FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 15, 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 21 -St. Vincent de Paul, Queensport - 4:30 p.m.- ♥For the Faithful
Saturday, May 21 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Rita David
Sunday, May 22 - St. Agnes, Little Dover - 9:30 a.m. - †Percy George
Sunday, May 22 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Emily Dort
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE:
Thursday, May 19 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel, Canso - ♥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.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - LOVE: Our Identity as Disciples of Christ - Lord, your message is clear: our identity card as your disciples is the love, we bear for one another. No amount of prayers, pious practices, or elaborate Liturgies will serve to identify us as your disciples. Even our faith in you is sterile unless it finds expression in acts of true love for our brothers and sisters. You have underscored love in action, not in mere words! The question is: When we come to evaluate our life with this yardstick of love, only then do we realize how far still we have to go in order to become a true disciple of yours. Your love should be the measure of our love for people. The quality of our love too should be the kind you have for us: self-sacrificing, unconditional, and total.
SYNOD UPDATE: Pray Connect Share
Friday, June 3 - Deadline in our diocese for individual and group submissions to the Synod
Email: ListeningChurch@dioceseofantigonish.ca or email@example.com
Mail: Listening Church, Diocesan Pastoral Centre, PO Box 100, Stn A Sydney NS. B1P 6G9. Phone: Jennifer Hatt, 902-759-2181
Sunday, June 5, 3:00 pm. St. Ninian Cathedral
Closing celebration for the diocesan listening phase of the Synod of Bishops. Mass celebrated by Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, followed by a light reception.
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 22
Lector - Martha Rhynold
Usher - Carla Armsworthy
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
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. Profit was $991.00!
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 (38) 600.00
Cemetery (6) 340.00
St. Agnes (6) 90.00
St. Joseph (17) 346.00
Cemetery (3) 150.00
A very special thank you for your support.
PLEASE NOTE: With the approach of mowing season we are asking parishioners & general public to remove any items (that will interfere with mowing) from graves in the parish cemeteries. Items can be replaced in the fall. Parishioners/Family members are encouraged to visit our cemeteries to pay respect and also to maintain headstones and ornaments. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.
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. It can be placed in the Cemetery Envelope from your box of collection envelopes or placed in an envelope marked “Cemetery” at any time during the year and can be paid in installments. This contribution is used for the upkeep of the parish cemeteries. Thanking you in advance for your support. Please note: Cemeteries are the property of The Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Antigonish
PLEASE NOTE: 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