First Saturday Gathering

Saturday, March 7 after the 4 pm Mass in the K of C room. The presentation is on The Holy Rosary. Light lunch, fellowship and rosary. Please enter via the Adoration Chapel side entrance (Dorchester Street) For more information please contact Ray / Marilyn Yu 902-628-2397, raymaryu@hotmail.com.

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St. Vincent de Paul Meeting

St. Vincent de Paul Monthly Meeting: Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 pm in the K of C Room. Dorchester side entrance.

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2019 Tax Receipts

2019 Tax Receipts are available on the table at the church entrance. They are in numerical order. There are sheets available in alphabetical order to help you find your envelope number if needed.

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Special Services in Lent

Reserve Sunday evenings, March 1, 15, 22, and 29. Sung Evening Prayer in Glastonbury Hall, 6:30, followed by Video Presentation on Bishop Barron’s “The Mass”, concluding with questions and discussion. Holy Redeemer Parish has invited neighbouring parishes to a Parish Mission on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, March 8-10, 7- 8:30 pm entitled "Rejoice and Be Glad: Pope Francis’ Roadmap for Holiness and Mission, led by Fr. Raymond Lafontaine. This will replace our gathering on March 8. Our Reconciliation Service will be held Monday, March 16, 7 pm.

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Ash Wednesday Collection

The Ash Wednesday Collection for the bishop’s projects will go toward: Bedford MacDonald House for men, Blooming House for women, the Upper Room food ministry and to support local refugee efforts.

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Knights of Columbus Calendars

All proceeds from the sale of these Calendars are in support of parishes in Canada’s far north and are available at the Parish Office, for a suggested donation of $15.00.

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Catechism Discussion Group

Discussion group for Adults 16+ on the Catechism of the Catholic Church will be held before the 10:30 mass on Sunday mornings (starting December 1st). We will meet in the parish office from 9:15- 10:15. Bring a copy of the Catechism if you have one, but we'll have extra copies if you don't. Contact Pat Wiedemer for more information, stdunstanscatechism@gmail.com

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Saturday Afternoon Mass

The Saturday Vigil Mass is now at 4pm. The plan is to resume the 5 pm time in the spring. Note this is for the Saturday Mass only. The Saturday Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated from 2:45 to 3:30.

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Outreach Ministry

Would you like to be involved in a parish outreach ministry—ways of living the gospel message with those in particular need of attention and care? Stay tuned for more information.

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Parish Envelopes

For anyone who used envelopes this past year, there remain some sets to be picked up at the back of the church. Anyone not currently using envelopes and wanting them for the new year, there are additional sets at the back of the church. Please fill out the sheet available with info needed for tax receipts. New envelopes are also available at the parish office. Thank you for your financial support of the parish. It is appreciated and needed.

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Church Doors

As earlier this year, the parish is partnering with the Holland College Heritage Carpentry Program to re- build/repair the front doors of the church. As you likely have noticed the south doors have been removed, and are being worked on.

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St. Vincent de Paul

ST. DUNSTAN’S ST. VINCENT DE PAUL would like to thank all parishioners who donate non perishable food items on the 1st Sunday of each month to help keep our pantry stocked for those in need of food. Since the ban on using plastic bags has come into effect, parishioners have used their own cloth bags when donating food. As of this week we have a yellow bin at the entrance of the church with cloth grocery bags that can be taken to replace any bags that you drop off with food in them. Thanks for your generosity.

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Greeters at Mass Wanted!

Be a Greeter at Mass! A wonderful way to volunteer at the parish. Be a warm welcome and a smiling face as you greet those attending Mass. This ministry is open to parishioners in junior high through adulthood. Families are encouraged to serve together as well as catechism classes. Please contact Gwen through the parish office 902-894-3486 or see the sign up sheet at the church entrance.

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The Crew

The Crew is a great place to ask questions and learn about our Catholic faith through games, talks and praise & worship. If you are in grades 8-12, join us in the Glastonbury Hall of St. Dunstan's Basilica every Thursday from 7 – 9pm. "You, dear young people, are not the future but the now of God." - Pope Francis

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Religious Education Classes

Religious education classes will begin this weekend. Registration forms are available at the back of the church or can be sent to you via email. Classes are for grades K through 9 and are held on Sunday mornings from 9-10:15 am in the Basilica lower level. Please contact Pat Wiedemer for more information at stdunstanscatechism@gmail.com.

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