Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ February 24, 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
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Donna Jackson, Janet Delorey, Gerry Parker, Gelly Parker,
Cynthia Creamer, Calvin Harnish, Corrine Munroe, Agnes Casey,
The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at www.cansoparishes.org
WEEKEND MASS TIMES
Saturday, March 2 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Howie Cashin
Sunday, March 3 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Leona George
Sunday, March 3 - 11:00- Star of the Sea - †Mary Margaret Myers
WEEKDAY MASS TIMES
Wednesday, February 27 - No Mass
Thursday, February 28 - 6:00 p.m. - †Hugh David Parker
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES - Wednesday, March 6 -
2:00 p.m. - St. Joseph                 7:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea
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 - Love Your Enemies!!!
One cannot but wonder at the life of David, ‘a man after God’s own heart’ (Acts 13:22). Despite his misdeeds, David is a man who fears the Lord, has compassion, and respects ‘the Lord’s anointed’. Definitely, Saul is an enemy and David gets the opportunity to ‘nail him to the ground with one thrust of the spear’, but does not. Yes, David sees in Saul not just one bearing the image of the earthly one, but more, one bearing the image of the Heavenly One, because he is the ‘Lord’s anointed’. He likewise believes that, since God is always merciful to us, who are we not to show mercy to others? Surely whatever we sow we will reap; if we sow mercy, we will also reap mercy, for the scripture says, ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall find mercy.’ The golden rule is placed before us: ‘Do to others as you would have them do to you.’ The Lord calls us to love even our enemies for He died out of love for us while we were still enemies; He calls us to make ourselves the neighbours of those farthest away and to love children and the poor as Christ Himself’ (CCC1825). We need to be men and women after God’s heart by our readiness to show mercy to our enemies always and by not seeking their destruction.
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.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, March 3
Lectors - Juanita Dort/Ginny Boudreau
EMOHC - Flo Flemming
Presentation of Gifts - Deanna Nickerson/Melissa Richards
Church Cleaning - Irene MacDonald
Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Fin Armsworthy
Hospitality - Paul/Lorna Horne
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Servers - Damien/Anthony
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.
Ticket Sale - Fuel Oil Certificate are available, draw date February 26. We appreciate your support!
Coffee House - will be held Sunday, March 10 at Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. .
Prize Bingo - special thanks for your support. Profit was $803.00.
PLEASE NOTE - Effective immediately the furnace in Star of the Sea church will ONLY operate when there are church services. The heat will be off at all other times. This is an effort to manage the cost of fuel consumption. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please remove any of the plants and flowers that require heat. - Property & Finance Committee.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Weekly Card Plays - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Breakfast/Brunch - Special thanks for your support!
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.
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.
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
Star of the Sea (43) 425.00
St. Agnes (14) 125.00
St. Vincent de Paul (2) 45.00
St. Joseph (19) 159.00