THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT ~ MARCH 15, 2020
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,
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
Annual meeting of our four parishes HAS BEEN POSTPONED...and will be rescheduled at a later date.
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 21 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Francis Cashin
Sunday, March 22 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Murray Horne
PLEASE NOTE: MASS at St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul will resume the first weekend in May.
Wednesday, March 18 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Maxine Feltmate
Thursday, March 19 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - †Fred Rhynold
LENTEN DEVOTIONS - For the Season of Lent, there will Stations of the Cross (6:00 pm) every week before the start of the normal Weekday Masses in Port Felix (Wednesday) and Canso, (Thursday). Weather permitting!!
LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICE - Monday, March 30 - 6:30 p.m. - Star of the Sea
EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2020 - will be held JUNE 12-14, MEMBERTOU, SYDNEY
What does Pope Francis mean by Eucharist Culture attitudes? MERCY - The Pope said we complain about the “corrosive river of misery” flowing through our society, such as oppression, arrogance, cruelty, hatred, forms of rejection and lack of concern for the environment. But, he said, this swollen river is powerless against the “ocean of mercy” that inundates our world. The Eucharist, he said, is the wellspring of this ocean of mercy that helps form the image and structure of the People of God suited to our modern age. The Holy Father hopes that a Eucharistic culture would be capable of inspiring men and women of good will in the fields of charity, solidarity, peace, family life and care for creation.
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.
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - Jesus’ Encounter with the Samaritan Woman The exchange between Jesus and the Samaritan woman in the gospel of today reminds us that every event, even if seemingly insignificant, in our lives, is a medium through which God discloses himself to us. If we are open, such events become moments of encounter in which God reveals himself to us. The encounter between Jesus and the woman began with a simple conversation about water, but in the end, the woman was led by Jesus to recognize his divinity and confess Him as the Messiah. More than this, through her experience, she could take the good news to others and bring them to the same experience. Hence, she is often presented as a model of evangelization. If we relate with the events of our life in faith and through faith, we too can experience the tangible companionship of Jesus in our journey through life and, transformed by this encounter, we will naturally become vehicles for transmission of the good news. Of what value to others is our faith in Christ if we cannot share our experience with others and bring them to give their lives to Christ?
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m in the meeting room at the glebe.
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!
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, March 22
Lectors - Mary LeBlanc/Juanita Dort
EMOHC - Edmund LeBlanc
Presentation of Gifts - Bet/Bruce Munroe
Church Cleaning: - Florence/Eddy Garcia
Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Fin Armsworthy
Hospitality - Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy
Sacristan - Carla Armsworthy
Servers - Damien
Thank you to all who have offered to help out, it is much appreciated!!
Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, March 31 - 6:15 p.m. at the Glebe.
Ways & Means - will be held Tuesday, April 14 at 7:15 in the church vestry. New Committee members are always needed.
St. Pat’s Concert and Meal - A very special thank you to all who supported this event.
Ticket Draw - Profit was 1,154.00! THANK YOU!
Please note - The Star of the Sea Cemetery, Canso will be open to foot traffic only during Spring thaw conditions. A barricade will be in place when conditions deteriorate. Thank you for your understanding.
ST. AGNES NEWS - Sunday Night bingo - 7:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall.
Star of the Sea (39) 745.00
St. Agnes (9) 125.00
St. Vincent de Paul (2) 25.00
“An Adaption of Clarence Enzler’s Everyone’s Way of the Cross” - This play will take place in the Cathedral on Wednesday March 25 and Thursday March 26 The performance will be at 8:00 p.m. Admission by Free Will Offering.