PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD ~ March 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
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Mass of Chrism - Monday, March 29, 3 pm via Facebook Live. The Mass of Chrism will be live streamed from St. Ninian Cathedral. Watch on the diocese Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/stninian.cathedral/
HOLY WEEK/EASTER SCHEDULES
Holy Thursday (Star of the Sea) 1st April 2021 7:00pm
Good Friday (Star of the Sea) 2nd April 2021 3:00pm
Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil (Star of the Sea) 3rd April 2021 9:00pm
Easter Sunday (St. Joseph's, Port Felix) 4th April 2021 11:00am - †Geraldine & †Stanley Cashin
Please note: registration for Holy Triduum Services is preferred but not necessary. All parishioners will be required to provide their name and number and to follow Covid19 protocols.
The Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Vigil) will all be in STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO while the Easter Sunday Mass will be in ST. JOSEPH’S PORT FELIX.
THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM - Through his Paschal Mystery, the Lord Jesus redeemed the human race and gave perfect glory to the Father. By dying, Christ destroyed our death; by rising, he restored our life. For this reason, the Ester Triduum, when we celebrate the suffering, Death and Resurrections of our Lord, is the high point of the Liturgical Year. The Easter Solemnity is to the year what Sunday is to the week. The celebration of the Easter Triduum opens with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, reaches it climax in the Easter vigil, and closes with Evening Prayer II on Easter Sunday. Let us come together to celebrate this wonderful mystery.
PLEASE NOTE: The churches of St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul are closed for the winter months. MASS will resume May 1 & 2, 2021.
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 From Hosanna to Crucify Him!
The celebration of the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the narration of his passion and death. These two events that historically took place on different occasions have been united into a single Liturgical celebration. This celebration is a story of our own lives. Just as Jesus, there are times when we meet with success and receive appreciation and support from others. At other times, we encounter failure and experience rejection and condemnation. Jesus was a picture of majesty and serenity on both occasions because of his unflinching trust in his Father. He has left us an example to be imitated.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Butterfly Memory Tree - will be placed in Star of the Sea Church for Easter Sunday, April 4 and will remain until Pentecost Sunday, May 23 . If you wish to remember a loved one in this manner please fill out a Memorial Card (available in the entrance of the church) and place it in the Collection Basket. A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested per Butterfly. Donations will be deposited to the parish of your choice.
Game of Chance - A HUGE thank you to all who supported this event in any way. A list of winners has been posted vis Facebook and they have been notified.
Schedule, Holy Week
consult the schedule posted in the entrance of Star of the Sea
Church. A new schedule will be available next weekend.
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
Straw Draw - a profit of $2,500.00 has been realized. There are a few straws left and these can be purchased at the hall. A very HUGE thank you to all who supported and organized this event.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Straw Booth - plans are underway to have a straw draw at the Parish Hall on the May Long Weekend. We are looking for prizes for this event, if you have an item to donate, please drop it off at the Hall. More details to follow.
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
Parish Council Meeting - 20thApril; Time: 6:30 pm Venue: St. Joseph Church. All members are encouraged to attend.
Virtual Marriage Encounter weekend, April 9-11: a very special enrichment opportunity for husbands and wives From the comfort of your own home, through Zoom. The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world. For more information: phone 506-856-9485 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the webpage: http://wwme.org
Star of the Sea (33) 1,025.00
St. Agnes (13) 220.00
St. Vincent de Paul Nil
St. Joseph (16) 155.00