TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ AUGUST 19, 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, August 25 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph’s - Elizabeth Greencorn


Sunday, August 26 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Evie Keefe

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Clem Richard


WEEKDAY MASS TIMES

Wednesday, August 22- 6:00 p.m. Port Felix - Bridget McKeough

Thursday, August 23 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Betty Ryan


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 - The Real Bread and Drink of Life

For a couple of weeks now, our readings, especially the Gospels, continue to tell us that Jesus is the bread of life. This is simply to remind us of the importance of the Holy Eucharist in our Christian life. Eucharist means thanksgiving. So, filled with the Holy Spirit, we give thanks to God for inviting us to share in His wisdom, and in the body and blood of Christ. In our First Reading today, God Himself who is Wisdom invites us to His banquet. However, only those who are humble duly take advantage of this invitation, in their pride the Jews in today’s Gospel refused to be fools in order to be made wise in the ways of God. By this, they shut themselves out of the banquet of the body and blood of Christ. At times some of us behave like the Jews. This is by assuming that we can analyze and understand the mystery of the body and blood of Christ with our limited human insight and, the wisdom of this world. Hence, Paul warns us today: “Be careful about the sort of lives you live, like intelligent and not senseless people…” Holy Communion is the food of eternal life. Receiving the Eucharist day after day without knowing its true value might make us cold and indifferent towards this most holy sacrament. Each time we receive the Eucharist, we are truly receiving Jesus and he comes to abide in us and make our lives more enriching and holy. All the saints have realized the value of Holy Communion. How do we approach this Most Holy Sacrament? How does it change us and make us enlivened each time? Or are we cold and indifferent towards the Holy Communion?


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Parents are asked to pass in any completed Home Programs. Parishioners are also invited to consider working with a group of youth during the upcoming. Groups are very small and the children are a joy to be with. Our faith needs to be shared, it is our baptismal call. Please take some time and think about helping a young person in their faith. All materials and registrations will be provided.


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


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.


ST. AGNES NEWS - A very BIG thank you to all who helped in any way with the Dover Days Celebrations. It is much appreciated. Profit realized was $7,726.78!! This includes monetary donations. Once again thanks so much.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - Next meeting will be announced for September.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (53) 721.00

Loose 218.00

St. Agnes (18) 195.00

Loose 15.00

St. Vincent de Paul (6) 85.00

Loose 13.00

St. Joseph (21) 174.00

Loose 52.25

Building Fund 40.00


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, August 26

Lectors - Martha Rhynold/Marie Parker

EMOHC -Gelly Parker/Janet Delorey

Presentation of Gifts -Baker Family

Church Cleaning - Marlene/Ernie Bond

Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality - Gelly Parker/Deanna Nickerson

Sacristan - Janet Delorey

Servers: Katlin

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, September 4 at 7:15 p.m. in the Meeting Room. New members are welcome.

Ways & Means - A meeting will be held Tuesday, September 11 at 7:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the glebe.

Regatta Prize Bingo - wonderful support, a total profit of $1,210.65 was realized. So many thanks to all.

Regatta Chowder Luncheon/Cake Booth/String Pull/Ticket Sales - Thank you for your ongoing support. It is much appreciated!!

Parking in the Prescribed Zone for Those with Disabilities - We wish to remind parishioners that this zone is DROP-OFF AREA ONLY. Parking is only permitted to drop someone off. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Parking Notice - We also wish to remind parishioners to park their cars perpendicular (right angle) to the ditch in the lower parking lot.


NOTES

2019 Colombia Mission Trip - Jan. 18– 29, 2019
Twelve-day Colombia Mission to Home for children who’ve been abandoned. AGES: Young Adults 18 &up. FLIGHTS from Halifax or Toronto: $1198.00 (DUE Sept 17th) PLUS ground fees: $600. CONTACT: Fr. Andrew Gillies – fr.gillies@yahoo.ca – 1-902-863-4846

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. Join us at one, two or all three events to learn more of our history, discuss parish life and consider: How is God speaking to us now? What are we being called to? Watch for more details on the Diocesan website. http://www.antigonishdiocese.com


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



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