News From All Saints’, Conception Bay South

Bishop Pitman at All Saints', CBS
Sandra Taylor and Ralph Fagan


On Sunday, November 6th , we celebrated our Patronal Sunday (All Saints’ Sunday), and we were very pleased to welcome The Rt. Rev’d Cyrus Pitman as our homilist. Bishop Cy served in our parish from 1993 to 2000. We looked forward to having Bishop Cy share this special day with us, along with other community groups, and to share in the fellowship of coffee, tea, and treats at the parish hall after the service. All Saints’ Day, also called All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, or the Feast of All Saints’ in the Christian church, is a day commemorating all the saints of the Church, both known and unknown, who have gone before us.


A “new” thing is happening at All Saints’ CBS—our youth ministry has taken on a new post-COVID look. Following our recent confirmation program that saw 39 young parishioners confirm their faith during two sessions with Bishop Sam back in May, they continued to volunteer to read and take part in our church services every week. This continued throughout the summer, and though the numbers were reduced, the excitement grew. Since the fall began, we have rebranded our Sunday School program, and have launched our new Kidz Klub. We hope to have great success in this program as the year progresses.


On Sunday afternoon, August 28th, the CBS CLB Old Comrades’ Lodge 2 hosted a Commemoration Ceremony at their wilderness camp located on Third Pond, just off the Pasturelands Road, which is just south of the TCH. One of our faithful parishioners, and a very dedicated member of the CBS CLB Old Comrades’ Association, David Butler, was very instrumental in the development and maintenance of this youth wilderness camp. Originally, it was primarily used by the various CLB companies within CBS, however, its use soon spread to numerous youth and community groups around the Eastern Avalon. This wilderness camp has been renamed to reflect on and to honour the yeoman efforts of Comrade Dave. The attendance was absolutely overwhelming, and everybody was given a little walk down memory lane, reflecting on the highlights of the development of this camp. 

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