humbly receive your Creator in Holy

Communion at
least during the Easter season”) guarantees as a

minimum the reception of the Lord’s Body and Blood in connection

with the Paschal feasts, the origin and centre of the Christian



The fourth precept (“You shall keep holy the holy days of

completes the Sunday observance by participation in the

principal liturgical feasts which honor the mysteries of the Lord,

the Virgin Mary and the saints.

The fifth precept (“You shall observe the prescribed days of

fasting and
abstinence”) ensures the times of ascesis and penance

which prepare us for the liturgical feasts; they help us acquire

mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.


The faithful also have the duty of providing for the material needs

of the Church, each according to his abilities.

Source: The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2041 – 2043)



Prayer Corner:    Please pray for Cecilia Greencorn,
Jaime Legresley, Ashley Legresley, Myla MacDonald,
 Patricia Jerrett, Vickie MacLeod, Leo Fahey, Doris Mae Malcolm,
Theresa Aoss (Fitzgerald), Mary Dyer, Agnes Ryan, Paul Works, Elwin Lays, Herbert Henderson, Stephen Henderson and for all the sick.

Sympathies and condolences are offered to the families of Daniel MacDonald and Sherrie McKinnon.   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 the Rectory at 902-755-3688 or 1-902-304-2140

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 August 5th, 2018

               Weekend  Collection Envelopes        $ 2,097.00
                                   E-transfers                      200.00
                                  Loose  Offerings              313.20
                                     Other Receipts               530.85
                     Total  Collection  Income    $  3,141.05
# of envelopes used:  103

Other Receipts
                          Votives & Literature       $    80.85
                            Hall Rental                         450.00
           Total  Other  Receipts            $  530.85

Capital Projects Funds as of August 5th,2018   
 Total: $181,221.20
  Debits: -$94,088.58
  True Bank Balance: $87,132.62

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: Darlene Taylor  902-755.3145
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

Finance Committee Meeting:
Wednesday, August 15th, at 6 pm
in the SCSC

Parish Ministries Schedule: August 18th  and  August 19th 

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 Aug  4th
Sunday  Aug   5th
Saturday  5:30 pm Sunday  9:00 am  Sunday  11:15 am

Extraordinary Ministers of

Holy Communion:

Bev White
Brian White
Barb Jerrett

Van MacLeod
Betsy Keay
Richard keay

Paul Sutherland
Peggy Lamey
Mila Walst




Laurena Greencorn


Ann Munro

Brenda Duffy



Brett Stroud

John Gillis

Lisa Turner


St. Joseph's Academy
now enrolling students for

Fall 2018 Kindergarten Program
Students must be 4yrs old before Dec. 31St, 2018
Offering two mornings (Tuesday & Thursday)
For more information call the school at 902-755-2644


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
and on its YouTube channel, PcFamiglia.


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         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



         TIME  LINE!!



                 ----PACKAGE FOR TWO   
"ALL"   Tickets 

  (SOLD and UNSOLD) 

                   must be turned in by

     to either Joan Campbell  (902-755-5921)
      ---Darlene Taylor (902-396-7753)----or----
                 the Parish Office
              between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm

                      Draw date for Winner is

              Wednesday, August 15th

You  might  not  get  to  enjoy  the 

"Blue Jays"  BUT  you'll  LOVE  the

  return  of  the

"Country Music Jam"           

Tuesday, September 11th
For more information, please contact

  Bernie McCarron  at 902-928-0426




Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Sunday  4 to 6 pm  at  Camp Geddie
3555 Shore Road, Merigomish

Come enjoy a relaxed meal of spaghetti with sauce (meat or vegetarian), salad and dessert

Admission by "free will" offering
Everyone Welcome!


August 20-23, 2018

The Sharon St. John Music Camp is for people from 5 to 95 years old who are interested in learning to play the fiddle, guitar, ukulele or chanter.  If you already know how to play these instruments, this camp will allow you to expand your abilities to play. You will also have opportunities to take part in either step dance or musical theater sessions

Camps run from 9-3

  • Pam LeBlanc-----Fiddle, Step Dancing   
  • Heather Cameron------Fiddle, Chanter Instructors include:  
  • Hayley MacLeod-----Fiddle 
  • Janet Goguen-Proudfoot-----Guitar
  •  Ann Melong------Musical Theatre 
  • Holly Bent-----Step Dance
  • Robyn Alcorn---Composer Class, Intermediate Woodwind,
                                                              and Beginner Ukulele       


Please bring your own peanut-free lunch.  To register please email:

Please register by August 1, 2018.



(home of Saint Therese the "Little Flower") 

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
PRICE determined to be approximately $3,990
Call or email Tom to BOOK YOUR can't wait BOOK NOW

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  902-863-4846


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.

In Our Deanery:         

St. John the Baptist: 

Not available

Stella Maris:

No Weekday Masses

Holy Name:
No Weekday Masses


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

Tune to CTV on Sundays
@ 11:30 am

New Donations Cards Available
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.

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)

St. Vincent de Paul Society:

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)   Ask for a confidential referral to a member of St Vincent de Paul. Paul Society.  Based on individual need,  we may be able to provide assistance with essential expenses.    




Thank you to our Sponsors!
Their annual contributions make this bulletin and other essential parish work possible.


Alex M. Skoke, FCP, FMA
225 Foord St., Stellarton NS  902-752-7333

Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald
Sales Consultant/Monument Designer
Russell W. Oehmen, Area Vice President
Benefits and HR Consulting
91 Archimedes St., New Glasgow, NS
ph 902-752-0663
Medical Hall
  233 Foord St., Stellarton NS
ph 902-752-5192
 ph 902-752-2545/ 902-752-5022
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Come join our Sponsor group
See below for contact information
Thank you!
Sponsorship makes a difference.

To contact us: 902-752-4822
Words for the Week:                

The disciples’ experience on Mount Tabor is an invitation to us to abandon worldly things and to contemplate Jesus.  Evil tries to convince us that death is the end of everything.  But the Risen Christ reveals a new dimension of eternal life!  The Eucharist is our “reservation” for Heaven: Jesus leads us on our journey towards eternal life.  Jesus reveals the love-filled face of God.


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