PENTECOST SUNDAY ~ JUNE 9th, 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
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 15 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - †Frank Richard
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Violet Bellefontaine
Sunday, June 16 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Percy George
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Bob Geddes
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Wednesday, June 12 – 6:00 p.m. St. Joseph - †Dorian Harnish
Thursday, June 13 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - †Gerard Myatt
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 - The Gift of the Holy Spirit
The feast of Pentecost celebrates the fulfilment of the promise of Jesus of sending the Holy Spirit upon the apostles to help them carry out the mission entrusted to them. Just as Jesus was anointed with the Spirit at the beginning of his ministry so also the apostles needed the anointing of the Spirit to be effective in their mission. The Holy Spirit is given to all who are baptised into Christ to enable them to live a new way of life - a life of love, peace, joy and righteousness. The Holy Spirit fills our hearts with the love of God and he gives us the strength and courage we need in order to live our Christian life. Just as God breathed life into Adam, so the gift of the Holy Spirit is an imparting of “new life” to his people. With the gift of the Holy Spirit a new creation begins. Jesus’ gift of peace to his disciples was more than an absence of troubles and problems in life. His peace included the forgiveness, and the fullness of everything good. Do we pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our lives to live a faithful Christian life?
Lord, we too have experienced what it feels like when the heart sits crouched in a corner in the grip of fear. When I am shut up behind the heavy doors of my own fears, anxieties and sins, Lord send your Spirit to break open my doors and bathe me in your grace.
My dear friends in Christ, give the Holy Spirit space to direct your life. He is a person you can receive and experience. Welcome him in your life as a special friend this Pentecost Sunday.
St. Vincent de Paul (9) 170.00
Building Fund (1) 10.00
Cemetery (1) 10.00
St. Joseph (17) 199.00
Building Fund (3) 80.00
Star of the Sea (48) 818.00
Cemetery (1) 50.00
Building Fund (15) 376.00
St. Agnes (15) 160.00
Cemetery (1) 50.00
Building Fund (2) 20.00
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 16
Lectors - Buzz Lumsden/Ginny Boudreau
EMOHC - Janet Delorey/Gelly Parker
Presentation of Gifts - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy
Church cleaning - Florence/Eddy Garcia
Ushers/Collectors -Bill MacMillan/Carla Armsworthy
Hospitality - Florence/Eddy Garcia
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
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 - next meeting will be announced.
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 - Total received was $595.00. Special thank you for your support.
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
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.
175th Anniversary Quilt - Thank you to those who are working on the Quilt Blocks.
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.