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The Mass of Christian Burial - Livestream

      Archdiocese 200x150  Mass of Christian Burial for
Archbishop James M. Hayes

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Friday, August 5, 2016

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Pastoral Assignment Changes

Pastoral Assignment Changes

Priests, Deacons and Faithful,

During the past month I have made some additional pastoral changes as noted below:

Following the ordination of Danny MacDonald to the Diaconate on Saturday, August 6th, I have appointed him to exercise his diaconal ministry at the parish of St. Thomas More, Dartmouth in collaboration with Fr. Toochukwu Okafor.

Deacon Bernie Coffin, who is presently assigned to St. Thomas More, is being appointed to St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Dartmouth effective September 1st, 2016.

I have appointed Fr. Fabian Ihunegbo as Administrator of the parish of St. Genevieve, East Chezzetcook with its mission of St. Philip Neri, Musquodoboit Harbour effective August 22, 2016. I wish to thank Fr. Toochukwu Okafor for his leadership and ministry to these two faith communities for the past year.

†Anthony Mancini
Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth

Exhalt Music Conference

Exhalt Music Conference

The Exalt Music Conference is for Catholic musicians to enrich and recharge their worship, so they can lead others to worship God more deeply. Exalt is the opportunity to amplify the gifts of choirs, worship leaders, and anyone else involved musically at a parish.

Come to the Exalt Music Conference at Saint Benedict Parish on Saturday, September 24th, and join others in singing joyfully to the Lord!

Our day will start at 8:30am with registration ($30) and coffee, and will conclude at 3:00pm. Lunch will be provided.
At 7:30pm, all are welcome for an evening of Praise and Worship in the church.

The website is: http://www.saintbenedict.ca/music-conference

Canadian Martyrs Mass of Thanksgiving & Transition

Canadian Martyrs Mass of Thanksgiving & Transition

On September 14th, The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, there will be a Mass at 7 p.m. at Canadian Martyrs. This Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Mancini and will be the final Mass at Canadian Martyrs. A reception will follow this Mass. Please mark your calendars for this important occasion. Spread the word to others, present and past parishioners, and all who may be interested in attending.

The First Spiritual Exercises Workshop

The First Spiritual Exercises Workshop

From September 25-30, 2016 individuals have the opportunity to receive training as facilitators to give First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) retreats and provide formation for this ministry. The workshop will be presented by Michael Hansen, SJ and Frances Tilly at that Villa Madonna Retreat Centre in Rothesay, New Brunswick.

For almost 500 year the Spiritual Exercise have been largely restricted to priests and religious who could spend 30 days in silence under the guidance of a spiritual director. Now this classic reteat of Catholic spirituality is more accessible to people in every stage of spiritual growth, as the First Spiritual Exercises (FSE) is made up of four retreats on inner peace based upon daily prayer and spiritual conversation to share that experience. They have been given in parishes, youth groups, schools, hospitals, and prisons.

The cost for the workshop fee is $125 and included copies of the FSE Retreat book and accompanying manual. Accommodations options are also available. For more information and to register email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mass for the Memorial of St. Monica

Mass for the Memorial of St. Monica

Saint Bede Catholic Community is a mission of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. This is a special type of diocese for former Anglicans in Canada and the U.S. who desire to be Catholic, but have felt a strong bond to their own form of worship. Members of the Ordinariate are fully Roman Catholic, but retain elements of their liturgical heritage in their celebration of Mass.

All are welcome to Saint Bede Catholic Community’s next Mass, August 27, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in St. Agnes Church, 6930 Mumford Rd., Halifax. All Catholics may receive the Blessed Sacrament. The Holy Mass will be celebrated according to Divine Worship: The Missal, the Vatican’s new text for the celebration of Mass in Ordinariates around the world.

We at Saint Bede are privileged to have the musical presence of the Holy Heart Schola Cantorum and of Mr. Greg Doyle, organist at St. Agnes, enriching the music for the Mass.

The Ordinariates were created by the Holy See in 2012 in response to repeated requests from Anglican individuals and groups who had come to identify the Catholic Church as their home. The Ordinariate is a major step in the fulfillment of the Second Vatican Council’s vision for Christian unity, in which diverse expressions of the one Faith are joined together in the one Church.

Rooms for Rent: University Students

Available September 1, on Tower Road in the South End of Halifax, in walking distance to Dalhousie, SMU, King’s and AST. The convent of St. Agnes of the Franciscans of Halifax has two rooms to rent. These include a spacious bedroom, shared bathroom, kitchen, dining and living space. Price includes meals, laundry facilities, utilities, and access to wifi. Parking is not available.

4th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner & Silent Auction

4th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner & Silent Auction

Tickets are now available for the 4th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner & Silent Auction on October 5, 2016 at the Cunard Centre in Halifax.

We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be Cardinal Gérald Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada. Cardinal Lacroix will be addressing the end of life issues that are affecting Catholics today.

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