EPIPHANY OF THE LORD ~ JANUARY 8, 2017


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

CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346


PARISH 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



WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 14 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Special Intention


Sunday, January 15 - 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - For Parishioners


PLEASE NOTE: MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THREE CHURCHES THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH. February 4 & 5 will be the date for February.


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, January 11 - 6:00 p.m - St. Joseph - Special Intention

Thursday, January 12 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Special Intention


COMMUNION CALLS - If you know of anyone who is unable to get out to Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion, please call the parish office to have their name added to the list. Fr. Dan will do Communions Calls when he is available and he will call prior to the visit.


EPIC: THE EARLY CHURCH by Steve Weidenkopf - A 10 part (one hour each) DVD series will be presented in 2017. Fr. Dan will facilitate this series. Discover the amazing story of the first 500 years of Church history—a time filled with courageous saints, brilliant philosophers, eloquent theologians, ruthless emperors, and heroic martyrs. Blessed John Paul II said, “Christ is the foundation and center of history, he is its meaning and ultimate goal.” This exciting study program encourages people to grow closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of His Church. PROGRAM WILL BEGIN THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 6:30 p.m. in the GLEBE. Cost of this program is $30.00 (study guide)


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Sessions will resume MONDAY, JANUARY 9 at Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy starting at 6:00 p.m. The remaining youth’s parents are asked to contact the parish office to enroll in a Home Program. Completed Home program units should be submitted to the parish office each month. For more information please contact the parish office.


CONFIRMATION PROGRAM - will be begin in the new year, parents are asked to contact the parish office (if you have not already done so) to ensure enrollment in the sacramental program. All youth (year nine and up) are invited to register for the program.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m. in Star of the Sea Glebe.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule - January 15

Lectors: Susan Bouchie/Paul Smith

EMOHC: Geraldine Parker

Presentation of Gifts: Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe

Church Cleaning: Melissa/Gayle Richards

Ushers/Collectors: Gerry Parker/Janet Delorey

Hospitality: Mike/Amanda/Brooklyn Hanhams

Sacristan: Janet Delorey

Note: the present schedule runs until January 29, please respond by Monday, January 16 if you wish to have your name added or deleted by contacting Mary LeBlanc or the parish office. Thank you for your willingness to share your talents.

Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, January 10 at 7:15 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, March 7 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (50) 517.00

New Year Day (13) 105.00

Initial (20) 121.00

Loose 49.00

Memory Balls 770.00

St. Agnes (26) 260.00

New Years Day (6) 75.00

Loose 2.00

Initial (13) 63.00

Memory Balls 220.00

St. Joseph (21) 199.00

Christmas(3) 55.00

New Years (5) 60.00

Initial Offering(8) 43.00

Loose 10.00

St. Vincent de Paul (3) 65.00

Initial (4) 25.00

Memory Balls 50.00

A very special thank you for your generous monetary donations. It is much appreciated!!


NOTES:

Antigonish Women’s Prayer Breakfast - Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 from 8:30am – 10:30am

Guest Speaker: Dr. Angie Kolen, Professor, Human Kinetics, St.F.X.

Topic: How does faith inform my life…

Price: $15.00. Student Price: $7.50

Tickets available at St. Ninian's Parish Office (902-863-2338).


MEMORIAL\CHRISTMAS DONATIONS:

We wish to acknowledge donations in memory of:

Dorian Harnish

Harry & Lucy Horne

Lawrence Dort

Michelle & Earle O’Halloran

McCormick family members

Members of the Feltmate/Snow Families

Terry Parker

Bob & Gerloch Parker

Cal & Tootsie Baker

Bob Geddes

Don Cohoon

MacMillan Family members

Hazel/John Phalen

Annie/John Richard

Family members of Marg & Eric Armsworthy

Rose Cohoon & family

Fred Hanhams

Peggy Kavanaugh

Cecil Greencorn

Family members of Marge Carrigan

Family members of Frances Jackson

Family members of Ed & Nina Roberts

Family members of Fred & Martha Rhynold


THANK YOU

A sincere “Thank you” to those who give so freely of their time and energy to each of our parishes.

Church is never just about ourselves but about the mission of Jesus Christ as told to us in the Gospel of Matthew: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."(Mt29:28)

Your presence at each of the celebrations is not only a support to myself but to the faith of your fellow parishioners. May you all have the best that the New Year can offer.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Dan

God Bless You All



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