FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT, APRIL 2, 2017


STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO

ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT

ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX


PASTOR: FR. DAN MACDONALD, 366-2927

CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Cal Harnish, Sam Delorey,
Donna Jackson, Carla Armsworthy, Susan McKeough, Rene LeBlanc,
Flo Flemming, Jenny Keefe, Paul Smith, Marlaine Myatt, Susan DeLong,
Cynthia Creamer, Sr. Alma, Marie Parker, Fr. Dan MacDonald


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



WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 8 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Ruth Wright

Sunday, April 9 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - For Parishioners


PLEASE NOTE: MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN FOUR CHURCHES BEGINNING MAY 6/7


LENTEN DEVOTIONS/WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 4 - No Mass due to Reconciliation Service

Wednesday, April 5 - 6:00 p.m. St. Joseph - Way of the Cross & Mass - Special Intention

Thursday, April 6 - 6:00 p.m. - Stations of the Cross & Mass - Ruth Armsworthy


Sundays - Communal gathering to pray the rosary for those who are ill in our communities and beyond -The rosary will be prayed every Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. in ST. ANTHONY’S CHAPEL. All are encouraged to attend or pray the Rosary wherever you are.


TUESDAY, APRIL 4 -7:00 P.M. - RECONCILIATION SERVICE - STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE


HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Palm Sunday Mass - Saturday, April 8 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Church

Palm Sunday Mass - Sunday, April 9 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea Church

Mass of Chrism - Monday, April 10 - 4:00 p.m. - St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 13 - 7:00 p.m. Star of the Sea

Friday of the Passion of the Lord Service, April 14 - 3:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea

- 3:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Lay Service

Holy Saturday, April 15 - Morning Prayer - 9:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea Church

Easter Vigil, the Resurrection of the Lord, Saturday, April 15 - Star of the Sea - 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord, Sunday, April 16 - 9:00 a.m. - St. Agnes

- 11:00 a.m. - St. Joseph


EASTER FLOWERS/DECORATIONS: Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of a loved one to help with the Easter flowers and decorations can do so by dropping the information into the collection basket in an envelope marked Flowers/Decorations. Easter flowers can be placed in the entrance/back of church after April 9. Heat will not be on in the vestry until Holy Thursday.


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. Fr. Dan will do Communions Calls when he is available and he will call prior to the visit.


A PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (DIOCESE OF ANTIGONISH) - Heavenly Father, bless your Church with an abundance of holy and dedicated priests, deacons, brothers and sisters. Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require. Form as all in the likeness of your Son as that in him, with him and through him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


EPIC: THE EARLY CHURCH - Session six will be held Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the glebe.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Group sessions for Primary, Year 2 and 6 continue Monday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. in FECCA. Completed Home program units should be submitted to the parish office each month. For more information please contact the parish office.


CONFIRMATION PROGRAM - We presently have two volunteers to work with the program. More information will follow.


FIRST EUCHARIST - Sessions for the children continue Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fishermen’s Hall in Canso. Please remember the children and their families in your prayers: Taylor Boudreau, Dalton Keefe, Marlee Rhynold, Lola Sangster, Alexander (Lex) Watt and Brooklyn MacKinnon are preparing to celebrate First Eucharist.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS - parishioners are reminded of the upcoming Picnic to be held May 19 - 21. All donations will be greatly appreciated. More information will follow.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule - April 9

Lectors: Donna Lewis/Juanita Dort

EMOHC: Mary LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts: Brian/Melinda Bouchie

Church Cleaning: Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors: Bill MacMillan/Gerry Parker

Hospitality: Sam/Janet Delorey

Sacristan: Janet Delorey

Servers: Katlin/Ocean

Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, April 11 at 7:15 p.m. PARISHIONERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING OUT WITH THIS COMMITTEE. New members are needed! Fund-raising ideas can be directed to committee members and are appreciated.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, May 2 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.

St. Pat’s Lunch & Concert - A profit of $271.43 was realized, special thanks to all who supported this event, much appreciated

Club 100 Tickets - are available, please consider taking several tickets to sell. Contact Betty Ann Munroe to buy or sell tickets, Draw date - Tuesday, April 25.


NOTE - WHEN LEAVING, PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE OUTSIDE DOOR OF STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH IS CLOSED AND FIRMLY LATCHED!


MINISTRIES WORKSHOPS

Altar Servers - will meet Holy Saturday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. for training. All servers are asked to attend.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (57) 649.00

Loose 11.00

St. Agnes (18) 230.00

St. Joseph (30) 311.00

Loose 13.00

St. Vincent de Paul (4) 80.00


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. in ST. JOSEPH PARISH. Parishioners are asked to please consider offering their name to serve on Parish Council. Elections will be held in May/June


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glebe. All members are asked to attend.


NOTES:

Thank you - special thanks is extended to District 8 Councillor Fin Armsworthy for his assistance in obtaining a grant to Star of the Sea Building Fund ($575.00). It is much appreciated.


NOTE: FUNERAL MASSES - In Canada, a Funeral Mass may not be celebrated on Sundays, Holydays of Obligation, Holy Thursday, or during the Easter Triduum (from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper through Easter Sunday inclusively). On these days a Funeral Liturgy without Mass may be celebrated. Funeral Masses are never celebrated on Sundays.

This year's National Catholic Mission will be broadcast during Holy Week on Salt + Light and VisionTV. For more information visit the NCBC website at www.dailytvmass.com, or call toll-free at 1-888-383-6277 for the broadcast schedule. Please consult poster in the entrance of the Church for broadcast times.

Marriage Encounter - April 7 to 9
Our Lady of Hope Retreat House, PEI. This worldwide movement of married couples offers an opportunity to enrich your relationship to "make a good marriage a great marriage". After informative talks by the presenting team couples are challenged to dialogue with their spouse in the privacy of their rooms. This newly constructed retreat in Hope River offers a great opportunity for couples through the encouragement of presenting team who have found a new richness in their relationship through the technic of "dialogue" offered my WWME. For information contact James and Connie McNeill 902 314 8541 or Father Charles Cameron 902 863 4373 or E-mail: informationrenewmarriage@gmail.com

New Beginnings - May 19-21
Between the Heart Renewal Centre, Amherst. A weekend program for bereaved, separated and divorced people. It is open to both men and women and persons of all faiths, to help them rediscover themselves and a deeper meaning to their changed circumstances. For details and to register, contact Ron Curry, ph 902-564-0788

Cursillo Spring Weekends - For Women, June 8-11 at Camp Bretondean, still a couple of openings available. Men's Weekend will take place on May 19-22: please get your applications in early so final planning can take place. Contact: Kevin/Karen McSween 902-862-8517, Marie Burke 902-549-3748, Betty Lahey 902-270-0891, and Gary David 902-266-2704.

Steubenville Atlantic - July 7-9, 2017
Steubenville Atlantic is the annual conference at Dalhousie University for high school students ages 14-18. This year’s theme: “Elevate.” If you are interested in attending or sending someone to join us, or for more info, email nolan@dioceseofantigonish.ca or call at 1-902-539-6188/toll-free 1-800-656-5311 Ext. 241. Steubenville is an unforgettable experience, we hope that you’ll join us!



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