(631-1872 for emergencies only)


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Janet Delorey, President, 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

The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at



Saturday, Nov 1 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - Raymond George

- 6:00 p.m.- St. Joseph - ♥For Parishioners

Sunday, Nov 2 -   9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Beattie Haines

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Willie Van der Hogan


Tuesday, Oct. 28 – 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - ♥Special Intentions

No weekday Mass in Canso on Thursday, October 30.


COMMUNION CALLS - will take place the first full week of each month. Notification will be placed in the parish bulletin.

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED: (All Souls) will be celebrated at Star of the Sea Church Sunday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Family members will be invited to light a candle in memory of those who died since November 2013. Please advise the parish who will be representing your family if you have received a letter. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend.

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.

TRAINING/REFRESHER FOR EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION - will be held Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. in Star of the Sea Church. All Eucharistic Ministers are asked to attend. If you are unable to attend please check with Fr. Dan to be brought up to date.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -. We still need HELPERS FOR THE YEAR 6 AND CONFIRMATION GROUPS. Thank you! Group sessions continue for youth in grades Primary - 8 on Mondays, at Fanning School from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Confirmation group will meet Monday 6:15 - 7:15 p.m in Fanning School.

Catechetical Workshop - will be held Saturday, November 1 in St. Joseph parish, Port Hawkesbury. The workshop will run from 10 - 4:00 p.m. Catechists are asked to confirm if they are attending. Lunch will be provided and transportation can be arranged.

REGULAR LITURGY MEETING - is scheduled for Thursday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Glebe, all members are encouraged to attend as well as any new parishioners interested in Liturgy.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - a new Executive has been selected, Janet Delorey remains as Chairperson, Dorothy Bennett is the Vice-Chairperson and Corrine Munroe is the Secretary. Thank you to these ladies for your participation. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m in Star of the Sea vestry. All members are requested to attend.


Church Cleaning - Charlene/Colleen Boudreau

50/50 Bingo - there will be NO bingo on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 due to the All Souls Mass. Bingo will resume Sunday, November 9.

Mini Fall Fair - will be held Sunday, November 2 starting with a Cake Walk at 11:00 a.m., Hot Dogs, Games of Chance and Chinese Auction. Come and enjoy a fun-filled event. Proceeds to St. Agnes parish


Fall Fair - Sunday, Nov. 9 at Parish Hall

1:00 p.m. - Chocolate Wheel and Cake Walk

2:00 p.m. - Mini 5 & 10 cent Prize Bingo Collecting before each game. Donations are needed for prizes.

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Pot Luck Supper, Rolls, Biscuits, Sweets, Tea and Coffee; $8.00 per person. 50/50 ticket draw

Regular Weekly Bingo - continues on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and will continue until late fall.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: a HUGE thank you to those who organized the Halloween Party for the youth in our area. A great effort. Thank you.


Star of the Sea (62) 722.00

Loose 40.00

St. Agnes (24) 335.00

Loose 7.00

St. Vincent de Paul (9) 100.00

Loose 15.00

St. Joseph (25) 287.00

Loose 7.00

Cemetery Clean-up for all FOUR Churches - is scheduled for Saturday, November 8 at 9:30 a.m. Parishioners/family members are invited to come out and help tidy up our Cemeteries before winter. Please bring rakes, shovels, wheel barrows and other equipment. Top soil will be provided.


Property & Finance - A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4 at 7:15 p.m.

Ways & Means - Regular meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. We always are looking for committee members, all are welcome.

Ticket Sale - tickets will be available during November/December on a $300.00 Grocery Certificate. Draw date is Tuesday, December 16. Please contact Flo Flemming to purchase or offer to sell tickets.

Prize Bingo - special thanks to all who supported the bingo, we realized a profit of $841.50. Once again thanks!

Christmas Dinner - Very exciting news here! We have two parishioners who volunteered to Co-Chair this event, Susan McKeough and Juanita Dort. Thank you so much! A MEETING WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 IMMEDIATELY AFTER MASS. All those interested in helping out are asked to attend. The date will be Saturday, November 29. Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. and must be purchased from the parish office (Fr. Dan) NO TICKETS WILL BE RESERVED, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Cost is $25.00 per ticket. Christmas Bazaar - is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, please consider working on crafts.

Parish Walk-a-thon - a big thank you to all who walked, sponsored or helped out in any way. Donations total $1,056.00 to date and more to come in, just wonderful!

Ministries Schedule for November 2

Lectors: Marie Parker/Carla Armsworthy

EMOHC: Edmund/Mary LeBlanc

Hospitality: Brian/Melinda Bouchie

Ushers/collectors: Bill MacMillan/Buzz Lumsden

Sacristan: Janet Delorey

Presentation of Gifts: Margie Horne/Melissa Richards

Church Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon


Flu Vaccine - Canso Medical Center

October 29 - 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

November 12 - 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

November 26 - 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

December 2 - 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please contact Mary Jurcina Taylor, Primary Health Care at 902-366-3437 for more information

Flu Clinic - Monday, November 3, Shamrock Club, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please contact Angela Dobson, 902-366-2925 or Sherry MacDonald, 902-533-3502. Please bring your Health Card to the Shamrock Club.

Food Bank -Donations are welcomed at any time, 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.

Pre-Marriage Program offered by Family Service of Eastern NS: November 1st & 2nd, 2014; February 7th & 8th, 2015; April 18th & 19th, 2015; June 13th & 14th, 2015. All sessions will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall in Sydney River. The times for the program are 1). Saturdays from 12:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and 2). Sundays from 1 am to 4:45 p.m.. Please contact 902 849-4772 to pre-registration (required). The cost of the program is $75 per couple.

Challenge Retreat Weekends - for young adults between the ages of 15 to 20 held this fall. The 116th Young Women's Challenge weekend will be Nov 7,8 & 9. and the 76th Young Men's Challenge will be the weekend of Nov. 21, 22 and 23. These weekends will be taking place at Camp Breton Dean in Hillside Mira. Anyone wishing to attend or work these weekends can contact Elaine MacLeod, Challenge Lay Director, at 902 794-2596 or email These action packed weekends are at time of personal and spiritual growth which have seen hundreds of young people attend through the years. See you there!

New Beginnings - There is a new beginning for people who are bereaved, divorced or separated. We are providing a weekend of support and help by a team of your peers. This year’s weekend will take place on November 7th, 8th and 9th at St. Josephs Renewal Centre in Mabou. For more information, please contact Ron Currie at 902-564-0788

Come to the Table

This is small group faith formation for adults and young adults. It is a way to welcome and re-engage with faith, friends & neighbours, and the parish. Participants in Come to the Table are able to speak about their faith with confidence. Come to the Table draws its inspiration and spirit from the RCIA. We will host Come to the Table on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Glebe.The Symbols of Bread and Wine (Handout: More on Bread & Wine) is the topic of our next conversation. Conversations will be held every second Thursday and people can drop in as they wish. There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of materials. Please contact the parish office for more information.

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