SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT ~ MARCH 13, 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 19 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Carmen Casey
Sunday, March 20 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Tuttie Boudreau
Wednesday, March 16 - Port Felix - 6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross - ♥For the Faithful
Thursday, March 17 - 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 - The Beatific Vision of the Kingdom of God. “It is wonderful that we are here.” Why not remain here permanently, praying and enjoying this holy companionship? Such a religious experience is good and transforming - it brings one closer to God. But the test of a good religious experience is our everyday life with its challenges. It is wonderful that we gather every Sunday to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus and, like the disciples to have a religious experience. We come with our joys and hopes, our anxieties and sorrows, our thanksgiving and praises, our needs and desires. We listen to the Word of God and receive Jesus in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. At the end of the Mass, we are sent back to our everyday life, to our homes and places of work - to become witnesses of the transforming religious experience we had at Mass. The question now becomes: How much of the Mass do we take home? How much of it is reflected in our life and encounters with other people?
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 20
Lector - Ginny Boudreau
Usher - Bill MacMillan
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
Cleaners - March 13 - 20 - Baker Girls
Ways & Means
Ticket Sale - Congratulations to David Casey, a very special thank you for your support and to those who sold tickets. Profit was $866.00!
Fish Cake/Bean Supper - Much appreciation to those who donated and supported the supper in any way, thank you! Profit was $707.00!
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) 585.00
Envelopes (3) 40.00
St. Joseph N/A
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 9-15 - Fast from Pessimism, Feast on Optimism. What difference will it make?
Sharing our stories may not change the church or the world, but they can transform us and plant seeds in our parishes, diocese, and communities
Almsgiving: Reflect on the Synod questions. What questions speak to you?
Prayer: Connect with http://www.prayforthesynod.va/en/ to engage in worldwide prayers for unity, pray for the synod
Questions, prayer and calendar available at http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/listeningchurch