THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 5, 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, May 11 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Howie Cashin


Sunday, May 12 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Marilyn Haines

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Carmel MacPhee


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE -

Wednesday, May 8 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Eileen Mason

Thursday, May 9 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Patsy Munroe


COMMUNION CALLS - Notice: This is to inform parishioners that I need a volunteer around Canso/Little Dover 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 - Obedience to the Voice of God

Being obedient to God and the plans He has for us will always give our lives better direction. This is the conviction with which Peter spoke to the high priest who was trying to prevent him and the other apostles from preaching the Good News. Peter has gradually realized the fact that surrendering to God’s plans is a priority having gone through a series of experiences with Jesus. Like the episode in today’s Gospel where post resurrection, the Lord appeared to Peter and the other disciples who had returned to their former profession of fishing and seemed to be distraught because their hard work did not bear fruit. Jesus seeing their hopelessness advises them to try another approach. And lo! Their nets are so filled with fish that they find it difficult to haul the catch. Obedience to the word of Jesus led Peter and the disciples to something extraordinary. It’s the same with us. When we lose hope all that we need to do is surrender to the will of God and allow Him to work through us, just as he was able to with Peter and the other disciples.

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STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, May 12 -

Lectors - Chloe Parker/Juanita Dort

EMOHC - Flo Flemming/Janet Delorey

Presentation of Gifts - Melissa Richards/Deanna Nickerson

Church Cleaning - Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon

Ushers/Collectors - Janet Delorey/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality - Sam/Janet Delorey

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

Servers - Anthony/Damien

Please note the present Ministry Schedule finishes May 26. If you wish to have your name added or deleted please contact Mary LeBlanc or the parish office before May 14. Thank you so much.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, May 7 at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will meet May 7 at 7:15 p.m.

Club 100 Tickets - winners were Betty Ann Munroe, Keith Casey, Dee Leeder, Tim Garcia and Margie Horne. Congratulations to all and thank you! Butterfly Memory Tree - will remain until Pentecost Sunday, June 9. Please fill out a Memorial Card and place it in the Collection Basket. Minimum donation of $5.00. Donations will be deposited to the parish of your choice.


Memorial donations/Easter Flowers:

We wish to acknowledge donations in memory of:

Members of the MacCormick and O’Halloran family

MacMillan Family Members

Fred Rhynold

Terry Parker

Bob/Gerloch Parker

Calvin/Tootsie Baker


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Weekly Card Plays - playing for Lobsters starting Tuesday, April 30

Parish Picnic - MAY 17 - 19

Wednesday, May 15 - Prize Bingo, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

2:00 pm - Games of Chance.

3:30 – 5:30 pm - Ham Cold Plate Dinner.

9:00 pm Dance – Live Band “Rockin Country”

Sunday, May 19

Breakfast, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Giant Lobster Card Play 2 pm

Banana Split and Ice Cream Sundae Sale

3;00 – 5:00 pm

Family Variety Concert - 7:00 pm

Proceeds 75% - General Account; 25% - Building Fund


ST. AGNES NEWS

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


OUR FOUR CEMETERIES

Cemetery Maintenance - At the Annual General meeting (March 2018) a motion was passed stating that a maintenance fee of $50.00 (minimum amount) per year be established in our four parishes. 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 contribution is used for the upkeep of the parish cemetery. Thanking you in advance for your support. Please note: Cemeteries are the property of The Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Antigonish.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING -Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glebe.


STAR OF THE SEA SPRING FLING - Saturday, May 11, 12 noon - Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall, Games of Chance, Hot Dogs/Hamburgers, Ice Cream Sundaes, Banana Splits. Card Play for Lobster - 7:30 p.m. All are invited!!


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

St. Vincent de Paul (3) 45.00

St. Joseph (25) 221.00

Loose 15.00

Star of the Sea (46) 966.00

Loose 12.00

St. Agnes (13) 145.00





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