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)
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: MARIE PARKER, 366-2336
CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346
The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at www.cansoparishes.org
PENTECOST SUNDAY ~ MAY 19, 2013
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 25 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph
Sunday, May 26 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - ♥For Parishioners
WEEKDAY MASS - Tuesday - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph, Port Felix
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea, Canso
CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION:: 20 minutes before Mass.
COMMUNION CALLS - will take place the second full week of every month.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS
NOT A DOVE, NOT A FLAME, BUT A PERSON! - If you were asked to draw a picture of God the Son, you might sketch a young man with long hair and a beard. If you were asked to draw a picture of God the Father, you might fashion an image of an older man with white hair. How would you draw a picture of the Holy Spirit? Most artists have been content with using images from the Bible--a dove or a flame. Is this adequate?
Jesus' description of the Holy Spirit is that of a person. "I will ask the Father and he will send you another defender. When he comes... he will guide you to all truth." (Jn 15:16; 16:13) The best image of the Holy Spirit might be that of the Russian Icon by Andrei Rublev, a 15th century artist. He portrays three visitors to Abraham mentioned in Genesis 18. They are identical in appearance, though their clothing differs. The point is that God the Holy Spirit is a loving, caring and beautiful person. The Holy Spirit should be treated in the same way as God the Father and God the Son.
AS A BODY IS ONE - The central point in Paul's teaching is the notion that all of Jesus' followers are united. This is more than a symbolic unity--that we are together in a common faith. Paul believes that there is a real physical and mental link between us. He uses the human body as an illustration of this basic thought. Your body is a combination of many individual components: hands, feet, eyes, bones, etc. Today, we might compare it with a computer that has a monitor, keyboard, central processor, modem--all linked together by wires (or even wireless). Each part is harmonized by our brain, or more specifically, by our soul. When the soul leaves the body, the individual parts no longer act in harmony. The Holy Spirit is the connecting link in our faith-body. He (or She) harmonizes our individual gifts for the benefit of the whole community.
Confirmation - Practise for Confirmation will be held Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Star of the Sea Church. Youth, parents and sponsors are expected to attend. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated Monday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Star of the Sea Church. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend. Please remember the following candidates in your prayers: St. Agnes - Alexis Casey, Brandon Haines, Jordan Fanning, Kendra Myatt, Dylan Doyle, Chantel MacDonald, St. Vincent de Paul - Ryan Dobson, Kennedy Fraser, Shane Dobson; St. Joseph - Blake Newell; Star of the Sea - Cassy Boudreau, Gerald Bond, Daniel Grover, Kelsey Oliver, Paige Oliver, Brae Greencorn, Allie Feltmate, Denise Pellerine.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - will meet Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. St. Agnes Hall
LITURGY COMMITTEE - Tuesday May 21 7:00 p.m. at the Glebe.
ST. AGNES NEWS:
Church Cleaning- Charlene/Colleen Boudreau
50/50 Bingo - Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule for May 26
Lectors -Edmund/Mary LeBlanc
EMOHC -Clarice Avery /Gelly Parker
Presenting the Gifts - Ray/Judy White
Church Cleaners - Melissa/Gayle Richards
Ushers/Coll. -Gertie Snow/Buzz Lumsden
Hospitality - Paul/Lorna Horne
Sacristan - Margie Horne
Ministries Schedule - The present schedule runs until June 9 and a new one is being made. If you wish to have your name added or deleted please contact Mary LeBlanc (366-2550) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, May 27. Also - if you know of any dates that you will be unavailable during the summer please give those to her as well. Special thanks to Mary for arranging the ministries schedule.
Spring Cemetery Clean-up - is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 starting at 9:00 a.m.. Please bring any tools that you might use for general clean-up.
Property & Finance - Next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe. All members are encouraged to attend.
Commemorative Wall Plates - can be made and if you wish to make a donation in memory of someone or in your name please contact the parish office.
Ways & Means - our next scheduled meeting will be held Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the glebe.
Spring Bulb Sale - Vesey’s Bulbs - Thank you for your support. The bulbs will be delivered when they arrive.
Lobster Supper - will be held Sunday, June 10, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Shamrock Club. Advance tickets ($12.50 each) will be available May 22. Please contact the parish office, Martha Rhynold or Betty Ann Munroe to purchase tickets. Tickets ($15.00) will also be available at the door on that day. To help out with this project please contact a committee member.
Spring Fling - wonderful, just a wonderful time! We realized a profit of $3,520.59 ($1,000.00 more than last year)which is the best year yet! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Cake Booth - August 16 & 17. We really need some help with this project and someone to oversee it. We can purchase the cakes locally this year so that is a big plus. We have workers available, just need a person who will take responsibility for this project.
Star of the Sea 409.00
St. Agnes 262.00
St. Vincent de Paul 175.00
St. Joseph 147.00
GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY WOMEN’S RETREAT - in Mabou - June 7 - 9. Begins at 8:00 p.m on Friday and ends with dinner on Sunday. Please register by contacting Srs. Alma and Florence at 358-2346 or Marie. Transportation can be arranged as a number of women from our area attend. This is a truly wonderful weekend!
FOOD BANK: Please donate when you can.
New Beginnings Weekend - for persons who have lost their spouses through separation, divorce, or bereavement to help move on and revitalize your life Weekend will be May 24, 25, 26. For further info please call Ron Currie at 902-564-0788
Marriage Enrichment Day - for husbands and wives based on the #1 best seller for the past 25 years, “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman. It will be held Saturday, June 8, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Sydney. Cost is $25.00 per couple, includes breaks, lunch and workbook. Couples are encouraged to attend. For additional information please contact us at 862-3555 or email@example.com
eVena Pilgrimage - Join the Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, June 2 by becoming an eVena Pilgrim! The eVena Pilgrimage for the Poor will take place throughout Nova Scotia on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Pilgrims will visit as many parishes as they can, praying and sending prayer cards to loved ones and giving alms to support a scholarship fund for students in Bolivia. Travel individually, as a parish group, or as a family, walking or driving. There is no cost for this pilgrimage, however, donations for covering our costs would be appreciated. For more information and to register online, go to www.evenaprayer.com.
Walk of Hope - in memory of Stephanie Cashin O’Neill will be held Saturday, May 25 starting at Port Felix parish hall. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and walk is at 11:00, followed with lunch.
World Day of Prayer for the Church in China - May 24 - In May 2007, Pope Benedict XVI asked that May 24 be observed as a Day of Prayer of the Church in China. He chose this day since it is the traditional feast of Our Lady of Help of Christians, who is venerated at the Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai. Please remember this in your prayers.
PORT FELIX PARISH PICNIC
MAY 17 - 19, 2013
COME AND ENJOY
SATURDAY, MAY 18
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Live Band “Running on Empty”
SUNDAY, MAY 19
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Pancake, Scrambled Eggs & Sausage Breakfast
2:00 p.m. JUMBO CARD PLAY for LOBSTERS Admission - $8.00
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. BANANA SPLIT SALE $4.00; SUNDAE SALE $2.00
7:00 p.m. - FAMILY VARIETY CONCERT - Admission - $5.00
FUN FOR EVERYONE!