Third Sunday of Easter Sunday
Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19 1 John 2: 1-5 Luke 24: 35-48
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 Richard Steele
Tuesday 12:10pm Gerald McNeill
Wed 12:10 pm For the living – Dr. Ron Doucette
Thursday 7:00pm For the living – Anita Peterson
Friday 9:00am Roy Albert
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Special Intention
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Jane Elizabeth Wedge, Winston Lucas, Margaret DesRoches, Daniel & Clara MacDonald, Kathy Gaudet, Jean Gallant, Earl Arsenault.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
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
Why was there no washing of feet on Holy Thursday … we’ve received a few questions in the boxes at the entrance of the church and this is the first I’ll answer. The liturgical norms say that you can only wash the feet of men during this ritual. I am aware of one occasion when Bishops sent a request to Rome to clarify whether the Latin “vir” in the text means males specifically or whether it means men in the sense of human persons. The answer came back that it means males, likely to keep the symbolism that the people getting their feet washed were the first priests. Today, this meaning has been lost in the minds of most of the people I know; but, the norm hasn’t been chanced. We are now in a situation where no matter which option we choose (to have only males or to open it to women and children) the ritual has become very divisive so since it is only an optional part of the Holy Thursday Mass, I chose not to do it this year. At least this year, if anyone was disappointed by the ritual, they will be united in the reason (that it didn’t happen) instead of fighting over who should get their feet washed.
St. Paul’s CWL News … we will be celebrating, on Thursday, April 23rd, the feast day of “Our Lady of Good Counsel” at the 7:00pm Mass. We hope that many of our CWL members will be able to attend. We will also go out to MacDonald’s afterwards for refreshments and fellowship. Of course, we invite any of the women of the Parish to join us for some together time.
Prayers for the sick & suffering … Marie McKenna, Liz LeClair, Darlene Savory, Elvira Baglole, 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 …
Grade 2 First Communion class … Reconciliation is Sunday, April 19th, 11:30am during catechism;
First Communion … is scheduled for Sunday, April 26th, 10:30am Mass only;
NO Catechism … Sunday, April 26th;
Confirmation Retreat … Saturday, April 25th, 9am – 4pm at Miscouche Rec Centre (new venue);
Confirmation Rehearsal … is Monday, May 11th , 6:30pm … candidates along with either sponsor/parent are asked to attend;
Confirmation … will be Saturday, May 16th, 7:00pm. Please be in the main hall around 6:30pm with candidate and sponsor. There is reserved seating for family members in the Church. There is a sharing table for the reception … those with last name beginning with A-G, muffins or cheese/crackers; H-M, fruit (small bunch)/chips; P-W, veges or sweets.
St. Paul’s Funeral Choir News … please note that a choir practice will be held, Wed., April 22nd, 10:30am – Church.
Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “Greater Love Has No One Than This, that Someone Lays Down His Life For His Friends”, Parish Center, 7:00pm, Sunday, April26th. God has not only commanded us to do this, but He has done it for us Himself. He laid down His life to give us life … what is it that we might lie down to give ourselves life and those around us life as well. All are welcome.
Catholic Family Services … AGM on Apr. 28 at Murphy Community Ctr., 200 Richmond St., Ch’town. Registration at 6:30 pm; dinner & meeting at 7 pm. Public are welcome to attend. Tickets are $25/each. Call 894-3515 before April 22th. Annual $1000.00 Monthly Lottery… tickets are $100 each. Gives you 12 chances to win $1000. Call Janet at 894-3515 or drop into office at 129 Pownal St., Ch’town.
Weekend of Grace for Men Retreat … April 24 – 26th, Bayside Camp, Sambro Head, NS. Marcel 902-449-7613 www.weekendofgrace.com
Hike for Hospice … in memory of a loved one. Shipyard Market, Water St. on Sunday, May 3rd with registration at 1:30pm and hike at 2pm. www.hospicepei.ca/wordpress
Right to Life… AGM, Sat., Apr. 25th, Ch’town Christian Reformed Church, 153 Mt. Edward Rd., 10 am -1:30 pm . All members are requested to attend.
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 for those interested in attending, registration is $225. More info from 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.
Young Adult Summit… May 30-31, 2015 facilitated by Fr. Terry Keehan & Terry Nelson-Johnson. Subjects to be explored: Making Room for Joy, Sexuality & Intimacy, towards a Spirituality of Work, Being Religious/Being Spiritual, Five Top Reasons why Young Adults Go/Don’t Go to Church, Growing Relationships. Check out young adult website – catholicflame.com for further details & registration info.
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.