Central Cape Breton Parishes

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St. Columba Church, Iona, St. Andrew’s Church, Boisdale, St. Mary’s Church, Frenchvale, St. Michael’s Church, Baddeck, Queen of the World Church, Wagmatcook

THE ANNUAL YARD & BAKE SALE for St. Barra Parish will take place at St. Columba Church Centre on Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. For pick-up of items for the sale, please call Gregory, 902-725-2840/902-295-7843 or Hoss, 902-725-2810. Donations of baked goods would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. St. Barra Parish Ways & Means. Volunteers needed, please call Gregory if you are willing to lend a hand.

Covid -19 Update – Dec 21-2021

Letter from Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick
December 21, 2021
(St. Peter Canisius, Doctor of the Church)

My Dear Clergy and My Dear People,

In providing a COVID -19 update today, Premier Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province will require further restrictive measures effective tomorrow, December 22, 2021.

We will need to continue wearing masks and maintain physical distancing and now faith gatherings indoor and outdoors are limited to 25 % capacity to a maximum of 50 people.  No choirs or congregational singing will be permitted but there can be one person singing.  

Wedding and funeral Masses may be celebrated following the same protocols of 25 % capacity to a maximum of 50 people but there can be no receptions. 
Please find attached the following link to the latest provincial update. 


Such restrictions are a major disappointment for all of us especially as we prepare to celebrate Christmas, but as Bishop, I support these directives and I instruct that our churches follow these provincial protocols. 

Fraternally in Christ,

+ Wayne Kirkpatrick

Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick