THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY ~ JUNE 12, 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:
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, June 18 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Howie Cashin
Sunday, June 19 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Emily Dort
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE: No Weekday Masses
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.
NOTE: This is to inform the Parishioners that I will be away from June 12th for the funeral and burial of my late father Mr. Francis Obichukwu Nnajiofor. And because of this, there will be no Weekend Masses in St. Agnes Little Dover and St. Vincent de Paul Queensport from June 18th- July 3rd. Masses will resume in these two churches on the weekend of July 9/10th. Asking for your prayers for a successful and safe trip.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - GOD IS NOT ALONE, NEITHER ARE WE
The solemnity of the Holy Trinity celebrates one of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity: we believe in One God, composed of three distinct persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, united in love and generous self-giving, who work together for the salvation of humanity. As human beings, we come from differing backgrounds and cultures, have different temperaments and opinions, and we belong to various groups by birth or affinity. These differences, in human considerations alone, give rise to rivalry, jealousy, competitiveness, discord and conflict. But as Christians, we are called to take the Holy Trinity as the model for our interpersonal relationships. Our differences, instead of being a cause of division, become a richness to be accepted, encouraged and celebrated. Our varying gifts become charisms to be used in collaboration with others, for the good of all. May our faith enable us to rise above petty human divisions to reflect God’s boundless love and generosity.
SYNOD UPDATE: Thank you for journeying with us during our diocesan phase of the Synod of Bishops. The diocesan phase was officially closed with our Pentecost Mass celebration June 5: the online survey link remains active for now and our Listening Church page will remain online if you wish to make a submission in the coming week.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Property and Finance Committee - Tuesday, September 6 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, June 19
Lector - Buzz Lumsden
Usher - Bill MacMillan
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
Cleaners - June 12 - 18 - Harry Delorey
Butterfly Memory Tree - A very special thank you to all who contributed and organized this event. Total proceeds were $926.00 (Star of the Sea and $15.00 (St. Agnes).
Regatta Prize Bingo - The parish is requesting prizes for this Bingo which will be held Sunday, August 14 at the Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Thank you for your anticipated support.
Club 100 - tickets are available from the Ways and Means Committee members. Thank you for your ongoing support.
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 - Regular weekly bingo every Saturday at 7:30 pm
Activities are planned for Saturday July 2, 2022.
More details to follow. Prizes are needed for straw booth. Thanks for your support.
Lobster Tickets - a very special thank you to those who donated lobsters and to those who supported in any way. It is much appreciated.
Star of the Sea (26) 390.00
Cemetery (4) 250.00
St. Agnes (19) 150.00
Cemetery (3) 460.00
St. Vincent de Paul (6) 100.00
Cemetery (Memorial) 985.00
St. Joseph (21) 272.00
Bldg Fund 20.00
Picnic donation 100.00
PLEASE NOTE: At this time we also wish to remind parishioners/family members of the maintenance fee of $50.00 (minimum amount) per year. This fee is payable to the parish cemetery where your loved one is buried. Funds are used for the upkeep and maintenance of the parish cemeteries. Thank you so much.
Virtual Nationwide Rosary for the Family - June 19, 4 pm (Atlantic time). In preparation for the 10th World Meeting of Families (WMF), the CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life is hosting a live and nationwide Rosary for the Family via Zoom Webinar. In order to register for the Zoom event, just click on the following link: https://cccb-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R5OXeN5DRSuTDN6quptG4w