SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JULY 30, 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 366-2927
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, Aug 5 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - †Garland Bond
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Wayne Munroe
Sunday, Aug 6 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Mamie Fanning
- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Jenny George
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 2 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Cank Keefe
Thursday, August 3- 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Betty Ryan
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. Jonathan will do Communions Calls the first Friday of the month.
REFLECTION ON SUNDAY READINGS - ALL THINGS WORK FOR GOOD FOR THEM THAT LOVE GOD - We as children of God are given various responsibilities in this world. To fulfil them the way God wants we all need the wisdom of God. We need to have an understanding mind to discern the will of God at every occasion and make our life fruitful. As we see in the first reading, King Solomon understood this and that is why he, instead of asking God for riches or victory over his enemies, asked God to grant him an understanding mind. And God was very pleased with him for this and gave him not only a wise and discerning mind but also wealth and fame. If we are led by such wisdom we shall, as the Gospel shows, give up or risk everything in order to possess the kingdom of heaven. In the second reading St Paul tells us that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. That means everything that happens in our life has a purpose and God permits it and it is for our good. Although many would find it difficult to understand – without the help of Holy Spirit no one will understand it – the experience of many and our own experience will tell us that this is the truth. True, at times it can be too painful; but we can be sure that whatever he allows to happen in our lives is for our own good. It is like the bitter pill that we may have to swallow in times of sickness, but we know that it is for our good. But how often we behave differently in trying moments, questioning how a loving God can allow us to suffer in this way and then quit trusting him! Let us learn to trust in him more fully and unconditionally in his goodness and love. Let us pray for the assistance of the Holy Spirit and then always submit our life’s plans to God’s great design for us, believing that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER WORKING 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.
Confirmation Program - the first session will be held Tuesday, September 5 in the Canso Library.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. in St. Agnes parish hall. All members are requested to attend.
ST. AGNES NEWS
50/50 Bingo - has finished for the summer months and will resume in early October. A HUGE thank you to all who volunteered/supported the bingo in any way.
Dover Days Picnic - will be held Friday, August 4 - 6 (Long weekend). Donations for the Bingo, Cake Walk,, Hot Dogs, Pop, etc are requested., your past support has been fantastic! Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Susan, Colleen, Charlene or any parish member. Additional events can only be added if there are volunteers to organize them. NEXT WEEKEND!
DOVER DAYS SCHEDULE
Sunday, July 30 - Poker Walk, Dover Boardwalk, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, $5.00 per person
Friday, August 4 - 7:00 p.m. Corn Hole (Bean Bag) Tourney, 19 and over, Cash Bar. Inside the Parish Hall
Saturday, August 5 - 11:00 am. Cake Walk/Chinese Auction- Parish Hall
Dance - 9:00 - 1:00 a.m. 19 and over, $10.00 admission, Music - Brian & friends
Sunday, August 6 - 1:00 pm. Chocolate, Variety, & Children’s Wheels, Fish Pond, Straws and Treasure Island.
Prize Bingo - 7:00 p.m. Parish Hall
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Regular Weekly Bingo continues on Saturdays, 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.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule - August 6
Lectors: Martha Rhynold/Marie Parker
EMOHC: Clarice Avery/Geraldine Parker
Presentation of Gifts: Tom Kavanaugh & family
Cleaning: Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity
Ushers/Collectors: Percy Bond/Gerry Parker
Hospitality: Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy
Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey
Servers: Anthony & Damien
We are presenting seeking volunteers to serve as SACRISTANS, training will be provided. Duties include: Preparing the Holy Eucharist for the celebration of the Mass. This includes readying the wine, water, and bread and putting them in place for the start of Mass.
Setting up the church. Typically, sacristans arrive at church before anyone else- often even the priest. They light the candles, arrange the books, and basically perform a little housekeeping before Mass begins.
Assisting the altar servers, if needed
Property & Finance Committee - Date and time will announced at a later date.
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.
Ways & Means - Tuesday, September 12 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe.
Ticket Sales - Club 100 winners were Pat Parker, Hattie Creamer, Wade Horne, Susan McKeough and Mary Mason. Congratulations! Special thanks for the support and the efforts to sell the tickets.
Regatta Prize Bingo - Parishioners are invited
to donate a merchandise/monetary prize for this bingo, prizes can be dropped off to the church vestry. Bingo is scheduled for Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Trivia Night - a HUGE thank you to all who made the extra effort to hold this event. Total profit was $825.00, special thanks to those who donated the prize money! We are planning another Trivia Night Saturday, September 16 at the Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Please pass the word along.
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St. Agnes (18) 165.00
St. Vincent de Paul (8) 110.00
St. Joseph Envelopes (32) 333.00