FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ FEBRUARY 9, 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 15 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Steve Drysdale


Sunday, February 16 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Isaac Harnish


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

Thursday, February 13 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Murray Horne


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 - Salt and Light of the World - Light is such a powerful thing, no wonder it was the very first thing that God created (cf. Gn.1:3-5). Having created light, God separated light from darkness. He called the light day, and darkness, night. Without light, when darkness comes, there is fear and terror but when light appears, there is joy and peace. Jesus himself is the Light of the world, as we read in John 1:4-5: “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” At our baptism we receive a lighted candle, which means that we participate really and truly in the Light of Christ. Today’s Gospel says: “You are the light of the world; a city set on a hilltop cannot be hidden.” This is then a call to try our best to be light. We should strive to show a good example; be good citizens of our country; be good sons and daughters of the Church; be of good behaviour. Avoid deeds of darkness such as injustice, lies, dishonesty, divisive practices, unhealthy competition and immoral behaviour. Our life has to say who we are through our habits of love, honesty and generosity. By this, our light will shine out to all people of goodwill, so that our good works will glorify God. The symbol of light is more profound and yet easier to grasp. True, Jesus is the Light of the world. Our faith in Jesus empowers us to be light in our own ways. We become light when we begin to live for others. Light is not meant to be looked at; not meant to be covered and treasured like some precious object. It is to spread light enabling people to see what is around them, so that they would be able to walk safely. We become light when in the midst of the world, we stand up to give others a very important service: the service of example. This is what most people in the world look for: someone who would show them the right path, a beacon, a loving witness to the Gospel values of Jesus.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (10) 710.00

St. Agnes (3) 65.00

St. Joseph (29), January 26 355.00

Cemetery 87.00

Loose 15.00


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, February 16

Lectors - Chloe Parker/Paul Smith

EMOHC - Clarice Avery

Presentation of Gifts - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Church Cleaning: - Melissa/Gayle Richards

Ushers/Collectors - Paul Horne/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality - Brenda Garrity/Donna Lewis

Sacristan - Flo Flemming

Servers - Anthony

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

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, March 2 - 6:15 p.m. 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.


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.


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.


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


NOTES

The Cursillo Weekend Schedule

Women's - May 14-17, Men's May 21-24, openings are available if interested in attending please call Kevin/Karen McSween at ( 902) 862- 8517, Sean /Roberta O'Leary at (902) 539-4692, Burt/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. Men’s 27 February - March 1 2020. Contact Information Eddy or AnnaLee MacEachern 902 258 2089.





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