22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sirach 3: 17-20, 28-29
Hebrews 12: 18-19, 22-24a
Luke 14: 1, 7-14
Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Rod MacKinnon
Monday 12:10pm Jack Wedge
Tuesday 12:10pm Eileen Thomarat
Wednesday 12:10pm Jim Campbell
Thursday 7:00pm Special Intention for the Living
Friday 9:00am Everett Durant
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Marc Gagnon & Family
4:30pm Messe Français
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Myra Allen-Laffin, Corinne Perry, David Blacquiere, Ann (Mark O.) Gaudet.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel email@example.com 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
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.
Looking for Administrative Assistant … we are looking for someone to take over in the main office after Lucia’s retirement in November. The job description is available on our website at: http://www.stpaulsparish.ca/employment-opportunity-administrative-assistant Please submit your resumes to the parish office. Any inquiries about the job can be directed to Fr. Chris.
Hospital Eucharistic Ministry Schedule … ready and available in the Church entrance.
Annual Blessed John Henry Newman Dinner … Friday, Oct. 21st. Fr. Thomas Rosica will speak on “Cardinal Newman & Pope Francis on Restoring Citizenship to those in Exodus.” Tickets will go on sale in Sept with info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lector Ministry … is recruiting a few new lectors for the various masses. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry or are interested in becoming a lector, please contact Francois Caron email email@example.com or by phone at 902-436-0024.
Prayers for the sick/suffering … Donald MacDonald, Elsie Murray, Richard Arsenault, John & Mary Veerabathina, Rose Leema, Shane Sauvé, Bob Chester, Laurie Anne Bridges, Cody Arsenault, Diane Gallant, Albert McInnis, Ronald Albert, Una Clow, Patrick & Jean Doucette, Jenna Black, Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Rosalie/Roger Duguay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Laurie Ann Poirier, Lisa Arsenault, Jacob Walker, Tim Craig, 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, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Janice Gillis, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.
Religious Education News … catechism registration will be this Monday, Aug. 29th for Grades 2 – 8 and Tuesday, August 30th for Grade 1only. Both nights begin at 6:30pm in the Centre boardroom. Registration fee remains at $20 per child with maximum of $50 for three or more children. The first Sunday for catechism is September 18th . Please ensure your child(ren) are registered before the start date. Teachers for grades 4, 5, 6, 7 are still needed. We will be looking at this situation to do what we can to have teachers for each grade before the beginning of catechism.
Jubilee for Catechists “Announcing the Mercy of God” … on Sunday, Sept. 25th, Pope Francis will celebrate ,with catechists around the world, the Jubilee for Catechists. The National Office for Evangelization and Catechesis has prepared an online resource “The Jubilee for Catechists: Announcing the Mercy of God”, for use in parishes. The materials can be accessed on the website … http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/office-for-evangelization-and-catechesis/4482-jubilee-for-catechists Resources may be used throughout the year by catechism coordinators, parish pastoral workers, clergy, and parents to emphasize the special role of the catechist. Parishes may wish to use the liturgical suggestions for a special blessing of catechists either on Sept. 25th or another time. As members of the Diocese of Ch’Town and the universal Church, let us join together in prayer/thanksgiving as we prepare to celebrate catechists – past, present and future.
“Who are Catechists … they are people who keep the memory of God alive; they keep it alive in themselves and they are able to revive it in others.” (Homily of Holy Father, Pope Francis, Sept. 29th, 2013).
Hospice Volunteer Training … the East and West Prince Chapters of Hospice PEI will be offering training sessions from Sept. 14 to Oct. 12, at Prince County Hospital, Summerside. The sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm., for a total of nine sessions beginning on a Wednesday. The training will address such topics as: introduction to hospice palliative care; the role of the volunteer; effective communication skills; family and family dynamics; grief and bereavement; emotional/psychological/spiritual/physical issues and support; pain and symptom management; caring for people at home; and, selfcare. Anyone from across the Island is invited to take part in the training. If you are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer, you can contact the East Prince office at 902-438-4231 or the West Prince office at 902-859-2870 to register or for further information.
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.
Cursillo Weekends … Men’s – Nov. 3, 4, 5 & 6th and the Women’s – Nov. 10, 11, 12 & 14th. Palanca Mass is scheduled for October 30th, 2:30pm, St. Paul’s. Contacts: Joyce White 367-5701 or Barb Wonnacott 393-4557.
Celebrating the Holy Year of Mercy … St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Sunday, Sept. 4th, 2:30pm. Mass in Syro-Malabar Rite for the Syro-Malabar Community in PEI. This Rite is one among the 22 Rites in the Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated in their Mother tongue – “Malayalam”
Society of St. Vincent de Paul … the need for our services remains high – our volunteers have given out close to 500 bags of groceries since the first of June. We thank you for your help in the past and sincerely urge you to continue – you are making a difference! Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much! Suggested food items … Cheese Whiz, canned meats and fish, canned milk & fruit.
Birthright PEI Fall Fun Event … Wed., September 21st with Kendall Docherty, Dino Dunsford & Bridget Blanchard at Murchison Centre.
PEI Pilgrimages Ltd … leading a tour to Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Quebec, October 14-17th. Cost is $285/person. Call Gary Clow 569-3945 or Andrew A. 368-7247.
Mont-Carmel Summer Concert … Sunday, Aug. 28th … doors open 6:15pm, concert at 7:00pm. Adults/$10 Cooperative Members/$8 Students/$4. Singers Khalid Lakhdari, Roland Gauvin from NB and Meaghan Blanchard from PEI. Fiddlers Colin Grant & Chrissy Crowley & pianist Jason Roach from Cape Breton. Island stepdancer Kaylee Arsenault will join this group.
Concert at St. Patrick’s Hall, Grand River … Sunday, August 28th, 7:30pm featuring Louise Arsenault, Remi & Jonathan Arsenault, Hillibillies & Hipwaders. Admission is $10 which includes light lunch.
St. Simon & St. Jude Parish Picnic … today, August 28th beginning with Mass at 11:00am followed by lobster/turkey dinners, music, cake auction, games. Bring lawn chairs.