Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 15: 5-12, 17-18
Plilippians 3: 17 – 4: 1
Luke 9: 28b – 36

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Rod MacKinnon

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 7:00pm   Matthew Gallant & BarrettGallant
Tuesday 12:10pm Clarice Callaghan
Wednesday 7:00pm For the living – Dr Ron Doucette
Thursday 7:00pm Garth Lyle & Richard Connolly
Friday 9:00am In Thanksgiving
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
12:00N Lenten Service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church
7:00pm Way of the Cross
Saturday 9:00am Viola Perry
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Bill Profit, Fr. James Profit , Géralda Gallant, Carl Thibodeau, Matilda Gallant, Cletus Gallant, Tilmon Arsenault, Robert “Bob” Tanner.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel 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.

Provincial C.W.L. …

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

Pope Francis, for the Year of Mercy … The temptation on the one hand, to focus exclusively on justice made us forget that this is only the first, albeit necessary and indispensable step. But the Church needs to go beyond and strive for a more important goal. On the other hand, sad to say, we must admit that the practice of mercy is waning in the wider culture. (MV#10)

Parish Meeting: The Next Ten Years … Follow Up NEW DATE. On Saturday, March 5th at 9:45am (following the 9am Mass) we’ll be having a follow-up gathering to our November parish meeting. At this meeting we’ll be asking you to give us your thoughts on what makes a parish healthy in five areas of parish life: worship, community, discipleship, service, and evangelization.

Lay Director Nomination … we will be electing a new member to the parish Board of Directors this year. To be nominated you must 1) be a registered member of the parish and, 2) receive signatures of support from ten registered members of the parish. Nomination forms are available at the back of the church and filled out nominations can be dropped off in the box in the Main Office and all nominations must be received before the office closes on March 3rd. The election, should an election be required, will not take place until April 16-17 due to Palm Sunday & Holy Week. If no election is required, the new director will be announced in the bulletin on the weekend of March 5th-6th.

Prayers for the sick/suffering … Charlie McLellan, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, Debbie Parsons, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Isabel Coyne, Rosalie Dugay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Richard/ Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, 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, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

God’s Blessing & Congratulations … to Eileen & Norbert Rafferty as they celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. An Open House will be held at Linkletter Community Centre, Sat., February 27th, 7:00 – 9:00pm.

Religious Education-
Grade 3 … tour of the Church has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 29th, 6:30pm … please meet in the Church with your child;

Grades 3 to 7 … reconciliation will be offered to these children with specified times … Sunday, Feb. 21st for Grades 5 & 7;
Sunday, Feb. 28th for Grades 3 & 4. Parents are encouraged to join their child in this wonderful sacrament of forgiveness.

Grade 8 … Confirmation class group Mass will be Sunday, Feb. 28th at 10:30am.

Lenten Parish Mission –February 22nd-24th … “ A Time of Mercy with Father Mark Cherry”. Fr. Mark Cherry is from Archdiocese of Halifax and “All Things New” music ministry team from Halifax as well. We are living in a time when God has extended His great mercy to a world that has largely forgotten its need for His mercy. Turning to God for His mercy is the only hope for our world. We have this message of hope within us as followers of Jesus Christ. Monday – Why an Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy? Tuesday – Receiving God’s great Mercy Wednesday – Sharing God’s Mercy Each evening at 7pm. On Monday & Wed, we will celebrate Holy Mass with talk given during the homily. On Tuesday, we begin with a time of Praise and Worship, followed by talk, then Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Priests will be available to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday evening. Plan now to take this time aside for personal and parish renewal. Invite a friend to join you!

Eucharistic Ministers … please note that your new schedule is available in the Church entrance. Thank you!

Choir Practices … Youth choir is every Wednesday, 5:00pm; 10:30am Mass Choir is every Wednesday at 6:00pm and the Funeral Choir is every Monday, 10:30am. New singers welcome! Info: Mary Webster 439-3454.

IMPORTANT: Weekday Masses and Funerals … beginning on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10th, we will no longer be cancelling the daily Mass on days when a funeral is held.

Our Catholic Faith … CANCELLED for this Wednesday due to the Mission … will resume on March 2nd.

Interested in Lending a hand – and your eyes … for a couple of hours a week to help a person living with vision loss? If so, or 902-453-1480.
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.

Guided Silent Retreat … Feb. 26th (evening) to Feb. 28th (after lunch), Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre … come and “Rest with God”. Information/registration (ASAP) with Florence Arsenault at 724-0910.

Catholic Women’s League Area Meeting … for East Prince Councils, Wed. March 9th, St. Paul’s Parish Centre at 7:00pm. All CWL members are welcome to attend.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … Suggested food items-peanut butter, cheesewhiz, miracle whip, canned meats, apple & orange juice. Thank you!

Prayer Shawl Gatherings … will begin again on Monday, Feb. 29th, 10:00am at Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Bring your needles. Wool is provided. More information from Sr. Marie Gaudet at 436-9239.

Pilgrimage to the Basilica in this Year of Mercy … Churches of Kinkora, Seven Mile Bay & Kelly’s Cross want to this on Sunday, March 6th. A bus from Wedge Tours would pick you up on Water St. at 12:30pm. Cost is $10/person. Call Louise Doiron 887-2039 by Sunday, Feb. 21st at the very latest. Thank you!

New Group Starting … Women of Faith … a fellowship of women coming together to celebrate our Catholic faith through Bible studies, video & group discussion. Our first meeting is Thursday, March 3rd, after the 7pm Mass, Centre boardroom … Fr. Pacwa’s Bible study on “Eucharist”.

PEI Royal Canadian College of Organists Concert … Trinity United Church, February 21st, 3:00pm.

Syrian Refugees in Summerside … Trinity United Church is sponsoring 2 families … one of the families has arrived and a second family is arriving in the near future. The organizing committee is especially in need of beds, dressers and lamps for the 2nd family. If you can help, contact Trinity Church 436-3155 to arrange pick up. Thank you!

Lecture on Acadian Homes, PEI … by historian Georges Arsenault (in French) at Acadian Museum on Sunday, Feb. 21st, 2:00pm … including numerous photos, 18th & 19th century, pioneer log homes, etc. Free admission.