Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Joshua 24: 1-2a, 15-17, 18b
Ephesians 4: 32 – 5: 1-2, 21-32
John 6: 53, 60-69
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 Henri Bernard
Tuesday NO MASS
Wednesday 7:00pm Roland Clow
Thursday 7:00pm Richard Steele
9:00am Special Intention for the Living
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9am Brian Cairns & Family-Living/Deceased
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Robert Winchester, Annette Thibert, Steven Doyle, Corinne Perry, Edward J. Laughlin, Myra Allen-Laffin.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please email Donna & Ron Dehmel firstname.lastname@example.org 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” … We all must work together to protect our planet: “I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern affect us all.”
Please Note Change in Mass Schedule for This Week … there is NO Mass on Tuesday, and the Wednesday Mass will be at 7:00pm. Blessings!
Sincere Appreciation … to one of our parishioners who has so generously donated to have the Winter St. entrance steps covered with new carpet. Very much appreciated!
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 … email@example.com
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.
Upcoming Mission at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Cornwall … Sept. 13 – 16th, 7:00pm each evening and hosted by Rev. Eugene O’Reilly (Fr. Red) on the themes of “Intimacy with God/Self, Living the Reign of God Today/ Reconci- liation and Discipleship”.
Attention Cursillistas … Men’s Cursillo weekend – Nov. 12-15 … and the Women’s weekend – Nov. 19-22. Cut off date is Sept. 19th … application on the PEI Cursillo website and mail to: Joyce White 65 Lewis Point Rd, Ch’Town C1E 1L8 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 902-367-5701.
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
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.
Connolly Estate Bursaries … male & female university students, R C & of Irish descent who have financial need. www.owenconnollyestate.com. Due August 31, 2015.
Mont Carmel Concert … Sunday, August 23rd, Parish Hall. Artists: Debbie Rousselle, Keelin Wedge, Michael Browne, Louise Arsenault, Joe Narcisse Family and stepdancers Jocelyne Arsenault and Les Steppettes. Doors open at 6:15pm. $10/adults $8/Members $4/Students.
St. Simon & St. Jude Parish Picnic … Sunday, August 23rd with Mass at 11:00am followed by lobster/turkey plates, entertainment, bingo, games booths, fudge sales, etc. Finishing with the Rosary at 6:00pm.
Samuel Holland’s Survey/ Acadians of PEI … Acadian Museum, Tuesday, August 25th, 7:30pm – Doug Sobey giving the talk in English. Survey 1764-1765 and where the Acadian settlements were prior to the Deportation of 1758.