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 Janet
Susan Bouchie, Cal Harnish, Gerry Parker, Harry Delorey, Bet Munroe,
Mandi Millar, Joan Tibbo, Dorothy Bennett, Corrine Munroe, Donna Jackson,
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 www.cansoparishes.org
PENTECOST SUNDAY ~ MAY 24, 2015
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 30 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - †Sandy Chisholm
- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Donna Cashin
Sunday, May 31 - 9:30 a.m. - St Agnes - †Mamie Fanning
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - ♥For Parishioners
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
NO WEEKDAY MASSES, FR. DAN WILL BE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK.
CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION: 20 minutes before Mass.
COMMUNION CALLS - will take place when Fr. Dan is available
STAR OF THE SEA CEMETERY CLEAN - UP - will be held Saturday, May 30 starting at 9:00 a.m. It is extremely important that we have a very good turn out. Our cemetery needs to be cleaned up, some markers have to be adjusted, top soil moved and graves need to be filled in. This will require a number of people. We must remember our loved ones and continue to care for their graves. Please share this with other family and community members. Please bring any equipment (shovels, rakes, wheel barrows, etc.) that we might need.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - parishioners are invited to consider working with the Rel. Ed. Program in the fall. If you are interested please contact Fr. Dan or Marie.
Confirmation - Congratulations to these youth who celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation May 24: Mackenzie Casey, Janelle Delorey, Trevor Delorey, Erica Hanhams, Alexander Kavanaugh, Emerald Newell, Ryan O’Handley, Brody Oliver and Sydney Oliver. May the Holy Spirit be ever present in your lives and may you be aware of that presence.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be rescheduled for a later date.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 - 6:30 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall.
Nominations for Parish Pastoral Council - will take place next weekend in all four parishes. Parishioners are asked to consider who might make a good representative for Parish council and nominate them to serve the parish. Those nominated will be contacted to allow their names to stand for election. Elections will take place in each church June 13 & 14.
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 the parish office.
BAPTISMS: Parents wishing to have their child baptized should phone Fr. Dan or the parish office to make arrangements.
FUND-RAISING NOTICE - at the last Parish Pastoral Council meeting a resolution was made and accepted that all Fund-Raising monies must be counted by at least two persons. Events that are held in a hall the monies will be counted before leaving the hall. This resolution is effective immediately and includes all four parishes. This will protect both the community and the volunteers.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
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 - a very special thank you to all who helped in any way, this is a huge undertaking and can only be accomplished with hard work. Thank you all!
Star of the Sea (69) 750.00
St. Agnes (31) 310.00
St. Vincent de Paul (9) 130.00
St. Joseph N/A
CHURCH TELETHON - 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 1050.00
St. Agnes 2,910.00
Star of the Sea 4,837.50
Pledges are being honored very well. Thank you so much.
GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY WOMEN’S RETREAT - in Mabou - June 5 - 7 Begins Friday night and ends with dinner (12 noon) 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. The cost is $120.00 for the weekend and this includes meals. This is a truly wonderful weekend!
ST. AGNES NEWS:
50/50 Bingo - Bingo continues Sundays at 7:00 p.m. All are most welcome.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule for May 31
Lectors: Juanita Dort/Donna Lewis
EMOHC: Gelly Parker/Flo Flemming
Ushers/collectors: Gerry Parker/Eddie Garcia
Hospitality: Paul/Lorna Horne
Sacristan: Margie Horne
Presentation of Gifts: Louise Lumsden/Melissa Richards
Church Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia
The summer schedule is now available.
Property & Finance - Tuesday, September 1 at 7:15 p.m. at the glebe.
Ways & Means - Tuesday, June 9, 7:15 p.m at the glebe.
Spring Fling - a very special thank you to all who helped in any way with the Spring Fling. Profit of $2,861.78 was realized. Tickets on the Bike - are now on sale, please contact Flo Flemming or a committee member.
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.
50th Anniversary Celebration - for Rev. P. Alexander (Sandy) MacNeil at St. Joseph Parish, Bras d’or on June 13 at the 6:00 p.m. Mass. A reception will follow at the Community Hall. Everyone is Welcome!
Music on the Mira Variety Concert –Sacred Heart Church, Marion Bridge, Sunday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. Lunch to follow. Admission $10.00, Everyone Welcome!
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 August 1st, 2014 to January 31st, 2015. This service will be held in the Clare Marie Auditorium (former St. Martha’s Chapel) on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 7:15pm. Refreshments will follow. We look forward to seeing you.
Earthquake in Nepal - As a Catholic community, we need to be ready to reach out to those in need and we now have an opportunity to assist those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal. The CCCB will participate with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace in a joint campaign to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. In addition, the Government of Canada has also announced it will match any contributions to assist Nepal which are collected by May 25. More information is available on the CCODP website.
To Give Away - anyone wanting a Futon and a desk (both in good condition) is asked to contact the parish office. First come, First served.
The Mother of Sorrow Pioneer Shrine in Mabou, Cape Breton is open daily for visitation. The gift shop is now open every day from 1 to 4. Starting on July 1st the hours will be 10 am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. For inquiries please call 902-945-2221
The Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy will run from December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016. The purpose of the Jubilee is to help us all learn again about God’s endless mercy – but also to learn and practise our own call to be people of mercy, indeed to be a Church of Mercy. More information is available in Pope Francis’ Bull, The Face of Mercy. Anyone interested in forming a committee to plan for the Jubilee Year of Mercy is invited to contact the parish office.
World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, May 24 - In May 2007, Pope Benedict XVI asked that May 24 be observed as this day of prayer. 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.