TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SEPTEMBER 3, 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,
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, September 9 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph

Sunday, September 10 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes

- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - ♥For the Faithful


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

No weekday Masses this week.


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.


ANNOUNCEMENT - This is to inform all the parishioners that I will not be around for the two coming weekends as I will be attending the wedding of my sister. In view of this, there will be NO Weekday Masses for this two weeks. Please in case of any emergency, do not hesitate to contact Marie Parker at the Parish Office. Thanks to you all and will be back very shortly. Fr. Jonathan Nnajiofor.. Please extend a warm welcome to Fr. Alex MacLellan who will be celebrating Mass with us this weekend.


REFLECTION ON SUNDAY READINGS -


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION parishioners are invited to consider working with the Rel. Ed. Program, we desperately need volunteers for the fall. Please pray every day for the Rel. Ed. Program, our parish needs young families.

Confirmation Program - the first session will be held Tuesday, September 5 in the Canso Library 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Remaining sessions will be held Sunday evenings 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


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


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Regular Weekly Bingo continues on Saturdays, 7:30 pm.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS

Ticket Sales - the winner of the basket of gift cards (value$405.00) was Leisa Munroe. The parish realized a profit of $1, 408.00!! Simply amazing, thank you all so very much.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Thank you - to District 8 Councillor, Finlay Armsworthy for his assistance in obtaining a grant of $500.00 to assist in repairing the basement door and storm windows. It is much appreciated.

Ministries Schedule - September 10

Lectors: Edmund/Mary LeBlanc

EMOHC: Gelly Parker/Flo Flemming

Presentation of Gifts: Carla Armsworthy/Percy Bond

Cleaning: Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors: Gerald Lumsden/Janet Delorey

Hospitality: Brenda Garrity/Mary Jean Hanhams

Sacristan: Margie Horne

Servers: Katlin/Ocean

We are presenting seeking volunteers to serve as SACRISTANS, training will be provided. Duties include: Preparing the Holy Eucharist for the celebration of the Mass and setting up the church. Typically, sacristans arrive at church before anyone else- often even the priest. They light the candles, arrange the books, and basically perform a little housekeeping before Mass begins.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Monday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe.

Ways & Means - Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe.

Regatta Prize Bingo - Thank you so much for your continued support. A profit of $1,326.00 was realized, just wonderful.

Star of the Sea Cake Booth - special thanks to all who supported the Cake Booth, profit was $800.00, thank you to all for your hard work and support.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (66) 852.00

Loose 21.00

St. Agnes (20) 235.00

Loose 10.00

St. Vincent de Paul (8) 100.00

St. Joseph (26) 252.00

Loose 12.50

Cemetery 160.00

Building fund 100.00



NOTES

Bethany Center Events 

Practicing Compassion - Sessions will be based on Frank Rogers Jr's book, "Practicing Compassion." Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24. Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost: $30. for four afternoons with snack break, plus the cost of the book.

Centering Prayer "Be still and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10. Two Fridays a month, from 10:00 am to noon, the Centering Prayer Community meets to listen to the word of God. September 15 & 29

Oasis Days - Come and enjoy a time to be, a time to pray, a time to rest! These are days of prayer, reflection, some sharing and ritual. Wednesdays: 9:45 am – 4:00 pm. Facilitator: Sr. Claire MacNeil Cost: $25/day

September 20 – Autumn Welcoming

October 18 – Let Us Give Thanks

November 15 - Preparation for Advent - Come Lord Jesus

To Register and for more information call Bethany Center – 902-863-4726



Fall Retreat 2017 - Young Adults Youth Ministry ( 18 years and older)

Friday, September 22 (5pm) – Sunday, September 24 (noon)

Camp Geddie, Merigomish, NS

Registration fee: $60.00 (transportation available)

Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/5rEkpwyJ7SNcf4QN2

or contact Fr. Andrew Gillies (eMAIL: fr.gillies@yahoo.ca or phone: 902-863- 4846


We’re Listening….Youth of the Diocese

Youth are invited to lend their voices to the upcoming Bishops Synod 2018: Young People, The Faith and Vocational Discernment. The survey can be found at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K2RBCH9


Join with us in prayer, the celebration of the Feast Day Mass, and remembering our pioneers at Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine in Mabou on Sunday, September 10th. The Continuous Rosary starts at the Shrine at 1:00 pm and continues until 3:30 when we journey to St. Mary's Church for 4:00 pm Feast Day Mass. All intentions from the Shrine will be offered and prayed for at Mass.
A hearty lunch will be prepared by St. Mary's CWL so no one should have to travel home hungry. Hope to see many of you at the Shrine on Sunday, September 10th. For Inquiries please call 902-945-2221.



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