TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SEPTEMBER 15, 2019


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, Janet Delorey, Gerry Parker, Gelly Parker,
Cynthia Creamer, Calvin Harnish, Corrine Munroe,
Agnes Casey, 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 SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 21 - 4:30 p.m.- St. Vincent de Paul - For the Faithful

- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Johnny Soet


Sunday, September 22 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Percy George

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


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 18- No Mass

Thursday, September 19 - St. Anthony’s Chapel - For the Faithful


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 READINGS - The Merciful And Forgiving Father

The three parables of today’s Gospel speak of the intrinsic nature of our God as a loving and merciful Father. God’s love towards His children is unconditional, non-calculating, benevolent and infinitely merciful. He is concerned when someone strays away from His love. He searches for the lost one until He finds him/her. And then, “He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities” (Psalm 103:10). The prodigal son comes to his senses and chooses to retrace his steps to his father’s house. He decides to ask his father for forgiveness and mercy: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.” This is the model of true repentance and conversion. God has blessed us with the gift of freedom to stray away from His love and also the freedom to stay in or return to His love. The choice is ours. God welcomes us back when we decide to return. He rejoices and celebrates the return of His prodigal children.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (30) 369.00

Loose 20.00

St. Agnes, St. Joseph, St. Vincent de Paul - No Weekend Masses due to Hurricane Dorian


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, September 22

Lectors - Juanita Dort/Donna Lewis

EMOHC - Flo Flemming/Ray White

Presentation of Gifts - Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe

Church Cleaning: Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality - Donna Lewis/Deanna Nickerson

Sacristan - Flo Flemming

Servers - Anthony/Damien

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, November 5 - 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will be held Tuesday, October 8 at 7:15, in the church vestry. Committee members are open to new suggestions to aid in fund-raising. .

Trivia Night - will be held Saturday, September 21 starting at 7:00 p.m. in Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by contacting Flo Flemming, Melissa Feltmate, Marie Parker or Betty Ann Munroe. Cost - $10.00 per person. 4 people per team. Maximum 15 teams.

Club 100 Tickets - are available this month from committee members. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. Draw date is October 1


Fall Cemetery Clean-Up - is scheduled for Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m. Rain date is October 19. Please share this with parishioners, family members and anyone who uses the cemetery.


Prize Bingo - will be held Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations of household items, Halloween or Fall items are needed. Thank you for your support.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Regular weekly bingo - Saturdays at 7:30 pm


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glebe.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 in St. Agnes parish Hall. All members are asked to attend.


NOTES

Sept. 15 - Living the Call. 2 pm Learning Together to Live the Call. Session and Dialogue with Dr. Anne Jamieson. St. Ninian Place, Antigonish

4 pm - 175th Anniversary Closing Mass. Presider: Bishop Brian Dunn. St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish. Mass will open with a procession of individuals bearing symbols and witness to the rich history and culture of our diocese. Reception with hot/cold buffet to follow in St. Ninian Place.

Invite to Deaconate Ordinations - 8 candidates from our diocese will be ordained as deacons on Friday, Sept. 20, 4:00 pm at St. Ninian Cathedral in Antigonish. All priests, deacons, religious and laity of the diocese are cordially invited to participated in this great occasion of hope for our diocese. All parishioners are invited, as well, to a reception afterwards.

Marriage Preparation Course - Fall 2019
A marriage preparation course is scheduled to be held in the Monsignor Donnelly Hall, in St. Peters Parish, Tracadie on Saturday, 26th October 2019 from 08:30 to 4:00 pm.

Pre-Marriage Programs with Family Service of Eastern NS - 2020 FEBRUARY 15TH & 16TH; JUNE 6TH & 7TH Location is our Family Service office in Glace Bay; address: “9 Minto Street, Glace Bay, NS, B1A 5B2. Participants must call (902) 849-4772 to ‘pre-register”

Cursillo weekend schedule - Men's - October 17-20, 2019 , Women's - November 7-10, 2019 candidates are needed and if interested in attending please call Kevin or Karen McSween at ( 902) 862- 8517, Sean or Roberta O'Leary at 902 539-4692, Burt or Claudia Aucoin at (902) 578-1266 or Gary David (902)631-1734.

Ultreya - starts again September 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm Our Lady of Fatima church, hope to see you there.







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