Our worship schedule for May is found on the HOME page. A complete three-month worship schedule (May-June-July) is available for download from the upper right sidebar on the RESOURCES page.

Alleluia. Christ hath ascended into heaven:
O come, let us worship. Alleluia.

The Ascensiontide canticle may be used in prayer and liturgies during the ten-day period between the Feast of the Ascension and the Feast of Pentecost. This year, Ascension Day was on Thursday, May 9th and Pentecost or Whitsunday is on May 19th. This is the third most significant festival of the Christian year after Easter and Christmas.

Also on the calendar this week, May 19th marks the commemoration of Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988, a man greatly inspired by the Holy Spirit. It was Dunstan who restored organized monasticism in England after it had been all but destroyed by Viking raids. He founded and re-founded abbeys, reformed church life, and was an advisor to the Wessex Kings, including Edgar, the first acknowledged king of all England. Edgar made him the Archbishop of Canterbury. Dunstan’s ability as a religious leader was only one aspect of his personality. He was also a gifted craftsman, singer, and musician. With his leadership, these pursuits were integrated into monastic life and lent beauty to the Church and its liturgies as well.

PARISH CONTACTS:

Priest-in-charge:
Rev. Oliver Osmond
oro@eastlink.ca

Parish Wardens:

George Hilchie
george.hilchie@gmail.com

Barry Smith
barrywsmith@eastlink.ca

Church Wardens:

St. Mark’s, Broad Cove
Barry Smith
barrywsmith@eastlink.ca

St. Michael’s, Petite Riviere
George Hilchie
george.hilchie@gmail.com

St. Alban’s, Vogler’s Cove
David Porteous
david.porteous@bellaliant.ca

St. Mary’s, Crousetown
Dennis House
Dennis.house@dal.ca

Website queries, comments, or suggestions:
jturner@petiteparish.com