The Annual Meeting of Knights of Columbus #1060 will be held May 19 at the KOC on George Street, Sydney.
Executive Meeting at 6:30 p.m., main meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Stories and Memories of Rev. John G. Webb MSW, PhD sought!!
The Deanery of Northside/Victoria is preparing a life stories profile of Father John. G. Webb MSW, PHD who died October 15th, 2005.
We are requesting your assistance with stories and memories of his many humanitarian/christian works with the poor and addicted.
Please write/send your experiences to:
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to
St. Joseph Church
40 Cabot Street
Sydney, NS B1P 4C8
NEW BEGINNINGS WEEKEND will be held May 24 - 26 for persons that are divorced, separated, or have lost a spouse through bereavement. This program will take place at Villa Madonna Retreat House.
For further information contact Ron Curry 564-0788
The New Beginnings Weekend was scheduled to be held April 26 - 28; but has been changed to May 24 - 26. For further info please call Ron Currie at 902-564-0788 or see New Beginnings Weekend
On June 2, on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Catholic from all parishes in this Diocese are invited to participate in a Pilgrimage for the Poor. Pilgrims will journey from their home churches to designated Parish Pilgrimage Sites, visiting as many parishes as they can, to pray for and send prayer cards to loved ones, and to give alms to the poor, specifically, a scholarship fund for students in Bolivia. Chalice, the Catholic Charity that has been addressing the concerns of children and elderly for 17 years, will be helping to coordinate this Pilgrimage. Pilgrims can REGISTER ONLINE at http://evenaprayer.com/evena-piligrimage.
For more information or to become a Pilgrimage Site, contact:
eVena Pilgrimage Coordinator
St. Anthony Daniel CWL will be having a Flea Market and Bake Sale on June 1St, 9-11am, St. Anthony Daniel Hall, $1.00 admission.
First Saturday Devotion: June 1st, 2013
The practice of First Saturday Devotion offers Confession, Mass, Adoration and Rosary and also has several promises from Our Lady of Fatima connected with the devotion. The First Saturday Devotion has been ongoing monthly for the past 11 years at Immaculate Heart Parish. Beginning June 1st, 2013, St. Theresa’s Parish, Whitney Ave. Sydney, will continue the First Saturday Devotions. Confessions 8:30, Mass 9:00 followed by Adoration and Rosary.
All are welcome. For more information you can phone Rocky and Theresa Doucet 567-0253
Attached is an invitation from Sacred Heart Parish to a Musical Tribute to Shauna Doolan with picture.
The Gift Shop at the Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine will be opening for the season on Friday, May 17th and will be open every day from 1 to 4 p.m. Starting on Saturday, June 1st hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 11 am. to 5 p.m. For enquires please call 945-2221
SHOE BOX DANCE & SOCIAL - Friday, May 24th, 2013 Bras d'Or Hall, 24 Villa Drive, Bras d'Or. Dancing 9 -1; Tickets $8.00 each or 2 for $15.00 19 Years and Over-Door Prizes & Even Split - Music by "Solid Gold DJ" -50's & 60's Dress Optional. For Tickets phone: Anne Ryan- 736-6730 or John Sobol -736-3544
Decorate a Lunch Box. There are no limits to your imagination. Fill it with your favorites. All boxes auctioned off to the highest bidder. The person who bids the highest will have the pleasure of joining you to share the goodies. All lunch boxes will be refrigerated until the time of the auction. Lunch boxes are optional. Refreshments will be available for dance patrons. Sponsored by - St. Joachim Parish Council.
RAISE THE ROOF - STEAK & STEIN - Friday, June 14th, 2013 Steak & Fixings, Dessert, Tea/Coffee
1 Beer or Beverage - Eat in ONLY - Bras d'Or Hall, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Entertainment by - The Finney Brothers
Tickets $20.00 each available at the parish office, 736-9633 19 Years and Over. Sponsored by the Parish Council
Bus Trip to Monastery in honor of Our Lady of Grace – May 18, procession 2 pm., Mass 2:30 with Bishop Dunn
For more information, phone Yvonne at 862-6781
National Week for Life and the Family: May 12-19, 2013
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has asked all dioceses in Canada to mark a National Week for Life and Family in May. How might we mark this during this Year of Faith?
We might consider Marriage and Family Life as an important focus for the New Evangelization. Liturgy guides, suggested parish activities and other initiatives will be sent to all parishes as soon
as they are available.
Let us begin the process by praying for our families and family members.
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DAY
Saturday, June 8, 2013
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
$25 per couple, includes breaks,
lunch and workbook.
