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
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 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.
St. Vincent de Paul (10) 140.00
St. Joseph (20) 202.00
Star of the Sea (58) 801.00
St. Agnes (15) 140.00
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
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.