THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 23, 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 29 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Ellen Marie Pellerine
Sunday, January 30 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †John & †Bernice Rossong
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high winds, the Star of the Sea Church has lost several windows, please be aware that there may be some bits of broken glass around the church and exercise caution. This is more noted on the side facing the Cemetery. The majority of the glass has been picked up. Thank you and take care
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - Sharing and Participating in the Mission of the Lord Jesus reads out the purpose of His coming into the world. The focus of His ministry is the poor. Jesus walks into the house of a man who considers himself unworthy to have Jesus under his roof; He touches those who are untouchables, unworthy in the eyes of society; He allows Himself to be touched by those who are considered unworthy to touch Him; He eats and drinks with those who have no status in society. The goal of His ministry is not merely healing and feeding but giving dignity to human beings. The lines of the scroll that He reads clearly gives the message that the ‘have-nots’ will have the Kingdom. We belong to a Church, whose mission is mainly to the poor, the deprived and the needy. Does that mean it is not for the rich? No, they too, are poor in many ways, often lonely, anxious, lacking peace. Christ came to bring peace, healing, joy to all who lack any of those fruits of the Spirit. We can be instruments of this good news. We must be instruments of this good news, if we are truly followers of Christ. The question then becomes: What is the purpose of my life as a disciple of Jesus? How do I share and participate in the Mission that Jesus has already established on earth?
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 30
Lector - Martha Rhynold
Usher - Paul Horne
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Cleaners - January 23 - 29 - Baker Girls
There is a new Ministries Schedule available in the entrance of the church. Special thanks to those who volunteer and to Mary for doing the schedule.
Ways & Means
Ticket Sale - Tickets will be available Monday, January 24 on a $300.00 Fuel Oil Gift Certificate. Please contact Flo Flemming to sell or purchase tickets. Draw date is March 1, 2022.
Fish Cake/Bean Supper - TAKEOUT ONLY- tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 4.
Game of Chance - will take place during the months of March, draw date April 5. Donations would be greatly appreciated.
Memory Trees - thank you for your support of this project, proceeds were $1,088.25!
ST. AGNES PARISH NEWS
Memory Tree - proceeds were $370.00, thank so much for your support.
SUNDAY & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (from January 16th.):
|STAR OF THE SEA
Envelopes (28) $530.
Envelopes (10) $170.
Initial Offering (2) $10.
|ST. VINCENT de PAUL
Envelopes (1) $40.
Christmas (2) $40.
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.
January 18-25 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - "We saw the star in the East and we came to worship him" (Mt 2:2) is the theme for this year's event, which invites Christians around the world into eight days of prayer and celebration. For details and resources: https://www.weekofprayer.ca/