SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 1, 2016
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
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
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 7- 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For parishioners
Saturday, May 7 - 6:00 p.m. St. Joseph - †Ruth Armsworthy
Sunday, May 8 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Ronnie & †Winnie Boudreau
Sunday, May 8 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Tootsie Baker
“MAY CROWNING” - Star of the Sea/St Agnes/St. Joseph - Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8, regular Mass time - Crowning of the statue of the Blessed Virgin with flowers. The crowning of Mary gives us an opportunity to reflect on Mary’s important role in the history of salvation and to show reverence for our Blessed Mother.
WEEKDAY MASSES - Tuesday, May 3 - 6:00p.m. - St. Joseph - †Bertha Munroe
Thursday, May 5 – 6:00p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Beattie Haines
COMMUNION CALLS - will take place the 1st Thursday (Star of the Sea/St. Agnes) and 1st Friday (St Joseph) of the month starting June 2016. In the event of a funeral or Diocesan business, Communion Calls will be held the following month. If you know of anyone who is unable to get out to Mass that would like to receive Holy Communion, please call the parish office to have their name added to the list.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - MONDAY, MAY 2 WILL BE THE LAST GROUP SESSION FOR PRIMARY TO EIGHT. Year Four will continue sessions until May 25 in the glebe immediately after school.
FIRST RECONCILIATION/EUCHARIST - parents are reminded to continue working with their children at home and to attend Mass on a regular basis. The following youth are preparing to celebrate First Reconciliation: Emma Gurney, Stacey Horne, Anthony Parker, Peyton Rhynold and Lucas Swaine. Those preparing for First Eucharist are Hailey George, Daniel Sangster, Adalin Watt, Katlin Parker, Brooklyn Hanhams, Bria Horne, Amber Bouchie, and Miley Munroe. Please remember these children and their families in your prayers. First Reconciliation will be celebrated Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 p.m. and First Eucharist will be celebrated Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph and Sunday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Star of the Sea.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the glebe. All members are requested to attend.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. in St. Agnes parish Hall. All members are encouraged to attend.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Card Plays continue Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, the prizes will be lobsters on May 3.
Thank you - to Municipality of District of Guysborough for a grant of $1,000.00 to assist the parish in repairs. It is very much appreciated!
ST. AGNES NEWS
Card Plays - are over for this season, special thanks to all organizers, very much appreciated! Proceeds of $1,000.00 have been received. Great job!
50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Charlene, Susan, or a member of the parish.
Chase the Ace - will be held Thursdays at the parish hall from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. Proceeds will be split between the Little Dover Community Development and St. Agnes parish.
Star of the Sea (58) 602.00
St. Agnes (9) 85.00
St. Joseph (21) 193.00
St. Vincent de Paul (3) 50.00
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule -May 8
Lectors: Marie Parker/Buzz Lumsden
EMOHC: Janet Delorey/Geraldine Parker
Presentation of Gifts: Bet/Bruce Munroe
Church Cleaning: Melissa/Gayle Richards
Ushers/Collectors: Gerry Parker/Bill MacMillan
Hospitality: Mike/Amanda/Brooklyn Hanhams
Sacristan: Janet Delorey
Property & Finance - next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, May 3 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.
Ways & Means - regular meeting will be held Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the vestry.
STAR OF THE SEA PARISH
CANSO/HAZE HILL FIRE HALL
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 12:00 NOON - 2:00 P.M.
GAMES OF CHANCE
BANANA SPLITS/ ICE CREAM SUNDAES
BAKE TABLE HOME BAKED GOODIES AND PRESERVES
7:30 P.M. CARD PLAY
Canso & Area Food Bank - are always ready to receive donations of non-perishable goods, Thank you so much for your past generosity.
Sunday, May 1 - International Workers’ Day - is celebrated in many countries. This is a day to recognize the value of human work, depend the dignity of working people, encourage all to be responsible for their work an to celebrate th role that human work has in God’s plan for creation. Please remember all workers in your prayer.
Coinciding with the Year of Mercy with a focus on bringing healing to our people and the whole Diocese, a Three-day Divine Healing Retreat will be held at St Ninian Place and St FX Chapel, Antigonish on May 27-29, 2016. Bible needed. Registration $60. Early registration (before May 1st) $45. For more information contact the parish office.
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, with over 83,000 members across Canada, encourages all people of faith to join nationwide in 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care on May 4, 2016. This day is designed to take place during the National Hospice Palliative Care Week (organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) as a profound witness to the sanctity of human life.
There is a pressing need for all Canadians to have greater accessibility to palliative care. It has become an urgent priority in the face of the impending legislation for euthanasia/assisted suicide in Canada. This end-of-life care is true compassion. It allows individuals who are facing death not to be burdened by pain and suffering but to receive the necessary support that respects their human dignity both physically and spiritually rather than choosing physician-assisted death as a desperate last resort.
Pope Francis emphasizes the need for prayer, mercy, reconciliation and compassion. “Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer!” With one heart and voice, all people of faith are urged to focus on that power of prayer.
All people of faith are invited to join in this initiative.
PORT FELIX PARISH PICNIC
May 20 - 22
FRIDAY, MAY 20
Prize Bingo - 7:30 p.m.
5 cent card 10 cent for specials
SATURDAY, MAY 21 - 2:00 PM
Straw Booth Fish Pond Sucker Pull Picture, Cake & Chocolate wheels
Roast Beef Dinner - 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Large $12.00 Small $8.00
Dance – Live Band “Running on Empty”
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. $10.00 per person
19 years & over
SUNDAY, MAY 22
Breakfast 9:00 – 11:00 am
Pancakes, Toast, Scrambled eggs & Sausage
Admission - $6.00
Giant Lobster Card Play 2:00 p.m.
Admission - $8.00
Banana Split and Ice Cream Sundae Sale
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Banana Split - $4.00 Sundae - $2.00
Family Variety Concert
7:00 p.m. Admission - $5.00