Fourth Sunday of Lent

Joshua 5: 9a, 10-12
2 Corinthians 5: 17-21
Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32

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: Rod MacKinnon

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm C.W.L. deceased Members
Tuesday 12:10pm Ann Marie Hynes
Wednesday 12:10pm Anna & Gerald Hayes
Thursday 7:00pm Barrett Gallant & Matthew Gallant
Friday 9:00am John P Perry & Family(living/deceased)
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
12:00pm LentenService/Luncheon-S’sideChurchNazarene
7:00pm Way of the Cross
Saturday 9:00am For the Living/Diane Ahern
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Anna & Gerald Hayes, Viola Cameron, Sgt. Burns Ellis, Obeline Aitken, Douglas Aitken, David Aitken, Richard Aitken, Mr. Mrs. Bruno Arsenault & daughter Anna, Daniel Warren, Danny Warren Jr., Angela Sherry Lockerby, Malcolm Nicholson, Robert J. “Bob” Gallant, Marguerite Gallant, Robert Gallant, son Bobby & daughter Carol.
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

Pope Francis, for the Year of Mercy … “The Church is commissioned to announce the mercy of God, the beating heart of the Gospel, which in its own way must penetrate the heart and mind of every person.” (MV#12)

Inspiring Catholic … we are incredibly excited to have a Host Site for the New Evangelization Summit at St. Paul’s Church – a conference that has been designed to inspire Catholics and help them live out their personal call to evangelize.  Join over 5000 Catholics across North America on April 15/16th to hear from Dr. Peter Kreeft, Christopher West, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, Sherry Weddell, Angele Regnier, Michael Dopp, and others! Be inspired, receive formation, and connect with other Catholics. Register now at www.newevangelization.ca

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.

St. Paul’s CWL … monthly meeting, Monday, March 7th, 7:00pm, Centre, preceded by executive meeting at 6:00pm.

Catholic Women’s League Area Meeting … for East Prince Councils, Wed. March 9th, St. Paul’s Parish Centre at 7:00pm. All CWL members are welcome to attend.

Prayers for the sick/suffering … Emily Blacquiere, Grace Arsenault, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Marion Bernard, Brian Spin, 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 , Arnold Power, 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, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

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

Religious Education … NO catechism class on Palm Sunday (March 20th) and Easter Sunday (March 27th).

Thank You … to all the volunteers who helped make our Lenten Mission possible and a special thank you to the organizing team: Diane Ahern, Beth Fraser, JoAnne & John Perry, Nancy & Rod McKinnon, Marie & Dolphe Mazerolle, and Myrna McEwen who did a lot of work leading up to the event itself.

First Saturday Rosary … in preparation of the 100th year anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal in May, 1917 … when our Lady asked all to pray for peace/conversion of sinners … the Knights of Columbus will be leading the Rosary for these petitions, beginning March 5th, 6:30pm prior to the 7:00pm Mass on the first Saturday of each month until the 100th anniversary.

Choir Practices … Youth choir is every Wednesday, 5:00pm; 10:30am Mass Choir is every Wednesday at 6:00pm and the Funeral Choir is every Monday, 10:30am. New singers welcome! Info: Mary Webster 439-3454.

New Group … Women of Faith … a fellowship of women coming together to celebrate our Catholic faith through Bible studies, video & group discussion. Our first meeting is Thursday, March 3rd, after the 7pm Mass, Centre boardroom … Fr. Pacwa’s Bible study on “Eucharist”.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … suggested food items-peanut butter, cheese whiz, pancake mix & syrup, canned meats & fish, small bottles of jam. With your generosity, we are continuing to help those in need. Thank you.

Lenten Solidarity Workshop … (Development & Peace) … Sunday, March 6th, St. Pius X Church, Parkdale, 2:00 – 4:00pm with guest speaker from Nigeria who does work for empowerment and change.

Pancake Breakfast … sponsored by the K of C … held at St. Paul’s Centre, Sunday, March 20th … more details later.

Syrian Refugees in Summerside … Trinity United Church is sponsoring 2 families. The organizing committee is in need of beds, dressers & lamps. Please contact the Church 436-3155 to arrange for pick up. Thank you.

PEI Pilgrimage Ltd. will lead a tour to Our Lady of the Cape Shrine at Cap de Madeleine, QC and St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal, the weekend of May 13-16, 2016. To register please call Gary Clow at 902-569-3945 or Andrew Arsenault at 902-368-7247.

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.

Weekend of Grace for Women – “By His great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope…” 1 Peter 1:3-9 -… keynote speaker Andi Oney … April 15, 16, & 17th, Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax, NS. Andi has spoken at the Women’s Regional Conference, has been part of a team presenting Life in the Spirit seminars for Seminarians, has attended the International Prophetic Consultation gathering of leaders in the Charismatic Renewal & is writing her first book on the power of praise! Pre-register/information at www.weekendofgrace.com

Venez découvrir la richesse de l’amour de Dieu … tout en appréciant l’œuvre d’art de Rembrandt : Le retour de l’enfant prodigue. Venez passer un peu de temps et découvrir le message que Dieu a pour vous. Dimanche, le 13 mars au sous-sol de l’église St. Philippe et St. Jacques, Baie Egmont, de 14h (2pm). Un léger gouter sera servi. cec@dioceseofcharlottetown.com Debbie M. 854-2143.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje … April 29 – May 9th with Spiritual Director Fr. Charlie Broderick. Info: Hector & Cecile Caissie 506-857-2295 hectorcaissie@hotmail.ca

Income Tax Clinic … if you need help filing your income tax … contact the Volunteer Program 1-855-888-6837 (toll free) with clinics held at St. Eleanors Lions Club.

Seniors Knitting Hats/Mittens for worthy causes … should you have extra yarn to donate, call Mary Dunbar 888-2506 and it will be put to good use over the Island.