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, Colleen Boudreau, Pat Delorey, Harry Delorey, Betty Ann Munroe, Mandi Millar, Joan Tibbo, Dorothy Bennett, Corrine Munroe, 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
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT ~ MARCH 9, 2014
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 15 - 4:30 p.m. - St. Vincent de Paul - ♥Special Intention
- 6:00 p.m.- St. Joseph - †Placide Avery
Sunday, March16 - 9:30 a.m. - St. Agnes - †Sheldon Haines
- 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Dolly Taylor
Wednesday, March 12 - 7:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea - †Fr. Pat Tait
No weekday Mass on Thursday
CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION: 20 minutes before Mass.
COMMUNION CALLS - will take place Tuesday, March 11 in Port Felix area and Thursday, March 13in Little Dover and Canso Area.
Four Parishes’ Mission - Sunday, March 9 - March 12; 7:00 p.m. each night. Fr. Conrad Edwards will our Mission Director. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend. A hand out is available this weekend.
Holy Hour - Sundays, 6:30 p.m. at the following locations: March 16 - St. Vincent de Paul;
March 23 - St. Agnes March 30 - St. Joseph April 6 - Star of the Sea
Stations of the Cross followed with Mass - Tuesdays - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph; Wednesdays - St. Agnes; Thursdays - Star of the Sea. These times are scheduled during Lent, starting the week of March 16 and continue until April 10.
Stations of the Cross - St. Vincent de Paul - Before Saturday evening Mass.
Come to the Table - Catholics and their friends having conversations about faith - will be held Thursdays, March 6, 20, April 3 & 10 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the glebe. The topics are The Holy Spirit; Symbols & Gifts of the Spirit; Scripture and Morality; Catholic Morality, Moral Decision-making. Please come out and have a talk about our faith or just come to listen.
Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel for the protection of all churches in our grouping will be recited at all Masses during Lent.
Mass of Chrism - will be Monday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. Location will be announced. All are welcome to attend.
Holy Week Schedule - will be posted at a later date.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Thank you to all who came out, we had a great lunch and good hospitality, thanks to St. Joseph Parish for hosting.
Group Gathering - the next session will be Monday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Star of the Sea Church. All children and their parents are asked to attend the Parish Mission on this night.
Family Night - will be held March 21 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Parish Hall. All families, parents, children, grandchildren and parishioners are invited to attend.
SACRAMENTS OF FIRST EUCHARIST AND FIRST RECONCILIATION - We need several adults to offer these programs, if you are interested please contact Fr. Dan. We will assist anyway we can, a program is available. Preparation to celebrate these sacraments will begin in 2014. PARENTS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
LITURGY COMMITTEE - meeting will be held Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the glebe
YEAR END RECEIPTS - are available in the entrance of the church. Thank you so much for your financial contributions to our parishes. Please contact the parish office if there are questions.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - next meeting will be held Wednesday, April 9 , 7:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Hall. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE, due to a conflict with another meeting. All members are asked to attend.
ST. AGNES NEWS:
Church Cleaning -Sheila Harnish/Darlene Keefe
50/50 Bingo - Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Prize bingo - proceeds from the bingo (Feb 19) were $761.20. Thank you so much for your support.
Prize Bingo - will be held Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Donations of Easter or household items would be greatly appreciated.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Family Night - will be held Friday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m .in St. Joseph Parish Hall
Benefit Bingo - Saturday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Parish Hall, Port Felix. All proceeds to assist Eugene Avery with medical treatment.
Breakfast/Brunch - Saturday, March 15, Parish Hall, Port Felix. 10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. Any monetary donations to help with the purchase of bacon, sausage and eggs would be greatly appreciated. A box will be placed in the entrance of the church.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS - The Basket of Gift Cards is filling up nicely, tickets will be available in the next couple of weeks. Thank you.
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule for March 16
Lectors - Martha Rhynold/Emily Lumsden
EMOHC - Mary LeBlanc
Presenting the Gifts - Brian, Melinda Bouchie
Church Cleaners - Marlene/Ernie Bond
Ushers/Coll.- Carla Armsworthy/Bill MacMillan
Hospitality -Ed/Nina Roberts
Sacristan - Margie Horne
Property & Finance - Next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe. All members are encouraged to attend.
Ways & Means - next meeting will be held Thursday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the glebe. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you fill out the volunteer sheet and return it to the parish, drop it in collection, mail it or just simply give it to a committee member.
Ticket Sale - Congratulations to Cal Baker, winner of the Fuel Oil Certificate, profits were $563.00. Thank you for your support.
March 7, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Kick off Lent with a Fish Cake & Bean Supper - Special thanks to all who cooked, served and helped in any way. It is much appreciated.
St. Patrick’s Day Concert - Sunday, March 16, Canso Fire Hall; 5:00 p.m.- Seafood Chowder; Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Cost $10.00 for chowder/concert or $5.00 for each. NO TAKE OUT AVAILABLE. We invite parishioners to take part in the concert with St. Paddy’s Day songs, skits, jokes or tall tales. Performers are invited to contact Gertie Grant.
Star of the Sea (48) 582.00
St. Joseph ( 23) 170.00
St. Vincent de Paul (10) 175.00
St. Agnes (38) 355.00
Servers Training - Anyone (all ages) wanting to serve at the Altar, please come to a training session on Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Star of the Sea. March 23 at 2:00 p.m in St. Agnes and Saturday, March 29 after Mass in St. Joseph.
Canso & Area Food Bank - Donations are always welcome and can be dropped off to the entrance of our churches!
Bethany Center Events - Guided Retreat: Gathering Up the Blessings of My Life. Tues. Mar. 11th at 7:30pm to Wed. March 19th at 1:00pm, . Presenter: Fr. James Brackin Cost: $425.00. Pre-registration required.
Centering Prayer, Friday morning, Mar. 21 10am-12pm. New members always welcome. Cost: donation
Gathering the Wisdom meets Tues., Mar. 25th 7-9pm at Bethany Center, exploring the role of laity in the church. Cost: donation
Oasis Days: Lent - The Springtime of the Soul. Mar. 26th 9:45 - 4:00pm. Facilitator: Claire MacNeil, csm. Cost: $25/day pre-registration required by Mar. 17th.
* Programs will be cancelled prior to the event if the number is insufficient
* Inability to pay the full cost need not be a deterrent to using the Center
For information/registration: Bethany Center 902-863-4726 or email email@example.com
Canso Academy Europe 2015 Travelers Fundraising Bingo; The Grade 11's at Canso Academy are having a Prize Bingo on Saturday,
March 15 at 7pm in the Little Dover Church Hall.
If you would like to help out by donating a prize, you can drop it off to the school before March 7, or contact Leeann Keefe of Canso or Wanda Doyle
of Dover. Thank you VERY much for all of your support! See you there!!!
LENTEN HOMEWORK - suggestions for Lent.
Corporal Works of Mercy
1. Feed the hungry
2. To give drink to the thirsty
3. To clothe the naked
4. To visit the imprisoned
5. To shelter the homeless
6. To visit the sick
7. To bury the dead
Spiritual Works of Mercy
1. Correct those who need it
2. Teach the ignorant
3. Give advice to those who need it
4. Comfort those who suffer
5. Be patient with others
6. Forgive others who hurt you
7. Pray for others.