September 27, 2015

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Numbers 11: 25-29
James 5: 1-6
Mark 9: 38-43, 45, 47-48

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday NO MASS
Tuesday 12:10pm Anthony Gallant
Wednesday 12:10pm Margaret Brawley
Thursday 7:00pm Wally MacGillivray
Friday 9:00am Elva Gallant
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Brian Cairns & Living & Deceased Family Members
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Everett Gallant, John & MaryAnn McCabe.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel or call 436-4911. Baptism preparation held 3rd Tuesday of month, 7pm, Parish Centre.

St. Paul’s Prayer Group … Tuesdays in Parish Centre main hall, 7:00 pm preceded by Rosary. All are 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 … first Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the main hall.

Provincial C.W.L. …

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meets on the first Thursday of month in Centre lounge, 7:00pm.

Knights of Columbus … meets on the third Thursday of month at 8 pm in K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.

Quotes from Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si” – “Our Common Home” … The poor are hurt the most by climate change. There has been a tragic rise in the number of migrants seeking to flee from the growing poverty caused by environmental degradation. They are not recognized by international conventions as refugees; they bear the loss of the lives they have left behind, without enjoying any legal protection whatsoever. Sadly, there is widespread indifference to such suffering, which is even now taking place throughout our world.

Collection -Needs of the Church … September 27th ! The (CCCB) assists dioceses & their Bishops in areas of: faith formation, ecumenical dialogues, liturgy, relations with Indigenous Peoples, social justice, etc. In his letter, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher points out that this year’s collection is being held while a number of families from Canada are participating in the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Also, the General Synod of Bishops on the family will soon begin. “This twofold coincidence reminds us of the importance of families as part of the Church’s mission and as part of the work of the national conference and the regional assemblies … one more reason why all the faithful in our country will want to ensure the collection’s success by their generosity,” the CCCB President writes.

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Eleanor Barlow, Arnold Power, Clifford Gallant, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Bruce Richard, Richard & Lisa Arsenault, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Dr. Ron Doucette, André Cormier, Joseph & Stella Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tyler Field, Irving Gallant, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Brenda Sherry, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & daughter Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Cody Arsenault, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque, Sheila Dunphy … that Jesus may bring them healing in body and spirit.

Religious Education News … formal registration has come and gone! Theresa is in the office: Monday, Tuesday & Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm. Registration fee is $20/child … maximum of $50 for three or more children. Registration deadline is Sunday, October 4th .
Children registered for First Communion: first class is Sunday, October 18th. Workshop for Catechists …Charlene Peters, Diocesan Coordinator, will be at the Parish Thursday, Oct. 1st , 6:30-8 pm for a workshop for catechists including a time of evaluation/analysis of their ministry last year. This will be a great introduction to the program, implemented by the Diocese, and will help tremendously in teaching methods.

SYMBOLON… a 10-week Adult Catholic Faith Formation program for those thinking of, or exploring the idea of entering the Catholic Church, and/or Catholics who just want a better understanding of their Faith. Come & join Fr. Chris starting Wednesday, Oct. 14th in Centre main hall.

PEI CWL… Fall Conference, St. Joachim’s, Vernon River Sat., October 3rd. Registration 8:15am with mass, 9am. No fee. Agenda: Lunch will be sharing table.

Couples for Christ … a 3-day Christian Life Program (CLP), October 2nd – 4th , St. Paul’s Parish Center. CLP is an integrated course intended to lead program participants to a renewed understanding of God’s call as Christian individuals & couples. Twelve sessions include teaching, group discussion & time for fellowship. This is an entry point to become members of Couples for Christ or its Family Ministries. Info: Raul Marababol at 514-917-6726 S’side leaders Welfrando and Janette Divina 902-960-1271. Info available at the Notre Dame St. entrance to St. Paul’s Church.

Music Ministry Choir Practices will be held in the Church…practice for funeral choir & anyone else who likes to sing Wednesdays,6:00pm. Practice for Sunday 10:30 mass choir members & cantors on Tuesdays, 5:45pm. All welcome! More info from Mary Webster at 439-3454.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meeting will be held on October 1st at 7:30 pm, Parish Centre lounge. Sincere appreciation for your continuous generosity! We could not do our work without your help. Suggested food items are canned meats, cheese whiz, coffee, canned milk and hearty soups.

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.

Hospitality Ministry … MORE people are needed for this ministry. For the present ones, please note that your new schedule is in the Church entrance. Thank you!

Support for Syrian Refugees…financial donations may be made to the Diocesan Refugee Fund through your parish or by mail to P.O. Box 907, Ch’town C1A 7L9. Donations will be earmarked to assist Syrian refugees. For more info on ways to become involved: Susan Nye-Brothers, Diocesan Coordinator Refugees Sponsorship, (902)368-8005 ext. 228.

Celebrate your love and enrich your sacrament on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: October 16–18, Cavendish Gateway Resort, PEI. Information at or 902-892-2061.

Development & Peace Solidarity Walk… Sunday, Oct. 25th, 1:30 pm, St. Dunstan’s Basilica to St. Pius X Church.

Closing Concert of the Grand Ruisseau Song Festival …
Mont-Carmel Parish Centre, Sunday, Sept 27, 7pm with choir, Yolande Painchaud, Mailloche, Jill Chandler and Joe Bibienne Family. $10/adults $8/members, $4 for students.

The International Children’s Memorial Place … will hold a Tree Ceremony honoring those children who have died in the Syrian War. Sunday, September 27th , 2:00 p.m. at Scales Pond. All are most welcome.

East Prince Funeral Home 25th Anniversary … time of refreshments, entertainment, prizes … Sat., October 3rd, 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Funeral Home. Hope to see you there!

“Stories in Stitches” … more than 150 quilts, hooked rugs, needlework artistry. St. Paul’s Church, Charlottetown (Grafton at Church St.) Sept. 29 to October 3 — Tuesday, Wed.,Thursday, 10:00 to 4:00, 10:00 to 7:00 on Friday, and till 5:00 on Saturday. Admission is just $5.