SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH
A Roman Catholic Community 
In Halifax Nova Scotia
 
 
"Home of the Franciscans of Halifax"

Parish News



ST. CATHERINE’S CHRISTMAS BINGO will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, at 2:00 pm (doors open at 12:30 pm). Each regular game is for a turkey with four specials being played for baskets filled with lots of Christmas goodies and a ham. The final game is for a turkey, ham, and the GRAND basket of Christmas goodies.  Fun for all ages.  Everyone is welcome!

A Christmas Carol – An Advent/Christmas Preparation

Fr. Paul MacIntosh of the Franciscans of Halifax invites you to join with him for an Advent/Christmas Preparation on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  This Christmas classic, first published in 1843, is a compelling tale of greed, love and charity as the citizens of London await the joyful arrival of Christmas, all except, Ebenezer Scrooge.  On that Christmas Eve, Ebenezer is first visited by the spirit of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him of further visits from the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future.  These four evenings will take us through the four visitations as tools to prepare for our holy, sacred time of Advent so one may enter more deeply into Christmas. 

This time of preparation will begin on Friday, November 24th, at 7:00 pm in St. Catherine’s Church and will continue on December 1st, 8th and 15th.  All are welcome.




PRE-AUTHORIZED DEBIT GIVING OPTION (PAD)

If you have automatic debits taken from your bank account to pay your bills, then you already understand the PAD concept.  Did you know that you can give to the church in the same way?  Using the PAD program for your offering allows you to give intentionally, proportionally and faithfully to the church, even when you are not able to be there in person.  The PAD system replaces the need to write cheques or have cash on hand.  You can still participate in the Sunday offertory by placing your numbered envelope in the regular collection basket and checking the PAD option which is pre-printed on each envelope.  It’s easy to get started.  Forms and further information can be found at the back of the Church.
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