EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ FEBRUARY 27, 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 5 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Rita David
Sunday, March 7 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Brenda Marie Bond
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES – March 2 - Port Felix - 2:00pm
- Canso - 7:00pm - ♥For the Faithful
There will be no Weekday Mass at St. Anthony’s Chapel Thursday, March 3.
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.
LENT BEGINS ON ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 - The season of Lent is a time for working to change attitudes that are not pleasing to God, of prayer, of self-examination and fasting in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. The 40 days of Lent is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your faith.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - Like Tree, Like Fruit; Like Person, Like Speech!!! What we say and what we do testify to who we are. What we say, especially about another person, says much more about us than about the other: it reveals our thoughts and values, our attitude and disposition, our motivation and preferences, our way of perceiving and judging. While the first reading invites us to be careful and very cautious about the words that come out of our mouth, the Gospel urges us to examine ourselves first and, in speaking about others, to exercise the same magnanimity and compassion we expect for ourselves. It involves a transformation of attitude: from passing judgment and condemning to showing understanding, love, and care. Every Eucharistic celebration reminds us, as the second reading assures us, that in Jesus Christ, God has overturned and overcome condemnation and death and opened for us the door of His mercy and love. His invitation is open for us to accept or reject.
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, March 6
Lector - Buzz Lumsden
Usher - Carla Armsworthy
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
Cleaners - March 6 - 12 - Baker Girls
Ways & Means
Ticket Sale - Tickets are available on a $300.00 Heating Gift Certificate. Please contact Flo Flemming or committee members to sell or purchase tickets. Draw date is March 1.
Fish Cake/Bean Supper - TAKEOUT ONLY- scheduled for Friday, March 4. Please call in your order. 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, March 26, 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 (20) 400.00
Envelopes (7) 120.00
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
Synodality: A New Way of Being Church is a video explaining the focus of Pope Francis’ call for the Synod. Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kAaOHEpuTmw
Pray - Connect - Share Your Story - is the invitation to engage in the Synod. It starts with prayer. "We stand before you, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in your name." is the beginning of the Synod prayer. We invite you to pray for and with the Synod in our diocese and worldwide .