Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 10: 25-26, 34-35, 44-48
1 John 4: 7-10
John 15: 9-17

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 Special Intention
Tuesday 12:10pm Julie Hélène & Placide Deveau
Wednesday 12:10 pm Special Intention
Thursday 7:00pm Raymond G. Gallant
Friday 9:00am For the Living-Jerry Roberts
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am John Peter Perry
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Robert & Lorette Pilotte, Rochelle Perry, Genevieve McIver, Louis McIver, Fr. Leonard McKenna, John McCabe, Edna McKenna, Henry Hashie, Merlin (Nick) Nickerson, Clair Greenan.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please email Donna & Ron Dehmel rdehmel@eastlink.ca or call 436-4911 . 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 … 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

Priests Benevolent Fund … we are now in the third year of this pledge campaign and we sincerely appreciate the many parishioners who are continuing to redeem their pledges. If perhaps you had forgotten the date on which you had planned to make a contribution, you are reminded that it is not too late to continue with your planned pledge. May be made by cheque, money order or by signing up for an automatic deduction plan. Further info at 902-393-3441.

March for Life … Sunday, May 17th, beginning with Mass at the Basilica, 10:30am followed by the March to Province House. Sharing table. Anyone looking for a drive is asked to call Annette 436-6742 or Louise 887-2039 by Friday, May 15th. Please consider coming to fully support Life.

Have You Ever Thought about Becoming a Religious Sister … join us Sat., May 16th, St. Paul’s Parish for a day of discernment open to women ages 16-35. Led by two sisters from the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus visiting from Ontario as well as sisters from our local Congregation of Notre Dame and Sisters of St. Martha. Please call the parish office ahead of the retreat to help us plan how many we will have for lunch … 436-5112.

Hospitality Ministry for St. Paul’s … we are looking for a few outgoing people to serve in our hospitality ministry. If you can help out, please call Gayle at 436-4720.

Hospital Ministry Schedules … please note that these are now available in the Church entrance. Thank you!

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Eunice Savidant, Marie McKenna, Darlene Savory, 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, Preston Silliker, Emily McCoubrey, Terry Graham, Reggie & LaurieAnn Poirier, Eunice Workman, Angus Arsenault, Tim Brown & daughter Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Cody Arsenault, Ronald Doucette, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, 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 Rehearsal … Monday, May 11th , 6:30pm … candidates along with sponsor or parent asked to attend;
Confirmation … Saturday, May 16th, 7:00pm. Please be in the main hall around 6:30pm with candidate and sponsor. There is reserved seating for family members in the Church. There is a sharing table for the reception … those with last name beginning with A-G, muffins or cheese/crackers; H-M, fruit (small bunch)/chips; P-W, veges or sweets;
Children in Grades 6 & 7 …will have reconciliation on Sunday, May 10th. This is to replace the date in March because of a winter storm. Those in Confirmation, who were not at the retreat, will receive reconciliation also. Once they have received reconciliation, they will be able to go home … there is no formal class on May 10th;
FINAL Catechism Class … was Sunday, May 3rd;
Families who taught their children at home … please return your books to the parish office. I am here for a few more weeks and will need to have all books accounted for. The office is open 9:00am to 4:30pm daily.

Text Message and Email Updates … we’ve begun using a service called Flocknote to improve our communications here in the Parish. You can now sign up to receive text message, email updates regarding schedule changes and announcements as well as a quarterly e-newsletter. This service is free (though your carrier message and data rates may apply). Signing up is easy, just visit www.stpaulsparish.ca/information/stay-informed

Atlantic Marian Gathering … Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS … May 22nd – 24th . Website: www.mariangatheringhalifax.com for information along with pamphlets in entrance to the Church.

Funeral Choir Practices … in the Church, every Wednesday, 10:30am for the month of May.

“The Word of God in our Sunday Celebrations” … spring video conference with Fr. Norman Bonneau, OMI. Sat., May 23rd, 10am – 1pm at Summerside Holland College. No cost, pre-registration with forms at the Parish office or rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com 902-368-8005.

Latin Prayer Service at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Ch’Town … May 14th, 7:00pm with the choir singing Mozart’s “Missa Brevis” and accompanied by string quintet.

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 … Dalhousie University, Halifax. Youth, Grades 9-12 for those interested in attending, registration is $225. More info from Beth Rogers 436-6050.

Young Adult Summit… May 30-31 … in keeping with Pope Francis’ call that we, as Church, need to be outward- looking and welcoming to those on the periphery. Check out website: catholicflame.com for details/info. If you would like to attend, the Catholic Women’s League at St. Paul’s is offering some financial assistance. Please call the Parish office if interested.

St. Dunstan’s University Scholarship … available to graduating high school students planning to attend UPEI. www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca or 902-393-3441.

“Where No One Stands Alone” … Tim Archer and 22 friends will come together to sing a message of hope and inspiration. The three shows will be fundraisers for the parishes of … June 5th at St. Dunstan’s Basilica … June 14th at Immaculate Conception in Palmer Road … June 21st at St. Paul’s Parish. Family event with admission of $20 and free for children under 12. Info or tickets at 902-853-3804.