CANSO PARISHES SUMMER NEWSLETTER
VACATION TIME - Please note Fr. Dan will be on vacation July 26 - August 8. The parish will contact the deanery for a priest to cover funerals if necessary. Fr. Bernie MacAdam will be filling in August 1 & 2.
Saturday, August 1
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph, Port Felix
- 9:30 a.m. - St Agnes, Little Dover;
11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea, Canso.
REGATTA BINGO - will be held next Sunday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Canso Fire Hall. Parishioners (Star of the Sea) are asked to make merchandise or monetary donations. Donations can be dropped off in the vestry, to Betty Ann Munroe or Marie Parker as soon as possible. If you can help out with this event please contact Marie.
CAKE BOOTH - will be sponsored by Star of the Sea during the Regatta Midway (Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15) . Monetary donations to help defray the cost of the cakes would be appreciated. Please contact Donna Lewis
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - Old-Time Hymn Sing will be held Sunday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. in the Queensport Fire Hall. Contributions can be made in memory of loved ones and friends that have passed away and they will be remembered during the Hymn Sing. Please contact Margaret Martin at 902-358-2300 for more information.
FAITH DEVELOPMENT/RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Finding God Program - for youth ages 5 - 14 will offered and we need interested adults and youth who have been confirmed to help administer this program. Please give this some consideration.
Sacramental preparation - for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will be available for youth who are interested in celebrating these sacraments.
Adult Faith - there will be a program for interested adults, starting in early October. Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Praised Be: On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si') or The Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy are two topics we are considering. Pope Francis is calling the whole church to prepare for and celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy with enthusiasm and hope. Mercy received from God and mercy shared in our church community. Mercy on the earth and mercy on each other.
The Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy will run from December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016. The purpose of the Jubilee is to help us all learn again about God’s endless mercy – but also to learn and practise our own call to be people of mercy, indeed to be a Church of Mercy. More information is available in Pope Francis’ Bull, The Face of Mercy. Anyone interested in forming a committee to plan for the Jubilee Year of Mercy is invited to contact the parish office.
Registration is required for the above programs please contact the Rel. Ed. office or Marie Parker.
STAR OF THE SEA CEMETERY - if you have been to the cemetery and noticed that the grass is getting long, we want you to know that the ride-on mower is being repaired and should be operational this week. We have purchased a push mower to try to get a bit more done. Please be patient and know that we are working on it. Thank you for your support.
Parish bulletins will resume September 5/6.