(631-1872 for emergencies only)


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, April 25 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Harry McCormick

Sunday, April 26 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - For Parishioners


Tuesday, April 21- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Alonzo Bond

Thursday, April 23 - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - Ronald/Winifred Boudreau


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

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 - Group sessions continue for all groups this week. Monday, May 4 will be the last group session for this year. Confirmation sessions will continue until May 11.

Confirmation - Please remember the Confirmation candidates in your prayers: Mackenzie Casey, Janelle Delorey, Trevor Delorey, Erica Hanhams, Alexander Kavanaugh, Emerald Newell, Ryan O’Handley, Brody Oliver and Sydney Oliver. Confirmation will be celebrated Sunday, May 24.

First Eucharist /First Reconciliation - First Reconciliation will be celebrated Saturday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. First Eucharist will be celebrated Sunday, May 3 in St. Agnes and Star of the Sea.

Religious Education Workshop “Finding God” workshop for all religious education teachers and parents on Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the former Rev. H. J. MacDonald School in Heatherton. Lunch will be provided for this event. Please contact Jolene at 902.386.2810 or e-mail to NO LATER THAN Monday, 20 April.

CHURCH TELETHON - parishioners are reminded to please honour their pledges. Pledges can be honoured at the parish office, placing in Sunday Collection or by mailing to the parish. Telethon pledges totaled:

St. Joseph 631.00

St. Vincent de Paul 965.00

St. Agnes 2,760.00

Star of the Sea 4,197.50

Please note there have been additional pledges that were not televised and will remain anonymous. If you wish to donate you may still do so at the parish office. A huge thank you goes out to all organizers, a job well done in a very short time. Looking forward to next time.

WEDDING PLANNING? - As preparations begin for this year’s wedding season, couples are reminded that six months notice is requested in order to successfully complete the preparations. For more information, please contact Fr. Dan or the parish office.

BAPTISMS: Parents wishing to have their child baptized should phone Fr. Dan or the parish office to make arrangements.

COME TO THE TABLE - We will host Come to the Table on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Glebe. Becoming the Body of Christ is the topic of our next conversation.


Star of the Sea (85) 1,045.00

Good Friday 85.00

Loose 41.00

Holy Thursday 110.00

St. Agnes (18) 185.00

St. Vincent de Paul (5) 105.00

St. Joseph (23) 186.00

Loose 9.75

LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, April 28 at 7:15 p.m. All members are requested to attend.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 7:15 p.m. in Star of the Sea Vestry. Location was moved due to the Card Play being held at St. Agnes Hall. All members are requested to attend.


Regular Weekly Card Play - will continue on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Women’s Night - will be held Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. in the Convent at Port Felix. All are welcome.

Annual Parish Picnic - plans are underway to organize the picnic scheduled for May 15 -17, 2015. If at all possible we would like to have prizes by the end of April or the first of May. More details to follow.


50/50 Bingo - Bingo continues Sundays at 7:00 p.m. All are most welcome.

Club 100 Tickets - Winners of the Club 100 were

Lloyd Keefe, Fr. Dan MacDonald, Verna Grant, Owen Boudreau and Richard Fanning. Congratulations to all and thank you to ticket sellers and buyers.

Results of meeting regarding the Parish Hall - it was decided that the Hall would remain with the parish. We will need the support of the community in order to repair and maintain this facility. The parish does not have the means or money to make the necessary upgrades. Fund - raising efforts will be on-going for both the church and the hall.


Property & Finance - A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m.

Ways & Means - Regular meeting will be Tuesday, May 12, 7:15 p.m at the glebe.

Upcoming fund-Raising Events

Spring Fling - will be held May 9 ( Mother’s Day Weekend) and volunteers are needed to assist with organizing this event. Card Play for lobsters, various wheels, hamburger/hot dogs, ice cream sundaes, fish pond, sucker pull, etc. Donations for the Variety Wheel and the Bake Table will be needed as well as donations of lobsters. Please contact a committee member or the parish office to help out.

Ministries Schedule for April 26

Lectors: Martha Rhynold/Donna Lewis

EMOHC: Jennie Greencorn/Flo Flemming

Ushers/collectors: Percy Bond/Gerald Lumsden

Hospitality: Louise Lumsden/Janet Delorey

Sacristan: Margie Horne

Presentation of Gifts: Janet/Sam Delorey

Church Cleaning: Melissa/Gayle Richards

Ministries Schedule - the present schedule runs until May 31 and a new one will include the summer months. If you wish to have your name added to deleted please contact Mary LeBlanc or the parish office on or before May 15. If there are times when you will be unavailable please let Mary know as well. Thank you for your continued ministry involvement, it is much appreciated.


Food Bank - Donations of non-perishable items are greatly appreciated. They can be placed in the Food Bank box in the entrance of our churches. Thank you for your support.

Bethany Center Events

Centering Prayer: The Centering Prayer Community meets to listen to the word of God in Scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) which leads them into contemplative prayer. Fridays from 10:00 - 12:00: May 1, 15.

Oasis Days: Come and enjoy a time to be, a time to pray, a time to rest! Tuesdays 9:45 to 4:00:

May 5 - Celebrating the Forty Days of Easter

Cost: $25/day Pre-registration required by the preceding Monday

Retreats: Cost: $425 - All Scheduled Retreats

This fee includes: Registration, Accommodations and Meals. A non-refundable deductible deposit of $50 is required to complete your registration.

April 21-29 - Invited into God's Company as Friends. In the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, the Second Vatican Council describes Sacred Scripture saying that "By this revelation, then, the invisible God, from the fullness of his love, addresses man and women as friends, and lives among them, in order to invite and receive them into his own company." Looking at the questions Jesus asked and the requests he made, an attempt will be made to see how we are invited into God's own company as friends. Director: Gerald Wiesner, O.M.I. holds a Licentiate in Theology from St. Paul University in Ottawa and pursued graduate studies at Universities in Canada and the US.

The Antigonish Diocesan Council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada are sponsoring the TV Mass from St. Basil’s Church in Toronto on Wednesday, April 22nd. It airs at 9:00 am and is repeated at 1:00 pm the same day.

Day Trip to Monastery, Saturday, May 9th in honor of Our Lady of Grace – Bishop Dunn will celebrate Mass at 3:00. Dinner & Lunch included $50.00 return. Phone Yvonne at 902-862-6781

Vocations - Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community…. This is why Jesus said: “Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest,” that is, God the Father, “to send out labourers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38). Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit. I am pleased to stress this today, which is the “World Day of Prayer for Vocations.” April 26, 2015. Pope Francis. Sunday, April 26th, is the world day of prayer for vocations, particularly for priesthood and consecrated life.

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