PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD ~ APRIL 14, 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



HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Mass of Chrism - 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, NS

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, April 18- 7:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea

Friday of the Passion of the Lord Service, April 19 - 3:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea

- 3:00 p.m. - St. Joseph ~Lay Service

Easter Vigil, the Resurrection of the Lord, Saturday, April 20 - Star of the Sea - 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord, Sunday, April 21 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Patsy Munroe

- 11:00 a.m. - St. Joseph - †Stanley Cashin


PASCHAL FAST - We are reminded of the special fast: The paschal fast should be observed everywhere on Good Friday and continued, where possible, on Holy Saturday. In this way, the people of God will receive the joys of the Lord’s resurrection with uplifted and responsive hearts. Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence from meat.


PLEASE NOTE -. Weekly Masses will resume at St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul the weekend of May 4/5.


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 - From ‘Hosanna’ to ‘Crucify Him’

The celebration of the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion commemorates of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the narration of his passion and death. These two events that historically took place on different occasions have been united into a single Liturgical celebration. This celebration is a story of our own lives. Just as Jesus, there are times when we meet with success and receive appreciation and support from others. At other times, we encounter failure and experience of rejection and condemnation. Jesus was a picture of majesty and serenity on both occasions because of his unflinching trust in his Father. He has left us an example to be imitated. Today as well, we see Jesus as truly human. He is in pain. He is confronted with a betrayal from a close and trusted friend. Yet he cannot avert it because that was a way to show his obedience to his Father. His mission was not only to save us from our sins but equally to show us the way to salvation. When in this type of human situation all we have to do is to follow in the footsteps of the Lord. Let us always remember that whatever comes our way after we have sincerely done our best is God’s will for us!


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea

March 31 (50) 606.00

April 7 (42) 401.00

Loose 28.00

St. Agnes

March 31 (16) 155.00

April 7 ( 23) 275.00

St. Joseph

March 31 (27) 323.00

April 7 (18) 170.00

Loose 22.00

St. Vincent de Paul

March 31 (2) 150.00

April 7 (3) 60.00




LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.



STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, April 21 - Please see Holy Week Schedule posted in the entrance of the church

Servers - All servers

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 - next meeting will be announced.

Club 100 Tickets - are available from committee members.

Trivia Night - will be held Saturday, April 27. 7:00 p.m. - Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Please pre-register with committee members or the parish office. Pizza/Pop will be available. Cost $40.00/team of 4 members.


ST. AGNES NEWS

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


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

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



NOTES

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

Relocation! The Respect Life Centre has relocated to 27 St. Andrew’s St., Antigonish (next to Shur-Gain Feeds 'N Needs).

The Cursillo - weekend schedule for the spring of 2019 are as follows: Men - May 23-26, Women's - June 6-9. Candidates are needed and if interested in attending please call Kevin or Karen McSween at ( 902) 862- 8517, Betty Lahey at (902)270-0891, Burt or Claudia Aucoin at (902) 578-1266 and Gary David (902)631-1734. Ultreya - last Thursday of each month.

World Day of Youth, April 14 - Instituted at the conclusion of the Inter-national Year of Youth and in conjunction with Saint John Paul II’s World Youth Day gatherings, Palm Sunday has included this observance since 1985. “Young people must say to the world: It is good to follow Jesus! You bring us the joy of faith and tell us that we must live the faith always with a young heart.” (Pope Francis) Please pray for our youth.





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