Third Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 10-11      1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24      John 1: 6-8, 19-28

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

Associate Pastor: Fr. 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 NO Mass due to Priests’ Meetings
Tuesday 12:10pm Gerald McNeill
Wednesday 12:10pm Edmond Louis Belley
Thursday 7:00pm Deceased Members of K of C
Friday 9:00am Millie Perry
9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Raymond G. Gallant
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Mr. Mrs. Michael Morrison, Mr. Mrs. Lem Mitcald & Family, Arnold McIver, Mildred DesRoches, Walter Perry Jr., Doyle Griffin, Gail Betton, Henry & Jonney Handrahan, Gordon Matthews, Sheila Powers, Russell Carruthers, Debra DesRoche, Nina Sherry, Edward & Marina McCabe, Louis & Edna McKenna, Stephen & Laurena McCabe, Gerard McKenna, Andrew & Ida Perry & deceased Family Members, Jackie Praught.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Betty Cormier,Marion Gaudet, John DeCoste, Richard Arsenault, Marla (Murphy) Smallwood, Fr. Paul Riley, André Cormier, 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 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.

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

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meets on the first Thursday of the month, Parish Centre.

Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, Parish Centre, 2nd level, 8pm. www.kofc.org

Welcoming Community … becoming a welcoming community requires everyone’s help. One way you can help is by refraining from using strong perfumes or colognes and things like these that may trigger allergies in the people who come here for Mass. With regard to incense during our liturgies we will normally use incense during funerals (unless the family makes a special request) and during Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction which we offer each Friday. If we will be using incense during any other services it will be announced ahead of time in the bulletin. Thank you for your help in this matter!

Advent Reconciliation Service … is a great way to prepare your soul for the coming of Christ at Christmas. This year, our service is happening on Tuesday, Dec. 16th, 7:00pm. We will have plenty of extra priests around for individual confessions. Don’t forget to set a reminder on your calendar.

Christmas Liturgies … Christmas Eve … 8:00pm & 12Midnight Christmas Day … 10:00am

St. Paul’s CWL … would like to thank everyone who helped in any way with our Annual Christmas Lottery and Bake Sale. A big thank you to Irene Matthews who donated her afghans for a prize and Claudette Arsenault for baking the fruit cake. Lucky winners: 1st prize $300. Bethany MacDonald; 2nd prize fruitcake, Don Perry and 3rd prize of 2 afghans to Donat Arsenault. Funds raised helps CWL support its many projects. THANKS!
St. Paul’s CWL Card Parties are cancelled until after the New Year. They will resume on Friday, January 9th, 2015.

Religious Education News …
Final class before the Christmas break … is Sunday, Dec. 14th. There will be no classes Sundays Dec. 21st and 28th . Have a wonder Christmas season … celebrating with family & friends. Sunday catechism resumes January 4th ;

Confirmation … candidates are asked to please have baptism forms & sponsor in office ASAP. The next group mass is January 4th … 10:30am Mass;

Storm Cancellation Notifications … a reminder to parents this will be sent Friday afternoons by email, if necessary.

Children’s Liturgy … we have some interest in bringing back Children’s Liturgy to the preschool children. If any parents are interested in helping, please contact Theresa. The program is very easy to follow … providing the children with a better understanding of the Mass.

Looking for Help for the French Mass … we’re currently looking for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and servers and sacristans for the French Mass. If you can help us, let Fr. Chris know. Thanks!

Tech Ministry … looking for volunteers for a new “tech ministry” or “A/V Ministry”. Our aim is to have 2 operators present at each of our weekend Masses. One operator will control the projection screens and the other will control the soundboard. We would like to recruit at least 20 people so we have enough operators to provide for all our weekend Masses. We cannot begin training the sound operators until the equipment arrives but we can begin providing training to the projection screen operators now. Opening this ministry to adults and youth alike. If you are a youth and are comfortable with technology, you’re more than welcome to join the team and receive training and experience using professional a/v equipment. Call Fr. Chris.

2015 Sunday Envelope Packets & Specials for Parishioners on Automatic Debiting … ready & available in the hallway between the Church & Centre. Some of you will notice that you have a different number … it is OK.

Piano Players Wanted for Funerals … we are looking for names to add to our list of piano players who would be available for funerals. Please contact Fr. Chris.

Mass in Spanish …Mass, followed by a Potluck, on Sunday, Dec. 21st, 4pm at the Diocesan Centre, 350 North River Rd, Ch’Town. Info from Fr. Molina frjohn@live.ca

St. Paul’s Youth Group … meets every Thursday, 7 pm – 9 pm,, 2nd level of St. Paul’s Parish Centre. All youth Grades 7 & up welcome to attend. Come and see!

French & English Missalettes for January … these are available in the parish office for those who ordered.

Sincere appreciation … for your generous donations to assist those at need at Christmas! Final total will be provided in January. “We can’t help everyone BUT EVERYONE can help someone” Merry Christmas!

St. Paul’s Religious Article Store News … also open after Saturday 7pm Mass on Dec. 13th & 20th.

Priests’ Benevolent Fund: reminder to parishioners who are contributing to the Priests Pension Fund that in order to receive a tax receipt for 2014, the contributions must be deposited by December 31. The retired priests’ association is expressing sincere gratitude for the generosity of so many parishioners. We wish you and your families a very blessed and peaceful Christmas.

“St. Dunstan’s Basilica Christmas Concert .. Friday Dec. 19th ,7:30 PM. Including Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and “The Wonders of His Love”, by a 50 voice choir and 25 piece orchestra, directed by Leo Marchildon. Admission is free.”

Refugee Sponsorship Update … Bishop Grecco & the Refugee Committee are pleased to welcome to PEI, Joseph & Rania Sabra & children George & Marian. We are still waiting the arrival of two other sponsored families. Anyone interested in any aspect of refugee sponsorship … Dan Doran 902-626-3157 or dandoran@eastlink.ca