THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JULY 2, 2017



STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO

ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT

ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX


PASTOR: FR. Jonathan Nnajiofor, 366-2927

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,
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, July 8 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For Parishioners

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Wayne Munroe

Sunday, July 9 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Sheldon Haines

- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Bertha Munroe


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 5 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Rose Munroe

Thursday, July 6 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Thelma Avery


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. Jonathan will do Communions Calls the first Friday of the month.


WELCOME: We wish to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to our new pastor, Fr. Jonathan Nnajiofor, SMMM, may your time with us be filled with blessings. Fr. Jonathan comes to us from Stella Maris, Louisbourg, St. Joseph, Albert Bridge and Immaculate Conception, Main-a-Dieu and originally from Nigeria.


THANK YOU - Thank you to everyone who made me feel welcomed and part of your families. I leave here with many fond memories and will always carry you with me in my heart. Please pray for me and I promise to pray for you and Fr. Jonathan. -Sincerely Fr. Dan


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


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER WORKING WITH THE REL. ED. PROGRAM, WE DESPERATELY NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FALL.


Did you know the Diocese of Antigonish is hosting the Atlantic Catechetical Conference in October 2017? - The Atlantic Catechetical Association (ACA) meets at least once a year to pray and celebrate together; to study and reflect; to provide mutual support and encouragement; to share experiences; to discuss goals and objectives and to vision and dream, all of which helps to form us.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. in St. Agnes parish hall. All members are requested to attend.


ST. AGNES NEWS

50/50 Bingo - has finished for the summer months and will resume in early October. A HUGE thank you to all who volunteered/ supported the bingo in any way.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Regular Weekly Bingo will start on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 pm. 9 games of $50.00; 2 games of $75.00; 2 games of winner take half; Winner take all; Building jackpot; Toonie Jar. Thank you in advance for your support.

Card Plays - The Tuesday night Card Plays have ended for the summer months. MUCH THANKS to the many persons who worked before and during the Card Plays and special thanks to the those who attended. It was a very successful fund raiser and a wonderful, enjoyable time. See you in the Fall.

Cemetery Maintenance - Much work has been done to both cemeteries. We are thankful to have persons mow both cemeteries and take great care of them. However, cemeteries need ongoing maintenance. Several loads of fill are coming, Head Stones need repairs, new crosses need to be made for some graves. The CEMETERY COMMITTEE needs contributions to continue to maintain a beautiful place of rest for our loved ones. Kindly send this message to family, relatives and friends who live away. Please check the message on Facebook, Port Felix Parish Picnic page and please share it near and far. Contributions can be given to Cynthia Creamer, Corrine Munroe and Duncan (Bubbie) Bellefontaine, mailed to the parish or placed in the collection basket marked “Cemetery”. The CROSS in the cemetery needs many repairs or to be replaced. Many thanks in advance for your generous donation to the cemetery.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Port Felix

Sunday, July 2, 2017

10 am – 1 pm

$10.00/per person


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule - July9

Lectors: Marie Parker/Martha Rhynold

EMOHC: Janet Delorey/Ray White

Presentation of Gifts: Bet/Bruce Munroe

Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon

Ushers/Collectors: Paul Horne/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality: Paul/Lorne Horne

Sacristan: Janet Delorey

Servers: Anthony/Damien

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting Room at the glebe.

Cemetery Access - Star of the Sea

The cemetery will be open to FOOT traffic only (no vehicles) effective Thursday, June 29 - Tuesday, July 4. This is due to disrespect to the cemetery grounds in previous years. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Cemetery Maintenance - just a reminder that there is a maintenance fee of $50.00 (less than $1.00 per week) per year for all lots. It can be placed in the Cemetery Envelope from your box of collection envelopes or placed in an envelope marked “Cemetery”. This contribution is used for the upkeep of the parish cemetery. Cemetery Costs for 2016 were $4,877.00. This amount does not reflect the cost of clearing the new area. A huge thank you to those who have already made a contribution.

Ways & Means - the next meeting date will be announced on a later bulletin.

Ticket Sales - on a Gas Barbecue, value $200.00. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. Draw date is June 27

Prize Bingo - Special thank you to all who supported the recent bingo, profits were $927.00. We really appreciate your support. The bingo was enjoyed by all present, a great laugh for some of us.

Trivia Night

Saturday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall.

This is so much fun!!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!

Door opens at @ 6:30PM.

--- 4 people to a team ---$10.00 per person

---Maximum 15 teams

Register with Helen Baker @ 902-318-5281 or Melissa Feltmate @ 902-631-3356 or Betty Ann Munroe @ 902-366-3438.


COME ON OUT AND HAVE A FEW LAUGHS WITH FRIENDS AND SEE WHICH TEAM CAN ANSWER THE MOST QUESTIONS AND BECOME THE CHAMPS! Questions are answered as a team

CASH BAR AVAILABLE

SNACKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT HALF TIME


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (71) 861.00

Loose 35.00

St. Agnes (33) 345.00

Loose 5.00

St. Joseph N/A

St. Vincent de Paul (13) 195.00


NOTES

The Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine in Mabou has been open for visitation all winter. Summer hours start on July 1, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. For further information please call 902-945-2221 Thank-you Board &Management Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine.

Joe Zambon In-Concert "Love is Tour", Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney, Friday, July 14th, 6 pm - 8 pm, open to youth, young adults, and families. RSVP on facebook.com/dioceseofantigonishyouth

Congratulations - we wish to extend congratulations to graduates of Canso Academy. We are proud of your accomplishments and wish you success. Congratulations youth finishing school for another year. May you all enjoy summer freedom, stay very safe and remember to attend Mass.

Welcome - a warm welcome is extended to all Stan Fest visitors, may you experience many blessings!



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