Pentecost Sunday

Acts : 2: 1-11                                                                         1 Corinthians 12: 3b-7, 12-13                                                        John 20: 19-23

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         10:30am   Funeral Mass                                              Tuesday        12:10pm    Leona Connolly                                                Wednesday   12:10pm   Bernadine O’Connor
Thursday         7:00pm   Deceased K of C Members/Families           Friday           9:00am      James Boyle                                                      9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
 Saturday          NO 9:00am Mass                                                          4:30pm            Messe Français                                                           7:00pm            Anniversary Mass …  Francis Gallant, Millie Perry, Carl DesRoches, Mary Hynes, Raymond Haywood.                                                                                        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…     “Confessors are called to embrace the repentant son who comes back home and to express the joy of having him back again.” (MV#17)                                              

Safeguarding Persons Most at Risk … Bill C-14 is now before the Parliament of Canada.  No matter how it may be amended, it is an affront to human dignity, an erosion of human solidarity, and a danger to all vulnerable persons … particularly the aged, disabled, infirm and sick who so often find themselves isolated and marginalized.  Moreover, it is a violation of the sacrosanct duty of healthcare providers to heal, and the responsibility of legislators and citizens to assure and provide protection for all, especially those persons most at risk.  For info to share with others about the negative impact of physician-assisted suicide, visit … www.cccb.ca/site/engmedia-room/euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide/4463-campaigns-against-physicial-assisted-suicide

Prayers for the sick/suffering …   Patrick & Jean Doucette, 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, 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, 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 & Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing.

Giving to the Church: If you ever noticed that the person next to you at Mass didn’t put anything in the collection, they might be giving through an automatic withdrawal from their bank account. It saves you the hassle of trying to remember the envelope before rushing out the door and you know your parish will still benefit from your generosity when you are travelling. Contact the parish office if you want more details or to signing up!

Religious Education News …                                                       

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 Church entrance.

Hospital Eucharistic Ministry … please note that your new list is available in the Church entrance.  Thank you!

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast … will be held 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 … our mission implies that we: see Christ in anyone that suffers; have personal contact with the poor and help in all possible ways.  Your ongoing support through monetary & food donations is very much needed due to increasing food costs and increasing demands for our services.  Suggested food items:  coffee, hearty soups, canned meats, cheese whiz.  Thanks!

PEI MARCH FOR LIFE … Sunday, May 29th,  2:30 pm … we urge everyone to march in support of LIFE. PEI MARCH FOR LIFE begins 2:30pm, St. Pius X church,106 St. Peter’s Rd. …down St. Peter’s Rd/ Longworth Ave/ Euston St/ University Ave to the legislature.  Join anywhere along the way or attend the RALLY at 3:20pm, Province House . Water/chips available. Signs provided but feel free to make your own appropriate signs. We can create a huge impact/awareness for pro-life, standing up against the government’s & court’s decisions on life issues.  Thanks!

Birthright PEI …  continues to offer support to women who face crisis pregnancies. Birthright appreciates donations from groups/individuals and Birthright volunteers are conscious that we provide services on behalf of all our supporters. We are presently seeking volunteers to help in our office & fundraising. Training is provided. A qualified volunteer needs to be available to provide confidential and non-judgemental love and support to women who face a crisis due to their pregnancies. The ultimate objective of Birthright is that women will trust there is sufficient support in their community that they will choose life for their babies. Birthright PEI office is at Room 301, 200 Richmond St., Charlottetown, PE C1A1J2. Telephone 902 628 6028. Also contact Mary MacLean, Director, at 902 569 4308.

Catholic Girls Retreat Camp … July 29-31st for girls aged 10-15 … Camp Kolbe, Bayside,PE.  Contact Emilie Montgomery at  campchiaraluce@gmail.com

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.

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

Family Retreats …  a chance to spend 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.  $250 registration fee covers food/lodging for your family.  Six retreats: 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 .  

Divine Inner Healing Retreat: May 27-29 with Fr. Joby Kachappilly, VC, in Antigonish, NS. For more information: Cathy at mcmacdougall@hotmail.com or 902-863-1560.

International Children’s Memorial Place … located at Scales Pond, South Freetown … holding its fundraising concert, Sunday, May 29th, 7pm, Centre Belle Alliance, St. Eleanors.  The Men of the Harvest, Les gars de par chez nous, etc.  $15/tickets – 902-954-0179   www.icmplace.com

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!

CNIB Volunteers … lend a hand and eyes for couple of hours a week … jeff.deviller@cnib.ca

Relay for Life 2016 … over 900 Islanders will hear the words “you have cancer” from their doctor.  Enter a team today at www.relayforlife.ca or call 1-866-566-4007 … Kensington, June 3rd and Summerside on June 10th.

Lecture on the Island Acadians of the 105th Battalion in the First World War … Acadian Museum, Thursday, May 19th, 7:00pm.  Free admission – donations appreciated.

Free Food Safety Course for Volunteers … register at www.envhealth@ihis.org  for Slemon Park, Thursday, May 26th, 9am – 12N.