Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 22: 1-2, 9-13, 15-18
Romans 8: 31b – 35, 37
Mark 9: 2-10

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 Marie Margaret Gallant
Tuesday 12:10pm Clifford Gorman
Wednesday 12:10pm Gerald McNeill
Thursday 7:00pm Monseignor John R. Campbell
Friday 9:00am Richard Steele
9:30am – 12N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00pm Way of the Cross
Saturday 9:00am Special Intention
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Fred & Marie Thompson, Phil Mazerolle, Laura Keough, Gertrude Winchester, Angelina Poirier, Ray & Flora Poirier, Leo Gauthier, Phil & Sadie Arsenault & deceased Family Members.
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 Luncheon Services … 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

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

St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League … will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 2nd, 7:00pm, Centre Main Hall … preceded by Executive meeting, 6:00pm in the Boardroom. Interested women of the Parish are invited!

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.

Eucharistic Ministers Schedule … is now available at the Church entrance.

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Mary Bell, Elsie Murray, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, 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;
Confirmation Gathering … for candidates and parents on Monday, March 9th, 6:30pm in the Main Hall;
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 continue during class time. 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.
Sunday Catechism Classes during March break … will be changed. There will be classes on Sunday March 15th. NO classes on Sundays, March 22nd, March 29th & April 5th … making this a 3-week break. Classes resume April 12th.

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 all about Jesus. We know the miracles He performed, we know the parables He thought and we know the commands He has given us to live. 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. (A few copies are available for loan in the Parish office). 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.

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 … youth, Grades 9-12, interested in attending, early bird registration is $200 by March 31st. Beth Rogers 436-6050.
Teen Encounter Weekend … May 15 – 17th at Belcourt Centre in South Rustico. To register, please visit www.dioceseofcharlottetown.com/teen-encounter-registration/

St. Dunstan’s University Scholarship … available to graduating high school students planning to attend UPEI. Valued at $5,000/year. Criteria and application form at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca or 902-393-3441.

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!”

Remembering the Air Force Heritage on PEI & all Canadian Veterans … located just outside the gates of former RCAF Station/CF Base, Summerside. The Park offers a Commemorative Stone, providing a way for all these personnel to be remembered, an engraved granite stone laid along the Walk of Honour pathway … engraved with the name, hometown & province, dates of service, etc. Donation required is $100. More information from Vernon Pineau 436-9512 or vern@aviationheritagepei.ca

Acadian Museum inaugurates the update of its permanent exhibition … public is invited on Sunday, March 8th, 2:00pm. Come celebrate the Island Acadians’ many achievements over the last forty years in the fields of French education, culture, economy and community organizations. Musical entertainment & refreshments.

Free Income Tax Preparation Season … for low income seniors, students … being held at St. Eleanors Lions Club, East Dr., Thursdays only, beginning March 5th. Please call 902-888-6452 for appointment.

Development and Peace…Sowing Seeds of Love Through 15,200 Projects & Partnerships … committed to nurturing the bond between the faith of Can. Catholics & the poorest of our brothers/sisters in the human family. Since 1967, Can. Catholics have supported initiatives such as agricul- ture, education, peacebuilding and community action. The Share Lent collection is on Holy Thursday, April 2nd.