January 25, 2015

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jonah 3: 1-5, 10      1 Corinthians 7: 29-31       Mark 1: 14-20

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: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday NO Masses
Thursday 7:00pm Special Intention
Friday 9:00am Millie Perry
9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Special Intention
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass -Melvina Allen, Brent O’Brien, Austin Gallant, Alyre Gallant, Fr. Lou Murphy, Leonie Gaudet, Evangeline & Amedée Arsenault, Margaret Harris.
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, 7:30pm, Parish Centre lounge.

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

Donation Receipts from the Parish for 2014 … available at the Parish office . Should you wish to have yours mailed, please give us a call. Receipts from Society of St. Vincent de Paul are also available. Sincere appreciation!

Nominations and Elections for St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish (Summerside) Inc.
This year we will be electing two new Lay Directors for our Board of Directors. The Lay Directors will sit on the Board of Directors for the parish and must attend an annual meeting of the Board and any additional meetings called as necessary. One Lay Director will serve as Treasurer and be given a seat on the Finance Committee while the other will serve as Secretary and be given a seat on the Pastoral Council. Lay Directors must be in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, have attained the age of 25 years, and be a Registered Member of the Parish (as defined below). To be nominated you must receive the support signatures of 10 Registered Members of the parish who are in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and who have attained the age of 18 years. Nomination forms are available at the back of the church.
A Registered Member of the parish is someone who: 1) lives within the boundaries of the Parish; or 2) has received, in the previous year, a tax receipt from the Parish; or 3) is registered with the Parish for the offertory collection either through collection envelopes, direct deposit or other means prior to January 17, 2015; or 4) is an immediate family member living in the same residence as someone who meets the previous three requirements.
Nominations for the position of Lay Director will be received until January 29th. Nominees will be announced at the Masses on January 31st – February 1st. If an election is necessary, it will happen February 14th and 15th at Mass.
Completed nomination forms can be submitted to the office and addressed to the Nomination Committee.

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Elsie Murray, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Matthew DesRoches, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Richard Arsenault, Marla (Murphy) Smallwood, 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 … candidates are asked to please have baptism forms & sponsor in office ASAP;
Children who will receive the Sacrament of First Communion … verification of baptism is required. Bring in a copy of your child’s baptism by February 27th. A parent update for these children on Sunday, Feb. 1st main hall, 11:30am during catechism. Parents/guardians are asked to be in the main hall by 11:30am; the children will still be attending Sunday catechism. For children being taught at home, they can attend the First Communion class;
Religious Education Committee … meeting will be Monday, January 26th, 7pm in the Boardroom.

St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League News… January is membership month, fee $20. Place in the blue envelope and collection basket. New members are welcome/ needed so as to keep CWL vibrant. This is the year for a new executive. All current members are asked to discern letting their name stand for a position of a chairperson. There are younger members with talent who could be very effective in a leadership role. Our Lord tells us,”Do Not Be Afraid”.

Provincial Catholic Women’s League Girls’ Bursary … for those at post-secondary educational institutions. Girls do not have to be daughters of CWL members. Forms at the Parish office with deadline of January 31st. Return to: Mar McIsaac 122 Sunnyside Rd, Richmond, PE C0B 1Y0

The Marriage Preparation program … for St. Paul’s and surrounding parishes will be presented by Holy Family Ministries Wednesday evenings April 8th & 15th followed by an all day Saturday(lunch included) April 25 in the Main Hall at St. Paul’s Parish Center. All those planning marriage in 2015 are required to attend a Pre-Marriage Preparation program. The cost is $100.00 per couple. To register please call 854-2719 or email: info@hfmpei.com

Seniors’ Reflection Day … Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, 10:30am-1:00pm. “Mary: Teacher in Discipleship” led by Sr. Della Gaudet. Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Cost is donation towards lunch. Further info at 43609239.

Reflection Sessions (7) on Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel” … Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 10th, 7:00pm. Cost of $20 includes text. Register – Sr. Donna Egan at 436-9239.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Update … sincere thanks for the monetary, food & gift card donations. Because of your generous donations, throughout the year, $4,500 was presented to the Kin Family Christmas Appeal in Dec.

