May 29, 2016

Body and Blood of Christ

Genesis 14: 18-20                                                                  1 Corinthians 11: 23-26                                                                   Luke 9: 11b-17

Pastor:    Fr. Chris Sherren                 
Email:  fatherchris@live.com                                                    Associate Pastor:     Fr. Ashok Veerabathina                            Email:  frashokkumar10@gmail.com                                              Office Manager:     Lucia Cameron                                        Catechetic Ministry:      Theresa Johnston                                    Pastoral Council:    JoAnne Perry                 Property/Finance:        Rod MacKinnon

Liturgical Schedule 
Monday               No Mass                                             
Tuesday             12:10pm
     Souls in Purgatory      
Wednesday
      12:10pm     Jim Caffray & Parents
Thursday           7:00pm     Clifford Francis Martin              Friday                 9:00am     For the Living/Judith Duggan                  9:30am – 12:00N    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                                               
Saturday           NO 9:00am Mass                                                         4:30pm              Messe Français                                                           7:00pm             Anniversary Mass …   Marie Hiscock, Howard MacDonald, Mr. Mrs. Michael Brennan & deceased Family Members.                                        
Sunday             9:00am  &  10:30am                                                              
Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel   rdehmel@eastlink.ca   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.     www.cwl.ca                                 

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca                         

Militia Immaculata (MI) … meets 2nd Saturday of each month, Boardroom, after 9:00am Mass.  Everyone welcome.                                          
Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month,  8pm, K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.  Please join the K of C on the first Saturday evening of each month at 6:30 pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

Pope Francis Encyclical “Misericordiae Vultus” –     “The Face of Mercy…   “May the message of mercy reach everyone, and may no one be indifferent to the call to experience mercy.”     (MV #19)

 Congratulations & God’s Blessing … to Father Austin Bradley as he celebrates the 60th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood with Mass, St. Joseph’s, Kelly’s Cross on Sunday, May 29th, 10:00am followed by reception.  All are invited.

Sincere Thank You … to all who came out to  clean the Church last Wednesday.  Very much appreciated!

Hospitality Ministers  Needed … more parishioners are needed, especially on Saturday evenings.  Please call Gayle 436-4720 or leave a message at the Parish office. Thanks!

Hospital Eucharistic Ministry … please note that your new list is available in the Church entrance.  Thank you!

Cursillo Annual General Meeting … 2:30pm on Sunday, June 12th at St. Paul’s Parish Centre.  Hoping all Cursillistas can attend!

 Music Ministry … practices for Sunday Choir Wednesdays, 6:00pm and Youth Choir at 5:00pm.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Una, Clow, Patrick & Jean Doucette, Jenna Black, Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Rosalie/Roger Duguay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Tim Craig, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Arnold Power, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard,  Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste,  Joseph Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Religious Education News …  the catechism year has officially been completed!  I will not be in the office for the summer, returning late August.  It has been a great year filled with many blessings.  I look forward to seeing everyone for the 2016-17 season.  Blessings, Theresa

 Vacation Bible Camp … in coming to St. Paul’s July 18th – 22nd.  Children entering grade 1 to 5 can register for a wonderful week discovering their faith in a fun-filled, exciting environment.  Registration forms will be at the Parish office.                                                

Society of St. Vincent de Paul  … we again extend to all parishioners a sincere thank you for your support both financially and in food donations.  Since the beginning of 2016, we have given out over 725 bags of groceries and this could not be done without your help.  There is a collection envelop for St. Vincent de Paul next weekend and we ask for your continued support with this special collection as the need continues to be great.  Thank you!

PEI MARCH FOR LIFE … Sunday, May 29th,  2:30 pm … all are asked to march in support of LIFE – 2:30pm, St. Pius X church,106 St. Peter’s Rd.  Join or attend the RALLY at 3:20pm, Province House . Signs provided.

Facing the threat of physician-assisted suicide … all are invited to call upon federal, provincial,  territorial legislators to defend/protect the lives of all, to guarantee accessible home care/palliative care, to protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers  www.canadiansforconscience.ca/ 

 Catholic Girls Retreat Camp … July 29-31st for girls aged 10-15 … Camp Kolbe, Bayside,PE.  Contact Emilie Montgomery at  campchiaraluce@gmail.com

Construction has begun on the new Retreat Center at Bayview … and the Diocese is now soliciting names for the new facility.  Please send your suggestion to the Chancery, c/o Rev. Eric Dunn V.G., P.O. Box 907, Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7L9 or email  ejdunn@eastlink.ca

Diocesan Scripture Institute … July 4th – 7th, St. Pius X with Rev. Normand Bonneau, OMI presenting on “The Letters of St. Paul”.  Brochures in Church entrance.

