THIRTIETH- FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ NOVEMBER 11, 2018


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


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam Delorey,
Donna Jackson, Rene LeBlanc, Irene O'Leary, Janet Delorey,
Cynthia Creamer, Calvin Harnish, Corrine Munroe, 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, November 17 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Rev. Robert Cashin

Sunday, November 18 - 11:00- Star of the Sea - Daisy Grover


WEEKDAY MASS TIMES

Wednesday, November 14 - No Mass

Thursday, November 15 - St. Anthony’s Chapel - 6:00 p.m. - Percy George


PLEASE NOTE - The churches of St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul are now closed for the winter months. MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE FOUR CHURCHES THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH BEGINNING DECEMBER 1/2, 2018


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. Communion Calls will be the first Friday of the month.


MEMORY TREES - have been placed in Star of the Sea and St. Joseph Churches and will remain until Sunday, January 6. Minimum donation will be $5.00 and a loved one’s name will be written on a ball. Donations will be deposited to the parish of your choice. Please fill out a memorial card with your loved ones name. For more information contact the parish office.


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S - SACRIFICIAL AND CHEERFUL GIVING

The First Reading and the gospel of today speak about two widows. In the ancient patriarchal world of the Old Testament, widowhood presented a difficult time in the life of a woman. It is against this background that the Prophet Elijah visits the widow of Zar’ephath and saves her from sure death in the face of famine. The widow willingly prepares a meal for the man of God and she is rewarded for her generosity. Jesus praises the widow who dropped two copper coins into the treasury box. What she offered was a poor offering by human standards, but rich in the sight of God. God is not impressed and pleased with our pomp and show, our power and wealth, but with a heart that is overflowing with love, generosity and sincerity in our religious practices. It is not how much we give that matters, but how we give. Christ sacrificed himself to put away our sins (Second reading). It is in the nature of God to be generous in sacrificial giving, and we, God’s children need to follow His example. We must give wholeheartedly and generously; first fruits, not left-overs. Left-overs are not good enough for God. Our giving must be planned and intentional, not accidental. Such giving is pleasing to God, who is the reason we give. United with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Lord and brother, may our offering be pleasing to God.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Parents are invited to contact the parish office regarding Religious education for their children.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - meeting will be held Tuesday, November 20 at St. Joseph Church at 6:30 p.m. . All members are requested to attend.


PARISH CENSUS - We will be conducting a Parish Census in the four parishes over the next couple of weeks. Please pick up a form, complete and return it to the parish office either by way of Collection Basket, drop in to the parish office or Canada Post. Please consider taking a form home to your neighbour or for other family members. It is extremely important that we reach as many parishioners as possible. We will compile a Data Base of parishioners from our four parishes with this information. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. All members are asked to attend. New members are encouraged.

SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (57) 1,271.00

Loose 11.00

Rel. Ed. (14) 165.00

St. Agnes (8) 80.00

Rel. Ed. (3) 25.00

St. Vincent de Paul (10) 215.00

St. Joseph (26) 226.00

Loose 10.00

Bldg Fund 40.00


ST. AGNES NEWS

Prize Bingo - will be held Wednesday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Prizes are needed and will be appreciated. All proceeds to St. Agnes parish, thanking you in advance for your support.

Prize/50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Torbay Legion Branch 117 - will hold Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 11 November, beginning at 10:20 a.m. in Communities Along the Bay in Larry’s River. Lunch will be served following the service. All are welcome

Regular Weekly Bingo - continues until Saturday, November 17, bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Christmas Prize Bingo and Bake Sale - is scheduled for Sunday, November 25. Bake Sale starts at 1:00 p.m. and Bingo begins at 2:00 p.m. Prizes are needed.

Fall Fair - we want to express our appreciation and thanks for your support, profit will be announced next week.

Weekly Card Plays - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Thank you - a very special thank you is extended to anonymous volunteers who have:

1. Fixed the gravel road to the church

2. Maintained the mowing equipment

3. Transported the building materials for the step

4. Washed down the pews and walls in the main body of the church.

5. All others who have volunteered throughout the year.

We thank you for your goodness!!

Ministries Schedule, November 18

Lectors - Ginny Boudreau/Marie Parker

EMOHC - Mary/Edmund LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts - Gelly Parker/Brenda Garrity

Church Cleaning - Marlene/Ernie Bond

Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Paul Horne

Hospitality - Sam/Janet Delorey

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

Servers - Katlin Parker

Property & Finance Committee - will hold a regular meeting Thursday, January 3 at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will meet Tuesday, November 13 at 7:15 p.m. We are also inviting parishioners to join the committee. Please submit fund-raising ideas to committee members.

Trivia Night - will be re-scheduled

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS

Ticket Dray - the winners of the ticket draw were

1. Pots/Pans Set - Hannah Long

2. Christmas Box - Kaye Jamieson

Special thanks to all who supported this fund-raiser, profit realized was $1,460.00!! Fantastic!


NOTES

Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175 - Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish, Pray for Us in our Anniversary Year.

Pre-Marriage Dates - February 6/7; April 27/28; June 22/23, 2018. These programs are held at the Family Service office, 9 Minto Street, Glace Bay. Pre-registration is required by contacting (9902) 849-4772. Couples planning on Celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage are expected to complete a Pre-Marriage program.

Antigonish Diocesan Liturgy Video Conference - November 24, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. NSCC campuses in Sydney, Port Hawkesbury and Stellarton. Topic: Why are Funeral Liturgies Good? A Pastoral Approach in Our Time. Presenter: Fr. Bill Burke. Registration contact: Margie Gillies, Office of Liturgy, margie@dioceseofantigonish.ca Phone 902-539-6188, ext 237. Cost $20.00. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Mass for Shut-Ins - The air time for November 11, will be 10:00 am on CTV.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje with Father Patrick O’Neill (Our Lady of Fatima Parish) and Father Paul Murphy (Holy Redeemer Parish). This upcoming pilgrimage has a tentative date set for May 13th until May 23rd, 2019. The COST has not been established as of yet. This should be figured out in the next week or so. This pilgrimage is open to all ages. Full details will be finalized very soon. If you feel the call to join us let either of us know. Once details are finalized there will be a contact person you can call to register your name and send payments.

Family Retreat – Saturday, 24 November, St. Andrew Tri-Parish, St. Andrews, NS - A Retreat day of faith sharing (and fun) is being offered by NET Ministries at the St. Andrew’s District Community Centre. Advance registration is required. Please contact Fr. Andrew Gillies, fr.gillies@yahoo.ca or the parish office 902-386-2810 for more details.

Remembrance Day - Canadians pause today in silence to remember those who died in war and to pray for the victims of aggression and inhumanity throughout the world. This is a day to pray for peace, to consider what we are doing as individuals, as a community and as a nation to bring God’s peace into the world. This is a day when a believing community should rededicate itself by prayer and action to the ideals Jesus gives us in the Beatitudes. Lest We Forget. 100 years!!



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