Sacrament Preparation

Sacrament preparation for the 2017-2018 is underway.  The parent meeting for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on October 11 at 6:30 pm.  Please contact the parish office by telephone, 902-562-3934 or by email at olfsydneyriver@gmail.com for more information.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn is an event which all parishioners are welcome to attend.  There is something for all ages, from 2 to 92, there is something for you.  This year, the 2017-2018 season, we are going to look at the parables.  What do they mean?  What do they mean in our lives?

Our next Lunch and Learn is on October 29th immediately following 11:00 am Mass (approximately 12:15 pm).  Let us feed you lunch, entertain you and teach you a little something about the Parables.  We look forward to seeing you, and if you would like any more information, please contact the parish office at 902-562-3934.

Children’s Liturgy

The first half of the Mass is the Liturgy of the Word where we listen to readings from the Bible, followed by the Homily where the priest may interpret and relate the readings to Christian life. However, we all recognise that both of these are generally aimed towards the majority of the congregation which is essentially adult. This proves to be of little interest to a young child who may become bored, making church a negative experience.

Children’s Liturgy is actually the Liturgy of the Word for Children. We cover the Gospel of the day at a level the children can understand and enjoy. We enrich this with discussion, prayers, songs and plays. We also try to raise awareness of God’s love, the humanity of Jesus, the Seasons of the Church, the understanding of symbols in the Mass and the context of the Bible.

Our aim is to make the children’s experience of church meaningful, whilst helping them to grow in the faith of the Catholic Church and develop as full and active members of our Parish Community.