PASTOR: FR. DAN MACDONALD, 366-2927 (631-1872 for emergencies only)


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Janet Delorey, President, 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

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Saturday, Oct 25 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For Parishioners

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Earl O’Halloran

Sunday, Oct 26 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes -Sheldon Haines

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Lawrence Dort


Tuesday, Oct. 21 - St. Agnes – 6:00 p.m. Bernard Sampson

Thursday, Oct 23- Star of the Sea - 6:00 p.m. - Bill McKeough


COMMUNION CALLS - will take place the first full week of each month. Notification will be placed in the parish bulletin.

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED: (All Souls) will be celebrated at Star of the Sea Church Sunday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Family members will be invited to light a candle in memory of those who died since November 2013. Please advise the parish who will be representing your family if you have received a letter. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend.

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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Thank you for your prayers, we do have a catechist for the year five group. We still need HELPERS FOR THE YEAR 6 AND CONFIRMATION GROUPS. Thank you! 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.

REGULAR LITURGY MEETING - is scheduled for Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Glebe, all members are encouraged to attend as well as any new parishioners interested in Liturgy.

SPECIAL LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - to continue planning for the First Sunday of Advent will be held Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. All interested parishioners are invited to attend.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - the next meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21 at 6:20 p.m in St. Agnes parish hall. All members are requested to attend.


Church Cleaning - Sheila Harnish/Darlene Keefe

50/50 Bingo - will resume as soon as the doors are replaced. A notice will be placed in the bulletin as to when they will start.


Fall Fair - Sunday, Nov. 9 at Parish Hall

1:00 p.m. - Chocolate Wheel and Cake Walk

2:00 p.m. - Mini 5 & 10 cent Prize Bingo Collecting before each game.

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Pot Luck Supper, Rolls, Biscuits, Sweets, Tea and Coffee; $8.00 per person. 50/50 ticket draw

Regular Weekly Bingo - continues on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and will continue until late fall.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: Friday October 24, 3:00- 5:00 p.m. St. Joseph parish hall, Port Felix. Pumpkins for the children to carve. Bring your tools. Donations accepted to cover the cost of pumpkins. Lunch will be provided. Treat bags, Games. All are invited to attend


Star of the Sea (62) 669.00

Loose 54.00

St. Agnes (24) 211.00

Loose 5.00

St. Vincent de Paul (9) 120.00

Loose 35.00

St. Joseph (23) 156.00

Loose 24.50


Property & Finance - A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4 at 7:15 p.m.

Ways & Means - Regular meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. We always are looking for committee members, all are welcome.

Prize Bingo - special thanks to all who supported the bingo, proceeds will be posted in next week’s bulletin. Once again thanks!

Christmas Dinner - Very exciting news here! We have two parishioners who volunteered to Co-Chair this event, Susan McKeough and Juanita Dort. Thank you so much! A MEETING WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 IMMEDIATELY AFTER MASS. All those interested in helping out are asked to attend. The date will be Saturday, November 29. Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. and must be purchased from the parish office (Fr. Dan) NO TICKETS WILL BE RESERVED, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Cost is $25.00 per ticket. Christmas Bazaar - is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, please consider working on crafts.

Parish Walk-a-thon - a big thank you to all who walked, sponsored or helped out in any way. Donations total $1,056.00 to date and more to come in, just wonderful!

Ministries Schedule for October 26

Lectors: Donna Lewis/Frances Jackson

EMOHC: Geraldine Parker/Jennie Greencorn

Hospitality: Ray/Judy White

Ushers/collectors: Gerald Lumsden/Carla Armsworthy

Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey

Presentation of Gifts: Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe

Church Cleaning: Melissa/Gayle Richards


Food Bank - all shelves are getting low, any and all donations of non-perishable goods would be greatly appreciated. Donation box is in the entrance of the church. Donations can be offered in the Presentation of Gifts during the Mass. Thank you for your support.

Pre-Marriage Program offered by Family Service of Eastern NS: November 1st & 2nd, 2014; February 7th & 8th, 2015; April 18th & 19th, 2015; June 13th & 14th, 2015. All sessions will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall in Sydney River. The times for the program are 1). Saturdays from 12:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and 2). Sundays from 1 am to 4:45 p.m.. Please contact 902 849-4772 to pre-registration (required). The cost of the program is $75 per couple.

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: BEGINNING Monday, Oct.20th to Monday, Dec.8th, 2014; 7:00 to 9:00pm.ST. NINIAN PLACE No Fee To Register contact facilitators: Gladys MacDougall, 902-863-1375 Mica Francis, 902-863- 6221 or All are warmly welcome!

Challenge Retreat Weekends - for young adults between the ages of 15 to 20 held this fall. The 116th Young Women's Challenge weekend will be Nov 7,8 & 9. and the 76th Young Men's Challenge will be the weekend of Nov. 21, 22 and 23. These weekends will be taking place at Camp Breton Dean in Hillside Mira. Anyone wishing to attend or work these weekends can contact Elaine MacLeod, Challenge Lay Director, at 902 794-2596 or email These action-packed weekends are at time of personal and spiritual growth which have seen hundreds of young people attend through the years. See you there!

New Beginnings - There is a new beginning for people who are bereaved, divorced or separated. We are providing a weekend of support and help by a team of your peers. This year’s weekend will take place on November 7th, 8th and 9th at St. Josephs Renewal Centre in Mabou. For more information, please contact Ron Currie at 902-564-0788

Pilgrimage - Oct 23 - Nov 1 ($2995+tax): Pilgrimage to Medjugorje & Shrines of Eastern Europe, includes airfare from Moncton, Halifax or Fredericton, superior tourist accommodation, daily breakfast & dinner, professional guides and all entrance fees. INFO: Marie Desjardins at (207) 868-5027 or

Come to the Table

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, October 30 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Glebe.The Symbols of Bread and Wine (Handout: More on Bread & Wine) 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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