November 30, 2014

First Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 63: 16b-17; 64: 1, 3-8        1 Corinthians 1: 3-9       Mark 13: 33-37

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Email: fatherchris@live.com
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

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm Robert Belley
Tuesday 12:10pm The McNeill Family
Wednesday 12:10pm James Kenneth Getson
Thursday 7:00pm Robert Stringer
Friday 9:00am Margaret Cahill
9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Jim Smith
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Mae McFeely, Arnold McIver.
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.

Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, Parish Centre, 2nd level, 8pm. www.kofc.org

Another Very Generous Donation … We have received another anonymous $10,000 donation for our sound system project. The parish thanks you for your generosity. Since the donor wishes to remain anonymous, let us express our gratitude by offering prayers.

Update on Sound System … We’re a little later than we expected in updating you on the sound system project but we wanted to make sure we did our homework before making a decision on a project of this size. Since announcing the project, we have received a lot of positive feedback from the parishioners. Not only has the feedback encouraged us to go forward but we also received two $10,000 donations to help us and a third donor who has pledged a significant amount as well. We can now announce that we have accepted one of the proposals. Orders are being placed this week but we don’t expect to have the system fully installed and functioning until sometime in January.

Tech Ministry … with the new system confirmed, we are now looking for volunteers for a new “tech ministry” or “A/V Ministry” (we’ll pick a name later). Our aim is to have two operators present at each of our weekend Masses. One operator will control the projection screens and the other will control the soundboard. Training will be provided. We would like to recruit at least 20 people for this ministry so we have enough operators to provide for all our weekend Masses. We cannot begin training the sound operators until the equipment arrives but we can begin providing training to the projection screen operators now. We are opening this ministry to adults and youth alike. If you are a youth and are comfortable with technology, you’re more than welcome to join the team and receive training and experience using professional a/v equipment. Anyone who is interested please contact Fr. Chris.

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Marion Gaudet, John DeCoste, Richard Arsenault, Marla (Murphy) Smallwood, Fr. Paul Riley, André Cormier, 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.

Religious Education News …
Confirmation … group Mass Sunday, Dec. 7th, 10:30am. Please have baptism forms & sponsor in office by Dec 1st;
Children’s Activity Sheet for Advent … will be at the entrance of the Parish Centre on Sunday, November 30th;
Storm Cancellation Notifications … a reminder to parents this will be sent Friday afternoons by email, if necessary.

Children’s Liturgy … we have some interest in bringing back Children’s Liturgy to the preschool children. If any parents are interested in helping, please contact Theresa at the Parish office. The program is very easy to follow and takes very little time … providing the children with a better understanding of the Mass and the readings of the day.

Seeking Four or Five Volunteers … on Wed. Dec. 3rd, beginning at 9:30am, the donation packets for 2015 need to be labelled and sorted. If you can give a couple of hours, or more, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Piano Players Wanted for Funerals … we are looking for names to add to our list of piano players who would be available for funerals. If you might be interested, please contact Fr. Chris through the office. Thank you!

Christmas Adopt a Family at St. Paul’s … in the past, this has been coordinated by St. Vincent de Paul. This year, we will be making a monetary donation to the Annual Kin Christmas Appeal. Parishioners who would like to continue to adopt a family, by purchasing gifts, can continue to do so by calling Sue at 902-303-0135 – Kin Christmas Appeal Co-Chair. Those wishing to make a monetary donation to help at Christmas can do so by giving directly to St. Vincent de Paul indicating “Christmas Fund” therefore ensuring you receive a tax receipt. The monetary donations will be officially presented at the Kin Christmas Appeal on East Link on Dec 8th.

St. Paul’s CWL … meeting on Monday, Dec. 1st, 7pm, Centre Main Hall preceded by Executive meeting, 6pm. Reminder to bring a wrapped gift, $10 value, for our Texas Swap fun game at our Christmas party. Members are asked to donate $5 for the money tree for the Christmas Lottery. Money may be placed in an envelope “CWL” and put in with collection.

