THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD ~ FEBRUARY 2, 2020



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,
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 SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 8 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - For the Faithful


Sunday, February 9 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - For the Faithful


PLEASE NOTE: The churches of St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul are closed for the winter months. MASS will resume the first weekend in May, 2020.


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE - Will be announced


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.



SUNDAY COLLECTIONS - January 26

Star of the Sea (60) 1,052.00

St. Agnes (17) 175.00

St. Joseph (29) 355.00

Cemetery 87.00

Loose 15.00


EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2020 - JUNE 12-14, MEMBERTOU, SYDNEY

In September, 2019, following the celebration to end our amazing 175 th Anniversary year, Archbishop Dunn announced, for the diocese, a focus on the Eucharist culminating with a Eucharistic Congress. "When we celebrate the Eucharist, we not only attend an event but we are drawn into the great mystery of love that Jesus revealed when he died for us because of his love. To draw us more deeply into this mystery, this Year of the Eucharist invites each of us to a deeper experience of encounter with Christ." - Archbishop Brian Dunn


What are some of the events and experiences happening that might interest you?

The Eucharistic Congress Planning Committee has been busy and their creative minds hard at work! The diocesan website has a special page, Transformed by Eucharist, regularly updated with information. The weekly e-mail Seven Ears of Grain, the diocesan Facebook page and the monthly newsletter are some of the social media tools being used to inform us. A calendar, depicting images of the Holy Land with reflections on the Eucharist, has been distributed to parishes that requested them.

Much like the 2002 World Youth Day celebrations, a wooden cross, along with the amazing quilt that was created for the 175th. Anniversary, are touring the diocese. A video link, from Bishop Robert Barron, where he explains the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is accessible on the diocesan webpage. The lovely prayer card, distributed to parishes, reminds us that God is the source of all life.



ST. AGNES NEWS

Sunday Night Bingo - 7:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall.

Club 100 Tickets - are available this week, please contact Charlene or Colleen to buy or sell tickets. Thank you for your past support!! Draw date - February 16. Thank you for past support.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Breakfast Brunch - Parish Hall Port Felix, Sunday February 16. - 10am till 1pm. 10$ per person.

Property & Finance Meeting - is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph parish Hall.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, February 9

Lectors - Chloe Parker/Buzz Lumsden

EMOHC - Gelly Parker

Presentation of Gifts - Bet/Bruce Munroe

Church Cleaning: - The Baker Girls

Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Gerry Parker

Hospitality - Sam/Janet Delorey

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

Servers - Damien

Thank you to all who have offered to help out, it is much appreciated!!

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, February 4 - 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.

Ways & Means - will be held Tuesday, February 11 at 7:15 in the church vestry. New Committee members are always needed.

Ticket Draw - on a gift certificate for fuel Oil, draw date is February 25. To buy or sell tickets please contact Flo Flemming.

Prize Bingo - will be held Sunday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations are needed for this bingo.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glebe.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 in St. Joseph.


NOTES

Women's Prayer Breakfast - hosted by St. Ninian CWL,8:30am Saturday, February 8. Guest speaker is Sr. Brendalee Boisvert, Congregation Leader, Sisters of St. Martha, who will speak on "Hope and Faith".Tickets are available at St Ninian Parish Office (902-863-2338) $15.00 and $7.50 for students.

The Cursillo Weekend Schedule

Women's - May 14-17, Men's May 21-24, 2020, openings are available if interested in attending please call Kevin or Karen McSween at ( 902) 862- 8517, Sean or Roberta O'Leary at (902) 539-4692, Burt or Claudia Aucoin at (902) 578-1266 or Gary David (902)631-1734.

The following Cursillos will take place in Mabou.

Women’s 13-16 February 2020.

Men’s 27 February - March 1 2020.

Contact Information Eddy or AnnaLee MacEachern 902 258 2089.



SAVE THE DATE: INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR BISHOP WAYNE KIRKPATRICK - The Installation Ceremony for Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick will be held on Monday, February 3, at 3:00 pm at St. Ninian Cathedral. Evening prayer will be held at 7pm on Sunday, February 2, at St. Ninian Cathedral. A reception will follow each event. All are welcome!





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