Bulletin May 10, 2015

6th Sunday of Easter
May 10th, 2015
First Communion
This year’s Level 2 class is made up of five wonder
individuals. I have had a great time helping them
prepare for the Sacraments of their First Reconciliation
and their First Holy Communion. They have worked
very hard, learned a lot and are ready for this Blessed
event. I know they are both nervous and excited so I
would like to take this time to ask all of you to pray for
our Level 2 class and their families and that they
continue to grow in their Spiritual life. I have
thoroughly enjoy being a part of their growing in
Julie Mills
Level 2 Catechist Teacher
Mother’s Day
As today is also Mother’s Day let us not forget to pay
tribute to our own mother’s and those who have been
like a mother to us.
Mother’s Day Prayer
'Loving God,
We thank you for the love of the mothers you have
given us, whose love is so precious that it can never
be measured, whose patience seems to have no
May we see your loving hand behind them and
guiding them. We pray for those mothers who fear
they will run out of love or time, or patience.
We ask you to bless them with your own special
love. Let the example of their faith and love shine
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always with a spirit of profound
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Contact us:
3709 Prospect Road
Shad Bay, NS B3T 2B4
Pastor: 902-850-2122
[email protected]
Office: 902-852-2763 (ext. 2)
[email protected]
Mass Schedule
Parish Information
Weekend Masses
Saturday (4:00 pm)
Sunday (10:00 am)
Sunday Evening (once a month, 7:00 pm check
the calendar)
Our next evening mass is May 24 at 7pm
Weekday Masses:
Tuesday, Thursday (6:30 pm)
Wednesday, Friday (9:00 am)
1st Saturday of the month (9:00 am)
Office Hours
Closed Monday & Wednesday
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 3:00
Friday - 9:00 - 12:00
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Anytime upon request
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Tuesday after 6:30 Mass
Cenacle of Prayer
Saturday (9:00 am) includes Rosary, Prayers,
Readings and Reflection.
Rosary at East Dover
Mondays (4:00 pm) in the
East Dover Community Hall
Mass Intentions
Please contact the parish office to request mass intentions
and to obtain Mass cards.
Saturday, May 9th, 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 10th, 10:00 am
For all Parishioners
Tuesday, May 12th, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 13th, 9:00 am
Thursday, May 14th, 6:30 pm
Friday, May 15th, 9:00 am
Saturday, May 16th, 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 17th, 10:00 am
For All Parishioners
In case of emergency please call:
902-850-3110 and during the recording press 0
Parish Staff:
Fr. Tadek Jordan, SDS - Pastor
Shelly Shebib - Administrative Assistant
Pastoral Council - Mary Reid
Finance Committee - Joe Power
5 Year Pastoral Plan - Julie Haigh
Liturgy Committee - Bernice Doucet-Pearce
Religious Education - Shelly Shebib
RCIA - Barb Leblanc
Adult Faith Formation - Liz Roeding & Bernice DoucetPearce
Youth - Christa Ryan
Spiritual Outreach - Tina Bowie
Home Communion- Barb Leblanc
Sacristan - Lorraine Power
Altar Servers- Tish Hammond
Music Ministry - Pauline Wells
Mass Coordinators - Judy White 4:00 pm
Berni Duda 10:00 am
Rosary Group - Marguerite Harvey
Hospitality - Judy White
Man Cave - Kevin Harvey
Fundraising Committee - Nora Strapps
Maintenance Committee - Barry Beckwith
New members are welcome and encouraged to share.
In the Parish
Earthquake in Nepal
On Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th we will
have a second collection to help the victims of the
earthquake in Nepal. The death toll has now climbed
to over 7,000. Please mark on the envelope “Nepal
Relief Fund” and drop it into the collection basket.
Items that cannot be easily disposed of cannot be
accepted e.g. paint, tires, electronics, or large
furniture items. We can receive small appliances
in good working order and small furniture items.
If you have any questions, call
Nora Strapps at 852-4749 or
Judy Connors at 852-2846.
Many thanks.
Developing a Discerning Heart
Come join us on Thursday, May 14th at 7:30 to listen
to Sr. Evelyn share her reflections on this last topic,
there will also be a sharing session afterward.
Anniversary Celebration Photos
As part of our Anniversary Celebration throughout
2015 we want to capture in photos some Parish
We invite anyone who likes to take photos/has a
camera to take special events photos throughout
the year.
