Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60: 1-6        Ephesians 3: 2-3a, 5-6        Matthew 2: 1-12

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: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 10:30am Funeral Mass-Ben Sonier
Tuesday 12:10pm Brian Cairns & living & deceased Family Members
Wednesday 7:00pm Special Intention
Thursday 7:00pm Lena & Fred Richards
Friday 9:00am Dylan Champion
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Stephen Perry
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Catherine Richard, Fr. Paul Riley, Pauline Dolan, Peter Sonier, Tilmon P. Arsenault.
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

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meets on the first Thursday of month in Centre lounge, 7:30pm.

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

Our Catholic Faith … beginning on January 13th, Fr. Chris will be facilitating an hour long session each week about the Catholic faith using the second part of the Symbolon program. Our next topic is: The Sacraments (an introduction).

Mass of Thanksgiving & Reception … Florence Arsenault has been serving on staff in our Parish as a Lay Pastoral Associate for almost 21 years, and during that time, she has touched many lives and helped them on their journeys. On Wednesday, January 6th, we will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving at 7:00pm followed by a reception to thank her for her ministry as this part of her ministry comes to an end. We invite you to join us that evening to thank her and wish her well … and please bring something for a sharing table of refreshments.

Diocesan Communications Committee … new Webmaster is Fr. Frank Jay. Members of the DCC have the responsibility of relaying “good news stories” from their parish, keeping the website more informative/up-to-date. If interested in serving in this capacity, contact the Diocese at 902-368-8005 or rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

Prayers for the sick/suffering … Isabel Coyne, Rosie Gallant, Rosalie Dugay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, Richard/ Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Connie Patterson-Lamey, 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, Cody Arsenault, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Religious Education … These grades and units to be covered and are still in need of teachers … Grade 1 – Unit 6 (Feb28-April3); Grade 6 – Unit 1 (Jan.3-Feb.7) and Unit 2 (Feb.14-April3); Grade 7 Unit 1 (Jan.3-Feb.7). Look at your talents … God uses us in ways we sometimes think we are not capable, with God we can do anything! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 3:10)

St. Paul’s C.W.L. News … the monthly meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 4th, 7:00pm, preceded by the Executive meeting at 6:00pm, Parish Centre.

C.W.L. Card Parties … resume on Friday, Jan. 8th, 7:00pm, Parish Centre. All are welcome!

Update on Refugee Sponsorship … The Diocese of Charlottetown is pleased to announce that through the Sponsorship Agreement Holder designation that we hold with the government of Canada, along with the partnership of many hard working and eager constituent groups, we are expecting to receive approximately 100 Privately Sponsored refugees from Syria and Iraq through the end of 2015 and into February of 2016. We are also eagerly awaiting an African family that we are praying will be cleared to travel in early 2016. Please continue to pray for all refugees and help us welcome those that will be received as permanent residents to P. E. I. We wish to express our most heartfelt gratitude for all of the support Islanders have provided to the Diocese over the last several months. Continue to discern how you can help any and all vulnerable populations of refugees. – Susan Nye-Brothers, Refugee Sponsorship

Hospital Eucharistic Ministry and Hospitality Ministry … please note that your new schedule is available in the Church entrance. Blessings!

Save the Date … Variety Concert … to be held January 24th. See announcement in January’s bulletin for further details. Proceeds will go towards on-going projects/ programs at St. Paul’s Parish.

General Retreat … Belcourt Centre, South Rustico, Jan. 22-24th, led by Fr. Danny Wilson with theme of “God’s Mercy”. Register: belcourtlodge@gmail.com or call 902-963-2877.

Marriage Survey … from Dec. 1st to Feb. 1st, consider completing a 25-minute on-line survey, used by clinical cousellor, Stephen Mawhinney, for research in his doctoral thesis. www.surveymonkey.com/r/diocesemarriagesurvey

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.

Prov. CWL Girls’ Bursary … post-secondary institutions. Girls do not have to be daughters of CWL members. Forms at St. Paul’s Parish office with deadline of January 31st.

Save the Dates … evenings of February 22, 23 & 24th for our Parish Lenten Mission. Details to follow in January.

Religious Articles Store News … 2016 Catholic Missions Calendars are available… located in the Church entrance.

Christian Refugee Relief Fund … the Knights of Columbus are selling Olive Wooden Crosses, made in Holy Land, $10 each. Monies used to support persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Available at St. Paul’s Gift Shop (church entrance) or from John Perry 436-4532.

St. Patrick’s Ireland Tour 2016 … accompanied by Fr. Albin Arsenault. Sept.18-27, from Ch’Town. Info: Harvey Travel lthompson@harveystravel-cwt.com 566-3979.