FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 29, 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, February 4 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Special Intention


Sunday, February 5 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - Sheldon Haines

- 11:00 a.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, February 1 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Wayne Munroe

Thursday, February 2 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Thelma Avery


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 - Session four will be held Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the glebe.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Sessions continue MONDAY, JANUARY 30 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. Children should be in year two to celebrate First Eucharist and year 4 to celebrate First Reconciliation. 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 and those interested in this committee 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 - February 5

Lectors: Mary LeBlanc/Ginny Boudreau

EMOHC: Edmund LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts: Sam & Janet Delorey

Church Cleaning: Florence & Eddie Garcia

Ushers/Collectors: Gerald Lumsden/Eddie Garcia

Hospitality: Carla Armsworthy/Mary Jean Hanhams

Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey

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


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (69) 869.00

Loose 30.00

St. Agnes (17) 185.00

St. Joseph (23) 185.00

Loose 13.00

Memory Balls 645.00


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly 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 Tuesday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glebe. All members are asked to attend.


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 Fr. Dan or the parish office.


BAPTISMS - Parents wishing to have their child baptized should phone Fr. Dan or the parish office to make arrangements.


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 - A hermit makes a public commitment within the faith community in the presence of the Bishop to live the eremitical life, which is celibate, obedient, and simple. Embracing a life of solitude, silence, prayer, and interiority, the hermit is ever mindful in prayer, of the needs of the universal Church, local diocese, world, and all peoples. Respecting the importance of silence and solitude, the hermit chooses to withdraw from society while honoring her/his place within the heart of the world where family, friends, and the local community are a positive dimension of life. The dwelling place of the hermit is simple but moderate. The hermit may engage in a limited ministry according to her/his gifts, ever mindful that the primary apostolate is that of witnessing to the primacy of God in an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and prayer. Please pray for Sheila O’Handley as she makes her commitment as a hermit in the Diocese of Antigonish on February 5 at 11 am at Holy Cross, Glace Bay.

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 - Steubenville Atlantic (July 7-9) is the annual high school youth, aged 14 - 18, conference at Dalhousie University. This year’s conference theme is “Elevate.”. For more info, please email nolan@dioceseofantigonish.ca or call Nolan at 1-902-539-6188 Ext. 241.



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