SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~JULY28, 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 3 - 4:30 p.m.- St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For the Faithful
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †William (Bill) Dixon
Sunday, August 4 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Leona George†Fred George
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Calvin Baker
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Wednesday, July 31 – 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Shirley Dollard
Thursday, August 1 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - †Lorraine Mooring
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 - “Lord Teach us to Pray” – (Luke 11:1-13)
At the depth of each and every one of us is a desire to connect to God. Prayer is the expression of such a desire. The disciples of Jesus ask for the greatest of all lessons; to be taught to pray. In prayer, we commune with God. We come to have a beatific experience of God and heaven. Above all, Jesus teaches us that when we pray, the floodgates of heaven are opened. But how do we open the floodgates of heaven in prayer? The only virtue needed for us in prayer to open the doors of heaven is persistence. Any time we pray, we shift the goalpost of life to our area of competitive advantage over the devil. The forces of evil are overpowered when we pray. God listens to our sincere prayers and responds to all of them because He is just and good. The response of the Lord may not always correspond to what we want. The Lord knows and gives what is best for us. The delay of the Lord is not necessarily refusal. Hence, let us continue to pray with perseverance and accept what he gives or refuses as that which is best for us at the given moment.
St. Vincent de Paul (10) 260.00
St. Joseph (30) 296.00
Bldg Fund 40.00
Star of the Sea (48) 904.00
Cemetery (3) 170.00
St. Agnes (18) 190.00
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, August 4
Lectors - Juanita Dort/Donna Lewis
EMOHC - Mary/Edmund LeBlanc
Presentation of Gifts - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy
Church Cleaning - Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon
Ushers/Collectors - Janet Delorey/Paul Horne
Hospitality - Ray/Judy White
Sacristan - Brenda Garrity
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, August 6 at 7:15, in the church vestry.
Bake Sale - Special thanks for your help! Profit was 448.00! Great job folks.
Regatta Prize Bingo - will be held Sunday, August 11 in the Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. Donations of prizes are needed by August 9. Your support is much appreciated.
Regatta Chowder Luncheon - will be held Saturday, August 17 at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $8.00. All are welcome.
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
ST. AGNES NEWS
Dover Days - will be held Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4. Please offer to help out.
Special thanks to MODG for their donation of $250.00 to help with costs for the Picnic.
Upcoming Ticket Draw - on Gift cards for Gas ($100) and Canso Coop ($100). Contact Charlene.
Draw date is August 5. Proceeds to St. Agnes Parish.
DOVER DAYS SCHEDULE
Friday, August 2 - 7:00 p.m.
Corn Hole (Bean Bag) Tourney, Basketball court
Saturday, August 4 - 11:00 am.
Cake Walk/Chinese Auction- Parish Hall
Sunday, August 5 - 1:00 pm.
Games of Chance - Chocolate,
Variety & Children’s Wheels,
Fish Pond, Straws.
Chowder, Chili, Hot Dogs & Pop
Prize Bingo - 7:00 p.m. Parish Hall
PLEASE NOTE: Each household (St. Agnes Parish) is asked for a prize donation (value $10.00 or more). Prizes are needed by July 24. Donations of cakes, wieners, buns, condiments or money would be greatly appreciated as well.