THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD ~ JANUARY 9, 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
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS:
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, January 15 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Elizabeth Greencorn
Sunday, January 16 - Star of the Sea - 11:00 a.m. - †Harry & †Mamie Fanning
WEEKDAY MASSES - There will be no weekday Masses this week.
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.
ON TODAY’S READINGS -
The Mandate Of Our Baptisms
It is at His Baptism that Jesus is declared the loved Son of God. Interestingly, Jesus is called ‘beloved’ but if you look at His life, the term ‘beloved’ contradicts the very idea of it. In a worldly sense, the term ‘beloved’ refers to one who is pampered, over-cared for and over-protected. However, Jesus is none of these; rather, He is chosen to suffer for the world. With His baptism Jesus assumes the responsibility of redeeming a world that rejected Him from the very moment of His birth to the moment of His death on the Cross. Our Baptism calls us to the responsibility to carry out God’s work in the world. The question then becomes: As a baptized Christian, how do I prove myself to be a beloved child of God? The baptism of Jesus powerfully reminds us of the baptism each one of us received. Although most of us were baptized at a very tender age, we need to take time to understand properly why we were baptized and the deeper implications of our baptism. We were baptized in the name of the three divine persons. It means we entered into a very intimate relationship with the three divine persons who are dwelling in us and are actively at work in and through us. Baptism has washed away our sins and we are all living members of the mystical body of Christ. With our baptism, we have become living temples of the Holy Spirit and are empowered to work as servants of Christ Jesus, sharing in his ministry of Prophet, Priest and King. Do I reflect on the transformation that took place in me when I received baptism? Am I living in accordance with the baptismal commitment I made?
NOTICE: This is to inform all the parishioners that I will be away for some weeks visiting my family back home. The parish office is still open for all your needs. Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!
NOTE - The parish office will be open Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:00 - 12:00 (approximately) until Fr. Jonathan returns. Please call or message Marie before coming to the office.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Property and Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, March 1 at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.
Ministries Schedule, January 16
Lector - Juanita Dort
Usher - Rene LeBlanc
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Cleaners -January 9 - 15 - Harry Delorey
Ways & Means - Fund - Raising projects will be announced at a later date, thank you so very much for your past support. Hoping the committee is enjoying a much needed break, thank you for your service.
Ticket Sale - Winner was Hattie Creamer, congratulations Hattie. We wish to acknowledge an anonymous donor who paid for the $300.00 gift card, it is much appreciated. Profit realized was $1,160.00! Once again thank you
Craft Sale - profit realized was $186.00, thanks so much.
Memory Trees - Minimum donation will be $5.00 Donations will be deposited to the parish of your choice. For more information contact the parish office or Carla Armsworthy
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
A huge thank you for your continued efforts to support the parish through ticket sales, bingo and other fund-raisers, it is much appreciated!!
SUNDAY & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (December 25th through January 2nd.):
|STAR OF THE SEA
Christmas (35) $1228.
Dec. 26 (16) $470.
Intital Offering (34) $119.
Jan. 1st (10) $156.
Jan. 2nd (221) $820.
Christmas (18) $415.
Dec. 26/Jan. 2 (10) $175.
Initial Offering (2) $10.
New Year's Day (1) $10.
Memory Tree $360.
|ST. VINCENT de PAUL
Christmas (1) $200.
Initial Offering (2) $10.
Memory Tree $15.
Christmas (25) $250.
Envelopes (13) $70.
A very special thank you for your financial support. Please pray for our parishes/ parishioners as we muddle our way through the Covid experience. God is so wonderful, he will bless us in ways we can’t imagine. Take care.