(631-1872 for emergencies only)


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

The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at



Saturday, Nov 29 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Joseph - ♥For Parishioners

Sunday, Nov 30 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Sandy Chisholm


Tuesday, November 25 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph's Port Felix - Dougall MacDonald

Thursday, November 27 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea Vestry - Neil & Eileen McIsaac


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.

HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION IN CANADA - The Code of Canon Law provides the following general norm for the Latin Rite of the universal Church: Canon 1246

1. Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church.

In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of Canada, in conformity with canon 1246 §2 of the Code of Canon Law, are as follows:

i. January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God;

 ii. December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The bishops of Canada have transferred all other holy days to the nearest Sunday


First Sunday of Advent - Advent is in many ways a journey home to the family of God. It is a reunion with the Creator who loves and desires our company; so much so that he sent us his Son, as a babe at Christmas. That babe was our Redeemer and Savior, Our Lord Jesus Christ. The First Sunday of Advent we are inviting our brothers and sisters in Christ to return home and celebrate the coming of the Christ Child. As with any family we have our ups and downs with each other – but the Church is and always remains our home. Hopefully it is a place where we know we are welcomed, where we know we are not judged – only loved. A formal invitation is being given to all Catholics in our communities. Come home and celebrate with us. The youth in the Rel. Ed. program will be decorating a Jesse Tree prior to Mass. Please encourage those you come in contact with to come and celebrate. Advent is a season of joyful expectation.

Sunday Missals - are available in the entrance of the churches, cost is $4.00, please place money in the envelope provided. The new missal starts the First Sunday of Advent, November 30.

Scriptural Rosary - will be recited Sunday evenings during Advent (November 30, December 7 & 14)at 6:30 p.m. in Star of the Sea Church

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -. We still need HELPERS! Group sessions continue for youth in grades Primary - 8 on Mondays, at Fanning School from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Confirmation group will meet Monday 6:15 - 7:15 p.m in Fanning School.

Practise for the Jesse Tree - will be held Sunday, November 23 at 6:00 p.m. All youth who volunteered for this activity are asked to attend.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The next meeting will be held Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m in Star of the Sea vestry. All members are requested to attend.


50/50 Bingo - Bingo continues Sundays at 7:00 p.m. All are most welcome.

Special thank you - to area councillor Janet Peitzsche for her help in obtaining a Municipal donation of $2,000.00 to St. Agnes Parish. It is very much appreciated.


Fall Fair - a big thank you to those who helped in any way, a profit of $1,265.00 was realized. Thank you so much for your support.

Regular Weekly Card Play - will continue on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Christmas Merchandise Bingo and Bake Sale - will be held Sunday, December 7. Bake Sale begins at 1:00 p.m; Bingo at 2:00 p.m. 5 cents/card and 10 cents/card for specials. 15 Regular games, 3 specials, 1 winner take half and 1 winner take all. 50/50 tickets Canteen Services available. Donations needed and would be greatly appreciated. Proceeds to support the St. Joseph Parish

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m in St. Joseph Church Vestry. All members are requested to attend.


Star of the Sea (74) 949.00

Loose 18.00

St. Agnes (16) 142.00

St. Joseph (19 159.00

Loose 16.25

Please note - the donation in your envelopes may not be reported until the following Sunday’s bulletin.


Volunteers needed - to ring the church bell prior to Mass on Sunday morning. Please contact the parish office if you are interested.

Property & Finance - A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 6 at 7:15 p.m.

Ways & Means - Regular meeting will be Tuesday, January 13 6:30 p.m. We always are looking for committee members, all are welcome.

Ticket Sale - tickets are available during November/December on a $300.00 Grocery Certificate from the Canso Coop. Draw date is Tuesday, December 16. Please contact Flo Flemming to purchase or offer to sell tickets.

Christmas Dinner - A MEETING FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 IMMEDIATELY AFTER MASS. The dinner will be Saturday, November 29.

All those who are available are invited to come and help clean up after the dinner on Sunday, November 30 immediately after Mass.

Christmas Bazaar/Card Play - is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, please consider working on crafts and have a partner lined up.

Parish Walk-a-thon - a big thank you to all who walked, sponsored or helped out in any way. Donations total $1,484.00. Thank you so much for your support.

Ministries Schedule for November 30

Lectors: Jenny Keefe/Buzz Lumsden

EMOHC: Ray White/Pat Delorey

Hospitality: Paul/Lorna Horne

Ushers/collectors: Carla Armsworthy/Percy Bond

Sacristan: Janet Delorey

Presentation of Gifts: Ray/Judy White

Church Cleaning: Melissa/Gayle Richards


Flu Vaccine - Canso Medical Center

November 26 - 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

December 2 - 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please contact Mary Jurcina Taylor, Primary Health Care at 902-366-3437 for more information

Food Bank -Donations of non-perishable items are greatly appreciated. They can be placed in the Food Bank box in the entrance of our churches. Thank you for your support.

Evening of Prayer - There will be an evening of prayer, music and scripture for families and friends of those who have died while in the care of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital from February 1 - July 31, 2014. This service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium on Monday, November 24 at 7:15 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

Pilgrimage - April 14-23: Pilgrimage to Medjugorje & Lourdes with Spiritual Director Fr. Maciej Pawlowski. Cost is $3340 and includes all taxes, airfare from Moncton, Halifax or Fredericton, transfers, accommodations, daily breakfast & dinner, and the services of professional guides. INFO: Marie Desjardins at (207) 868-5027 or

Fundraiser - DAVE GUNNING in Concert - Sounds of the Season and much more. Sunday December 7th at the Havre Boucher Community Centre; Concert starts at 2pm (Doors open at 1pm) price is $20 per person. Tickets are available at Gary's Groceries in Havre Boucher or by contacting Willard Pettipas 234-2650; Adèle Bennett 232-2894; Gerard O'Neil 234-2440; Jean Willison 386-2494; Germaine Boucher 234-2642; Kent Simpson 234-2046; Tammy MeLong 234-3433 or Kerri MacPherson 623-2257. Proceeds to benefit the Havre Boucher Community Health Centre.


This is small group faith formation for adults and young adults. It is a way to welcome and re-engage with faith, friends & neighbours, and the parish. Participants in Come to the Table are able to speak about their faith with confidence. Come to the Table draws its inspiration and spirit from the RCIA. We will host Come to the Table on Thursday, November 27 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Glebe. Liturgy of the Word is the topic of our next conversation. Conversations will be held every second Thursday and people can drop in as they wish. There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of materials. Please contact the parish office for more information.

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