SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 16, 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, January 22 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Ellen Marie Pellerine
Sunday, January 23 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Eric & †Bobby 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.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS -“Do whatever He tells you” is a life-transforming mantra given to us by Mother Mary. When Jesus comes to Cana, He is not known as a miracle-worker, so Mother Mary’s words would sound ridiculous to the servants’ ears. Filling the jars with water would seem a foolish and unreasonable act; when something seems unreasonable, one resists doing it. However, Faith is to believe the unbelievable. It is to suspend reason and believe without any reason. When they do as He says, the water is transformed into wine. The miracle of Cana symbolizes the fullness of life we have all received through the coming of Jesus and God’s superabundant goodness. Jesus changed water into wine which is in fact a substantial change. Likewise, Jesus has the power to transform the life of human beings who believe in him. It is often our own unbelief that remains as a stumbling block in experiencing the change that Jesus wants to bring in our lives. There is no bad habit, addiction, sinful desires, character flaw, etc. which Jesus cannot change. Jesus is capable of transforming any person into a completely new being. But, if we think that Jesus’ transforming power is going to work in everyone automatically, we’re mistaken. It works in those who trust in His love and commit their lives to him and obey him. Am I ready to do that?
NOTICE: This is to inform all the parishioners that I will be away for some weeks visiting my family back home. 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 23
Lector - Ginny Boudreau
Usher - Carla Armsworthy
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
Cleaners - January 23 - 29 - Baker Girls
The present ministries schedule finishes on January 30, if you wish to have your name added or deleted please contact Mary LeBlanc by January 18. Thanks so much for your help.
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 - thank you for your support of this project, proceeds were $1,088.25!
AGNES PARISH NEWS
Memory Tree - proceeds were $370.00, thank so much for your support.
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 and 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 good care of yourselves..