TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ AUGUST 18, 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 24 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - For the Faithful


Sunday, August 25 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Clem Richard

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Edward Roberts


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 21- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Bernice Bond

Thursday, August 22 - No Mass


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 - Christianity Is Not A Spectator Sport

A true disciple never has an easy road. Enduring on the path of discipleship may lead us to division, derision, calumny, rejection and even death. It is worse for a disciple who is a committed messenger of God (Jeremiah). Yet God who calls also provides and protects. Jeremiah would not die in the mud. Other messengers of God would save his life. No matter what the price we must pay as Christ’s disciples and God’s messengers, the lesson and encouragement of the “cloud of witness” that surrounds us is that we must stick to the truth and persevere. Jesus reminds us: “Your perseverance will win you your life” (Lk 21:19). No fear, he reassures. Revere only the one who can cast both body and soul into hell (Mt 10:28). Taking a stand and telling the truth often invites division and opposition. You are either for Jesus or against Jesus. This can divide a family. It can put you in rejection, opposition and loneliness. Jesus is preparing His followers for this. There is no comfortable way to be a follower of Christ. Frequently there is a high price to pay when you become a disciple through baptism. We are reminded that Christianity is not a spectator sport where we sit on the side-lines.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

St. Vincent de Paul (10) 140.00

Loose 20.00

St. Joseph (20) 202.00

Loose 15.00

Star of the Sea (58) 801.00

Loose 56.00

St. Agnes (15) 140.00

Loose 3.00


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, August 25

Lectors - Donna Lewis/Juanita Dort

EMOHC - Gelly Parker/Flo Flemming

Presentation of Gifts - Tom Kavanagh & family

Church Cleaning -Marlene/Ernie Bond

Ushers/Collectors - Janet Delorey/Paul Horne

Hospitality - Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe

Sacristan - Janet Delorey

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, September 10 at 7:15, in the church vestry.

Regatta Prize Bingo - The support for this event was fantastic, a profit of $1,642.00 was realized. Thank you so much!

Regatta Chowder Luncheon & Regatta Cake Booth - Special thanks to the organizers and supporters of these events. Without you they would not have been possible. Thank you for your support, profit will be announced next week.


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


NOTES

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.

ST. AGNES NEWS

Dover Days - A very HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped in any way. Your support was amazing and we appreciate it very much. The winner of the Gift Certificates was Warren MacKenzie and the winner of the bike was Charlene Boudreau. Congratulations to both! Profit from the Picnic was $8,470.30, just FANTASTIC!! These funds will be used for the general upkeep of the parish and to cover monthly expenses. Thank you once again.






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