First 5 – January 18, 2023

First 5 – January 18, 2023

Reminder – Grief Support Gathering – Tonight at 7:30pm

All are welcome. It’s non-denominational (feel free to bring a friend). Wednesday, January 18th from 7:30-9pm. 

Alpha Registration Open!

At Mass last weekend we heard a wonderful witness from Michele, sharing about her life-changing experience of Alpha. If you missed it, the video can be seen on our Alpha page. Our new Alpha programs begin next week and registration for both of them can be found on our website. Online Alpha starts on Tuesday night, January 24th– in-person Alpha starts on Thursday, January 26th. There will be Alpha team members in the foyer after Mass again this upcoming weekend and they’d love to answer any questions you might have or get you signed up!

No Greater Love Movie to Play in Local Theatre

An inspiring feature length documentary film on Mother Teresa will be playing at two local movie theatres next week. The movie is called No Greater Love, it’s produced by the Knights of Columbus and will have two showings– Sunday, January 22nd at 3:30pm at the Dartmouth Crossing theatre and Monday, January 23rd at 7pm at Park Lane in Halifax. For more information, to watch the trailer, and purchase advance tickets click here

Thanks for Your Support!

The following note was received by the Archdiocese from a few staff members of Nova Scotia Health to share their gratitude for all who supported the late Fr. Eric Theriault’s Christmas Project, providing gifts for residents of local mental health and addictions centres: Please accept this letter as a token of our gratitude for the donations from your parishioners.  For more than 40 years they have been contributing to bringing Christmas cheers to the mental health and addictions clients who fill up to 265 inpatient beds, across four different campuses in the Central Zone, including forensics, acute care, seniors’ mental health and several psychosocial rehabilitation units. Although some clients are able to visit their families on passes, many individuals have to stay on the unit either because of illness or because they have nowhere safe and accepting to go. This year, due to your generosity, 192 individuals received gifts of much needed items such as socks, jammies, slippers, and coats, as well as some bonus gifts such as chocolates, shower gels, purses and activity books. The clients are extremely happy to have new quality clothes as many of them live off a very low income and cannot often afford new good quality items. We heard many, many thank-you’s and expressions of gratitude as gifts were delivered. We hope that together we can carry on this benevolent tradition for years to come. Thank-you again for the support of you and all your parishioners! We wish you all a very happy new years and all the best in 2023! 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an annual ecumenical celebration when Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, begins today, January 18th. Concluding on January 25, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, we are all invited to reflect on scripture together, participate in ecumenical services and share fellowship. The 2023 theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, is “Do good; seek justice.” Based on Isaiah 1:12-17, the international theme and materials call Christians to recognize that the divisions between our churches cannot be separated from the divisions within the wider human family. Resources for prayer and reflection during this week can be found at or on the website of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity or going to the CCC website’s resource page: