TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ OCTOBER 1, 2017


STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO

ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT

ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX


PASTOR: Fr. Jonathan Nnajiofor, SMMM

Glebe 366-2927; Cell 613-929-7089


CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346



PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam Delorey, Donna Jackson,
Rene LeBlanc, Flo Flemming, Jenny Keefe, Paul Smith, Marlaine Myatt,
Mary Jean Hanhams, Irene O’Leary, Janet Delorey, Cynthia Creamer,
Calvin Harnish, Corrine Munroe, Sr. Alma, Marie Parker, Fr. Jonathan

The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at www.cansoparishes.org



WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 7 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Carmen Casey

Sunday, October 8 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Ronnie & †Winnie Boudreau

- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Ronnie Cashin Jr


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE - Please note: This is to inform all the Parishioners that there will NO WEEKDAY MASSES this week as I will be attending my Religious Order’s Annual Meeting/Retreat this week at Blackville, New Brunswick. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you. Thanks and remain blessed. Fr. Jonathan. Emergency contact is Michael Doyle, 902-533-2980.


PLEASE NOTE: The churches of St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul will be closed effective November 11/12 for the winter months. MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE FOUR CHURCHES THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH BEGINNING DECEMBER 2/3, 2017


COMMUNION CALLS - If you know of anyone who is unable to get out to Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion, please call the parish office to have their name added to the list. Communion Calls will be the first Friday of the month.


OCTOBER DEVOTIONS - Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Sunday evenings (starting October1) at 6:00 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Chapel. All are invited to attend.


COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED: (All Souls) will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Family members will be invited to light a candle in memory of those who died since November 2016. Please advise the parish who will be representing your family if you have received a letter. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall.


REFELECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS Yes & No! Action, Not Words!! The human freedom which enables us to say “yes” or “no” to God demands that we be responsible for our conduct and accountable for our behaviors. One day we will have to stand before the judgement seat of God and answer for our good or evil deeds. The good news is that with God’s grace we are capable of changing the direction of our lives for the better! The two different attitude of the siblings in the gospel of today tell us that there is a mixture of those

different attitudes in all of us. There must be a connection between what we say and what we do. Jesus sternly criticized the religious leaders of his day, for their promises were empty. The trail of broken promises that each of us leaves behind points out the inconsistency between what we promise and what we do. The lesson the gospel offers us is that we may be saying “yes” to God during our Sunday worship but turn our backs on what we profess the rest of the week. We who say “yes” to the Body of Christ don’t realize that we are often saying “no” to the community of Christ. The test of our allegiance to Christ lies in keeping the promises that we have made and doing his will, whatever it might cost us.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION parishioners are invited to work with the Rel. Ed. Program, we desperately need volunteers. Please pray every day for the Rel. Ed. Program, our parish needs young families. At the present time, Year 1 and Year 3 have catechists. Please contact Marie if you are interested. Group sessions for year 1 & 3 will start as soon as materials arrive.

Confirmation Program - the fifth session will be held Sunday, October 1 in the Canso Library 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church. The Parish Pastoral Council vacancies have been filled by Calvin Harnish and Corrine Munroe. Thank you to all who volunteer(ed) to serve on Parish Council.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Cemetery Clean-Up - A very special thank you to all who turned out to help with the Clean-up. The cemetery is looking very nice, check out the newly seeded area. Love the new grass!!

Ministries Schedule - October 8

Lectors: Carla Armsworthy/Donna Lewis

EMOHC: Clarice Avery/Florence Flemming

Presentation of Gifts: Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe

Cleaning: Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors: Paul Horne/Percy Bond

Hospitality: Deanna Nickerson/Mary Jean Hanhams

Sacristan: Margie Horne

Servers: Katlin/Ocean

New Schedules are available in the entrance of the church. Please pick yours up. PLEASE NOTE- IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE OR MARY LEBLANC.

Liturgy Committee - a meeting will be held Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe. All Members are encouraged to attend.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe. Catherine DeRabbie remains as Chairperson and Carla Armsworthy has accepted the position of secretary. Thank you to each of them and to Harry Delorey for his commitment as secretary for the past number of years. It is much appreciated. New committee members are most welcome and needed. Ways & Means - Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe. New members are encouraged.

Prize Bingo - will be held Thursday, October 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations will be most appreciated.

Upcoming Event - ticket sales on a Travel Voucher valued at $10,000.00. Tickets will be $10.00 each and you can buy as many tickets as you want, maybe one a month. Draw date is December 19. Proceeds from this fund-raiser will go directly towards painting the interior of the church.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Card Plays - Will begin Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 in the parish hall. We appreciated your support.

Club 100 Winners - were Janice Hendsbee, Alana Cashin, Dennis Flemming, Gina David and Susan DeLong. A big thank you to all for your time and support.

Fall Fair - November 12 - Silent Auction, Chocolate Wheel, Cake Walk, Supper. More details to follow.

Christmas Prize Bingo and Bake Sale - Sunday November 26. Bake sale at 1:00,Bingo at 2:00 pm


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (59) 647.00

Loose 28.00

St. Agnes (21) 190.00

Loose 15.00

St. Vincent de Paul (10) 195.00

St. Joseph N/A


PLEASE NOTE: THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5. THERE WILL BE NO BULLETIN FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8. WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING. TAKE CARE ALL.



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