June 26, 2016

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Kings 19: 16b, 19-21
Galatians 5: 1, 13-18                                                       
Luke 9: 51-62

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           12:10pm   
   Evelyn Reynolds                                        Tuesday          12:10pm       Rosie DesRoches             
Wednesday
     12:10pm      Souls in Purgatory 

Thursday          9:00am      Clifford Francis Martin                 Friday               9:00am       Albert Francis Doiron

9:30am – 12:00N          Adoration of the Blessed  Sacrament 
                                              
Saturday          9:00am       Lucie Gallant                                    4:30pm              Messe Français                                                           7:00pm             Anniversary Mass  … Romeo Dolan, Leo Keough, Michael Arsenault, Azele (Hazel) Marie 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 … NO meetings in July & August … will resume in September.  Join the K of C ,1st  Sat. of the month, 6:30pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

Pope Francis Encyclical “Misericordiae Vultus” –     “The Face of Mercy”  …     “This is the opportune moment to change our lives.  This is the time to allow our hearts to be touched.”   (MV #19)

Important Note re Thursday,  JUNE 30th Mass … this will be held at 9:00am and not the usual 7:00pm. 

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.

French Missalette Order … those of you who ordered last August, your subscription expires at the end September.  Anyone else wishing to order this French Missalette through the Parish, saving you about $10, is asked to do so at the Parish office no later than August 5th.  The English Missalette will be ordered later and you will be notified.                       

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … suggested food items … soda crackers, canned meats for sandwiches, miracle whip and dry cereals.  Alone we can do so little … together we can do so much.  We are indeed making a difference … thank you!

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Al Rogers, Diane Gallant, Albert McInnis, Ronald Albert, 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, 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.

Vacation Bible Camp … NOTE:  change in grades … coming to St. Paul’s,  July 18th – 22nd.  Children entering grades 1 to 6  may register for a wonderful week discovering their faith in a fun-filled, exciting environment.  Registration forms are available at the Parish office. 

Pancake Breakfast … the K of C will hold this breakfast after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, June 26th to sponsor youth attending the Steubenville Youth Conference in July.  Cost is a goodwill offering.  Please join us and support the youth in our parish.  If you cannot make it but wish to make a donation towards the Steubenville Conference, you may do so at the Parish office.  Thank you!

 What are we doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada … St. Paul’s CWL has available … on a table at the entrance of the Church … ‘Pornography Hurts Everyone’ postcards for parishioners to send to their Member of Parliament in Ottawa.  NO stamp required!  Please state your MP’s name with a question addressed to him, eg. … “What are you doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada?”  Sign your name, with your return address, indicating you want a response.  Thank you!

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 .    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.

Clinical Pastoral Education at the QEH … Sept. 13, 2016 to April 5, 2017 … an intensive, experience-based approach to learning ministry.  Open to clergy, theology students and lay persons with theology training who want to improve their pastoral skills in a health care setting.  Application deadline is August 7th … Kim Bustard, Coordinator … kabustard@gov.pe.ca        902-894-2094.

St. Patrick’s Parish Fundraising Picnic … Sunday, July 3rd, in Grand River from 1:00-4:00pm.  All welcome.

International Children’s Memorial Place … Old Fashioned Family Picnic … Sunday, July 31st, Scales Pond, Lower Freetown.  Open to the public.  Musical entertainment, fishing derby, petting zoo, games, etc.  Info:  Krista Silliker – 303-3094 or kristasilliker@hotmail.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

Connolly Estate Bursaries … available to 1st & 2nd year full time university students who are residents of PEI of Irish descent.  www.owenconnollyestate.com  Due on or before August 31st.

SDU Bursary … students are reminded that the deadline to apply is August 31st.  Criteria and application forms at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca

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

 

 

June 19, 2016

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Zechariah 12: 10-11    Galatians 3: 26-29     Luke 9: 18-24

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           12:10pm   
Mary Theresa Callahan                                Tuesday          12:10pm    Carol Gallant               
 Wednesday
     12:10pm    Ronnie Beaulieu     

Thursday          7:00pm    Elsie Doucette
Friday               9:00am    For the living/Benedict Dawson                                                    
9:30am – 12:00N  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                                               
Saturday          9:00am     Souls in Purgatory                                       4:30pm              Messe Français                                                           7:00pm             Anniversary Mass … Louis Power, Allan Cameron, Augustus “Gussie” Arsenault, Alden Cameron, Helen Gillis, Nélida Galant, Della Arsenault, Mr. Mrs. John J. White & Family Members, Mr. Mrs. Leo B. Doyle &  Family Members, Eddie McCabe & Family Members, Fred Cormier, Louis & Edna McKenna & deceased Family Members, Alfred MacPherson, Fr. Leonard McKenna.                                                                      
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 3rd Thursday of the month,  8pm, Kof C Room, Parish Centre.  Join the K of C ,1st  Sat. of the month, 6:30pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

 Pope Francis Encyclical “Misericordiae Vultus” –     “The Face of Mercy” …      “If God limited himself to only justice, he would cease to be God.”     (MV#21)                                         

Congratulations & God’s Blessing … to Kay & Lee Griffin, of the Parish,  who celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 10th .

