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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, Cal Harnish, Gerry Parker, Harry Delorey, Bet Munroe,
Mandi Millar, Joan Tibbo, Dorothy Bennett, Corrine Munroe, Sr. Alma,
Carla Armsworthy, Susan McKeough, Marie Parker, Fr. Dan MacDonald


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



THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ JANUARY 25, 2015


SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 31 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - For Parishioners

Sunday, February 1 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - Bernie Sampson


WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Tuesday, January 27 - NO weekday Mass

Thursday, January 29 - 6:00 p.m.- St. Anthony’s Chapel - Thelma Avery


CONFESSIONS/RECONCILIATION: 20 minutes before Mass.


COMMUNION CALLS - will take place the first full week of each month. Notification will be placed in the parish bulletin.


COLLECTION ENVELOPES - please note that during the winter closures of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Agnes ALL MONIES will be deposited to the parish account for which they were intended. Your envelope will continue to be credited to your parish no matter where you attend Mass.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Group sessions for Religious Ed continues Monday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. THERE WILL BE NO SESSION FOR THE CONFIRMATION GROUP THIS WEEK DUE TO EXAMS! We are offering prayers and good luck for students writing exams this week. May God bless your efforts.

Parents are invited to register their children for the Celebration of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Please contact the parish office for more information. Meetings and group sessions will be set up in February.

Confirmation - a meeting will be held for youth and their parents Monday, February 9 immediately after their group session (7:10 p.m.) at Fanning School. We expect this meeting to be about 30 minutes.


COME TO THE TABLE - We will host Come to the Table on Thursday, February 5 at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Glebe. Understanding Prayer is the topic of our next conversation. Conversations will be held every second Thursday and people can drop in as they wish. There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of materials.


ST. JOSEPH NEWS

Regular Weekly Card Play - will continue on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Women’s Night - will be held Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. in the Convent at Port Felix. All are welcome.


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.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - will meet Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m in St. Joseph Church Vestry. All members are requested to attend.


ST. AGNES NEWS:

Grocery Bingo - will be held in February. Parishioners will continue collecting grocery items for this bingo. Proceeds will go to St. Agnes parish. Thank you for your anticipated donations.

50/50 Bingo - Bingo continues Sundays at 7:00 p.m. All are most welcome.


STAR OF THE SEA NEWS

Property & Finance - A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17 at 7:15 p.m.

Ways & Means - Regular meeting will be Tuesday, February 10, 7:15 p.m at the glebe. Any suggestions for Fund-raising would be greatly appreciated. The calendar of Fund-raising events is available this weekend and parishioners are asked to complete the volunteer sheet and return it to the parish office as soon as possible.

Upcoming fund-Raising Events

Tickets on a $300.00 heating gift certificate. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. It would be great to have some help selling the tickets!

Friday, February 13 - Fish Cake and Bean Supper, sign up sheet is in the entrance of the church.

Saturday, February 21 - Prize Bingo, prizes are needed, we do have some left from the Christmas Bazaar but need more.

Saturday, March 14 - Seafood Chowder/St. Patrick’s Concert - we need someone to coordinate the concert as Gertie will be away this weekend. If you are interested please contact a member of the Ways/Means Committee.

Christmas Dinner - Thank you to all who supported this event. Proceeds realized were 2,271.06! Great job and special thanks once again.


Ministries Schedule for February 1

Lectors: Donna Lewis/Jennie Greencorn

EMOHC: Edmund LeBlanc

Ushers/collectors: Bill MacMillan/Carla Armsworthy

Hospitality: Deanna Nickerson/Brenda Garrity

Sacristan: Rose Ann Delorey

Presentation of Gifts: Brian/Melinda Bouchie

Church Cleaning: Irene MacDonald/Brenda Garrity

PLEASE NOTE THE PRESENT SCHEDULE RUNS UNTIL JANUARY 25. New schedules are available in the entrance of the church before they start.



SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

Star of the Sea (65) 706.00

Loose 55.00

St. Agnes (18) 172.00

St. Vincent de Paul (4) 135.00

St. Joseph (18) 132.00

Loose 8.00



NOTES

Special Public Meeting - Wednesday January 28, 7:00 p.m. Canso Lions Club - Topic - Future direction of community health care in Canso and area. It’s your hospital, your health care. Your views and comments are important. Join your friends at this public meeting hosted by the Canso Lions Club. Tea & Coffee available.

Food Bank -Donations of non-perishable items are greatly appreciated. They can be placed in the Food Bank box in the entrance of our churches. Thank you for your support.

Introduction to the Year of Consecrated Life - will continue until World Day for Consecrated Life, Feb. 2, 2016. During the year, the Vocations Awareness and Appreciation Committee of the Diocese of Antigonish will be providing historical information on the women religious communities present in our Diocese.Did you know that the Sisters of Charity-Halifax is a Congregation of just over 350 members serving in five countries?

WINTER PROGRAMS AT BETHANY CENTER:

Centering Prayer: The Centering Prayer Community meets to listen to the word of God in Scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) which leads them into contemplative prayer. Fridays from 10:00 - 12:00: February 6 and 20

Oasis Days: Come and enjoy a time to be, a time to pray, a time to rest! Tuesdays 9:45 to 4:00: February 17 - Preparing for Our Lenten Journey Cost: $25/day



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