Fifth Sunday of Lent

Jeremiah 31: 31-34 Hebrews 5: 7-9 John 12: 20-33

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
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 Jairam Hanuman
Tuesday 12:10pm In Thanksgiving
Wednesday 12:10pm For the Living – Dr. Ron Doucette
Thursday 12:10pm Brian Cairns & Living and Deceased Family Members
Friday 9:00am Richard Steele
9:30am – 12N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00pm Way of the Cross
Saturday 9:00am For the Living – Anita Peterson
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Una Cameron, Allan Peters, Winnifred Doucette, Viola Doucette, James Power, John McCabe, Laurena McCabe, Stephen McCabe, Noreen Greenan.
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.

Catholic Women’s League …

Provincial C.W.L. …

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.

RECONCILIATION SERVICE FOR LENT … will now be held on Thursday, March 26th, 7:00pm. Extra priests will be available for individual confessions.

MASS TIME CHANGE FOR NEXT THURSDAY …please note that the Mass will be at 12:10pm due to Reconciliation Service that evening at 7:00pm.

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:

Lectio: Peter … a 10-week adult faith formation series produced by the Augustin Institute on the life and meaning of Simon Peter, a poor fisherman, an impetuous follower, a bungling disciple and The Cornerstone of Catholicism. Starts Wed., March 25th, 7:00pm at St. Paul’s Parish. Includes introduction to praying with Scripture and group discussions. Register with JoAnne Perry at 436-4532.

Lenten Luncheon Service …
Friday, Mar. 27, at Noon, Trinity United Church.

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Elvira Baglole, Gary Gallant, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard, Mary Bell, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Richard Arsenault, 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.
Children receiving the Sacrament of First Communion … verification of baptism is required. Please bring in a copy of your child’s baptism certificate. Reconciliation for All Grades … will continue during class time. 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. NO classes on Sundays, March 29th & April 5th. Classes resume April 12th.

Ask A Priest … do you have a question about the faith? In response to a suggestion at the Pastoral Council meeting, we’ll be placing a box by the main entrance of the Church where you can drop off questions. After we gather a few questions, we’ll be choosing some to answer in the bulletin.

Healing the Church … 7 sessions, begin Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00 – 8:30pm at Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Text written by Sr. Nuala Kenny, MD. (A few copies available for loan in the Parish office, should you wish to preview the text). Registration of $25 includes text. If you already have your own book, the cost will be $10. Contact Nancy Baglole 902-303-3431 or by April 7th.

Singing at the Chrism Mass … rehearsals at the Basilica on Sundays, March 22nd & 29th, 1:00pm. Info: 894-3486.

Marriage Encounter Weekend … continue to strengthen your love. The next weekend will be held at the Oromocto Days Inn, April17-19th. or 902-368-8375 for more information.

National Catholic Mission 2015 … “Beware the Holy Spirit” will be broadcast on VISION TV, Monday, March 30th, (part 1) and Tuesday, March 31st, (part 2) at 7:00pm and repeated at 11:00pm. It will be hosted by Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick and feature Spiritan Fr. Anthony Gittins.

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.

Free Income Tax Preparation Season … for low income seniors, students … St. Eleanors Lions Club, East Dr. Please call 902-888-6452 for appointment.

Steubenville Atlantic July 3rd – 5th … Dalhousie University, Halifax. Youth, Grades 9-12, interested in attending, early bird registration is $200 by March 31st. Beth Rogers 436-6050.

Student Employment … the SDU Board of Governors is hiring 6 students re Vacation Bible Camp for 8 weeks beginning June 29th. Application form from 902-393-3441 or email before March 28th.

Teen Encounter Weekend … May 15 – 17th at Belcourt Centre in South Rustico. To register, please visit or forms available at the Parish office.

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 or 902-393-3441.

Diocesan World Youth Day Celebration … join us as we celebrate the young people in our Diocese, Saturday, March 28th, beginning at 4pm, UPEI Chaplaincy Centre with a blessing of Palms, then to St. Dunstan’s Basilica for Mass at 5:00pm, followed by a social event. Fr. Thomas Rosica (Salt & Light Media) will be in attendance. 902-894-3486.

Remembering the Air Force Heritage on PEI … located at former RCAF Station/CF Base, S’side. Offering a Commemorative Stone, providing a way for these personnel to be remembered, a granite stone laid along the Walk of Honour pathway … engraved with the name, hometown & province, dates of service, etc. Donation required is $100. or Vernon Pineau 436-9512

Development and Peace… invites you to its Solidarity Workshop, 2pm – 4pm, Sunday, March 22nd, St. Pius X Church, Parkdale . “Feeding a Hungry World – Sow Much Love … to Give”. Mary Boyd, 892-9074 or 388-2693.

Development & Peace … Solidarity Sunday … Pope Francis ends his Joy of the Gospel with this prayer to Mary: Star of the new evangelization, help us to bear radiant witness to communion, service, ardent and generous faith, justice and love of the poor, that the joy of the Gospel may reach to the ends of the Earth, illuminating even the fringes of our world. Today, we join the Holy Father in praying that we may all be radiant witnesses and that through our support of Dev. & Peace, the joy of the Gospel may illuminate even the darkest corners of our world!