FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 28, 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, February 3 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Rod MacKenzie


Sunday, February 4 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes Church - †Ruth Doyle

- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Marie Horne


WEEKDAY MASSES:

Wednesday, January 31 - 6:00 - St. Joseph - †Verna Rhynold

Thursday, February 1 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - †Betty Ryan


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.


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - The Authority of Jesus - Today being the Fourth Sunday in the Church’s liturgical year, the readings outline that the promised messiah is one whose word is authoritative and rightly to be obeyed. Saint Paul emphasizes that holiness remains the yardstick of serving God and worshiping Him with undivided attention whether we are priests, religious or married/single persons. In his ministry, Jesus

manifested his authority both in words and in deeds as the Chosen One of God. Therefore, as Christians, we are enjoined to give our undivided attention to Jesus Christ who is the epitome of authority.


COUNTDOWN TO LENT - Ash Wednesday is approaching! Lent begins Wednesday, February 14. Lent is a time of repentance, change of heart and prayer. Ashes that are used to mark the beginning of Lent come from the branches that were blessed and distributed the previous Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Ash Wednesday Mass Times will be announced in the bulletin next Sunday.

The season of Lent is a time in which we do penance and prepare ourselves for the wonder of Easter. We pray more. We make a greater effort to financially help those in need. (This is called almsgiving.) We make special efforts to make amends for our sinfulness (penance), and we curb our physical desires by restricting our intake of food. Fasting means that we eat only one full meatless meal and two smaller meals with no snacking between meals. This obligation is applied on Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent) and Good Friday. This law applies to Catholics aged 18-59. Abstinence means that we eat no meat (including poultry) or meat by-products. We observe abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent. This regulation applies to all Catholics over the age of 14. People who are ill or have particular medical conditions, and women who are pregnant, are not obligated to observe these regulations. Of course, people in these circumstances are urged to pray, do penance, and help the less fortunate as a sign of their repentance and sorrow.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Families who are using the Home Program are asked to continue completing the sessions and to pass each unit in as they are completed. Any family who wishes to start a Home Program please contact Marie, it is not too late as sessions can be completed at any time.


FIRST EUCHARIST /FIRST RECONCILIATION - Parents interested in having their children prepare to celebrate either of these sacraments are asked to contact the parish office as soon as possible. We would like to set up sessions to prepare families to celebrate First Eucharist and First Reconciliation. Please contact the parish office so we will know how many will be involved and we can make the necessary preparations and order materials.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Church.


Liturgy Committee - will meet Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Glebe. All members are asked to attend as we prepare for Lent and Easter Celebrations. Please bring any ideas for Lenten devotions to committee members for discussion.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (61) 682.00

Loose 28.00

St. Agnes (21) 305.00

St. Joseph(28) 214.00

Loose 26.50


ST. JOSEPH NEWS - Breakfast/Brunch Sunday February 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost is $10.00. All are welcome.


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

Ministries Schedule - February 4 - 11:00 a.m.

Lectors: Mary LeBlanc/Donna Lewis

EMOHC: Edmund LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts: Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe

Church Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia

Ushers/Collectors: Paul Horne/Eddie Garcia

Hospitality: Brenda Garrity/Carla Armsworthy

Sacristans: Margie Horne

Servers: Katlin/Ocean

The new Ministries Schedule is available in the entrance of the church. Thank you for your past service, it is much appreciated

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

Ways & Means - Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 6 at 7:15 p.m. WE DESPERATELY NEED NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS!!

Trivia Night - Profit realized was $930.25! Great job everyone, thank you for your support.

50's & 60's Dance - will be held Saturday, February 10, 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at the Canso/Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Costumes are encouraged, Cost is $10.00 if you are in costume and $12.00 if you are not wearing a costume. Proceeds to “Paint the Church Interior Project”.

Ticket Draw - we will be selling tickets on a $300.00 Fuel Oil Gift Card. Please contact a committee member to buy or sell tickets. All proceeds to Star of the Sea General Fund. Thank you for your past support.

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!!

Fish Cake & Bean Supper - will be held Friday, February 23 4:30 - 6:30, Shamrock Senior’s Club


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. Jonathan or the parish office.


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



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