THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JUNE 30, 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, July 6 - 4:30 p.m.- St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Charles Hughie Boudreau


Sunday, July 7 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Kate & Alfred Haines

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Albert Armsworthy


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 3 – 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Shirley Dollard

Thursday, July 4 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Fred Hanhams


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 - The Lord’s Invitation to be His Disciples

Nothing comes easy in life. Everything requires commitment and to show commitment we need to be ready to put up with any inconvenience. No matter how tight our schedule may be or how scarce our resources, we will duly adjust to accommodate the need depending upon our priority. However, if it is not so important we are quick to find an excuse why we should not be bothered. This attitude of giving excuses can also affect us in the realm of faith. This is clear from today’s gospel where people came up with excuses why they couldn’t follow Him (Jesus) immediately. One asked to first bury his father, another to be allowed to say goodbye to his family. It is not so much that it is bad to say goodbye to one’s family or bury one’s departed. The point Jesus makes is that the claim of the kingdom of God is so urgent that nothing should compete with it. If we have our priorities right, then nothing will ever prevent us from seeking first the kingdom of God. When Jesus invites persons to follow Him, He calls them to leave all other relationships and attachments behind and to cling to Him. This detachment from possessions and family enables the disciple to be free to serve God whole-heartedly. Many of us have a desire to serve God and to offer our lives to Him. But, at times, our attachment to sinful habits or attitudes, to possessions and relationships, hinders us from following Him closely. We need to burn the yoke of slavery to sin and worldly things, and in its place take up the yoke of Christ to find true freedom and joy. St Paul reminds us that if we are to enjoy the freedom that Christ has won for us, we need to allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit and to make an effort to serve others with love. May we find joy in serving the Lord and loving Him above all things.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

St. Vincent de Paul (9) 130.00

St. Joseph (24) 189.00

Loose 8.50

Cemetery 100.00

Star of the Sea (52) 769.00

Loose 10.00

Cemetery (1) 40.00

St. Agnes (18) 185.00


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, July 7

Lectors - Donna Lewis/Juanita Dort

EMOHC - Mary/Edmund LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts - Ray/Judy White

Church Cleaning - Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon

Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Carla Armsworthy

Hospitality - Paul/Lorna Horne

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

Servers - Anthony/Damien

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, July 2 - 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will be held Tuesday, July 9 at 7:15, location will be announced.

Cemetery Work - has been postponed until the Fall.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS - Tickets on a BBQ with tank and utensils are now on sale. Please contact Donna Jackson to buy or sell tickets. Thank you for your support. Draw date June 29.


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.


CONGRATULATIONS - to graduates, students and staff on another successful year of school. You are awesome and we appreciate you all. May God shower you with many blessings and bring you much happiness. Enjoy the summer!!


ST. AGNES NEWS

Card Play for Lobsters - Special thanks to all who made this event possible. We appreciate your support!

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

Dover Days - will be held Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4. Please offer to help out.

Upcoming Ticket Draw - on Gift cards for Gas ($100) and Canso Coop ($100). Contact Charlene.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Weekly Card Plays - thank you for your support!!

Regular weekly bingo will begin on Saturday June 1/19 at 7:30 pm

Breakfast/Brunch - St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Sunday, June 30, 10 am – 1 pm. Bacon, Sausage, Bologna, pancakes, hash browns ,scrambled eggs ,toast, corn fritters and muffins. Tea, Coffee, Juice. $10.00 per person. All proceeds to St. Joseph’s Building Fund. Thank you in advance for your support


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