SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ FEBRUARY 14, 2021
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
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam
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 20 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Percy George
Sunday, February 21 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Jack Pendelton
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, 2021.
WEEKDAY MASSES - No Weekday Masses this week.
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES –
17th February - Port Felix - 2:00pm - †Francis Cashin
- Canso - 7:00pm - ♥For the Faithful
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.
LENT BEGINS ON ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - The season of Lent is a time of prayer, self-examination and fasting in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. The 40 days of Lent is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your faith.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS Jesus Healed The Leper
Jesus cures a man of his leprosy. Leprosy is a skin disease that attacks the limbs. The disease causes one’s fingers and toes to drop off, disfiguring and twisting the features to look disgusting. It is an infectious disease often contracted through bodily contacts or sharing of vessels. Right from the time of Moses leprous patients were known to be quarantined, that is, medically set apart from the rest to avoid contagion. The Book of Leviticus (13) specifies how leprous patients were to be handled. “As long as the disease lasts, he will be unclean; therefore, he must live away from others; he must live outside the camp” (Lev 13:46). Imagine how a leper feels: frustrated and dejected. Jesus cured the leper, and directed him to see a priest, for reintegration into society, but insisted on no publicity. Jesus not only grants the man his request, but he demonstrates the personal love, compassion, and tenderness of God in his physical touch. The man could not contain his joy, so he shared the news. Meanwhile, Jesus did not want to associate his messianic work with only miracles. For his mission would be won on the Cross. A search for miracles is not true religion. It is false. Also, no form of discrimination, be it for reasons of faith, race, gender, health, or whatever, honors God. What our fellow humans need is a helping hand. The Lord challenges us all to show mercy, forgiveness, and compassion to untouchables and outcasts around you, especially those we find it difficult to love. Just as the Lord is always ready to show us his mercy and love, are we ready to do the same?
SUNDAY MISSALS - are available in the entrance of our churches, cost this year is $8.00 per missal. The increase in cost is directly related to an increase from our supplier.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ticket Draw - Tickets are available on a $300.00 Fuel Oil Gift Certificate. Please contact Flo Flemming to sell or purchase tickets. Draw Date is February 23.
Ministries Schedule, February 21
Lectors - Ginny Boudreau
Ushers/Collectors - Rene LeBlanc
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Club 100 - Tickets are available from fund- raising committee members. Ticket draw is Sunday, February 14. Thank you for your support.
Straw Draw - We are asking for donations of prizes for a Straw Draw. Prizes can be dropped off to Charlene, Colleen or brought to the Hall. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Star of the Sea (32) 480.00
St. Agnes (6) 75.00
St. Vincent de Paul (1) 20.00
St. Joseph (20) 232.00
Bldg Fund 40.00
Please note: your financial contribution to our parishes is much appreciated. We thank you for your ongoing support.
PRE-MARRIAGE PROGRAM - will be held on May 29, 2021. Please register by calling (902) 849-4772. Family Service of Eastern NS. 9 Minto Street, Glace Bay, NS, B1A 5G5