FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 7, 2023
STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO
ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER
ST. JOSEPH, PORT FELIX
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
PASTOR: FR. JONATHAN NNAJIOFOR 902-366-2927
CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 902-358-2346
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Saturday, May 13 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For the Faithful
- 6:00 p.m. St. Joseph - †Members of the Pellerine Family
Sunday, May 14 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes Hall - †Brian Munroe
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Clem Richard
WEEKDAY MASS TIMES
Thursday, May 11 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony Chapel - ♥For the Faithful
COMMUNION CALLS - If you know of someone 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.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - Calming Our Troubled Hearts
Jesus’ words bring great comfort to the disciples who are saddened by the revelation that he is going back to his Father. They dread the thought of losing Him. He tells them of their ultimate reward in the Father’s house. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for the people. He is one with God. He will not leave them abandoned, but will do whatever they ask in his name. Jesus urges the disciples to believe in him and to do the work that he does. For this, they have to turn away from sinful ways and live in love and service. The disciples of the early Church carried out his work and fulfilled his mission. They were filled with the Holy Spirit, and were committed to serving others, to prayer, and to the word of God. Is my trust in Jesus total? Is Jesus for me the way, the truth, and the life? Does my discipleship of Jesus lead me to collaborate in his mission?
Star of the Sea (31) 480.00
Winter Fuel (1) 20.00
St. Agnes (15) 230.00
St. Joseph (16) 192.00
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Spring Fling - A very special thank you to all for your support. We could not have any fund-raising event without you! The work of the Ways and Means committee is vital to our parish, we appreciated every thing you do. Profit will be announced next week.
Groundskeeper Position - we are seeking a responsible person to take care of the parish cemeteries and grounds. This is seasonal work and wage can be negotiated. Please contact the parish office.
Star of the Sea Grounds -We have been coping with an ongoing problem caused by ATVs crossing and using parish property. We have a barricade in place for the Spring Thaw conditions. The riders are going around the barricade and damaging parish property. We have requested assistance from the RCMP and wish to notify the public that trespassers will be prosecuted. This is NOT our preference but with the ongoing damage we feel it is necessary. This note pertains to all parish property. Thank you for understanding.
Ministries Schedule, May 14
Lector - Buzz Lumsden
Cleaners - May 14 - 20 - Harry Delorey
We are inviting parishioners to serve as Sacristans, Ushers and Altar Servers for Funeral. Please contact Fr. Jonathan for more information.
The new Liturgy volunteer schedule for Star of the Sea is now available In addition the Liturgy committee needs new members. We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to Edmund for his faithful service to our parishes.
ST JOSEPH NEWS
Regular Weekly Bingo continues on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Card Plays - Tuesday at 7:30 p.m
Banana Split and Ice Cream Sundae - will be held Sunday, May 21, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 for a Split and $3.00 fro a Sundae.
ST. AGNES NEWS
Bingo - Sundays at 7:00 p.m in the parish hall.
BUTTERFLY MEMORY TREES - If you wish to remember a loved one in this manner please fill out a Memorial Card (available in the entrance of the church) and place it in the Collection Basket. A donation of $5.00 is requested per Butterfly. Donations will be deposited to the parish of your choice.
Prayer - For students who are graduating from Colleges and Universities and for their families and faculty members who have supported them,
we pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer
Canada Health Day - is celebrated in health care facilities and community services across the country. This day reminds us that health and healing are essential aspects of our baptismal vocation. We are called to take responsibility for our personal health: to prevent illness and to seek a healthy lifestyle.. Good health concerns the physical, emotional, social and spiritual health of our communities, respect for God’s creatures and the nurturing of the whole earth.
Mass For Shut-Ins - airs Sundays 11:30 am on CTV and is available to view on our Diocese of Antigonish YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPYevnyrNU6zIWHDh8KJ71w
and now on our website: https://www.antigonishdiocese.com/mass-for-shut-ins/