THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 30, 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
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 6 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For parishioners
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Elizabeth Greencorn
Sunday, May 7 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Sheldon Haines
- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Harry McCormick
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 4 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - ♥Special Intention
PLEASE NOTE: MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN FOUR CHURCHES BEGINNING MAY 6/7
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.
EPIC: THE EARLY CHURCH - This series is completed, special thanks to Fr. Dan for facilitating these sessions. It was a very interesting program.
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.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK - Chesterton wrote: “If I am to answer the question, ‘How would Christ solve modern problems if He were on earth today’, I must answer if plainly; and for those of my faith there is only one answer. Christ in on earth today; alive on a thousand altars; and He does solve people’s problems exactly as He did when He was on earth in the more ordinary sense. That is, He solves the problems of the limited number of people who choose of their own free will to listen to Him.” - C..K. Chesterton
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Group sessions continue May 1 for primary, year two and six. Completed Home program units should be submitted to the parish office each month. Group sessions will continue until Monday, May 15.
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.
FIRST EUCHARIST - Congratulations to: Taylor Boudreau, Dalton Keefe, Brooklyn MacKinnon, Marlee Rhynold, Lola Sangster, and Alexander (Lex) Watt on receiving First Eucharist. May God bless your life and the lives of your family members. Please remember the children and their families in your prayers.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. in ST. JOSEPH PARISH.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council - will take place the next two weekends. Parishioners are asked to consider who might make a good representative for Parish council and nominate them to serve the parish. Those nominated will be contacted to allow their names to stand for election. Elections will take place in each church May 13/14.
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
Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, May 9 at 7:15 p.m.
Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, May 2 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.
Thank you - to the parishioners from St. Agnes parish who willing volunteered in ministry during the winter months. It is much appreciated!
Ministries Schedule - May 14
Lectors: Barry/Emily Lumsden
EMOHC: Ray White/Janet Delorey
Presentation of Gifts: Brenda Garrity/Melissa Richards
Church Cleaning: Melissa/Gayle Richards
Ushers/Collectors: Fin Armsworthy/Carla Armsworthy
Hospitality: Margie Horne/Percy Bond
Sacristan: Rose Ann 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.
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.
Star of the Sea (34) 444.00
St. Agnes (8) 85.00
Good Friday (4) 40.00
St. Joseph (29) 292.00
Good Friday (2) 30.00
Building Fund 30.00
12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care - “Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer.” – Pope Francis
At the November CWL national executive meeting, it was decided to once again call upon this power of prayer through 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care on May 4, 2017. This is designed to take place as a powerful lead-in to the National Hospice Palliative Care Week of May 7 to 13, 2017, (organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) as a profound witness to the sanctity of human life. It is hoped that all will find some way to support this day of prayer, either on May 4th or on a day during the week of May 7 to 13. The prayer can take place within a parish church, a home or elsewhere. Participation may include a large congregation, a few friends or solitary prayer at home.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
STAR OF THE SEA PARISH
CANSO/HAZE HILL FIRE HALL
12:00 NOON - 2:00 P.M.
GAMES OF CHANCE
BANANA SPLITS/ ICE CREAM SUNDAES
BAKE TABLE HOME BAKED GOODIES AND PRESERVES
7:30 P.M. CARD PLAY