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Emmaus Centre

“Now on the same day, two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.  While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them.” Luke 24: 13-15



Life is a journey, with each of us searching for who we are, where we belong, and what we are called to do. The Emmaus Centre is your companion in your journey of faith. We offer information, resources, and programs for all ages at all stages of faith, through:

  • Catechetics, including the Finding God catechetical program
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Resource Room and Bookstore

We work with our parishes, pastors, and the general public, welcoming all who want to learn of our deepen their faith, and offering information, workshops, books, supplies, and gift items for teaching, learning, and celebrating the many gifts of faith contained in each of us. We are all searching for God on the road to life. We invite you to learn more about our services here, then visit us in person, by phone, or email to explore our offerings and share your questions.


















Gifts of the Holy Spirit
New resource for confirmation, with videos and prayers



Welcome, Little Ones!

Baptism gifts are now in stock, available for order and pickup at our Diocesan Pastoral Centre.
Click on the image to enlarge. Order details are below.


Mommy's Little Blessing picture frame - $21.79
White, wooden picture frame with pink or blue accent

"My Baptism Book" Collection of prayers, psalms and Bible Stories - $15.75

Baby Rosary and Cross Set, blue - $35.99
Blue rosary and cross with blue ribbon. Text on cross: "Protect this Child" Also available in pink

Pewter Crib Medal - $10.93
3" medal. Two angels with joined hands hold a baptimsal shell above a child in a crib "

"Catholic Child's First Bible" - $16.80
With illustrated stories in easy language for young children from the Old Testament to the Book of Acts

Olive Wood Baptismal Cross - $9.78
6" Bethlehem olive wood wall cross with gold-plated shell centrepiece

"Godparent Book: Ideas and Activities" - $17.85
Illustrated ideas and activity book for Godparents and Godchildren

Guardian Angel Wall Plaque - $9.20
6" pink or blue wooden flower-shaped wall plaque with image and prayer.

Baptismal Prayer Card with Cross Medallion - $3.45
Prayer card for baptism, with the Baptism Prayer

Purchase Now

Use this secure link to purchase online:
Emmaus Centre Online Pop-Up Shop

Order by Phone or Email

Orders can be placed by phone or email for pickup at our Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Membertou.

To order by phone or email:
Emmaus Centre, Diocesan Pastoral Centre
ph 902-539-6188 or toll free 1-800-656-5311 ext 224



Catechetics is the education of all ages in our Roman Catholic faith. In our diocese, families may choose enrollment in parish catechetical classes or a home study option. Information on classes is available from the parishes: click here for parish details or contact our catechetical coordinator for the contact name and number for your parish.
Our diocese uses the Finding God catechetical program from Loyola Press. This program offers learning resources for students, families, pastors and parishes.
Explore Finding God online.


Adult Faith Formation
Each of us as an individual has been blessed with our own heart, mind, and free will.
Emmaus Centre supports your individual journey of faith with workshops, retreats, audio, and video recordings, books, and study guides. Our catechetical coordinator and Resource Room staff are available to answer questions, locate resources, and above all provide a friendly voice to remind you that you are not alone.


Resource Room and Bookstore

Our Resource Room and Bookstore provide materials for lending and for sale. Our lending library includes books, study guides, and videos for use by parishes, groups, or individuals.

We carry textbooks, workbooks, and study guides for parish and family catechesis, sacramental preparation, workshops, retreats, and individual discernment. We also carry a selection of greeting cards and gift items to honor and celebrate milestones, sacraments, and special events.

We maintain an inventory of popular items and are pleased to do custom orders for individuals, groups, and events. Visit our location or contact our staff for details.

Emmaus Centre -Sydney
  • Diocesan Pastoral Centre
  • Phone:  (902) 539-6188 or toll-free 1-800-656-5311
  • Visit: 200 Churchill Drive, Suite 103, Membertou, NS
  • Mail: PO Box 100 Sydney, NS B1P 6G9
Emmaus Centre - Pictou
  • Phone (902) 752-4822
  • Visit Sr Catherine Steele Centre, 112 North Foord St., Stellarton, NS
  • Mail: 112 North Foord St., New Glasgow, NS  B2H 2G7
  • Contact:
  • Debbie Aker, Catechetical Consultant
  • ph (902) 539-6188 ext 226 or toll-free 1-800-656-5311
  • Email
Finding God online resource
Novalis Seeds of Faith