Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 15: 1-2, 22-29                                                              Revelation 21: 10-14, 22-23                                                       John 14: 23-29

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         NO Mass                                                            Tuesday        12:10pm      Marc Gagnon                                                  Wednesday      NO Mass
Thursday          7:00pm     Peter Letourneau                                         Friday               9:00am      Rosie & Alphie Gallant                                9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                    Saturday        NO 9:00am Mass                                                            4:30pm          Messe Français                                                           7:00pm          Anniversary Mass … Oswald Winchester, Winston Lucas, Melvin Gallant, Frank J. Gallant.      
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                        

Militia Immaculata (MI) … meets 2nd Saturday of each month, Boardroom, after 9:00am Mass.  Everyone welcome.                                          
Knights of Columbus … meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month,  8pm, K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.  Please join the K of C on the first Saturday evening of each month at 6:30 pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

Pope Francis Encyclical “Misericordiae Vultus” –     “The Face of Mercy… “It (mercy) will be a way to re-awaken our conscience, too often grown dull in the face of poverty.”   (MV#15)

Annual Parish Financial Meeting … will take place on Thursday, May 5th at 7:30pm in the parish hall (following the 7pm Mass).  All are most welcome!

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada … calls all people of faith to join nationwide in 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care on Wednesday, May 4th  , designed to take place during the National Hospice Palliative Care Week as a profound witness to the sanctity of human life. All parishioners, family and friends are invited to join St. Paul’s CWL Council in prayer and solidarity, Wed, May 4th in our Church, 7:00am to7:00pm.  During this time,  the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed. There is a chart in the entrance of the church for anyone to sign up for a certain hour or two. We encourage groups and families if possible. Those unable to attend are encouraged to join in prayerful support. There is a petition (available at the Church side entrance to the Parish Center) asking the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to specifically identify palliative care as a defined medical service covered under the Canada Health Act.  Pope Francis reminds us …  “ Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer.” We pray you will join us on May 4th.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Jeanne Morse, Jenna Black, Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, 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 & Roger Duguay, Joseph Broderick Gallant, Doreen Arsenault, Laurie Ann Poirier, 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 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, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Religious Education News …                                                     Grade 8 Confirmation … Rehearsal,  Tuesday, May 3rd  6:00pm .  Confirmation itself on Saturday, May 7th at 7:00pm mass with a reception to follow.

Teacher Manuals to be Returned … those who have manuals,  please return them to the Parish Office ASAP.

Annual Diocesan Scripture Institute … July 4-7th, St. Pius X with Rev. Normand Bonneau, OMI presenting on The Letters of St. Paul.  Brochures available in May.

St. Paul’s CWL … will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, May 2nd, 7pm,  Center main hall preceded by the executive meeting at 6:00pm in the Boardroom

Spring Video Conference … hosted by Diocesan Liturgy Com. “The Eucharist:  If You Only Knew”,  facilitated by Fr. Bill Burke of Diocese of Antigonish, Holland College, Ch’town Centre, Kent St. entrance, Saturday, May 14th ,  10:00am to 1:00pm.  No fee, bring lunch. Register with Liz   rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com or 902-368-8005.

Knights of Columbus News …                            Congratulations to Mike Spin, of our Parish, who received the PEI Knight of the Year Award at Annual State Convention in April.

Pancake Breakfast … K of C will hold this pancake breakfast following the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, May 15th.  Proceeds in aid of Camp Kolbe and on-going Knights’ projects.  Goodwill offering.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul News  … Thank you for your continued support!  Suggested foods:  items for school lunches.   “One of the most decisive aspects of faith is that it moves our hearts to recognize the wounded face of Christ in the suffering and pain in the world.  God speaks to us through our brothers and sisters who are weak, sick, poor, elderly and vulnerable.”   –  Fr. Stan Chu Ilo

Working against suicide: The Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical      assistance in dying). This proposed legislation, which responds to the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in early 2015, will make euthanasia and assisted suicide legal and more accessible in our entire country. The Supreme Court decision and current   legislative efforts are in stark contradiction to the endeavours of individuals, families and communities to counteract the dangers and sufferings of suicide.  To express your concerns about the legislation … www.canadiansforconscience.ca/ 

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.

Vacation Bible Camp … the SDU Board of Governors are accepting applications from students (18&over)  interested in working as camp counsellors,  providing 8 weeks of work, July 4-Aug 26th .  Application form:  sdu@eastlink.ca or  902-393-3441 or at the UPEI Chaplaincy Center.

SDU Scholarships and Bursaries …   SDU Bursary deadline is August 31. Criteria and application forms are at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca

Spring Video Conference … hosted by Diocesan Liturgy Com. “The Eucharist:  If You Only Knew”,  facilitated by Fr. Bill Burke of Diocese of Antigonish, Holland College, Ch’town Centre, Kent St. entrance, Saturday, May 14th ,  10:00am to 1:00pm.  No fee, bring lunch. Register with Liz   rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com or 902-368-8005.

Family Retreats …  are a great chance to spend some quality time with your own and to meet other Catholic families. The Thursday evening thru Sunday Retreats are held at Kolbe Retreat Center in Grand River PEI. The $250 registration fee covers all food and lodging for your whole family.  There are six retreats scheduled for this summer: June 30 – July 3, July 14-17, July 21-24, Aug. 4-7, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. Space is limited so please register early.  For more information visit www.hfmpei.com call 902-854-2719 or e-mail info@hfmpei.com .  

International Children’s Memorial Place … located at Scales Pond, South Freetown, will hold its 11th Annual Tree Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, May 15th, 2pm   Parents who have lost a child will plant trees in their memory.  Light refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  To order a tree or for info, contact Gus Houston 902-892-3267 or 628-7479.   www.icmplace.com

Holocaust Remembrance: All are invited (no charge) to the 17th Anniversary of Yom haShoah, 6:30pm on Thursday, May 5 at Confederation Centre – Studio 1, with speaker Guido Smit, Holocaust educator.

You Have the Power to Give Life … donate blood and join the movement today.  Miscouche Recreation Centre, May 16th, 17th & 18th .  Call 1-888-236-6283 to book an appointment.  Your one donation can save or enhance the lives of up to three people.  New donors welcome!