THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 1, 2022
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 Delorey, Donna Jackson, Janet Delorey,
Cynthia Creamer, Calvin Harnish, Agnes Casey,
Corrine Munroe, Gerry Parker, Gelly Parker,
Paul Horne, Sr. Alma, Marie Parker, Fr. Jonathan
The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at www.cansoparishes.org
PLEASE NOTE: The Churches of St. Vincent de Paul, Queensport and St. Agnes, Little Dover will reopen for the Weekend Mass on the weekend of 14th & 15th May, 2022.
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.
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Saturday, May 7- St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Doug Samson
Sunday, May 8 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Florence Garcia
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE: there will be no weekday Masses this week.
I would like to inform the Parishioners that I will be away for some days, sometime after the Easter celebrations. The Parish Office remains open for all your needs. Wishing you all a joyous and glorious Easter celebration. - Fr. Jonathan
ON TODAY’S READINGS
Obedience to the Voice of God
Being obedient to God and the plans He has for us will always give our lives better direction. This is the conviction with which Peter spoke to the high priest who was trying to prevent him and the other apostles from preaching the Good News. Peter has gradually realised the fact that surrendering to God’s plans is a priority having gone through a series of experiences with Jesus. Like the episode in today’s Gospel where post resurrection, the Lord appeared to Peter and the other disciples who had returned to their former profession of fishing and seemed to be distraught because their hard work did not bear fruit. Jesus seeing their hopelessness advises them to try another approach. And lo! Their nets are so filled with fish that they find it difficult to haul the catch. Obedience to the word of Jesus led Peter and the disciples to something extraordinary. It’s the same with us. When we lose hope all that we need to do is surrender to the will of God and allow Him to work through us, just as he was able to with Peter and the other disciples.
Pray, Connect, Share Your Story -
If you could be Bishop's advisor for the day, what would you offer
as suggestions for him to do, change, or continue in our diocese to
support your journey and those of your family and friends?
Now through the end of May, at the invitation of Pope Francis, our diocese is among those worldwide engaged in Synod consultations and conversations, asking our faithful to share their stories, ideas and dreams for the church moving forward. Information gathered will be compiled in a report for review by regional and national bishops to be part of a national submission to the Synod of Bishops in 2023. How do people engage in the Synod? visit our website: http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/listeningchurch and complete the online survey; send an E-mail submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to : Listening Church, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, PO Box 100, Stn A Sydney NS. B1P 6G9
Questions or comments? Contact Communications Officer, Jennifer Hatt at E-mail: email@example.com or by phone at 902-759-2181
Thank you for journeying with us.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Property and Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, May 3 at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We desperately need new members, we only have 2 members on this committee.
Ministries Schedule, May 1
Lector - Ginny Boudreau
Usher - Carla Armsworthy
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
Cleaners - May 1 - 7- Baker Girls
Butterfly Memory Tree - Easter - Pentecost Sunday, June 5. 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.
Saturday, May 7 - Bake Sale, 12 noon, Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations are requested and can be dropped off by 11:00 a.m. Much appreciated.
Saturday, May 7 - Lobster Card Play - 7:30 p.m. Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. $10.00 per person
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Straw Draw - we are requesting donations for a Straw Draw, donations may be dropped off at the hall or given to Charlene or Colleen.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Regular Weekly Bingo will begin on Saturday May 7, 2022; Toonie Jar and Building jackpot.
Parish Events -we are in need of prizes for prize bingo/straw booth. We appreciate your support.
Star of the Sea (26) 361.00
St. Agnes (1) 5.00
St. Joseph (8) 80.00
A very special thank you for your support.