THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST ~ JUNE 19, 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 25 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Godfrey Pellerine
Sunday, June 26 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Frank & †Clem Richard
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 -
HOLY EUCHARIST: THE FOOD OF ETERNAL LIFE - As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, the readings invite us to reflect on the meaning of the Eucharist. The Eucharist symbolizes and actualises the New Covenant established by Jesus through His redeeming sacrifice on the cross. In today’s Gospel, Jesus satisfies the spiritual yearning of the crowd that gathers to listen to His teachings; but He also commands the Twelve to give them food. They bring Him a small offering of five loaves and two fish, which Jesus blesses and multiplies to feed the hungry multitude. We, who receive the Body and Blood of Christ partake of the eternal life He has gained for us. At the same time, participating in the Eucharist implies that we need to make an effort to become like Jesus Himself. Like the apostles, we place our simple gifts in His hands; through His grace, He will enable us to do much good, more than we could ever imagine.
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 26
Lector - Juanita Dort
Usher - Paul Horne
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Cleaners - June 26 - July 2 - Baker Girls
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 (23) 390.00
Cemetery (2) 100.00
Bldg Fund (11) 307.00
St. Agnes (11) 200.00
Cemetery (3) 150.00
St. Vincent de Paul (6) 105.00
St. Joseph N/A
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. Click the following link to register for the Zoom event: https://cccb-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R5OXeN5DRSuTDN6quptG4w