Second Sunday of Easter                                                            

Acts 5: 12-16                                                                          Revelation 1: 9-11a, 12-13, 17-19                                               John 20: 19-31

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       C.W.L. Deceased Members                      Tuesday         12:10pm       Nedra Nash                           Wednesday    12:10pm     David Blacquiere                      Thursday         7:00pm       Eleanor Barlow                                           Friday              9:00am        Thomas & Bernice Dunphy                        9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                                                                                     Saturday          9:00am       Doris Bernard                      4:30pm          Messe française                                                            7:00pm          Anniversary Mass … Jane Elizabeth Wedge, John J. J. Wedge.                                                                                    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 on the 2nd Saturday of each month, Centre Boardroom, following the 9:00am Mass.  Everyone welcome.                                         

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

Pope Francis, for the Year of Mercy …       “The Lord asks us above all not to judge and not to condemn.  If anyone wishes to avoid God’s judgement, he should not make himself the judge of his brother or sister.” (MV#14)                  

Inspiring Catholic … St. Paul’s Parish is excited to be a Host Site for the New Evangelization Summit  – a conference  designed to inspire Catholics and help them live out their personal call to evangelize.  Join Catholics across North America on April 15/16th  to hear from Dr. Peter Kreeft, Christopher West, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, Sherry Weddell, Angele Regnier, Michael Dopp, and others! Be inspired  and connect with other Catholics.   Friday, 8pm – 10:30pm with check-in starting at 7:15pm.  Saturday Mass at 9:00am with Conference 9:45am – 5:30pm.   Register now at  www.newevangelization.ca  Info:  Andrew Fisk at 902-303-0488  or michelleandrew7@hotmail.com

Divine Mercy Sunday is April 3rd2:00pm – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by a period of Adoration with an opportunity for confession.            3:00pm – Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Benediction.

All are welcome to this beautiful celebration of Jesus’ Mercy and love.  Jesus said to St. Faustina “Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus I Trust in You” (Diary, 47). “I want this image … to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy” (Diary, 49).

 Our Catholic FaithWednesdays, 7:00pm with Fr. Chris facilitating an hour long session about the Catholic faith using the second part of the Symbolon program.

Militia Immaculata (MI) … meets the 2nd  Saturday of the month, Centre Boardroom, after 9:00am Mass. Allwelcome!

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, Grace Arsenault, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Isabel Coyne,  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, Irving Gallant, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & daughter 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 …                                      
Final Catechism Class
is Sunday, April 3rd;             
Grade 2 Children will continue classes for the month of April, 11:30am – 12:30pm.  There will be NO Thursday evening Mass for First Communion children on April 14th.  First Communion will be Sunday, May 1st, 10:30am Mass;   Confirmation Retreat will be Saturday, April 30th.  Location is the Miscouche Rec Centre by Miscouche school.  Time and fee has not been determined.  Confirmation is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th with a reception to follow.

Seniors’ Reflection … Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Tuesday, April 5th, 10:30am – 1:00pm.  “Women in the Gospels” by Florence Arsenault.  Donation toward lunch.

St. Paul’s CWL … monthly meeting, Monday April 4th, 7:00pm, Centre main hall preceded by executive meeting at 6 pm, Boardroom.  We encourage all executive members to be present for the Affirmation of the Executive.  Members planning to go to the Provincial  Convention in Ch’Town,   May 6th & 7th need to have their $20.00 passed in for the banquet. Registration is paid by Council.  We will be doing our letter writing campaign to Government Officials on the issues Physician Assisted Suicide/Abortion. We open this up to parishioners who wish to support our efforts in expressing our views on these important matters. Eastertide Blessings to everyone!   Thank you!

Protect the vulnerable and those who care for them!    By June 2016, the Gov’t of Canada is expected to pass legislation to legalize assisted suicide.  Visit and support at www.CanadiansforConscience.ca  the Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience which represents a group of like-minded partners, including 5,000 doctors across Canada, who are committed to protecting conscience rights for health practitioners and facilities. Write to your Member of Parliament, expressing your concerns.  Please take action no later than April 1, 2016.           +Bishop Grecco

St. Vincent de Paul  … “Catholic faith shines brightly when it preaches & practices social & charitable outreach to those in need.  The glory of God is reflected in the poor who receive compassion.  The world is waiting for us to translate the Gospel into deeds & create a place in our hearts &homes for the weak, the marginalized and those who are far from home and love.”   Foods – hearty soups, canned fruit & meats, etc.  Meeting ,  Thursday, April 7th, 7:30pm, Lounge.

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 …  deadline to apply ($5,000.00 per year, renewable) is April 15.  The SDU Board of Governors Award ($1,000.00 non-renewable, minimum of one per high school) application deadline is May 1. SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and application forms are at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca

French Mass Note … this Mass is cancelled for Saturday,  April 16th due to the Evangelization Summit here at St. Paul’s.

Vacation Bible Camp … the SDU Board of Governors are accepting applications from students (18&over)  interested in working as camp counsellors,  providing 8 weeks of work, July 4-Aug 26th .  Application form:  sdu@eastlink.ca or  902-393-3441 or at the UPEI Chaplaincy Center.

Lectors’ Workshop… the Diocesan Liturgical Commission will be offering a workshop for lectors … St. Paul’s Centre on Monday, April 18th, 7:00 – 8:15pm.  Together we will explore hints for preparing/proclaiming and discover the primacy of the Sunday Gospel and its relationship to the other Readings.  All interested are most welcome.

Evenings of Recollection – meditations preached by a priest of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. Men’s (Mon April 11 @7pm) – Women’s (Tue April 12 @7pm) at St. Paul’s, aiming to assist the individual to relate his/her family life, work and social commitments more fully to their relationship with God. Evenings also include Benediction and an opportunity for confession. More information, please contact Bruce Perry at 854-3674.

Marriage Enrichment … April 23 & April 24  Crandall University, Moncton, NB.  Worldwide Marriage Encounter   902-892-2061    www.wwme.org

Tim Archer & Friends Concert … St. Patrick’s Church, Fort Augustus, Friday, April 8th, 7:30pm.  $15/per person or $25/two, sold at the door – proceeds to their CWL projects.

“Men of the Harvest” Concert … Trinity United Church, Sunday, April 3rd, 2:30pm.  $10 tickets available Trinity Church office or call 436-3155.

Income Tax Help … please contact 1-855-888-6837 (toll free) with clinics held at the St. Eleanors Lions Club.