Ascension of the Lord

Acts : 1: 1-11
Ephesians 1: 17-23
Luke 24: 46-53

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            NO Mass                                                     Wednesday       12:10pm     Souls in Purgatory
Thursday            7:00pm     John Perry
Friday      9:00am    Frank & Delima Richard & son Gerald      9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                    Saturday           NO 9:00am Mass                                                         4:30pm          Messe Français                                                           7:00pm          Anniversary Mass … James Boyle, Sally Nicholson, Janet Power, Denis Dolan, Merlin “Nick” Nickerson, Martha, Joseph & Michael Coulter, Henry Hashie, Mary Gillis Campbell.                      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… “We cannot escape the Lord’s words to us, and they will serve as criteria upon which we will be judged … whether we have fed the hungry and given drink to the thirsty, welcomed the stranger and clothed the naked, spent time with the sick and those in prison.”    (MV#15

The Responsibility to Protect One Another’s Life … the teaching of the Catholic Church and the stance of the Catholic Bishops of Canada affirm the sacredness and dignity of human life. Suicide and euthanasia are contrary to the most profound natural inclination of each human being to live and preserve life. They contradict the fundamental responsibility that human beings have to protect one another and to enhance the quality of health and social care which every human life deserves, from conception to natural death. To learn more about physician-assisted suicide, visit http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide/4463-campaigns-against-physician-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, 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 & 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 in May.

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 …   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 … our volunteers gave out 190 bags of groceries in April.  Thank you for your continued monetary/food donations.  “When Jesus blesses the bread in the gospels, he is giving it to God.  When we give to others, we are giving it to God.” – Fr. John Molina

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/ 

PEI MARCH FOR LIFE … Sunday, May 29th,  2:30 pm … we urge everyone to stand up and 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 supporting life. We can create a huge impact and awareness for pro-life, standing up against the government’s and court’s decisions on life issues.  Thank you for supporting

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.

Teen Encounter Weekend … will be May 13-15th  at Belcourt Centre in South Rustico.  Register at dioceseofcharlottetown.com/teen-encounter-registration/

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 .  

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, 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

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