Fifth Sunday of Easter Sunday
Acts 9: 26-31 1 John 3: 18-24 John 15: 1-8
Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
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
Monday 12:10pm Deceased Members of C.W.L.
Tuesday 12:10pm Syl Bernard
Wednesday 12:10 pm Marjorie MacIsaac Johnston
Thursday 7:00pm Alphie Gallant & deceased Family
Friday 9:00am For the living-Theresa MacKinnon
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Sally Nicholson
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Janet Power, Sally Nicholson, Melvin Gallant, Bobby Blanchard, Mary Peters, Frank Gallant.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
IMPORTANT NOTE: … Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Masses will be held at Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre (formerly St. Mary’s Convent).
Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please email Donna & Ron Dehmel email@example.com 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
This Week’s Question from the Question Box … Why is Jesus sometimes called the Son of Man? Isn’t he God’s son? This is a difficult question to answer fully in the bulletin but I’ll give a very basic answer to the question. Jesus is both the Son of God and the Son of Man. He is one person and that one person is both truly human and truly divine. The two titles highlight different aspects of the one person of Jesus Christ. This interpretation dates back very early in the Church’s history. Irenaeus, for example, wrote: “For this is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine sonship, might become a son of God” (Adversus Haereses, 3, 9, 1 which dates between 175-185 AD). Interestingly, the only person in the New Testament to describe Jesus with the title “the Son of Man” is Jesus himself (with one exception: Stephen in Acts 7:56 describes seeing a vision of “the Son of Man” standing at the right hand of God). In some English translations you’ll find “the Son of Man” twice in the Book of Revelation but the definite article isn’t found in the Greek text of Revelation.
St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League … meeting will be held on Monday, May 4th, 7:00pm in the Centre main hall, preceded by executive meeting at 6:00pm in the boardroom.
Seniors’ Reflection Day … Tuesday, May 5th, 10:30am – 1:00pm. “Mary: Woman for Today” led by Sr. Della Gaudet. Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre. Cost is donation toward lunch. Further info at 436-9239.
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 … is Sunday, May 3rd.
Earthquake in Nepal … Bishop Grecco has requested that a special collection be taken up to assist the people of Nepal deal with the aftermath of the terrible earthquake that hit their region recently. A special collection will be taken up next Saturday/Sunday … May 9/10th .
Hospital Ministry Schedules … please note that these are now available in the Church entrance. Thank you!
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 and email updates regarding schedule changes and important announcements as well as a quarterly e-newsletter (beginning in May). 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 for more information.
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.
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.
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, 2015 facilitated by Fr. Terry Keehan & Terry Nelson-Johnson. Topics: Making Room for Joy, Sexuality & Intimacy,Ttowards a Spirituality of Work, Being Religious/Being Spiritual, Five Top Reasons why Young Adults Go/Don’t Go to Church, Growing Relationships. 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. Valued at $5,000/year. Criteria and application form at www.saintdunstansuniversity.ca or 902-393-3441.
Funeral Choir Practices … in the Church, every Wednesday, 10:30am for the month of May.
Tim Archer & Teresa Marleau … will be singing at the Masses, at St. Paul’s, next weekend May 9th & 10th … singing “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Because He Lives”.
Knights of Columbus Update … membership cards/receipts may be picked up at the Parish office.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org 902-368-8005.
Hike for Hospice … Shipyard Market, Water St. Sunday, May 3rd with registration at 1:30pm and hike at 2pm. www.hospicepei.ca/wordpress
Canadian Cancer Society Family Walk … Woodleigh Replicas, Saturday, May 9th, 10:00am … hosted by singer, Tim Archer. Consider coming out with family/friends to show support for such a great cause. Will also be doing a road side clean up at the same … followed by a free BBQ back at Woodleigh Replicas.