FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT ~ MARCH 6, 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, March 12 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †William David
Sunday, March 13 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Florence Garcia
Wednesday, March 9 – St. Joseph’s, Port Felix - 6:00 pm - ♥For the Faithful
Thursday, March 10 - Canso (St. Anthony’s Chapel) - 6:00 pm - ♥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, 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.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - What is your own Temptation?
Temptations are not sin but causes of sin. They are necessary for our spiritual growth and until we overcome the temptations, we should not lay any claim to being spiritually strong. Our temptations usually spring from the things around us; our common desires; satisfaction of the bodily appetite; craving for prestige and recognition, and acquisition of power and wealth. All these surfaces in the temptations of our Lord Jesus Christ. One key with which Jesus locked up Satan is the “delaying and denying” of gratification. We too must learn to say “NO” to certain demands. We must free ourselves from the spirit of our generation: “Do it here and now.” Let us also beware of the tact and slight of Satan. He may even use words that seem to come from God. If we are abreast with the Scriptures, we will outsmart his gimmicks. Remember, if you win today, do not relax; Satan will return at an opportune time with more force.
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, March 13
Lector - Juanita Dort
Usher - Paul Horne
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Cleaners - March 6 - 12 - Baker Girls
Ways & Means
Ticket Sale - Congratulations to David Casey, a very special thank you for your support and to those who sold tickets.
Fish Cake/Bean Supper - Much appreciation to those who donated and supported the supper in any way, thank you!
Game of Chance - will take place during the months of March, draw date April 5. Donations would be greatly appreciated.
Trivia Night - Saturday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. at Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Please pre-register, $40.00 per team of 4, maximum 15 teams.
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Club 100 - Tickets are available from fund- raising committee members. Ticket draw is Sunday, March 20. Thank you for your support.
Star of the Sea
Envelopes (29) 495.00
Envelopes (6) 100.00
Please pray for our parishes and parishioners. God is so wonderful, he will bless us in ways we can’t imagine.
WEEKLY SYNOD UPDATE
Complete our online Synod survey: 10 questions including this one to share your thoughts and experiences. The survey is anonymous. Survey link: https://fs26.formsite.com/DioceseofAntigonish/codp3edovo/index.html
March 2 -8
Fast from Indifference, Feast on Love
Engaging in the Synod journey gives voice to your story, wisdom and dreams for our church and God’s people. This week, learn more about the Synod and begin (or continue) your journey
Almsgiving: Take the Synod survey
Explore our ListeningChurch web page to learn of Pope Francis’ invitation and ways to connect
Prayer: Say the Synod prayer