4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 1: 4-5, 17-19
1 Corinthians 12: 31 – 13: 13
Luke 4: 21-30

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 12:10pm Anaclet Gallant Family/Living/Deceased
Tuesday 12:10pm Doris Bernard
Wednesday 12:10pm Bruce Marriot
Thursday 7:00pm David “Buddy” Cameron
Friday 9:00am Margaret,Wilfred &Patrick Ronan
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Special Intention for the Living
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Marc Gagnon, Tilmon A.Arsenault, Adelard Richard & daughter Paula, Emanuel Richard, Melvina Richard, Paul Doyle, Rena MacLellan, Eleanor & Emmanuel Wedge & deceased Family Members, Marie Dion, Leonard & Marion DesRoches.
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.

Quotes from Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Misericordiae Vultus” – “The Face of Mercy” … “Just as he is merciful, so we are called to be merciful to each other.” (MV#9)

Parish Meeting … the Next Ten Years Follow Up. On Saturday, February 6th 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.

Lenten Parish Mission –February 22nd-24th … “ A Time of Mercy with Father Mark Cherry”. Join Fr. Mark Cherry and “All Things New” music ministry for this three-day mission in the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. St. Peter writes in his epistle that, “according to His great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1Pt. 1:3). 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!

Prayers for the sick/suffering … 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, Cody Arsenault, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Lost/Found … prescription glasses/golden frame with brown ends. Available at Parish office.

Religious Education … these grades and units to be covered are still in need of teachers; Grade 1 – Unit 5 (Jan.31-Feb.21); Unit 6 (Feb28-April3); Grade 5 – Unit 6 (Feb.28-April3); Grade 6 – Unit 2 (Feb.14-April 3); Grade 7 – Unit 2 (Feb.14-April 3). Look at your talents.
Grade 3 …tour of the Church, Monday, Feb. 8th, 6:30pm. Please meet in the Church with your child;
Grade 8 … Confirmation Class to lead Way of the Cross on Friday, Feb. 12th, 7:00pm. Please arrive by 6:30pm in the Church. Parents of Confirmation children to meet in the church after 10:30am Mass, Sunday, Feb. 7th for updated info re Confirmation. Children will still be having a class.
Grades 3 to 7 … reconciliation will be offered to these children with specified times beginning with … Sunday, Feb. 14th for Grade 6; Sunday, Feb. 21st for Grades 5 & 7; Sunday, Feb. 28th for Grades 3 & 4. Each class will go as a group and parents are encouraged to join their child in this wonderful sacrament of forgiveness.

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.

Ash Wednesday Collection, 2016 … dedicated to the support of Syrian refugees, in keeping with the advocacy of Pope Francis and the Bishops of Canada … “every Catholic parish & religious community should consider sponsoring a refugee family, on their own or with others.”

St. Paul’s CWL … meeting, Monday, Feb. 1st , 7 pm, Main Hall preceded by executive meeting, 6 pm, Boardroom. Chairpersons please have a copy of monthly/annual reports for executive meeting. At the beginning of regular meeting, there are guest speakers on Palliative Care and Hospice which is open to anyone in the parish, interested in this topic. The Annual meeting will quickly follow our regular meeting. Still reaching out for new members to join .

Ash Wednesday … February 10th … Masses will be celebrated at 12:10pm and 7:00pm.

Stations of the Cross … will be offered every Friday during Lent, beginning on February 12th at 7:00pm.

The Year of Consecrated Life … is coming to a close. All are invited to join Bishop Richard Grecco for “Sung Evening Prayer”, 7:00pm Feb. 2nd , St. Dunstan’s Basilica.

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.

Seniors’ Reflection … Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Tues, Feb. 2nd, 10:30am – 1:00pm. “Seven Principles of Prayer” DVD, Albert Haase. Donation for lunch. Info at 436-9239.

Seven Reflection Sessions on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment: Laudato Si … beginning Thursday, Feb. 4th, 7:00pm, Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Please pre- register at 436-9239 to facilitate ordering text (cost of $20).

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.

PEI Right to Life Association Hiring for Youth Ambassador Team … high school/young adult pro-lifers looking for an opportunity to make a difference! PEI Right to Life is hiring 4 individuals for our Team being trained to give presentations to parishes, youth groups, etc. on abortion facts/laws, communicating the pro-life position, and how youth can be involved in standing up for the most vulnerable of our society; the pre-born. Contact Executive Director Nicole Dupuis nicole.dupuis@live.ca for info.

Catholic Family Services Collection … taking place at the Masses of February 6th & 7th. This money goes to support the many works of this organization. You’ll find pamphlets and envelopes for the collection in this week’s bulletin.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Update … suggested food items-peanut butter, cheesewhiz, miracle whip, coffee, canned meats. Your continued support helped us give over 140 bags of groceries since the first of January. Thank you!

St. Paul’s Variety Concert … the committee thanks the performers, volunteers, & businesses (Callbeck’s, Furniture Gallery & Water Street Bakery) for their work/support of our concert fundraiser; the K of C who helped at the door & with 50/50 tickets; CWL & others who helped with fudge; Basil Haire who was a great M.C.; Tanya Bernard who looked after getting sound people & to all who came and enjoyed a wonderful evening & to those who were not able to attend but made donations! After expenses, $2,200 was raised for our parish. This amount is expected to increase somewhat as donations are still coming in.

Hospice Valentine Fudge Sale … County Fair Mall, Friday Feb. 12th, 10am-3pm. To donate fudge, call Geri 436-6074.