People’s Assembly on Migrant Workers’ Rights … Monday, May 30th, 12Noon, Province House.  Migrant workers do not enjoy the same human rights, social entitlements and stability as the rest of us.  The Federal Gov’t is conducting a review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.  Come and stand in solidarity with the workers, resulting in justice for everyone.

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

SDU Scholarships and Bursaries …   SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and application forms are at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca

Family Retreats …  spend quality time  with other Catholic families. Thursday thru Sunday Retreats at Kolbe Retreat Center, Grand River.  $250 registration fee covers food/lodging .   June 30 – July 3, July 14-17, July 21-24, Aug. 4-7, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. Space is limited Visit www.hfmpei.com   call 902-854-2719.  

International Children’s Memorial Place … located at Scales Pond, South Freetown … holding its fundraising concert, Sunday, May 29th, 7pm, Centre Belle Alliance, St. Eleanors.   $15/tickets – 902-954-0179   www.icmplace.com

CNIB Volunteers … lend a hand and eyes for couple of hours a week … jeff.deviller@cnib.ca

Relay for Life 2016 … over 900 Islanders will hear the words “you have cancer” from their doctor.  Enter a team today at www.relayforlife.ca or call 1-866-566-4007 … Kensington, June 3rd and Summerside on June 10th.

June 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the departure of the Island’s 105th Battalion for WW1 overseas service … in honour of the men of C Company, attend a Patriotic Concert, Sunday, June 5th, 3pm , Presbyterian Church;  re-enactment of 1916 concert with soloists, readers, etc.  Program featuring PEI Regiment Band, vignettes and unveiling of the C Company exhibit on Water St., Sunday, June 12th, 2:00pm, Trinity United Church.  Free of charge.

Variety Show in Mont Carmel … Sunday, June 5th, 7:00pm with local performers.  Proceeds to Our Lady of Mont Carmel Church.  Adults/$10  Students/$4.

May 22,2016

Trinity Sunday

Proverbs 8: 22-31
Romans 5: 1-5
John 16: 12-15

Pastor:                Fr. Chris Sherren                 
Email:  fatherchris@live.com                                  
Associate Pastor:            Fr. Ashok Veerabathina        
Email:  frashokkumar10@gmail.com                                      
Office Manager:             Lucia Cameron                                Catechetic Ministry:      Theresa Johnston                                    Pastoral Council:           JoAnne Perry            Property/Finance:          Rod MacKinnon

Liturgical Schedule
NO Masses … Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday due to the Priests’ Retreat
             

Thursday      7:00pm    Allan (Bud) McCarville  
Friday           9:00am    Millie Perry                                                         9:30am – 12:00N          Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                                               
Saturday       NO 9:00am Mass                                                             4:30pm          Messe Français                                                           7:00pm          Anniversary Mass … Ernest Steele, Owen P. Kelly, Lorraine Arsenault, AnnaMae & Charles Luce, William D. & Rose Gallant, Edward Dalton, John Dalton, Dugey Arsenault.                       Sunday            9:00am  &  10:30am                                                         

Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel    rdehmel@eastlink.ca   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.     www.cwl.ca                                 

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca                         

Militia Immaculata (MI) … meets 2nd Saturday of each month, Boardroom, after 9:00am Mass.  Everyone welcome.                                          
Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month,  8pm, K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.  Please join the K of C on the first Saturday evening of each month at 6:30 pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

Pope Francis Encyclical “Misericordiae Vultus” –     “The Face of Mercy…           “Let us never tire of going out to the other son who stands outside, incapable of rejoicing, in order to explain to him that his judgement is severe, unjust and meaningless in light of the father’s boundless mercy.”  (MV #17)

Congratulations & God’s Blessing … to Father Austin Bradley as he celebrates the 60th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood with Mass, St. Joseph’s, Kelly’s Cross on Sunday, May 29th, 10:00am followed by reception.  All are invited.

Annual Priests’ Retreat … will take place at Belcourt Centre, May 22nd to the 26th.  Please pray for our clergy during this time of spiritual renewal.

It’s Time to Clean Our Church … please  reserve Wednesday, May 25th, beginning around 9:30am.  Everyone is welcome and “many hands make for light work”.  All you need is a bucket.  Thank you!

