SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT ~ MARCH 8, 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, March 14 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Francis Cashin


Sunday, March 15 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Anita Richard


PLEASE NOTE: MASS at St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul will resume the first weekend in May.


WEEKDAY MASSES

Wednesday, March 11 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph’s - Maxine Feltmate

Thursday, March 12 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Murray Horne


LENTEN DEVOTIONS - For the Season of Lent, there will Stations of the Cross (6:00 pm) every week before the start of the normal Weekday Masses in Port Felix (Wednesday) and Canso, (Thursday). Weather permitting!!


EUCHARISTIC CROSS AND 175 TH ANNIVERSARY QUILT - The Eucharistic Cross and the 175th Anniversary Quilt will be in our area from 6 - 13th of March. It will be in Port Felix for the Weekend Mass of 7th March and then in Canso, March 8th - 13th. There will be Rosary recitation at 6:00 pm every evening in Canso as a way of honoring the Eucharistic Cross. Feel very free to join us! The EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2020 will be held JUNE 12-14, MEMBERTOU, SYDNEY

What does Pope Francis mean by Eucharist Culture attitudes? SERVICE - The Pope explained that the attitude of service impels the Eucharistic community to be present in places of frailty, under the shadow of the cross, in order to share and to bring healing. He said that through spiritual and corporal works, the balm of mercy can be poured in numerous places and situations, such as families in difficulty, young people and adults without work, the sick and the elderly who are abandoned, migrants experiencing hardship and acts of violence, and many other forms of poverty. In these places of wounded humanity, the Pope said, Christians celebrate the memorial of the Cross and make living and present the Gospel of Jesus the Servant, by spreading the seeds of a Eucharistic culture by becoming servants of the poor.


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.


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS -The Glory That Awaits Us At The End

The transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain offered the disciples the privilege of a foretaste of the glory of Christ, so that, perceiving the correlation between the passion and the resurrection, it would enable them to overcome their shock in the wake of the passion prediction and accept the reality of the cross as a path to the glory of the resurrection. In our own context, the transfiguration is a powerful reminder that our destiny as disciples of Jesus is tied to the destiny of the Lord. While we cannot escape suffering in our lives, there is nonetheless nothing like mere suffering, as suffering has a redemptive import; so that, if we share in Jesus’ suffering, we will also share in his glory. As we unite ourselves with the passion of the Lord, we must keep alive the memory of God’s past goodness to us, so that it will serve as motivation for us to persevere as we look beyond present difficulties with the assurance that good times are bound to follow the bad, as surely as the dawn follows the night.


Annual meeting will be held Sunday, March 15 in St. Agnes Parish Hall starting at 12:15 p.m. All committees 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.

STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, March 15

Lectors - Martha Rhynold/Edmund LeBlanc

EMOHC - Mary LeBlanc

Presentation of Gifts - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Church Cleaning: - The Baker Girls

Ushers/Collectors - Paul Horne/Janet Delorey

Hospitality - Ray/Judy White

Sacristan - Janet Delorey

Servers - Anthony

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

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, March 31 - 6:15 p.m. at the Glebe.

Ways & Means - will be held Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 in the church vestry. New Committee members are always needed.

Fish Cake/Bean Supper - a big thank you for your support, we are counting our blessings, you are very generous. Profit was $375.00.

St. Pat’s Concert and Meal - Saturday, March 14, Meal - 4:30 - 6:30, Concert at 7:00 p.m. Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall.

Ticket Draw - Profit was 1,129.00! THANK YOU!

Please note - The Star of the Sea Cemetery, Canso will be open to foot traffic only during Spring thaw conditions. A barricade will be in place when conditions deteriorate. Thank you for your understanding.


ST. AGNES NEWS -
Sunday Night bingo - 7:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m in the meeting room at the glebe.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (7) 205.00

Loose 2.00

St. Agnes (5) 55.00

St. Joseph (20) 190.00

Loose 10.00


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!





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