SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ FEBRUARY 16, 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 22 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Timmy McKenna
Sunday, February 23 - 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 MASS SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 20 - 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 -Our Decisions of Life
The choices we make in life either make or mar us. The first reading from the Book of Sirach is very blunt on this: “If you will, you keep the commandments they will save you.” Nothing aligns us to God more than his commandments because in them we see what is God’s will for our lives. When we keep his commandments faithfully, we become his friends, but when we do not, we make ourselves God’s enemies. The greatest commandment that God gave us is the commandment of love. The scripture is full of instances of the call to love and part of this call is to relate well with people around us and to treat people well. Jesus’ denunciation of the Pharisees and Scribes was based on the dichotomy that existed between what they taught and what their lives were. Our life should reflect what we teach. Jesus reminds us to be respectful to people; to be channels of mercy through reconciliation; to maintain chaste living and to be truthful by making every effort to see that our spoken words are nothing but the truth. God is love and our loving response to his love is what saves us.
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St. Agnes (16) 160.00
St. Joseph (36) 379.00
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, February 23
Lectors - Juanita Dort/Donna Lewis
EMOHC - Janet Delorey
Presentation of Gifts - Brenda Garrity/Missy Richards
Church Cleaning: - Florence/Eddy Garcia
Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Janet Delorey
Hospitality - Ray/Judy White
Sacristan - Janet Delorey
Servers - Damien
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.
Fish Cake/Bean Supper - will be held Friday, February 28, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Shamrock Club
ST. AGNES NEWS - Sunday Night bingo - 7:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall.
Club 100 Tickets - please contact Charlene or Colleen to buy or sell tickets. Thank you for your past support!! Draw date - February 16.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Breakfast Brunch - Parish Hall Port Felix, Sunday February 16 - 10 am till 1pm. $10 per person.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be announced.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 in St. Joseph.
EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2020 - JUNE 12-14, MEMBERTOU, SYDNEY
How am I led deeper into understanding and appreciating this gift of the Eucharist? In November 2018, in his address to the Committee for the International Eucharistic Congress, Pope Francis encouraged attitudes of communion, service and mercy in Christian communities in order to create a “Eucharistic culture” through prayer and action grounded in the Eucharist. He said this will help the Church to meet the challenges of a secularized and globalized world. This culture, he pointed out, is grounded in hearing the Word of God and in breaking the bread in the Eucharistic celebration.
In the December monthly newsletter, Communion, Service, Mercy were explained as: “we receive Eucharist in communion with our faith. Nourished by this gift of God we go out into the world to live out the Gospel, serving where needed and sharing the mercy of God’s love. It may be kindness in visiting homebound parishioners, working in a food bank to feed the hungry, advocating for government policies that ensure affordable housing or safe drinking water…it could be a single small act for an individual or part of a larger community or global effort. Knowing the talents and purpose for which we were created, and learning how to hear the invitation Eucharist extends to us can help translate receiving communion at Mass into the choices and actions our world needs.”
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.