Hospitality Ministers  Needed … more parishioners are needed, especially on Saturday evenings.  Please call Gayle 436-4720 or leave a message at the Parish office. Thanks!

Holy Family Prayer Service … the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Prayer Service on Thursday, May 26th beginning at 6:30pm with the Holy Rosary.  All welcome!

 Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Una, Clow, Patrick & Jean Doucette, Jeanne Morse, Jenna Black, Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Rosalie/Roger Duguay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Tim Craig, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Arnold Power, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard,  Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste,  Joseph Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Religious Education News …                                                       

Teacher Manuals to be Returned … those who have manuals, please return them to the Parish Office ASAP.

Hospital Eucharistic Ministry … please note that your new list is available in the Church entrance.  Thank you!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul  … your on-going support – monetary & food donations – is much needed due to increasing food costs/demands for our services.  Suggested food item:  soda crackers, kraft dinner, canned meats.

Music Ministry … extending a heartfelt congratulations to St. Paul’s Sunday Choir for being awarded a silver perfor- mance standard at the Music Festival.  Practices for Sunday Choir Wednesdays, 6:00pm – Youth Choir at 5:00pm.

PEI MARCH FOR LIFE … Sunday, May 29th,  2:30 pm … all are asked to march in support of LIFE – 2:30pm, St. Pius X church,106 St. Peter’s Rd.  Join or attend the RALLY at 3:20pm, Province House . Signs provided.

Facing the threat of physician-assisted suicide … all are invited to call upon federal, provincial,  territorial legislators to defend/protect the lives of all, to guarantee accessible home care/palliative care, to protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers  www.canadiansforconscience.ca/ 

Birthright PEI …  offers support to women who face crisis pregnancies. We are seeking volunteers to help in our office & fundraising. Birthright PEI office is at Room 301, 200 Richmond St., Charlottetown, PE C1A1J2. Telephone 902 628 6028.  Mary MacLean, Director, at 902 569 4308.

Catholic Girls Retreat Camp … July 29-31st for girls aged 10-15 … Camp Kolbe, Bayside,PE.  Contact Emilie Montgomery at  campchiaraluce@gmail.com

Men’s Retreat … with Fr. Bill Brennan from Fredericton.  Martha Spirituality Centre, Sat., May 28th, 10am-3pm.  Call 902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje … Sept. 30 – October 10th … Pay in full by May 27th & save $250.  Hector Caissie 506-857-2295 or hectorcaissie@hotmail.ca

People’s Assembly on Migrant Workers’ Rights … Monday, May 30th, 12Noon, Province House.  The Federal Gov’t is conducting a review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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

SDU Scholarships and Bursaries …   SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and application forms are at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca

 Family Retreats …  spend quality time  other Catholic families. Thursday thru Sunday Retreats at Kolbe Retreat Center, Grand River.  $250 registration fee covers food/lodging .   June 30 – July 3, July 14-17, July 21-24, Aug. 4-7, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. Space is limited Visit www.hfmpei.com   call 902-854-2719.  

 International Children’s Memorial Place … located at Scales Pond, South Freetown … holding its fundraising concert, Sunday, May 29th, 7pm, Centre Belle Alliance, St. Eleanors.   $15/tickets – 902-954-0179   www.icmplace.com

CNIB Volunteers … lend a hand and eyes for couple of hours a week … jeff.deviller@cnib.ca

Relay for Life 2016 … over 900 Islanders will hear the words “you have cancer” from their doctor.  Enter a team today at www.relayforlife.ca or call 1-866-566-4007 … Kensington, June 3rd and Summerside on June 10th.

June 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the departure of the Island’s 105th Battalion for WW1 overseas service … in honour of the men of C Company, attend a Patriotic Concert, Sunday, June 5th, 3pm , Presbyterian Church … re-enactment of 1916 concert with soloists, readers, etc.  More information in following bulletin re Sunday, June 12th.

Variety Show in Mont Carmel … Sunday, June 5th, 7:00pm with local performers.  Proceeds to Our Lady of Mont Carmel Church.  Adults/$10  Students/$4.

