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 5th, 2018,    Eighteenth 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    4     5:30 pm    Alvin Pettipas (deceased)
     Aug    5     9:00 am       Parishioners
                                              11:15 am    Gerard Murray (deceased)
   Mon     Aug    6     6:30 pm     Evelyn & Ron Kell (living)
                                                                 ( Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord which has been
                                                                  observed on this day by the Universal Church
                                                                  since the 5th century)                                                                             
                                                       Continuous Rosary for
                                       "Vocations to the Priesthood" 9:30 am to 10:30 am

             Wed    Aug     8     6:30 am     Mabel MacEachern (deceased)
Memorial of St Dominic who founded the Order of                                                                                            Preachers (Dominicans) in 1216)
             Thurs   Aug    9     6:30 pm     Henry Heighton (deceased)
                                                                    (Memorial of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.  Although                                                                            she was a convert to Catholicism, Edith Stein always                                                                               acknowledged her Jewish heritage and saw the Cross as                                                                           her destiny)   
             Fri       Aug    10    9:00 am      Kay Vieneau (deceased)
Feast of St Lawrence, who was one of the most                                                                                                venerated Roman martyrs of the early Church)
         Saint Spotlight:   Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross  
Edith Stein was born in Breslau, Germany (present-day Poland) on October 12, 1891, the youngest child in a large Jewish family.  She studied  philosophy with Edmund Husserl and received her doctorate  at age 25.  Drawn to Catholicism, Edith was baptized in 1922 and spent the next 12 years teaching at Catholic   institutions.  In 1934 she joined the Carmelites in  Cologne, taking the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.  By 1938 anti-Semitism was widespread, and her prioress helped Edith flee the Nazis, escaping to the Netherlands.  She continued her writing and studies until   August 1, 1942, when she and her sister were arrested by the Gestapo.  On August 7, 987 Jews were deported to Auschwitz, and on August 9, Edith Stein, her sister and others died in the gas chambers.  Although a convert to Catholicism, Edith Stein always acknowledged her Jewish heritage.  Canonized on October 11, 1998, she is co-patron of Europe with Saints Benedict, Cyril and Methodius, Bridget of  Sweden, and Catherine of Sienna
(taken from Living with Christ, August 2018, p. 171).

From  the  Pastor's  Desk:


Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (1491-1556)


St. Ignatius founded the religious order, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Pope Francis is a Jesuit. St. Ignatius is the patron saint of Catholic soldiers, and the patron saint of the Military Ordinate of the Philippines.

Ignatius knew that he was a loved sinner. That filled him with such gratitude that he desired to know, love and serve the one who loved him so mercifully. Once his heart was on fire with a passionate desire to be with Jesus, Ignatius came to a spiritual freedom that was quite powerful; liberating him to serve others with all his heart.

Ignatius learned to acknowledge, distinguish, reflect upon, and discern (judge) the origin of the various movements within him. He was not afraid of contradictory desires inside of his heart. He found great power in embracing those deep desires that came to him from God, and great freedom in ridding himself of the desires he discovered within himself that came from the evil one. Perhaps because he found grace in the messiest parts of his life, and because he was not afraid to wade around in his inner conflicting movements, Ignatius always trusted God was available to him in any experience. Anything at all – no matter how busy or troubling, good or bad, secular or simple, embarrassing or exhilarating – any experience could be the occasion and the means for an experience of intimacy with God. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Ignatius had a passion for others and found it incredibly easy to be with others. Jesus was totally for us and he had been completely with us. If Ignatius loved Jesus and wanted to be with Jesus, it was simply natural to be committed to others, as Jesus is. Would it not be wonderful if each of us could ask for the grace to experience ourselves as a loved sinner today? No matter what we have ever done, ever failed to do? Would it not be wonderful if we could ask for the courage to name the various desires in our hearts today? To name quite unattractive desires, that, perhaps function to shape how we treat others? To name quite loving or heroic desires, that, perhaps rarely get attention?

What a great tribute to Ignatius of Loyola, and what glory and praise to our Lord and Savior, if throughout the world today, we would ask for the freedom to know and act upon those desires within us that are from God, and the freedom and peace to let go of those that are not! What power there would be if all of us today were to become more aware of the opportunities for intimate closeness with our loving God, amid whatever stretches us, embarrasses us, in whatever is our       day-to-day duty or routine!

“Lord, I know you are with me, in this place, forgiving me, encouraging me, inspiring me. Thank you.”

Finally, what wondrous love would flow from our hearts, to the ends of the earth, if we all asked to be with Jesus, in being for and with others!

Place us with Jesus, most loving God, for your greater glory and the service of others!



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, Jim Moriarty, Herbert Henderson, Stephen Henderson and for all the sick.

Sympathies and condolences are offered to the family of Florence (Tessie) Revello.  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

This Monday at "Our Lady of Lourdes"

Mass  is at 6:30 pm, however, the Continuous Rosary
for "vocations to the Priesthood"
will still be 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 July 29th, 2018

               Weekend  Collection Envelopes        $ 2,093.00
                                   E-transfers                      140.00
                                  Loose  Offerings              377.15
                                     Other Receipts               601.50
                     Total  Collection  Income    $  3,211.65
# of envelopes used:  106

Other Receipts
                          Votives & Literature       $   116.50
                            Private donation                 200.00
                       Latin America                             5.00
OLOL envelopes from other parishes             280.00
             Total  Other  Receipts              $  601.50

Capital Projects Funds as of July 29th,2018   
 Total: $179,601.20
  Debits: -$94,088.58
  True Bank Balance: $85,512.62

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

Parish Ministries Schedule: August 11th  and  August 12th 

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:

Karen Megeney
Dexter Megeney
Russell Oehmen

Van MacLeod
Paul Sutherland
Richard keay

Jeanette McChesney
Maricel Day
Kathleen Campbell




Roxanne Miner


Betty Pettipas

Sara Thompson



Bernie McCarron

Stephanie Lowe

Kyle, Jarid, & Lexter


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.

