FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT - MARCH 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, March 16 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Percy George


Sunday, March 17 - 11:00- Star of the Sea - Ronald Cashin Sr. & Jr.


WEEKDAY MASS TIMES - PARISH MISSION, Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - St. Agnes Hall


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 - What is your own Temptation?

Temptations are not sin but causes of sin. They are necessary for our spiritual growth and until we overcome the temptations, we should not lay any claim to be spiritually strong. Our temptations spring from the things around us; our common desires; satisfaction of the bodily appetite; craving for prestige and recognition, and acquisition of power and wealth. All these surface in the temptations of the Lord Jesus. One key with which Jesus locked up Satan is the “delaying and denying” of gratification. We too must learn to say “no” to certain demands. We must free ourselves from the spirit of our generation: “Do it now and here.” Let us also beware of the tact and slight of Satan. He may even use words that seem to come from God. If we are abreast with the Scriptures, we will outsmart his gimmicks. Remember, if you win today, do not relax; Satan will return at an opportune time with more force.


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.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - meeting will be held Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.


Ministries Schedule, March 17

Lectors - Buzz Lumsden/Donna Lewis

EMOHC - Paul Smith

Presentation of Gifts - Tom Kavanaugh & family

Church Cleaning - Melissa/Gayle Richards

Ushers/Collectors - Janet Delorey/Paul Horne

Hospitality - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Sacristan - Janet Delorey

Servers - Anthony/Damien

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, May 7 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.

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

St. Pat’s Concert and Meal - Saturday, March 16, Meal - 4:30 - 6:30, Concert at 7:00 p.m. Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall.


PLEASE NOTE - Effective immediately the furnace in Star of the Sea church will ONLY operate when there are church services. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


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.



ST. JOSEPH NEWS

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

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


NOTES

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.

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Tea and Sale sponsored by Antigonish Right to Life will take place Saturday March 16 from noon to 2:30 at St. Ninian’s Place in Antigonish. Join in the Irish fun including: door prizes; cake walk; children's games; flea market; toy, book and craft tables; count the jelly beans; silent auction; baked goods and fudge sale; and Irish table. Be sure to enjoy a cup of tea with fresh sandwiches, biscuits and sweets. Admission is free and tea tickets are $7 per adult and $4 per child. To donate crafts or used goods call Janet at (902)863-5061 or Clare at (902)863-3873.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (11) 333.50

Loose 20.00

St. Agnes (4) 50.00

St. Vincent de Paul (1) 40.00

St. Joseph (24) 194.00

Loose 10.00

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!





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