NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ AUGUST 13, 2017
STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO
ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT
ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX
PASTOR: Fr. Jonathan Nnajiofor, SMMM
Glebe 366-2927         Cell 613-929-7089
CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam
Delorey, Donna Jackson,
Rene LeBlanc, Flo Flemming, Jenny Keefe, Paul Smith, Marlaine Myatt,
Mary Jean Hanhams, Irene O’Leary, Janet Delorey, Cynthia Creamer,
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 SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 19 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For the Faithful
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Wayne Munroe
Sunday, August 20 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Charles Mason
- 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Peggy Kavanagh
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Wednesday, August 16 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †John Keefe
Thursday, August 17- 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Ruth Armsworthy
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.
REFLECTION ON SUNDAY READINGS -
Weekly Reflection: The ever present Saviour and God
Peter was the most impulsive of all the apostles with his tendency to act without thinking of what he was doing. The incident in the Gospel reflects Peter’s impulsiveness. He often failed and was upset with own behaviour. Jesus always tried to show his disciples how difficult it was to follow him before they set out on the way he taught them. A great deal of failure in our lives happens when we act on impulsiveness and allow our emotions to get the better of us. Fortunately, Peter in the moment of his failure held on to Jesus firmly. Every time Peter fell, he rose again. His failures only made him love the Lord more deeply and trust him more intently. The Lord keeps watch over us at all times, and especially in our moments of temptation and difficulty. Do you rely on the Lord for his strength and help? Jesus assures us that we need not have to fear if we trust in him and in his great love for us. When difficulties or trials threaten to overwhelm you, how do you respond? With faith and hope in God’s love, care and presence with you? We must not lose our focus on the Lord. Peter in the gospel of today remained afloat on the water when his gaze was only on the Lord, but began to sink when his focus shifted to the events around him. In many ways, we can see ourselves in Peter. How is our faith during a crisis? Where is our focus?
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PARISHIONERS ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER WORKING WITH THE REL. ED. PROGRAM, WE DESPERATELY NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FALL. Please pray every day for the Rel. Ed. Program, our parish needs young families.
Confirmation Program - the first session will be held Tuesday, September 5 in the Canso Library.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. in St. Agnes parish hall. All members are requested to attend.
ST. AGNES NEWS
Dover Days Picnic - a HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped in any way, it is much appreciated. Profit of $8,283.49!!! Awesome!!
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Regular Weekly Bingo continues on Saturdays, 7:30 pm. Thank you in advance for your support.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule - August 20
Lectors: Marie Parker/Carla Armsworthy
EMOHC: Gelly Parker/Janet Delorey
Presentation of Gifts: Baker Family
Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia
Ushers/Collectors: Eddie Garcia/Gerald Lumsden
Hospitality: Deanna Nickerson/Carla Armsworthy
Sacristan: Janet Delorey
We are presenting seeking volunteers to serve as SACRISTANS, training will be provided. Duties include: Preparing the Holy Eucharist for the celebration of the Mass. This includes readying the wine, water, and bread and putting them in place for the start of Mass.
Setting up the church. Typically, sacristans arrive at church before anyone else- often even the priest. They light the candles, arrange the books, and basically perform a little housekeeping before Mass begins.
Assisting the altar servers, if needed
Property & Finance Committee - will meet Monday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe.
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.
Ways & Means - Tuesday, September 12 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe.
Regatta Prize Bingo - Bingo is scheduled for Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Star of the Sea (54) 835.00
St. Agnes (18) 200.00
St. Vincent de Paul (5) 60.00
St. Joseph (28) 241.00
Bldg Fund 30.00
Bethany Center Events
Practicing Compassion - Sessions will be based on Frank Rogers Jr's book, "Practicing Compassion." Over four weeks we will learn skills which deepen our connection to God's compassion, renew life within us, and increase our capacity to be instruments of God's compassion toward others. We will begin by practicing compassion toward ourselves - often the most difficult person in our lives. Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24. Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost: $30. for four afternoons with snack break, plus the cost of the book. Centering Prayer "Be still and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10. Two Fridays a month, from 10:00 am to noon, the Centering Prayer Community meets to listen to the word of God in Scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) which nurtures contemplative prayer. September 15 & 29
Oasis Days - Come and enjoy a time to be, a time to pray, a time to rest! These are days of prayer, reflection, some sharing and ritual, using themes following the seasons of nature and of the liturgical year. Wednesdays: 9:45 am – 4:00 pm. Facilitator: Sr. Claire MacNeil        Cost: $25/day
September 20 – Autumn Welcoming
October 18 – Let Us Give Thanks
November 15 - Preparation for Advent - Come Lord Jesus
To Register and for more information call Bethany Center – 902-863-4726