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The Chancery office is the administrative offices of the Archdiocese. The purpose of the Chancery Office is to provide leadership and service to the parishes
of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. The offices of Archbishop, Chancellor and members of the administrative support team
provide day-to-day secretarial and administrative support to the offices working out of the Chancery Office.

Canada Summer Jobs Grant Application Concerns

Canada Summer Jobs Grant Application Concerns

In the recent days concerns regarding the annual Canada Summer Jobs Grants has been in the news headlines. In short, a policy change has been made to the application process for the Canada Summer Jobs Grants. Agreeing to the change would require us to agree to something that is contrary to Church teaching. This in turn makes our parishes no longer eligible to apply for these grants.

Opportunity for Priests on Sabbatical

Rental accommodations in Saint Mary's Cathedral glebe house, Halifax, Nova Scotia, for priests taking time on sabbatical or study leave. The Cathedral glebe is located in downtown Halifax, in the heart of the city, on a bus route and within walking distance of several universities, libraries, colleges, and the East Coast School of Languages. On the corner of Spring Garden and Barrington Streets, it is on a major bus route and is only a 40 minute drive from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The glebe is newly renovated, with modern appliances and living spaces, and is home to several of the priests of the diocese. A meal is shared in common at lunchtime.

 Amenities: Meal provided, Chapel, Parking, Internet, Elevator, Laundry and housekeeping services.


Please direct inquiries to Very Rev. John Williams, Rector This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Archdiocesan Funeral Guidelines

Archbishop Mancini in collaboration with the clergy, religious and lay faithful of our Church of IMG 2500 webHalifax-Yarmouth prepared the document on Catholic funerals in the Archdiocese of Halifax Yarmouth. The document is titled "Catholic Funerals: Theological and Pastoral Considerations".

The document touches on the frequent experience in our faith communities that funerals draw people with diverse connections to the Catholic faith or faith in general. Liturgical options, specifically the separation of the Funeral Rite (Order of Christian Funerals) and the celebration of the Eucharist, can facilitate a fuller involvement of mourners at Catholic funerals. As well new opportunities are presented to evangelize and catechized a Christian understanding of life, death and resurrection. For the faithful the opportunity to celebrate Eucharist at a memorial Mass within a short time of the funeral liturgy can be much more meaningful experience of communion.

This guidelines addresses issues like eulogies, use of Christian symbols at funerals, cremation, and the celebration of the funeral rite at funeral parlors as well as other points to assist parish personnel in the ministry to those who are grieving.

download:             English (pdf)                          French (pdf)

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