FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ FEBRUARY 7, 2016


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: Cal Harnish, Sam Delorey,
Donna Jackson, Carla Armsworthy, Susan McKeough, Rene LeBlanc,
Flo Flemming, Jenny Keefe, Paul Smith, Marlaine Myatt, Susan DeLong,
Cynthia Creamer, Sr. Alma, Marie Parker, Fr. Dan MacDonald


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




SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 13 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - For parishioners


Sunday, February 14 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Cal Baker


WEEKDAY MASSES

Thursday, February 11 - 6:15 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - Rose Munroe


PLEASE NOTE MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE FOUR CHURCHES MARCH 5/6


CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION: 20 minutes before Mass.


COMMUNAL GATHERING TO PRAY THE ROSARY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND BEYOND -The rosary will be prayed every Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. in ST. ANTHONY’S CHAPEL. All are encouraged to attend.


ASH WEDNESDAY MASS TIMES:

- February 10 - 2:00 p.m. - St. Joseph, Port Felix - Eugene Avery

- 7:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea, Canso - Thelma Avery

Lent is fast approaching and is a time for penance and repentance, for almsgiving and prayer, for working to change attitudes that are not pleasing to God.


LENTEN EVENTS

Sunday evenings - 6:00 p.m. - Recitation of the Holy Rosary - St. Anthony’s Chapel

Thursday evenings - 6:00 p.m. - Stations of the Cross/Mass - St. Anthony’s Chapel

Thursday evenings - 7:00 p.m. - Year of Mercy Sessions with Fr. Dan MacDonald

Wednesday, March 2 -7:00 p.m. - Reconciliation Service - St Joseph Church, Port Felix


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Sessions for groups primary - two continue on Monday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. at School. Year Four program continues February 11 on THURSDAY immediately after school in the glebe. Please contact the parish office for more information.


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 - 6:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church


ANNUAL MEETING OF PARISHES/POT LUCK - Sunday, March 6 - 12:00 noon - Canso Lions Club. All parishioners are encouraged to attend. Please bring something you like to eat. Annual reports from our four parishes will be presented at this gathering.


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the glebe. All members are requested to attend.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule - Please consult your copy for next weekend. A new schedule is available, please pick yours up. Thank you for your past commitment.

Schedule for Sunday, February 14

Lectors - Marie Parker/Juanita Dort

EMOHC - Janet Delorey

Presentation of Gifts - Tom Kavanaugh & family

Church Cleaning - Melissa/Gayle Richards

Ushers/Collectors -Fin Armsworthy/Janet Delorey

Hospitality -Donna Lewis/Tish Murphy

Sacristan - Margie Horne

Property & Finance - next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, March 1 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.

Ways & Means - regular meeting will be held Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. The calendar of Fund-raising events is available and parishioners are asked to complete the volunteer sheet and return it to the parish office as soon as possible. Upcoming events:

Tickets on a $300.00 heating gift certificate are available next week, draw date of March 1. Please contact Betty Ann Munroe to buy or sell tickets.

Fish Cake and Bean Supper - Friday, February 12 , Shamrock Club, donations of Fish Cakes, Beans and Dessert are needed.

Prize Bingo - Saturday, February 20 -, prizes are needed, we do have some left from the Christmas Bazaar but need more.

Seafood Chowder/St. Patrick’s Concert - Saturday, March 19, Canso/Haze Hill Volunteer Fire Hall.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - Winner of the Christmas Cushions was Rolanda Schrader! A profit of $503.00 was realized. Special thanks to all (sellers and buyers) who supported this event.


ST. AGNES NEWS

50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Charlene, Susan, or a member of the parish.

Chase the Ace - will be held Thursdays at the parish hall from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. Proceeds will be split between the Little Dover Community Development and St. Agnes parish.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Breakfast/Brunch - St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Port Felix. Sunday, February 14, 10 am – 1 pm. Bacon, Sausage, Bologna, pancakes, ash browns ,scrambled eggs ,toast, corn fritters & muffins. Tea, Coffee, Juice. $10.00/per person. All proceeds to St. Joseph’s Parish. Thank you in advance for your support.

Finance/Property Committee Meeting - Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. - Vestry of the Church.


ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT - continues on Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. in the parish glebe with the topic “Year of Mercy”. Sessions will be held weekly until March 17, the day of the week can be changed depending on participants needs. Fr. Dan will be the facilitator for these sessions. Donation of $2.00 per session would be appreciated.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (40) 619.00

Loose 42.00

St. Agnes (14) 100.00

St. Vincent de Paul (2) 40.00

St. Joseph No Mass


NOTES

World Day of Prayer of the Sick - Thursday, February 11 - On this World Day of the Sick let us ask Jesus in his mercy, through the intercession of Mary, his Mother and ours, to grant to all of us a readiness to serve those in need, and in particular, our infirm brothers and sisters. At times this service can be tiring and burdensome, yet we are certain tha the Lord will surely turn our human efforts into something divine. We too can be hands, arms and hearts which help God to perform miracles, so often hidden. We too, whether healthy or sick, can offer up our toil and sufferings like the water which filled the jars at the wedding feast of Cana and was turned into the finest wine. By quietly helping those who suffer, as in illness itself, we take our daily cross upon our shoulders and follow the Master. Even though th experience of suffering will always remain a mystery, Jesus helps us to reveal its meaning.” - Pope Francis 2016


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje - (Apr 29-May 9) 11-day Pilgrimage to MEDJUGORJE with Spiritual Director, FR. CHARLIE BRODERICK. Cost: $2035 (+ airport taxes, security, fuel surcharges $675); includes return airfare from Moncton or Halifax, transfers, accommodations, daily breakfast & dinner, and the services of a professional local guide. Info: Hector & Cécile Caissie (506) 857-2295 or hectorcaissie@hotmail.ca


Food Bank - Any and all food donations would be greatly appreciated to the help the less fortunate during the season. Thanks in advance.


Pre marriage Programs - Below are the dates for the 2015 - 2016 Pre Marriage Programs offered by Family Service. February 20 & 21, 2016; April 30th & May 1st, 2016; June 25 & 26, 2016. The fee this year is $100 per couple. Pre-registration is required by contacting Tasia Boucher at (902) 849-4772.


THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY - began Dec. 8 on the Feast of Immaculate Conception, and will continue through Nov. 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. A Jubilee or Holy Year is the recognition of an important theme or event. The Year of Mercy was announced by Pope Francis this past March. The last Jubilee Year was 2000 to commemorate the new millennium.

In this Holy Year, we look forward to the experience of opening our hearts to those living on the outermost fringes of society: fringes modern society itself creates. How many uncertain and painful situations there are in the world today! How many are the wounds borne by the flesh of those who have no voice because their cry is muffled and drowned out by the indifference of the rich! During this Jubilee, the Church will be called even more to heal these wounds, to assuage them with the oil of consolation, to bind them with mercy and cure them with solidarity and vigilant care. Let us not fall into humiliating indifference or a monotonous routine that prevents us from discovering what is new! Let us ward off destructive cynicism! Let us open our eyes and see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity, and let us recognize that we are compelled to heed their cry for help! (MV15). The Bishop’s letter on the Year of Mercy can be found on our website: http://www.cansoparishes.org/images/bishmerc.jpg


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.



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