FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 14, 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 20 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For parishioners

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

Sunday, May 21 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes

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


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 17 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Church

Thursday, May 18 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel


PLEASE NOTE: WEEKEND MASS IS NOW BEING CELEBRATED IN ALL FOUR CHURCHES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


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.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - The primary group will meet in the church Monday, May 15, This will be the last week of group sessions until September. Completed Home program units should be submitted to the parish office each month. Group sessions will continue until Monday, May 15.

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

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.

Elections will take place in each church May 20/21 of required.


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

Cemetery Clean-up - will be held on Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 p.m. All parishioners are invited to help out in some way.

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 $4877.00. 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 - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, June 13 at 7:15 p.m.

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

Ministries Schedule - May 21

Lectors: Mary/Edmund Leblanc

EMOHC: Gelly Parker/Flo Flemming

Presentation of Gifts: Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe Church Cleaning: Marlene/Ernie Bond

Ushers/Collectors: Gerry Parker/Janet Delorey

Hospitality: Mike/Amanda/Brooklyn Hanhams

Sacristan: Janet Delorey

Servers: Katlin & Ocean

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 (60) 831.00

Cemetery 1,075.00

St. Agnes (32 345.00

Cemetery 145.00

St. Joseph (26) 220.00

Loose 17.00

Cemetery 50.00


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 www.walkfordogguides.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



Port Felix Parish Picnic

May 19-21, 2017


Friday, May 19

Prize Bingo 7:30 pm

5 cent card 10 cent for specials


Saturday, May 20

2 pm

Straw Booth – Fish Pond - Sucker Pull – Picture Wheel - Cake Wheel

Chocolate wheel


Hot Roast Beef Dinner

3:30 – 5:30

Large Plate - $12.00

Small Plate - $8.00


Dance – Live Band “Running on Empty”

9 pm - 1 am

$10.00 per person

19 years & over


Sunday, May 21

Breakfast

9 – 11 am

Pancakes, Toast, Scrambled eggs & Sausage

Admission - $6.00


Giant Lobster Card Play 2 pm

Admission - $10.00


Banana Split and Ice Cream Sundae Sale

3 – 5 pm

Banana Split - $4.00

Sundae - $2.00


Family Variety Concert

7 pm

Admission - $5.00





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