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  • Announcement on New Parishes Stronger Together Proposal: On Sunday (June 27th) our pastor, Fr. Bryan shared the news that Archbishop Dunn has approved the proposal to close  St. Elizabeth Seton and St. Francis of Assisi churches. If you missed the announcement, you can watch it here. You can also read the handouts from Archbishop Dunn on our website here. Plans are being made to hold Sunday Masses at St. Elizabeth Seton and St. Francis of Assisi in August, as well as closing liturgies in September. Please stay tuned in the weeks ahead as plans are created and more information becomes available. 
     
  • Phase 3 of NS Reopening Plan Starts Tomorrow: Phase 3 means we are able to preregister up to 100 people for each Sunday Mass (Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 9 and 11:15am). Please be advised that preregistration for weekend Masses will be available from Tuesdays from 9am until Wednesdays at 5pm. This new preregistration time frame allows our team sufficient time to prepare for the weekend. Check this page on our website for the link to preregister (and then check your email inbox for a confirmation) or contact the parish office (902-865-2112). There is no preregistration required for Mass on weekdays (Tuesdays, through Fridays at 9am) however, COVID safety protocols such as contract tracing, masks and social distancing remain as requirements. 
     
  • Residential Schools: We continue to hear news of the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools. As Fr. Bryan shared in his recent address on the topic, “the impact is horrifying, and our Indigenous brothers and sisters are made to relive personal, familial, and communal trauma every time new information is revealed or new discoveries are made. This trauma must be met with a frank acknowledgement of the past, a sincere apology in the present, and concrete action for the future.” You can read Fr. Bryan's full address here on this new page on our website. The archdiocese has a newly dedicated section of their website with information on what has been done, what is being done and what needs to be done yet. Plans for Listening Circles, educational opportunities for clergy and the faithful, and shared moments of prayer and worship such as the annual Treaty Day Mass are some of the small ways that the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth is creating spaces for sharing, storytelling, and faith. May we find more opportunities to better know and learn the stories and culture of our indigenous brothers and sisters. Let us walk together towards a future that seeks healing, reconciliation, and peace. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Saint Anne, pray for us!
     
  • Parish Office:  Please note that the parish office will be closed on Thursday, July 1st. Starting July 6th, the parish office has new summer hours: Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am until noon. If visiting the office in-person during these hours, please ring the doorbell for assistance.
     
  • Prayer for Travellers: My holy guardian angel, ask the Lord to bless the journey which I undertake, that it may profit the health of my soul and body; that I may reach its end; and that, returning safe and sound, I may find all at home in good health. Do thou guard, guide, and preserve us. Amen.
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