THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD ~ APRIL 21, 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:
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, April 27 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Velda Cashin & †Francis Cashin
Sunday, April 28 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Robert Eustace
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE - No Weekday Masses this week.
PLEASE NOTE - Weekly Masses will resume at St. Agnes and St. Vincent De Paul the weekend of May 4/5.
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 - Alleluia! He is Risen!!
The Easter message shatters and subverts conventional human wisdom. Anticipation displaces dread. Regret gives way to equanimity. Cynicism vanishes before creativity. Self-control conquers addiction. Reconciliation overtakes estrangement. Inner peace calms disquiet and distraction, purpose replaces futility. Creativity banishes boredom. Darkness has turned to light, fear to confidence, anxiety to calm, despair to hope and death has indeed turned to life in all its fullness. We will in fact conquer death. The physical, material world is not all that exists, the spirit transcends matter. Science has given us many gifts, but it is not always the best way or the only way to know. Love is always more powerful than knowledge. Despite the shadows of death that darken our world, if we look carefully, we see Easter resurrection breaking out everywhere: When we see a tree in full blossom and hear the laughter of a child; when we give and share and live in communion with one another; when we reach out to those who have lost hope and communicate hope to them; in the self-sacrificial goodness of so many people the world over. Then Easter happens again and again. Magic is in the air. Easter joy, hope, peace and life are for all.
St. Vincent de Paul April 14 (1) 20.00
Star of the Sea (47) 646.00
St. Agnes ( 10) 120.00
St. Joseph N/A
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, April 28 -
Lectors - Donna Lewis/Martha Rhynold
EMOHC - Edmund/Mary LeBlanc
Presentation of Gifts - Tom Kavanagh & family
Church Cleaning - Marlene/Ernie Bond
Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Carla Armsworthy
Hospitality - Deanna Nickerson/Gertie Snow
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Servers - Damien/Anthony
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 - next meeting will be announced.
Club 100 Tickets - are available from committee members.
Butterfly Memory Tree - will be placed in Star of the Sea Church for Easter Sunday, April 21 and will remain until Pentecost Sunday, June 9. If you wish to remember a loved one in this manner please fill out a Memorial Card (available in the entrance of the church) and place it in the Collection Basket. A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested per Butterfly. Donations will be deposited to the parish of your choice.
Trivia Night - Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 - 10:30 P.m. in Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. This is so much fun!! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! Door opens at @ 6:30 p.m. 4 to a team- $10.00 per person - Maximum 15 teams. Questions are answered as a team. Pizza/Pop/Snacks Cash Bar
ST. AGNES NEWS
Prize/50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING -Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glebe.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS Weekly Card Plays - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend
RESPONSIBILITY MINISTRY PROTOCOL PRESENTATION - will be held Tuesday, April 30
at 6:00 p.m. Volunteers (all parishes) who are involved in ANY PARISH MINISTRY are asked to attend. Frank Howell, Coordinator of the Diocesan Responsible Ministry will be the presenter. Location will be announced.
Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175 - Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish, Pay for Us in our Anniversary Year.
Relocation! The Respect Life Centre has relocated to 27 St. Andrew’s St., Antigonish (next to Shur-Gain Feeds 'N Needs).
The Cursillo - weekend schedule for the spring of 2019 are as follows: Men - May 23-26, Women's - June 6-9. Candidates are needed and if interested in attending please call Kevin or Karen McSween at ( 902) 862- 8517, Betty Lahey at (902)270-0891, Burt or Claudia Aucoin at (902) 578-1266 and Gary David (902)631-1734. Ultreya - last Thursday of each month.
Save the Date - Divine Mercy Conference; Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Our Lady of Grace Monastery. Details available on the monastery website: www.ourladyofgracemonastery.ca
Bishop Brian Dunn appointed coadjutor Archbishop of Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. Bishop Dunn has also been appointed Apostolic Administrator of our diocese until a new bishop is appointed. Appointments to take effect in the near future.
Pontifical Collection of Good Friday - Donations received for the Holy Land are in support of Christian communities, to fund the work of the Holy Land, for the upkeep of the Holy Sites and the formation of future priests. We also pray “for the peace of Jerusalem” (Ps 121.6) and in all the Middle East.