Diocese of Antigonish

Posted at 10:35 am on February 16, 2018

A well known local priest who was involved in a number of social service organizations has died. Father Vernon Roger Boutlier was 81. Boutilier was Director of Antigonish Diocesan Charities and founding Director of Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia. He was also founding director and chairman of the Board of Directors of Point Pleasant Lodge in Halifax.

He was also founder of the Travel Bursary Fund for youth exploring their Celtic Heritage and a member of the Board of Directors of CJFX Radio. Boutilier also led guided tours of Scotland, Ireland and Italy for many years.

Funeral mass will be held Monday in Sydney Mines.

Posted at 1:36 pm on May 3, 2017

A weekend retreat later this month in Antigonish will explore Devine Mercy.  The retreat, will be held from May 26th to 28th at the Claymore Inn.  Presenters for the weekend are a brother and sister originally from  Antigonish.  Father Gary MacPherson is a priest in the parishes of St. Andrews, Heatherton, Pomquet and Giants Lake.  Sister Jovita MacPherson is the Director of the Sisters of St. Martha Street Ministry in Halifax.
The weekend will include discussions on what is Mercy, the spirtual and corporal works of Mercy and how do get Mercy.
Father Gary MacPherson says by accepting God’s love, we become agents of his work.
 More information on the retreat can be found on the 989XFM web site.