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“And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.” Luke 2: 47

Some Questions and Answers about the Diocese of Antigonish and our Roman Catholic faith

Have a question? Contact our Communications Officer

 

About our Website:
What is the story behind your logo? The tree symbolizes humanity’s eternal calling to be close to God. Rooted in the earth of faith and traditions, its branches reach toward heaven. Its leaves die each autumn, but are reborn in the spring, reminding us of victory of life over death. The tree also reminds us of Christ’s sacrifice for us. In our logo the branches form a cross. There is also the image of a candle, an eternal light that never dies.

What Bible do the Scripture verses on our website come from?

Scripture verses are from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), the version approved for use by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). Psalm verses are quoted from the Grail Psalms.

I need to update my church information. How? Contact our Communications Officer for any changes in content.

About our Offices and Services:

Where is the book store? Can anyone shop there? The Emmaus Centre Book Store has two locations: our Pastoral Centre and the Sr Catherine Steele Centre, Stellarton NS.  Our offices are currently closed due to Covid-19 protocols, but orders may be placed via phone and email.  

What is the Diocesan levy and why do parishes have to pay it?

The Diocesan levy accounts for about 75% of the Diocese operating budget, which finances such things as the office buildings, payroll services, catechetical services, committee operations, communications, pastoral services, youth ministry, faith formation and other services that offer benefits across the diocese. See our Financial Statements and Parish Reporting pages for details.

About our Sacraments:

I want to get my baby baptized. How do I arrange this?

Contact your parish priest. See our Parish Listings for contact information.

When can my son or daughter get confirmed?

Youth confirmation candidates are usually in Grade 8 or 9. See our Confirmation page for details.

About our Offices and Services: Where is the book store? Can anyone shop there? The Emmaus Centre operates book stores in Sydney and Stellarton. Orders may also be placed via phone and email. What is the Diocesan levy and why do parishes have to pay it? The Diocesan levy accounts for about 75% of the Diocese operating budget, which finances such things as the office buildings, payroll services, catechetical services, committee operations, communications, pastoral services, youth ministry, faith formation and other services that offer benefits across the diocese. See our Financial Statements and Parish Reporting pages for details, or contact our Business Office. About our Sacraments:   I want to get my baby baptized. How do I arrange this? See our Baptism page When can my son or daughter get confirmed? Youth confirmation candidates are usually in Grade 8 or 9. See our Confirmation page   I'm contemplating Religious Life. Where do I learn more? Our Religious Life menu is a place to start. Also, contact your parish priest for guidance and information.