Seniors’ Reflection Day … Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 10:30am – 1:00pm. Advent: Time of Waiting led by Sr. Donna Egan. Cost is donation towards lunch. Further info at 436-9239.

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!

“Wake Up the World” … inaugural ceremony for the “Year of Consecrated Life” begins at 6:30pm, Sunday, Nov. 30th with Solemn Evening Prayer, St. Dunstan’s Basilica. The hymn, “Wake up the World with Dawning Joy” , based on the words of Pope Francis, will be introduced.

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “Loving the Unloveable“, Parish Centre, 7:00pm on Sunday, Dec. 7th. There are times in everyone’s life where you can be loveable or unloveable. It mostly comes down to a choice of which way you’ll be. Come, sit & listen to hear what the Bible says about loving people who are hard to love.

St. Paul’s Religious Article Store News … open after Saturday 7pm Mass on Dec. 6th, 13th & 20th as well as every Sunday after Masses. Articles for Christmas gifts, Christmas cards, as well as the new Sunday missals.

Christmas Gathering at Belcourt Center in South Rustico … Martin, Earla & the Staff request your attendance for an evening of Christmas song, food and good cheer, Friday, Dec. 12th, 6:00–9:00pm. Info: 902-963-2877.

Sale of Meat Pies … as a fundraiser, Paroisse de St. Philippe & St. Jacques, Egmont Bay are selling meat pies ($10. each) … all orders must be called in by December 1st … Yvette 854-3395 Theresa 854-2373 Zelma 854-2598.

Blood Donor Clinics … Miscouche Rec Centre, December 1st, 2nd, 3rd … you have the potential of helping to save lives. Please make an appointment at 1-888-236-6283.

East Prince Hospice Tree … donate in memory of a loved one by turning on a lightbulb. Nov. 30-Dec.13, Superstore.

November 16, 2014

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Proverbs 31: 10-13,16-18, 20, 26, 28-31
1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6
Matthew 25: 14-30

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Email: fatherchris@live.com
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

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 10:30am  Funeral Mass for Ulric Gallant
Tuesday 12:10pm Edmond Cooke
Wednesday 12:10pm René J. Richard
Thursday 7:00pm Deceased Members of K of C
Friday 9:00am David “Buddy” Cameron
9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Doris Bernard
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Rosie Doucette, Aline Richard, Alyre P. Arsenault, Gérald Arsenault, Lucie Arsenault, Louis Arsenault.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Marlene Aylward, Richard Arsenault, Marla (Murphy) Smallwood, Fr. Paul Riley, André Cormier, 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.

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.

Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, Parish Centre, 2nd level, 8pm. www.kofc.org

God’s Blessing & Congratulations … there is an open house at Wedgewood Manor, Sunday, 1:30-3:00pm for Brenda Clements as she celebrates her 60th Birthday!

Thank You! This week we received a $10,000 donation toward our sound system project. The donor wishes to remain anonymous but let us thank God for this generosity and pray for the donor. Thank you!

Looking for Altar Servers … looking for more ways to get young people involved and so putting this call out for more altar servers. Children should be in grade 4 and have received First Communion. If your child is interested, please call or email the parish with your contact info& we will let you know when the training session will be held.

Christmas Adopt a Family at St. Paul’s … in the past, this has been coordinated by St. Vincent de Paul. This year, rather than doing that, we will be making a monetary donation to the Annual Kin Christmas Appeal. Parishioners who would like to continue to adopt families, by purchasing gifts, can continue to do so by calling Sue at 902-303-0135 – Kin Christmas Appeal Co-Chair. Those wishing to make a monetary donation to help at Christmas can do so by giving directly to St. Vincent de Paul indicating “Christmas Fund” therefore ensuring you receive a tax receipt. The monetary donations will be officially presented at the Kin Christmas Appeal on East Link on December 8th.

Religious Education News … Thank you to all parishioners who have become prayer partners to the Confirmation candidates. Theresa has been asked to tell prayer partners, if you would like to correspond with your candidate whether it is a card or note bring it to the office; Beth and Theresa will be able to pass it on to the Confirmation candidate. Your continued prayers will be much appreciated throughout this year of preparation.

