HALIFAX, N.S. - Christmas Eve mass was mere hours away when Fr. Allan discovered the roof on St. Andrew’s Church in Judique was leaking water onto the pews below. So what was the pastor of the oldest Scottish parish in Cape Breton to do? Allan MacMillan did what he’s done many times before: grabbed a mop and some rags and went to work. The show went on. The roof needs to be replaced. The parish is in fundraising mode but has taken a low-key approach.
PUBNICO HEAD — On that warm summer afternoon, the little blonde girl in the pink dress couldn’t contain her curiosity and was determined to meet the busy lobster fisherman next door. Carla Teixeira watched from her Pubnico Head kitchen window as the little girl next door cautiously approached the garage behind Teixeira’s home where her roommate Clayton Nickerson was busy fixing traps, preparing for the upcoming fishing season.
Sister Anne Marie Ezenwa saw to it that at least a dozen people enjoyed a beautiful Christmas dinner the right way. Christmas morning she was busy making calls and visiting residences, urging them all to join her that afternoon at Saint Michael’s Parish Hall. They all agreed, some more hesitantly than others. “Somebody came to me just now to say thank you for insisting I come,” said Ezenwa. “Her mother had a heart attack and she had nowhere to go.”“Look all around us.
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