St. Paul’s Youth Group … meets every Thursday, 7pm – 9pm, 2nd level of St. Paul’s Parish Centre. All youth, Grades 7 & up are welcome to attend. Come and see!

Steubenville Atlantic Launch Party on PEI … whether you plan on attending this summer’s conference or not, join us on January 30th, 7:00pm, St. Paul’s Parish to watch the kick off to Steubenville Atlantic 2015. We’ve teamed up with the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth bringing a great night of praise/worship, fellowship, and inspiring talks. Live streaming starts at 7pm, come on out and bring a friend!

Diocesan Consultation In Preparation for the Synod on the Family: the Diocese has received directions/guidelines from the CCCB (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops) for submitting input into the Synod on the Family. Please be advised that parishes, religious communities, and church organizations will be invited to submit their thoughts/ideas in accordance with an outline of questions. The process for this consultation will be highlighted at upcoming Zone meetings and at a special diocesan meeting (for religious & church organizations) convened in the next few weeks. It is important to note that comments have to be submitted to our Diocese by the end of February.

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “Heart Issues!”, Parish Centre, 7:00pm, Sunday, Feb. 1st . Do any of you want to live your life your way versus God’s way? Come & listen to hear ways to be released from a hardened heart.

All Cursillistas … Island Wide Ultreya, Sunday, Feb. 1st, basement of St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Dorchester St., 6:30pm. Sharing table. Sheeglah Winston, Resource Person for the CCCC will share with us.

Drop-In Grief Support Group … Chapel, Prince County Hospital. Thursdays, beginning February 12th, 3:30-5:30pm. Led by Rev. Paul Wilkie, PCH Chaplain. For people who have had a loved one die. Info 902-438-4374.

Your Generosity Helped in Haiti … after the earthquake 5 years ago, Dev. & Peace received 21 million dollars from Catholics across Canada. Provided food for 1.2 million, potable water, temporary shelters, hygiene kits, housing, reconstruction of 3 schools, experimental farm, agricultural tools, distribution of farm animals, seedlings, 38 tonnes of seeds (beans, corn, yam, etc). The Can. Catholic Organization for Dev. & Peace thanks all across Canada who showed such exceptional generosity toward the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake.

January18, 2015

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

1 Samuel 3: 3b-10, 19     1 Corinthians 6: 13c-15a, 17-20     John 1: 35-42

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 Alphie Gallant & son Larry
Tuesday 12:10pm Lena & Fred Richards
Wednesday 12:10pm Angeline Gaudet
Thursday 7:00pm David “Buddy” Cameron
Friday 9:00am Don Murray
9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Gladys MacNeill
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … David “Buddy” Cameron & deceased Family Members, J. Leo Deighan, Bertha MacDonald, Nina Morrell, Lazareth Gaudet, Phillip Bernard, Elwood Campbell, Harry Arsenault Jr.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Sylvain Richard, Matthew DesRoches, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Richard Arsenault, Marla (Murphy) Smallwood, 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, 7:30pm, Parish Centre lounge.

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

Nominations and Elections for St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Parish (Summerside) Inc. … This year we will be electing two new Lay Directors for our Board of Directors. The Lay Directors will sit on the Board of Directors for the parish and must attend an annual meeting of the Board and any additional meetings called as necessary. One Lay Director will serve as Treasurer and be given a seat on the Finance Committee while the other will serve as Secretary and be given a seat on the Pastoral Council. Lay Directors must be in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, have attained the age of 25 years, and be a Registered Member of the Parish (as defined below). To be nominated you must receive the support signatures of 10 Registered Members of the parish who are in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church and who have attained the age of 18 years. Nomination forms are available at the back of the church.
A Registered Member of the parish is someone who: 1) lives within the boundaries of the Parish; or 2) has received, in the previous year, a tax receipt from the Parish; or 3) is registered with the Parish for the offertory collection either through collection envelopes, direct deposit or other means prior to January 17, 2015; or 4) is an immediate family member living in the same residence as someone who meets the previous three requirements.
Nominations for the position of Lay Director will be received until January 29th. Nominees will be announced at the Masses on January 31st – February 1st. If an election is necessary, it will happen February 14th and 15th at Mass.
Completed nomination forms can be submitted to the office and addressed to the Nomination Committee.

