SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - FEBRUARY 17, 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 23 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Francis Cohoon

Sunday, February 24 - 11:00- Star of the Sea - Daisy Grover


WEEKDAY MASS TIMES

Wednesday, February 20 - No Mass

Thursday, February 21 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony's Chapel - Alice Markey


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} ............................................................... {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 t he first Friday of the month.


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - How Blessed Are You?

The word ‘beatitudes’ simply means the eight statements made by Christ about those who are blessed. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that, ‘The Beatitudes reveal an order of happiness and grace, of beauty and peace’ (CCC 2546). While the Gospel of Matthew (5:1-12) presents us with eight beatitudes, the Gospel of Luke presents four beatitudes and four woes. The four beatitudes are directed to the poor, the hungry, those who are weeping, those hated by the world. These people are blessed not because of their terrible situation but because, despite their situation they still have their focus on God. The four woes are addressed to the rich, those with no pity who continually exploit the poor for their own advantage, those who are filled now,

those who laugh now, those the world speak well of now. Surely it is no curse to be rich but it becomes a curse when we fail to make our wealth available for the good of others. The problem with most of us is that we trust more in our wealth than in God. The holy man Job is rich, as Scripture tells us, yet he is faithful to God. Even when Job’s wealth and everything vanishes, he simply surrenders to God saying, ‘God gives, and God takes away’ (Job 1:21). When we trust in God we will surely bear spiritual fruits through our constant care of the destitute, the sick, the disabled, the mentally ill, the social outcast and indeed, the poor ones in our midst.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, February 24

Lectors - Chloe Parker/Martha Rhynold

EMOHC - Ray White

Presentation of Gifts - Ray/Judy White

Church Cleaning - Marlene/Ernie Bond

Ushers/Collectors - Paul Horne/Janet Delorey

Hospitality - Donna Lewis/Deanna Nickerson

Sacristan - Janet Delorey

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. 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 are available, draw date February 26. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. All support is greatly appreciated!

Coffee House - proceeds were $110.00, thank you very much.

Prize Bingo - special thanks for your support. Profit will be announced next week.


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 - 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.


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, Pray for Us in our Anniversary Year.

175th Diocesan Holy Land Pilgrimage - Bishop Dunn will be leading a group of people to the Holy Land in September. The trip will take place from September 1-12, 2019. Cost will be around $4,000. Brochures are available at the Emmaus Centre and at the Chancery Office. The Diocesan website has a registration form. Half registration is due on March 1st.

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


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (46) 519.00

Loose 21.00

St. Agnes (14) 125.00

St. Vincent de Paul (1) 10.00

St. Joseph (23) 316.00

Loose 10.00






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.




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.





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