STAR OF THE SEA, CANSO

ST. AGNES, LITTLE DOVER

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUEENSPORT

ST. JOSEPH’S, PORT FELIX


PASTOR: FR. DAN MACDONALD, 366-2927

(631-1872 for emergencies only)


CONGREGATION OF NOTRE DAME 358-2346


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Janet Delorey, President,
Susan Bouchie, Cal Harnish, Gerry Parker, Harry Delorey, Bet Munroe,
Mandi Millar, Joan Tibbo, Dorothy Bennett, Corrine Munroe, Sr. Alma,
Carla Armsworthy, Susan McKeough, Marie Parker, Fr. Dan MacDonald


The complete text of this bulletin is also available on the parish's website at www.cansoparishes.org



SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT ~ MARCH 1, 2015


SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday ,March 7 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Special Intention

Sunday, March 8 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea -For Parishioners


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday, March 3 - St. Joseph - Stations of the Cross & Mass - Special Intention

Wednesday, March 4- 6:00 p.m. - St Agnes Parish Hall - Special Intention

Thursday, March 5- 6:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - Stations of the Cross & Mass - Special Intention


CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION: 20 minutes before Mass.


COMMUNION CALLS - will take place when Fr. Dan is available


COLLECTION ENVELOPES - please note that during the winter closures of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Agnes ALL MONIES will be deposited to the parish account for which they were intended. Your envelope will continue to be credited to your parish no matter where you attend Mass.


LENT - Weekdays of Lent are a time of penance for the Church around the world. Lent is sometimes compared to a desert, a time Christians have traditionally given over to 40 days in a combination of prayer, serving the needy and fasting in order to draw closer to God. Mass Times are posted above. Easter will be celebrated Sunday, April 5, hopefully it will be much warmer and Spring like!


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Group sessions continue Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in Fanning School. Parents are invited to register their children for the Celebration of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Please contact the parish office for more information.

Confirmation - Please remember the Confirmation candidates in your prayers: Mackenzie Casey, Janelle Delorey, Trevor Delorey, Erica Hanhams, Alexander Kavanaugh, Emerald Newell, Ryan O’Handley, Brody Oliver and Sydney Oliver. Confirmation will be celebrated Sunday, May 24.

First Eucharist /First Reconciliation - a meeting for parents and youth will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Star of the Sea vestry.

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COME TO THE TABLE - We will host Come to the Table on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Glebe. The Way of Prayer is the topic of our next conversation. Conversations will be held every second Thursday and people can drop in as they wish.




ANNUAL MEETING/POT LUCK

for ALL PARISHES

SUNDAY, MARCH 8th

12 NOON

CANSO LIONS CLUB




SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (28) 407.00

Religious Ed (9) 60.00

Loose 4.00

St. Agnes (3) 40.00

St. Vincent de Paul (1) 40.00


WEDDING PLANNING? - As preparations begin for this year’s wedding season, couples are reminded that six months notice is requested in order to successfully complete the preparations. For more information, please contact Fr. Dan or the parish office.


BAPTISMS: Parents wishing to have their child baptized should phone Fr. Dan or the parish office to make arrangements.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - will meet MONDAY, March 16 at 6:00 p.m in St. Agnes parish hall. All members are requested to attend.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Regular Weekly Card Play - will continue on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Women’s Night - will be held Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. in the Convent at Port Felix. All are welcome.


ST. AGNES NEWS:

50/50 Bingo - Bingo continues Sundays at 7:00 p.m. All are most welcome.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Property & Finance - A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 at 7:15 p.m.

Ways & Means - Regular meeting will be Tuesday, March 10, 7:15 p.m at the glebe. Any suggestions for Fund-raising would be greatly appreciated. PLEASE RETURN THE VOLUNTEER SHEET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, thank you.

Upcoming fund-Raising Events

Tickets on a $300.00 heating gift certificate. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. Tickets are selling really well! Draw date is Saturday, March 14.

Seafood Chowder/St. Patrick’s Concert - Saturday, March 14 - we need someone to coordinate the concert as Gertie will be away this weekend. If you are interested please contact a member of the Ways/Means Committee.

Fish Cake & Bean Supper - profits were $401.54, a huge thank you to all for your support.

Prize Bingo - proceeds were $870.65! Great job and thanks to all who supported the bingo in any way.

Ministries Schedule for March 8

Lectors: Marie Parker/Carla Armsworthy

EMOHC: Janet Delorey

Ushers/collectors: Eddie Garcia/Gerald Lumsden

Hospitality: Florence/Eddie Garcia

Sacristan: Janet Delorey

Presentation of Gifts: Margie Horne/Melissa Richards

Church Cleaning: Florence/Eddie Garcia


NOTES

Food Bank -Donations of non-perishable items are greatly appreciated. They can be placed in the Food Bank box in the entrance of our churches. Thank you for your support.

Challenge Weekends -There will be two Challenge Retreat weekends for young adults between the ages of 15 to 20 held this spring. The 117th Young Women's Challenge weekend will be April 17, 18 and 19. The 76th Young Men's Challenge will be the weekend of May 1, 2, and 3. These weekends will be taking place at Camp Breton Dean in Hillside Mira. Anyone wishing to attend or work these weekends can contact Elaine MacLeod, Challenge Lay Director, at 902 794-2596 or email fmacleod@ns.sympatico.ca. These action packed weekends are at time of personal and spiritual growth which have seen hundreds of young people attend through the years.

Historic Scotland – Journey to the Highlands Tour ”August 13 -24 2015. Highlights include the Western Isles and Western Highlands - the Isle of Skye and Barra, Historic Iona - mainland attractions to include Historic Stirling, Edinburgh Castle, Fort William, Inverness, the Braes of Lochaber: homeland to the Mabou Pioneers of Highland descent and Saint Mary MacKillop Shrine in Roy Bridge, Cille Choirill Church, year 600 A.D., The Great Glen Finnan Gathering (Bonnie Prince Charlie - 1745). Air- Coach- Accommodations - $3600.00. More info: Contact: Mary Campbell Co-ordinator 902-945-2922/902-258-7088 or Email to: marycampbellglenora@gmail.com



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