First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9: 8-15          1 Peter 3: 18-22            Mark 1: 12-15

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 Dora Piscitelli
Tuesday 12:10pm Robert Arsenault
Wednesday 12:10pm Anne Marie Hynes
Thursday 7:00pm Elaine Dale
Friday 9:00am Clarence Pineau
9:30am – 10:00am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00pm Way of the Cross
Saturday 9:00am Special Intention
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Alice Dunphy, Margaret Harris.
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

Lenten Lunches … Once again we will be participating in the Lenten Lunch services. This year St. Paul’s will be hosting the service on Feb 27 at noon in the church. If you can help us with the lunch please see the sign up sheets in the main entrance.
Friday, Feb. 27, at Noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Friday, Mar. 6, at 2:00 p.m. World Day of Prayer at Summerside Presbyterian Church
Friday, Mar. 13, at Noon, Summerside Community Church
Friday, Mar. 20, at Noon, TBA
Friday, Mar. 27, at Noon, Trinity United Church

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament … please note that on Friday, February 27th, the Adoration will end at 10:00am.

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

Seniors’ Reflection Day … Tuesday, March 3rd, 10:30am – 1:00pm. “Lent: A Time of Change” led by Leah Michaud. Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Cost is donation toward lunch. Further info at 436-9239.

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Mary Bell, 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, please have baptism forms & sponsor name(s) in office ASAP;
Children receiving the Sacrament of First Communion … verification of baptism is required. Please bring in a copy of your child’s baptism certificate, or have a copy in the office by Feb. 27th;
Reconciliation for All Grades … will begin next weekend during class time. Grade 3 – Feb. 22nd; Grade 4 – March 1st; Grade 5 – March 8th ; Grades 6 & 7 – March 15th ; Grade 2 – April 19th; Grade 8 – May 3rd;
First Communion … is scheduled for Sunday, April 26th, 10:30am Mass only; Confirmation … will be Saturday, May 16th, 7:00pm.

A Woman’s Lenten Journey … on Wed., March 4th, 7:00 – 9:00pm, St. Paul’s Parish Centre. Includes testimonies, talk, personal prayer and time for snacks and socializing at the end. Info: Tawnya Arsenault 902-786-0527 or tarsenault@regnumchristi.net

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents “Do You Know Him?”, Parish Centre, 7:00pm, Sunday, March 1st. Many of us think we know Jesus, we know all about Him. We know the miracles He performed, we know the parables He thought and we know the commands He has given us to live. And this is all great, but there is more. Do we really know who Jesus is in an intimate way? Come, sit and listen to hear how we can learn more about truly knowing Christ.

Day of Reflection for Lent … Wed., March 18th, 9am – 4pm, Belcourt Center in South Rustico facilitated by Sr. Sue Kidd with topic “Contemplation as a form of prayer”. Registration fee of $25/person with registration 963-2877 or belcourtlodge@gmail.com

Healing the Church … seven sessions, beginning Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00 – 8:30pm at Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Text written by Sr. Nuala Kenny, MD. Registration of $25 includes text. Contact Nancy Baglole 902-303-3431 or nancy@baglole.ca by April 7th. All are welcome.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Update … food items … peanut butter, canned meats, instant coffee & tea, cereals and hearty soups. Thank you for your continued support.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast … sponsored by Knights of Columbus, St. Paul’s Parish Centre on Sunday, March 8th, 11:30am to 1:30pm. Proceeds going towards purchasing new Collection Baskets for the Parish. “Donations Only!”

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.

Steubenville Atlantic July 3rd – 5th … any youth, Grades 9-12, interested in attending, the early bird registration is $200 before March 31st. Contact Beth Rogers 436-6050.

Drop-In Grief Support Group … Chapel, Prince County Hospital. Thursdays, began 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.

St. Paul’s CWL Card Parties … will NOT BE HELD during the season of Lent. Back after Easter!

Looking Good Inside and Out Convention for girls … girls ages 10-16 (or 9 going on 10) to help them see themselves as beautiful on the inside & out, how to care for themselves and to see the beauty in others. The girls will receive age-appropriate talks about hair, nail & skin care, and inner beauty.Mix in food,games & friends & it promises to be a superb day! Moms are invited to come from 1-3pm for their own tracks as well! Saturday, Feb. 28th, 10am – 3pm at the Causeway Bay Linkletter Hotel, 311 Market St. Summerside. Cost is $15/girl or $30/family. Please contact Tracy Jones (St. Joseph’s Family Centre, Inc.) at 902-854-2969 or 902-439-1218 or stjosfamilycentre@gmail.com. Registration deadline is Feb. 23rd. See you there!