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Halifax-Yarmouth News Service

The Halifax-Yarmouth News Service is a service produced by the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. It provides information, updates and pastoral activities  from the Archbishop, diocesan offices, parishes, affiliated groups and the universal Church.


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RIP Fr. Jim MacDonald, omi
Late last week, Archbishop Mancini received word that Fr. Jim MacDonald, omi died in hospital in Ottawa on Monday, October 29, 2018. Fr. Jim served most recently at Saint Joseph’s Parish in Bridgewater, before he was recalled to Ontario by his community, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (omi). Below is his obituary:
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Keep the Assembly Momentum Going
During this year’s Assembly of the People of God, Archbishop Mancini shared his vision of what our local Church can look like in the year to come. Items discussed included proposed parish groupings, a new leadership structure, and a transition process to help us renew and restructure the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. This is all part of our three year diocesan pastoral plan Equip the Saints. This diocesan plan came from consultations with the faithful, clergy and lay people, and so these next steps in our plan also require a collaborative effort. Archbishop Mancini is inviting your input to the process.
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Signage at our Catholic Cemeteries
Recently signs have been posted in Gate of Heaven, Mount Olivet and Holy Cross cemeteries to provide a clearer understanding of the use of these spaces for all visitors to our cemeteries. These signs provide guidelines to help visitors during their time in the cemetery and ensure the safety and comfort of everyone.
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Remembrance Day: November 11
The diocesan offices in the Catholic Pastoral Centre in downtown Halifax will be closed on Monday, November 12 in recognition of Remembrance Day. Let us all take a moment that day and remember those who lost their lives fighting for peace and justice. May they rest in peace.
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The Relics of Saint Anthony of Padua
A reminder that this week the relics of Saint Anthony of Padua are making a pilgrimage to various parts of Nova Scotia. This past weekend the two relics, a piece of cheek and a rib, were venerated at Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica while Monday the relics were visited Saint Bernard’s Church in Enfield and Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Berwick.
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Check out our diocesan employment listings for new postings!
Are you seeking work? Consider working in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. New job postings have recently been listed. See the Employment Opportunities section of our website under (Admin Services / Human Resources) for further details.
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Mass for the Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor
All are welcome to Saint Bede Catholic Community’s next Mass on Saturday November 10, 2018 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.
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