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
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam
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.
St. Vincent de Paul (10) 140.00
St. Joseph (24) 256.00
Star of the Sea (34) 490.00
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.