HTP Connection – April 24, 2024

Not too late to join the The “GIFT” Life in the Spirit Seminar

Even though the sessions started last week, you can still join tonight and partake in the last 5 sessions of The “GIFT”. 

Facilitated by: Atlantic Service Committee of the Catholic Renewal
Hosted by: HTP
Dates: Wednesdays from April 17 to May 22 (6 sessions)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.)
Format: café style with videos, talks, testimonies and group discussions
Registration: contactEthel at 902-449-5048 or email emcunningham@eastlink.ca

Come watch Season 4 of The Chosen with us!

The Chosen has made Season 4 available to view for parishes and prisons for FREE!
If you’d like to attend this special viewing please sign up in the foyer or text/call Kim at 902-717-5002. 

Viewing dates are:
Thursday May 16th (Episodes 1-3)
Thursday May 23rd (Episodes 4-6)
Thursday June 6th (Episodes 7 & 8) 
Where:HTP downstairs hall
Time: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) 

Feel free to bring your own snacks or anything to make your viewing experience comfortable. A short intermission will be held during the night! 
There will also be snacks and drinks available for purchase with proceeds going towards the youth attending Steubenville this summer! 

Seasons 1-3 are available to stream for free online or using The Chosen app on Google Play or the App Store. If you have any questions, please contact Kim.

Vatican Document on Human Dignity

On April 8, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) released “Dignitas Infinita”, a declaration underscoring the inherent God given dignity of all individuals.  This faith document also addresses the challenges in safeguarding and honoring this sacred gift and covers topics such as gender theory, abortion, discrimination against women, and human rights violations. A copy of this publication is available on our website. All are encouraged to read and reflect on this recent contribution from Pope Francis.

Steubenville Atlantic Fundraising

This weekend teens will be in the foyer selling tickets for the Steubenville Spaghetti Dinner on May 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. They will also be launching their pledge drive to help send 30 teens to Steubenville this summer! Don’t forget to bring donations to Mass this weekend! For more information on all of the Fundraisers, please visit https://steubenville.metanoiaym.ca/fundraisers

Welcome and Congratulations Lindsay

Welcome to Lindsay MacKay, who received full initiation into the Catholic Church this past weekend. She was confirmed and received her first communion during our 9:00 a.m. Mass on  April 21. Thank you to our RCIA team who have journeyed with Lindsay and Marshall (who was baptized at the Easter Vigil)

Upcoming Sacramental Celebrations

Our Easter joy continues into May with the celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation for our youth. On Sunday, May 5 at the 9 a.m. Mass, we’ll be celebrating First Communion with 12 of our parish youth. Then on Saturday, May 11 at the 4:30 p.m Mass, we’ll be joined by Archbishop Dunn for the celebration of Confirmation for our 7 candidates. Please feel free to join us as we rejoice with these young people and their families and keep them in prayer in the days ahead!

CWL News

Firstly, mark your calendars for our April monthly general meeting, which will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 9. Please take note of the change in our regular day and location. All women in the parish are invited to attend. Secondly, don’t forget that Friday, April 26 is the Feast Day for our Patron Saint, Our Lady of Good Counsel. We encourage all members to join us for the 9:00 a.m. Mass to commemorate this special occasion. Lastly, keep an eye out for upcoming information on the Annual Birthright Cradle Campaign and CWL Annual Bursary. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Companions Foundation Day Mass

This year the Companions of the Cross will celebrate their 39th anniversary of their founding. There will be a 7:00 p.m. mass on May 3 here at HTP. We invite you to join with Fr. Tim, Fr. Yves, Fr. Ramos, Fr. Longworth and Manas as we celebrate this important day in their community.

Archdiocesan News: For the latest news from the Halifax-Yarmouth Archdiocese click here.