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 2019

18th - 25th

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Location:

Parishes/pastoral units throughout the diocese

 Resources:

Canadian Council of Churches

 

February 2019

 

 
March 2019

March 1

World Day of Prayer

   

6th - Wednesday 
Ash Wednesday


Lent begins

   
April 2019

14th
Palm Sunday

 

 

 

19th - 21st

Easter Triduum

19th - Good Friday
20th - Easter Vigil
21st Easter Sunday

 

May 2019

28th 

World Communications Day

 
June 2019

5th - 7th
(Monday-Wednesday)

General Assembly of Priests

   
July 2019

 

 

 

August 2019

 





September 2018

 Sept. 16

Feast Day of St. Ninian

Patron Saint of our Diocese  
Sept. 29-30 Diocesan launch of MyParish App

To sign up or learn more, see

MyParish App under Events

October 2018

Oct. 1

6-9 pm

Training
by Alpha Canada!

 

 

 Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines

Come be part of Alpha! Alpha gatherings, where we share the basics of Christian faith, are wonderful ways to build faith communities.
There is even an Alpha for Youth.
This one evening of training will give you the information to participate and host an Alpha in your area.
Training is free. 

Please register
by emailing Norma Blinkhorn 

 Oct. 13

9:30 am-2 pm

Regional Gathering for our Anniversary 175

 

St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish 

Lunch will be provided.

Join us at one, two or all three events to learn more of our history, discuss parish life and consider: 

How is God speaking to us now?

What are we being called to?

 

For details and promotional materials, see:

Anniversary 175 under Events

 

 

Oct. 13

9:30 am - 3 pm

RCIA Workshop
with Fr. Mark Gatto 

 

St. Joseph Parish, Port Hawkesbury

 

Sponsored by the Diocesan Liturgy Office

Who’s Invited??
Pastors, Deacons, Parish Groups, Faith Formation Workers, Music Ministries, RCIA Teams
And all who desire to invite, accompany others who wish to discover the Catholic Faith.

Register by Oct. 11:

Diocesan Liturgy Office 902-539-6188

or toll free 1-800-656-5311 ext 237

or St. Joseph Parish, Port Hawkesbury

1-902-625-1045

Oct. 18-21

Women's Cursillo Weekend

 

 

Contact: 

Kevin or Karen McSween
1-902- 862- 8517
Bert or Claudia Aucoin at 1-902-578-1266
or Betty Lahey
at 1-902-270-0891

Oct. 20

9:30 am-2 pm

Regional Gathering for our Anniversary 175

St. Joseph's Church, Port Hawkesbury

Lunch will be provided.

Join us at one, two or all three events to learn more of our history, discuss parish life and consider: 

How is God speaking to us now?

What are we being called to?

 

For details and promotional materials, see:

Anniversary 175 under Events

Oct. 29

6 pm

Young Adults
Dinner and Dialogue
with Bishop Brian Dunn

St. Theresa Parish Hall, Sydney

In Celebration of the 2018 Synod in Rome.

Italian meal, followed by conversation with Bishop Dunn

Limited seating

please reserve by Oct. 20
through our Youth Ministry office

November 2018

Nov. 3

9:30 am-2 pm

Regional Gathering for our Anniversary 175

 Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River

Lunch will be provided.

Join us at one, two or all three events to learn more of our history, discuss parish life and consider: 

How is God speaking to us now?

What are we being called to?

 

For details and promotional materials, see:

Anniversary 175 under Events

Nov. 1-4

Men's Cursillo Weekend

Contact: 

Kevin or Karen McSween 
1-902- 862- 8517 
Bert or Claudia Aucoin at 1-902-578-1266 
or Betty Lahey
at 1-902-270-0891

Nov. 17
11am - 5pm

THRIVE!

Diocesan Youth Rally

Location:
Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, Sydney

 

Contact:

Youth Ministry

Nov. 24
10am - 1pm

Videoconference:

Why Are Funeral Liturgies Good?

A Pastoral Approach in Our Time

Location:
NSCC campuses in Stellarton, Port Hawkesbury and Sydney

Presenter:
Fr Bill Burke

Cost: $20 per person
Registration required

Tea and Coffee provided
Please bring your own Brown Bag lunch

 

Contact:

Liturgy Office
Diocesan Pastoral Centre

1-902-539-6188
ext 237

or toll free

1-800-656-5311
ext 237

Nov. 25
12-4 pm

"You Can Change the World"

Antigonish Youth Rally

 

Location:
St.Ninian Place, Antigonish

Contact:

St. Ninian Religious Education

Nov. 25-27

Clergy Study Days

Preaching from the Lectionary

Location:
Maritime Inn, Port Hawkesbury

Facilitator:
Fr. Norm Bonneau, OMI, Professor Emeritus at St. Paul University

 

Contact:

Mae Rowe
Diocesan Pastoral Centre

902-539-6188
ext 222

or toll free

1-800-656-5311
ext 222

December 2018


Dec. 1st
Advent begins

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

   

New Date!

Dec. 9
6pm
Youth Teaching Mass

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Sydney

Presider:
Fr.Bill Burke

Theme:
A new beginning for youth in our diocese

A videographer will record the Mass for use as a teaching tool in our diocese

Contact:

Anne Stubbert
Youth Minister, CBRM

 

Dec. 25th
The Birth of Our Lord