THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ NOVEMBER 17, 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
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: Sam
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
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, November 23- 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph - †Rita Richard
Sunday, November 24 - 11:00 a.m. - Star of the Sea - †Betty Richard
PLEASE NOTE: The churches of St. Agnes and St. Vincent de Paul are closed for the winter months. MASS will resume the first weekend in May, 2020.
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE -
Wednesday, November 20 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph’s - ♥For the Faithful
Thursday, November 21 - 6:00 p.m. - St. Anthony’s Chapel - ♥For the Faithful
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.
ADVENT: Sunday, December 1 begins the Season of Advent where we prepare for Christmas, when we recall Christ’s first coming among us, and it is also a time when we look forward to his second coming at the end of the ages. Advent is a time of joyful expectation. Let us remember and respond to this expectation in prayer, quiet time and preparation for the celebration of Christmas
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READINGS - The Second Coming of Christ and the Ultimate End The expectation of something that is unknown can bring up two kinds of feelings in the hearts of the ones expecting. For those who expect that the coming event will result in some reward, the feelings will be of joy, hope, and expectation. For those who expect that the coming event will bring judgment and maybe punishment, the feelings will be of fear, trepidation, and apprehension. The challenge to live fully the teachings of Jesus and to bear the consequences of such a life continues to confront us today. It is easy to speculate about the future or to project a “pie-in- the-sky-when-you-die” to those who are undergoing adversity. However, to face these challenges squarely is another matter. Difficulties in life are only difficulties if they are seen as such. We can instead look at them as opportunities to show that we can persevere. We can look at them to show that, no matter what the difficulty might be, our response will be one of courage and fearlessness. We can look at them and know that, even in the face of the most severe persecution which may even result in death, not a hair of our head will perish. Thus, as we get ready to welcome Christ our eternal King, the readings of today invite us to see that it is Christ, present in the here and now, not Christ who is expected in the future who continues to shape and inspire our lives. May God empower us to patiently and in faith bear witness to Christ in all we do until He returns for us.
Star of the Sea (41) 526.00
St. Agnes (6) 80.00
St. Joseph (23) 173.00
STAR OF THE SEA NEWS
Ministries Schedule, November 24
Lectors - Donna Lewis/Martha Rhynold
EMOHC - Paul Smith/Flo Flemming
Presentation of Gifts - Bet/Bruce Munroe
Church Cleaning: Theresa Casey/Eileen Cohoon
Ushers/Collectors - Bill MacMillan/Fin Armsworthy
Hospitality - Ray/Judy White
Sacristan - Flo Flemming
Servers - Damien
Property & Finance Committee - will meet Tuesday, December 3 - 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room at the Glebe.
Ways & Means - will be held Tuesday, December 10 at 7:15, in the church vestry. New Committee members are encouraged to attend.
Trivia Night - will be held Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall, Cost it $10.00. Hamburgers/Hot Dogs and Pop available.
Ticket Sales - on a $300.00 Gift Card (Canso Coop) are available. Please contact Flo Flemming to buy or sell tickets. All proceeds support Star of the Sea Church. Draw Date December 17.
Christmas Bazaar - will be held Saturday, December 1, 12:00 noon at Canso Hazel Hill Fire Hall. Donations of Baked Goods, Candy/Fudge, Parcel Post, Crafts or a Bingo Prize are needed. A Card Play will be held at 7:30 p.m. Prizes will be the three Christmas meals.
ST. AGNES NEWS - Sunday Night bingo have resumed, 7:00 p.m. in St. Agnes Parish Hall.
ST. JOSEPH NEWS
Christmas Prize Bingo and Bake Sale - Sunday, December 8, Bake sale at 1 pm. Bingo at 2 pm. We are asking parishioners if you could please donate a prize that can be brought to church or the hall. Thank you in advance.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATIONS - Parents wishing their children to celebrate the Sacraments of First Eucharist or First Reconciliation are invited to contact the parish office and speak to Fr. Jonathan to make the required arrangements.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING - Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Glebe.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL - Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 in Star of the Sea.
MEMORY TREES - have been placed in Star of the Sea and St. Joseph Churches and will remain until Sunday, January 5. Minimum donation will be $5.00 to have a loved one’s name will be written on a ball.
MISSALS - are available in the entrance of our churches, we are asking parishioners to make a $5.00 donation to cover the cost of the missal. Thanking you in advance.