Fourth Sunday of Advent

2 Samuel 7: 1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16      Romans 16: 25-27       Luke 1: 26-38

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 12:10pm Ray Doucette

Tuesday 12:10pm Robert Bernard

Christmas Eve 8:00pm & 12:00M
(Incense will NOT be used at any of the Liturgies)

Christmas Day 10:00am

Friday No Mass

Saturday No Morning Mass

4:30pm Messe française

7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Robert Arsenault, Edward “Ted” Simmons, Joe & David Poirier, Alfred Gallant, Mr. Mrs. James Riley & deceased Family Members, Mr. Mrs. John Dalton & deceased Family Members, Armand Arsenault, Bridgitte Arsenault, Everett MacLellan, Mary & Bud Ramsay & daughter Debbie.

Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

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, 7:30pm, Parish Centre lounge.

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

A Christmas Message from Jesus
I come to all                                                                                                                      To tell you all                                                                                                                That I love you all.
– Reg MacLellan ‘14

Christmas Blessings … On behalf of Fr. Raj and all the staff of St. Paul’s parish, I want to wish you all a merry Christmas. As we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, let us pray together that his peace will spread throughout our world. Fr. Chris Sherren

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. Thank you for your help in this matter!

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!

Decorating Our Beautiful Church for Christmas … this will be done on Monday, Dec. 22nd, 7:00pm … therefore, many hands are needed. Thank you in advance to all who may be able to help out!

New Year’s Liturgies … New Year’s Eve … 4:00pm New Year’s Day … 9:00am & 10:30am

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Matthew DesRoches, 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.

Religious Education News … Christmas break … there are no classes Sundays Dec. 21st and 28th . Have a wonderful Christmas season … celebrating with family & friends. 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.

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

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.

Provincial Catholic Women’s League Girls’ Bursary … for those at post-secondary educational institutions. Girls do not have to be daughters of CWL members. Forms available at the Parish office with deadline of January 31st. Return to: June Gallant, 687 Baker St., S’side C1N 6L1

World Day of Migrants & Refugees … on January 18, 2015 … with theme “Church Without Frontiers, Mother to All”. As we continue to prepare for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, let us be ever mindful that Joseph, Mary and Jesus were migrants and refugees themselves. In our preparation for the birth of Jesus, let us pray for an open heart to discerning the call to the Sponsorship of Refugees in our world today who so need our help, just as our Holy Family needed the help of others when they fled their home in fear of their own lives. Contact Susan Nye-Brothers, SAH Coordinator for the Diocese of Ch’town at 902-368-8005 for info as to how you might be able to assist. Let’s join together, with our Mother Mary, on January 18th, to pray for all Migrants. God called ordinary people to assist the Holy Family in their migration … and He’s calling us to that same openness of heart and home for migrants today.

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.

PEI Needs Foster Parents … open your heart and your home to a child. Be a Foster Parent. Info: 902-368-5330 www.beafosterparent.ca beafosterparent@gov.pe.ca

Weekend of Grace for Women … annual regional Catholic Women’s Conference … May 1-3, 2015. Before Dec. 31st … $155. After Dec. 31st … $175. Information at www.weekendofgrace.com