PASTOR: FR. DAN MACDONALD, 366-2927 (631-1872 for emergencies only)


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Janet Delorey, President, Susan Bouchie, Cal Harnish, Gerry Parker, Harry Delorey, Bet Munroe, Mandi Millar, Joan Tibbo, Dorothy Bennett, Corrine Munroe, Sr. Alma, Carla Armsworthy, Susan McKeough, Marie Parker, Fr. Dan MacDonald

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Saturday, Sept 20 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - Raymond George

- 6:00 p.m.- Star of the Sea - Cyril MacCormick

Sunday, Sept 21 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - ♥For Parishioners

- 11:00 a.m. - St. Joseph - ♥Sisters of Notre Dame


Tuesday, Sept 16 - St. Joseph - 6:00 p.m. - Jean Horne

Thursday, Sept 18 - Star of the Sea - 6:00 p.m. - Lawrence Dort


Please note the following changes of Mass times for September 20 and 21.

Saturday, Sept 20 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul

- 6:00 - Star of the Sea

Sunday, Sept 21 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes

- 11:00 a.m. - St. Joseph - Celebration of Sr. Florence MacKenzie’s 50 years of Service to CND sisters. Mass will be followed by a luncheon in the parish hall. Bishop Brian Dunn will be presiding at this Mass. All are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate, congratulate and thank Sr. Florence for her commitment.


COMMUNION CALLS - will take place the first full week of each month. Notification will be placed in the parish bulletin.

COLLECTION ENVELOPES - please note that during the winter closures of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Agnes ALL MONIES will be deposited to the parish account for which they were intended. Your envelope will continue to be credited to your parish no matter where you attend Mass.


At the recent meeting for Rel. Ed. we were able to organize group sessions for all youth in our parishes. A letter has been sent to families inviting the adults to attend an Information/Registration meeting on Monday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m in Star of the Sea Vestry. We will introduce the new “Finding God” program and take registrations for the 2014-15 Catechical year. If you are interested and unable to attend the meeting please contact the parish office. Youth MUST be registered before sessions start to ensure books are available for each child.

During this 2014-2015 year, our Diocese is launching Finding God, our new catechetical program for children and young people. Finding God guides our young people and their families into a deep and

personal encounter with Jesus and celebrates our Catholic faith. Throughout the year, workshops

will be held for all catechists and pastors so that they can become familiar with our new catechetical program. As we introduce this new program, I believe we have a wonderful opportunity as a diocese to organize ourselves so that we can pass on our faith most effectively to our young people. May this year encourage each one of us as we take our own journey of finding God in a new and deeper way.” - Bishop Brian Dunn

Confirmation Workshop - will be held Saturday, September 27 from 9:30 - 4:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Parish Hall, Port Hawkesbury. All those interested in attending are asked to contact the parish office. We have already registered three people to attend but would like several others to be involved.


Regular Weekly Bingo - continues on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and will continue until late fall.


Star of the Sea (60) 647.00

Loose 67.00

St. Agnes (34) 295.00

Loose 2.00

St. Vincent de Paul (7) 100.00

Loose 45.00

St. Joseph (26) 226.00

Loose 16.45


Property and Finance Committee - We are in the process of setting up a committee to serve the property and financial needs of the parish. All parishioners who are interested in maintaining the parish church and hall are asked to contact the parish office and a meeting will be set up.

Church Cleaning - Donna Gurney/Carol Boudreau

Please note a new schedule is available in the entrance of the church. Thank you to all who so generously volunteer to keep the church clean.

50/50 Bingo - will resume as soon as the doors are replaced. A notice will be placed in the bulletin as to when they will start.


Thank You - to Area Councillor Fin Armsworthy for obtaining a grant of $500.00 from the MODG to assist with painting the cemetery side of the church. It is much appreciated.

Property & Finance - next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4 at 7:15 p.m.

Ways & Means - The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 14 at 7:15 p.m. We always are looking for committee members, all are welcome.

Prize Bingo - will be held Saturday, October 18, 7:00p.m. in the Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations would be greatly appreciated. We do have some prizes, but not enough for a bingo.

Christmas Dinner - it is not too early to start thinking about this major fund-raiser, we will be need people to chair this event. The date will be Saturday, November 29.

Christmas Bazaar - is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, it is not too early to start working on crafts.

Parish Walk-a-thon - is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 a.m. from Fox Island to Canso. If you are interested in walking, collecting sponsors or sponsoring a walker please contact a committee member. Sponsor sheets are available at the parish office.

Ministries Schedule for SATURDAY, September 20

Lectors: Marie Parker and Ginny Boudreau

EMOHC: Janet Delorey & Gelly Parker

Hospitality: Ed & Nina Roberts

Ushers/collectors: Gerry Parker & Fin Armsworthy Presentation of gifts: The Baker Family

Please note a new Ministries Schedule will be available in the entrance of the church.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS - Hot Roast Dinner on September 21 at 5:30 in Halfway Cove Hall, Queensport. Cost is $15.00 per plate, proceeds to St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Please contact St. Vincent de Paul parishioners to purchase tickets.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - the next meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21 at 6:20 p.m in St. Agnes parish hall. All members are requested to attend.

Retreat for Members of Parish Pastoral Council - will be held Saturday, October 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please contact the parish office to confirm your attendance.


Pre-Marriage Program offered by Family Service of Eastern NS: November 1st & 2nd, 2014; February 7th & 8th, 2015; April 18th & 19th, 2015; June 13th & 14th, 2015. All sessions will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall in Sydney River. The times for the program are 1). Saturdays from 12:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and 2). Sundays from 1 am to 4:45 p.m.. Please contact 902 849-4772 to pre-registration (required). The cost of the program is $75 per couple.

Come and See Vocation Discernment Day -October 5, 2014 1-6pm Supper included, Our Lady of Grace Monastery, RSVP to Fr Martin MacDougall @

Is God is Calling You to Priestly life? Do you ever wonder if God might be calling you to become a priest? Are you interested in learning more about the Priestly life? Here is an opportunity to attend one of our Come and See days. Even if you are not sure if priesthood life is for you, but have wondered about the possibility, this Come and See Day may be beneficial for you. This day is an opportunity to explore the call to priestly life. It is also a chance to talk to other men who have faced these same choices in their life.

On Sunday 21 September 2014, millions of people around the world will participate in activities, events, concerts and festivals to celebrate the International Day of Peace. At noon in every time zone, a moment of silence will be held, sending a Peace Wave around the world… Members of congregations are asked to reflect for a minute on the universal goal of peace.

Bethany Center Events

12-Step Weekend - Come join us for a weekend of 12-Step Spirituality for Women in Recovery.

Dates: Oct. 17-19, 2014; May 1-3, 2015 Registration: Nancy 863-6269 Cost: Single Occupancy $130.00 Double $100.00 per person.

12-Step AA Retreat - We are a group of recovering alcoholics who have recognized the need for help in connection with a power greater than ourselves. All faiths are welcome. The Matt Talbot Retreats are not religious retreats, they are ecumenical, spiritual. and non-denominational.

Weekend Dates: Oct. 24-26, 2014; March 6-8, 2015, Contact: Liz 469-1435,Cost: Single Occupancy $130.00; Double $100.00 per person

Centering Prayer Fridays,10:00-12:00 September 19; October 3, 17, 31

Oasis Days Come and enjoy a time to be, a time to pray, a time to rest! Tuesdays: September 16 - Autumn Welcoming; October 21 - Co-Creators: Faithful Time: 9:45 am to 4:00 pm. Cost: $25/day Pre-registration required by the preceding Monday. E-mail: or contact us at: 902-863-4726 .

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