 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.

French Missalette Order … those of you who ordered last August, your subscription expires at the end September.  Anyone else wishing to order this French Missalette through the Parish, saving you about $10, is asked to do so at the Parish office no later than August 5th.  The English Missalette will be ordered later and you will be notified.                       

 Eucharistic Ministry Schedule … this is now available in the entrance to the Church.  Sincere appreciation!

Hospitality Schedule  …  is ready and available in the Church entrance.  Thank you!

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Diane Gallant, Albert McInnis, Ronald Albert, 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, 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.

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

 Pancake Breakfast … the K of C will hold this breakfast after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, June 26th to sponsor youth attending the Steubenville Youth Conference in July.  Cost is a goodwill offering.  Please join us and support the youth in our parish.  If you cannot make it but wish to make a donation towards the Steubenville Conference, you may do so at the Parish office.  Thank you!

 What are we doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada … St. Paul’s CWL has available … on a table at the entrance of the Church … ‘Pornography Hurts Everyone’ postcards for parishioners to send to their Member of Parliament in Ottawa.  NO stamp required!  Please state your MP’s name with a question addressed to him, eg. … “What are you doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada?”  Sign your name, with your return address, indicating you want a response.  Thank you!

 Society of St. Vincent de Paul … suggested food items this week are Kraft dinner, hearty soups, canned meats/fish and coffee.  Thank you! 

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.

Exhibition on “Dansez:  Acadian Dance Traditions on PEI” … the public is invited to the opening of this exhibition, Acadian Museum, Sunday, June 19th, 2:00pm.  Presenting Acadian dance through photos, video & audio clips of local dancers/musicians.  Refreshments!

Launch of the 7th Volume, Genealogy of the Acadian Families of PEI … Richard, Thériault, Thibodeau, Waite, etc.  Acadian Museum, Thursday, June 23rd, 7:00pm.  A book discount at the launch.   jeanbernard61@hotmail.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.

Looking for your support … St. Paul’s Youth are looking for your support in attending this year’s Steubenville Atlantic Conference this summer.  There are a couple of youth who want to attend but they need some financial assistance.  If you would be able to sponsor one of these youth, please call the Parish office or contact Beth at 436-6050.  Thank you for your generosity.

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

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

World Youth Day 2016 Fundraiser … four young women from UPEI have organized a hiking retreat:  High school/university students, June 25th, 9am – 3:30pm, Strathgartney Trail, Bonshaw, $15.  Register: Bernadette Chevarie      johnpaul2hikes@gmail.com 

 St. Patrick’s Parish Fundraising Picnic … Sunday, July 3rd, in Grand River from 1:00-4:00pm.  All welcome.              

EDICT … the Charlottetown Branch of the Halifax Catholic Marriage Tribunal, in the Campbell-MacDonald Case, cites Vanessa Marie MacDonald.  Please contact tribunal@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

June 12, 2016

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 2 Samuel 12: 7-10, 13
Galatians 2: 16, 19-21 
Luke 7: 36 – 8: 3

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           12:10pm     
For the Living – 60th Wedding Anniversary                                                               
Tuesday          12:10pm
     Eleanor Barlow
Wednesday     NO Mass
Thursday          7:00pm     Deceased K of C Members             Friday               9:00am      Millie Perry                                                   9:30am – 12:00N          Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                                              
Saturday          9:00am       Joe Richard                                                 4:30pm              Messe Français                                                           7:00pm             Anniversary Mass …  Herman & Nel Karperien, Jack Schurman, Mae Perry, Mary Gaudet, Andrew & Catherine Allain, Ivan Albert & 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” …  “God does not deny justice.  He rather envelopes it and surpasses it with an even greater event in which we experience love as the foundation of true justice.”   (MV#21)                                           

Clergy Changes by Bishop Grecco effective June 16th
Fr. George Gilliland, chaplain at QEH, to retirement;       
Fr. Lyndon Hogan, presently on sabbatical, appointed Chaplain of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital;                        
Fr. Benedict Paulraj, presently administrator of Holy Family Pastoral Unit, appointed Pastor of this Pastoral Unit.

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 sign up.

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.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Diane Gallant, Albert McInnis, Ronald Albert, 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, 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.

Hospitality Schedule  …  is ready and 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!

What are we doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada … St. Paul’s CWL has available … on a table at the entrance of the Church … ‘Pornography Hurts Everyone’ postcards for parishioners to send to their Member of Parliament in Ottawa.  NO stamp required!  Please state your MP’s name with a question addressed to him, eg. … “What are you doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada?”  Sign your name, with your return address, indicating you want a response.  Thank you!

