FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 7, 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

(631-1872 for emergencies only)


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, May 13 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For parishioners

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Betty Ryan

Sunday, May 14 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Gerard Myatt

- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Mamie Fanning


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 10 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Church - †Elizabeth Greencorn

Thursday, May 11 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - †Sandy Chisholm
                                                                                †Veronica Peitzsche


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


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) - The fourth Sunday of Easter, Christians are invited to reflect on the meaning of God’s call and to pray for vocations. Christ, the Good Shepherd, continues to lead his people through His Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, and call many to follow Him in this way. Priestly, diaconal, and religious vocations should be a constant concern in the hearts of God’s people. 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.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK - "As a man must be born before he can begin to lead his physical life, so he must be born to lead a Divine Life. That birth occurs in the Sacrament of Baptism. To survive, he must be nourished by Divine Life; that is done in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Group sessions continue May 8 for primary, year two and six. Completed Home program units should be submitted to the parish office each month. Group sessions will continue until Monday, May 15.

Did you know the Diocese of Antigonish is hosting the Atlantic Catechetical Conference in October 2017? - The Diocese of Antigonish extends a warm welcome to all participants, presenters and vendors attending the bi-annual conference

of the Atlantic Catechetical Association.

This year’s conference is entitled The Spirituality of the Catechist: Growing In Faith. October 20 - 22, 2017 Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Sydney, NS. Keynote Speaker, Janet Schaeffler, OP, is a facilitator of days of reflection, retreats, parish missions, and workshops. She is an author, university teacher, and facilitator of online classes for the University of Dayton and Boston College, and continues the ministry she was involved in for many years in parishes as director for Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. in ST. JOSEPH PARISH.

Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council - will take place the next two weekends. Parishioners are asked to consider who might make a good representative for Parish council and nominate them to serve the parish. Those nominated will be contacted to allow their names to stand for election. Elections will take place in each church May 13/14.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Monday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glebe. Members (present or new) are asked to attend.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, May 9 at 7:15 p.m.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Monday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the glebe.

Thank you - to the parishioners from St. Agnes parish who willing volunteered in ministry during the winter months. It is much appreciated!

Ministries Schedule - May 14

Lectors: Martha Rhynold/Ginny Boudreau

EMOHC: Mary/Edmund LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts: Carla Armsworthy/Percy Bond

Church Cleaning: Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors: Bill MacMillan/Gerald Lumsden

Hospitality: Brenda Garrity/Mary Jean Hanhams

Sacristan: Margie Horne

Servers: Anthony/Damien/Cayden

Note: the present schedule runs until June 4, please respond by Wednesday, May 17 if you wish to have your name added or deleted by contacting Mary LeBlanc or the parish office. The next schedule runs until late September. Thank you for your willingness to share your talents.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS - "Our annual parish picnic is fast approaching (May 19-21). We are asking parishioners to please give their prizes at their earliest convenience. Many hours of work go into sorting, numbering and putting prizes together. If we can get a head start, it will make it so much easier getting closer to picnic time. As you know, there are many things to be done in preparing for this major fund-raiser. Check out the facebook page “Port Felix Parish Picnic”


ST. AGNES NEWS -

50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.

Chase the Ace - continues Thursdays in the parish hall from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Proceeds are split between the Little Dover Community Development and St. Agnes parish.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (54) 765.00

Loose 13.00

St. Agnes (9) 105.00

St. Joseph (23) 206.00

Loose 30.00


NOTES

Walk for Guide Dogs - Sunday, May 28, 1:00 p.m. - Registration; 2:00 p.m. - Walk. Canso Lions Club, Queen St, Canso, a project of Canso Lions Club. For more information please contact 902-366-2350 or visit this website: www.walkforguidedogs.com

Canada Health Day, May 12 - is celebrated in health care facilities and community services across the country. This day reminds us that health and healing are essential aspects of our baptismal vocation. We are called to take responsibility for our personal health: to prevent illness and to seek a healthy lifestyle. Good health concerns the physical, emotional, social and spiritual health of our communities, respect for God’s creatures and the nurturing of the whole earth.

Evening of Prayer - There will be an evening of prayer, music and scripture for families and friends of those who have died while in the care of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital from August 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. This service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium (former St. Martha’s Chapel) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:15pm. Refreshments will follow.

Diaconate Program - there will be a meeting of men aged 35-65 who are interested in the diaconate. This meeting will be held at St. Joseph Parish Hall, Port Hawkesbury on Saturday, May 20, starting at 11am, having lunch together and then continuing till no later than 3pm. Some deacons, candidates and the director will be present to make presentations and to take inquiries about the Diocesan Diaconate Formation Program. If interested, you are asked to register (for meal purposes) with Fr. Bedford Doucette, 902-539-6188 ext. 235 or at bedford@dioceseofantigonish.ca



STAR OF THE SEA PARISH

SPRING FLING

CANSO/HAZE HILL FIRE HALL


SATURDAY, MAY13

12:00 NOON - 2:00 P.M.


GAMES OF CHANCE

VARIETY WHEEL

CHOCOLATE WHEEL

PANDA/CHILDREN’S WHEEL

STRING PULL


CHILDREN’S GAMES

FISH POND

SUCKER PULL

TATTOOS


FOOD BOOTH

HAMBURGERS/HOT DOGS//POP

BANANA SPLITS/ ICE CREAM SUNDAES


BAKE TABLE HOME BAKED GOODIES AND PRESERVES


7:30 P.M. CARD PLAY

COST: $10.00