SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ FEBRUARY 23, 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 29 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Howie Cashin


Sunday, March 1 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Maxine Feltmate


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


ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE -

St. Joseph, Port Felix 2:00 p.m.

Star of the Sea - 6:30 p.m.


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


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 - Being Perfect As Our Heavenly Father

To love someone who expressly wishes that bad things come upon us, who plots against our welfare, our good name, our success, is indeed hard. Yet, that exactly is what Jesus demands of us today. In his words: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Naturally, we tend to resent those who do wrong to us. Jesus does not say we should like it. No! Instead, our response should not be motivated by an urge to strike back or repay. Put differently, it is not retaliation and revenge that have a place in our Christian calling but love and forgiveness. Jesus wants us to do more than the pagans (Gentiles) do; as children of God, our goal is to be like God the Father in His self-effacing love. This obligation is so defining of our identity as Christians that we cannot say we are true Christians if we fail at this. Thus, as Christians, we cannot say so and so is my enemy or I hate so and so. This, nonetheless, does not stop people from making us their enemy or hating us. That, sadly, is not in our power. What we must do is pray for them. Yes, through prayer we will find the strength to love them.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (35) 390.00

Loose 10.00

St. Agnes (14) 185.00

St. Joseph (17) 145.00

Loose 20.00


Annual meeting will be held Sunday, March 15 in St. Agnes Parish Hall starting at 12:15 p.m. All committees (Ways & Means, Liturgy, Property & Finance & Parish Pastoral Council) 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.



PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 in Star of the Sea church vestry.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, March 1

Lectors - Barry Lumsden/Ginny Boudreau

EMOHC - Ray White

Presentation of Gifts - Ray/Judy White

Church Cleaning: - Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Carla Armsworthy

Hospitality - Bet/Bruce Munroe

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

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, March 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.

Prize Bingo - a big thank you to all who supported the bingo, much appreciated. Profit was $658.00!!

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 - Special thanks for your support. Winners were Kerri Rhynold, Mary Mason, Genesta Munroe, Bernice Munroe and Ruthie Keefe.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Breakfast Brunch - A huge thank you for your support, much appreciated


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


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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