Third Sunday of Lent

Exodus 3: 1-8a, 13-15
1 Corinthians 10: 1-6, 10-12
Luke 13: 1-9

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Email: fatherchris@live.com
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Email: frashokkumar10@gmail.com
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Rod MacKinnon

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 7:00pm Roland “Kayo” Clow
Tuesday 12:10pm Gerard Doucette
Wednesday 12:10pm Marie M. Gallant
Thursday 7:00pm Special Intention/For the Living
Friday 9:00am Souls in Purgatory
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
2:00pm World Day of Prayer – United Church Lot 16
7:00pm Way of the Cross
Saturday 9:00am Eunice Trainor
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Margaret Harris, Alice Dunphy, Robert Gaudet, Garth Lyle, Gertrude Winchester, Toussaint Perry.
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
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 … “Perhaps we have too long forgotten how to show and live the way of mercy.” (MV#10) “Be merciful just as your heavenly Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36)

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.

Seniors’ Reflection … Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Tuesday, March 1st, 10:30am – 1:00pm. “The Challenge of Forgiveness” DVD, Albert Haase. Donation toward lunch.

Prayers for the sick/suffering … 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 , Arnold Power, 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.

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 & 4 … reconciliation will be offered to these children … 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.

St. Paul’s CWL … monthly meeting, Monday, March 7th, 7:00pm, Centre, preceded by executive meeting at 6:00pm.

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.

First Saturday Rosary … in preparation of the 100th year anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal in May, 1917 … when our Lady asked all to pray for peace/conversion of sinners … the Knights of Columbus will be leading the Rosary for these petitions, beginning March 5th, 6:30pm prior to the 7:00pm Mass on the first Saturday of each month until the 100th anniversary.

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.

Our Catholic Faith … Wednesdays, 7:00pm with Fr. Chris facilitating an hour long session about the Catholic faith using the second part of the Symbolon program.

New Group … 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”.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul …next meeting, March 3rd 7:30pm, Centre lounge … suggested food items-peanut butter, cheese whiz, pancake mix & syrup, canned meats & fish, small bottles of jam. With your generosity, we are continuing to help those in need. Thank you.

Pilgrimage to the Basilica … Sunday, March 6th. Going by bus from Wedge Tours .. those going are to meet at St. Paul’s Church parking lot by 12:10pm (no later) so as to carpool to Wedge’s Tours bus. Cost is $10/person.

Interested in Lending a hand/your eyes … for a couple of hours a week. jeff.deviller@cnib.ca 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.

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

PEI Right to Life to Host Presentation … Friday, March 4th, Centre 150, S’side, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Effectively and compassionately conveying the pro-life position. Info from nicole.dupuis@live.ca

Lenten Solidarity Workshop … (Development & Peace) … Sunday, March 6th, St. Pius X Church, Parkdale, 2:00 – 4:00pm with guest speaker from Nigeria who does work for empowerment and change.

Syrian Refugees in Summerside … Trinity United Church is sponsoring 2 families. The organizing committee is in need of beds, dressers & lamps. Please contact the Church 436-3155 to arrange pick up. Thank you.

Income Tax Clinic … if you need help filing your income tax, have a modest income, etc … contact the Volunteer Program 1-855-888-6837 (toll free) with clinics held at St. Eleanors Lions Club, beginning March 3rd.