 

 

May 15, 2016

Pentecost Sunday

Acts : 2: 1-11                                                                         1 Corinthians 12: 3b-7, 12-13                                                        John 20: 19-23

Pastor:      Fr. Chris Sherren                 
Email:  fatherchris@live.com
Associate Pastor:     Fr. Ashok Veerabathina                            Email:  frashokkumar10@gmail.com
Office Manager:     Lucia Cameron                                     Catechetic Ministry:      Theresa Johnston                                    Pastoral Council:           JoAnne Perry            Property/Finance:          Rod MacKinnon

Liturgical Schedule
Monday         10:30am   Funeral Mass                                              Tuesday        12:10pm    Leona Connolly                                                Wednesday   12:10pm   Bernadine O’Connor
Thursday         7:00pm   Deceased K of C Members/Families           Friday           9:00am      James Boyle                                                      9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
 Saturday          NO 9:00am Mass                                                          4:30pm            Messe Français                                                           7:00pm            Anniversary Mass …  Francis Gallant, Millie Perry, Carl DesRoches, Mary Hynes, Raymond Haywood.                                                                                        Sunday            9:00am  &  10:30am                                                               

Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel   rdehmel@eastlink.ca   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.     www.cwl.ca                                 

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca                         

Militia Immaculata (MI) … meets 2nd Saturday of each month, Boardroom, after 9:00am Mass.  Everyone welcome.                                          
Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month,  8pm, K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.  Please join the K of C on the first Saturday evening of each month at 6:30 pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

Pope Francis Encyclical “Misericordiae Vultus” –     “The Face of Mercy…     “Confessors are called to embrace the repentant son who comes back home and to express the joy of having him back again.” (MV#17)                                              

Safeguarding Persons Most at Risk … Bill C-14 is now before the Parliament of Canada.  No matter how it may be amended, it is an affront to human dignity, an erosion of human solidarity, and a danger to all vulnerable persons … particularly the aged, disabled, infirm and sick who so often find themselves isolated and marginalized.  Moreover, it is a violation of the sacrosanct duty of healthcare providers to heal, and the responsibility of legislators and citizens to assure and provide protection for all, especially those persons most at risk.  For info to share with others about the negative impact of physician-assisted suicide, visit … www.cccb.ca/site/engmedia-room/euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide/4463-campaigns-against-physicial-assisted-suicide

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Patrick & Jean Doucette, Jeanne Morse, Jenna Black, Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Rosalie/Roger Duguay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Tim Craig, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Arnold Power, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard,  Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Dr. Ron Doucette, Joseph Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Giving to the Church: If you ever noticed that the person next to you at Mass didn’t put anything in the collection, they might be giving through an automatic withdrawal from their bank account. It saves you the hassle of trying to remember the envelope before rushing out the door and you know your parish will still benefit from your generosity when you are travelling. Contact the parish office if you want more details or to signing up!

Religious Education News …                                                       

Teacher Manuals to be Returned … those who have manuals, please return them to the Parish Office ASAP.

Annual Diocesan Scripture Institute … July 4-7th, St. Pius X with Rev. Normand Bonneau, OMI presenting on The Letters of St. Paul.  Brochures available Church entrance.

Hospital Eucharistic Ministry … please note that your new list is available in the Church entrance.  Thank you!

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast … will be held following the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, May 15th.  Proceeds in aid of Camp Kolbe and on-going Knights’ projects.  Goodwill offering.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul News … our mission implies that we: see Christ in anyone that suffers; have personal contact with the poor and help in all possible ways.  Your ongoing support through monetary & food donations is very much needed due to increasing food costs and increasing demands for our services.  Suggested food items:  coffee, hearty soups, canned meats, cheese whiz.  Thanks!

PEI MARCH FOR LIFE … Sunday, May 29th,  2:30 pm … we urge everyone to march in support of LIFE. PEI MARCH FOR LIFE begins 2:30pm, St. Pius X church,106 St. Peter’s Rd. …down St. Peter’s Rd/ Longworth Ave/ Euston St/ University Ave to the legislature.  Join anywhere along the way or attend the RALLY at 3:20pm, Province House . Water/chips available. Signs provided but feel free to make your own appropriate signs. We can create a huge impact/awareness for pro-life, standing up against the government’s & court’s decisions on life issues.  Thanks!

Birthright PEI …  continues to offer support to women who face crisis pregnancies. Birthright appreciates donations from groups/individuals and Birthright volunteers are conscious that we provide services on behalf of all our supporters. We are presently seeking volunteers to help in our office & fundraising. Training is provided. A qualified volunteer needs to be available to provide confidential and non-judgemental love and support to women who face a crisis due to their pregnancies. The ultimate objective of Birthright is that women will trust there is sufficient support in their community that they will choose life for their babies. Birthright PEI office is at Room 301, 200 Richmond St., Charlottetown, PE C1A1J2. Telephone 902 628 6028. Also contact Mary MacLean, Director, at 902 569 4308.

