22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 20: 7-9 Romans 12: 1-2 Matthew 16: 21-27

Pastor: Rev. Chris Sherren      Email: fatherchris@live.com

Associate Pastor: Rev. Arulraj Santiago

Office Manager: Lucia Cameron

Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault

Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston

Pastoral Council: John Perry

Property/Finance: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm Alphie Gallant & deceased Family Members

Tuesday 12:10pm Anna & Gerald Hayes

Wednesday 12:10pm Myra Allen-Laffin

Thursday 7:00pm Special Intention

Friday 9:00am Louise Moser

9:30am – 3:00pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Millie Perry

4:30pm Messe française

7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Ann Gaudet, Fr. Garth McKearney, Louis Sherry, John Peter & Lorraine Gaudet, Joe Perry
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Prayers for the sick & suffering … André Cormier, Olive Clements, 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, Karl Burdach, 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.

Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please call Donna & Ron Dehmel at 436-4911 or 436-8255. Baptism preparation is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm, Parish Centre
St. Paul’s Prayer Group … Tuesdays at the Parish Centre main hall, 7:00pm preceded by the 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.

Militia Immaculata … meets the first Saturday of each month at the Parish Centre lounge, 9:30am.

Catholic Women’s League … www.cwl.ca

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca

“Joy of the Gospel” by Pope Francis” … “The dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies … Business is a vocation, and a noble vocation, provided that those engaged in it see themselves challenged by a greater meaning in life: this will enable them to truly serve the common good by striving to increase the goods of this world and make them more accessible to all.” #203

A Note from Fr. Chris Sherren … This week we say goodbye to Meghan after six years of service to our parish. She has given generously of her time and talent, going over and above what was required of her job. We thank her for her time with us and wish her well in her studies.

Hospital Eucharistic Ministry … please note that your new schedule is available. Sincere appreciation!

St. Paul’s C.W.L. News … there will be an evening of reflection at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 7:00pm with facilitator Sr. Donna. Refreshments will be served and all ladies of the parish are welcome!
As well, the C.W.L. Potluck & Meeting will take place at the Parish Centre, Monday, Sept. 8th beginning at 6:00pm. All Catholic women of the Parish are invited to attend.

Religious Education … Catechism registration is here! The registration fee has been increased to $15 per child but we are limiting the cost to $50 for families with 4 children. Registration dates: Grade 1 … Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, 6pm in the boardroom; Grades 2-8 … Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 6pm in the main hall. Registration forms are online – please have two copies per child.
The first day of catechism is Sunday, Oct. 19th. Teachers needed for Grade 4 & 7 extra parents for Grades 6 and 8 to assist the current parent teaching the class. There are many other areas for you to participate including guiding children to their proper class … please consider helping to make the program run smoothly.
Thursday, Sept. 25th, 7:00pm, at the Parish Centre, meet Donna Glaser, representative from RCL Benziger. She will explain the new program “Be My Disciples” that the Diocese has implemented. It will certainly be worthwhile to meet other people from across the Island who are learning this program and teaching it in their Parish.

Music Ministry at St. Paul’s … everyone interested in music ministry, as well as those already involved in music ministry, are invited to a meeting in the church on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:30pm. We will talk about the future of music ministry at our parish. If you sing, play guitar, play piano, or play pipe organ or maybe play something else please consider joining us. If you are interested but can’t make the meeting, let Fr. Chris know.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul News … our food bank never closes, so please don’t forget us. Suggested food items are: peanut butter, canned meats/fish and hearty soups. Thank you for your continued support.

Marriage Encounter Weekend … your wedding was just one day in your life, but your marriage is forever. Celebrate your forever love on this Marriage Encounter Weekend, October 3-5th … renewmarriage@gmail.com or 368-8375.

Hospice Volunteer Training … Sept. 16th to October 14th, Pr. County Hospital. Sessions will run Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm. Call 438-4231 for info.

Knights of Columbus News … BBQ FundRaiser, Saturday, Sept. 6th … Sobey’s entrance. Volunteers are asked to please call Mike Spin at 436-3398.

Meals on Wheels News … more volunteer drivers are needed and if you can help, please call 436-7535. Thanks!

St. Paul’s Youth Group … will have its first gathering on Thursday, Sept. 11th, 7:00 – 9:00pm, 2nd level of St. Paul’s Parish Centre. All youth of Grades 7 and up are more than welcome to attend. Come and see!

Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarships … for Catholic Island residents of Scottish descent. www.cfpei.ca or 902-892-3440. Application review date is October 18th.

Arthritis Society News … living with arthritis affects school, work, play & family life. Join as a canvasser to raise funds by calling 902-628-2288.

Three Oaks Senior High School’s Breakfast Program “In Our Own Backyard” … an event of fun, fashion & food will be held at Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Saturday, Sept. 6th, 9:00am … sponsored by Mary Kaye consultant Arlene Gallant O’Rourke. Tickets of $25 available from Pam 436-7546 or marketing@downtownsummerside.com

For Patients at Prince County Hospital … the “Thinking of You” program looking for donations of toothbrushes, shampoo, brush, comb, deodorant, sticker books for children, infant & children PJ’s, etc. More info 438-4359.

Return to Afghanistan: Journalist & Author, Mellissa Fung … to speak at “An Evening in Support of Afghan Women and Girls” … St. Paul’s Church, Charlottetown, Friday, Sept. 12th … doors open at 6:30pm $10 ticket at the door or from Susan at 902-393-3074.

Victorian Order of Nurses Adult Day Program … establishing a supportive community of individuals who are frail, have chronic illness or physical/cognitive impairments … reducing social isolation for the elderly … and providing respite for family caregivers. Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30am – 12:30pm at St. Eleanors Community Centre. Info from Gertrude Beairsto 902-436-3961.