All Saints Pastoral Unit Bulletin – March 1, 2015

All Saints Pastoral Unit Bulletin – March 1, 2015
Second Sunday of Lent
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 – March 1-7
Mass St. John the Baptist
Mass Our Lady of Perpetual Help
St. John the Baptist Liturgy Meeting in All Saints Pastoral
Centre Meeting Room
CWL Executive Meeting in All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting
CWL Meeting in All Saints Pastoral Centre Meeting Room
Mass at Christ the King
Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Mass St. John the Baptist
Pastoral Planning Gathering in St. John’s Hall
Stations of the Cross at St. John the Baptist
Rosary, recited by St. John the Baptist CWL at St. John’s until
3pm. All are welcome! (please use ramp door)
Mass Christ the King
Mass St. John the Baptist
Stations of the Cross.
We are grateful to All Saints Pastoral Unit Altar Servers for leading the Stations
of the Cross at St. John the Baptist this coming Friday, March 6 at 6:30pm. All
are welcome to attend.
Deanery Weekday Eucharist:
Our Lady of Lourdes – Mon, Wed, Fri-9am;Tues, Thurs-6:30pm
Holy Name – Mon-6:30pm, Fri-9am
Stella Maris – Wed-6:30pm
Pastoral Unit Notes:
Christ the King
Fuel Jar:
Fuel Offering: 60.00
St. John the Baptist
Fuel Offering:
Initial Offering:
New Year’s:
At their recent meetings the Parish Pastoral Councils of both
Christ the King and St. John’s felt it would be a good idea to
allow our parishioners another chance to discuss the pastoral
options for the Pictou County Deanery and to submit a proposal to
the Pastoral Planning Committee for their consideration.
Committee members Bernard McCarron and James Fraser will be
available after Mass on Tuesday, March 3rd at the Church for Christ the King
Parishioners and Al Sutherland and Robert Rogers will be available after Mass on
Thursday, March 5th at St. John the Baptist Church for parishioners of St. John’s.
We have had a lot of snow and ice this winter but we still have to be careful
to keep areas open in case emergency vehicles have to get through. Please
obey the ‘no-parking’ signs on St. John’s Street on the left side going
down the hill to avoid being towed. Also, in Christ the King parking lot,
please keep a through-way around the church in case a vehicle has to
drive through in a hurry. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Income Tax Receipts for Christ the King (at the side entrance) and St. John the Baptist (at the
back of the Church) are available.
Lenten Reflection Booklets, containing prayers, meditations and reflections are available in
our churches. Cost is $3 per booklet.
Enrollment for First Communion is this Sunday, March 1 during 9:30 Mass at St. John the
Fish Chowder
St. John’s Social Committee is inviting all parishioners to a fish chowder supper in
St. John’s Hall after the Good Friday service. You can sign your name to the list at the
back of St. John’s church or call the Pastoral Office to add your name. This will give the
committee an idea of how much to prepare. There is no charge. Donations will be
As a result of inclement and severe weather conditions, on occasion a decision may be
made to cancel Sunday Masses within our All Saints Pastoral Unit. Please be advised
there is no obligation for Mass attendance on these days because of the severe weather
and dangerous driving conditions. Notifications of Mass cancellation will be aired on
ECFM radio 94.1 FM and posted on their website If you
are unable to get to Mass, a copy of the bulletin is available at Also,
please remember that if school is cancelled due to inclement weather, there will be no
weekday Mass.
CDs Available for Borrowing
Please take a look at the back of St. John’s Church after the Masses this weekend. There are
many topics to choose from including Lent, Catholicism, (one of which explains the Mass,
another providing a fresh look at the heart of Catholic practice), Culture Crisis, Doubt of
God’s Existence, Forgiveness, Hurt and Suffering and Parenting, to name a few. You can
also drop into the office to take a look at our library.
CWL members are reminded that our Lenten visit to Highcrest Home will take place this
Sunday, March 1, at 2pm. See you there!
Have You Got a Creative Eye for Decorating?
The Parish Liturgy Committee of St. John the Baptist is seeking a volunteer to direct the
decorating of the church for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc. If you
are interested in leading the group of volunteers, please contact Sheila MacMillan for
more information at 902-752-6976.
Diocesan Notes:
Prayers for Priests and Deacons
Please see, in the gathering areas of your churches, the list of priests and deacons to pray
for in the month of March.
Gathering for Catechists (sponsored by the Emmaus Centre)
Please remember the upcoming Catechist Formation Workshop next Saturday, March 7th
beginning at 10am in St. Joseph Church, Port Hawkesbury. If you are interested in going,
please call Pat Gillis at All Saints Pastoral Office (902-695-3433) by Thursday, March 5.
Did you know
that the sisters of Charity have lived and served in various areas across Canada and
beyond for more than 150 years?
NET Retreat
The National Evangelization Team is once again coming to Pictou County and will be at
St. John’s Hall Friday, March 27. All students Grades 9-12 are invited and their parents
are encouraged to attend with them! More information to follow.
World Day of Prayer is this Friday, March 6, at 2pm at First Baptist Church,
Washington St, New Glasgow. Prepared by women of the Bahamas.
Website of the Week:
Christ the King
Ministry Schedule
Saturday, March 7
Altar Server
Marliene MacGillivray
Shirley VanRyswyk
Ministers of Holy
(B) Mary Urquhart
(C) Paulette Fraser
Gift Bearers
Gary & Mary Batchilder
St. John the Baptist Parish Ministry Schedule
March 7/8
Marie MacKay
Pat Gillis
Altar Servers
Nick Manos
Kara Manos
Ivan Willis
Jamie Chapman
Mary Murray
Ministers of Holy Communion
Maryanna MacMillan
Shirley Manos
Mary Tattrie
Gift Bearers
Oscar & Carina Baldevia
Ministers of Hospitality
Barb McKenna
Mike McKenna (ramp)
Abby Moir
Rebecca DeCoste
Brenda Johnson +
Rosanna Amirault
Brent Steele
Peggy Eisan
Mary & Al Sutherland
Phillip Eisan
Peggy Eisan
Robert Simpson (ramp)