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, October 29 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥For parishioners

Saturday, October 29 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - ♥Special Intention

Sunday, October 30 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Mamie Fanning

Sunday, October 30 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Sandy Chisholm


***Wednesday, October 26 - 6:00 - St. Joseph - †Alice Murphy

Thursday, October 27 - 6:00 - Star of the Sea - †Bertha Murphy

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED: (All Souls) will be celebrated at Star of the Sea Church Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Family members will be invited to light a candle in memory of those who died since November 2015. Please advise the parish who will be representing your family if you have received a letter. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend.

Memory Tree - will be placed in Star of the Sea and St. Joseph Churches starting November 1 and continuing until Sunday, January 8. Balls for the tree will be $5.00 each and a loved one’s name will be written on a ball. Parishioners have the option of bringing in their own ornament to place on the tree and making a donation in memory of their loved one. Parishioners who opt to bring in their own ornament would be responsible to remove the ornament when the tree is taken down in January. Donations will be deposited to the parish of your choice. Please fill out a memorial card with your loved ones name. For more information contact the parish office.

COMMUNION CALLS - will take place the 1st Thursday (St Joseph) and 1st Friday (Star of the Sea/St. Agnes) for the month, (November 3/4). In the event of a funeral or Diocesan business, Communion Calls will be held the following month. 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.

A PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (DIOCESE OF ANTIGONISH) - Heavenly Father, bless your Church with an abundance of holy and dedicated priests, deacons, brothers and sisters. Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require. Form as all in the likeness of your Son as that in him, with him and through him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. Please remember Seminarian Jordan MacKinnon, (from our Diocese) who is studying for the priesthood in your prayers.

RECITATION OF THE HOLY ROSARY - Please join us in praying the Rosary: October is traditionally the month of the Holy Rosary, a time to pray to our Lady, to ask the intercession of Mary for all our intentions, particularly the Sick in our communities. The rosary will be prayed Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Chapel beginning October 2 and continuing to December 18. All parishioners are invited to join in praying the Rosary for the sick and suffering in our communities. If you are unable to join us please pray the Rosary at home or wherever you are.

VOTIVE CANDLES - Due to a 73% increase in the cost of votive candles over the last 10 years, we are increasing donations to $5.00 FOR A 5-DAY VOTIVE AND $2.00 FOR AN 8 HOUR VOTIVE. The practice and devotion of lighting votive candles is a traditional and commendable way to remember loved ones in need of prayer. This applies to Star of the Sea and St. Agnes parishes.

Happening this week - Rosary - Sunday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. in St. Anthony’s Chapel.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Parents are asked to register their children for the Finding God program. Please pray for Catechists for our children and youth. Religious Ed cannot start unless we have catechists and volunteers to work with the children, youth and their families. Please give this some thought. At the present time we have two people who are interested in working with the program.

LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Thursday, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the glebe. All members are requested to attend.


Star of the Sea (66) 728.00

Loose 35.00

St. Agnes (27) 300.00

Loose 27.00

St. Vincent De Paul (8) 110.00

Loose 21.50

St. Joseph (32) 318.00

Loose 11.15


50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays, 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.

Chase the Ace - continues Thursdays in the parish hall from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Proceeds are split between the Little Dover Community Development and St. Agnes parish. Special thanks for your support!


Cemetery Clean-up - will be held Saturday, November 5. A load of fill is available so please bring shovels, wheelbarrows and like equipment. Rain date is the following Saturday, November 12.

Finance/Property Committee - will meet Wednesday, November 16 immediately after Mass in the church vestry. All committee members are encouraged to attend.

Card Plays - continue on Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

Regular Weekly Bingo - Port Felix Parish Hall

continuing on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Canteen services available, Thank you for your support.

Fall Fair - Saturday, Nov 12 - Games of Chance and Silent Auction beginning at 2:00 p.m. Potluck Supper from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Adults - $10.00, children under 10 - $5.00.

Christmas Prize Bingo and Bake Sale - Sunday, Nov. 27; Bake sale at 1:00 p.m. Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Donations are needed and much appreciated.


Ways & Means - will be held Tuesday, November 8 at 7:15 p.m. All members are asked to attend. We are in need of members for this committee.

Up-coming Events -

Candle Campaign - once again this year scented candles will be available. The campaign will start October 1 and order forms will be available this weekend. Candles are $15.00 each; Air fresheners- $10.00 per pack. Please share this information.

October Prize Bingo - Has been cancelled, prizes collected will be held over for the Christmas Bazaar.

Christmas Bazaar - parishioners are invited to start preparing for the Bazaar by making crafts, knitting and planning how you can help out. The Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, December 3 at the Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall.

Property & Finance - The regular meeting will be held Tuesday, November 1, 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.

Painting the Interior of the Church- we are still working on this project, anyone interested in helping out with fund-raising for this project is asked to contact the parish office.

Ministries Schedule - October

Lectors: Marie Parker/Martha Rhynold

EMOHC: Mary/Edmund LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts: Melissa Richards/Deanna Nickerson

Church Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon

Ushers/Collectors: Bill MacMillan/Janet Delorey

Hospitality: Bet/Bruce Munroe

Sacristan: Janet Delorey


World Mission Sunday- is Sunday, October 23. Catholics throughout the world are invited to pray for and give to the Missions. “How I long to find the right words to stir up enthusiasm for a new chapter of evangelization full of fervour, joy, generosity, courage, boundless love and attraction!.... I once more invoke the Holy Spirit. I implore him to come and renew the Church, to stir and implore her to go forth boldly to evangelize all peoples.” - Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 261

Evening of Prayer - There will be an 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 February 1, 2016 – July 31, 2016. This service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium (former St. Martha’s Chapel) on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm. Refreshments will follow. We look forward to seeing you.

Pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre July 16 – 22, 2017. Please contact Rose Langlois at 902-564-0146 for more information.

Mass for Shut Ins - has started on Sundays at the regular time of 11:30 am. Two shows October 23 and October 30 have been preempted from this time slot because of a conflict with NFL Football coming from Europe. So Mass for Shut Ins on Oct 23 and Oct 30 will be broadcast at 8 :00 a.m.

Helping Victims of Flooding - parishioners are invited to pray for those displaced by the flooding and to offer monetary donations. Donations can be make directly to the United Way or to the Diocese and it will be forwarded to the United Way. For more information a copy of Bishop Dunn’s letter is available on the parish website.


Centering Prayer -"Be still and know that I am God."Psalm 46:10: November 4, 18, December 9, 16. 10:00 - 12:00

Oasis Days - Focus on God's Mercy as we bring to a close the Year of Mercy. Wednesdays: November 9 - God of Justice,. Practicing Compassion - Thursday, October 27. Based on Frank Rogers, Jr's 2015 book, "Practicing Compassion".

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