Fourth Sunday of Advent

Micah 5: 2 – 5a       Hebrews 10: 5-10      Luke 1: 39-45

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 12:10pm Alfred Doucette
Tuesday 12:10pm Robert Bernard
Wed 12:10pm For the Living – Dr. Ron Doucette
Christmas Eve 7:00pm & 12:00M
(Incense will NOT be used at any of the Liturgies)
Christmas Day 10:00am
Saturday 9:00am For the living – Marian Melatti
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Mr. Mrs. Frank Riley & deceased Family Members, Edward Kilbride, Alfred Gallant, Russell Carruthers, Debra DesRoche, Ted Simmons, Robert Arsenault, Adelard Gallant.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel rdehmel@eastlink.ca or call 436-4911. Baptism preparation held 3rd Tuesday of month, 7pm, Parish Centre.

St. Paul’s Prayer Group … Tuesdays in Parish Centre main hall, 7:00 pm preceded by Rosary. All are 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 … first Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the main hall. www.cwl.ca

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meets on the first Thursday of month in Centre lounge, 7:30pm.

Knights of Columbus … meets on the third Thursday of month at 8 pm in K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.

Christmas Blessings … May the beautiful miracle of this holy season bring you peace, hope and love … today and all through the year. – Fr. Chris, Fr. Ashok & Staff

Pope Francis’ … “Market forces alone won’t protect the environment.” Once more, we need to reject a magical conception of the market, which would suggest that problems can be solved simply by an increase in the profits of companies or individuals. Is it realistic to hope that those who are obsessed with maximizing profits will stop to reflect on the environmental damage which they will leave behind for future generations? Where profits alone count, there can be no thinking about the rhythms of nature, its phases of decay and regeneration, or the complexity of eco- systems which may be gravely upset by human intervention.

Mass of Thanksgiving & Reception … Florence Arsenault has been serving on staff in our Parish as a Lay Pastoral Associate for almost 21 years, and during that time, she has touched many lives and helped them on their journeys. On Wednesday, January 6th, we will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving at 7:00pm followed by a reception to thank her for her ministry as this part of her ministry comes to an end. We invite you to join us that evening to thank her and wish her well.

Religious Education …
These grades and units to be covered and are still in need of teachers …
Grade 1 – Unit 6 (Feb28-April3);
Grade 6 – Unit 1 (Jan.3-Feb.7) and Unit 2 (Feb.14-April3);
Grade 7 Unit 1 (Jan.3-Feb.7).
Look at your talents … God uses us in ways we sometimes think we are not capable, with God we can do anything! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 3:10);

2016 Sunday Envelope Packets & Specials only for those on Automatic Debiting … ready & available in the Centre hallway. Some have a new number … quite OK.

St. Vincent de Paul News … thank you for your continued generous donations. Your generosity allowed us to donate $2,000 to the Kin Family Christmas Appeal with all funds helping those in need during the Christmas holidays!

Check out the Diocesan Website … for several news items in our diocese including the recently held “Advent/ Christmas Dinner for Retired Priests, the Holy Door/Jubilee Year of Mercy, Resettling of Syrian Refugees, 2016 Confir- mation dates. www.dioceseofcharlottetown.com

Save the Date … Variety Concert … to be held January 24th. See announcement in January’s bulletin for further details. Proceeds will go towards on-going projects/ programs at St. Paul’s Parish.

Prayers for the sick/suffering … Rosalie Dugay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Richard/ Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Connie Patterson-Lamey, Tim Craig, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Eleanor Barlow, Arnold Power, Clifford Gallant, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Bruce Richard, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Dr. Ron Doucette, Joseph Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Irving Gallant, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, 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 … that Jesus may bring healing.

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

Prov. CWL Girls’ Bursary … post-secondary institutions. Girls do not have to be daughters of CWL members. Forms at St. Paul’s Parish office with deadline of January 31st.

St. Paul’s CWL … wishing all parishioners of St. Paul’s Parish a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Religious Articles Store News … 2016 Catholic Missions Calendars and Christmas cards are available… located in the Church entrance.

Christian Refugee Relief Fund … the Knights of Columbus are selling Olive Wooden Crosses, made in Holy Land, $10 each. Monies used to support persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Available at St. Paul’s Gift Shop (church entrance) or from John Perry 436-4532.

Marriage Survey … from Dec. 1st to Feb. 1st, consider completing a 25-minute on-line survey, used by clinical cousellor, Stephen Mawhinney, for research in his doctoral thesis. www.surveymonkey.com/r/diocesemarriagesurvey

Diocesan Communications Committee … new Webmaster is Fr. Frank Jay. Members of the DCC have the responsibility of relaying “good news stories” from their parish, keeping the website more informative/up-to-date. If interested in serving in this capacity, contact the Diocese at 902-368-8005 or rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

The Basilica Christmas Concert … taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 7:00pm. Leo Marchildon directs the choirs in “Fantasia Noel”. Free will offering.

“Sharing Memories and Making New” … is the title of an up and coming book in support of the QEH Foundation. Share a poem, story, art work, photos by Feb. 29th. You may call 902-651-2017 or beairving2@hotmail.com