To register or for more information
call Stan & Valerie Poirier at
(902) 862-3555 or email
Based on the Dr. Gary Chapman
"The Five Love Languages"
For More Information: see poster
Third Revised Edition of the Health Ethics Guide
The third revised edition of the Health Ethics Guide has been issued by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC). The publication of this third revised edition is a pastorally opportune moment for all of us as leaders in our Church to reaffirm the vital importance of health care for the infirm, the sick and the dying, as Pope Benedict did for this year’s Day of the
Sick. We also need to reaffirm the significance of Church teaching on ethics and morals in the context of health care. We might also take this opportunity
to find ways to encourage the faithful in our diocese, whether employed privately or in non-Catholic facilities, to apply the principles of Catholic teaching in their health-care professions. At the same time, we acknowledge the complexity of health care with its progress in technology and science, with
the awareness of the ethical horizons of medical science as well as the economic demands that cut funds for health care. Perhaps deaneries might consider placing this Health Ethics Guide on their agendas. May this third revised edition support and strengthen the Church’s ministry of healing, and
help us all to witness to the transforming and life-giving presence of Christ in those who are sick and in those called to be caregivers.
awesome music, speakers, workshops, prayer, friendship, fun and faith
Youth Grades 8 to 12
Register by March 31st to ensure your spot and discount
Canada's only Steubenville Youth Conference
St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
August 2-4, 2013
sponsored by the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth
For more information on groups going in our Diocese contact:
Lorianne MacDonnell: tel. 863-3873 (email@example.com) (Antigonish Area)
Fr. Doug MacDonald: tel. 235-2435 (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Inverness Area)
Fr. Andrew Gillies: tel. 902-226-2109( email@example.com) (Richmond County)
"Chosen" 2013 Promo - Steubenville Conferences
The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 18 conferences across North America that bring 40,000 teens and their leaders closer to Christ ever summer. Our mission is to build the Church by evangelizing youth and their leaders and invite them to embrace the heart and mission of the Catholic Church.
A Unit in Clinical Pastoral Education is being offered at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care.
CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION DATES:
Summer Course: May 20th, 2013 – July 26, 2013
Students may take this course for academic credit through Atlantic School of Theology or Acadia Divinity College. It is a Masters level course. It can also be transferred as a Bachelor’s Credit from Acadia Divinity College
(Intensive Unit, 5 days / week, 7.5hrs/day)
Fall Course: September 16th, 2013 – April 25th, 2014
(Extended Unit, 2 days / week)
Deadline for application for the Summer Course: March 1st, 2013 (or as soon as possible)
Deadline for application for the Fall Course: July 19th, 2013 (or as soon as possible)
To obtain an application form or if you have any questions please contact:
Rev. Sandra Morrison
Director, Pastoral/Spiritual Care
Cape Breton District Health Authority
The Antigonish Diocesan Society financially supports Seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Antigonish. The Antigonish Diocesan Society was started in Sydney on February 12, 1942 by the clergy and Catholic laymen from Cape Breton with a $50.00 contribution from the Board members and a $26.00 first donation from St. Andrews Parish, Antigonish County.
By 1960, financial assistance to 150 young men amounted to over $180,000.00 and 97 of them have been ordained up to that time. At present, the Diocese has three seminarians studying for the priesthood. Sandy MacDonald is in Rome in his final years of formation; Jordan MacKinnon is in his first year at St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario; and Joseph MacKenzie is in his first year at Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.
Medjugorje Pilgrimage May 27- June 7, 2013
For more info contact Tom @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus trips to Monastery in May and July
For more info contact 862-6781
Pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre, Cap de Madelaine, and St. Joseph Oratory, Jun 9th to 15, leaving from Inverness. Phone Sadie Burton at 902-461-9051 for additional information.
St. John Ambulance Volunteer Medical Responders are
in need of additional volunteers
to help provide
First Aid coverage for a variety of events around Cape Breton. Volunteer
Medical Responder candidates must be 18 years of age; should be
physically and mentally capable of performing the activities that are
reasonable for the type of service they are to provide; and, must
complete a criminal record check. Candidates will undergo a period of
probation and the training necessary to achieve Medical First Responder
qualifications. To volunteer visit: How to Join.
Witnessing the Canonization of Saint
Kateri by Erica Stevens, a 19 year old St. Mary University Student from
Also from Salt and Light:
8pm & 12am ET / 5pm
& 9pm PT
RESURRECTION CEMETERY,in Sydney Forks, installed a new landscaped pond and a second
COLUMBARIUM unit in the center of the cemetery. A columbarium is an
above ground storage area for cremated remains. It contains private
niches for an individual or for a couple such as a husband and wife.
