Announcement: Villa Madonna Retreat House Closure and Open House
The Villa Madonna Retreat House (the Villa) located in Little Bras d'Or, NS has served the Diocese of Antigonish and its parishioners and community members since 1972. The Villa offered a place of reflection and renewal for those who stayed there. The Villa will be closing as of June 13, 2014.
On June 20, 2014, there will be an Open House from 7-9 pm (with a closing service around 8 pm) for those who would like to share memories from renewal experiences at the Villa.
For the past year, the Diocese has been seeking alternatives to the Villa. After considering numerous options, we believe that the Camp Bretondean, an ecumenical residential camp supported by the Anglican churches of Cape Breton and administered by the Camp Bretondean Corporation.
Everyone is welcomed to attend the Open House on Friday.
Most Reverend Brian Dunn, D.D.
168 Hawthorne Street, PO Box 1330
Antigonish, NS B2G 2L7
902-863-3335 (chancery office)
Most Rev. Brian Dunn, Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish, has announced the Pastoral Plans for:
Holy Father's Prayer Intentions For June 2014 Unemployed. That the unemployed may receive support and find the work they need to live in dignity. Faith in Europe. That Europe may rediscover its Christian roots through the witness of believers.
FROM THE DELEGATES TO THE DIOCESAN RENEWAL CONGRESS
TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DIOCESE OF ANTIGONISH
We, the delegates of the Diocesan Renewal Congress, first of all express our thanks to our home parishes for the opportunity to represent you at the Diocesan Congress. Our two-and-a-half-day congress (Read More Here)
Your prayers are requested for all those couples preparing for their call to the vocation of a lifetime commitment in the Sacrament of Matrimony!
And, also please pray for - Our three seminarians who have returned to their seminaries for the coming year: Jordan MacKinnon who is studying theology at St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario; Joseph Mac Kenzie is in his last year of seminary—4th theology at Blessed John XXIII Seminary.
John O. Scott who is in his third year of theology at Blessed John National Seminary. (Note from John: "As an older person I can use all the prayers I can obtain". Messages of prayerful support for John can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to pray for them as they continue their studies.
And, please remember in your prayers those couples and single people who are struggling with their vocations in their daily lives!
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