THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 22, 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 28 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - For Parishioners

Sunday, January 29 - 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea -Special Intention


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 25 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Special Intention

Thursday, January 26 - 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.


A PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (DIOCESE OF ANTIGONISH) - Heavenly Father, bless your Church with an abundance of holy and dedicated priests, deacons, brothers and sisters. Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require. Form as all in the likeness of your Son as that in him, with him and through him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


EPIC: THE EARLY CHURCH by Steve Weidenkopf - 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 CONTINUES THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 6:30 p.m. in the GLEBE. Cost of this program is $30.00 (study guide), which can be paid in installments, inability to pay does not prevent one from participating.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Sessions continue MONDAY, JANUARY 23 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 early February, 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.



FIRST EUCHARIST/RECONCILIATION Parents/guardians are invited to register their children to prepare to celebrate these Sacraments. Please contact the parish office.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, February 14 at 7:15 p.m. All members are asked to attend. The events calendar will be published next week.

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

Ministries Schedule - January 29

Lectors: Marie Parker/Doreen Boudreau

EMOHC: Paul Smith

Presentation of Gifts: Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Church Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon

Ushers/Collectors: Fin Armsworthy/Percy Bond

Hospitality: Paul/Lorna Horne

Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey

Note: A new schedule will be available next week, a big thank you to all who volunteer to make our Sunday Liturgies so special.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (47) 551.00

Loose 25.00

St. Agnes (3) 25.00

St. Joseph (26) 273.00

Loose 15.50


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. in ST. AGNES HALL.


ANNUAL MEETING - will be held Sunday, February 26 at 12 noon in St. Agnes Parish Hall. The meeting will begin with a Pot Luck Dinner, all parishioners are encouraged to attend and invited to bring a dish of food to share. Committee Chairpersons are asked to have an annual report prepared and ready for presentation for this meeting.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glebe. All members are asked to attend.


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).

New Hermit for the Diocese - New Hermit for the Diocese. In the church the consecrated life of the hermit or solitary is known as ‘the eremitical life.’ This way of life, begun in the early centuries of the church, is once again beginning to flourish. The Second Vatican Council acknowledged the renewal associated with the consecrated life as well as the growth in the monastic tradition of the church. Following this teaching, Bishops are discerning the place of the eremitical life in their respective dioceses. This eremitical life is a gift from God to the Church in and for the world as a way of living the Christian life in a simple and joy-filled way. It is not a negation of life nor of the world, but is rooted in the experience of the love and the unconditional hospitality of God who welcomes all, and is a response to this experience. Thus, the life of the hermit is prophetic, witnessing to the primacy of the Sacred in all of life. Our diocese is privileged to welcome Sheila O’Handley as a hermit in our diocese in a ceremony at Holy Cross Church, Glace Bay on February 5 at 11 am.

Cursillo Weekends - Spring weekends, Women's weekend will be held June 8 to 11, 2017 at Camp Bretondean, still room for some candidates.

Men”s weekend is scheduled for May 19-22, 2017 ( subject to change by one week) and will depend on the number of candidates/applicants whether this will happen. For more information please contact the parish office.

Steubenville Atlantic - July seems a long way away, but we’re hard at work preparing for the Steubenville Atlantic conference on July 7-9, 2017. Steubenville Atlantic is the annual high school youth conference at Dalhousie University. This year’s conference theme is “Elevate.” Steubenville is a conference for high school students aged 14- 18. If you are interested in attending or sending someone to join us, or for more info, please email nolan@dioceseofantigonish.ca or call at 1-902-539-6188 Ext. 241. Steubenville is an unforgettable experience, we hope that you’ll join us!



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