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"When we celebrate the Eucharist,

we not only attend an event but we are drawn into the great mystery of love

that Jesus revealed when he died for us because of his love.

To draw us more deeply into this mystery, this Year of the Eucharist

invites each of us to a deeper experience of encounter with Christ."


Read the letter from Archbishop Brian Dunn:




*** Postponed ***
Diocesan Eucharistic Congress
scheduled for June 12-14, 2020
has been postponed due to Covid-19 protocols
Further information will be available soon.

New on our YouTube Channel:

Creating a Prayer Space

A prayer space in our home is an oasis for mind and body, reminding us of the presence of the Lord.
This video shows how prayer spaces can be created in a variety of ways in even the smallest and busiest of homes.
An ideal project as we celebrate Holy Week in our hearts and homes this year.




Now Available!


Holy Hour for Lent (Click to download)


Download the resource package 

A 90-minute discussion and reflection 
Featuring the video:



Holy Hour for Ordinary Time (Click to download)



A 90-minute discussion and reflection 

Download the resource package 




Add this to your next movie night! 

Now available for loan at the Emmaus Bookstores:

Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast (1987) is popularly regarded as a "food movie." After seeing the movie for the first time, viewers flocked to restaurants around the country to experience first-hand the delicious feast they had watched being devoured on screen. Today, viewers will probably have to prepare their own feasts, but the recipes are still readily available. The film, however, is about a great deal more than the pleasures of eating. It is about the discovery of meaning.

The story is a simple one: In a village on the remote Jutland peninsula in late nineteenth-century Denmark, two maiden sisters, Martine and Philippa, preside over a small Lutheran pious sect that their father had founded as a young man. Although the minister has long been dead, a dwindling number of disciples continue to meet at his house to read and interpret the Word. Martine and Philippa now want to celebrate what would have been their long-deceased father's hundredth birthday at a simple supper for his remaining disciples. However, their servant, Babette Hersant, a refugee from the French Civil War, asks to prepare a real French dinner for the celebration, and to pay for it herself from the ten thousand francs she has recently won in a lottery. The sisters reluctantly agree, and Babette prepares a feast that brings about a transformation in the chef and feasters alike. 
Summary by Wanda Avila
 Commentary on Babette's Feast by Bishop Robert Barron

Available from the lending libraries of the Emmaus Bookstores:
Diocesan Pastoral Centre
200 Churchill Drive, Suite 103, Membertou, NS 
902-539-6188 ext 224 or 1-800-656-5311 ext 224

Sr. Catherine Steele Centre
112 North Foord Street, Stellarton, NS 902-752-4822



Our Cross is on the Move!
A beautiful wooden cross made for our Eucharistic celebrations was blessed Nov. 30
at St. Joseph, Port Hawkesbury, and is touring the diocese with the 175th Anniversary quilt.
Inverness/Richmond Deanery:
Dec. 6 - 13 - Cheticamp / Margaree
Dec. 13 - 20 Inverness / Mabou
Dec. 20 - 27 Port Hood
Dec. 27 - Jan. 3 - Louisdale
Jan. 3 - Jan. 10 - Saint Peters
Jan. 10 - Jan. 17 – Port Hawkesbury/ Waycobah

Pictou Deanery:
Jan. 17-24 - Our Lady of Lourdes, Stellarton
Jan. 24 - 31 - Holy Name, Westville
Jan. 31 - Feb. 7 - Stella Maris, Pictou
(Feb. 2-3 - St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish)
Feb. 7-14 - St. John the Baptist, New Glasgow
Feb. 14-21 - Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pictou Landing
Antigonish/Guysborough/St. FX Deanery:
Feb. 21-Apr. 3

Feb. 21 - R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home
Feb. 22-23 - St. Margaret of Scotland, Arisaig
Feb. 24-25 - St. FX Chapel
Feb. 26-28 - St. Ninian Cathedral
Feb. 29 - St. Peter, Larry's River
Mar. 1 - St. Ann, Guysborough
Mar. 2 - St. Peter, Larry's River
Mar. 3 - St. Patrick, Lochaber
Mar. 5 - St. Thomas, Salmon River
Mar. 6 - Star of the Sea, Canso 
March 13-14 - St. Peter, Tracadie
March 14-15  - St. Paul, Havre Boucher
March 15 - St. Francis, St. Francis Harbour and St. Lawrence, Mulgrave
March 16-18 – Our Lady of Grace Monastery
March 21 – Ste Croix, Pomquet
March 22 – St. Andrew, St. Andrews and Immaculate Conception, Heatherton
March 23 - Paqtnkek First Nation
Mar. 28-29 - St Joseph, Antigonish County
Mar. 30 - St Martha's Hospital, Antigonish
Mar. 31-Apr. 1 - Shannex for the Sisters of St Martha                        

Glace Bay/New Waterford, Northside/Victoria, and Sydney deaneries:
Apr 3 - June 14

For scheduling inquiries:
contact Deacon Berkley Guthro 




















Prayer Cards
are now available from the Emmaus Centres and Chancery Office. 


Holy Hour for Advent resource booklet
Get your copy here.

2020 Calendars 
Featuring scenes of the Holy Land and reflections on Eucharist
Calendars are available through the Emmaus Centres and Chancery Office.


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A 90-minute discussion and reflection for parish, ministry and small group use:
"wherever two or three are gathered ..."

Featuring the video:
“Bishop Robert Barron on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist”  

Download the resource package and YouTube video link,
or contact the Emmaus Centres in Sydney or Pictou deanery,
or email Jennifer Hatt for a DVD and print package. 

Watch for our PAUSE for Ordinary Time in January 2020
and PAUSE for Lent in February 2020


Watch now:
“Bishop Robert Barron on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist”