SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 21, 2017



STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO

ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT

ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX


PASTOR: FR. DAN MACDONALD, 366-2927
(631-1872 for emergencies only)


CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME: 358-2346


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Cal Harnish, Sam Delorey,
Donna Jackson, Carla Armsworthy, Susan McKeough, Rene LeBlanc,
Flo Flemming, Jenny Keefe, Paul Smith, Marlaine Myatt, Susan DeLong,
Cynthia Creamer, Sr. Alma, Marie Parker, Fr. Dan MacDonald


The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at www.cansoparishes.org



WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 27- 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - †Charlie Mason

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Ruth Wright

Sunday, May 28 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Rod MacKenzie

-11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - ♥For parishioners


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

No Weekday Masses, Fr. Dan will be on retreat, please remember him and the Dioicesan priests in your prayers.


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. Fr. Dan will do Communions Calls when he is available and he will call prior to the visit.


A PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (DIOCESE OF ANTIGONISH) - The fourth Sunday of Easter, Christians are invited to reflect on the meaning of God’s call and to pray for vocations. Christ, the Good Shepherd, continues to lead his people through His Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, and call many to follow Him in this way. Priestly, diaconal, and religious vocations should be a constant concern in the hearts of God’s people. Heavenly Father, bless your Church with an abundance of holy and dedicated priests, deacons, brothers and sisters. Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require. Form as all in the likeness of your Son as that in him, with him and through him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


FR. DAN’S SEND- OFF CELEBRATION - will be held Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall. This will be a Pot Luck Supper with some local talent sharing music. All are invited to come out, give Fr. Dan best wishes and maybe tell a little story of your interactions with him over the past five years.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - We will hold a closing celebration at St. Agnes Church on Monday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m. Weather permitting we will visit the Shrine. Refreshments to follow in the parihs Hall. Parents are invited be bring light snacks for the lunch.

PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER WORKING WITH THE REL. ED. PROGRAM, WE DESPERATELY NEED VOLUNTEERS TO FOR THE FALL.

Did you know the Diocese of Antigonish is hosting the Atlantic Catechetical Conference in October 2017? - The Atlantic Catechetical Association (ACA) meets at least once a year to pray and celebrate together; to study and reflect; to provide mutual support and encouragement; to share experiences; to discuss goals and objectives and to vision and dream, all of which helps to form us


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. in the Glebe.

Elected to parish council by acclamation are Mary Jean Hanhams, Irene O’Leary and Janet Delorey. We wish to thank the outgoing members, Carla Armsworthy, Cal Harnish and Susan McKeough for your hard work. It is much appreciated.


FUNERAL FOR MARY MORROW - will be held Saturday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. in Star of the Sea Church. Mary worked for our parishes for many years and was truly committed to our parish communities. Please join us in celebrating her funeral.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Thank you - is extended to Duncan and Violet Bellefontaine for a donation of $250.00 to St. Joseph Parish. This money was used to paint the walls in the Hall basement. Thank you is also extended to the volunteers who gave their time and effort to complete project. Great job!!


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Cemetery Clean-up - will be held on Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 p.m. All parishioners are invited to help out in some way.

Cemetery Maintenance - just a reminder that there is a maintenance fee of $50.00 (less than $1.00 per week) per year for all lots. It can be placed in the Cemetery Envelope from your box of collection envelopes or placed in an envelope marked “Cemetery”. This contribution is used for the upkeep of the parish cemetery. Cemetery Costs for 2016 were $4877.00. This amount does not reflect the cost of clearing the new area. A huge thank you to those who have already made a contribution.

Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, June 13 at 7:15 p.m.

Spring Fling - approximate profits are $3,339.98!! A HUGE THANK YOU to all for your support. This is the best we have ever done. Great job.

Ticket Sales - on a Gas Barbecue, value $200.00. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. Draw date is June 27.

Prize Bingo - will be held Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations are needed for this bingo as we had no prizes left over from the Spring Fling.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Monday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the glebe.

Ministries Schedule - May 28

Lectors: Carla Armsworthy/Donna Lewis

EMOHC: Ray White/Janet Delorey

Presentation of Gifts: Tom Kavanaugh & family

Church Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia

Ushers/Collectors: Paul Horne/Eddie Garcia

Hospitality: Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey

Servers: Anthony/Damien/Cayden

Note: the present schedule runs until June 4, please respond by Wednesday, May 17 if you wish to have your name added or deleted by contacting Mary LeBlanc or the parish office. The next schedule runs until late September. Thank you for your willingness to share your talents.


ST. AGNES NEWS

50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.

Chase the Ace - continues Thursdays in the parish hall from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Proceeds are split between the Little Dover Community Development and St. Agnes parish.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (62) 916.00

Loose 8.00

Cemetery (5) 545.00

St. Agnes (28) 305.00

Loose 7.00

St. Joseph (28) 267.00

Loose 23.00

Cemetery 60.00

Building Fund 60.00


NOTES

Walk for Guide Dogs - Sunday, May 28, 1:00 p.m. - Registration; 2:00 p.m. - Walk. Canso Lions Club, Queen St, Canso, a project of Canso Lions Club. For more information please contact 902-366-2350. www.walkforguidedogs.com

Evening of Prayer - There will be an evening of prayer, music and scripture for families and friends of those who have died while in the care of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital from August 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. This service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium (former St. Martha’s Chapel) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:15pm. Refreshments will follow.


BRING THE WORLD HOME” by opening your own home and heart to a young person waiting to come to our area for study with the Nova Scotia International Student Program. Boys and girls from over thirty countries are seeking friendly homestays in Canso Area communities and are hoping to attend Canso Academy next September if families can be found to take them in. Host families come in all shapes and sizes; good Hosts must be welcoming and willing to share our culture as they learn more about the their student guest. For full details on how to grow an International Family please contact the NSISP Home Stay Coordinator, Jim Muise, by phone 902-533-2489 (cell 870-1912) / or by email at jim.muise@srsb.ca

The Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine in Mabou has been open for visitation all winter. The gift shop is now open daily (Sundays and holidays included) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. for the months of May and June. Summer hours start on July 1; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. For further information please call 902-945-2221 Thank-you Board &Management Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine


GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY WOMEN’S RETREAT - in Mabou - June 2 - 4. Begins Friday night and ends with dinner (12 noon) on Sunday. Please register by contacting Srs. Alma and Florence at 358-2346 or Marie. Transportation can be arranged as a number of women from our area attend. The cost is $120.00 for the weekend and this includes meals. This is a truly wonderful weekend!


Port Felix Parish Picnic

May 19-21, 2017


Saturday, May 20

Dance – Live Band “Running on Empty”

9 pm - 1 am

$10.00 per person

19 years & over


Sunday, May 21

Breakfast

9 – 11 am

Pancakes, Toast, Scrambled eggs & Sausage

Admission - $6.00


Giant Lobster Card Play 2 pm

Admission - $10.00


Banana Split and Ice Cream Sundae Sale

3 – 5 pm

Banana Split - $4.00

Sundae - $2.00


Family Variety Concert

7 pm

Admission - $5.00