(631-1872 for emergencies only)


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


Saturday, May 28 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - For parishioners

Saturday, May 28 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Gerard Fougere

Sunday, May 29 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Bernie Sampson

Sunday, May 29 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Lawrence Dort

WEEKDAY MASSES - No weekday Masses, Fr. Dan will be away for the Priest’s Retreat

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.

MONDAY, MAY 23 - Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Shrine, Little Dover. We will meet at the church at 6:00 p.m.. hike back to the shrine, celebrate Mass and return to the Hall for a light lunch. This will also serve as a closing celebration for the Religious Education program. Children, families and parishioners are encouraged to attend, bring some finger foods and celebrate. Mass will be celebrated in the St. Agnes Church if the weather/bugs does not cooperate.

A PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (DIOCESE OF ANTIGONISH) - 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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - A very special thank you to all those who volunteered with the Religious Education program this year, your commitment, kindness and generosity is much appreciated! Year Four will continue sessions on Thursdays until May 25 in the glebe immediately after school. Please note change of day.

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, June 21, 7:00 p.m. in Star of the Sea Church Vestry All members are encouraged to attend.


Congratulations - to Hailey George and her family. Hailey celebrated First Eucharist Saturday, May 14. Card Plays continue Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, the prizes will be lobsters on May 3.

Regular Weekly Bingo - Port Felix Parish Hall

Beginning Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm. 9x50 games; 2x75 games; 2 winner take half; 1 winner take all; Building jackpot; Toonie Jar $570.00 plus. Canteen services available, Thank you for your Support

Open House for Rita David's 90th. birthday on Saturday, May 28 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at her house at 2766 Highway 316, Port Felix. Please feel free to join family and friends for refreshments and cake. Best wishes only please.


Dover Days Picnic - will be held Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31 (Long weekend). Donations for the Bingo, Cake Walk,, Hot Dogs, Pop, etc are requested. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Susan, Colleen, Charlene or any parish member. Additional events can only be added if there are volunteers to organize them.

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 (60) 657.00

Loose 36.00

St. Agnes (31) 304.00

Loose 32.00

St. Vincent de Paul (7) 100.00

Loose 11.00

St. Joseph (22) 239.00

Loose 40.00

GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY WOMEN’S RETREAT - in Mabou - June 3 - 5 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!


Ministries Schedule -May 29

Lectors: Frances Jackson/Martha Rhynold

EMOHC: Ray White/Gelly Parker

Presentation of Gifts: Sam/Janet Delorey

Church Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia

Ushers/Collectors: Gerald Lumsden/Eddie Garcia

Hospitality: Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe

Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey

Property & Finance - next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, September 6 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.

Ways & Means - regular meeting will be held Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the vestry.

Cemetery Clean-up - will be held Saturday, May 28 starting at 9:00 a.m. ALL PARISHIONERS are encouraged to take part in some way.

PARKING NOTICE - Star of the Sea

Parishioners are reminded that there is NO PARKING PERMITTED in the drop-off area adjacent to the Handicapped zone. You may park there to drop someone off and then move your vehicle to a parking place. We also wish to remind parishioners to park their cars perpendicular to the ditch in the lower parking lot. We have had some difficulty with shortage of space. We appreciate your support and consideration in this matter.


Canso & Area Food Bank - is always ready to receive donations of non-perishable goods, Thank you so much for your past generosity.

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. For more information contact the parish office.

Mother of Sorrows Pioneer Shrine has been open for visitation all winter. The gift shop beside the Shrine will open for the season on Friday May 20th and will be open daily from 1 to 4 pm. On June 3rd, we start summer hours 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday. For further information please call 902-945-2221

CO-ED Retreat: “I Will Follow You” June 10th -12th - Looking for an awesome retreat experience? Get registered for our annual COED Challenge weekend. It will be held at Camp Breton Dean in Mira, Cost is 60$. This retreat is open to Boys and Girl Challengers. We will have awesome special guests leading our sessions. You can register by filling out a form which is found on, or by calling Nolan Conrad at the Youth office 1-902-539-6188 Ext. 241.

A Catholic Moms Retreat - for mothers of young children is being planned for June 17th-19th at Bethany Center, Antigonish. It will be a weekend of rest, renewal and formation, offering quiet time of prayer and engaging fellowship with other moms. For more information please contact Laura at

Attention Composers of Catholic Worship Music! The National Liturgy Office of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced that the process for publishing a National Hymnal has begun. The Hymnal Committee will be considering “new” music, Psalm settings and Mass settings for the new hymnal. For details, see the blog post by our Director of Liturgy, Fr. Conrad Edwards, on our website:


Saturday, May 21 - 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 $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

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