1 February, 2015 4th Sunday in Ordinary

Steubenville Are you looking for an opportunity to
meet new people, learn more
about yourself, and, most importantly, grow deeper in your
relationship with God? Come to
Atlantic 2015!
Steubenville Atlantic is our annual high school youth conference. Steubenville Atlantic is a weekend conference featuring amazing
speakers, dynamic talks, and radical encounters with
Christ through the sacraments. You’ve never seen
Sunday Mass like this before! It’s a chance to learn
and grow in a fun, high energy environment.
Steubenville Atlantic is for everyone – for those who
are searching for God, and those who have already
found Him. To learn more about this year’s conference, watch the promo video, and register online,
When: July 3-5, 2015
Where: Dalhousie University, Halifax,
Cost: $225 – or register before March
31 to save $25!
Encounter Atlantic Young Adult Conference: Faith
doesn’t have to end when high
school youth group ends. Do you
feel like you’re the only person on
your campus or workplace interested in your faith? You’re not
Join us at Encounter Atlantic, a
Steubenville Young Adult conference for ages 19-29
this summer in Halifax. Meet other young people
who are trying to live as Catholics in the world, and
find out how to include God in your life... wherever
you are. Encounter will feature dynamic speakers,
great music, interactive breakouts, socials and entertainment, and, of course, opportunities to come together as a community of prayer.
This conference is specifically for you as a Catholic
young adult and will be different from the high
school conferences – but it will be every bit as powerful! Whether you’re new to the faith or you’ve
been here all your life, come take the next step with
us. You won’t regret it.
WHEN: July 3-5, 2015
COST: $200 on campus; $130 off campus
On Campus Registration closes June 1, 2015
Off Campus Registration closes June 19, 2015
Welcome to the new Halifax-Yarmouth News Service! Today we begin a new journey in our archdiocesan
communications as we issue the first edition of our
Halifax-Yarmouth News Service. In many of our consultations during our process of Transformation clear
communications throughout the Archdiocese was
highlighted as a key need. One way we hope to answer this need is through this News Service ‒ as well
as an archdiocesan monthly journal. This News Service aims to become a valued means to share in a
timely manner what is happening in the life of our
local church.
Halifax-Yarmouth News Service needs your News!
This News Service is reflective of the life and times of
the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. Thus we need
news from you! Parishes, religious congregations,
ecclesial movements, and groups affiliated with the
Archdiocese are invited to send us updates, information and news that they would like shared with
the whole Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. Submissions can be forwarded to the Communications
Office at any time and will be published at the relevant time as determined by the editor. Should you
wish your item to be posted on a particular date
please ensure that you submit the information no
less than 10 days prior to your desired publish date.
to :[email protected] .
An submission form for Events can be found on the
archdiocesan website. Please note that this is a form
that must be printed off and filled out then sent to
the Communications Office through the same email
above. To see a copy of the Guidelines for Submissions to the Halifax-Yarmouth News Service please
see the website.
1 February, 2015
4th Sunday in Ordinary
St. Agnes Parish
6903 Mumford Road, Halifax NS B3L 2H4
902-454-8200 fax 902-455-3831
Website: http://www.stagnesrcparish.ca
email: [email protected]
Weekday Masses: Wed. & Fri . 12:10 pm
Tue & Thu 8:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm (anticipated)
8:30am & 10:30am
Confessions: Saturdays 3pm – 3:30pm.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Wed - 10-12
Pastor : Father Paul Morris
Email: [email protected]
Rev. Raymond Odumuko, Assistant Priest
Email: [email protected]
Pastoral Associate: Annie Kulczycki
email : [email protected]
Religious Ed. Dir: Tanya Thomson
Direct ph # (454-8281) or [email protected]
Music Coordinator: Gregory Doyle 902-488-0794
Office Administrator: Marlene Turpin
Parish Office Hours: 7:00am – 3:00pm
St. John the Baptist Parish
26 Purcell Cove Road, Halifax NS. B3N 1R4
902-477-3110 fax: 902-407-2419
Weekday Mass: Tue ,Thurs & Fri 9am; Wed 7pm
4:00pm (anticipated)
9:00 & 11:00am
Confessions: Sat 3– 3:45pm & by appointment
Pastor : Father Paul Morris
Rev. Raymond Odumuko, Assistant Priest
Religious Education Tish Sachetti 902-407-2419 or
[email protected]
Financial—Susan Hann (477-3362)
Email: [email protected]
Marriages: by appointment only. 1 year notice
must be given. Please contact the office.
Baptisms: Take place on the last Sunday of every
month. Please Contact the office.
RCIA: Please contact Fr. Paul Morris 454-8200.
