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Atlantic Bishops’ Pastoral Reflection on Medical Assistance in Dying

Atlantic Bishops’ Pastoral Reflection on Medical Assistance in Dying

The bishops of the Atlantic region this past Sunday, November 27, released a official document offering their thoughts on medical assistance in dying . They urge the need for pastoral care and companionship and deep prayer as the conversation continues regarding end of life care

Archbishop Mancini states in his cover letter:

On this first Sunday of Advent, I am pleased to present the pastoral reflection of the Atlantic Bishops, on the matter of medically assisted dying.

In this letter, the bishops offer their thoughts and advise on how to appropriately respond to individuals and their families who may be considering medically assisted dying and seeking pastoral care.

I invite all the faithful to receive this reflection for their prayerful consideration. I invite all clergy and laity involved in the care of the sick and dying, to reflect the pastoral attitudes contained in this letter.

May the birth of Christ for which we are preparing, help us to appreciate the full value of life and respectfully care for it.

To read the full text: A Pastoral Reflection on Medical Assistance in Dying click here. C’est disponsable en français ici.

Happy 5th Anniversary Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth!

Happy 5th Anniversary Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth!

December 8th marks the 5th anniversary of the creation of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. In thanksgiving, Archbishop Mancini will celebrate Mass on the Memorial of Saint Ambrose, December 7th at 7pm at St. Ambrose Co-Cathedral, Yarmouth. On December 8th, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Archbishop Mancini will celebrate the 5:15pm Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Halifax.

All are welcome!

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica Presents: The Concert of 100 Candles

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica Presents: The Concert of 100 Candles

Slow music for a fast time of year

Tuesday, Dec. 6th 7:30 pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
The Christmas season is often the busiest time of year. Preparations can often be so intense that we sometimes miss out on the chance to “step away” and find time for deep reflection.

Join us for a night of contemplative music featuring organist Peter Togni, bass clarinetist Jeff Reilly, and the Blackwood Singers.

Annual Advent Celebration of Hope

Annual Advent Celebration of Hope

Saint Benedict Parish is pleased to invite you to the 8th Annual Celebration of Hope, Wednesday, December 9, 7:30pm. The Celebration of Hope is an Advent service of lessons & carols featuring the choirs of Saint Benedict Parish. A free-will offering will be collected to support the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Plan to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season to experience a peaceful evening of Sacred Music and Scripture in preparation for the coming of the King of kings.

Today in the Roman Catholic Church

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