Many people like the idea of being buried above ground and the
columbarium fills this need. Also, if someone moves to a new region and
wishes to take the urn of a departed love one with them, the columbarium
niches are accessible. See more at Resurrect.ca
The Community Homeless Shelter at 32
Margaret St. Sydney, provides safe emergency shelter for men
experiencing homelessness. A referral service for females requiring
emergency shelter is also provided. We Offer Emergency shelter, light
meals, shower and laundry facilities, in-house support services,
addictions counseling and referral services. There is also an outreach
department for those who need help with community integration.
of Operation: Winter Months (Oct.-Apr.) 6:00 pm to 10:00 am Summer
Months (May to Sept) 8:00 pm to 8:00 am Phone: (902)- 564-9487 or (902)
565-9187 Other: (902) 539-0025 Cape Breton Community Housing Association
Outreach Worker, Curtis Sampson 564-9487
32 Margaret Street
Phone: (902) 564-9487
Other: (902) 539-0025
The Community Homeless Shelter
provides safe emergency shelter for men experiencing
homelessness. A referral service for females requiring
emergency shelter is also provided.
• Light meals
• Shower and laundry facilities
In-house support services
• Addictions counseling
6:00 pm to 10:00 am
8:00 pm to 8:00
Services - Did you know that it can take Up to 5 donors to
help someone undergoing Cancer treatment?The need for blood is constant
and the fact remains that hospital patients everywhere need blood in all
seasons. We are open Tuesdays from 9 am to 1 pm and Wednesdays and
Thursdays from 11 am to 7 pm. Think about booking an appointment to
donate blood with your family! Canadian Blood Services is located at 850
Grand Lake Road, Sydney. Visit us in clinic or book your appointment
online at www.blood.ca
From the Office of the
Bishop:Posted June 10th,
Pastoral Appointments/Changes for
Theological College is a Roman Catholic school of
theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. We
offer masters programs in theology, divinity and religious education as
well as a Bachelor of Theology and an Online Certificate in Catholic
Studies (see attachments). Our students come from across Canada and from
the United States. We would be very grateful if you could advertise our
college and its programs in your bulletin. Attached are two posters.
For more information about who we
are please take a few minutes and visit our NEW website at www.newman.edu. Thank
AL-ANON. If your life is or has been affected by someone else's
drinking, AL-ANON may be able to help. Contact phone number is 564-5188
or contact freewebs.com/alanonmaritimes.
& SHARE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP — for those who have
experienced the loss of a loved one.
Everyone is welcome and no
registration is required. When school is canceled because of storms
Grief & Support will be canceled also.
YEAR OF FAITH
The year of Faith, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the
Second Vatican Council coincides with the 20th anniversary of the
publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II
introduced the Catechism in 1992 and noted that “the principal task entrusted to the Council was to
guard and present better the precious deposit of Christian doctrine.”
When Pope Benedict called the Year of Faith, he wrote, “All can find in
the Catechism of the Catholic Church a precious and indispensable tool.
It is one of the most important fruits of Vatican Council II….. it is in
this sense that the Year of Faith will have to see a concerted effort to
rediscover and study the fundamental content of the faith that receives
its systematic and organic synthesis in the Catechism of the Catholic
Church.” To view a webinar on “Teaching in the Year of Faith” go to
www.catechistjourney.com. Joe Paprocki speaks of the 4 pillars of the
CCC – the Creed, Prayer, Sacraments and
The ministry of
laity and the related support for lay education and formation are major
signs of change in our Church. In response, a small group of Catholics
came together to form the St. Thomas More
Society to assist in funding lay Catholics in the
diocese with formation and education programs, events and projects. We
now welcome applications from lay Catholics of the diocese who wish to
pursue pastoral, theological and ministerial formation and education
programs or events. Application forms or any further information can be
obtained by emailing Sheila McInnis at email@example.com
We also appeal to
interested Catholics for donations to help us achieve our goal. We are
an independent and free standing Society incorporated by the Province of
Nova Scotia and approved with charitable status by Revenue Canada. We
issue tax receipts for donations which can be sent to Leonarda MacNeil,
36 MacIsaac Road, Antigonish, NS B2G 2J9
Families of Cape Breton
Support and Share Grief Support Group
Schedule — 2012
Monthly Support & Share groups
are offered each month
- Sydney: at 188 George Street, on the
second Tuesday of each month, All sessions are held from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
- New Waterford at St. Leonard's Pastoral Centre in River
Ryan on the third Wednesday of each month. All sessions are held from
- Glace Bay at Town House on the fourth
Wednesday of each month. All sessions are held from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sydney Mines on the first Thursday of every month from 7:00- -
9:00 p.m. at Miners Memorial Manor, 16 Lorne Street, Sydney Mines
addition to the Grief Support & Share sessions, Bereaved Families of
Cape Breton also offers 6-8 week programs, which require registration,
for people who have lost:
• a spouse or partner
• a child
a parent as an adult
• a loved one to suicide
• a brother,
sister or friend
• a pet or companion animal
For more information
or to register, contact: 564-6795, infobfseaside.ns.ca or www.cbhelp.ca
Bereaved Families of Cape
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Latest Update from the Financial and
Legal Advisory Committee in English and French (Jan.
