Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deuteronomy 18: 15-20      1 Corinthians 7: 32-35      Mark 1: 21-28

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: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm Special Intention
Tuesday 12:10pm Special Intention
Wednesday 12:10pm Ron McIver
Thursday 7:00pm Raymond A. Gallant
Friday 9:00am Gerald McNeill
9:30am – 12:00Noon Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Marc Gagnon
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Marc Gagnon, Matilda Gallant, Johanna vanderVelden, John Johnston, Adelard Richard & daughter Paula, Rena MacLellan, Cletus Gallant, Tilmon A. Arsenault, Bob Tanner.
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

Donation Receipts from the Parish for 2014 … available at the Parish office . Should you wish to have yours mailed, please give us a call. Receipts from Society of St. Vincent de Paul are also available. Sincere appreciation!

St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League News… the monthly meeting will be held on Monday, February 9th, 7 pm in the Parish Centre… preceded by the Executive meeting, 6:00 pm in the Boardroom. Annual Meeting will also be held after the regular meeting. ALL CHAIRPERSONS are asked to have their annual reports ready in 3 copies. This is the year we install a new executive. All members are asked to discern letting their name stand for a position of a chairperson. You know ,if you were a teacher you had to be involved in The Teacher’s Federation or as a nurse you involved yourself in the Nurses’ Association, so why not, as a Catholic woman, belong to St. Paul’s CWL, to help keep it vibrant in St. Paul’s Parish? Our Lord tells us, “Do Not Be Afraid” many times in Scripture. We are reaching out to all Catholic women of the parish!! THANKS!

The Marriage Preparation program … for St. Paul’s and surrounding parishes will be presented by Holy Family Ministries Wednesday evenings April 8th & 15th followed by an all day Saturday(lunch included) April 25 in the Main Hall at St. Paul’s Parish Center. All those planning marriage in 2015 are required to attend a Pre-Marriage Preparation program. The cost is $100.00 per couple. To register please call 854-2719 or email: info@hfmpei.com

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Elsie Murray, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Matthew DesRoches, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Richard Arsenault, Marla (Murphy) Smallwood, 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 …
Confirmation … candidates are asked to please have baptism forms & sponsor in office ASAP;
Children who will receive the Sacrament of First Communion … verification of baptism is required. Bring in a copy of your child’s baptism by February 27th. A parent update for these children on Sunday, Feb. 1st main hall, 11:30am during catechism. Parents/guardians are asked to be in the main hall by 11:30am; the children will still be attending Sunday catechism. For children being taught at home, they can attend the First Communion class;

Seniors’ Reflection Day … Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, 10:30am-1:00pm. “Mary: Teacher in Discipleship” led by Sr. Della Gaudet. Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Cost is donation towards lunch. Further info at 43609239.

Reflection Sessions (7) on Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel” … Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 10th, 7:00pm. Cost of $20 includes text. Register – Sr. Donna Egan at 436-9239.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Update … suggested food items … peanut butter, canned meats, instant coffee & tea, cereals and hearty soups. Thank you for your continued support. Looking for a flat screen monitor … if you have one that you would like to donate to our organization, please call 902-439-1543. “Our own salvation will take care of itself if we focus on the needs of others.” ~ Fr. Rolheiser

Diocesan Consultation In Preparation for the Synod on the Family: the Diocese has received directions/guidelines from the CCCB (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops) for submitting input into the Synod on the Family. Please be advised that parishes, religious communities, and church organizations will be invited to submit their thoughts/ideas in accordance with an outline of questions. The process for this consultation will be highlighted at upcoming Zone meetings and at a special diocesan meeting (for religious & church organizations) convened in the next few weeks. It is important to note that comments have to be submitted to our Diocese by the end of February.

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “Heart Issues!”, Parish Centre, 7:00pm, Sunday, Feb. 1st . Ever wonder why you can become reactive when confronted with certain issues? Want to live your life your way versus God’s way? Come & hear ways to be released from a “hardened heart”.

Hospice Fudge Sale … County Fair Mall, Medical Centre entrance … Friday, Feb. 13th, 10am – 4pm.

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!

Young Adult Men’s Retreat … February 6 – 8th … Trappist Monastery, Rogersville, NB. For young men in their 20’s & 30’s and led by Fr. Keith Kennific, focusing on the Scriptural narratives of Jesus. Further info and registration at www.catholicflame.com

All Cursillistas … Island Wide Ultreya, Sunday, Feb. 1st, basement of St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Dorchester St., 6:30pm. Sharing table. Sheeglah Winston, Resource Person for the CCCC will share with us.

Drop-In Grief Support Group … Chapel, Prince County Hospital. Thursdays, beginning February 12th, 3:30-5:30pm. Led by Rev. Paul Wilkie, PCH Chaplain. For people who have had a loved one die. Info 902-438-4374.

Shrines of Italy Tour … Rome, Assisi, & other sites. Sept. 22 – October 2nd. Accompanied by Father Keith Kennific. Info gathering at Great George Hotel, Ch’Town, Wed., Feb. 11th, 4 – 5:30pm. RSVP/Info – Lucille 566-3979 or 1-800-871-3979 or lthompson@harveystravel-cwt.com