FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 12, 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, May 18 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For the Faithful
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Howie Cashin
Sunday, May 19 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Sandra Greencorn
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †George & †Bertha O’Hearn
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE -
Wednesday, May 15 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Lorraine Mooring
Thursday, May 16 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - †Frank Haines
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 - Witnessing to the Gospel
In the first reading we see Paul and Barnabas speaking fearlessly to the Jewish officials, who were envious that the preaching of the apostles was attracting more people to the Christian faith. In the Gospel, Jesus is also speaking fearlessly about the mission entrusted to him by the Father. Jesus, Paul, Barnabas and even the other apostles were all filled with zeal and enthusiasm to proclaim the Good News that their conviction was reflected in their speech. They were ready to face any opposition because as the reading from the Acts says, “The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.” There are occasions in our own lives when we are called to speak with conviction, when we are called to witness to the faith even in adverse circumstances. If the apostles had buckled under fear and opposition, then none of us would have been celebrating the faith today. So, it is our responsibility then to fearlessly witness to the faith, to speak against injustice, to work for the community in the name of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. For this, like the apostles, we, too, need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Therefore, let us pray for an abundance of the gifts of the Spirit so that empowered by Him we can boldly proclaim the Lord and give witness to the faith we have received.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, May 19
Lectors - Martha Rhynold/Donna Lewis
EMOHC - Mary/Edmund LeBlanc
Presentation of Gifts - Ray/Judy White
Church Cleaning - Melissa/Gayle Richards
Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Janet Delorey
Hospitality - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
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, 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.
Spring Fling - we want to express our gratitude and appreciation for your support with the Spring Fling. It is a huge project and many have contributed to the success of this event. We really appreciate your hard work. Thank you so very much!
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.
ST. AGNES NEWS
Prize/50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome
St. Joseph 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 - Fish Chowder/Chili $10.00
9:00 pm Dance – “Rockin Country” - $10.00
Sunday, May 19
Breakfast, 9:00 – 11:00 am, $5.00
Giant Lobster Card Play 2:00 pm, $10.00
Banana Split $4.00 Ice Cream Sundae, $2.00
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Family Variety Concert - 7:00 pm, $5.00
Proceeds 75% - General Account; 25% - Building Fund
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Weekly Card Plays for Lobsters - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend
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.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING -Tuesday, MAY 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glebe.
St. Vincent de Paul (6) 130.00
Cemetery (2) 60.00
St. Joseph (23) 291.00
Bldg Fund (1) 40.00
Cemetery (5) 120.00
Star of the Sea (47) 1,043.00
Cemetery (24) 1,142.00
St. Agnes (25) 260.00
Cemetery (13) 550.00