SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 15, 2017


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

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



WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 21 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - For Parishioners

Sunday, January 22 - 11:00 p.m. - Star of the Sea -Special Intention


PLEASE NOTE: MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THREE CHURCHES THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH. February 4 & 5 will be the date for February.


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE - No Weekday Masses this week. Fr. Dan is away for meetings


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. Fr. Dan will do Communions Calls when he is available and he will call prior to the visit.


A PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (DIOCESE OF ANTIGONISH) - Heavenly Father, bless your Church with an abundance of holy and dedicated priests, deacons, brothers and sisters. Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require. Form as all in the likeness of your Son as that in him, with him and through him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


EPIC: THE EARLY CHURCH by Steve Weidenkopf - A 10 part (one hour each) DVD series, Fr. Dan will facilitate this series. Discover the amazing story of the first 500 years of Church history—a time filled with courageous saints, brilliant philosophers, eloquent theologians, ruthless emperors, and heroic martyrs. Blessed John Paul II said, “Christ is the foundation and center of history, he is its meaning and ultimate goal.” This exciting study program encourages people to grow closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of His Church. PROGRAM CONTINUES THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 6:30 p.m. in the GLEBE. Cost of this program is $30.00 (study guide), which can be paid in installments, inability to pay does not prevent one from participating.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Sessions continue MONDAY, JANUARY 16 at Fanning Education Centre/Canso Academy starting at 6:00 p.m. The remaining youth’s parents are asked to contact the parish office to enroll in a Home Program. Completed Home program units should be submitted to the parish office each month. For more information please contact the parish office.


CONFIRMATION PROGRAM - will be begin in early February, parents are asked to contact the parish office (if you have not already done so) to ensure enrollment in the sacramental program. All youth (year nine and up) are invited to register for the program.


FIRST EUCHARIST/RECONCILIATION - parents/guardians are invited to register their children to prepare to celebrate these Sacraments. Please contact the parish office.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Ways & Means - A committee meeting will be held Tuesday, February 14 at 7:15 p.m. All members are asked to attend. The events calendar will be published next week.

Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, March 7 at 7:15 p.m. in the glebe.

Ministries Schedule - January 22

Lectors: Carla Armsworthy/Donna Lewis

EMOHC: Florence Flemming

Presentation of Gifts: Tom Kavanaugh & family

Church Cleaning: Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

Ushers/Collectors: Paul Horne/Gerald Lumsden

Hospitality: Louise Lumsden/Tish Murphy

Sacristan: Florence Flemming

Note: the present schedule runs until January 29, please respond by Monday, January 16 if you wish to have your name added or deleted by contacting Mary LeBlanc or the parish office. Thank you for your willingness to share your talents.


SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (20) 419.00

Loose 20.00

Memory Balls 770.00

St. Agnes

Memory Balls 220.00

St. Joseph (22) 170.00

Loose 20.00

St. Vincent de Paul

Memory Balls 50.00


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - The regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m. in ST. AGNES HALL. Please note change of location!!


LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - will be held Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glebe. All members are asked to attend.


NOTES:

Thank You - for the many cards and gifts I received over the Christmas Season. It is much appreciated - Fr. Dan

Asking for Prayers - on January 19, the Bishop will be meeting with all parish priests to inform them of his plans regarding the clustering of parishes. This will be known as Zoning and will comprise of many parishes sharing one or two priests. Please pray for vocations and the best possible outcome.

Antigonish Women’s Prayer Breakfast - Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 from 8:30am – 10:30am
Guest Speaker: Dr. Angie Kolen, Professor, Human Kinetics, St.F.X.
Topic: How does faith inform my life…
Price: $15.00. Student Price: $7.50
Tickets available at St. Ninian's Parish Office (902-863-2338).

New Hermit for the Diocese - How often have you gone in search of something that you thought might be in a closet, possibly in the attic, or maybe in the garage, wood or tool shed? The Church as the People of God is also recipient and guardian of ancient and powerful treasures experienced throughout its evolution during the past two thousand years. These include the Gospel portraits of Jesus, the Sacraments, where the human and the divine encounter one another, and the Councils of the Church. Consecrated life, in its various expressions of living the Christian life, is also an important treasure. Consecrated life including the monastic life of women and men, religious communities of men and women, anchorites, and hermits or solitaries have all contributed to the variety of ways of living a life dedicated to Jesus Christ. On February 5, at 11 am, our Diocese will welcome Sheila O’Handley as a hermit in our diocese at Holy Cross Church in Glace Bay.



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