TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SEPTEMBER 10, 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 16 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For the Faithful

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

Sunday, September 17 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 13 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph

Thursday, September 14 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea


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.


REFELECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - Prophets live a hard life. If they struggle with their vocation, it is because of its demands. Speaking God’s word can make us unpopular; not to speak it gives us responsibility for our neighbor’s fate. The first reading assumes that we are linked by unbreakable bonds as members of the human family. In the gospel, Jesus calls on the individual Christian, and then the community, to win back the person who has erred. The entire community shares the responsibility of witnessing to the gospel, and it is the disciples together who must decide when a member is to be excluded from their communion. Yet this is not to be done without heartfelt prayer for the sinner’s repentance — a prayer for which Jesus promises an answer. He is in our midst when we gather in his name. The second reading presents the attitude which must govern the Church’s decisions regarding its members. Each of us has an responsibility toward the other members of the church, and toward all God’s children, to keep the commandments. Love of our neighbor is the key and the answer to all God’s commands. It is much easier to win over a wrongdoer to repentance if we seek out that person in love.


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. At the present time, Year 1 and Year 3 have catechists. Please contact Marie if you are interested. Group sessions for year 1 & 3 will start Monday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Confirmation Program - the second session will be held Sunday, September 10 in the Canso Library 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Catherine DeRabbie and Janet Delorey are the catechists.


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


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule - September 17

Lectors: Emily/Buzz Lumsden

EMOHC: Ray White/Clarice Avery

Presentation of Gifts: Bruce/Betty Ann Munroe

Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia

Ushers/Collectors: Gerry Parker/Eddie Garcia

Hospitality: Florence/Eddie Garcia

Sacristan: Flo Flemming

Servers: Anthony/Damien

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.

Prize Bingo - will be held Thursday, October 19; 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations will be most appreciated.

Trivia Night - Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 - 10:30 P.m. in Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. This is so much fun!! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! Door opens at @ 6:30p.m.. 4 to a team- $10.00 per person - Maximum 15 teams

Questions are answered as a team. Cash Bar

Upcoming Event - ticket sales on a prize package valued at $10,000.00. More details to follow. Proceeds from this fund-raiser and the Trivia Night will go directly towards painting the interior of the church.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Fall Fair - November 12 - Silent Auction, Chocolate Wheel, Cake Walk, Supper. More details to follow.

Christmas Prize Bingo and Bake Sale - Sunday November 26. Bake sale at 1:00,Bingo at 2:00 pm


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (48) 532.00

Loose 26.00

St. Agnes (20) 215.00

St. Vincent de Paul (8) 155.00

Loose 25.00

St. Joseph (26) 252.00

Envelopes (24) 213.00

Loose 25.00

Bldg Fund 40.00


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. 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) For more information contact Fr. Andrew Gillies at fr.gillies@yahoo.ca or 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

Mother of Sorrows Shrine - 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 we will 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. For Inquiries please call 902-945-2221.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fatima and Spain with Father Patrick O’Neill (parish priest at St Joseph, North Sydney) JOIN ME on a Spiritual Pilgrimage April 22 -May 1, 2018 to Fatima, Lourdes and Spain. Price based on Double Occupancy (2 guests per room) is $4229.00 CAD taxes included. Price includes Round trip Airfare from SYDNEY (including air taxes/fees and surcharges), hotel transfers, the EXCLUSIVE tour to San Sebantian de Garabandal and an Early Booking Discount of $200.00 per person. Single Supplement for travellers wishing to have their own accommodations is an additional $580.00 CAD (Total $4809.00 CAD) CALL Margaret at Maritime Travel and book now (902) 794-7251 during business hours.



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