Catholic Girls Retreat Camp … July 29-31st for girls aged 10-15 … Camp Kolbe, Bayside,PE.  Contact Emilie Montgomery at  campchiaraluce@gmail.com

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

SDU Scholarships and Bursaries …   SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and application forms are at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca

Family Retreats …  a chance to spend quality time with your own and to meet other Catholic families. The Thursday evening thru Sunday Retreats are held at Kolbe Retreat Center in Grand River PEI.  $250 registration fee covers food/lodging for your family.  Six retreats: June 30 – July 3, July 14-17, July 21-24, Aug. 4-7, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. Space is limited so please register early.  For more information visit www.hfmpei.com call 902-854-2719 or e-mail info@hfmpei.com .  

Divine Inner Healing Retreat: May 27-29 with Fr. Joby Kachappilly, VC, in Antigonish, NS. For more information: Cathy at mcmacdougall@hotmail.com or 902-863-1560.

International Children’s Memorial Place … located at Scales Pond, South Freetown … holding its fundraising concert, Sunday, May 29th, 7pm, Centre Belle Alliance, St. Eleanors.  The Men of the Harvest, Les gars de par chez nous, etc.  $15/tickets – 902-954-0179   www.icmplace.com

You Have the Power to Give Life … donate blood and join the movement today.  Miscouche Recreation Centre, May 16th, 17th & 18th .  Call 1-888-236-6283 to book an appointment.  Your one donation can save or enhance the lives of up to three people.  New donors welcome!

CNIB Volunteers … lend a hand and eyes for couple of hours a week … jeff.deviller@cnib.ca

Relay for Life 2016 … over 900 Islanders will hear the words “you have cancer” from their doctor.  Enter a team today at www.relayforlife.ca or call 1-866-566-4007 … Kensington, June 3rd and Summerside on June 10th.

Lecture on the Island Acadians of the 105th Battalion in the First World War … Acadian Museum, Thursday, May 19th, 7:00pm.  Free admission – donations appreciated.

Free Food Safety Course for Volunteers … register at www.envhealth@ihis.org  for Slemon Park, Thursday, May 26th, 9am – 12N.

May 8, 2016

Ascension of the Lord

Acts : 1: 1-11
Ephesians 1: 17-23
Luke 24: 46-53

Pastor:                Fr. Chris Sherren                 
Email:  fatherchris@live.com
Associate Pastor:      Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Email:  frashokkumar10@gmail.com
Office Manager:     Lucia Cameron
Catechetic Ministry:      Theresa Johnston                                    Pastoral Council:        JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance:     Rod MacKinnon

Liturgical Schedule
Monday            NO Mass
Tuesday            NO Mass                                                     Wednesday       12:10pm     Souls in Purgatory
Thursday            7:00pm     John Perry
Friday      9:00am    Frank & Delima Richard & son Gerald      9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                    Saturday           NO 9:00am Mass                                                         4:30pm          Messe Français                                                           7:00pm          Anniversary Mass … James Boyle, Sally Nicholson, Janet Power, Denis Dolan, Merlin “Nick” Nickerson, Martha, Joseph & Michael Coulter, Henry Hashie, Mary Gillis Campbell.                      Sunday            9:00am  &  10:30am                                                               

 Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel   rdehmel@eastlink.ca   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.     www.cwl.ca                               

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca 

Militia Immaculata (MI) … meets 2nd Saturday of each month, Boardroom, after 9:00am Mass.  Everyone welcome.                            

Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month,  8pm, K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.  Please join the K of C on the first Saturday evening of each month at 6:30 pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

Pope Francis Encyclical “Misericordiae Vultus” –     “The Face of Mercy… “We cannot escape the Lord’s words to us, and they will serve as criteria upon which we will be judged … whether we have fed the hungry and given drink to the thirsty, welcomed the stranger and clothed the naked, spent time with the sick and those in prison.”    (MV#15

The Responsibility to Protect One Another’s Life … the teaching of the Catholic Church and the stance of the Catholic Bishops of Canada affirm the sacredness and dignity of human life. Suicide and euthanasia are contrary to the most profound natural inclination of each human being to live and preserve life. They contradict the fundamental responsibility that human beings have to protect one another and to enhance the quality of health and social care which every human life deserves, from conception to natural death. To learn more about physician-assisted suicide, visit http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide/4463-campaigns-against-physician-assisted-suicide.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Patrick & Jean Doucette, Jeanne Morse, Jenna Black, Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Rosalie/Roger Duguay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Tim Craig, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Arnold Power, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Bruce Richard, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard,  Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Dr. Ron Doucette, Joseph Albert, Shirley Dickinson,Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Giving to the Church: If you ever noticed that the person next to you at Mass didn’t put anything in the collection, they might be giving through an automatic withdrawal from their bank account. It saves you the hassle of trying to remember the envelope before rushing out the door and you know your parish will still benefit from your generosity when you are travelling. Contact the parish office if you want more details or to signing up!

