THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JUNE 26, 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, July 2 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Ellen Marie Pellerine
Sunday, July 3 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Ronald Cashin Jr. and †Ronald Cashin, Sr.
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 - The Lord’s Invitation to be His Disciples Nothing comes easy in life. Everything requires commitment and to show commitment we need to be ready to put up with any inconvenience. No matter how tight our schedule may be or how scarce our resources, we will duly adjust to accommodate the need depending upon our priority. However, if it is not so important we are quick to find an excuse why we should not be bothered. This attitude of giving excuses can also affect us in the realm of faith. This is clear from today’s gospel where people came up with excuses why they couldn’t follow Him (Jesus) immediately. One asked to first bury his father, another to be allowed to say goodbye to his family. It is not so much that it is bad to say goodbye to one’s family or bury one’s departed. The point Jesus makes is that the claim of the kingdom of God is so urgent that nothing should compete with it. If we have our priorities right, then nothing will ever prevent us from seeking first the kingdom of God. When Jesus invites persons to follow Him, He calls them to leave all other relationships and attachments behind and to cling to Him. This detachment from possessions and family enables the disciple to be free to serve God whole-heartedly. Many of us have a desire to serve God and to offer our lives to Him. But, at times, our attachment to sinful habits or attitudes, to possessions and relationships, hinders us from following Him closely. We need to burn the yoke of slavery to sin and worldly things, and in its place take up the yoke of Christ to find true freedom and joy. St Paul reminds us that if we are to enjoy the freedom that Christ has won for us, we need to allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit and to make an effort to serve others with love. May we find joy in serving the Lord and loving Him above all things.
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, July 3
Lector - Ginny Boudreau
Usher - Carla Armsworthy
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
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
Picnic Saturday, July 2 - Straw Booth, Chocolate Wheel, Picture Wheel, Cake Walk
All activities begin at 1:00 pm sharp
Star of the Sea
Cemetery (3) 200.00
Bldg Fund (3) 110.00
Collection (6) 80.00
Collections June 12 & 19(35) 325.00
Picnic Donation 100.00
Cemetery yard sale 730.05
Cemetery donation 50.00
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.