Religious Education News … Confirmation … candidates are asked to please have baptism forms & sponsor in office ASAP;
Children who will receive the Sacrament of First Communion … verification of baptism is required. Please bring in a copy of your child’s baptism by February 27th. A parent update for these children will be Sunday, Feb. 1st in the main hall, 11:30am during catechism;
Religious Education Committee … meeting will be Monday, January 26th, 7pm in the Boardroom.

St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League News… January is CWL membership month, the fee being $20.00. Place in the blue envelope and in the collection basket. New members are welcome and needed so as to keep CWL vibrant. This is the year for a new executive. All current members are asked to discern letting their name stand for a position of a chairperson. There are younger members with talent who could be very effective in a leadership role. Our Lord tells us,”Do Not Be Afraid”. Ladies Trust in The Lord.

Provincial Catholic Women’s League Girls’ Bursary … for those at post-secondary educational institutions. Girls do not have to be daughters of CWL members. Forms at the Parish office with deadline of January 31st. Return to: Mar McIsaac 122 Sunnyside Rd, Richmond, PE C0B 1Y0

Diocesan Consultation In Preparation for the Synod on the Family: the Diocese has received directions and guidelines from the CCCB (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops) for submitting input into the Synod on the Family. Please be advised that parishes, religious communities, and church organizations will be invited to submit their thoughts/ideas in accordance with an outline of questions. The process for this consultation will be highlighted at upcoming Zone meetings and at a special diocesan meeting (for religious & church organizations) that will be convened in the next few weeks. It is important to note that the timeframe for providing our Diocesan input is short, as comments have to be submitted by end of February

Tech Ministry … we have 10 people signed up to help already with our “A/V Ministry” but it would be great to double that number. Our aim is to have 2 operators present at each of our weekend Masses. If you think you can help please contact the parish office.

Donation Receipts from the Parish for 2014 … available at the Parish office . Should you wish to have yours mailed, please give us a call. Receipts from Society of St. Vincent de Paul will soon be available. Sincere appreciation!

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service … Sunday, Jan. 25th, 6:00pm, Church of the Nazarene, Summerside.

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “You Can Do It!”, Parish Centre, 7:00pm, Sunday, Jan. 18th. Every one of us will go through things in life that can either makeus or break us. Come, sit and listen to hear ways that God comes close to us, giving us the reassurance we need. With God on your side, there is nothing that can stop you from living a good life. He gives you the strength to say – you can do it!

Retreat at Belcourt Center … Friday, January 23rd, 7:00pm and ends Sunday, January 25th, following lunch. Led by Fr. Brian MacDougall on the topic of “Prayer”. Registration at 902-963-2877 or belcourtlodge@gmail.com

Young Adult Men’s Only Retreat – February 6-8 … a retreat opportunity for young adult men in their 20’s and 30’s is being offered in Rogersville, NB at the Trappist Monastery. Fr. Keith Kennific will focus on the Scriptural narratives of Jesus. Info/regis www.catholicflame.com

All Cursillistas … Island Wide Ultreya, Sunday, Feb. 1st, basement of St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Dorchester St., 6:30pm. Sharing table. Sheeglah Winston, Resource Person for the CCCC will share with us.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje … April 24 – May 4 with Spiritual Director, Fr. Robert Savoie. Cost is $1995 plus. Hector & Cecile Caissie hectorcaissie@hotmail.ca OR 506-857-2295.

January 11, 2015

Baptism of the Lord

Isaiah 55: 1-11 1 John 5: 1-9 Mark 1: 7-11

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 Agatha McKeen
Tuesday 12:10pm Margaret, Wilfred & Patrick Ronan
Wednesday 12:10pm Henri Bernard
Thursday 7:00pm Deceased Members of K of C
Friday 9:00am Special Intention
9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Edith Praught
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … J. Wilfred Gallant, Eleanor & Emmanuel Wedge & deceased Relatives, Fr. James Profit, Augustin Gallant, Bernard MacDonald, David Gregory, Beatrice Arsenault, Clarence Hashie, Eric Arsenault, Albert & Mary Murphy, Noreen O’Hanley, Allan Richard, Theresa Morrison, Doris Bernard.
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, 7:30pm, Parish Centre lounge.

