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Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth offices closed

Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth offices closed


Due to the impending storm,
both offices of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth
will be closed effective at 12:30pm Monday Feb 8, 2016.

Happy 1st Anniversary!

Happy 1st Anniversary!

One year ago the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth revamped its communications methods by providing two new electronic publications:

    1. The Halifax-Yarmouth News Service, a weekly email containing information on current happenings from the diocesan offices, parishes, and beyond
    2. Discipleship, a monthly e-journal offering articles and reflections to provide more in-depth information about diocesan projects, our Church in the world, and the life & times of our people and parishes.

Parliamentary Committee on Assisted Death

Parliamentary Committee on Assisted Death

Deacon Larry Worthen of St. John XXIII Parish has been asked to present to the Parliamentary Committee on Assisted Death with Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto this Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Ottawa. They have asked for our prayers.

They have these concerns: the protection of the vulnerable, conscience rights of healthcare workers and of healthcare facilities, and improved services for people with disabilities, mental illness and the elderly.

Ordination to the Priesthood of Br. Paul

Ordination to the Priesthood of Br. Paul

This Saturday, February 6 at 10:30am Archbishop Mancini will ordain Bro. Paul MacIntosh, FoH, of the Franciscans of Halifax to the presbyterate, or the priesthood, at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Halifax. All are welcome to join in this celebration.
Please continue to pray for Bro. Paul and all vocations!

Rite of Election

Rite of Election

On Sunday, February 14, Archbishop Anthony Mancini will pray with those looking to becoming Catholic during this year’s Easter Vigil. This special liturgy, that includes the Rite of Election, will be celebrated at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica at 3:00pm. All are welcome!

Retreat on Mercy of God/Retraite sur la Miséricorde Divine

Father Jean (Andre Patry) from the diocese of St Jérôme, Québec has been invited to deliver a series of talks on the Mercy of God to la mission la Sainte Famille and in Saulnierville. Father Jean has worked for 38 years as chaplain at Bordeaux prison facility outside Montreal, is now retired but is still committed to the ex-inmates and the wounded of life. He has three publications to his name to cover this ministry in which he recants the witnessing from the inmates, their distress, the faith and the light of hope which still shines in their hearts amidst their pains and their sorrows.

2016 Lenten Series

2016 Lenten Series

Our second Lenten Series, being held in the context of the Year of Mercy, is designed to activate our spiritual imaginations. Through prayer, conversation, and reflection, the series will help us to imagine what a community of believers, focused on the mission of Christ, looks and acts like in our time and place.

Formation: Make disciples! Form Leaders! Call Servants!

The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…
Ephesians 4.11-12

The work of ministry, the building up of the Body of Christ, is the task of all baptized Catholics. This task requires training; training that helps us to know, own, and share the faith that we proclaim. The term formation describes this type of growth or maturation of our faith. Archbishop Mancini has made formation a key theme in the revitalization of our local Church and he needs your support. Together we can provide the means necessary to equip the saints (us!) in the Church of Halifax-Yarmouth.

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