Survey, please participate!

We are conducting a survey to see about the level of interest in the Halifax area for having a Traditional Latin Mass. Please don’t answer the survey if you have already done it on Facebook, and please only participate if you are from the Halifax region. Here is the link:


Also, here is a link to Dowry Magazine, a quarterly magazine of the FSSP in England:


Lastly, there will be a Traditional Latin Mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land this September. Details:

“FSSP HOLY LAND PART II ANNOUNCEMENT: Please join Fr. Zachary Akers (FSSP Director of Development) for a life-changing Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Part II: Old Testament Tour & in the footsteps of Our Lady, September 24 – October 8, 2020. Daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the holy sites, with Gregorian chant schola led by tour director Christopher Suen of Holy Family Parish. This is the first traditional Catholic tour like this to be organized to Old Testament sites as well as Our Lady’s birthplace, and it will end with a retreat day for spiritual conferences and recollection with Fr. Akers. All meals and hotels included. Register now to avoid disappointment! For details and online registration: or contact OC-Travel: 1-800-675-9088 /”


Thanks, and have a blessed day,


Ordinariate Mass Nov. 23

I wanted to let you all know that every third Saturday there is an Ordinariate Mass in Halifax. It is a beautiful liturgy and I would go if I could. I have been to an Ordinariate Mass several times and it was lovely. It is a community that is part of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, established by Pope Benedict XVI. Their website is here: Their liturgy is very traditional, although it is all in English.

Their next Mass will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am, at St. Agnes Church (6903 Mumford Rd.).

God bless you,




We recently had a meeting of the executive and other members and are exploring our options for the future. We really hope to have another Latin Mass soon-ish, say maybe in the next 6 months or so. We are still hard at work trying to bring the TLM to this diocese and I think we are making progress. We have a couple more leads to follow, and I am really hopeful!

If you are on our email list, then you should be receiving more information about that soon. As soon as the minutes are typed up we’ll send them out.

Please keep us in your prayers.




Just a note

Hello all,

This week I received an invitation to an independent Latin Mass happening in the Annapolis Valley on Oct. 16. I just want to be clear that we are in no way associated with that group, in case anyone was wondering. We only promote Latin Masses that are said with the permission of the Archdiocese.

Thanks, and I hope to be posting more updates soon.


Our First Latin Mass

On June 14th and 15th, 2019, we had our first Extraordinary Form Masses since this group was founded a couple years ago. Through my inquiries among other members of this group, I was told that the last time there was a TLM in this diocese was 9 years ago, when there was a wedding in the Extraordinary Form. Before that, the last Latin Masses had been in the early 90s.

We were thrilled that Fr. Luc Poirier, FSSP, was able to come say these Masses for us, with the permission of the Archdiocese. It was a last-minute effort to get permission, so we weren’t able to advertise as much as we would have liked. Nonetheless, there were 102 people in attendance on Saturday! Praise God! On Friday they estimated between 60 and 70 people.

Those are outstanding numbers for our first TLM in 9 years!

We are still working to try and make this a regular occurrence. Please continue to pray for us and for Fr. Luc Poirier.

Here are the pictures. Many thanks to John Rae for volunteering to take photos.


The Saturday Mass was a Sung Mass and we had 12 people in the schola.

Ours was not the only baby there either, as we all know that the Latin Mass tends to attract young families.

We also were able to have a coffee social right after the Mass on Saturday.

(Photos mine):


In the above picture you can see that even Lucy the doll came.


I want to thank everyone that attended, even with the last-minute notice. I also want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this possible. There were some people working incredibly hard behind the scenes, right up to the very last few minutes before the Mass started!

And thank-you so much to everyone who has supported us. Your prayers and donations are greatly appreciated.

Also, I’d like to add that babies and little kids are very welcome at the Latin Mass. Some people think it is no place for kids, but that is not true! Baby Rose loves to shriek and I even took her. The last time I attended the TLM in Edmonton I must have counted at least 8 babies.

Lastly, if you’d like to be on our mailing list, please get in contact with us, and also join our Facebook group.

An Update

Hello all you Nova Scotians!

I think some people are getting confused, so let us clarify things.

There currently is no approved Latin Mass in Nova Scotia. In our diocese, this group is currently working very hard to establish one. We have been having meetings, and we have met with the archbishop. He was favourable towards our cause and we had a very good visit. We have been sending emails and letters to priests, trying to find one who could say the Extraordinary Form for us. We have even been collecting items such as vessels, vestments and missals. We have been spreading the word about our existence and trying to recruit new members. The parish priest in Yarmouth is fully supportive of our efforts.

We are currently in touch with a couple different priests that have expressed interest in learning to do the Extraordinary Form. However, things are moving slow. As you can probably understand, these priests are very busy, often even overworked. Many of them are now dealing with the diocesan restructuring. On top of that, establishing a Latin Mass all on our own takes a great deal of work. There is so much involved in getting this off the ground.

So we must be patient, and continue to pray pray pray.

St. Jean Vianney, pray for us. You grew your tiny parish from a few people up to thousands.


God bless,

Leila Chandler