SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY) APRIL 24, 2017



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: Cal Harnish, Sam Delorey,
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 www.cansoparishes.org



PLEASE NOTE: MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN FOUR CHURCHES BEGINNING MAY 6/7


There will be NO Weekday Masses this week


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. Fr. Dan will do Communions Calls when he is available and he will call prior to the visit.


EPIC: THE EARLY CHURCH - Session ten will be held Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the glebe.


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 - Group sessions continue April 24 for primary, year two and six. Completed Home program units should be submitted to the parish office each month. For more information please contact the parish office.

Did you know the Diocese of Antigonish is hosting the Atlantic Catechetical Conference in October 2017? - The Atlantic Catechetical Association (ACA) benefits through its catechetical collaboration with the Atlantic Episcopal Assembly and the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Atlantic Episcopal Assembly is the bishops of Atlantic Canada and the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis works nationally on behalf of the Canadian bishops to support faith formation of adults, youth and children.


FIRST EUCHARIST - Congratulations to: Taylor Boudreau, Dalton Keefe, Brooklyn MacKinnon, Marlee Rhynold, Lola Sangster, and Alexander (Lex) Watt on receiving First Eucharist. May God bless your life and the lives of your family members. Please remember the children and their families in your prayers.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. in ST. JOSEPH PARISH. Parishioners are asked to please consider offering their name to serve on Parish Council. Elections will be held in May/June


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glebe. All members are asked to attend.


EASTER FLOWERS/DECORATIONS:

We wish to acknowledge donations in memory of:

Michelle & Earle O’Halloran

McCormick family members

Doug Snow

Terry Parker

Bob & †Gerloch Parker

Cal & †Tootsie Baker

Bob Geddes

Rose Cohoon & family members

Cecil Greencorn

Family members of Deanna Nickerson

Bill and †Eva Feltmate

Michael Cook

Joe Casey

Arthur and †Bertha Munroe

George and †Bertha O’Hearn

Fred Rhynold

Lawrence Dort


A very special thank you to all who participated in various Ministries over Holy Week, your participation shows Faith in action and adds to the Celebration of this most Sacred time.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule - April 30

Lectors: Susan Bouchie/Ginny Boudreau

EMOHC: Paul Smith/Flo Flemming

Presentation of Gifts: Sam/Janet Delorey

Church Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia

Ushers/Collectors: Eddie Garcia/Paul Horne

Hospitality: Florence/Eddie Garcia

Sacristan: Florence Flemming

Servers: Damien/Anthony

Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, May 9 at 7:15 p.m.

Spring Fling - will take place Saturday, May 13 in Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall at 12 noon; Card Play - 7:30 p.m. Donations of bingo prizes and baked goods are much needed. Please reserve the date.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, May 2 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS - "Our annual parish picnic is fast approaching (May 19-21). We are asking parishioners to please give their prizes at their earliest convenience. Many hours of work go into sorting, numbering and putting prizes together. If we can get a head start, it will make it so much easier getting closer to picnic time. As you know, there are many things to be done in preparing for this major fund-raiser.


ST. AGNES NEWS -

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 - continues Thursdays in the parish hall from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Proceeds are split between the Little Dover Community Development and St. Agnes parish. Special thanks for your support.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (58) 1,123.00

Loose 82.00

Good Friday (57) 623.00

St. Agnes (29) 380.00

Loose 20.00

Good Friday (9) 90.00

St. Joseph (28) 332.00

Loose 44.45

Good Friday (22) 248.00

St. Vincent de Paul (5) 90.00

Good Friday (1) 20.00


NOTES

Women's Spiritual Day - St Joseph's Parish in Port Hawkesbury on April 29. Time 9;00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Dorothy Ludlow and Sr Jovita MacPherson will be our speakers. The cost is $15.00 and lunch is included. Please pre-register with Marlene Ryan at 631-5915 or call Sandra Praught at 227-5858. There are two ladies travelling from Canso, please contact Marie if you need a ride.

New Beginnings - May 19-21, Between the Heart Renewal Centre, Amherst. A weekend program for bereaved, separated and divorced people. It is open to both men and women and persons of all faiths, to help them rediscover themselves and a deeper meaning to their changed circumstances. For details and to register, contact Ron Curry, ph 902-564-0788

Steubenville Atlantic - July 7-9, Steubenville Atlantic is the annual conference at Dalhousie University for high school students ages 14-18. This year’s theme: “Elevate.” If you are interested in attending or sending someone to join us, or for more info, email nolan@dioceseofantigonish.ca or call at 1-902-539-6188/toll-free 1-800-656-5311 Ext. 241. Steubenville is an unforgettable experience, we hope that you’ll join us!



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