Info Needed re 2015 Donation Packets, etc. … should you have changed address in the last year (and have not already notified us) or should you wish to have donation envelopes for 2015, please call the Parish office or come in to see us as we soon will be labelling the packets for the year 2015.

Hospitality Ministers & Spares’ Note … please pick up a note (available in the Church entrance) from Fr. Chris Sherren outlining what to do in case of an emergency.

St. Paul’s CWL … Members are asked to donate $5 for the money tree for the Christmas Lottery, which starts next week. Money may be placed in an envelope “CWL” and put in with collection.

Eucharistic Ministers … your new schedule is now available in the Church entrance. Thank you!

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “True Acceptance“, Parish Centre, 7:00pm on Sunday, Nov. 23rd . Many people have a fear of not being accepted by others. This can be a fear of not being liked, feeling unworthy, and not measuring up, so they try to get this from others. Come, sit and listen to hear where and who we can get true acceptance from so you can live a more peaceful life.

Mass in Spanish … come and celebrate with us at Holy Redeemer Parish, Ch’Town, Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 4:00pm. Info: Fr. John Molina at frjohn@live.ca

“Wake Up the World” … inaugural ceremony for the “Year of Consecrated Life” begins at 6:30pm, Sunday, Nov. 30th with Solemn Evening Prayer, St. Dunstan’s Basilica. The hymn, “Wake up the World with Dawning Joy” , based on the words of Pope Francis, will be introduced.

Catholic Family Services Bureau News … this Bureau has been supporting Island families for 83 years. A special collection to support the work of the Bureau will be taken at all Masses the weekend of November 22-23rd . Please consider helping Island families by supporting this special collection.

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!

St. Paul’s Religious Article Store News … Christmas cards are now available as well as the new Sunday missals which begin on Sunday, November 30th.

Coffee Party for Birthright … Saturday, Nov. 29th, 10am-12N, Church of the Nazarene, Woodlawn Ave, Ch’Town.

Shrines of Italy Tour … Rome, Assisi, etc. Sept. 22-Oct. 2, 2015 accompanied by Father Keith Kennific. Flight from Charlottetown. Info: Monday, Nov. 17th, 7pm, St. Pius X Church. RSVP or info, Lucille, Harvey’s Travel 1-800-871-3979 or lthompson@harveystravel-cwt.com

“Three in Flight” … Maureen & Rick Brennan will launch this CD at the Eptek Centre, Sat., November 22nd, 7:30pm. Sixty percent of the proceeds will go to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Haiti and the Environmental Trail, Guelph, ON in memory of Fr. James Profit. All welcome!

The National Liturgical Office … has a website where you can find out many interesting things about the liturgy. If you’re interested, visit … http://nlo.cccb.ca

November 9, 2014

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Ezekiel 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12    1 Corinthians 3: 9b-11, 16-17      John 2: 13-22

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Email: fatherchris@live.com

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

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm Leona Pineau

Tuesday 12:10pm Martin Richard

Wednesday 12:10pm Paul Olscamp

Thursday 7:00pm Living – Fr. Paul Riley

Friday 9:00am Clarence Pineau

9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 9:00am Special Intention

4:30pm Messe française

7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Maureen Lensth, Eric Cameron, Byron Birch, James Dunphy. 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.

Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, Parish Centre, 2nd level, 8pm. www.kofc.org

Tweets from Pope Francis that make you think … “Faith is not something decorative or for show. To have faith means to put Christ truly at the centre of our lives.” Is Christ the centre of my life? Do I attempt to live every moment in his presence? Do I consult him before making a decision or choice? As a citizen, do I get involved in social and political debates?

The National Liturgical Office … has a website where you can find out many interesting things about the liturgy. If you’re interested, visit … http://nlo.cccb.ca

Hospitality Ministers & Spares’ Note … please pick up a note (available in the Church entrance) from Fr. Chris Sherren outlining what to do in case of an emergency.

Looking for Altar Servers … we are looking for more ways to get young people involved in our parish and so we are putting this call out for more altar servers. Children should be at least in grade 4 and have received First Communion. If your child might be interested, please call or email the parish with your contact information and we will let you know when the training session will be held.

