EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - MARCH 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
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS:
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, March 9 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Maggie Delorey
Sunday, March 10 - 11:00- Star of the Sea - †Fred Rhynold
WEEKDAY MASS TIMES
Ash Wednesday, March 6 - St. Joseph - 2:00 p.m. - †Marion Myatt
Ash Wednesday, March 6 - Star of the Sea - 7:00 p.m. - †Margaret Bond
PLEASE NOTE - St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul are now closed for the winter months. Mass will be held at St. Agnes Parish 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 - Like Tree, Like Fruit; Like Person, Like Speech!!!
What we say and what we do testify to who we are. What we say, especially about another person, says much more about us than about the other: it reveals our thoughts and values, our attitude and disposition, our motivation and preferences, our way of perceiving and judging. While the first reading invites us to be careful and cautious about the words that come out of our mouth, the Gospel urges us to examine ourselves first and, in speaking about others, to exercise the same magnanimity and compassion we expect for ourselves. It involves a transformation of attitude: from passing judgment and condemning to showing understanding, love and care. Every Eucharistic celebration reminds us, as the second reading assures us, that in Jesus Christ, God has overturned and overcome condemnation and death and opened for us the door of His mercy and love. His invitation is open for us to accept or reject.
“Becoming Missionary Disciples”
W ednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall. Parishioners are asked to spread the word and encourage others to attend. Participants are invited to bring finger foods for lunch.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - Annual meeting will be held Sunday, March 24 in St. Agnes Parish Hall starting at 12:30 p.m. All committee (Ways & Means, Liturgy, Property & Finance & Parish Pastoral Council) members from all parishes are required to attend. This will be a Pot Luck Meal followed by the Annual Meeting. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, March 10
Lectors - Mary/Edmund LeBlanc
EMOHC - Janet Delorey
Presentation of Gifts - Sam/Janet Delorey
Church Cleaning - Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon
Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Carla Armsworthy
Hospitality - Betty Ann/Bruce Munroe
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
Servers - Katlin
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, March 12 at 7:15 p.m.
Ticket Sale - Fuel Oil Certificate winner was Isabel James, congratulations! Profit was $743.00! We appreciate your support!
Coffee House - will be held Sunday, March 10 at Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE - Effective immediately the furnace in Star of the Sea church will ONLY operate when there are church services. The heat will be off at all other times. This is an effort to manage the cost of fuel consumption. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please remove any of the plants and flowers that require heat. - Property & Finance Committee.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Weekly Card Plays - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Breakfast/Brunch - Special thanks for your support!
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 - Winner of the Valentine Basket was Allison Myers. Proceeds were $980.00!! A huge thank you to the ticket sellers, much appreciated. Thanks for the support.
Year-End Receipts St. Agnes, St. Vincent de Paul & Star of the Sea - are available in the entrance of Star of the Sea church. Thank you for the support!
Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175 - Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish, Pay for Us in our Anniversary Year.
Easter Triduum Music Workshop - will be held Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 in Star of the Sea Church. Everyone is invited to attend. New choir members are needed, please share the talents you have been given by our wonderful God.
Pre-Marriage Dates - 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 with Fr. Albert MacPherson
And Fr. James O’Neall July 4 - 11 to Ste Anne de Beaupre-Cap de la Madeline-Ste Joseph’s Oratory and Montmorency Falls. 850.00 for Double occupancy. To book your seat or for more information please contact Helen at 902-304-4101.
Star of the Sea (38) 530.00
Religious Ed (9) 77.00
St. Agnes (12) 130.00
St. Vincent de Paul (1) 5.00
St. Joseph (24) 198.00
Religious Ed (1) 5.00
We wish to acknowledge two municipal grants from District 5 Councillor Janet Peitzsche: $1,000.00 to St. Agnes Parish and $500.00 to Star of the Sea Church. Special thanks is extended, they are much appreciated!