Thank you to everyone who has donated to the 2017 Formation Collection. Contributing to this collection is a part of our overall diocesan collections that this year has the overarching theme: Equip the Saints. This theme implies that we can, and do, support the faith growth of all the faithful people within the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.
A number of years ago, the Columbarium was installed at Mount Olivet Cemetery to provide a final resting place for families seeking a pleasant environment for their much loved family members. Over the years we have noticed a number of safety issues associated with the niches available on the back of the Columbarium.
To meet today’s needs; niches for the committal of cremated remains and a cremation garden are available at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax. A cremation garden is available at Holy Cross Cemetery, Halifax and a columbarium for cremation as well as traditional burials are available at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville. Burials are available all year round.
We are currently in the process of updating and refreshing our website. You may notice that some of our website features and services are not yet fully functioning. Rest assured that they are being worked on.
This year’s Archbishop James M. Hayes Symposisum is scheduled for May 15- 17, 2017. Sessions for the day symposium will take place between two locations: the Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Andrew’s Unite d Church on Coburg Rd. The conversations will focus on the theme: Trauma, Suffering, and Resilience.
For several years the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has promoted a national initiative to reflect on life and the family. This initiative is called: The National Week for Life and the Family. Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, president of the CCCB, offers the following comments in his message about the upcoming week in May: