EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ AUGUST 4, 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, August 10 - 4:30 - St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Violet Bellefontaine


Sunday, August 11 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Brendan Sampson

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Marion Welsh


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Shirley Dollard

Thursday, August 8 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Bertha Bond


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. Communion Calls will be the first Friday of the month.


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - “Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity” – (Luke 12:13-21)

What is better than money? More money!” This is an advertisement I saw some years ago. It sums up the greed for possessions and envy of wealth so characteristic of our age. Jesus says very little about taking that which belongs to others. But He speaks plainly and often about withholding that which others need. So, the point of the Gospel story is not that there is anything wrong with the farmer amassing wealth, but that he intends to hoard it. That is his sin. He is called “foolish” because he does not recognize his wealth as coming from God. The first reading lays bare before us the meaning of human life without God. “Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity.” Perhaps the reason that not too many of us are entrusted with great riches is that God knows what would happen to our hearts as a result. In fact, the rich man had greater responsibilities towards them because “everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required” (Lk 12: 48). Hence, Jesus, today invites us to be grateful for all the rich ‘harvests’ in our lives, to have a realistic vision of life, and to recognize and fulfill our duties, especially our duties towards the less privileged and the marginalized in the society. Today more than ever before, there exists the worship of money; everything is immolated at the altar of the money-god. Material possessions are necessary for our life, but they are not the source of our life nor are they the secret of our happiness. Only the one who loves and lives in solidarity and openness towards others possesses the life in its fullness.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

St. Vincent de Paul (10) 140.00

Loose 11.00

St. Joseph (24) 256.00

Loose 13.50

Star of the Sea (34) 490.00

Loose 80.00

St. Agnes (17) 185.00



STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, August 11

Lectors - Buzz Lumsden/Ginny Boudreau

EMOHC - Flo Flemming/Ray White

Presentation of Gifts - Melissa Richards/Brenda Garrity

Church Cleaning -Florence/Eddie Garcia

Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality - Florence/Eddie Garcia

Sacristan - Flo Flemming

Servers - Anthony/Damien

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, September 3 - 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will be held Tuesday, August 6 at 7:15, in the church vestry.

Regatta Prize Bingo - will be held Sunday, August 11 in the Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. Donations of prizes are needed by August 9. Your support is much appreciated.

Regatta Chowder Luncheon - will be held Saturday, August 17 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $8.00. All are welcome.

Regatta Cake Booth - the parish will sponsor a Cake Booth during the Midway at the Canso Regatta. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


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


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 in St. Agnes Parish Hall.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Regular weekly bingo continues on Saturdays at 7:30 pm


Nova Scotia Works - will be offering a 12 week “Works For You Program” in Guysborough from September 3 - November 22. Are you 50 years or older? Unemployed and not on EI? Looking to go back to work part time/full? Considering starting your own business? Need help finding new employment? In need of computer skills? Interested in training and improving overall workplace skills? Funded under the Canada Nova Scotia Job Fund dependent on funding approval and program may include a wage subsidy. Please contact Nova Scotia Works at 902 533 2805.




DOVER DAYS SCHEDULE


Sunday, August 5 - 1:00 pm.

Games of Chance - Chocolate,

Variety & Children’s Wheels,

Fish Pond, Straws.

Chowder, Chili, Hot Dogs & Pop

Prize Bingo - 7:00 p.m. Parish Hall


ST. AGNES NEWS

Upcoming Ticket Draw - on Gift cards for Gas ($100) and Canso Coop ($100). Contact Charlene.

Draw date is August 5. Proceeds to St. Agnes Parish.





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