FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 30, 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, February 5 - St. Joseph, Port Felix - 6:00 p.m. - †Velda & †Francis Cashin
Sunday, February 6 - Star of the Sea, Canso - 11:00 a.m. - †Eileen Gertrude Casey
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
ON TODAY’S READINGS - Our
Prophetic Role in Today’s World
Truth can sometimes be bitter but truth must be spoken. Yes, there are rewards as also other consequences for speaking the truth. The fact is that all of us want acceptance but one possible consequence of speaking the truth is rejection. Jeremiah and Jesus surely would have loved the people of their time to accept the teachings of God that they proclaimed but they had to face rejection for speaking the truth. Our world today prefers lies rather than truth, forgetting that the Word of God is a double-edged sword. We must therefore stand up and speak out for truth, justice and right. As Christians, we cannot but speak the truth always, for God is truth. Going the other way would mean that we prefer to follow the devil, ‘the father of lies’. Yes, they will fight against you for proclaiming and living the life of Christ but they will never prevail because the Lord has made you ‘a pillar of iron, a fortified city, a wall of brass’. Let our daily endeavours be not just to know the truth but to speak the truth so that the truth can set us free.
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, February 6
Lector - Edmund LeBlanc
Usher - Carla Armsworthy
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
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.
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 23rd.):
|STAR OF THE SEA
Envelopes (34) $695.
Envelopes (8) $115.
Initial Offering (4) $29.
|ST. VINCENT de PAUL
Envelopes (32) $545.
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.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE, February 2 - The purpose of the day is “to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practise of the evangelical counsels” as well as “to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervour which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord” (St John Paul II, 1977). Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God's gift of their vocation.