FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT ~ APRIL 3, 2022
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 Delorey, Donna Jackson, Janet Delorey,
Cynthia Creamer, Calvin Harnish, Agnes Casey,
Corrine Munroe, Gerry Parker, Gelly Parker,
Paul Horne, 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 TIMES
Saturday, April 9 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Velda & †Francis Cashin
Sunday, April 10 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Brenda Marie Bond
Thursday, April 7- Canso (St. Anthony’s Chapel) - 6:00 pm - ♥For the Faithful
N/B: There will be Stations of the Cross before the weekday Masses at Port Felix and Canso during the Lenten Season.
PLEASE NOTE: The churches of St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul will reopen May 7 & 8, 2022.
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.
LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICE - There will be Lenten Reconciliation Service in preparation for the upcoming Easter Triduum and Easter Solemnity on Wednesday 6 th of April at 6:30 pm. The venue is Star of the Sea Church, Canso.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Monday, April 11- Mass of Chrism - 4:00 p.m. - St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish
Holy Thursday, April 14 - 7:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Church, Port Felix
Good Friday, April 15 - 3:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Church, Port Felix
Easter Vigil, April 16 - 9:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Church, Port Felix
Easter Sunday, April 17 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea Church, Canso
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - Stick and Stones
The Jews brought before the Lord a woman caught in adultery. Jesus silenced them by showing them that they were not faultless. In a world where everyone is a sinner, the blame game or finger-pointing solves nothing. In our survivalistic struggle amidst the evil that abounds in this world, let us not be fault-finders but fault-menders. Let us always bear in mind that the best way to dispel darkness is not by cursing darkness but by lighting a candle.
LENTEN CALENDAR FOR YOUR SYNOD JOURNEY - April 1-7
Fast from Idle Gossip - Feast on Purposeful Silence
Spouses or children, parents or parishioners, we love those in our special relationships but can chafe against the frustrations of disagreement, unhappiness, or discontent. Inviting conversation, and offering silence to reflect and listen can ease the tension, clear the air, and allow us to see the limitless blue sky behind the occasional dark cloud.
Almsgiving: Offer to host a Synod conversation at your home with family and friends or in your parish. Take notes or record your conversations, if that’s agreeable, to share with our Synod journey, or embrace this process for your personal exploration
Prayer: Offer up a Stations of the Cross, giving thanks for the sacrifice of Jesus for all of us and the invitation issued by Pope Francis to share in this journey.
Synod = Journey Together Pray Connect Share Your Story http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/ListeningChurch
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Property and Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, April 5 at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.
Ministries Schedule, April 10
Lector - Donna Lewis
Usher - Carla Armsworthy
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
Cleaners - March 20 - 26 - Juanita Dort/Irene MacDonald
Butterfly Memory Tree - will be placed in Star of the Sea Church for Easter Sunday, April 17 and will remain until Pentecost Sunday, June 5. 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 - will take place during the months of March, draw date April 5. Donations would be greatly appreciated.
Trivia Night - a huge thank you to all who helped in any way.
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Club 100 - Congratulations to Annette Haines, Anna Haines, Don Bouchie, Richard Fanning and Sheila Harnish. Thank you for your support.
Straw Draw - we are requesting donations for a Straw Draw, donations may be dropped off at the hall or given to Charlene or Colleen.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS - We are planning some activities for the May long weekend and we are in need of prizes for prize bingo or straw booth.
We appreciate your support. More details to follow.
Star of the Sea
Envelopes (25) 510.00
Envelopes (11) 258.00
Envelopes (18) 277.00
Bldg Fund 500.00
We wish to acknowledge grants from the Municipality of the District of Guysborough:
District 5 Councillor Janet Peitzsche - $500.00 to Star of the Sea and $500.00 to St. Agnes
District 8 Councillor Fin Armsworthy - $1,000.00 to Star of the Sea. Thank you for your generous support.