FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ FEBRUARY 10, 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 16 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Violet Bellefontaine

Sunday, February 17- 11:00- Star of the Sea - Jack Cohoon


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 March 3, April 7, 2019.


ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES - Wednesday, March 6 - {2:00 p.m. @ St. Joseph's}         {7:00 p.m. @ Star of the Sea}


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 Individual Divine Calling

There is a saying that ‘God does not call the qualified but qualifies the called.’ This holds true in the call of Isaiah and in the calls of Jesus’ first four disciples. Isaiah saw himself as unfit, saying, ‘I am a man of unclean lips’ when God called him, but his uncleanness did not stop God from calling him. What was necessary was his response and readiness to change. For the first four disciples, they were completely unfit to be in the presence of Jesus, as Peter said: ‘Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.’ The fact remains that willingness to render service to God and to humanity is what God wants from us. He continues to call each of us to leave everything else to do His will and spread the Gospel. As for those whose sight of guilt discourages from answering the call of God, let us seek and find the assurance of God’s mercy in the lives of Isaiah, St. Peter and St. Raul. None of them was without a dark side. Still, God used them. If we are willing to obey his guide, he knows how to take care of our shortcomings. The Lord is asking: “Who shall I send?” He expects you to say: “Here I am Lord, send me!” Just as God is ready ‘to remove our weaknesses and purge our sins’, we must be ready to leave everything hindering us from heeding His call.


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, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (44) 811.00

Loose 7.00

St. Agnes (17) 190.00

St. Vincent de Paul (1) 10.00

St. Joseph January 27 (25) 238.00

Cemetery (Mem Don) 25.00

Feb 3 (20) 174.00

Loose 49.25



STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, February 17

Lectors - Buzz Lumsden/Edmund LeBlanc

EMOHC - Mary LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Church Cleaning - Melissa/Gayle Richards

Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Carla Armsworthy

Hospitality - Ray/Judy White

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

Servers - Anthony/Damien

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.

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 are needed.

Trivia Night - profit was $953.00 which has been deposited in the Building Fund. Thanks so much to all who helped in any way!! Some of the winners even donated their prizes back to the parish, it is much 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

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

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 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. For more information 902-304-4101.



PARISH MISSION

Becoming Missionary Disciples”

Wednesday, 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.







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