EPIPHANY OF THE LORD ~ JANUARY 6, 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, 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, January 12 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - For our parishes’ needs

Sunday, January 13 - 11:00 a.m.- Star of the Sea - For parishioners


WEEKDAY MASS TIMES No weekday Masses this week


PLEASE NOTE - St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul are now closed for the winter months. Mass will be held at St. Agnes Parish February 3, March 3, April 7, 2019. There will be no Mass in St. Agnes Parish for the month of January.


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 - Today’s feast, older than Christmas, marks the showing (epiphany) of Jesus to the world. Once revelation has 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 member of Christ’s body and radiant signs of his glory.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (48) 490.00

New Year’s Day (22) 283.00

Loose 35.00

St. Agnes (9) 105.00

New Year’s Day (5) 70.00

St. Joseph (27) 259.00

Christmas (16) 215.00

Bldg Fund 80.00

December 30th (20) 247.00

Loose 52.00

Memory Balls 840.00

Cemetery (Mem Don) 125.00

St. Vincent de Paul (1) 10.00









RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Parents are invited to contact the parish office regarding Religious education for their children.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - meeting will be held Tuesday, January 15 at Star of the Sea vestry 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.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

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


ST. AGNES NEWS

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


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, January 13

Lectors - Juanita Dort/Ginny Boudreau

EMOHC - Ray White

Presentation of Gifts - Melissa Richards/Deanna Nickerson

Church Cleaning - Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors - Janet Delorey/Bill MacMillan

Hospitality - Paul/Lorna Horne

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

Servers - Katlin


WE DESPERATELY NEED PARISHIONERS TO PARTICIPATE IN PARISH MINISTRIES. The present schedule runs until January 27. Please consider participating, all training will be provided. If you wish to have your name added or removed, please contact the parish office or Mary LeBlanc by Tuesday, January 15.

PLEASE NOTE- for the winter months, we are asked to KEEP THE DOORS TO THE VESTRY CLOSED. The vestry is not heated during the winter and leaving the doors open puts a strain on the consumption of fuel oil. Thank you so much for helping.


Property & Finance Committee - meeting date will be announced. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will meet Tuesday, January 8 at 7:15 p.m. We are also inviting parishioners to join the committee. Please submit fund-raising ideas to committee members.

Ticket Sale - winner was Alvin Winmill, many thanks to all who supported this event, we appreciate every ticket you buy or sell. Profit was $860.00!


NOTES

Missals - are available in the entrance of our churches, we are asking parishioners to make a $5.00 donation to cover the cost of the missal. Thanking you in advance.

Collection Envelopes for 2019 - are now available, please up the box with your name on it. Please note that some numbers have changed due to a decreased number of parishioners using envelopes. If you have not used a collection envelope in the past year and wish to use them for 2019 we have placed extra boxes in each of the churches. You can also contact the parish office and we will issue a box to you. PARISHIONERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE PUT THEIR NAME AND AMOUNT ON EACH ENVELOPE. This allows for easier processing at the parish office.

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

Pre-Marriage Dates - February 6/7; 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.

Youth Ministry - Anniversary 175 Pilgrimage to Montreal - March Break 2019 High School students, grades 10-12, are invited to join us in Montreal. Visit St. Joseph's Oratory, Notre Dame Cathedral, Biodome, Newman Center (McGill University) in Montreal. Interested? Contact Norma Blinkhorn or Cathy Walsh at youthministry@dioceseofantigonish.ca by January 20.



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