Hall Bookings: St Agnes call Marlene 454-8200
St. John the Baptist call Susan 477-3362.
From Fr. Paul’s Desk…
“Among the wonderful technological discoveries
which men of talent, especially in the present era,
have made with God's help, the Church welcomes and
promotes with special interest those which have a most direct
relation to humans minds and which have uncovered new avenues of communicating most readily news, views and teachings
of every sort. The most important of these inventions are those
media which, such as the press, movies, radio, television and the
like, can, of their very nature, reach and influence, not only individuals, but the very masses and the whole of human society,
and thus can rightly be called the media of social communication.”
These words come from Vatican II in the Decree on Mass Media
(Lat. ‘Inter Mirifica’), which was issued on December 4, 1963.
The Council, like most others at the time, could barely have
imagined where we would be today! It has been said that the
invention of the internet is as significant as the Model-T was in
1908 – it has changed society itself. There is still a role for print
media, of course, but the trend is moving decidedly toward
online publication and sharing of information. It is a time of transition in our society and our diocesan church. With the decision
of the archdiocese to end publication of the weekly bulletin and
instead move into online information sharing, I want to assure
everyone that we will be continuing to publish a printed weekly
bulletin. Yet the parishes of St. John the Baptist and St. Agnes
also develop a more comprehensive online presence through
consideration of all available means of social media platforms
(Facebook Twitter, websites, etc.) so that we are reaching the
increasingly large number of people whose normative manner
of learning and communicating is “online.” These two ways are
complimentary and not opposed to one another. They will be
questions the parishes will vision and look at in the near future.
Transformation III—Lenten Series: St. Agnes Leo Day Auditorium. 5 sessions beginning Tuesday February 24, 2015 from
6-8pm. Please join both St Agnes and St John the Baptist Communities for a meal, video presentation and an opportunity to
share in small groups. Babysitting will be available, please register online www.stagnesrcparish.ca or fill out a registration form
and drop it in the collection. There are copies of the pastoral
letter available at the entrance of the church.
Religious Education News: Little Church > Big Help –
Our Little Church collections continue to make a big
difference. The Saint Agnes children’s collection covers education, board and care for Josephine and Gorreth at St. Teresa’s Girls School in Kisubi, Uganda.
These girls are considered total orphans and our care
has given them the opportunity to live a safe and productive life under the care of the Sisters at the school.
Our Little Church has also been able to send funds to
help support the families in the village of Kamakwie,
Serra Leone. These families are very poor and now
have 52 orphans from the Ebola outbreak. Our collections help buy rice, provide health care and education
for the children. Our Saint Agnes children are reaching out as little blessings in a huge way. Thank you
for your pray-full support and contributions.
Saint Agnes First Reconciliation Parent Meeting –
Sunday Feb. 1st 9:40am, please meet in the church.
At this parent meeting we will talk about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the preparation outline and
what to expect on sacrament day. If you are unable to
attend the meeting, please let Tanya know so that you
receive the meeting material.
All Ages Cape Breton Ceilidh – Saturday Feb.7th
6:00pm – 9:00pm in the St. Agnes Leo Day Auditorium. Instructional Square Sets, Open Talent Showcase,
Step dance Showcase, Music provided by: CASSIE and
MAGGIE MACDONALD, with guest fiddler and pianist
CELINE and DANELLE DOUCET. Admission $7, Family
Rate $20, Children under 5 free. There’s a great CANTEEN and 50/50. Adult accompaniment required for
children under 16, Smoke Free ~ Alcohol Free. This is
wonderful family fun for all ages !!
Saint Agnes Rite of Enrolment for Confirmation
Youth – Sunday Feb.8th at the 10:30am Mass. Candidates preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation
will be introduced to our Parish Community. Our Parish Family will be asked to accept a prayer card and
pray for our youth and their families as they continue
preparations to be Confirmed in Christ on May 24th
ARK Sunday Suppers for the Homeless – Saint Agnes
& Saint John the Baptist are scheduled to provide 16
SHEPHERD’S PIE Casseroles Sunday March 15th. If you
are able to donate a casserole kindly let Tanya know
at 902-454-8281 or [email protected] We are
called to care for our brothers and sisters, Thank You
for helping to provide a nutritious, warm meal for
those who are cold and hungry.
St. John The Baptist Religious Education program will
be sponsoring the HMCS Fredericton by sending
monthly care packages. We will be selling 50/50 tickets as our first fundraiser following the 9am Mass.
For More info contact [email protected] 902-407-2414
St John The Baptist for those who are enrolled for
the Sacraments of 1st Communion and Confirmation,
certified copies of the children's Baptismal Certificates
are needed as soon as possible.