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

Pancake Breakfast … the K of C will hold this breakfast after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, June 26th to sponsor youth attending the Steubenville Youth Conference in July.  Cost is a goodwill offering.  Please join us and support the youth in our parish.  If you cannot make it but wish to make a donation towards the Steubenville Conference, you may do so at the Parish office.  Thank you!

French Missalette Order … those of you who ordered last August, your subscription expires at the end September.  Anyone else wishing to order this French Missalette through the Parish, saving you about $10, is asked to do so at the Parish office no later than August 5th.  The English Missalette will be ordered later and you will be notified.                                         

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … suggested food items this week are Kraft dinner, hearty soups, canned meats/fish and coffee.  Thank you!  “We need to give to the poor because we can’t be healthy unless we do this.  And we need to see our giving not as charity but as an obligation, as justice, as something we owe.”   Fr.  Ron Rolheiser

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.  

 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

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

World Youth Day 2016 Fundraiser … four young women from UPEI have organized two hiking retreats:  Grades 5-9 girls, June 12th, 11:30am-5:30pm, Winter River Trail, $15.    High school/university students, June 25th, 9am – 3:30pm, Strathgartney Trail, Bonshaw, $15.  Register: Bernadette Chevarie      johnpaul2hikes@gmail.com 

June 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the departure of the Island’s 105th Battalion for WW1 overseas service …  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.

EDICT … the Charlottetown Branch of the Halifax Catholic Marriage Tribunal, in the Campbell-MacDonald Case, cites Vanessa Marie MacDonald.  Please contact tribunal@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

June 5, 2016

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time      

1 Kings 17: 17-21a, 22-24                                                    Galatians 1: 11-19                                                                              Luke 7: 11-17

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      Mary Bell                             Wednesday     12:10pm     Verna Mahar

Thursday          7:00pm     For the Living/Benedict Dawson              Friday               9:00am      Brian Cairns & Family                                 9:30am – 12:00N          Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                                               
Saturday          9:00am      Edna Lyons                                                   4:30pm              Messe Français                                                           7:00pm             Anniversary Mass … Anita Peterson, Theresa Curly Steele, John (J.J.) & Jane Elizabeth Wedge, Arthur Blacquiere, Joseph Gillis.                                                             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” …                                                                        “Mercy is not opposed to justice but rather expresses God’s way of reaching out to the sinner, offering him a new chance to look at himself, convert and believe.”     (MV #21)     

Clergy Changes by Bishop Grecco effective June 16th Fr. George Gilliland, chaplain at QEH, to retirement;  Fr. Lyndon Hogan, presently on sabbatical, appointed Chaplain of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital;     Fr. Benedict Paulraj, presently administrator of Holy Family Pastoral Unit, appointed Pastor of this Pastoral Unit.

Catholic Women’s League News … the monthly meeting is on Monday, June 6th, 7:00pm, Centre main hall preceded by the executive meeting, 6:00pm in the Boardroom.

What are we doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada … St. Paul’s CWL has available … on a table at the entrance of the Church … ‘Pornography Hurts Everyone’ postcards for parishioners to send to their Member of Parliament in Ottawa.  NO stamp required!  Please state your MP’s name with a question addressed to him, eg. … “What are you doing to eliminate child pornography in Canada?”  Sign your name, with your return address, indicating you want a response.  Thank you!

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.

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.

Hospitality Schedule  …  is ready and 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!

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

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … suggested food items this week are Kraft dinner, hearty soups, canned meats/fish and coffee.  Thank you!  “We need to give to the poor because we can’t be healthy unless we do this.  And we need to see our giving not as charity but as an obligation, as justice, as something we owe.”   Fr.  Ron Rolheiser

 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

A Liberating Conversation about Abortion & Women’s Health … Saturday, June 11th, 6:30pm at Calvary Church, 9 Capital Dr., Ch’Town.  All are welcome to the first Island screening of HUSH, info documentary about the effects of abortion on women’s health and insights into the abortion industry.  Admission by donation.

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

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.  

 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

 World Youth Day 2016 Fundraiser … although we do not have a group heading to Poland this summer, four young women from UPEI have organized two hiking retreats:  Grades 5-9 girls, June 12th, 11:30am-5:30pm, Winter River Trail, $15.    High school/university students, June 25th, 9am – 3:30pm, Strathgartney Trail, Bonshaw, $15.  Register: Bernadette Chevarie      johnpaul2hikes@gmail.com 

A chance to honor a loved one …  a memorable part of any Relay For Life event is the Luminary Ceremony where loved ones are honored through a candle lighting ceremony.  Luminaries  $5 each, proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society PEI, may be purchased at Relay events, visiting  www.relayforlife.ca  toll free 1-866-566-4007 … Friday, June 10th, Summerside Raceway.

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.

Air Cadets, Summerside … hosting a Fun Run/Walk, Sunday, June 5th, 10am – 2pm, Waterfront Shipyard Market.  $10 registration with proceeds going to charity.  Open to all ages … contact 315-2513 for more information.