EPIPHANY OF THE LORD ~ JANUARY 7, 2018


STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO

ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT

ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX


PASTOR: FR. JONATHAN NNAJIOFOR, 366-2927


CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam Delorey, Donna Jackson,
Rene LeBlanc, Flo Flemming, Jenny Keefe, Paul Smith, Marlaine Myatt,
Mary Jean Hanhams, Irene O'Leary, Janet Delorey, Cynthia Creamer,
Calvin Harnish, Corrine Munroe, Sr. Alma, Marie Parker, Fr. Jonathan

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



WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 13 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - ♥For parishioners


Sunday, January 14 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Sylvester Parker


WEEKDAY MASSES: There will be NO WEEKDAY MASSES for the coming few weeks, Fr. Jonathan will be away until January 20.


PLEASE NOTE: St. Agnes Parish next Mass time will be February 4. St. Vincent de Paul Church is now closed for the winter months and will reopen in May, 2018.


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. Communion Calls will be the first Friday of the month.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: This is to inform all the Parishioners that I will be away until January 20. I will be visiting my parents and family, and celebrate the New Year with them. So, please for urgent information please contact Marie Parker at the Parish Office. - Fr. Jonathan


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - Today’s feast, older than Christmas, marks the showing (epiphany) of Jesus to the world. Once revelation had been limited to the chosen people of Israel; now it extends to all nations. In the persons of the wise men the world comes bearing gifts to worship its King. The magi responded to signs, even to that most surprising sign of God’s presence in the world, a little child cared for by its mother. God manifests who he is in weakness and simplicity rather than in power. The psalm brings to mind Jesus’ ministry to the needy; one day all humankind will worship and serve him as God’s Son. Isaiah speaks of the presence of God as a great light rising over the city of Jerusalem, drawing peoples from all over the earth out of their darkness. God’s presence makes his people radiant, and praise to him wells up spontaneously. God’s revelation of himself to the world is the great mystery of which Ephesians speaks; all of us without exception are called to be members of Christ’s body and radiant signs of his glory. - CCCB Sunday Mass Book


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 p.m. in the St. Agnes Parish Hall .


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (19) 162.00

New Year’s Day (32) 379.00

Christmas (5) 90.00

Loose 44.00

St. Agnes (9) 58.00

New Year’s Day (9) 90.00

Christmas (5) 55.00

ST. AGNES NEWS

50/50 Bingo - continue Sundays, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Your support is greatly appreciated.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Liturgy Committee - will meet Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, March 6 at 7:15 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Ways & Means - Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 9 at 7:15 p.m. WE DESPERATELY NEED NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS!!

Trivia Night - Saturday, January 13 at 7:00 - 10:30 P.m. in Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. This is so much fun!! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! Door opens at @ 6:30p.m.. 4 to a team- $10.00 per person - Maximum 15 teams. Questions are answered as a team. Cash Bar

Ticket Draw - on a Travel Gift Card from CM Travel Brokers, valued at $10,000.00, only 2500 tickets will be printed!! Tickets are $10.00 each. Even if you are not interested traveling, maybe you would still like to contribute to help paint the church. Please help out!!


MEMORIAL\CHRISTMAS DONATIONS: We wish to acknowledge donations in memory of:


Members of the Armsworthy family

†Members of the Feltmate and Snow families

†Members of the MacCormick and O’Halloran families

†Lawrence Dort

†Harry & †Lucy Horne & family

†Jim Bennett

†Terry Parker

†Bob & †Gerloch Parker

†Fred Rhynold

Cal & †Tootsie Baker

Cecil Greencorn

†George & †Bertha O’Hearn

Valerie Roberts

Viola & †Jim Harnish

Hazel & †John Phalen

Michael Cook

Joe Casey

Bertha & †Arthur Munroe

Terry Sullivan

Family Members of Frances Jackson

Family Members of Deanna Nickerson

Members of the Richard and Snow families

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule - January 14 11:00 a.m.

Lectors: Edmund/Mary LeBlanc

EMOHC: Ray White

Presentation of Gifts: Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe

Church Cleaning: Marlene/Ernie Bond

Ushers/Collectors: Gerry Parker/Percy Bond

Hospitality: Sam/Janet Delorey

Sacristans: Margie Horne

Servers: Anthony/Damien

The present ministries schedule runs until January 28. Please consider volunteering, some of us need a bit of a break and our church needs active members. Please contact Mary LeBlanc or the parish office by Sunday, January 20. if you wish to have your name added or deleted. Thank you for your past service, it is much appreciated.


PLEASE NOTE Collection envelopes for 2018 are available in the entrance of the churches. Please check that you have the correct box. Some of the numbers have changed and you may have a different number. There are several boxes without names and you are free to take a box for your use. Please ensure your name is on your envelopes and your donations will be credited to you


NOTES

Family Life Ministry of Diocese of Antigonish Parenting Tip - The New Year is a time for all of us to reflect on the past and see if positive changes are needed in our lives. Are there changes you would like to see in your family - more time spent together, a greater number of meals shared as a family, increased sharing of events in each others lives, or an increase in peaceful family time? Discuss what changes each family member would like to see and then write out an action plan - a how to, so you will accomplish one or two of your goals. Your children will learn how to set goals and action plans, while all of you will benefit from positive changes that will strengthen your relationship as a family - Used with permission re Family Ministry Office of Diocese of Hamilton



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