St. John The Baptist—is looking for Catechists for the
2015/2016 year. If you are interested please contact
Tish at 902-407-2414 or [email protected]—as well we
are also looking for Altar Servers, If interested please
contact Tish.
Our 4th Annual GIRLS NIGHT OUT
will take place Friday, February 6,
2015 at St Agnes Parish, Msgr Leo
Day Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and
are available at our Parish Office or
call 454-8200 #3 for further information. Each year we ask for donations of ladies items for our Girls
Night Out Raffle. So if you received a gift this year
that you already had….please feel free to donate it to
us!! We are accepting donations from now until January 25th!! Call Annie 902-454-8200 #3 or drop off at
the Parish Office.
St. Agnes Women Walking with Christ
2nd Movie Night. Sunday February
15th 6-8:30 pm in the St. Agnes
room .Movie is “Giver”. So Ladies bring
a blanket, wear comfortable clothing slippers even. We supply the popcorn.
Please Note: St. John The Baptist: Parishioners are advised that the 2014 Income Tax receipts are available
this weekend in the foyer of the church. If there are any questions regarding the receipts please contact
Susan @ 902-477-3362 or
Men’s Prayer Breakfast at St Agnes
March 14th , all men are invited and
bring your son, grandson or a friend
with you to join in faith and fellowship.
We will begin with Mass at 8:30pm, followed by a
MAN-SIZED Breakfast. Following the Breakfast Phil
Brown from St Michael’s In Spryfield will share his
faith journey with you. Tickets are $15 and are available in the St Agnes Parish office. The caterer will
need a head count please get your ticket or reserve
it as soon as possible.
St. John The Baptist CWL: - We need women or men
who would like to cook for Hope Cottage once a
year. Recipes provided. Please contact Sylvia @ 902
St John The Baptist CWL – Do your bit for the environment. There is a container in the church porch to
collect pop top pull tabs and plastic bread
clips. These are used to provide rulers to third world
schools and wheel chairs
“The Halifax Metro Women’s Inter-Church Council
will hold their 2015 World Day of Prayer Service at
2:00pm on Friday, March 6 (storm date will be
March 13) at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 3311 Ashburn Avenue, Halifax. The service this year has been
written by the women of the World Day of Prayer
Committee of The Bahamas with the theme “Jesus
said to them, “Do You Know What I Have Done to
You?”. Our guest speaker will be Reverend Michael
Koslowski, B.A., M.Div., Minister, Calvin Presbyterian
Church. lease join us and invite your friends and
family as we unite with our fellow Christians in more
than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather on the
World Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity Employment opportunities in the Archdiocese of Halifax
-Yarmouth are listed on the Human Resources page
of the archdiocesan website. Click Human Resources
which can be found under the Archdiocesan Office
tab. Job postings are updated on a regular basis.with
the people of The Bahamas. A reception will follow
the service. All Are Welcome.
Mass to celebrate Wold Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life and the Year
of Consecrated Life:
This year has been designated by the
Holy Father as the Year of Consecrated Life. Catholics all over the world
are asked to recognize in a particular way the ministry and service of the men and women who have answered the call to consecrated life. Many communities of faith have been blessed by their presence and
example of faith. As the community of the Church of
Halifax-Yarmouth we want to also recognize, give
thanks, and pray for the many women and men who
live this vocation in our local area. Join members of
these communities and Archbishop Anthony Mancini
on Monday, February 2 for the 12:15pm Mass at
Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica in Halifax. This Mass
is an event to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life
and will honor women and men who live in consecrated life and pray for young people who are discerning this vocation. A reception will follow in the
Cathedral Hall. This a great opportunity to meet
members of these communities and thank them personally for their witness. All are welcome!
The communities of consecrated women and men
that provide pastoral ministry in the Archdiocese of
Halifax-Yarmouth are:
Religious Congregations of Women
Congregation of Notre Dame (CND)
Religieuses Hospitalières de Saint Joseph (r.h.s.j.)
Religieuses Notre-Dame dur Sacré-Cœur (n.d.s.c.)
Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ)
Sisters of Charity (SC)
Sisters of St. Martha (Antigonish) (CSM)
Sisters of St. Martha (Charlottetown) (CSM)
Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus (EHJ)
Religious Congregations of Men
Companions of the Cross (CC)
Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)
Salvatorians (SDS)
Society of Jesus (SJ)
Public Associations of the Faithful
Franciscans of Halifax
”Employment opportunities in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth are listed on the Human Resources page of the archdiocesan website. Click Human Resources which can be found under the
Archdiocesan Office tab. Job postings are updated on a regular basis. New opportunities have just
been added, check it out.