Bulletin: Baptism of the Lord
January 12th~ Fr. Dariusz Misiolek for God’s grace during his sabbatical
January 13th~ Bienvenido Caamano
January 20th~ Unice MacNeil (94 years old)
2019 Envelopes: If you did not pick up your envelopes for 2019, they are in the Sacristy. If you do not have envelopes, but would like a box, please let Br. Nathanael know.
Pastoral Council: The next meeting will be this Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30pm.
Country Classic Show: Next Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 7:00pm.
2019 Sunday Missals: Are available in the Sacristy for $5.
St. Vincent de Paul: Item of the month is crackers.
Archbishop’s Letter to All Parishes: After reading the letter and restructuring package ‘Stronger Together’ – Building up the Body of Christ, announcing the beginning of the merge into 20 new parishes – which will be the process throughout 2019 and finalized by January 1, 2020 (when all new parishes will be in place), the Archbishop would like any feedback from parishioners. If you haven’t read the full document, there are copies near the entrances of the church, or you can read it online at www.halifaxyarmouth.org/plan. If you have questions or feedback, please speak to Br. Nathanael.
As our Archdiocese enters a decisive time of transition, we ask you to sustain our efforts
to be faithful to what You are asking of us so that we become better equipped
to meet the challenges of the New Evangelization.
Give us the courage and insight to take on the task of purification and renewal
necessary to become a more credible Church.
Grant us the knowledge and understanding required
to respond to the call of pastoral conversion and the demands
for a more missionary and mature expression of Christian discipleship for our time.
May Your Holy Spirit release in us the gift of wisdom
to make the necessary choices and decisions to make of our new parishes:
centres of evangelistic outreach, united communities of communities;
welcoming centres of prayer, learning, ministry and worship;
environments of healing, reconciliation and care of the poor.
Provide for us clergy and laity who are skilled in leadership, to guide this transformative journey of faith. We ask all this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.