In addition, Mary Reid and Sister Evelyn will be
available for individual, couples and group shots
before and after the Saturday and Sunday
Liturgies on May 23-24. Our hope is that as the
year concludes we will be able to draw on these
photos to prepare a commemorative booklet.
All invited to join in the project.
Man Cave
The next gathering will be this coming Wednesday,
May 13th, at 7:00 pm. All men are welcome to join
us in the Conference Room.
For information, please contact Kevin Harvey @
(902) 483-5150
Anniversary Variety Show
Do you like to jive? Do you like 60”s music?
We are looking for people to take part in our
Celebration Weekend Festivities on June 12th.
For more information please contact
Deborah Slaunwhite @ 902-852-4781.
Thank You
To Julie Mills the Level 2 Religious Education teacher
who spent this year preparing our First Communion
students for this very important sacrament. Your
commitment to the students and program is very
much appreciated. Thank you to the students for
coming and participating in class and thank you
parents for bringing them each week.
Yard Sale
Our parish yard sale is fast approaching! To make it
the huge success it can be, we need your "treasures".
Please bring in items for the sale next weekend, May
16/17, after the Saturday 4 o'clock Mass or after the
10 o'clock Mass on Sunday. We will also be collecting
items in the hall from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ... May 19 to
May 22. We would appreciate getting the items in
as early as possible during that week to allow for
sorting, pricing and displaying.
As well as household items, we will have a “Bread
Basket" table. We are asking that those of you who
make bread, rolls, scones, biscuits or jams bring
them in on Friday afternoon between 1 and 3 p.m. or
Saturday morning by 8 a.m. We will not be having
cookies and sweets for sale.
As with last year, Marg Power will have her plants
for sale. If there are other gardeners who are
thinning their perennial plants and would like to
contribute them for the sale, please drop them off in
the Hall on Friday afternoon no later than 3 o'clock.
ALPHA: Come and See
OLMC will be offering a fall Alpha experience
beginning in September. If you are considering
attending the fall Alpha sessions but want to know
more, we cordially invite you to a “Come and See”
on Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
“Come and See” is a friendly event where we offer
you light refreshments and a brief introduction to
Alpha. Please invite your family, friends,
neighbors, and co-workers to join you.
All are welcome.
Last Weekend’s
78 Envelopes
32 on PAR
Thank you for your
Reflections, Witness
Personal Profile of Julie Mills
My name is Julie Mills, I grew up in Bridgewater with
four siblings (I being number 4 in the line of 5) and
two wonderful parents. My dad was a Fisherman by
trade so he was away from home a lot. Mom made our
home life one of love and respect. Even though my
Dad wasn’t always there, Mom always made sure we
didn’t forget about him. She was often heard reciting,
“Wait until your father gets home!” Joking aside, I
have no complaints about the home I grew up in.
I met and fell in love with my husband Peter in the
Spring of 1989. After dating for several years, we
were married at St. Joseph’s in Bridgewater in June
1996. We had been living in Fredericton, NB during
the first part of our marriage but couldn’t wait to get
back to Nova Scotia to start our family. We now live in
Shad Bay and have two fantastic children, Noah 13
and Chloe 10.
My employment background is mostly administrative
with a diploma in Accounting. I have been employed
with the same company for 17 years and have worked
my way up through the ranks from Administration, to
my current position of Outside Sales. Who knew I
could sell electrical components and love it? It has
been my faith in God that has helped me spread my
wings and to take the chance of trying on this new
role of sales, seven years ago.
Currently I am teaching Level 2, the First
Communion class. This is my second year teaching
this level and it is God’s will that has brought me
here. I am so proud of the children making this very
important sacrament and to know that I am a part
of their journey warms my heart beyond words. I
have grown so much as a Catholic in these past two
years and I am truly blessed to be a part of such a
wonderful parish and community.
To quote one of my favorite singers:
“You’ll never find peace of mind unless you listen to
your heart.”
It is because of my children that I became more
involved in our parish. I needed to grow more in my
faith and I thought teaching the young would help
me. Well, it sure has! I have gotten away from my
comfort zone and have been teaching religious
education for two years now. I also took part in the
Alpha program and I am getting to know so many
wonderful people in our parish because of it.
Diocesan Events
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