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Tuesdays from 6:00 to 6:20 pm – St. Bernard Church

Wednesdays from 6:00 to 6:20 pm – St. Rose of Lima Church

Saturdays from 3:15 to 3:45pm – St. Bernard Church


Parish Offerings

To register with our parish Pre-Authorized Debit program, please contact Claire at the St. Bernard office. You can also  etransfer contributions using These are alternatives to the traditional collection envelopes, which of course are still available.

Lord's Day Mass Schedule


Saturday - 4:00 pm St. Bernard

Saturday - 6:30 pm Holy Cross

Sunday - 9:00 am St. Bernard

Sunday - 11:00 am St. Rose of Lima

Weekday Mass Schedule

Tuesdays at St. Bernard

Mass at 6:30 pm

Wednesdays at St. Rose of Lima

Mass at 6:30 pm

Thursdays at St. Bernard

Mass at 9:00 am followed by Adoration until noon, then Benediction and close

Fridays at St. Rose of Lima

Mass at 9:00 am followed by Adoration until noon, then Benediction and close




On Sunday, May 14, we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with a number of our youth. 


Cianna Allison          Owen Boutilier                  Harry Brown                  Dannie MacFarlane           Gage Muir                Gavin Muir

Joni O’Regan             Mari-Lou O’Regan            Calyann Pike                  Jamie Poirier                        Renee Poirier          Daniel Quinn

Ben Rushton             Eva Salquiero


Special gratitude is due to ALL who helped to make this day a beautiful celebration, especially Sarah White for leading the lessons in preparation for the celebration, Maria McDonald for organizing the celebration and scheduling  with Archbishop Dunn, the choir led by Louise MacDonald et al. musicians, the Catholic Women’s League and the Knights of Columbus. A warm thank you to Archbishop Brian Dunn, our Pastor Fr. Gerald David and to Deacon Dan Bowden.


Thank you to the parents for leading your children to complete the Rites of Initiation and to our Candidates for asking for the Sacrament of Confirmation. May the gifts of the Holy Spirit guide you into deeper unity with Christ and His church. May God continue to stir the presence of the Holy Spirit in each of you to grow more deeply in relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Son, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. 

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First Holy Communion

Our First Communion celebration took place on Sunday, May 7 at the 11:00 am Mass at St. Rose of Lima. The following children of the parish celebrated First Holy Communion with Father Gerald David:


Kate Foley                    Quinn Gillis                   Elora Hayes                  Adelyn-Jane Hillier                    Skylar Hyson                       John Kempis

Flora MacDonald       Aiden Martinez            Trevor Martinez          Molly Miller                                Augustus Rudolph              Sadie Stead

Mateo Villegas

I am grateful to the parents for fulfilling their responsibility from Baptism. I am delighted with Janet Kane and Colleen MacKay who came forward to teach and help our Church learn about Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. Thank you to the Catholic Women’s League and Knights of Columbus of St. André Bessette for organizing the reception and for their kindness and goodness expressed to our children through you collaborative efforts. I wish to thank Maria McDonald, our Faith Formation Coordinator, for organizing the celebration of the Sacraments this year and helping to revitalize the area of Faith Formation for the young people and their families.


Finally, a great big thank to our children who made their First Holy Communion – St. André Bessette Parish and I as Pastor are proud of you and I was delighted to invite you to the Altar for the very first time. God Bless and Love you always!!!                    ...Fr. Gerald



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Claims Period of Class Action Suit Against
the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth


On November 14, 2022, the settlement of the class action suit against the Episcopal Corporation of Halifax and the Episcopal Corporation of Yarmouth was approved. Now we enter the Claims Period. Individuals who want to make a claim of abuse can do so for the next 12 months. This begins another period of notification to the public which requires action on the part of the Archdiocese as well as the parishes. This notification period begins on Monday, December 19, 2022 and concludes on Thursday, December 14, 2023.

Similar to previous notification periods, we are required by law to post notice of the Claims Period.

Click here for the Short Form Notice of Settlement Approval

Click here to view the Long Form Notice of Settlement Approval

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