FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT ~ FEBRUARY 21, 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 27 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Howie Cashin
Sunday, February 28 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Marge Carrigan
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 -
Wednesday, February 24 - 2:00 p.m. Port Felix - ♥For the Faithful
Stations of the Cross and Mass during the season of Lent in Port Felix every Wednesday at 2:00 pm.
Thursday, February 25 - 6:00 p.m. St. Anthony’s Chapel, Canso - †Terry Parker
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 Temptation
The Gospel of today is about the temptation of Jesus. In preparation to start his ministry, Jesus departed to the wilderness where he stayed for forty days. He sought detachment from the world to make a solid preparation for the reason why he came - the salvation of the world. His departure from the people presented him face to face with the devil, the very enemy of humankind that Jesus had come to salvage. There and then Satan approached the new man as he did the old (Gen 3:1-13). Mark, who like being succinct and direct, did not record the dialogue between Satan and Jesus. He only presented the contest as that between good and evil. And in this contest, good overcame evil; Jesus defeated Satan and began to proclaim the kingdom of God. Hence he declared: “The time has come; the kingdom of God is at hand. Change your ways and believe the Good News”. Does this ring a bell? The Lenten season, with the four Sundays removed, comprises forty (40) days. Begin your journey to the desert; arm yourself with fasting, prayer, and works of mercy. Get involved in the affairs of the Church. You will conquer and be victorious in the end.
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.
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
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 28
Lectors - Paul Smith
Ushers/Collectors - Fin Armsworthy
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Club 100 - Winners were Anna Haines, Lucina Rose, Gary Hendsbee, Carey Gillis and Kim Anderson. A huge thank you to all who supported this event.
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.
Parish Council Meeting - 23rd February; Time: 6:30 pm Venue: Canso Church Vestry. All members are encouraged to attend.
Star of the Sea (27) 385.00
St. Agnes (6) 65.00
St. Vincent de Paul Nil
St. Joseph N/A
Please note: your financial contribution to our parishes is much appreciated. We thank you for your ongoing support.