Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

1 Kings 19: 4-8         Ephesians 4: 30 – 5: 2         John 6: 41-51

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Email: fatherchris@live.com
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Email: frashokkumar10@gmail.com
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10 pm Souls in Purgatory
Tuesday 12:10pm Aylward & Tillie Barlow
Wed 12:10pm Bob Alfano/Deceased Blacquiere Family
Thursday 7:00pm Robert McArdle
Friday 9:00am Millie Perry
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Mary Bell
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Linda Perry, John Perry, Elizabeth Gallant, Linda Arsenault, Ben Gallant, Irene Durant, Alfred MacPherson, Danny Feehan, Laurena McCabe & deceased Family members, Marina & Ed McCabe & deceased Family members.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please email Donna & Ron Dehmel rdehmel@eastlink.ca 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

Question of the week …
If a baby dies and goes to heaven, does the baby stay a baby or grow older and if a person dies old, do they remain old forever in heaven? When we die and go to heaven, what will we do all day? Answers to both of these questions are getting into the realm of speculation. The Scriptures don’t give us much detail. The first question has to do with the resurrected body. We generally look to the body of Christ after his resurrection for some clues but that doesn’t really answer the question of aging in heaven. Likewise with the question about how we spend our time. We certainly talk about knowing God in heaven, about worshiping him in heaven, but we also talk about a new heaven and a new earth in the future. What does that look like? We don’t really have much information. Both of these questions are interesting to speculate about but until we get there we’re not going to know for sure and unfortunately the bulletin doesn’t lend itself well to speculative theology. Still, I wanted to acknowledge the questions before moving on to the next set of questions that came in.

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.

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 …
Families who taught their children at home … please return your books to the parish office. I still need some books to be returned before catechism begins in September. The office is open 9:00am to 4:30pm daily. 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.

French Missalette Order … for those who had ordered through the Parish , please note that your subscription expires at the end of September 2015. Anyone wishing to order the French Missalette … through the Parish office and saving you about $10 … beginning October 2015, will need to notify the Parish office no later than August 10th. You also have the choice of ordering your own through Novalis directly. The English Missalette will be ordered later.

Catholic Studies courses offered at UPEI … funded by the SDU Board of Governors. Offering “Introduction to Catholic Christianity” in the fall (Wed, 7 to 10pm) and in the winter (Wed, 1:30 to 4:30pm). Second and upper-year courses include Social Ethics: Free & Faithful, Catholic Moral Thought and Spirituality of the Christian Mystics. Contact Scholar Robert Dennis at rdennis@upei.ca

St Peregrine Relic … enclosed in a crucifix. This went missing after the Mass of June 18th. If anyone has any information, please call the Parish office.

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 9th . Doors open at 6:15pm. $10/adults $8/Members $4/Students. The artists are Kendra MacGillivray, Renée Doucet and Seph Peters (NS), Katie McGarry, Josée Boudreau as well as Samantha and Nick Arsenault. There will also be stepdancing by Les Steppeuses.

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.

St. John the Baptist Parish Picnic … August 9th beginning with Mass at 10:30am and followed by afternoon of food/fun for the whole family.

Tuesday Talk (in French) by Hélène (Arsenault) Bergeron on Step-dancing and its Evolution in the Evangeline Region … Acadian Museum, August 11th , at 7:30 p.m. Besides showing video images and photos related to Acadian step-dancing, Hélène will also have guests who will do demonstrations of various step-dancing steps.