20th  Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 38: 4-6, 8-10                                            
Hebrews 12: 1-4                                                            
Luke 12: 49-53


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        12:10pm     Marge MacIsaac

Tuesday        12:10pm     Eleanor Barlow          

Wednesday  12:10pm     Special Intention

Thursday       7:00pm     Deceased  K of C Members

Friday            9:00am     Robert Belley                              

9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                    

Saturday        9:00am     EuniceTrainor & EuniceSavidant

4:30pm   Messe Français

7:00pm    Anniversary Mass … Lucy Stright, Josie & Ray Gaudet, Dorothy, Gaudet, Eunice Trainor, Emmett & Maude Power, Robert Winchester.                            

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                                 

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.

 Parish House …  as you may have seen/heard, we have put the rectory (parish house) up for sale. Our house on Granville St. was bought at a time when there was talk of having all the priests in the area living together in S’side. Unfortunately, plans change and as you know, this plan never happened. The house on Granville is now too large & costly for our needs so we will be moving to a smaller house closer to the church, which will allow us to save money in the long term.

Lucia’s Retirement … you read that right.  After many years as our office manager, Lucia will be retiring this November. When November gets closer, we will announce a date for a retirement gathering in her honour. We are starting the hunt for a new employee now and a job description will be available on our website later this week.

Looking for an Administrative Assistant … we are actively looking for someone to take over in the main office after Lucia’s retirement. The job description will be  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.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …  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 is just around the corner!  Registration will take place Monday, Aug. 29th for Grades 2 – 8 and Tuesday, August 30th for Grade 1.  Both nights begin at 6:30pm in the Centre boardroom.  Registration fee  $20/child with maximum of $50 for three children or more.  Looking forward to seeing everyone returning for the catechism year.

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!

Priest Benevolent Fund … as we move into the 2nd half of the Drive, we thank all who have contributed and continue to do so.  The demand on the Fund has increased due to the increased number of aging priests.  Your contribution also continues to help your parish as 25% of monies contributed go back to your parish.  No doubt your Pastor & Property/ Finance Com. are equally grateful to you.  Should you have questions, call the Benevolent Fund office 902-393-3441.

Ordination to the Priesthood … St. Dunstan’s Basilica, August 26th, 7:00pm … Bishop Grecco will ordain Deacon Andrew Handrahan to the priesthood.  Andrew will then serve as a priest for the Diocese of Charlottetown.  Reception to follow in the basement.  All are welcome!

Eliminate child pornography  … 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!

 Presentation on Scottish Ancestry …  Saturday, August 20th, 2 – 4pm, Souris Silver Threads Club, the PEI Scottish Settlers Historical Society is hosting a presentation on the families who fled from Scotland and landed on St. John’s Island (PEI) in 1772. The event will highlight the settlers of Lot 47 (East Point), drawing upon stories, folklore, and history to tell the story of our Scottish ancestors.

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 university students – residents of PEI, Roman Catholic, of Irish descent and who have a demonstrated financial need.    www.owenconnollyestate.com  Due on/before August 31st.

MUN Catholic Community … if you are going to MUN this fall, check out the Catholic Chaplaincy.  The office is at UC 3006 (next to the “Answers” office – this will make sense when you get there).  There is a Facebook page at MUN Catholic Community and the email for the chaplain is ej_mroz@yahoo.ca    – Fr. Joe Mroz SJ, MUN Chaplain

Concert at St. Paul’s Parish … Kathleen Claire, singer- songwriter & poet from Saskatchewan … August 18th, 7:30pm, Centre main hall.  Her music deals with human story & some faith-based themes.  Admission by donation.

Mont-Carmel Summer Concert … Sunday, Aug. 14th  … doors open 6:15pm, concert at 7:00pm.  Adults/$10   Cooperative Members/$8  Students/$4.  Fiddlers Christine Melanson & JJ Chaisson, singers Allan Gallant & Marcel Caissie,  Les Steppettes & Jocelyne Arsenault.

St. John the Baptist Parish Picnic … August 14th in Miscouche.  Flea market, games, music.  Grounds open after the 10:00am Mass.

For Family History Study … we invite contact from descendants of the Kelly emigrant (1839-1840) family of Kelly’s Cross.  Two children of Irish-born Edward Kelly and Ann Boylan.  James Kelly b1842 married to Catherine Kelly b1844 who had 7 children – 1881 census and Bridget Kelly b1837, married to Michael McEwen b1826? who had 10 children.  Contact Pauline Murphy Sutow 902-889-2220 or Pauline.sutow@alumni.utoronto.ca 

Y’s Kids Equipped to Learn Project … looking for volunteers to help fill school kit bags with supplies, Thursday, August 18th, evening, Trinity United Church, 90 Spring St.  Anne Flynn 902-436-6975 for more info.