FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT, MARCH 26, 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
CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346
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, April 1 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - ♥For Parishioners
Sunday, April 2 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Frank Haines
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Bernice Bond
PLEASE NOTE: MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN FOUR CHURCHES BEGINNING MAY 6/7
LENTEN DEVOTIONS/WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 28 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Agnes - †John Morgan
Wednesday, March 29 - 6:00 p.m. St. Joseph - Stations & Mass - †Rose Munroe
Thursday, March 30 - 6:00 p.m. - Stations of the Cross & Mass - †Thelma Avery
Sundays - Communal gathering to pray the rosary for those who are ill in our communities and beyond -The rosary will be prayed every Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. in ST. ANTHONY’S CHAPEL. All are encouraged to attend or pray the Rosary wherever you are.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 -7:00 P.M. - RECONCILIATION SERVICE - STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Palm Sunday Mass - Saturday, April 8 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Church
Palm Sunday Mass - Sunday, April 9 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea Church
Mass of Chrism - Monday, April 10 - 4:00 p.m. - St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish
Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 13 - 7:00 p.m. Star of the Sea
Friday of the Passion of the Lord Service, April 14 - 3:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea
- 3:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Lay Service
Holy Saturday, April 15 - Morning Prayer - 9:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea Church
Easter Vigil, the Resurrection of the Lord, Saturday, April 15 - Star of the Sea - 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord, Sunday, April 16 - 9:00 a.m. - St. Agnes
- 11:00 a.m. - St. Joseph
EASTER FLOWERS/DECORATIONS: Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of a loved one to help with the Easter flowers and decorations can do so by dropping the information into the collection basket in an envelope marked Flowers/Decorations. Easter flowers can be placed in the entrance/back of church after April 9. Heat will not be on in the vestry until Holy Thursday.
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) - 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.
EPIC: THE EARLY CHURCH - Session six will be held Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the glebe.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Group sessions for Primary, Year 2 and 6 continue Monday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. in FECCA. Completed Home program units should be submitted to the parish office each month. For more information please contact the parish office.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM - Anyone interested in helping out with the Confirmation Program is asked to contact Fr. Dan or the parish office as soon as possible. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation cannot take place without volunteers and/or parents assistance.
FIRST EUCHARIST - Sessions for the children continue Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fishermen’s Hall in Canso. Please remember the children and their families in your prayers: Taylor Boudreau, Dalton Keefe, Marlee Rhynold, Lola Sangster, Alexander (Lex) Watt and Brooklyn MacKinnon are preparing to celebrate First Eucharist.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS - parishioners are reminded of the upcoming Picnic to be held Mary 19 - 21. All donations will be greatly appreciated. More information will follow.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule - April 2
Lectors: Ginny Boudreau/Carla Armsworthy
EMOHC: Ray White
Presentation of Gifts: Ray/Judy White
Church Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia
Ushers/Collectors: Paul Horne/Eddie Garcia
Hospitality: Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy
Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey
Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, April 11 at 7:15 p.m. All members and those interested in this committee are asked to attend. PARISHIONERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING OUT WITH THIS COMMITTEE, SOME MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ON THE COMMITTEE FOR YEARS. New members are needed! Any ideas for fund-raising can be directed to committee members and would be greatly appreciated.
Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, May 2 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.
St. Pat’s Lunch & Concert - A profit of $271.43 was realized, special thanks to all who supported this event, much appreciated
Club 100 Tickets - will be available the month of April, please consider taking several tickets to sell. Draw date if Tuesday, April 15.
Altar Servers - will meet Sunday, March 26 at 1:30 for training. All servers are asked to attend.
Star of the Sea (70) 819.00
St. Agnes (8) 150.00
St. Joseph (28) 283.00
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. in ST. JOSEPH PARISH
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glebe. All members are asked to attend.
Thank you - special thanks is extended to District 5 Councillor Janet Peitzsche for her assistance in obtaining grants to St Agnes Building Fund ($1,000.00) and to Star of the Sea Building Fund ($500.00). It is much appreciated.
NOTE: FUNERAL MASSES - In Canada, a Funeral Mass may not be celebrated on Sundays, Holydays of Obligation, Holy Thursday, or during the Easter Triduum (from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper through Easter Sunday inclusively). On these days a Funeral Liturgy without Mass may be celebrated. Funeral Masses are never celebrated on Sundays.
Silent Directed Retreat - Apr. 7-9, St. Joseph Renewal Centre, Mabou. A prayerful atmosphere for the retreat is facilitated by a team of spiritual directors/prayer companions and is assisted by the silence which team and retreatants alike maintain. Communal liturgies are also a part of the directed retreat experience. The retreat team consists of members from the Atlantic Association of the Spiritual Exercises Apostolate (AASEA). Cost: $170, includes registration, room and board. Details and Brochure: see the Retreat Centres page on our website: http://www.antigonishdiocese.com. Contact: Gary Fancey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriage Encounter - April 7 to 9, Our Lady of Hope Retreat House, PEI. This worldwide movement of married couples offers an opportunity to enrich your relationship to "make a good marriage a great marriage". After informative talks by the presenting team couples are challenged to dialogue with their spouse in the privacy of their rooms. This newly constructed retreat in Hope River offers a great opportunity for couples through the encouragement of presenting team who have found a new richness in their relationship through the technic of "dialogue" offered my WWME. For information contact James and Connie McNeill 902 314 8541 or Father Charles Cameron 902 863 4373 OR Email: email@example.com
New Beginnings - May 19-21, Between the Heart Renewal Centre, Amherst. A weekend program for bereaved, separated and divorced people. It is open to both men and women and persons of all faiths, to help them rediscover themselves and a deeper meaning to their changed circumstances. For details and to register, contact Ron Curry, ph 902-564-0788
Spring Weekends - For Women,
June 8-11 at Camp Bretondean, still a couple of openings available.
Men's Weekend will take place on May 19-22: please get your applications in early so final planning can take place.
Contact: Kevin/Karen McSween 902-862-8517, Marie Burke 902-549-3748, Betty Lahey 902-270-0891, and Gary David 902-266-2704.
Atlantic - July 7-9, 2017
Steubenville Atlantic is the annual conference at Dalhousie University for high school students ages 14-18. This year’s theme: “Elevate.” If you are interested in attending or sending someone to join us, or for more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1-902-539-6188/toll-free 1-800-656-5311 Ext. 241. Steubenville is an unforgettable experience, we hope that you’ll join us!