Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Amos 7: 12-15 Ephesians 1: 3-14 Mark 6: 7-13
Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown
Monday NO Mass
Tuesday 12:10pm James Boyle
Wed 12:10pm For the Living – Special Intention
Thursday 7:00pm Deceased Members K of C
Friday 9:00am Anne Williams
9:00am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday NO 9:00am MASS
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Freda Craig, Peter (Herc) Praught, Brian Cairns, Elizabeth & Ralph Razavet, Raymond MacDonald, Lynn MacLeod, Alfred Doucette, Phyllis Peters.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please email Donna & Ron Dehmel email@example.com or call 436-4911 . 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.
Catholic Women’s League … www.cwl.ca
Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca
Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meetings CANCELLED for the summer. Meeting again in Sept.
Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, Parish Centre, 2nd level, 8pm. www.kofc.org
What is limbo (continued)? … Last time I spoke of the “Limbo of the Patriarchs” but I find most people, when they ask about limbo, are asking about the “Limbo of Infants.” We start with the general principle: according to the revelation, baptism is necessary for salvation. Sadly, it sometimes happens that infants die before they are baptized. While they were born in a state of Original Sin, it’s also true they haven’t committed any personal sins, so it seems more than a bit extreme to say they will end up in hell. However, if baptism is necessary for heaven as revelation says, then it seems they cannot enter heaven either. So what happens? The “Limbo of Infants” is a solution that some theologians put forward: a place without the suffering expected in hell but without the beatific vision promised in heaven either; a place of natural happiness. But what is the status of the “Limbo of Infants” today? In 2007 the International Theological Commission released the results of a study done at the request of the Pope on the “Limbo of Infants” and their study ended with a virtual shrug of the shoulders. While pointing out that the “Limbo of Infants” has been taught in the past, they also pointed out the Catechism of the Catholic Church does not mention it at all and the funeral liturgy for infants who die without baptism entrusts them to God’s mercy, making no mention of limbo. Revelation simply does not give a clear answer to the question so the best we can do is trust in God’s mercy. It’s worth pointing out that the Catechism does say, “God has bound salvation to the sacrament of Baptism, but he himself is not bound by his sacraments” (CCC 1257). God normally works salvation through baptism but that doesn’t mean he is limited to that means alone. It’s just that he hasn’t told us explicitly about any other means. And so, we entrust the unbaptized to God.
Custodian Wanted … St Paul’s Parish is looking for a custodian to provide cleaning and maintenance services for the Church and Parish Center. The candidate must be a self starter, preferably with experience in maintenance and/or cleaning. Please forward resume to the parish office on or before July 29, 2015 at 289 Winter St, Summerside PEI C1N 1N4 email firstname.lastname@example.org. A more detailed list of duties is available by email or at the office.
Prayers for the sick & suffering … David Blacquiere, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Bruce Richard, Richard & Lisa Arsenault, Eunice Savidant, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Dr. Ron Doucette, André Cormier, Joseph & Stella Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tyler Field, Irving Gallant, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Brenda Sherry, Colette Cormier, Emily McCoubrey, 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, Sheila Dunphy … that Jesus may bring them healing in body and spirit.
Religious Education News …
Families who taught their children at home … please return your books to the parish office. The office is open 9:00am to 4:30pm daily.
Vacation Bible Camp…will be held July 20th – 24th at St. Paul’s Parish for children in or entering Grades 1-6. The theme is “Everest” and runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm daily … includes scripture, music, crafts, outdoor activities and lots of fun. Registration is $20/child or $50/family of 3 or more. Forms are available in the Church entrance or at the Parish office.
French Missalette Order … for those who had ordered through the Parish last August, please note that your subscription expires at the end of September 2015. Anyone wishing to order the French Missalette … through the Parish office and saving you about $10 … beginning October 2015, you will need to notify the Parish office no later than August 10th. You also have the choice of ordering your own through Novalis directly. The order for the English Missalette will be going in later and you will be notified.
Catholic Charismatic Summer Conference … August 7th – 9th … Mount Allison University. Theme: “Becoming Ambassadors of God’s Kingdom through the Holy Spirit”. Registration accepted at the door. Call 1-902-667-7179 (leave message) or email email@example.com
Camp Chiara Luce…a summer retreat for girls ages 10-15, July 31-August 2nd Camp Kolbe, Bayside, PE. Helps girls build lasting friendships & grow deeper in their Catholic faith. Campers make life memories. Theme is “DO LIFE BIG”. Participants will explore how faith fits into their own life & how to shine with the light of Jesus’ love. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Facebook: Camp Chiara Luce-PEI .
Catholic Studies courses offered at UPEI … funded by the SDU Board of Governors. Offering “Introduction to Catholic Christianity” in the fall (Wed, 7 to 10pm) and in the winter (Wed, 1:30 to 4:30pm). Second and upper-year courses include Social Ethics: Free & Faithful, Catholic Moral Thought and Spirituality of the Christian Mystics. Contact Scholar Robert Dennis at email@example.com
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.
St. Paul’s CWL Bursary … for daughters/granddaughters of CWL Members who are fulltime university/college students. Application forms available at the Parish office with deadline of Monday, August 24th.
SDU Post-Graduate Scholarship … a $5,000 non-renewable scholarship available for the Sept. 2015 academic year. Deadline for applying is July 31st. Info 902-393-3441 or www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca
SDU Bursaries and Board of Governors Award … students are reminded that the deadline to apply is July 31st. Forms available on the SDU website.
Connolly Estate Bursaries … open to male & female 1st & 2nd year university students, Roman Catholic & of Irish descent & have demonstrated financial need. Applications at www.owenconnollyestate.com. Due on or before August 31, 2015. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
To Celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life … the Diocese of Charlottetown is sponsoring a public presentation by Sister Lorraine Caza CND, on Monday, October 19th, 7:00pm at St. Pius X Church. Reserve date.
Talk on Camp Tisou (in French) … by Father Eloi Arsenault … Acadian Museum, Tuesday, July 14th, 7:30pm. Camp Tisou, which was held from l971 to l984, had brought together young Acadians from Tignish to Souris.
What Causes Dementia & Parkinson’s Disease & What Can We Do About It … NeuroConX Innovation Exchange Public Lecture, featuring Dr. Benjamin Wolozin, Ph.D., will be held today, July 12th, 7:00pm at the Delta Prince Edward. To register contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-367-4400. Free to the public.