THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 24, 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, January 30 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Rita David
Sunday, January 31 - 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.
Thursday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - †Maxine Feltmate
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 The Call to Repentance
On this Third Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year, the readings teach us that once we are ready and willing to repent of our sinful ways God is ready to forgive us. People of Nineveh repented of their sinful lives and as a sign of their repentance, they put on sack clothes and fasted. The Lord saw their repentance and showed his great mercy towards them. Jesus also began his ministry by calling us to repentance. Therefore, when Jesus calls us to assist in spreading the kingdom of God on earth by bringing others into the fold, we should not allow for any hindrance. We should be fully detached from everything that hinders us from working for the kingdom of God just like Peter, Andrew, James, and John who left everything in order to follow Jesus.
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 Tuesday, February 23. Your anticipated support is appreciated.
Letter Writing Campaign - is ongoing, please support the parish in any amount that you are able. For more information, please contact the parish office.
Ministries Schedule, January 31
Lectors - Juanita Dort
Ushers/Collectors - Fin Armsworthy
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Letter Writing Campaign - is ongoing, please support the parish in any amount that you are able. For more information, please contact Charlene or Colleen Boudreau. Thank you
- Thank you to all who supported this event, Profit was Star of the Sea - $1,040.00; St. Agnes - $425.00; St. Vincent de Paul -$10.00
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.
Just Because You Can't See It Doesn't Mean It Isn't There. Join us for a Conversation on Mental Health: Jan. 28, 7 pm via Facebook Live @StJosephsParishNorthSydney. Moderated by Norma Blinkhorn, diocesan Youth Ministry coordinator, with Fr Doug MacDonald. For details: http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/lets-talk-jan-28
Walk for Wellness - Sunday, January 24 1:00 p.m. - Chapel Gully Trail. All are welcome. Sponsored by Circle of Support and Change and Antigonish Women’s Resource Center.
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
Envelopes (28) 760.00
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Please note: your financial contribution to our parishes is much appreciated. We thank you for your ongoing support. May God shower you with blessings.