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

Looking for Help for the French Mass … we’re currently looking for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and servers and sacristans for the French Mass. If you can help us, let Fr. Chris know. Thanks!

St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League News… January is CWL membership month, the fee being $20.00. This can be put in the blue envelope and placed in the collection basket. New members are welcome and needed so as to keep CWL vibrant in St. Paul’s Parish. This is the year for a new executive. All current members are asked to discern letting their name stand for a position of a chairperson. There are younger members with talent who could be very effective in a leadership role. Many times in Scripture, Our Lord tells us,”Do Not Be Afraid”. Ladies Trust in The Lord.

Provincial Catholic Women’s League Girls’ Bursary … for those at post-secondary educational institutions. Girls do not have to be daughters of CWL members. Forms at the Parish office with deadline of January 31st. Return to: Mar McIsaac 122 Sunnyside Rd, Richmond, PE C0B 1Y0

Retreat at Belcourt Center … Friday, January 23rd, 7:00pm and ends Sunday, January 25th, following lunch. Led by Fr. Brian MacDougall on the topic of “Prayer”. Registration at 902-963-2877 or belcourtlodge@gmail.com

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Sylvain Richard, Andrew Hashie, Matthew DesRoches, Betty Cormier, 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 … candidates are asked to please have baptism forms & sponsor in office ASAP.
Storm Cancellation Notifications … a reminder to parents this will be sent Friday afternoons by email, if necessary.

Tech Ministry … we have 10 people signed up to help already with our “A/V Ministry” but it would be great to double that number. Our aim is to have 2 operators present at each of our weekend Masses. If you think you can help please contact the parish office. Training dates will be announced soon.

Donation Receipts from the Parish for 2014 … please note that these will be available at the Parish office effective Wednesday, January 14th … sincere appreciation!

Hospitality Ministry … please note that your new schedules are in the Church entrance.

Piano Players Wanted for Funerals … we are looking for names to add to our list of piano players who would be available for funerals. Please contact Fr. Chris.

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “You Can Do It!”, Parish Centre, 7:00pm, Sunday, Jan. 18th. Every one of us will go through things in life that can either make us or break us. We can get tired and worn out or we can call on God and get strengthened. Come, sit and listen to hear ways that God comes close to us and gives us the reassurance we need. With God on your side, there is nothing on this earth that can stop you from living a really good life. He gives you the strength to say that you can do it!

Young Adult Men’s Only Retreat – February 6-8 … as a suggested follow-up to the Young Adult Summit held last year, a retreat opportunity for young adult men in their 20’s and 30’s is being offered in Rogersville, NB at the Trappist Monastery. To be led by Fr. Keith Kennific who will focus on the Scriptural narratives of Jesus. Info and registration at www.catholicflame.com

World Day of Migrants & Refugees … on January 18, 2015 … with theme “Church Without Frontiers, Mother to All”. As we continue to prepare for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, let us be ever mindful that Joseph, Mary and Jesus were migrants and refugees themselves. In our preparation for the birth of Jesus, let us pray for an open heart to discerning the call to the Sponsorship of Refugees in our world today who so need our help, just as our Holy Family needed the help of others when they fled their home in fear of their own lives. Contact Susan Nye-Brothers, SAH Coordinator for the Diocese of Ch’town at 902-368-8005 for info as to how you might be able to assist. Let’s join together, with our Mother Mary, on January 18th, to pray for all Migrants. God called ordinary people to assist the Holy Family in their migration … and He’s calling us to that same openness of heart and home for migrants today.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service … will take place on Sunday, January 25th , 6:00pm at the Church of the Nazarene in Summerside.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje … April 24 – May 4 with Spiritual Director, Fr. Robert Savoie. Cost is $1995 plus. Hector & Cecile Caissie hectorcaissie@hotmail.ca OR 506-857-2295.

