ASCENSION OF THE LORD ~ MAY 28, 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, June 3 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - †Karen Haines

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - ♥For parishioners

Sunday, June 4 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Irene Haines

- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Bertha Baker


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 31 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Marie Horne

Thursday, June 1 - 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. 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.


FR. DAN’S SEND - OFF CELEBRATION - will be held Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall. This will be a Pot Luck Supper with local talent sharing their music. All are invited to come out, give Fr. Dan best wishes and maybe tell a little story of your interactions with him over the past five years.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - The Closing Celebration (May 29) in St. Agnes has been cancelled. PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER WORKING WITH THE REL. ED. PROGRAM, WE DESPERATELY NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FALL.

Did you know the Diocese of Antigonish is hosting the Atlantic Catechetical Conference in October 2017? - The Atlantic Catechetical Association (ACA) meets at least once a year to pray and celebrate together; to study and reflect; to provide mutual support and encouragement; to share experiences; to discuss goals and objectives and to vision and dream, all of which helps to form us.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. in the Glebe.

Elected to parish council by acclamation are Mary Jean Hanhams, Irene O’Leary and Janet Delorey. We wish to thank the outgoing members, Carla Armsworthy, Cal Harnish and Susan McKeough for your hard work. It is much appreciated.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

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.

Spring Fling - approximate profits are $3,359.98!! A HUGE THANK YOU to all for your support. This is the best we have ever done. Great job.

Ticket Sales - on a Gas Barbecue, value $200.00. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. Draw date is June 27.

Prize Bingo - will be held Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations are needed for this bingo as we had no prizes left over from the Spring Fling.

Trivia Night - will be held Saturday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. This is so much fun!! More information to follow.

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

Ministries Schedule - June 4

Lectors: Frances Jackson/Juanita Dort

EMOHC: Geraldine Parker/Flo Flemming

Presentation of Gifts: Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Church Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon

Ushers/Collectors: Fin Armsworthy/Percy Bond

Hospitality: Paul/Lorna Horne

Sacristan: Flo Flemming

Servers: Katlin/Ocean

Note: A new schedule is available this Sunday for all those involved in the ministry of celebrating the Mass. We offer thanks and appreciation for your continued commitment.


ST. AGNES NEWS

50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.

Chase the Ace - the pot was won several weeks ago. Congratulation to the winner. A big thank you is extended to those who volunteered and supported this event over the winter months. Hope to resume in the fall.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Thank you - A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who was involved in the parish picnic. To the tireless volunteers for a super job and to everyone who came out and supported us. This is our biggest fund-raiser of the year and because of all of you it was a huge success.

Regular Weekly Bingo will start on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 pm. 9 games of $50.00; 2 games of $75.00; 2 games of winner take half; Winner take all; Building jackpot; Toonie Jar. Thank you in advance for your support.

Thank you - is extended to Duncan and Violet Bellefontaine for a donation of $250.00 to St. Joseph Parish. This money was used to paint the walls in the Hall basement. Thank you is also extended to the volunteers who gave their time and effort to complete project. Great job!!


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (62) 772.00

Loose 21.00

Cemetery (5) 275.00

St. Agnes (30) 305.00

St. Joseph (22) 190.00

Loose 17.00

Cemetery 20.00

Building Fund 30.00

St. Vincent de Paul (8) 145.00

Loose 31.00


NOTES

Bethany Center events

Centering Prayer: June 9 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The source of Centering Prayer is the Indwelling Trinity. Its practice consists in responding to the call of the Holy Spirit to consent to the Divine presence and action in our lives.

Oasis Day June 14 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come and enjoy a time to be, a time to pray, a time to rest, a time to share.


World Communications Day - Sunday, May 28 - Catholics are invited to reflect upon the media of social communication (Internet, films, radio, television, newspapers, audiovisuals) and how these influence our lives. The media can promote values that lead to a more fully human society. The Church’s ministry is twofold. The media can be used to help promote the Gospel. At the same time, as receivers of the materials presented by the media, the faithful have a duty to support and promote worthwhile presentations on media and reject those which promote values contrary to spiritual growth. Let us all be aware of how we use media and the source of the content.

The Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine in Mabou has been open for visitation all winter. The gift shop is now open daily (Sundays and holidays included) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. for the months of May and June. Summer hours start on July 1; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. For further information please call 902-945-2221 Thank-you, Board &Management Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine

Steubenville Atlantic, July 7 - 9 - Dalhousie University, ages 14-18. Deadline for registration is June 3. $250.00. To register send an email to nolan@dioceseofantigonish.ca or call 902-371-6284 (Nolan)

Joe Zambon In-Concert "Love is Tour", Holy Redeemer Church, Sydney, Friday, July 14th, 6 pm - 8 pm, open to youth, young adults, and families. RSVP on facebook.com/dioceseofantigonishyouth

CCYMN Annual General Meeting - The Directors of Youth Ministry from across Canada are gathering in Mabou in mid-June. Please hold us in prayer as we discuss items of particular interest for youth on a national level. Find out more about the Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network at http://www.ccymn.ca


GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY WOMEN’S RETREAT - in Mabou - June 2 - 4. Begins Friday night and ends with dinner (12 noon) on Sunday. Please register by contacting Srs. Alma and Florence at 358-2346 or Marie. Transportation can be arranged as a number of women from our area attend. The cost is $120.00 for the weekend and this includes meals. This is a truly wonderful weekend!


BRING THE WORLD HOME” by opening your own home and heart to a young person waiting to come to our area for study with the Nova Scotia International Student Program. Boys and girls from over thirty countries are seeking friendly homestays in Canso Area communities and are hoping to attend Canso Academy next September if families can be found to take them in. Host families come in all shapes and sizes; good Hosts must be welcoming and willing to share our culture as they learn more about the their student guest. For full details on how to grow an International Family please contact the NSISP Home Stay Coordinator, Jim Muise, by phone 902-533-2489 (cell 870-1912) / or by email at jim.muise@srsb.ca



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