FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 31, 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:
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 6 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Mary Ann Casey
Sunday, February 7 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Eleanor Ryan
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, February 4, 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - ♥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 The Power of the Word of God
God’s word is powerful. It has the ability to free us and transform our life. When Jesus taught, he spoke with the authority of God as no one had before. The Rabbis, while teaching, would support their statements with quotes from other authorities. The prophets spoke with authority which they had received and that’s why they used the words “Thus says the Lord.” When Jesus spoke he needed no authorities to support his statements. He was authority incarnate - the Word of God made flesh. In his ministry, Jesus manifested his authority both in words and in deeds as the Chosen One of God. When he spoke, God spoke. Even the demons obeyed his commands. When we are confronted with the demons of our today’s circumstances, do we use the power of the words of Jesus to make inroads in our lives?
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. All members are encouraged to attend.
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.
Ministries Schedule, February 7
Lectors - Martha Rhynold
Ushers/Collectors - Paul Horne
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Club 100 - Tickets are available from fund- raising committee members. Ticket draw is Sunday, Febraury 14. Thank you for your support.
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.
World Day for Consecrated Life - February 2,2021 is both the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and the World Day of esteem and prayer for Consecrated Life. The purpose of the day is “to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practice of the evangelical counsels” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervour which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord” ( Saint John Paul II, 1997). Please remember them in your prayers.
February 3 - Feast of St. Blaise - Through the intercession so St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness. In th name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
PRE-MARRIAGE PROGRAM - will be held on May 29, 2021. Please register by calling (902) 849-4772. Family Service of Eastern NS, 9 Minto St., Glace Bay, NS, B1A 5G5
Star of the Sea
Envelopes (30) 480.00
Envelopes (7) 95.00
St. Vincent de Paul(1) 20.00
Please note: your financial contribution to our parishes is much appreciated. We thank you for your ongoing support. May God shower you with blessings.