TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SEPTEMBER 23, 2018


STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO

ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT

ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX


PASTOR: FR. JONATHAN NNAJIOFOR, 366-2927

CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam Delorey, Donna Jackson,
Rene LeBlanc, Flo Flemming, Jenny Keefe, Paul Smith, Marlaine Myatt,
Mary Jean Hanhams, Irene O'Leary, Janet Delorey, Cynthia Creamer,
Calvin Harnish, Corrine Munroe, Sr. Alma, Marie Parker, Fr. Jonathan


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



WEEKEND MASS TIMES

Saturday, September 29 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Minnie Richardson


Sunday, September 30 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Lorraine Mooring

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Mary Jean Hanhams


WEEKDAY MASS TIMES

Wednesday, September 26 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Mamie Fanning

Thursday, September 27 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Kenny Kavanagh


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. Communion Calls will be the first Friday of the month.


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S - True Greatness Lies in Service

What is true greatness? The desire to be great is one of the most compelling of all human quests. Everyone wants to improve himself/herself, to be the best he/she can be. This desire has an underside. Most often, it leads otherwise good Christians into un-Christian and un-holy acts that contravene and goes against the expressed will and laws of God. Jesus totally turned the logic of this world on its head in today’s gospel. He told his surprised audience that true greatness lies in littleness, service, the giving of the self for others. Herein lies true greatness, the anti-thesis of jealousy, selfish ambitions, fighting, disorder, vile practices. May God teach us the lesson of true greatness!


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Parishioners are invited to work with a group of youth during the upcoming year. Groups are very small and the children are a joy to be with. Please take some time and think about helping a young person in their faith. All materials will be provided


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - meeting will be held Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m. at Star of the Sea vestry. All members are requested to attend.

Nominations - We are calling for nominations for parish pastoral council. The members who are on council now are Cal Harnish, Donna Jackson, Cynthia Creamer, Rene LeBlanc, Janet Delorey, Sam Delorey and Irene O’Leary. Please complete the nomination form and return it to the parish office. At this time we want to thank out-going parish council members, Flo Flemming, Paul Smith, Susan Delong, and Marlaine Myatt. Your commitment to our parishes has been wonderful and we appreciate all your work.


PARISH CENSUS - We will be conducting a Parish Census in the four parishes over the next couple of weeks. Please pick up a form, complete and return it to the parish office either by way of Collection Basket, drop in to the parish office or Canada Post. Please consider taking a form home to your neighbour or for other family members. It is extremely important that we reach as many parishioners as possible. We will compile a Data Base of parishioners from our four parishes with this information. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - a meeting will be held Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. All members are asked to attend. New members are encouraged.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (55) 832.00

Loose 14.00

St. Agnes (23) 220.00

Loose 14.00

St. Vincent de Paul (9) 120.00

St. Joseph (26) 254.00

Loose 15.00

Cemetery 50.00

Building Fund 40.00


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Regular Weekly Bingo - continues on Saturdays at 7:30 pm in the parish hall until the fall. Thank you for your on-going support.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, September 23

Lectors - Carla Armsworthy/Donna Lewis

EMOHC - Mary/Edmund LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts - Judy/Ray White

Church Cleaning - Edmund/Mary LeBlanc Ushers/Collectors - Paul Horne/Janet Delorey

Hospitality - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

Servers: Anthony/Katlin

Ministries Schedule - The new schedule is available in the entrance of the church. Once again we thank you for your on-going commitment to serving in Ministries for our churches. It is much appreciated.

Cemetery Clean-up - Rain date is Saturday, October 13.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, November 6 at 7:15 p.m. in the Meeting Room. New members are welcome.

Ways & Means - The next meeting will be held Tuesday, October 9 at 7:15 p.m.

Ticket Sales - Winner of the $10,000.00 prize was Deanna Delaney, daughter of Johnny & Madonna Hendsbee. Congratulations Deanna!! Special thanks to all who purchased tickets. So many people helped to make this event successful and worked very hard. It is much appreciated. Profit will be announced later.

Trivia Night - will be re-scheduled at a late date.

Prize Bingo - will be held Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. We need prizes for this bingo, thanking you in advance for your donations.


NOTES

Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175 - Regional gatherings in October will open our anniversary year, which will continue through to a diocesan celebration for the Feast of St. Ninian, September 16, 2019. Our Regional Gatherings will be held: Oct. 13, St. Ninian's Cathedral, Antigonish; Oct. 20, St. Joseph 's Church, Port Hawkesbury and Nov. 3, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sydney River. All celebrations are 9:30 am - 2 pm. Lunch will be provided. Watch for more details on the Diocesan website. www.antigonishdiocese.com

"Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish, Pray for Us in our Anniversary Year."


Please see Bishop Dunn's letter to parishioners available this weekend in the entrance of our churches.


Pre-Marriage Dates - FEBRUARY 16/17; APRIL 27/ 28; JUNE 22/23rd. These programs are held at the Family Service office in Glace Bay, 9 Minto Street, Glace Bay, NS. Pre-registration is required by contacting (902) 849-4772. Couples planning on Celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage are expected to complete a Pre-Marriage Program.

Mass For Shut Ins - will be airing on CTV at 9:30 am, on October 21, and 28.

Part time position of Sales Clerk - Emmaus Centre (24 hours per week for 9 months). The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 4:00pm. Resumes can be sent to catecheticalconsultant@dioceseofantigonish.ca This position is in the Emmaus Centre and is part of a team which operates the Emmaus Centre Book Store, a vital instrument of evangelization within the Diocese, providing faith related resources, materials and gift items to our customers. It involves welcoming all customers to the Emmaus Center, providing assistance for purchases, balancing cash and monitoring inventories and stock room. For full Job Description please see The Diocesan website.



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