- Financial and Legal Advisory Committee (FLAC)
Update - Posted: Jan 24,
- Financial and Legal Advisory Committee (FLAC)
Update (en français) - Posted:
Feb. 02, 2011
- - Update of the Financial and
Legal Advisory Committee (FLAC)
(posted Dec. 11, 2010)
- - Update of the Financial and
Legal Advisory Committee dated:
For The Sale of Diocesan Properties:
The Diocese of Antigonish is in
the process of selling properties throughout the
This process is being undertaken as part of the
Diocese commitment under the Class Action Legal Settlement
The properties that have been approved for sale,
to date, are diverse in both location and property type. In some
instances the properties include buildings and in other
situations it is land only.
The properties are being listed
with local realtors in different areas and a web site has been
developed which will direct you to a realtor who has listed the
property/properties in which you may be
Our Lady of Fatima Parish has an
ongoing project in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to provide an education
for girls who are at a disadvantage . The school welcomes young
girls and provides for them a safe environment and an ongoing education
to provide an opportunity for employment and protect them from
exploitation. The project has now entered a new phase building houses
for homeless families in Tegucigalpa allowing them to raise their
children in a home and making it possible for them to find employment
and educate the children. Anyone wishing to contribute to this project
can contact the committee through the Office at Our Lady of Fatima
Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem – the EOHSJ is a relatively
small group in this area, belonging to an international group of over
27,000 Knight and Ladies, committed to assisting Christians to remain in
the Holy Land. Day after day, we hear of the ongoing hostilities between
the Israli and Arab peoples. This ongoing war has resulted in Christians
sometimes being caught in the middle, being cut off from family, school,
church, and so on.
Many Christians have decided to leave in order to
provide peace and security for their families and the result is that
Christians now make up only about 2% of the population. The
danger currently being faced is that the birth and burial place of Jesus
will no longer have a Christian presence. As members of the Order, we
are committed to providing funds to maintain schools and provide
assistance as required to those brave Christians who remain in the Holy
Land. We are also committed to pray for peace and an end to the
conflict, and as individuals to do whatever we can to urge our political
leaders to work toward a just and fair settlement. In doing this we
attempt to keep our members as informed as possible of the situation in
the Middle East.
If you would like further information about the
Order, please contact Secretary/President Tom Gaskell at 736-1267. We
are open to Catholics who are in union with the Holy See and who agree
with the primary purpose of the order. The Order of Chivalry has a
website on-line: Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
programs and courses by distance education for adults seeking
faith formation for personal and professional development.
in Lay Ministry
Let Us Worship: A course in liturgical foundations
Living: Human Care
For an information package
please contact MINISTRY PROGRAMS OFFICE, Continuing & Distance
Education, St. Francis
toll free 1-877-867-5562,
Or check the website: www.mystfx.ca/academic/continuinged/Ministry.html
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
: for those who have had a diagnosis of
cancer, their families and caregivers meets at the Canadian Cancer
society Office at 329 George St. For more information call the office at
: are needed in the Sydney, Glace Bay,
North Sydney and New Waterford areas. If you are kind, compassionate,
empathetic and have some extra time on your hands please phone Lisa
Hynes, Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator for the Cape Breton
Healthcare Complex at 567-8160 for more information. Back to
HAVE A FEW
HOURS TO SPARE?
Volunteers are needed for the Meal
Assistance/Feeder Programs at the CB Regional Hospital & Northside
General Hospital. Volunteers will assist with or feed meals to patients
daily. For more info on this program, contact Volunteer Services at the
hospital. Back to
ARE YOU A
SENIOR LIVING ALONE
? Would you enjoy a regular telephone
chat from a friendly, safe VON Volunteer? Do you know a senior who lives
alone and would benefit from a regular call? If you said yes to either
of these questions, VON Cape Breton has the answer, our new
telephone-visiting program. Our volunteers are compassionate, well
trained and police record screened. Signing up is easy, just phone
Cheryl MacQuarrie at 564-0736. Back to
CAPE BRETON FARMERS'
Saturdays Year Round. 340 Keltic Drive (diagonally opposite
Coxheath Arena). 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Locally Grown Springtime Plants &
Flowers, Greens, Assorted Vegetables. Government inspected CB Meats, Chicken,
Homebaking, Condiments, etc. Breakfast/Brunch: Delicious Ethnic Choices &
Fair Trade Beverages. Enjoy on-site or take-home. Quality Handcrafts. Socialize
with Friends & Family Members. Support Local Sustainability. Childrens'
Playroom. Buskers Welcome. Check us weekly on Facebook. Back to Top