Passion (Palm) Sunday
Isaiah 50: 4-7 Philippians 2: 6-11 Mark 14: 1 – 15: 47
Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
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
Monday 12:10pm Gerald McNeill
Tuesday 12:10pm Syl Bernard
Wednesday 12:10pm Gerry Arsenault
Holy Thursday 7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8:00pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose in the Parish Centre
Good Friday 12:00Noon & 3:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7:00pm Way of the Cross
Holy Saturday 8:30pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
Please NOTE: Incense will be used at the Holy Thursday and Easter Vigil Masses.
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.
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
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: email@example.com
Lectio: Peter … a 10-week adult faith formation series produced by the Augustin Institute on the life and meaning of Simon Peter, a poor fisherman, an impetuous follower, a bungling disciple and The Cornerstone of Catholicism. Starts Wednesday, April 8th , 7:00pm at St. Paul’s Parish. Includes introduction to praying with Scripture and group discussions. Register with JoAnne Perry at 436-4532.
Divine Mercy Sunday … our annual Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour will be on Sunday, April 12th at 3pm beginning with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy chaplet. Silent prayer will continue until 3:50 with the opportunity for confession. At 3:50pm we will conclude with some vocal prayers and Benediction.
Divine Mercy Novena … all parishioners are invited to gather in prayer, after the 3:00pm Good Friday service to begin the Divine Mercy Novena.
Prayers for the sick & suffering … Elvira Baglole, Gary Gallant, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard, Mary Bell, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Richard Arsenault, 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, 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, please have baptism forms & sponsor name(s) in office ASAP.
Children receiving the Sacrament of First Communion … verification of baptism is required. Please bring in a copy of your child’s baptism certificate. Reconciliation for All Grades … will continue during class time. Grade 2 – April 19th; Grade 8 – May 3rd.
First Communion … is scheduled for Sunday, April 26th, 10:30am Mass only. Confirmation … will be Saturday, May 16th, 7:00pm.
Sunday Catechism Classes during March break … will be changed. NO classes on Sundays, March 29th & April 5th. Classes resume April 12th.
Ask A Priest … do you have a question about the faith? In response to a suggestion at the Pastoral Council meeting, we’ll be placing a box by the main entrance of the Church where you can drop off questions. After we gather a few questions, we’ll be choosing some to answer in the bulletin.
Anniversary Mass for Saturday, April 4th …with this date being the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, all names given will be added to the Mass of April 11th. Blessings!
Come to the Mass of Chrism … on Monday, March 30th, 7:00pm at St. Dunstan’s Basilica … an integral part of our Holy Week tradition takes place with the blessing and consecration of Holy Oils, presided by Bishop Richard Grecco and concelebrated with most priests of our Diocese. All are most welcome to attend.
Healing the Church … 7 sessions, begin Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00 – 8:30pm at Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Text written by Sr. Nuala Kenny, MD. (A few copies available for loan in the Parish office, should you wish to preview the text). Registration of $25 includes text. If you already have your own book, the cost will be $10. Contact Nancy Baglole 902-303-3431 or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 7th.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul … the next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 9th, 7:30pm, Centre lounge.
Marriage Encounter Weekend … continue to strengthen your love. The next weekend will be held at the Oromocto Days Inn, April17-19th. email@example.com or 902-368-8375 for more information.
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 July 3rd – 5th … Dalhousie University, Halifax. Youth, Grades 9-12, interested in attending, early bird registration is $200 by March 31st. Beth Rogers 436-6050.
Teen Encounter Weekend … May 15 – 17th at Belcourt Centre in South Rustico. To register, please visit www.dioceseofcharlottetown.com/teen-encounter-registration/ or forms available at the Parish office.
St. Dunstan’s University Scholarship … available to graduating high school students planning to attend UPEI. Valued at $5,000/year. Criteria and application form at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca or 902-393-3441.
National Catholic Mission 2015 … “Beware the Holy Spirit” will be broadcast on VISION TV, Monday, March 30th, (part 1) and Tuesday, March 31st, (part 2) at 7:00pm and repeated at 11:00pm. It will be hosted by Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick and feature Spiritan Fr. Anthony Gittins.
Remembering the Air Force Heritage on PEI … located at former RCAF Station/CF Base, S’side. Offering a Commemorative Stone, providing a way for these personnel to be remembered, a granite stone laid along the Walk of Honour pathway … engraved with the name, hometown & province, dates of service, etc. Donation required is $100. firstname.lastname@example.org or Vernon Pineau 436-9512.
Free Income Tax Preparation Season … for low income seniors, students … St. Eleanors Lions Club, East Dr. Please call 902-888-6452 for appointment.