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, Janet Delorey, President, Susan Bouchie,
Colleen Boudreau, Pat Delorey, Harry Delorey, Betty Ann Munroe, Mandi Millar,
Joan Tibbo, Dorothy Bennett, Corrine Munroe, 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
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT ~ DECEMBER 8, 2013
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE -
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF MASS TIMES FOR NEXT WEEKEND.
Saturday, Dec. 14 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul- †Karen Haines
- 6:00 - STAR OR THE SEA - †H. Steven Drysdale
Sunday, Dec. 15 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes – †Wilfred & Elizabeth Bouchie
- 11:00 a.m. - ST. JOSEPH - ♥For Parishioners
Tuesday, December 10- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Cecil Grover
Wednesday, December 11 - 6:30 p.m. - †Sheldon Haines
Thursday, December 12- 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - ♥Special Intention
CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION: 20 minutes before Mass.
COMMUNION CALLS - will take place Tuesday, December 10 in Port Felix starting at 3:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 12 in Canso/Little Dover starting at 10:30 a.m.
SEASON OF ADVENT - started Sunday, December 1. Advent is a time for prayer, for eagerly awaiting the greatest of all gifts, Jesus the Lord. He is the light who shines in the darkness of our world. Advent wreaths are lighted. We pray to Mary, and with her proclaim the great wonders God has worked among us. The Church considers how marvelously the Father has blessed us in Jesus’ first coming, and calls for his return in fullest glory: Come, Lord Jesus! Please consult Advent Calendars for a schedule of events during Advent.
Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel for the protection of all churches in our grouping will be recited at all Masses during Advent
Evening Prayer - 6:30 p.m. - SOS Vestry - Sunday evenings
Sunday, December 8 - 7:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - Advent Reconciliation/Healing Mass
Monday, December 9 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - FOOD DRIVE for the local Food Bank. Anyone interested in coming and helping out is welcome.
Wednesday, December 11 - 6:30 - Mass - St. Agnes; 7:00 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting & Refreshments
Thursday, December 12 - 7:00 p.m. - Parish Glebe - Come to the Table
Sunday, December 15 - 2:00 p.m. - Women’s Retreat - CND Convent, Port Felix, followed with a Pot Luck Supper at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18 - 6:00 p.m. - Fanning School Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 21 - 6:45 p.m. - St. Joseph Church - Tree Lighting with Refreshments in the hall
Sunday, December 22 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Church - Children/Youth presentation “Come to Bethlehem and See”. What is so important that is drawing the attention of the whole world to the little town of Bethlehem? Come to Bethlehem and See! We will travel to that tiny town as we read devotions and create the manger scene.
Tuesday December 24 - Mass - 4:00 p.m. - St. Joseph; 6:00 - St. Agnes; 8:00 - Star of the Sea
Wednesday, December 25 - 10:30 a.m. - Mass - St. Vincent de Paul
All interested persons are invited to come to a meeting on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the vestry of the Star of the Sea Church.
Monday, December 9 - group gathering (children, youth and parents) at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in Star of the Sea Church. A FOOD DRIVE for the local Food Bank will be held that night. Youth and their parents will be canvassing Canso, Little Dover and area for donations. Our focus will be on Sharing with Others!. This gathering will bring together people from all ages and all parishes.
Community Family Night - will be held Saturday, December 21 immediately after Mass (6:45p.m.) in St. Joseph for the annual Tree Lighting. Refreshments will be served in the hall. All families and parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 p.m. in the glebe. All members are encouraged to attend.
ST. AGNES NEWS:
Church Cleaning - Donna Gurney/Carol Boudreau
Christmas Tree Lighting & Refreshments Wednesday, December 11 - 6:30 - Mass - St. Agnes; 7:00 p.m. - Tree Lighting.
50/50 Bingo - Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
LITURGY COMMITTEE - meeting will be announced
COME TO THE TABLE Catholics and their friends having conversations about faith . A small group faith formation for adults and young adults. It is a way to welcome and re-engage parishioners with their faith, their friends & neighbours, and their parish. The theme will be Trusting the Word of God Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Glebe. All are invited to attend. For more information please contact Marie Parker. Cost is $20.00 per year or $2.00 per session.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Christmas Prize Bingo -Many thanks to everyone who donated prizes and baked goods and to all who came out and supported this event. A profit of $1,150.00 was realized. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Women’s Retreat - Sunday, December 15 - 2:00 p.m. - CND Convent, Port Felix, followed with a Pot Luck Supper at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome!
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule for December 15
Lectors - Frances Jackson/Jennie Greencorn
EMOHC - Janet Delorey/Ray White
Presenting the Gifts - Deanna Nickerson/Brenda Garrity
Church Cleaners - Melissa/Gayle Richards
Ushers/Coll. - Eddie Garcia/Carla Armsworthy
Hospitality - Louise Lumsden/Darcie Hart
Sacristan - Margie Horne
Christmas Dinner - A HUGE thank you to all involved in this major project! Thank you so much! Several dishes are at the glebe, if you are missing your dish/pan please drop in to pick it up.
Thank You - a very special thank you to Eddy/Florence Garcia for the window shelves installed in the church. Very nice.
Property & Finance - Next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe. All members are encouraged to attend.
Ways & Means - next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 14 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe. Please consider helping out with this committee.
Christmas Bazaar - A HUGE thank you to all who helped in any way! Every thing you do makes a difference in our parish and brings us closer together.
Tickets on a Grocery Gift Card (Coop) - Tickets are available now. Draw date is December 17. Please contact Betty Ann Munroe to purchase or sell tickets. Thank you.
SACRAMENTS OF FIRST EUCHARIST AND FIRST RECONCILIATION - preparation to celebrate these sacraments will begin in 2014. Parents are asked to please register their children
Star of the Sea 6712.00
St. Agnes 268.00
St. Vincent de Paul N/A
St. Joseph 282.50
POPE ISSUES FIRST APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION: EVANGELEE GAUDIUM (The Joy of the Gospel) Last week, Pope Francis issued his first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). The 224 page document outlines the Pope’s vision for a missionary Church. In the document he speaks on numerous themes; evangelization, peace, homiletics, social justice, the family, respect for creation, faith and politics, ecumenism, interreligious dialogue, and the role of women and of the laity in the Church. The Joy of the Gospel is the title Pope Francis has chosen for this first major document of his pontificate. His joy in encountering Christ is fully present in all his encounters with others. In sharing his faith so fully in this document, he invites all Catholics to do the same. For a full text of the document go to the Vatican website; www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco.
St. Joseph Sunday Missals - are available in each of our four parishes. Missals for 2014 start on the First Sunday of Advent, December 1. Cost is $4.00 per copy and money can be put in the envelopes provided. Missal money is deposited in your parish’s account.
Canso & Area Food Bank - Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off to the entrance of our churches!
Study the Gospels and/or Read the Catechism in a Year - Advent has started. What better way to kick off the new liturgical year than by dedicating yourself, to learning a little more about our Faith in a super simple way! This project has been so successful (and world-record breaking) because it is so simple.
There are two amazing options for you this year...
1. Read the Catechism in a Year (starting from the beginning). Sign up at flocknote.com/catechism
2. Study the Gospels in a Year (w/ Ignatius Study Bible commentary) Sign up at flocknote.com/gospel
Both are free and life-changing, and also great to do with a group of friends. Both will be kicking off anew during the first week of Advent.