Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Proverbs 9: 1-6 Ephesians 5: 15-20 John 6: 51-58
Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown
Monday 12:10 pm Aline Mazerolle
Tuesday 12:10pm Carol Gallant
Wed 12:10pm For the living – Dr. Ron Doucette
Thursday 7:00pm Deceased Members of K of C
Friday 9:00am Doris Murphy
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Geralda Gallant
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Zelma Blanchard, Eunice Trainor, Lucy Stright, Fr. Garth McKearney, Libbie Gauthier, Catherine Maddix-Arsenault, Mr. Mrs. Emmett Power.
Sunday 9:00am & 11:00am (Cemetery Mass)
Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please email Donna & Ron Dehmel email@example.com or call 436-4911 . 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 … meetings CANCELLED for the summer. Meeting again in Sept.
Knights of Columbus … no meetings during summer months. Will meet again in Sept. 2015 www.kofc.org
Quotes from Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si” – “Our Common Home” … ‘LAUDATI SI’, mi’ Signore” – Praise be to you, my Lord.” In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs.”
St. Paul’s Cemetery Sunday Mass … at the cemetery (weather permitting) on Sunday, August 23rd, 11:00am. Please bring your own chair. Should we have inclement weather, the Mass will be in the Church. At this time, we wish to acknowledge the continued wonderful work of Leonard Walsh & Leonard Gallant, caretakers for the cemetery.
Parish Bulletin Update … bulletin advertising is being renewed for the upcoming year. The bulletins are free of charge to St. Paul’s Parish as the costs are covered by the advertising. This is a significant saving to St. Paul’s Parish and provided a high quality bulletin. If you own a business and would like to get further information about advertising, please call Shani & Lloyd at 902-314-5307. We are encouraging businesses to support our bulletins, and you our parishioners to support our advertisers. Thank you!
Prayers for the sick & suffering … Arnold Power, Clifford Gallant, David Blacquiere, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Bruce Richard, Richard & Lisa Arsenault, Eunice Savidant, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Dr. Ron Doucette, André Cormier, Joseph & Stella Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tyler Field, Irving Gallant, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Brenda Sherry, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & daughter Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Cody Arsenault, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque, Sheila Dunphy … that Jesus may bring them healing in body and spirit.
Religious Education News …
We will need new parents to come on board to teach or assist those already teaching Sunday catechism … all grades are in need! Please consider this important ministry as your child or grandchild is learning their faith. Without your assistance, the parish program could not continue. I look forward to hearing from you say YES! You can contact the parish directly or send Theresa an email … firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is fast approaching! Please mark your calendar … Tuesday, Sept. 1st will be Grade one registration and Wed., Sept. 2nd will be Grades 2-8 registration. Both evenings will begin at 6pm in the Centre boardroom. Registration fee will be $20 per child with a maximum of $50 for three or more children.
First catechism class is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th … 11:30am – 12:30pm.
To Celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life … the Diocese of Charlottetown is sponsoring a public presentation by Sister Lorraine Caza CND, on Monday, October 19th, 7:00pm at St. Pius X Church. Reserve date.
Mont Carmel Summer Concert … Sunday, August 16th. Artists are Jean-Eudes Gallant, Albert, Mona & Louise Arsenault, Meaghan Blanchard, Zakk Cormier & others and stepdancers Alex Arsenault & others. Doors open at 6:15pm. $10/adults $8/Members $4/Students.
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.
St. Paul’s CWL Bursary … for daughters/granddaughters of CWL Members who are fulltime university/college students. Application forms available at the Parish office with deadline of Monday, August 24th.
Connolly Estate Bursaries … for male & female 1st & 2nd year university students, R C & of Irish descent who have financial need. Forms at www.owenconnollyestate.com. Due on or before August 31, 2015.
Palmer Road Picnic … Immaculate Conception Church, Sunday, August 16th beginning with the outdoor mass at 11:00am followed by live music, lobster/ham dinners, flea market, games, 50/50, bingo, etc. Come out and bring the family.
Consultation on Euthanasia … Rev. Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Can. Conference of Catholic Bishops, wrote to the Minister of Justice requesting that the CCCB be among those to be consulted by the Government of Canada on this question. The CCCB is encouraging all the Catholic communities across Canada to participate in the online consultation. Links to the consultation: http://ep-ce.ca/en/home/ to the letter sent to Peter MacKay: http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Letter_to_The_Honourable_Petr_MacKay_P.C._M.P._May_20_2015.pdf to COLF”s “Life-Giving Love” campaign: http://www.lifegivinglove.com/english