Welcome to Holy Family Amherst

We Welcome ~ We Worship ~ We Witness

Parish Pastor - Father Charles Offor
Parish Life Coordinator - Glenna O'Quinn
Office/ Finance Manager - Evelyn Currie
Holy Family Office Manager - Mary Comeau
CWL - Diane Yarymowich
Knights of Columbus - Edwin Brine
St. Vincent de Paul - Shirley Ann Porter/ Shirley LeBlanc
*NEW* All Saints Parish Information Line - 902 - 667 - 8317

Notices- - -

April 28, 2021: Weekday Masses at Holy Family and St. John the Baptist churches are cancelled for the duration of the provincial lockdown - - -

In our ongoing efforts to keep the church doors (safely) open and to ensure that everyone who wishes to attend a weekend mass can do so, pre-registration will be continuing for the near future. We realize that it is not always easy to remember, but to ensure that everyone who is ready to return to an in-person mass, is able to, this is the best system we can offer. We thank you for your continued co-operation and patience, as we all work towards the same goal of safely sharing in the Eucharist together.

*** Mass is Livestreamed from Holy Family every Sunday at 11:15am

You are Not Alone
At this time of isolation, fear and increased stress, many in our own community may be struggling with thoughts of suicide, abuse in the home, addictions or many other mental health issues.
"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others" - Philippians 2:4
If you or someone you know, may need extra support at this time, please share these resources.

The Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or someone concerned about them.
Call (toll-free) 1-888-429-8167.

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia : 1-855-225-0220

Kid's Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 and their website is: kidshelpphone.ca

Call 911in any emergency situation.

Scam Alert!! (Ongoing)

It has been brought to our attention, that several individuals have (yet again) recently started receiving text, email and messenger requests from (supposedly) Father Charles Offor or Father Craig Christensen. These requests for money or gift cards are a SCAM. Please do not respond to them.
You can notify the RCMP or your local police detachment to report these incidents.

All Saints Parish - Transition Prayer for 2020

God of new beginnings, we open our hearts to you here in our new All Saints Parish. In all that is unfamiliar, remind us to pay attention; to see what is, and not merely what we remember; to see as if for the very first time. Heavenly Father guide us throughout this time of transition. Empower each one of us to use our unique gifts to create a beautiful parish life, to share openly and honestly our thoughts, to respect the opinions of others, and to encourage humility, patience and joy. Instill in us a vision of the life you in- tended for us to lead. While we remember that which is precious in our communities and give thanks for the abundance we enjoy, God of Creation, guided by your Holy Spirit, grant that we will move forward united in love. In this new day and in this new parish, help us to joyfully accomplish the mission that has been entrusted to us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.