Weekend of Grace for Women … Catholic Women’s Conference, May 1st – 3rd. Keynote Speaker – Dr. Mary Healy. Pre-registration only – with deadline of April 20th. $175. Info at 902-435-1568 or www.weekendofgrace.com

January 4, 2015

Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60: 1-6      Ephesians 3: 2-3a, 5-6      Matthew 2: 1-12

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 Viola Perry
Tuesday 12:10pm Special Intention
Wednesday 12:10pm JohnPeter/Lorraine Gaudet & Celina/Edmund Doucette Thursday 7:00pm Kimberley McKenna-Clark
Friday 9:00am Henry & Jonney Handrahan
Saturday 9:00am Cathy Richard
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Peter Sonier, Cathy Richard, Eddie Kilbride, Donnie Ferrish.
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, 7:30pm, Parish Centre lounge.

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

Looking for Help for the French Mass … we’re currently looking for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and servers and sacristans for the French Mass. If you can help us, let Fr. Chris know. Thanks!

Hospitality Ministry … please note that your new schedules are in the Church entrance.

St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League News … the monthly meeting will be held on Monday, January 5th, 7:00pm in the Centre main hall … preceded by the Executive meeting, 6:00pm in the Boardroom. January is Membership month, the fee being $20. This can be paid at the meeting or put in the blue envelope and placed in the collection basket. New members are welcome so as to keep CWL vibrant in St. Paul’s Parish. This is the year for a new executive. All members are asked to discern letting their name stand for a position of a chairperson. Our Lord tells us, “Do Not Be Afraid”.

Provincial Catholic Women’s League Girls’ Bursary … for those at post-secondary educational institutions. Girls do not have to be daughters of CWL members. Forms available at the Parish office with deadline of January 31st. Return to: Mar McIsaac 122 Sunnyside Rd, Richmond, PE C0B 1Y0

Piano Players Wanted for Funerals … we are looking for names to add to our list of piano players who would be available for funerals. Please contact Fr. Chris.

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Andrew Hashie, Matthew DesRoches, Betty Cormier, 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 …
Catechism resumes January 4th ;
Confirmation … candidates are asked to please have baptism forms & sponsor in office ASAP. The next group mass is January 4th … 10:30am Mass;
Storm Cancellation Notifications … a reminder to parents this will be sent Friday afternoons by email, if necessary.

Catholic Family Services Bureau Thank You Letter … “Dear Father Christopher … I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the parishioners of St. Paul’s Parish for your generous support of our special collection in the total amount of $2,483.25. Your support of our programs and services through this special collection is deeply appreciated. “ Sincerely, Peter Mutch, Executive Director

Tech Ministry … looking for volunteers for a new “tech ministry” or “A/V Ministry”. Our aim is to have 2 operators present at each of our weekend Masses. We would like to recruit at least 20 people. We cannot begin training the sound operators until the equipment arrives but we can begin providing training to the projection screen operators now. 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. Call Fr. Chris.

2015 Sunday Envelope Packets & Specials for Parishioners on Automatic Debiting … ready & available in the hallway between the Church & Centre. Some of you will notice that you have a different number … it is OK.

Retreat at Belcourt Center … Friday, January 23rd, 7:00pm and ends Sunday, January 25th, following lunch. Led by Fr. Brian MacDougall. Info & registration at 902-963-2877 or belcourtlodge@gmail.com

World Day of Migrants & Refugees … on January 18, 2015 … with theme “Church Without Frontiers, Mother to All”. As we continue to prepare for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, let us be ever mindful that Joseph, Mary and Jesus were migrants and refugees themselves. In our preparation for the birth of Jesus, let us pray for an open heart to discerning the call to the Sponsorship of Refugees in our world today who so need our help, just as our Holy Family needed the help of others when they fled their home in fear of their own lives. Contact Susan Nye-Brothers, SAH Coordinator for the Diocese of Ch’town at 902-368-8005 for info as to how you might be able to assist. Let’s join together, with our Mother Mary, on January 18th, to pray for all Migrants. God called ordinary people to assist the Holy Family in their migration … and He’s calling us to that same openness of heart and home for migrants today.

Living a Healthy Life Program … a group program with people who have different types of chronic conditions. Begins Tuesday, Jan 6th, 9:30am – 12:00pm, Health Centre Boardroom in Tyne Valley. Register 1-888-854-7244.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service … will take place on Sunday, January 18th , 6:00pm at the Church of the Nazarene in Summerside.