30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Exodus 22: 21-27 1 Thessalonians 1: 5c-10 Matthew 22: 34-40
Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Associate Pastor: Fr. Arulraj Santiago Office
Manager: Lucia Cameron
Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: John Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown
Monday 12:10pm Blaine Noonan
Tuesday 12:10pm Joan Kelly
Wednesday 12:10pm Norma Bulger
Thursday 7:00pm Allen (Bud) McCarville
Friday 9:00am Special Intention/For the Living
9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Ron McIver
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Ron McIver, Arthur Allen, Mildred Wedge, Alby Perry, Mary Lee MacDougall, Lorraine Giroux, Roland Clow, Bill Coyne, Louise Handrahan, Lorne & Louise Driscoll.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please call Donna & Ron Dehmel at 436-4911 or 436-8255. Baptism preparation held 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm, Parish Centre.
St. Paul’s Prayer Group … Tuesdays in Parish Centre main hall, 7:00pm preceded by Rosary. All welcome!
Prayer Line … to have prayers said for family/friends experiencing health problems, call 436-5039 or 436-6135.
St. Peregrine Mass (Patron Saint of cancer & other serious illnesses) … every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm followed by a blessing with the St. Peregrine oil.
Militia Immaculata … meets the first Saturday of each month at the Parish Centre lounge, 9:30am.
Catholic Women’s League … www.cwl.ca
Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca
Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meets on the first Thursday of the month, Parish Centre.
St. Paul’s Audio Equipment Update …
Our audio system was last updated in 1997 and is in much need of replacement. Since announcing that we are looking to improve our sound system, I have heard many people express their desire to see improvements; but given the expected costs, we feel the proposed project warrants input from members of the congregation to ensure the Parish addresses the priority needs of St. Paul’s.
Here are some of the details about the new system:
– It will include speakers capable of clearer output directing sound where we need it and away from where we don’t. This should cut down on the echo while providing a uniform sound throughout the pews and in the choir loft.
– It will include multiple preset levels for small or large crowds, music groups, priest celebrating, etc. and these presets will be easy to use.
– Since presets are never perfect the new system will include controls that can be adjusted easily during the Mass if necessary.
– The system will be designed with the possibility of having a praise and worship band in the future including the proper inputs, monitors, and mixing capabilities required for such a group.
– We are also investigating video equipment to be installed in the church which would allow us to project onto screens lyrics for songs not in our books, Mass parts, prayers to help us prepare for Mass, events coming up in the parish, and many other things to enhance engagement with the Mass and the parish.
– We also hope to use the screens as homily helps, perhaps by placing the text of the homily to follow or images of scenes from the Gospel (think of it as a modern version of the stained glass window).
The finance committee has been reviewing options for this much needed upgrade for the Parish. Initial estimates range from $50,000-$100,000 for equipment and installation to service our future needs. The investment needed is substantial; however the finance committee has begun to allocate needed funds from the Building Campaign and Walter Reid Fund to help in the costs.
Please direct any questions or comments to Fr. Chris and the parish Finance Committee.
Prayers for the sick & suffering … Roger Williams, Fr. Paul Riley, André Cormier, Olive Clements, Joseph & Stella Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tyler Field, Steven Sauvé, S. MacNeill, Irving Gallant, Anita Peterson, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Brenda Sherry, Colette Cormier, Albert McInnis, Jack Lucker, Kathleen Gaudet, Preston Silliker, Emily McCoubrey, Terry Graham, Reggie & LaurieAnn Poirier, Eunice Workman, Angus Arsenault, Tim Brown & daughter Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Infants Elliot & Ethan Little, Cody Arsenault, Ronald Doucette, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Karl Burdach, Tyson G., Jean Profit, Nathan M., Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque, Sheila Dunphy … that Jesus may bring them healing in body and spirit.
Tweets from Pope Francis that make you think … “To all who are sick, do not lose hope, especially when your suffering is at its worst. Christ is near you.” (Feb. 2014). How do I react to people living with a disability or serious illness? What is my view of old age? Do I recognize the crucified Jesus in these people?
Warm Welcome … is extended to Dorothy McNeill, formerly of Ontario. Welcome to the community of St. Paul’s Parish.
Religious Education News … Confirmation Class : Sunday, Oct. 26th Reconciliation, Tuesday, Oct. 28th 6:30 pm orientation night parents and children: topic includes expectations for the year, an important night to attend. The first group mass along with Inscription Promise will be Sunday, Nov. 2, 10:30am Mass. Grade 4 … Bible presentation to Grade 4 Sunday, Nov. 9th, 10:30am Mass.
Hospitality Ministers … Fr. Chris would like to have a meeting with the hospitality ministers on Wed., Oct 29th … (Note Change) 7pm in the church … checking in with how things are going & discussing a couple of changes that may affect this ministry. Thank you for your ongoing service. Please Note: your NEW schedule in the church entrance.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul … “Our own salvation will take care of itself if we focus on the needs of others.” ~Father Rolheiser Suggested food items … canned fruit, cereal, coffee and tea. Our next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 6th, 7:30pm, Parish Center – please consider joining us.
Spaghetti Supper … Sunday, Nov. 2nd … sponsored by St. Paul’s CWL. Only 150 tickets are being sold with two sittings … 4:00pm and 5:30pm. $10 tickets from Rosaleen 436-6135, June 436-5783 OR Parish office. NOT sold at the door. Chart for signing up for food supplies or helping out in any way is at the entrance to the church.
St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League Meeting … Monday, Nov. 3rd, 7pm, Centre main hall preceded by Executive meeting in the Boardroom.
English Missalette News … $29. … deadline for ordering is Tuesday, Nov. 4th. Please note as well that these are picked up at the Parish office each month. Thank you!
Public Info Open House – re Plans for New Belcourt Spirituality Center … St. Paul’s Parish Centre, S’side – November 4th, 7:00pm. All are welcome!
Coats For Kids … clothing for children & adults … Nov. 15th, Boys & Girls’ Club, 11am – 3pm. Donations may be taken to Hemphill’s, 34 Water St. Sandra G. 432-1323.
St. Paul’s Youth Group … meets every Thursday, 7 pm – 9 pm,, 2nd level of St. Paul’s Parish Centre. All youth Grades 7 & up welcome to attend. Come and see!
Gathering of the Knights of Columbus … Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 7:00pm, K of C Hall, Palmer Rd. All are welcome, especially potential candidates, for a Liturgy of the Word, entertainment and sharing table.
Cursillo Weekends… Men’s from Nov 13-16 & Women’s Nov. 20-23. Only one weekend per year . Send applications to: Joyce White, 65 Lewis Pt. Rd., Ch’town, PE, C1E 1L8 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 902-367-5701.
Parish Mission … Holy Redeemer Parish, Nov. 1st to 5th, 7:30pm … with Redemptorist, Fr. Eugene O’Reilly.
Daniel O’Hanley Memorial Lecture … November 2nd, 2pm, Our Lady of Assumption Hall, Stratford. Topic is “Water as a sacred trust: How can we protect it?” Info from Marie Burge 902-894-4573. All are welcome.
Children’s Memorial Place … Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction, Sat., Nov. 15th, Centre Belle Alliance, off South Dr. $25 tickets Ron Barrett 888-7238 or Century 21 office. Auction begins at 6pm. www.icmplace.com
Roast Beef Dinner … London Community Complex, Nov. 8th, 4 – 6pm. $15/adults $10/children Info at 436-2557.