French Missalettes … for the month of December are in the Parish office for those who ordered! Thank you!

Eucharistic Ministers … your new schedule is now available in the Church entrance. Thank you!

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Richard Arsenault, Marla (Murphy) Smallwood, Fr. Paul Riley, André Cormier, 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.

Religious Education News …
Thank you to all parishioners who have become prayer partners to the Confirmation candidates. Theresa has been asked to tell prayer partners, if you would like to correspond with your candidate whether it is a card or note bring it to the office; Beth and Theresa will be able to pass it on to the Confirmation candidate. Your continued prayers will be much appreciated throughout this year of preparation.
Grade 4 … Bible presentation to Grade 4 Sunday, Nov. 9th, 10:30am Mass.

St. Paul’s CWL … sincerely thanks everyone who helped in any way to make the Spaghetti Supper a huge success … ticket sellers, people re supplies, helpers Saturday/Sunday, our 2 generous people who made and donated the delicious sauce, cooked spaghetti and kept it all hot, the youth and others who served the meal. Many compliments were received. We are very grateful to ALL who bought tickets or donated money to support our fundraiser!

CWL Members are asked to donate $5 for the money tree for the Christmas Lottery, which starts next week. Money may be placed in an envelope “CWL” and put in with collection.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … Suggested food items: canned fruit, cereal, coffee, tea. Next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 6th, 7:30pm, Parish Center – why not join us.

Who is Pope Francis and What Is He Saying to the Church … a faith and knowledge lecture presented by Rev. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. at Westisle Composite High School, Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 7:30pm and at St. Pius X, Ch’Town on Wed., Nov. 12th, 7:30pm. All are most welcome.

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “… And the Two Shall Become One “, Parish Centre, 7:00pm on Sunday, Nov. 9th . The Bible tells us how to be a good husband and a good wife, yet how many of us struggle with the becoming part. Come, sit and listen to hear ways that can help your marriage become stronger.

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.

Cursillo Weekends… Men’s from Nov 13-16 & Women’s Nov. 20-23. Send applications to: Joyce White, 65 Lewis Pt. Rd., Ch’town, PE, C1E 1L8 or email mijowhite@eastlink.ca. Phone 902-367-5701.

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!

Catholic Family Services Bureau News … this Bureau has been supporting Island families for 83 years. A special collection to support the work of the Bureau will be taken at all Masses the weekend of November 22-23rd. Peter Mutch will be here the week before (Nov. 15-16) to tell us a bit about the work they do. Please consider helping Island families by supporting this special collection.

St. Paul’s Religious Article Store News … Christmas cards are now available.

Looking Good Inside & Out … a day-long event for girls ages 9-15 … helping to see their beauty inwardly/outwardly, how to care for it and how to see it in others as well. Causeway Bay Linkletter Hotel, S’side, Saturday, Nov. 15th, 10am-4pm. Cost of $15/girl $30/family includes lunch. Tracy Jones stjosfamilycentre@gmail.com or 854-2969. Non-denominational event. Register by November 12th.

Sweetest Sound Ever … St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Wed., Nov. 12th, 7:30pm … the “Elmer Iseler Singers”. Island choristers invited to participate with rehearsal at 4:30pm. Preliminary rehearsal, Basilica, Monday, Nov. 10th, 6:30pm. $20/adults $15/students available at 894-3486 or online www.brownpapertickets.com/event/880599

Coffee Party for Birthright … Saturday, Nov. 29th, 10am-12N, Church of the Nazarene, Woodlawn Ave, Ch’Town.

Summerset Manor Auxiliary “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” … upstairs Superstore, Sat, Nov. 15th, 8:00-10:30am. $5/person. Juice, coffee, tea, pancakes & sausage.

Shrines of Italy Tour … Rome, Assisi, etc. Sept. 22-Oct. 2, 2015. Info: Monday, Nov. 17th, 7pm, St. Pius X Church. RSVP or info, Lucille, Harvey’s Travel 1-800-871-3979 or lthompson@harveystravel-cwt.com