SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ AUGUST 6, 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
CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346
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, August 12 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - †Garland Bond
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Charles Mason
Sunday, August 13 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Marie Horne
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Doug Snow
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 9 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Cank Keefe
Thursday, August 10 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Kaye Cohoon
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 Communion Calls the first Friday of the month.
REFLECTION ON SUNDAY READINGS - The foretaste of the Glory that is to come...
The Transfiguration of Christ is undoubtedly one of the most momentous occasions in his life and ministry. The Lord was on his way to Jerusalem to suffer terribly and to die. His humanity needed some strengthening for the task ahead. Also, his disciples needed some reassurance that all their hopes in him were not for nothing. They too would suffer later for the kingdom. The transfiguration is the foretaste of the reward to come to any Christian (disciple of Christ) who would accept to suffer for the sake of the Faith: a tip of the iceberg of the beatific vision. The transfiguration brings us to the reality of faith. Faith has high and low moments: mountain moments and valley moments. In any case, we are to accept suffering for the sake of our faith; we must move on from the low points in life to the higher point in God through pain and tribulation. This is self-transcendence.
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.
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
Dover Days Picnic - a HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped in any way, it is much appreciated.
DOVER DAYS SCHEDULE
Sunday, August 6 - 1:00 pm. Chocolate, Variety, & Children’s Wheels, Fish Pond, Straws and Treasure Island.
- Prize Bingo - 7:00 p.m. Parish Hall
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Regular Weekly Bingo continues on Saturdays, 7:30 pm. Thank you in advance for your support.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule - August 13
Lectors: Emily/Buzz Lumsden
EMOHC: Mary/Edmund LeBlanc
Presentation of Gifts: Brain/Melinda Bouchie
Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon
Ushers/Collectors: Bill MacMillan/Janet Delorey
Hospitality: Sam/Janet Delorey
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. This includes readying the wine, water, and bread and putting them in place for the start of Mass.
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.
Assisting the altar servers, if needed
Property & Finance Committee - will meet Monday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe.
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.
Ways & Means - Tuesday, September 12 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe.
Regatta Prize Bingo - Parishioners are invited to donate a merchandise/monetary prize for this bingo, prizes can be dropped off to the church vestry. Bingo is scheduled for Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Star of the Sea (49) 727.00
St. Agnes (18) 180.00
St. Vincent de Paul (10) 145.00
St. Joseph (24) 184.00
Bethany Center Events
Practicing Compassion - Sessions will be based on Frank Rogers Jr's book, "Practicing Compassion." Over four weeks we will learn skills which deepen our connection to God's compassion, renew life within us, and increase our capacity to be instruments of God's compassion toward others. We will begin by practicing compassion toward ourselves - often the most difficult person in our lives. 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 in Scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) which nurtures contemplative prayer. 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, using themes following the seasons of nature and of the liturgical year. 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