SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ APRIL 28, 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, May 4 - 4:30 - St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Steve Drysdale


Sunday, May 5 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Percy George

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Mary Daisy Grover


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE -

Wednesday, May 1 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Rebecca Fitzgerald

Thursday, May 2 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Minnie Richardson


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 - Faith and Believing

The verses that make up the Gospel text today may be seen to be divided into four parts, all of which are interconnected. The first of these is the appearance of the Risen Christ to His disciples and in the second His commission to them follows. The third is the appearance of the Risen Christ to the disciples when Thomas is present. The final part is the comments made by the evangelist. The overarching theme of the readings is that, as today’s second reading tells us Jesus is the beginning and the end, the first and the last. He who was dead is alive forever and it is He who holds the keys of the kingdom. It is the same Lord who gave Peter and the first disciples the power to heal and make whole; the same Lord who gave Peter and the disciples the power to reach out in love; the same Lord who gave Peter and the disciples the power to make Him manifest in their every word and action so that others will be brought to believe. How will your belief in the Living Lord show itself in action?


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. Thanking you in advance for your support. Please note: Cemeteries are the property of The Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Antigonish.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, May 5 -

Lectors - Chloe Parker/Ginny Boudreau

EMOHC - Janet Delorey/Clarice Avery

Presentation of Gifts - Sam/Janet Delorey

Church Cleaning - Irene MacDonald

Ushers/Collectors - Carla Armsworthy/Paul Horne

Hospitality - Paul/Lorna Horne

Sacristan - Janet Delorey

Servers - Katlin

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. 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.


Memorial donations/Easter Flowers:

We wish to acknowledge donations in memory of:

Members of the MacCormick and O’Halloran family

MacMillan Family Members

Fred Rhynold

Terry Parker

Bob/Gerloch Parker

Calvin/Tootsie Baker


ST. AGNES NEWS

Prize/50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS Weekly Card Plays - playing for Lobsters starting Tuesday, April 30

Parish Picnic - Anyone who hasn’t given their prize, could you please do so by May 1.



LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING -Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glebe. Please note change of date.


RESPONSIBILITY MINISTRY PROTOCOL PRESENTATION - will be held Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall. 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.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

St. Vincent de Paul (1) 20.00

St. Joseph April 14th (24) 200.00

Loose 15.00

April 21st/Easter (29) 338.00

Loose 51.00

Building Fund 15.00

Good Friday (11) Holy Lands 82.00

Star of the Sea (54) 1,126.00

Good Friday (39) Holy Lands 402.00

Loose 54.00

St. Agnes (26) 315.00

Good Friday (10) Holy Lands 115.00

Loose 5.00





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