Some Body Cares

The Committee responsible for the First Servant Day in our Diocese on June 6th, 2015 would like to know how your plans are coming along. We hope your folks want to be engaged with this opportunity. Having trouble figuring out activities? Don't make it complicated. Here are some simple ideas that persons of any age could do: - cemetery clean-up, mending the cards in the pews, spring yard-cleanup for an elderly person/couple, making biscuits for a shut-in. The most important part is to offer yourselves in service. We wish you many blessings for a successful day in your parish. Feel free to share with us pictures, av videos or ideas that we could pass along to others. Email: Diocesan Web Coordinator, and your ideas will be posted. Check here to see what other parishes are planning. Let us all show that we care!

Bishop William E. Power Trust Foundation
The late Bishop William E. Power of the Diocese of Antigonish recognized the importance of the laity in strengthening Christian faith in todays modern world. Inspired by the goals of Vatican II, Bishop Power saw the need to prepare the laity to bring their Christian faith to their homes, workplaces and cultural lives. After his death in 2003, his work to support and develop the laity is continuing through the Bishop William E. Power family charitable foundation.
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

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
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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 Parish.

LIVING WITH 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 562-8463.
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PALLIATIVE CARE VOLUNTEERS: 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 Top 


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 Top


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 Top

Parishes with On-line Bulletins:

Industrial Cape Breton Area"Pre-Marriage Programs"