Events, sacramental celebrations, Holy Days and other happenings are listed here by month.

Do you have an event to be included?
Please email updates or corrections to our Communications Officer. 

 

January 2020

18th - 25th

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Location:

Parishes/pastoral units throughout the diocese

 Resources:

Canadian Council of Churches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
February 2020

Feb. 2

World Day for Consecrated Life

Please remember the religious in your parishes on this day.  

 

Feb. 11

World Day of the Sick

Theme for this year:

"You receive without payment; give without payment" (Mt 10:8)

See the message from Pope Francis, in English and French

 

Feb. 26

Ash Wednesday

Season of Lent begins  
March 2020

March 1

World Day of Prayer

   

   

 

   

 

 

 

April 2020

 April

Youth Rally

A gathering for youth in our diocese

Confirmation candidates are expected to attend

Location:

St. Leonard, New Waterford

 April 6

Mass of Chrism

 

 

April 9
Holy Thursday

April 10
Good Friday

April 11
Easter Vigil

April 12
Easter Sunday

   

 

 

May 2020

May 3

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

 

 

28th 

World Communications Day

 

 

 

   

 

   
June 2020

1st - 3rd
(Monday-Wednesday)

General Assembly of Priests

   
June

Diocesan Eucharistic Congress

in honour of the Year of the Eucharist

 
July 2019

 

 

 

August 2019

Aug 27, 4 pm

Bishop's Annual Barbecue

A gathering for priests and deacons, hosted by Bishop Brian Dunn

Location: St. Paul Parish, Havre Boucher

RSVP to Mae Rowe

902-539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 222

Email

 

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Divine Mercy Conference

Our Lady of Grace Monastery



Featuring:

Opening celebrant Bishop Brian Dunn

and Guest Speakers

Fr. Seraphim Michalenko
Divine Mercy Centre, Stockbridge, Massachusetts


Fr. Wade Meneze
Fathers of Mercy Auburn, Kentucky

Fr. Tom Sullivan
Fathers of Mercy Auburn, Kentucky

 

 Our Lady of Grace Monastery

https://ourladyofgracemonastery.ca/save-the-date-divine-mercy-conference/

September 2019

Sept. 1-12

175th Anniversary Holy Land Pilgrimage

escorted by
Bishop Brian Dunn

 Experience 'the fifth Gospel' : see Nazareth and Jerusalem, sail the Sea of Galilee, and more.

See Anniversary175

or contact the Chancery Office:

1-902-863-3335

Sept. 4, 6 pm

Alpha Training Session

 

For those interested in hosting and facilitating an Alpha program

Location:
Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River

Sept. 14-15

Closing Celebrations for Anniversary 175

 

 Saturday, Sept. 14
9:30 am - 3 pm with Mass at 4 pm

St. Joseph Church, Port Hawkesbury 9:30 am – 3 pm
Missionary Disciples: Echoing the Good News
Catechetical Day with Dr. Anne Jamieson
Open to All
Theme: A Deepening Love and A Clearer Witness
Lunch Provided

Sunday, Sept. 15
Missionary Disciples: Learning Together to Live the Call
Diocesan Celebration
St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish
2 pm Session and dialogue with Dr. Anne Jamieson
4 pm Mass with Bishop Brian Dunn and Apostolic Nuncio Luigi Bonazzi Hot/Cold Buffet to follow in St. Ninian Place
 

For Saturday, Sept. 14

Please Contact: Debbie Aker

902-539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 226

Email

(Numbers needed for lunch)

 

For more information:

Anniversary 175 page

Sept. 15

Launch of

Year of the Eucharist

A series of diocesan-wide events will honour the year, leading to a Diocesan Eucharistic Congress in June 2020 and the International Eucharistic Congress in Hungary in September 2020

 

 Sept. 16

Feast Day of St. Ninian

Patron Saint of our Diocese  

Sept. 17

Alpha Training Session

For those interested in hosting and facilitating an Alpha program Location:
Pictou Deanery

 Sept. 20

Diaconate Ordination

 Please pray for our eight candidates as they complete their fourth year of study and discern their call to the Permanent Diaconate

 

October 2019

Oct. 6

Farewell gathering for Bishop Brian Dunn 

 4 pm Mass at St. Ninian Cathedral

followed by reception at St Ninian Place

 


 

 

 

November 2019

 November

(Date TBA)

Youth Rally
St. Ninians Cathedral

 

 

 Nov. 23

Music Ministry Workshop

Formation and education for those in parish Music Ministry
The workshop will incorporate some of the music from the new hymnal being published Lent 2020 and will provide suggestions for new Mass settings

 Location:
St. Joseph's, Port Hawkesbury

December 2019


Dec. 1st
Advent begins

Dec. 1  First Sunday
Dec. 8 Second Sunday
Dec. 15 Third Sunday
Dec. 22 Fourth Sunday

   

 

 

 

 

Dec. 25th
The Birth of Our Lord