Hello everyone!

Our Youth Ministry has news to share. We have approval to begin a Youth Pilgrimage for young people from our Diocese.
As part of the upcoming 175th Anniversary of the Diocese celebrations, we will be announcing a pilgrimage for 2019 - designation could be Quebec during March break.
We are also considering whether we would be brave enough
to take youth to Scotland, site of St Ninian's.....

Our next steps include building the path for the pilgrimage.  The path will include faith study sessions to be led by young adults (hopefully!)  To assist in this activity, and other activities, we have approval to hire a part-time 8 month contract employee to work in CBRM and work from a home-based office.  No need to shuffle offices at the pastoral office.
So, if you know of someone who is filled, available, contagious and teachable.....who can work from their home and wants to work 60 hours per MONTH, encourage them to watch the parish bulletins / Diocesan website for the job ad.  The work will probably be in the evenings and occasional weekends.
Job will pay $15.00 per hour / 60 hours per month.

Also, if you like to travel, and would be open to being a Chaperone on a pilgrimage,
then let me know!

That's the exciting news!
Now time to pack for Stubenville Weekend!

Cathy Walsh
Youth Ministry Coordinator


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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

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish        
                                                                                           BLUE JAYS VIP WEEKEND


September 21st-23rd,2018  vs  Tampa Rays

~  Package includes round-trip flights
Halifax to Toronto
                           ~ 2 nights Hampton Inn and Suites or similar
~ Two field level tickets together
near 1st or 3rd base

~ Breakfast included
~ Transportation to and from game
~ Two replica Blue Jays jerseys
(OR $1,000 cash equivalent in lieu of package)

Draw date:  August 15th, 2018

Tickets:   $2 each OR 3 for $5

Contact Darlene Taylor via 902 396 7753 or by email at



Vacation Bible School

     August 6th to 9th  

The Vacation Bible School
will take place in First Presbyterian Church Hall (basement of Church).
The Schedule is: Monday,
August 6th to Wednesday, August 8th from 9 a.m. to
11:30 a.m., and Thursday,
August 9th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a
family B-B-Q. If any parishioners are interested in helping out - in whole   or in part - at this event, please contact         
Fr. Barrett at 1-902-304-2140

Registration $2.00 per child
or $5.00 per family

We are collecting non-perishable food items and accepting monetary donations for the food bank, also.  For further information, please contact the First Presbyterian Church Office (Stellarton) at 902-752-6528. 


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 theatre sessions

Camps run from 9-3

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

Mon @ 9 am

Fri:  Glen Haven @ 10:30 am

Stella Maris:

No Weekday Masses

Holy Name:

Mon  @  9:00 am

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:

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)


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

This week's featured sponsor: Medical Hall 
233 Foord St., Stellarton NS ph 902-752-5192
Did you know: that 30-40% of hospital visits are due to taking medication improperly? 
Some things you can do:
- Review your medication schedule with your physician or pharmacist, who can explain, organize and simplify your list of prescription and non-prescription medications 
- Blister packaging, offered by some pharmacies, can organize multiple prescription and non-prescription medications into single-dose packets.
Taking medications properly will protect and enhance your quality of life.

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:                

Holiness is not only about the spirit: it is also the feet that take us to our  brothers and sisters, and the hands that allow us to help them. Hear the cry of our many brothers and sisters who are criminally trafficked and exploited. They are not merchandise. They are human beings, and they must be treated as such.
Every Church member has a responsibility to become holy, by taking care of others. Before helping others, we need to have a personal encounter with God: we need time to pray and to listen to His Word.


Euthanasia Prevention Coalition UPDATE
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Petition: Please protect conscience rights for Health Professionals in Ontario (Link).

Your help is needed to stop assisted suicide in California (Link).
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Purchase Fatal Flaws DVD ($40) and/or Fatal Flaws pamphlet ($40 for 100) (Purchase here) or buy the Fatal Flaws digital file (Download here).

Fatal Flaws will change the way you view assisted death (Link).

Organize a Fatal Flaws screening in your community. Contact: or: 1-877-439-3348. Fatal Flaws: A Must See Film (Link).

Order the: Shedding Light on Assisted Suicide in America pamphlet.

Order the Caring Not Killing pamphlet. Order information.

Compassionate Community Care (CCC) provides helpful advice concerning end-of-life decision making or euthanasia and assisted suicide. Call: (1-855-675-8749)

Thank you for your continued support.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director / International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
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Life Legal uncovers shocking facts about California assisted suicide law (Link).

Caring Not Killing (UK) welcomed Court of Appeal assisted suicide decision (Link).
Euthanasia increases by 30% in Canada (Link).
Become a Euthanasia Prevention Coalition member $25.

More than 100 viewing codes were sent out for June 26 and Kevin Dunn sold-out at his Cineplex screening on June 25.

We have sold 700 Fatal Flaws DVD's and thousand's of pamphlets.
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