FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 8, 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
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Saturday, May 14 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul, Queensport - ♥For the Faithful
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - ♥For the Faithful
Sunday, May 15 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes, Little Dover – - †Percy George
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea, Canso - †Brenda Marie Bond
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, May 11 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph, Port Felix - ♥For the Faithful
Thursday, May 12 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - ♥For the Faithful
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.
ON TODAY’S READINGS -
Witnessing to the Gospel
In the first reading we see Paul and Barnabas speaking fearlessly to the Jewish officials, who were envious that the preaching of the apostles was attracting more people to the Christian faith. In the Gospel Jesus is also speaking fearlessly about the mission entrusted to him by the Father. Jesus, Paul, Barnabas and even the other apostles were all filled with zeal and enthusiasm to proclaim the Good News that their conviction was reflected in their speech. They were ready to face any opposition because as the reading from the Acts says, “The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.” There are occasions in our own lives when we are called to speak with conviction, when we are called to witness to the faith even in adverse circumstances. If the apostles had buckled under fear and opposition, then none of us would have been celebrating the faith today. So, it is our responsibility then to fearlessly witness to the faith, to speak against injustice, to work for the community in the name of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. For this, like the apostles, we, too, need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Therefore, let us pray for an abundance of the gifts of the Spirit so that empowered by Him we can boldly proclaim the Lord and give witness to the faith we have received.
SYNOD UPDATE: Pray Connect Share Conversations have a long way to travel to reach the Synod of Bishops in Rome. But it is important to remember that engaging in conversation locally has great value the moment it is shared – value to you, given a voice in the Synod process. Value to us who are privileged to hear it. Value to your faith community and our diocese as we move forward in the ‘new normal.’ Submissions to the Synod will be accepted until June 3. The Synod team stands ready to assist. Visit http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/listeningchurch and complete the online survey; or send an email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to: Listening Church, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, PO Box 100, Stn A Sydney NS. B1P 6G9. Thank you for journeying with us.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Property and Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, June 7 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 15
Lector - Martha Rhynold
Usher - Paul Horne
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Cleaners - May 15 - 21 - Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon
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.
Bake Sale/Lobster Card Play - a very special thank you to all who supported this event and to the organizers.
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 (36) 560.00
St. Agnes (8) 290.00
St. Joseph (17) 197.00
Initial (1) 10.00
A very special thank you for your support.
The Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine, Mabou has been open for visitation throughout the winter. The gift shop will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 pm every day starting on Sunday, May 1. Hours for the gift shop will be extended as of June 1 to 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Shrine remains open daily for visitation. Thank-you for your support and we look forward to seeing you again. Inquiries: 902-945-2221
DAY MESSAGE: This weekend we are
celebrating Mother's Day 2022 and the nurturing we have received in
our lives from our mothers and from all who have supported our
lives, hopes and dreams. We are grateful for all the sacrifices
these women have made to help families and extended families
inter-generationally to support life in all its seasons. We remember
all Moms and significant women who have completed their earthy
journeys and seek their continued prayers and support.
We also pray for families who are facing the loss of moms through separation and or death. We pray especially for all families in War torn countries who continue to face the horrific impact of war and conflict. May there continue to be a concerted effort by Nations throughout the world to provide material, financial, moral support and solidarity to our sisters and brothers who are in peril at this time.