SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT ~ FEBRUARY 28, 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, March 6 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - ♥For the Faithful
Sunday, March 7 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - ♥For the Faithful
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, March 2 - 2:00 p.m. Port Felix - †Percy George
Stations of the Cross and Mass during the season of Lent in Port Felix every Wednesday at 2:00 pm.
Thursday, March 3 - 6:00 p.m. St. Anthony’s Chapel, Canso - †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.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS The Hope of the Glory to Come
The Liturgy of the second Sunday of Lent focuses on the Transfiguration of the Lord. Jesus gave a glimpse of his divine glory to three of his apostles. Why did Jesus manifest his divine glory to them? The apostles were distressed when Jesus foretold them about his passion and death. The purpose of Jesus’ Transfiguration was to encourage his apostles and to strengthen their faith in view of his upcoming passion. This experience had an enduring effect on the apostles. Many years later Peter declared that he was an eyewitness to his majesty (2 Pet 1:16-18) and John exclaimed that he had seen the glory of Jesus, glory as on the only Son from the Father (Jn 1:14). Jesus gives strength and courage to those who follow him and he never lets them down. His strength sustains our struggles of life and his power complements what is lacking in our efforts. He never condemns us but gently leads us on the right path. Jesus “will not break the crushed reed, or snuff the faltering wick” (Mt 12:20). Christ is with his Church, and despite human failures and limitations, she enjoys the protection and assistance of her Lord. So, the Church can continue its mission of redeeming humankind with courage and hope. When Jesus manifested his glory to the Apostles, he asked them to look beyond the cross to his Resurrection and Glory. It was his passion and death in obedience to the Father that really won him glory (Phil 2:8-9). The Cross is not the ultimate reality for Christians. It is the means or channel through which they will participate in the glory of Christ. The hope of this glory gives meaning to our pains and struggles of life.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ticket Draw - Winner of the Fuel Oil Draw was Melissa Baker, Congratulations and thank you. Profit realized was $1,100.00. Special thanks for all your support and for your generosity.
Game of Chance - will take place March 25. Numbers are available from Committee members. We are requesting donations of merchandise prizes, we do have some prizes but not enough.
Ministries Schedule, March 7
Lectors - Barry Lumsden
Ushers/Collectors - Paul Horne
We are in need of a Sacristan to assist with preparation for Sunday Mass, training will be provided.
Property and Finance Committee - required immediately - three new members, if this interests you in any way, please contact a committee member or the parish office as soon as possible.
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 March; Time: 6:30 pm Venue: St. Agnes Parish Hall. All members are encouraged to attend.
Liturgy Meeting - will be held Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Star of the Sea Vestry. All members are requested to attend. Planning for Easter Triduum will be the main topic.
World Day of Prayer - Friday, March 5. The World Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Friday of March. It is an invitation for Christians to pause and pray together ecumenically. This recalls our Christian responsibility to be sensitive to the signs of the times so that we might bring a more authentically Christian dimension to the concerns of our world, our country, our community. Sponsored by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada and its counterparts around the world, it is celebrated in approximately in 165 countries.
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 (17) 246.00
St. Agnes (9) 135.00
St. Vincent de Paul Nil
St. Joseph N/A