TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SEPTEMBER 17, 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
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 23 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For the Faithful
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Mamie Fanning
Sunday, September 24 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Ruth Doyle
- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Kenny Kavanaugh
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 20- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Cank Keefe
Thursday, September 21 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Thelma Avery
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 - Mercy and Forgiveness “Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?” (Mt 18:33). Every time we pray the Our Father, we say, ‘Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.’ By this statement we are asking God to forgive our sins in the measure and manner that we forgive the sins of others against us, and we are also telling God not to forgive our sins if we do not forgive the sins of others. In today’s gospel we see a servant who received pardon for a huge offence/debt but failed to grant pardon to a small offender/debtor. The final statement of Jesus in today’s gospel reading is a warning directed to all of us: “So also will my heavenly Father do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother and sister from your heart.” (v.35)
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION parishioners are invited to work 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 as soon as materials arrive.
Confirmation Program - the third session will be held Sunday, September 17 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
Cemetery Clean-Up - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 9:00 a.m. Rain date: Saturday, September 30. Please bring shovels, rakes, and wheel barrows. A load of Top Soil has been ordered.
Ministries Schedule - September 24
Lectors: Carla Armsworthy/Marie Parker
EMOHC: Mary/Edmund LeBlanc
Presentation of Gifts: Tom Kavanaugh & family
Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon
Ushers/Collectors: Paul Horn/Bill MacMillan
Hospitality: Gertie Snow/Percy Bond
Sacristan: Janet Delorey
The present ministries schedule runs until October 1. Please consider volunteering, some of us need a bit of a break and our church needs active members. Please contact Mary LeBlanc or the parish office by Sunday, September 24 if you wish to have your name added or deleted. Thank you for your past service, it is much appreciated.
Liturgy Committee - a meeting will be held Monday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe. All Members are encouraged to attend.
Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe. Catherine DeRabbie remains as Chairperson and Carla Armsworthy has accepted the position of secretary. Thank you to each of them and to Harry Delorey for his commitment as secretary for the past number of years. It is much appreciated. New committee members are most welcome and encouraged.
Ways & Means - Tuesday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe. New members are encouraged.
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 - Special thanks to all who made this event happen and to those who continue to support fund raising for the parish.
Upcoming Event - ticket sales on a Travel Voucher valued at $10,000.00. Tickets will be $10.00 each and you can buy as many tickets as you want. 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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Star of the Sea (56) 897.00
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St. Vincent de Paul (9) 130.00
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Bldg Fund 30.00