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 2018

18th - 25th

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Location:

Parishes/pastoral units throughout the diocese

 Resources:

Canadian Council of Churches

 

February 2018

2nd - Friday

Presentation of the Lord

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

 An opportunity to celebrate in a special way members of Consecrated Life in our parishes

 

10th - Saturday

Antigonish Women's Prayer Breakfast

08:30 to 10:30 am

Guest Speaker: Patricia Fricker-Bates
Auditor, Matrimonial Tribunal, Diocese of Antigonish

Topic:  How does faith inform my life

 

Price: $15.00. Student Price: $7.50

Tickets available at St. Ninian Parish Office (902-863-2338).

14th - Wednesday
Ash Wednesday


Lent begins

 

 

 

15th - Thursday
1-2 pm EST (2-3 pm AST)

Webinar: The Sacrament of Penance

For priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Overview:

Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and spiritual director, explores the relationship between the sacrament of confession and ongoing spiritual growth.

Participants will:
1. Discuss the nature of conversion as the purpose of the sacrament of penance;
2. Explore two models for an examination of conscience; and
3. Reflect on a process for general confession in key moments of spiritual development.

Contact:


https://www.sliconnect.org/product/the-sacrament-of-confession/

18th 
1st Sunday of Lent

Rite of Election of Catechumens

Location:

St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish

Contact:

Chancery Office
1-902-863-3335

Email

21st - Wednesday

Day of Recollection

Location:

St. Joseph's Church, Port Hawkesbury

Resource Person:

Sheila O'Handley, Diocesan Hermit

 
March 2018

26th

Mass for Blessing of the Oils

 Location:

 Église St-Pierre, Chéticamp

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the parish

April 2018

1st
Easter Sunday

 

 

 

14th - Saturday

Ignite ... Your Faith Journey

Diocesan Youth Rally

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney River

 An active day for youth based on the CBS television show "Amazing Race." 

Experience a day of faith in a game that incorporates their faith journey, offers testimonies, and a chance to connect with other youth. Lunch provided. Program concludes with Mass at 4:15.

 Register through your parish office.

A program of Diocese of Antigonish Youth:

Facebook

Email

 13th-15th - Fri.-Sun.

Directed Retreat

 Location: St. Joseph Renewal Centre, Mabou

This is an opportunity to reflect in a prayerful atmosphere, facilitated by a team of Spiritual Directors / prayer companions. 

 Contact:

Gary Fancey (902) 862-7580

or Winnie Odo (902) 862-2330

Retreat Brochure

NEW DATE

20th-22nd - Fri.-Sun.

New Beginnings

A retreat program of sharing and healing for persons who are separated, divorced, or bereaved. 

 Location: St. Joseph Renewal Centre, Mabou

The retreat weekends are an opportunity to connect with faith and peers, and be reminded that no one is alone.

 Contact:

Ron Currie
(902) 564-0788

May 2018
 

11th - 12th
Saturday-Sunday

Overnight Youth Retreat

for students graduating from high school and preparing for university/psot secondary studies

 

Location: Camp Geddie

Contact:

Diocese of Antigonish Youth:

Facebook

Email

28th (Sunday)

World Communications Day

The Message of Pope Francis is entitled "Fear not, for I am with you (Isaiah 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time". message link
June 2018

4th - 6th
(Monday-Wednesday)

General Assembly of Priests

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2018
 

6th - 8th
(Friday - Sunday)

Steubenville Atlantic

Steubenville Atlantic is the annual high school youth conference at Dalhousie University. 

 

 Location:

Dalhousie University, Halifax

 Contact:

Diocese of Antigonish Youth:

Facebook

Email

On the web:

Steubenville Atlantic

 

 

 

August 2018

 

 

 
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November 2018
     
December 2018


Dec. 2nd

First Sunday of Advent