The initial plan for this work, was to relate the  Catholic developments in the Town and County of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, during the years 1956 to 1966, whilst this writer was the first resident Pastor of St. Thomas Church, Shelburne.  However, as the work progressed, more earlier details surfaced of pioneer Catholics in the Town and County, so it was decided to add a section covering these early years, as well.

PART I : The introduction to Part I lists the sources from which information for this part was obtained.

PART II : Information for this second part came from the personal notes and experiences of this writer, whilst pastor of ST. Thomas Church, Shelburne, from 1956 to 1966.

PART III: This writer is indebted to Mrs. John Carten’s  charming account of the early beginnings of St. John’s Church, Lockeport, Shelburne County, N.S.

The remainder of Part three recounts the personal experiences of this writer from 1956 to 1966.

PART IV : The early history of St. Philip’s Church, Barrington, was gleaned from Edwin Crowell’s Book , “Barrington Township”, and H. Leander D’Entremont’s book, “History of Pombcoup” , along with the personal notes and experiences of this writer during his pastorate in Shelburne, from 1956 to 1966, and then for the following three years whilst stationed in Yarmouth, N.S.

ADDED THANKS : to my sister, Mrs. Margaret (Kenneth) King, for generously proof-reading the first draft of this book.

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