FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ FEBRUARY 3, 2019


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,
Janet Delorey, Gerry Parker, Gelly Parker, Cynthia Creamer, Calvin Harnish,
Corrine Munroe, Agnes Casey, 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 TIMES

Saturday, February 9th. - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Howie Cashin


Sunday, February 10th. - 11:00 a.m.- Star of the Sea - Daisy Grover


WEEKDAY MASS TIMES -

Wednesday, February 6th. - No Mass

Thursday, February 7th. 6:00 p.m. - Charles Hugh Boudreau


PLEASE NOTE - St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul are now closed for the winter months. Mass will be held at St. Agnes Parish March 3, April 7, 2019.


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 - Our Prophetic Role In Today’s World

Truth can sometimes be bitter but truth must be spoken. Yes, there are rewards as also other consequences for speaking the truth. The fact is that all of us want acceptance but one possible consequence of speaking the truth is rejection. Jeremiah and Jesus surely would have loved the people of their time to accept the teachings of God that they proclaimed but they had to face rejection for speaking the truth. Our world today prefers lies rather than truth, forgetting that the Word of God is a double-edged sword. We must therefore stand up and speak out for truth, justice and right. As Christians, we cannot but speak the truth always, for God is truth. Going the other way would mean that we prefer to follow the devil, ‘the father of lies’. Yes, they will fight against you for proclaiming and living the life of Christ but they will never prevail because the Lord has made you ‘a pillar of iron, a fortified city, a wall of brass’. Let our daily endeavours be not just to know the truth but to speak the truth so that the truth can set us free.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - meeting will be held Tuesday, February 19 at St. Agnes Parish Hall at 6:30 p.m. All members are requested to attend.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We will discuss decide the Easter Services for our parishes and would appreciate input.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, February 10

Lectors - Donna Lewis/Paul Smith

EMOHC - Clarice Avery

Presentation of Gifts - Bet/Bruce Munroe

Church Cleaning - Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon

Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality - Sam/Janet Delorey

Sacristan - Flo Flemming

Servers - Katlin

Thank you - to the guys who replaced the toilet and repaired the sink at the glebe. It is much appreciated.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, March 5 at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will meet Tuesday, February 12 at 7:15 p.m. We are also inviting parishioners to join the committee. Please submit fund-raising ideas to committee members. Calendar of Fund-raising events will be available next Sunday, January 27.

Ticket Sale - tickets on a Fuel Oil Certificate will be available in the next week. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. All support is greatly appreciated!

Coffee House - will be held Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Admission $5.00

Prize Bingo - will be held Saturday, February 16, 7:00 p.m. Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations of household items or groceries would be greatly appreciated.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Weekly Card Plays - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Breakfast/Brunch - Sunday February 17,11:00 am - 2:00 pm. $10.00 per person

Prize bingo and Bake Sale Sunday March 17; Bake sale at 1:00 pm. Bingo at 2:00 pm. Prizes are needed please.


ST. AGNES NEWS

Prize/50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS - Ticket sales on a Valentine Basket, value $200.00. Please contact Donna Jackson to buy or sell tickets. Proceeds to St. Vincent de Paul parish.


NOTES

Join us on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend and enrich your relationship for a lifetime of love. May 3 - 5, 2019 at Between The Hearts Renewal Centre, Amherst, NS. Open to husbands and wives throughout Atlantic Canada. For more information, or to sign up email renewmarriage@gmail.com or call 902-314-8541.

Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175 - "Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish, Pray for Us in our Anniversary Year."

175th Diocesan Holy Land Pilgrimage - Have you ever desired to visit Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Bethlehem, Cana, Galilee, Nazareth, etc? The Holy Land is often described as the Fifth Gospel, because it helps people discover Jesus is a deeper way. Bishop Dunn will be leading a group of people to the Holy Land in September. The trip will take place from September 1-12, 2019. Cost will be around $4,000. Brochures are available at the Emmaus Centre and at the Chancery Office. The Diocesan website has a registration form. Half registration is due on March 1st. Limited space is available, so register soon. This pilgrimage will give participants an opportunity to grow tremendously in their relationship of faith.

Pre-Marriage Dates - February 9/10; April 27/28; June 22/23, 2018. These programs are held at the Family Service office, 9 Minto Street, Glace Bay. Pre-registration is required by contacting (9902) 849-4772. Couples planning on Celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage are expected to complete a Pre-Marriage program

Come on Pilgrimage to Ste Anne de Beaupre- Cap de la Madeline— St. Joseph’s Oratory and Montmorency Falls with Fr. Patrick O’Neill (parish priest of Our Lady of Fatima, Sydney River) from June 10 —June 17 2019. Price 850.00 twin occupancy. To book a seat and for more information Please phone Helen at 902-304-4101.

Women's Prayer Breakfast - Saturday, February 9th, 8:30am - 10:30am, St. Ninian's Place. Tickets $15.00 and $7.50 for students. Available at St. Ninian Parish Office. Guest speaker: Dr. Lisa Lunney Borden, Faculty of Education, St.F.X. Sponsored by St. Ninian's CWL.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (54) 722.00

Loose 21.00

Memory Tree 935.00

St. Agnes (9) 120.00

Memory Tree 300.00

St. Vincent de Paul

Memory Tree 45.00

St. Vincent de Paul (1) 10.00

St. JosephN/A



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