THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT - MARCH 24th., 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: Sam
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 30 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Rhonda Ann Winder
Sunday, March 31 - 11:00- Star of the Sea - †Robert Eustace
WEEKDAY MASS TIMES -
Wednesday, March 27 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Mary Daisy Grover
Thursday, March 28 – 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Bob Rossong
N/B: There will be Stations of the Cross before the weekday Masses at Port Felix and Canso during the Lenten Season.
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. Weekly Masses will resume at both 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 - The Need for Repentance
It was common belief among the Jews that the experience of a calamity or disaster is a physical manifestation of sin(s) committed either by the person or the parents (cf Jn 9:1-2). So, it likely was with those who came to report the scene in Luke 13:1-9 to Jesus. This presents a suitable moment of teaching for Jesus on the need for everyone to repent. Jesus’ response, “Do you suppose they were more guilty …?” does not imply those affected by the disasters had no sin. However, the salient message is that all need to repent. The parable he gives us today further clarifies that Christ’s focus was on repentance. The fruit expected from the vine (the house of Israel cf Isa 5) is repentance. Unfortunately, God’s people were not yielding to the message of repentance preached by Jesus. Perhaps they felt they were sinless. Some of them particularly, the leaders had a holier than thou attitude and so ignored the message of Christ. Let us heed to the teachings of Christ and during this Lenten Season, come to repent of our sins that we may experience the salvation God offers to his people.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, March 31
Presentation of Gifts -
Church Cleaning -
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, April 9 at 7:15 p.m.
St. Pat’s Concert and Meal - Profit was $289.50. Special thanks for donations and support. It is much appreciated.
Bathroom Repaired - The church (Star of the Sea) bathroom is now operational. The pipes are thawed, special thanks to the guys for your work. Much appreciated!!
PLEASE NOTE: The Star of the Sea Cemetery, Canso is open to foot traffic only due to Spring thaw conditions. The barricade will be lifted when conditions improve. Thank you for your understanding.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.
THANK YOU To all who participated in the parish mission and brought food. It was a great experience, hope we move forward with change
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Weekly Card Plays - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Prize bingo and Bake Sale
ST. AGNES NEWS
Prize/50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome. We wish to extend a huge thank you to those who continue to work the parish bingo and to those who support the parish bingo. These funds help with the cost of general expenses and other incidental costs.
Easter Triduum Music Workshop - will be held Saturday, APRIL 13 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. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175 - Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish, Pay 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 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.
Star of the Sea (43) 509.00
St. Agnes (8) 85.00
St. Joseph March 10 (19) 159.00        March 17 (22) 199.00        Loose 35.00