CHRIST THE KING ~ NOVEMBER 22, 2015
STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO
ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT
ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX
PASTOR: FR. DAN MACDONALD, 366-2927
(631-1872 for emergencies only)
CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Cal Harnish, Sam Delorey,
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 www.cansoparishes.org
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, November 28 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - †Bernie Sampson
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Duncan David
Sunday, November 29 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Carl Mooring
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - ♥For Parishioners
PLEASE NOTE MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE FOUR CHURCHES THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 28/29, FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT. THEREAFTER MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE FOUR CHURCHES THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH BEGINNING JANUARY 2/3, 2016
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE - There will be NO weekday Masses this week. Fr. Dan will be away for Priest Study Days and a Finance/Levy Workshop.
CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION: 20 minutes before Mass.
CHRIST THE KING/ADVENT - Sunday, November 22 marks the start of the last week of the liturgical year and is devoted to the end of times themes: Christ the King will restore all creation and restore his kingdom to the Father. The risen people of God will rejoice in a new heaven and a new earth. “There, with the whole creation, freed from the corruption of sin and death, may we glorify Christ our Lord.”
Sunday, November 29 begins the Season of Advent where we prepare for Christmas, when we recall Christ’s first coming among us, and it is also a time when we look forward to his second coming at the end of the ages. Advent is a time of joyful expectation. Let us remember and respond to this expectation in prayer, quiet time and preparation for the celebration of Christmas.
ADVENT EVENTS SCHEDULE
Sundays, Nov 29, Dec. 6 & 13- 6:30 p.m. - Evening Prayer at Star of the Sea
Star of the Sea Christmas Bazaar/Card Play - Saturday, December 5 starting at 12 noon; Card Play 0 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Christmas Prize Bingo/Bake Sale - Sunday December 6. Bake sale at 1:00 p.m;. Bingo at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9 - 6:30 p.m. - Mass/Reconciliation/Anointing/Confession
MEMORY TREE - will be placed in Star of the Sea and St. Joseph Churches until Sunday, January 10. Balls for the tree will be $5.00 each and a loved one’s name will be recorded with the ball. 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.
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT - The topic for the fall will be: On Care for Our Common Home - Pope Francis’ Encyclical. This encyclical, drawing its name from St. Francis' Canticle of the Creatures, reminds us that earth is our common home and that we must care for it. Pope Francis calls the entire world to take action to embrace what he calls “ecological conversion.” This program continues every Thursday to December 3, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
THE BODY OF CHRIST AT PRAYER: Fr. Paul Turner, well-known and much respected liturgist from Kansas City, Missouri, will be presenting a talk entitled The Body of Christ At Prayer: Why We Do, What We Do, When We Come to Mass". He will review with us aspects of our Sunday liturgy such as The Songs We Sing, The Dialogues We Exchange Between Priest and People, The Silences We Keep, The Postures We Take and The Gestures We Make. This talk will be delivered on Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. November 25, at St. Ninian Place, Antigonish. And while there is NO CHARGE for the talk, registration is required by phoning Darlene Stephenson at our Diocesan Pastoral Centre Toll Free @ 1-800-656-5311, extension 222. There are several parishioners attending from our area, please contact the parish office to coordinate travel.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Group sessions continue Monday, November 23 for groups Primary, 1,2,3 & 8. Sessions will be held Monday evenings at Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy starting at 6:00 p.m. Marie is willing to work with the year 4 group but needs another person in the room with her. Sessions would be Wednesdays after school and would be over at 4:00 p.m. The remaining groups will begin sessions when catechists becomes available. Please pray for the children and their families. If you are interested in working with a group of youth please contact Fr. Dan or Marie.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule for November 29
Lectors: Carla Armsworthy/Buzz Lumsden
EMOHC: Gelly Parker/Ray White
Presentation of Gifts: Percy Bond/Mary Jean Hanhams
Church Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon
Ushers/collectors: Gerald Lumsden/Janet Delorey
Hospitality: Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe
Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey
Property & Finance - next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, January 5 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.
Candles/Air Fresheners - members of the Ways & Means committee will be taking orders for 10 ounce candles (up to 80 hours burn time) and air fresheners. Candles are $15.00 each or a special offer of 2 for $25.00. Fresheners (3 per pack) are $10.00 each. There are 14 candle scents available. Flyer and Samples will be available in the entrance of the church. Deadline for ordering is November 27. PLEASE MAKE AN EXTRA EFFORT TO PROMOTE THIS FUND RAISER. LAST WEEK TO ORDER!!
Ways & Means - the next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. All members are requested to attend as well as anyone interested in helping with this committee
Christmas Bazaar/Card Play - Saturday, December 5. Only two weeks awaly, the Flip Chart will be filled in Sunday, November 22 immediately after Mass. Please give some thought as to how you can help out.
Ticket Sales - will be taking place on a Grocery Gift Card from the Canso Coop, value $300.00. Draw date is Tuesday, December 15. Ticket are available now, to sell or purchase tickets, please contact a committee member or the parish office.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 p.m. in Star of the Sea Glebe.
ST. AGNES NEWS
Christmas Prize Bingo - will be held WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 AT 7:00 P.M. in the parish hall, donations would be greatly appreciated.
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 - will be held Thursdays at the parish hall from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. Proceeds will be split between the Little Dover Community Development and St. Agnes parish.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Card Plays - will continue of Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fall Fair - was a huge success, many thanks for your ongoing support.
Christmas Prize Bingo and Bake Sale will be held on Sunday December 6. Bake sale at 1:00 p.m. and bingo at 2:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to donate a prize can bring it to church or contact Joan, Doreen or Kay.
Star of the Sea (62) 633.00
St. Agnes (13) 95.00
St. Joseph (30) 270.00
A very special thank you for donations to the Rel. Ed. Program, the money will be used to purchase supplies for the group sessions.
"Preparing for the Prince: What mercy means to me," an Advent day of reflection for girls ages 9-15, will be held Saturday, Dec. 12 in Room 18 at St. Ninian Place in Antigonish, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and culminating with the 4 p.m. Mass at St. Ninian's. Incorporating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the theme of the Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis, girls will enjoy a day of faith, fun, fellowship, music and holiday craft. Bring a bag lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. Cost of $5 per girl to cover costs. To register email Clare Lazzuri at email@example.com or call (902)870-4850.
Food Bank - Please remember the local Food Bank often as donations of non-perishable items are always needed. The Food Bank provides food for those who otherwise may go hungry. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Bethany Center - Centering Prayer. "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10. Two Fridays a month from 10:00 to 12:00 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. The source of Centering Prayer is the Indwelling Trinity. Its practice consists of responding to the call of the Holy Spirit to consent to the Divine presence and action in our lives. After the prayer with Scripture and the practice of Centering, we have a time of instruction on Centering Prayer and conversation about living the Christian Life. New members always welcome.Dates: December 4, 18
Pre marriage Programs - Below are the dates for the 2015 - 2016 Pre Marriage Programs offered by Family Service. November 28 & 29, 2015; February 20 & 21, 2016; April 30th & May 1st, 2016; June 25 & 26, 2016. The fee this year is $100 per couple. Pre-registration is required by contacting Tasia Boucher at (902) 849-4772.