SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT – MARCH 17th., 2019


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


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam Delorey,
Donna Jackson, Janet Delorey, Gerry Parker, Gelly Parker,
Cynthia Creamer, Calvin Harnish, Corrine Munroe,
Agnes Casey, 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 23 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Geraldine Cashin


Sunday, March 24 - 11:00- Star of the Sea - Frank Richard


WEEKDAY MASS TIMES -

Wednesday, March 20 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - Maggie Delorey

Thursday, March 21 - NO MASS IN CANSO


PLEASE NOTE - St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul are now closed for the winter months. Mass will be held at St. Agnes Parish April 7, 2019. Weekly Masses will resume at both St. Agnes and St. Vincent De Paul the weekend of May 4/5/


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. Communion Calls will be the first Friday of the month.


REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - The Beatific Vision of the Kingdom of God

It is wonderful that we are here.” Why not remain here permanently, praying and enjoying this holy companionship? Such a religious experience is good and transforming - it brings one closer to God. But the test of a good religious experience is our everyday life with its challenges. It is wonderful that we gather every Sunday to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus and, like the disciples to have a religious experience. We come with our joys and hopes, our anxieties and sorrows, our thanksgiving and praises, our needs and desires. We listen to the Word of God and receive Jesus in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. At the end of the Mass we are sent back to our everyday life, to our homes and places of work - to become witnesses of the transforming religious experience we had at Mass. The question now becomes: How much of the Mass do we take home? How much of it is reflected in our life and encounters with other people?



PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

Annual meeting will be held Sunday, March 24 in St. Agnes Parish Hall starting at 12:30 p.m. All committee (Ways & Means, Liturgy, Property & Finance and Parish Pastoral Council) members from all parishes are required to attend. This will be a POT LUCK MEAL followed by the Annual Meeting. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.




STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ministries Schedule, March 24

Lectors - Buzz Lumsden/Martha Rhynold

EMOHC - Gelly Parker

Presentation of Gifts - Baker family

Church Cleaning - Marlene/Ernie Bond

Ushers/Collectors - Gerry Parker/Fin Armsworthy

Hospitality - Sam/Janet Delorey

Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy

Servers - Katlin

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, May 7 at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe. We encourage new members.

Ways & Means - will meet Tuesday, April 9 at 7:15 p.m.

Coffee House - special thanks for all your help and support. A profit of $87.00 was realized.

St. Pat’s Concert and Meal - Special thanks for donations and support. It is much appreciated.


PLEASE NOTE - The church (Star of the Sea) bathroom is now operational. The pipes are thawed, special thanks to the guys for your work. Much appreciated!!

LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.


THANK YOU To al who participated in the parish mission and brought food. It was a great experience, hope we move forward with change.



ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Weekly Card Plays - continue every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Prize bingo and Bake Sale Sunday March 17; Bake sale at 1:00 pm. Bingo at 2:00 pm. Prizes are needed please.


ST. AGNES NEWS

Prize/50/50 Bingo - continues on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall. All are welcome. We wish to extend a huge thank you to those who continue to work the parish bingo and to those who support the parish bingo. These funds help with the cost of general expenses and other incidental costs. .


NOTES

Year-End Receipts St. Agnes, St. Vincent de Paul & Star of the Sea - are available in the entrance of Star of the Sea church. Thank you for the support!

Diocese of Antigonish Anniversary 175 - Saint Ninian, Patron Saint of the Diocese of Antigonish, Pay for Us in our Anniversary Year.

Easter Triduum Music Workshop - will be held Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 in Star of the Sea Church. Everyone is invited to attend. New choir members are needed, please share the talents you have been given by our wonderful God.

Pre-Marriage Dates - April 27/28; June 22/23, 2018. These programs are held at the Family Service office, 9 Minto Street, Glace Bay. Pre-registration is required by contacting (9902) 849-4772. Couples planning on Celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage are expected to complete a Pre-Marriage program

Come on Pilgrimage with Fr. Albert MacPherson

And Fr. James O’Neall July 4 - 11 to Ste Anne de Beaupre-Cap de la Madeline-Ste Joseph’s Oratory and Montmorency Falls. 850.00 for Double occupancy. To book your seat or for more information please contact Helen at 902-304-4101.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (55)         718.00

St. Agnes (12)                  125.00

St. Vincent de Paul (4)       35.00

St. Joseph                           N/A





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