TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SEPTEMBER 24, 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 30 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For the Faithful
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Rod MacKenzie
Sunday, October 1 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Marion Myatt
- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Bertha Baker
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Thursday, September 28 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Fred Rhynold
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.
OCTOBER DEVOTIONS - Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held Sunday evenings (starting October1) at 6:00 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Chapel. All are invited to attend.
REFELECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS Our God is Gracious, Kind & Generous - The parable of the labourers in the vineyard invites us to be fully immersed and committed to the mission for the realization of the Kingdom of God. The measure in which we accomplish this mission will be the measure of the realization of God’s plan in our lives. The hiring of the labourers by the owner highlights God’s initiative in saving the world. The owner goes out at different times of the day in search of workers. Hence, it is important to remember that before we search for God, God is already in search of us. The call of the labourers at different times of the day reveals God’s patience. The owner does not stop his search at nine o’clock in the morning, but extends it till the end of the day; he is dynamic and untiring; he gave ample time and opportunities to all. The invitation of labourers to the vineyard portrays the universal character of the owner because it extended to all. The invitation of the landowner even at the last hour of the day may seem strange, but in reality it reveals the goodness and the generosity of God. At times, we interpret God’s generosity as injustice. But in reality, it is a generosity which goes beyond the rigid law of justice. His generosity goes beyond that which we merit. Working for the realization of the Kingdom of God is an indispensable part of Christian life. One can begin to work at any time of the day, but the most suitable moment is the present moment. The reward will be the same: Eternal Life, Heaven!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION parishioners are invited to work with the Rel. Ed. Program, we desperately need volunteers. 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 fourth session will be held Sunday, September 24 in the Canso Library 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church. The Parish Pastoral Council had two vacancies and these have been filled by Calvin Harnish and Corrine Munroe. Both have volunteered to serve for the full term. Thank you to all who volunteer(ed) to serve on Parish Council.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Cemetery Clean-Up - A very special thank you to all who turned out to help with the Clean-up. The cemetery is looking very nice, check out the newly seeded area. Love the new grass!!
Ministries Schedule - October 1
Lectors: Donna Lewis/Juanita Dort
EMOHC: Janet Delorey/Flo Flemming
Presentation of Gifts: Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy
Cleaning: Marlene/Ernie Bond
Ushers/Collectors: Fin Armsworthy/Percy Bond
Hospitality: Paul/Lorna Horne
Sacristan: Rose Ann 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 Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 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 needed.
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 - A profit of $1,039.00 was realized. Great night of fun. 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, maybe one a month. Draw date is December 19. Proceeds from this fund-raiser and the Trivia Night will go directly towards painting the interior of the church.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Card Plays - Will begin Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 in the parish hall. We appreciated your support.
Club 100 Winners - were Janice Hendsbee, Alana Cashin, Dennis Flemming, Gina David and Susan DeLong. A big thank you to all for your time and support.
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
Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - takes place September 25 - 29. Please remember them in your prayers.
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. September 29
Oasis Days - Wednesday, October 18: 9:45 am – 4:00 pm. Facilitator: Sr. Claire MacNeil Cost: $25/day To Register and for more information call Bethany Center – 902-863-4726
Star of the Sea (55) 682.00
St. Agnes (33) 295.00
St. Vincent de Paul (5) 70.00
St. Joseph (24) 269.00
Bldg Fund 530.00