THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD ~ JUNE 2, 2019


STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO

ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT

ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX


PASTOR: FR. JONATHAN NNAJIOFOR, 366-2927

CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam Delorey, Donna Jackson,
Janet Delorey, Gerry Parker, Gelly Parker, Cynthia Creamer, Calvin Harnish,
Corrine Munroe, Agnes Casey, 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, June 8 - 4:30 p.m.- St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Sandra Greencorn


Sunday, June 9 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Elizabeth Bouchie

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Ronnie Cashin Jr & Sr.


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 6 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Marilyn Haines


COMMUNION CALLS - Notice: This is to inform parishioners that I need a volunteer around Canso area to assist me in visiting the sick and the shut-ins for the First Friday Communion calls. The Port Felix area is already taken care of. Thanks, for your kind consideration


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - The Ascension of Christ

The Ascension of the Lord might be seen, on the one hand, as a feast that celebrates the completion of the Lord’s work on earth. On the other hand, it might be seen as a feast that celebrates the beginning of the work of the Church. The Lord has done what he was meant to do; he had the courage of his convictions and even went to his death for them. He is now raised and has gone to his rightful place. What matters now is that the Church continues the work that he inaugurated. We are called to preach that same forgiveness, love and repentance that Jesus brought from God. Since God, in Jesus, saves, sends and blesses, the Church must, in continuation of God’s action do the same. In what ways do you manifest these missions in your life as a Christian? To preach and to love are tasks that must be accompanied by words and deeds (actions).


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

St. Vincent de Paul (9) 190.00

St. Joseph(20) 184.00

Loose 5.00

Cemetery (1) 25.00

Building Fund 540.00

Star of the Sea (50) 602.00

Cemetery (1) 50.00

St. Agnes (22) 215.00

Cemetery (1) 50.00


NOTICE

Effective Monday, June 3, Marie will be in the office 10 hours per week. This will be primarily to cover financial matters and to publish the bulletin. All other parish business should be directed to Fr. Jonathan. Marie’s office hours will be mostly in the afternoons. The reduced hours are a result of the financial status of our parishes. Thank you.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, June 9

Lectors - Juanita Dort/Donna Lewis

EMOHC - Mary/Edmund LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts - Bet/Bruce Munroe

Church cleaning - Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Sacristan - Flo Flemming

Servers - Anthony/Damien

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, July 2 - 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will meet June 4 at 7:15 p.m. New members would be much appreciated.

Prize Bingo - will be held Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Some prizes are needed.

Butterfly Memory Tree - will remain until Pentecost Sunday, June 9.

Cemetery Cleanup - special thanks to those who helped out, much appreciated.



ST. AGNES NEWS

Prize/50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome

Dover Days - will be held Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4. Please offer to help out.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

St. Joseph Parish Picnic - We want to thank everyone for your support of our annual picnic; to the businesses, fishermen, parishioners and volunteers. Thank you so very much.

Weekly Card Plays for Lobsters - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend

Regular weekly bingo will begin on Saturday June 1/19 at 7:30 pm


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glebe.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - will meet Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 in Star of the Sea vestry.


NOTES

175th Anniversary Quilt - Our diocese is creating a quilt and with your help, we can include a block from every parish! Each pastor has been provided a piece of fabric. Within a 7X7-inch square you can stitch, embroider or paint an image symbolic to your parish or community. Contact the parish office if you are interested in completing the square representing your parish. Completed squares must be returned by June 10th. to the parish office. STILL NEED SOMEONE FOR ST. AGNES AND STAR OF THE SEA.


Pilgrimage to Medugorje with Father Patrick O’Neill - Come with me on pilgrimage June 1-11, 2020. COST is $2950 (all costs totaled). We ONLY have 20 spots and many inquiries. To register email Tom Lamey at tlamey@gmail.com On the way back we will stay in England to make trip back more relaxing.


OUR FOUR CEMETERIES

Cemetery Maintenance - Maintenance fee, ($50.00) for 2019 is now due. This fee is payable to the parish cemetery where your loved one is buried. It can be placed in the Cemetery Envelope from your box of collection envelopes or placed in an envelope marked “Cemetery” at any time during the year and can be paid in installments. This fee is used for the upkeep of the parish cemetery.





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