If you are in grades 6, 7, 8 or 9 and would like to play, please contact the Parish Office by Monday, April 25th. The Tournament will be held at Soccer Nova Scotia, Indoor Fields in Clayton Park.
May 1: Bake Sale - Level 7 and Confirmation I classes will be having a Bake Sale to raise funds for Pocket Change for Change (For the children the parish sponsors through Chalice)
May 3: Religious Ed Closing Mass and Ice Cream Social, 6:30 PM, St. James
The Assembly of the People of God (5th Annual Archdiocesan Conference) is being held May 13-14 at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica. To register, visit the website: http://www.halifaxyarmouth.org/assembly
As a follow up to the presentation that Michelynne Gomez did, on Physician Assisted Dying, the following information is being shared, and you are encouraged to write your own letter to your MP. (Note: mail to any MP can be sent postage-free)Bernadette Jordan: 129 Aberdeen Road (Main Office) Suite 106 Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 2S7 Telephone: 902-527-5655 Fax: 902-527-5656
Geoff Regan: 1496 Bedford Highway (Main Office) Suite 222 Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 1E5 Telephone: 902-426-2217 Fax: 902-426-8339
Andy Filmore: 1888 Brunswick Street (Main Office)Suite 808Halifax, Nova ScotiaB3J 3J8Telephone: 902-426-8691Fax: 902-426-8693
There are three things you need to know about the original ruling of the Supreme Court. In order to be considered eligible for Physician Assisted Death, the court deemed a Canadian must:
In addition, the courts also underlined that the Charter Rights of Physicians and patients “must be reconciled, recognizing that physicians should not be compelled to assist in a patient’s willful death.”
As well, the Special Joint Committee’s recommendations advised:
The Supreme Court’s striking down of the Criminal Code last year was a historical moment in Canada, one that sadly does not coincide with our Catholic understanding of the Sanctity and Dignity of human life from conception to natural end. However, our mission here is not lost. The Archbishop has recently sent out a Pastoral letter, asking that we prayerfully consider how we may act and contribute to this national issue.
Elementary classes: next class April 26, 6:30 PM
First Communion Ceremonies: April 23, 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Year 7 - April 24, 6:00 PM
Confirmation I - April 24, 7:15 PM
Confirmation II - May 1, 6:30 PM, Reconciliation.
Confirmation Ceremonies: May 2 and May 10, both at 7:00 PM
Fr. Joe's dream of a large foyer is coming true!