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Archbishop Mancini's Pastoral Letter on Christian Witness in Politics

As a new pastoral year got underway this past fall, questions and concerns were raised by some about the wisdom of inviting a political figure to speak at the annual Archbishop’s fundraising event. The questions and reactions raised around this particular event have provided an opportunity to reflect more deeply on the larger issue at the heart of this matter, which is: how does a Catholic engaged in civic life give authentic and credible witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and support Church teaching in the present secular environment? This question will be on the minds of many Catholics in our Archdiocese and all across Canada in the coming months, as our nation prepares for the election of a new government.

Share the Care Collection: February 28 - March 1

Share the Care Collection: February 28 - March 1

This weekend we invite the faithful to Share the Care! The Sharing the Care Collection helps us as a Catholic community to care for our retired and infirm priests. This collection was set up to meet the needs of the diocesan priests in the former Archdiocese of Halifax. Your Contribution to Sharing the Care on the weekend of February 28 - March 1 will make it possible for retired and infirm priests to live their lives with the care and assistance they need. Please support our priests who have shared their gifts to build our communities of faith, guide the formation of the faithful into disciples of Christ and further the mission Christ called all of us to!

Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax

Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax

Due to our recent weather challenges our staff at the Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax has worked very hard to keep our three Cemeteries; Gate of Heaven, Holy Cross, and Mount Olivet open to families and visitors.

If you are planning to visit Mount Olivet Cemetery in Halifax, we would request you delay your visit for a week or so as the roads are very slippery for cars and for walking, and we are closed to burials for a short time. Gate of Heaven Cemetery is open. When visiting the Cemetery on the weekend, remember the weather can quickly change and you should take care for your own safety.   If you are planning to visit Holy Cross Cemetery, access is limited to the main road entry.

If you have any questions please call (902) 429-9800 ext. 308.

Living with Limits, Living Well

Living with Limits, Living Well

The care of our endangered planet.
This Lenten program is a collaboration between Development & Peace and the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality. With the help of a workbook published by the Canadian bishops, we will explore how in our words and actions we can promote the world God wants us to live in rather than the world of unbridled economic growth, increasing inequality, and the spoiling of our planet. We will do this mainly through group sessions and conversations open to the work of the Spirit in our midst.

The workbook will be available for purchase for $15. Sessions will be held at the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 2287 Brunswick St., beginning on March 5 and running for four consecutive Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm.

To register, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (902) 429-7344.

Next issue of Discipleship this weekend!

Next issue of Discipleship this weekend!

Check your inbox this Sunday for the lasted issue of our archdiocesan journal Discipleship! This month’s edition includes articles on:
*our archdiocesan wide Lenten Video Series
*response and reflection on the recent Supreme Court ruling on assisted suicide
* how we “do” mission!

Access to Discipleship is by subscription only. If you know someone who would be interested in reading the latest about our Archdiocese invite them to subscribe!

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