(631-1872 for emergencies only)


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


Saturday, Oct 10 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul- ♥for Parishioners

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Juanita Gurney

Sunday, Oct 11 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Frank Haines

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Seward Armsworthy


Tuesday, October 6 - 6:00 pm. - St. Joseph - ♥Special Intention

Thursday, October 8 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - Maggie Delorey


COMMUNION CALLS - will take place when Fr. Dan is available

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT - The topic for the fall will be: On Care for Our Common Home - Pope Francis’ Encyclical. This encyclical, drawing its name from St. Francis' Canticle of the Creatures, reminds us that earth is our common home and that we must care for it. Pope Francis calls the entire world to take action to embrace what he calls “ecological conversion.” The six small group sessions include group reading, discussion, prayer, and action suggestions (for communal or personal use). This program will run every Thursday, October 22 - November 26, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. We can accommodate 12 people. Please contact the parish office or Marie if you are interested in taking part.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Group sessions will begin Monday, October 5 for years 1, 3 & 8. Sessions will be held Monday evenings at Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy starting at 6:00 p.m. The remaining groups will begin sessions when a catechists becomes available. Please pray for the children and their families. If you are interested in working with a group of youth please contact Fr. Dan or Marie.


Ministries Schedule for October 11

Lectors: Ginny Boudreau/Emily Lumsden

EMOHC: Geraldine Parker/Janet Delorey Presentation of Gifts: Brain/Melinda Bouchie

Church Cleaning: Marlene/Ernie Bond

Ushers/collectors: Gerry Parker/Janet Delorey

Hospitality: Deanna Nickerson/Gertie Snow

Sacristan: Janet Delorey

Ministries Schedule - Special thanks to all involved, much appreciated.

Property & Finance - next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, November 3 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.

Ways & Means - the next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. All members are requested to attend as well as anyone interested in helping with this committee

Prize Bingo - will be held Saturday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations would be greatly appreciated. Bingo generates between $3,000 and $4,000 annually, thank you so much for your ongoing support.

Walk-a-thon - Thanks you to all who walked, sponsored and supported in any way.

LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the vestry.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - Newly elected executive is Cynthia Creamer - Chairperson; Donna Jackson - Vice - chairperson and Marlaine Myatt - Secretary. Gerry Parker has resigned from council and this position has been filled by Sam Delorey. A very huge thank you goes out to retiring members, some who served on council for many years, Janet Delorey, Dorothy Bennett, Susan Bouchie, Joan Tibbo, Mandi Millar, Betty Ann Munroe, Corrine Munroe and Harry Delorey, you did a wonderful job, much appreciated.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. in the parish glebe. All members are requested to attend.


50/50 Bingo - will resume Sunday, October 4 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.

Bottle Drive - special thanks is extended to all who donated and helped and in any way. Profit will be published next week.


Regular Weekly Money Bingo at St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Port Felix every Saturday night at 7:30 pm

Flea Market Saturday October 10, 2015 from 9;00 am- 12 noon. Anyone wishing to donate an item, please bring to Church or contact Celine at 902-358-2096 or Cynthia at 902-358-2480. We would like items by Oct 8 so we can put them together. Thanks for your support.

Fall Fair - will be held on Sunday November 15, 2015. More details will follow.

Cemetery Clean-up - is scheduled for Thursday, October 8 at 10:00a.m. We will be spreading fill, tidying up graves, mowing and general maintenance. All help will be greatly appreciated.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - Hymn Sing (Roofing Campaign) was a wonderful success, a huge thank you to the organizers and supporters. The total amount raised will be posted at a later date.


Star of the Sea (53) 747.00

Loose 44.00

St. Agnes (26) 245.00

Loose 2.00

St. Vincent de Paul (9) 155.00

Loose 1.00

St. Joseph N/A


Food Bank - with Thanksgiving fast approaching it would be nice to have a food collection for the Canso and Area Food Bank . This could be presented during MASS ON OCTOBER 10/11 for Thanksgiving Day. Our parishes have been very generous in past years to help provide for those less fortunate. Food supplies are getting seriously low and the number of clients increasing. All donations are greatly appreciated.

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 August 1st, 2013 to January 31st, 2014. This service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:15pm. Refreshments will follow. We look forward to seeing you.

Prayer and Pigskin Boys/Young Men's Retreat day, and football game - On October 24th The Diocese will be holding a retreat for boys and Young men (Ages 7-25) There will be a Young adult, High school/Jr. High school, and young boys portion for the Retreat. There will be Food, Skits, Games Prayer and FUN! At the end of the day (2pm) we will head out to the football field to watch the X-MEN take on Acadia University! Join us for a exciting Christ centred game day experience! Register by Calling Nolan Conrad at the Youth Office at 902-539-6188. Cost is 10 Dollars. Fathers and Guardians are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

THE BODY OF CHRIST AT PRAYER: Fr. Paul Turner, well-known and much respected liturgist from Kansas City, Missouri, will be presenting a talk entitled The Body of Christ At Prayer: Why We Do, What We Do, When We Come to Mass". He will review with us aspects of our Sunday liturgy such as The Songs We Sing, The Dialogues We Exchange Between Priest and People, The Silences We Keep, The Postures We Take and The Gestures We Make. This talk will be delivered on Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. November 25, at St. Ninian Place, Antigonish. And while there is NO CHARGE for the talk, registration is required by phoning Darlene Stephenson at our Diocesan Pastoral Centre Toll Free @ 1-800-656-5311, extension 222. Fr. Turner has also prepared a video inviting us, the people of the Diocese of Antigonish, to this talk. This video is being sent to your pastor by email and is available on our Diocesan website:

The XFM Hospital Help Day Raffle in support of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation will be held on October 28th from 6am-6pm. The 5 prize packages include: Cash, Tickets to Chicago Blackhawks Game in Chicago, Winter Package, Montreal Canadians Legends Photos, Entertainment Package. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased by calling 1-902- 867-6000 or toll free 1-855-867-6004 on October 28th. Thank you in advance for your support.

Pre marriage Programs - Below are the dates for the 2015 - 2016 Pre Marriage Programs offered by Family Service.

November 28 & 29, 2015

February 20 & 21, 2016

April 30th & May 1st, 2016

June 25 & 26, 2016

The fee this year is $100 per couple. Pre-registration is required by contacting Tasia Boucher at (902) 849-4772.

Marriage preparation Course - Saturday – October 17, 2015 8:45- 4:00 p.m. St. Ninian Place, 121 St. Ninian Street The cost is $70/couple. To register contact: Brian Barkhouse, 902-863-5987 or email: For more info visit

New Beginnings Weekend - October 23 - 25 in Mabou for divorced, separated or have lost a spouse through bereavement. For more info call Ron at 902-564-0788

On Care for our Common Home - workshop series to deepen our knowledge of Catholic Social Teachings facilitated by the Social Justice Committee of the Diocese of Antigonish Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and 28 10 - 11:30 a.m. St. Ninian Place, Antigonish . Workshop 2: Taking Action on Climate Change

Antigonish Community Grief Support Group - As we go through life, loss in its many forms can cause very difficult challenges. An 8 week grief support program is being offered to help people walk through the grief process as they encounter a most difficult and painful yet normal experience. NEXT GROUP: Monday, October 19 to Monday, December 7, 2015; 7:00-9:00 p.m. St. Ninian Place No Fee. To register contact facilitators: Mica Francis, 902-863- 6221. Gladys MacDougall, 902-863-1375. or email: All are warmly welcome!

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