Religious Education News …                                                       

Teacher Manuals to be Returned … those who have manuals,  please return them to the Parish Office ASAP.

Annual Diocesan Scripture Institute … July 4-7th, St. Pius X with Rev. Normand Bonneau, OMI presenting on The Letters of St. Paul.  Brochures available in May.

Spring Video Conference … hosted by Diocesan Liturgy Com. “The Eucharist:  If You Only Knew”,  facilitated by Fr. Bill Burke of Diocese of Antigonish, Holland College, Ch’town Centre, Kent St. entrance, Saturday, May 14th ,  10:00am to 1:00pm.  No fee, bring lunch. Register with Liz   rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com or 902-368-8005.

Knights of Columbus News …   Pancake Breakfast … K of C will hold this  pancake breakfast following the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, May 15th.  Proceeds in aid of Camp Kolbe and on-going Knights’ projects.  Goodwill offering.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul News … our volunteers gave out 190 bags of groceries in April.  Thank you for your continued monetary/food donations.  “When Jesus blesses the bread in the gospels, he is giving it to God.  When we give to others, we are giving it to God.” – Fr. John Molina

Working against suicide: The Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical      assistance in dying). This proposed legislation, which responds to the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in early 2015, will make euthanasia and assisted suicide legal and more accessible in our entire country. The Supreme Court decision and current   legislative efforts are in stark contradiction to the endeavours of individuals, families and communities to counteract the dangers and sufferings of suicide.  To express your concerns about the legislation … www.canadiansforconscience.ca/ 

PEI MARCH FOR LIFE … Sunday, May 29th,  2:30 pm … we urge everyone to stand up and march in support of LIFE. PEI MARCH FOR LIFE begins 2:30pm, St. Pius X church,106 St. Peter’s Rd. …down St. Peter’s Rd/ Longworth Ave/ Euston St/ University Ave to the legislature.  Join anywhere along the way or attend the RALLY at 3:20pm, Province House . Water/chips available. Signs provided but feel free to make your own appropriate signs supporting life. We can create a huge impact and awareness for pro-life, standing up against the government’s and court’s decisions on life issues.  Thank you for supporting

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

Teen Encounter Weekend … will be May 13-15th  at Belcourt Centre in South Rustico.  Register at dioceseofcharlottetown.com/teen-encounter-registration/

SDU Scholarships and Bursaries …   SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and application forms are at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca

Spring Video Conference … hosted by Diocesan Liturgy Com. “The Eucharist:  If You Only Knew”,  facilitated by Fr. Bill Burke of Diocese of Antigonish, Holland College, Ch’town Centre, Kent St. entrance, Saturday, May 14th ,  10:00am to 1:00pm.  No fee, bring lunch. Register with Liz   rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com or 902-368-8005.

Family Retreats …  are a great chance to spend some quality time with your own and to meet other Catholic families. The Thursday evening thru Sunday Retreats are held at Kolbe Retreat Center in Grand River PEI. The $250 registration fee covers all food and lodging for your whole family.  There are six retreats scheduled for this summer: June 30 – July 3, July 14-17, July 21-24, Aug. 4-7, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. Space is limited so please register early.  For more information visit www.hfmpei.com call 902-854-2719 or e-mail info@hfmpei.com .  

Divine Inner Healing Retreat: May 27-29 with Fr. Joby Kachappilly, VC, in Antigonish, NS. For more information: Cathy at mcmacdougall@hotmail.com or 902-863-1560.

International Children’s Memorial Place … located at Scales Pond, South Freetown, will hold its 11th Annual Tree Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, May 15th, 2pm   Parents who have lost a child will plant trees in their memory.  Light refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  To order a tree or for info, contact Gus Houston 902-892-3267 or 628-7479.   www.icmplace.com

You Have the Power to Give Life … donate blood and join the movement today.  Miscouche Recreation Centre, May 16th, 17th & 18th .  Call 1-888-236-6283 to book an appointment.  Your one donation can save or enhance the lives of up to three people.  New donors welcome!

CNIB Volunteers … lend a hand and eyes for couple of hours a week … jeff.deviller@cnib.ca