All Saints Pastoral Unit Bulletin – February 8, 2015

All Saints Pastoral Unit Bulletin – February 8, 2015
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Christ the King, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. John the Baptist
Pastoral Centre 390 High St., New Glasgow B2H 2X7
Phone: 902-695-3433 Fax: 902-752-0805
Email: [email protected] Fr. Gary MacPherson: 902-695-3107
Email: [email protected]
This Week’s Calendar - January 8-14
9:30am Mass St. John the Baptist
11:30am Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
1:30pm St. John the Baptist Liturgy Meeting in All Saints
Pastoral Centre Meeting Room
6:15pm CWL Executive Meeting in All Saints Pastoral Centre
Meeting Room - 7pm CWL Monthly Meeting in All Saints
Pastoral Centre Meeting Room
6:30pm Mass in Christ the King Church
7pm KOC Regular Monthly Meeting for New Glasgow Council
1667 in Christ the King Church Hall
12:15pm Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
6:30pm Mass at St. John the Baptist
7pm Youth Group in All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting Room
4pm Mass Christ the King
6pm Mass St. John the Baptist
Deanery Weekday Eucharist:
Our Lady of Lourdes - Mon, Wed, Fri-9am; Tues, Thurs-6:30pm
Holy Name, Westville – Tues, Fri-9am
Stella Maris, Pictou – Wed-11am; Thurs-6:30pm
Pastoral Unit Notes:
Christ the King
Fuel Jar:
Fuel Offering 125.00
Dev. & Peace
St. John the Baptist
Initial Offering:
Fuel Offering:
Lent Begins Next Wednesday, February 18
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - 12:15pm; Christ the King - 4pm; St. John the Baptist - 6:30pm
Lenten Reflection Booklets containing prayers, meditations and reflections are available in
our churches. Cost is $3 per booklet.
Food Bank Drive is next Saturday, February 14, at Christ the King. Any non-perishable
food item donations would be greatly appreciated.
Christ the King Parish Pastoral Council will meet next Tuesday, February 17, at 2pm in
All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting Room.
CDs Available for Borrowing This weekend after Masses at St. John’s Church, a table will
be set up with some CDs you may be interested in borrowing. There are a number focusing
on Lent such as Meditations on the Stations of the Cross by Dr. Ron Thomas and My Beloved
Son-Meditations for Lent by Fr. Robert Barron. There are also many others dealing with
different topics - for example, Hurt and Suffering, Love and Courtship, Prayer, Marriage and
Family, topics for Young Adults and also a number geared towards children. Please come
and browse these titles. Borrow them today or come into the Pastoral Office and have a look
at the total collection!
Annual Pancake and Sausage Supper,
sponsored by the Men of St. John’s Parish will be held next Tuesday,
February 17 from 4-6pm in St. John’s Church Hall. Everyone welcome!
No admission. Donations accepted. All men from the Parish are
invited to be volunteers for this event!
All Saints Pastoral Office Will be Closed Next Monday,
February 16, for Family Day
Lenten Walk with the Lord – 40 Acts of Kindness:
The Pastoral Unit is presenting an additional or optional way to enhance and enrich your Lenten
commitment and experience. “Lenten Walk with the Lord” invites you to do one (1) simple act
of kindness for each of the 40 days of Lent. Attached to the bulletin is a calendar which will help
you keep track of your kindness along with some simple instructions to help guide you. For
example, kindness can be as simple as a smile. Please take a look at it and see for yourself how
easy it will be! Remember that kindness often begins at home.
Knights of Columbus New Glasgow Council 1667
are taking orders for Beans & Brown Bread for February 14. Cost is $6 each. To place
orders, please call John MacDonald at 755-2898 or John Gillis at 752-7882. Dinners can
be picked up Friday, February 13 or Saturday February 14 between 10am and 1pm at
Christ the King Church. Last day to order is this Tuesday, February10.
Website of the Week:
Diocesan Notes:
Are you looking for an opportunity to meet new people, learn more about yourself, and, most
importantly, grow deeper in your relationship with God? Come to Steubenville Atlantic
2015! Steubenville Atlantic is our annual high school youth conference. To learn more
about this year’s conference, watch the promo video, and register online at,, or When: July 3-5, 2015. Where: Dalhousie University,
Halifax. Cost: $225 – or register before March 31 to save $25!
Pope Francis – Focus on Family The Holy Father has called the entire Church to focus
on the Family. Parishioners and Pastoral Councils are invited to respond in preparation
for the upcoming Synod of Bishops. Please see the letter from Bishop Brian Dunn on the
bulletin boards of the churches and also a document outlining a collection of experiences
and proposals regarding living the Gospel of the Family. For more information please
view the diocesan website ; “Ordinary Synod of Bishops –
October 2015”. Responses are requested before the end of February. Please forward your
response to: [email protected]
Job Opportunity (part-time) – Communications Officer
In response to the Diocesan Renewal Congress, the Diocese of Antigonish is looking to
hire a part-time Communications Officer. For more details, please check the diocesan
website Resumes will be accepted until February 17, 2015.
Christ the King
Ministry Schedule
Saturday, February 14
Altar Server
Marliene MacGillivray
Reader Rosemary Gillis-Bowers
Ministers of Holy Communion
(B) Diane McPherson
(C) Mary Lennon
Gift Bearers
Shirley VanRyswyk
Eva Halliday
World Day of Prayer for the Sick this
Wednesday, February 11
The ministry of Jesus to the sick is central to the life of
the Church. February 11 (Memorial of our Lady of
Lourdes) highlights the healing ministry of the Church.
It reminds us that service to the sick and suffering
cannot be neglected. It recognizes the great efforts of
doctors, nurses, health care institutions and pastoral care
givers to restore health to those afflicted with illness and
disease. At the 12:15pm Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual
Help this Wednesday, the Sacrament of the Sick will be
available. If anyone is unable to attend and would like
to receive that Sacrament, please call Fr. Gary so
arrangements can be made for him to come to your
St. John the Baptist Parish Ministry Schedule
February 14/15
Barb McKenna
Mike Willis
Altar Servers
Rebecca DeCoste
Abby Moir
Nick Manos +
Ministers of Holy Communion
Mary Tattrie
Edmund Benoit
Kimball Lucas
Gift Bearers
Norma DeCoste
Becky Grant
Del Atwood
Karol Brown
Julia Brown
Mark Atwood +
Jan Hodgson
Gary Hollett
Brenda Johnson
Tammy King
Ministers of Hospitality
Kathy DeCoste
Robert Simpson
Maryanna MacMillan (ramp) Phillip Eisan
Peggy Eisan (ramp)
Before each Mass and
anytime by appointment
Please call Fr. Gary to
register for the Baptismal
We encourage couples to
take this Program before the
birth of the child.
Please give Fr. Gary at least
six months’ notice. Couples
need to take a marriage
preparation course. We urge
couples to speak with the
pastor before they book any
hall for the reception.
Sacrament of the Sick
If you are aware of someone
who wishes to receive
this Sacrament,
please call Fr. Gary.