Third Sunday of Lent

Exodus 20: 1-17         1 Corinthians 1: 18, 22-25         John 2: 13-25

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 Père Edmond Gallant
Tuesday 12:10pm Anna & Gerald Hayes
Wednesday 12:10pm Phil Mazerolle
Thursday 7:00pm Anne & Stephen Perry
Friday 9:00am Malcolm Nicholson
9:30am – 12N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00pm Way of the Cross
Saturday 9:00am Alyre Richard
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Paul McAlduff, Malcolm Nicholson, Madeleine Arsenault, Greg Noonan, Douglas Aitken, Richard Aitken, David Aitken, Obeline Aitken, Mr. Mrs. Bruno Arsenault & daughter Anna, Wayne Gaudet, Mary Geizer, Sgt. Burns Ellis, Bridgette Hashie.
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. 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 … CWL Area Meeting for East Prince, put on by Provincial CWL Executive, will be held at Seven Mile Bay Church, Wed., March 11th, 7:00pm. Workshop in on “A Spiritual Perspective”. Open to ALL CWL members. Members of St. Paul’s CWL could meet in the Church parking lot by 6:20pm to carpool.

Sincere Appreciation … the Organizing Committee for St. Paul’s Lenten Luncheon says “Thank you!” to the parishioners who donated food and who helped make sandwiches & clean up. Your cooperation was very much appreciated.

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Doris Gerrard, Ralph Arsenault, 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;
Reconciliation for All Grades … will continue during class time.
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.

Day of Reflection for Lent … Wed., March 18th, 9am – 4pm, Belcourt Center in South Rustico facilitated by Sr. Sue Kidd. Registration fee of $25/person with registration 963-2877 or belcourtlodge@gmail.com

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. Contact Nancy Baglole 902-303-3431 or nancy@baglole.ca by April 7th.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Update … our volunteers responded to approximately 445 food assistance calls in 2014 and, because of your continuous donations, we were able to give out 1,220 bags of groceries. Thank you! “Our own salvation will take care of itself if we focus on the needs of others.” – Father Rolheiser

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

Re-Scheduled Gathering of the Knights … District No. 1 invites you to a gathering for promoting the K of C … Sunday, March 15th, 7:00pm, Bloomfield Parish Hall. The evening includes Liturgy of the Word, entertainment.

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 georgemorrison@eastlink.ca before March 28th.

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 … 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, etc. Entertainment & refreshments.

Free Income Tax Preparation Season … for low income seniors, students … NOT AT ST. PAUL’S … being held at St. Eleanors Lions Club, East Dr., Thursdays only. Please call 902-888-6452 for appointment.

Development and Peace… supporting women & girls is a priority. When 276 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram from Chibok, Nigeria, our local Nigerian partner managed to smuggle 3 girls to safety … aged 17, 18 & 19. “Their voices and lost eyes betray deep pain … glimmers of humanity shine through only when they courageously recount the details of their escape.”