Revelation 7: 2-4, 9-14 1 John 3: 1-3 Matthew 5: 1-12a
Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown
Monday 12:10pm Lucas Getson
Tuesday 12:10pm Mr. Mrs. Lazarette Gaudet
Wednesday 12:10pm Souls in Purgatory
Thursday 7:00pm Gary Sloan
Friday 9:00am Souls in Purgatory
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Marc Gagnon & Family
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Alfred Hashie, Alfred Arsenault, Mr. Mrs. Henry Noonan & deceased Family Members, Roland Clow, Lorne & Louise Driscoll, Vital Gauthier, Olive Clements, Geraldine Gaudet.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel email@example.com 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
Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meets on the first Thursday of month in Centre lounge, 7:30pm.
Knights of Columbus … meets on the third Thursday of month at 8 pm in K of C Room, 2nd Floor, Parish Centre.
Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment … In the Judaeo-Christian tradition, the word “creation” has a broader meaning than “nature”, for it has to do with God’s loving plan in which every creature has its own value and significance. Nature is usually seen as a system which can be studied, understood and controlled, whereas creation can only be understood as a gift from the outstretched hand of the Father of all, and as a reality illuminated by the love which calls us together into universal communion. (76)
The Next Ten Years at St. Paul’s … join us for coffee following the 9:00am Saturday morning Mass on November 7th and give us your opinion. How are we doing as a parish, where and how can we improve? Let’s come together as a parish family and talk about it.
St. Vincent de Paul … a number of nativity scenes, etc are available in various sizes, from 6’ x 4’ to apartment size. Revenue, after the cost of materials, will go to St. Vincent de Paul. Info at 902-436-5489.
Seniors’ Reflection … Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Tues. Nov. 3rd, 10:30am-1:00pm. “Your Image of God” DVD, Albert Haase. Donation toward lunch. Info at 436-9239.
Finance Committee Update … since we did not receive any nominations for membership, the current Committee will begin contacting some people over the next few weeks who we think have experience to bring and who may be willing to sit on the Committee.
Prayers for the sick & suffering … LaurieAnn Poirier, Richard & Lisa Arsenault, MaryAnn Bernard, Jacob Walker, Connie Patterson-Lamey, Tim Craig, Cathy McCallum, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Eleanor Barlow, Arnold Power, Clifford Gallant, 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 & Stella Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Irving Gallant, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman, Tim Brown & daughter Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Cody Arsenault, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque … that Jesus may bring healing in body and spirit.
Religious Education … More parents need to get involved in teaching, Grades 1,5, & 7. There are parents to help out … we require more to share teach alongside those already teaching. We may need to ask each parent to teach one lesson through the year and help you realize that teaching is not difficult. You teach your children something new every day, why not their faith?
Book of Gospels … in the Eucharist, the proclamation of the Gospel is situated in the “Liturgy of the Word”. Several ritual words and actions help us recognize the reading of the Gospel as the high point of this part of the Mass. Our hearing of the Good News is preceded by a sung acclamation and a procession. The Book of Gospels may be incensed. We stand to listen, and prepare ourselves to hear with the ears of our hearts by the triple tracing on our persons of the sign of the cross, as we acclaim, “Glory to you, Lord!” At the conclusion of the proclamation, the Book of Gospels is reverenced with a kiss by the deacon or priest who, from its pages, has announced the Good News.
St. Paul’s Catholic Women’s League News …
Monthly meeting is on Monday, Nov. 2nd, 7:00pm in the main hall, preceded by executive meeting, 6:00pm in the boardroom. Fr. Paul Batchilder will be guest speaker. This is an open invitation to all interested ladies in the parish; Christmas Lottery & Bake Sale will be on Sat., December 5th, County Fair Mall. Members are asked to give $5 for the money tree, please … which may be brought to the meeting or give to any CWL member;
CWL Spaghetti Supper is on Sunday, Nov. 15th, serving at 4:00pm or 5:30pm with $10/tickets. Sign-up sheet … to bring supplies and a time to work … is posted in Church entrance. Proceeds go towards hosting the CWL National Convention, Ch’Town in 2017. Please support. Thank you!
Music Ministry Choir Practices …practice for funeral choir , Monday, 10:30am ; for Sunday 10:30 mass choir Wed, 6:00pm. Info from Mary Webster 439-3454.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul … will meet on Thursday, Nov. 5th, 7:30pm in the Parish Centre boardroom.
Fundraiser Organ Recital … join Leo Marchildon, Diocesan Music Director, for an organ recital … Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 2:30pm, St. Paul’s Church. All proceeds to the music ministry. Free will offering.
Summerset Manor Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast … Saturday, Nov. 7th, 8am – 10:30am at Superstore … $5.
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 Program … is looking for adults/couples interested in observing a Weekend. You would witness the power of an Encounter retreat. Rachel Gillis 902-368-8005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fertility and Health Information … available through Billings LIFE, Leaders in Fertility Education. www.billingsnfp-pei.com or 902-569-1716.
Coats for Kids … providing winter clothing (coats, boots, mitts, etc) to children/adults. Boys & Girls Club, 10:30am – 1:30pm on Nov. 7th . Drop off at Hemphill’s/Boys & Girls Club by Nov. 6th. Info 432-1323.
Grief Support Seminar … to be held on Sat., Nov. 14th, 9:30am – 2:00pm, O’Leary Fire Hall. This event is free with lunch provided. Speaker: Sheila MacCrea-MacCallum. Pre-register by calling 859-2221 or 858-3194.
International Children’s Memorial Place Dinner/ Auction … French school, off South Dr. Sat., Nov. 14th. $25 tickets Ron Barrett 888-7238 or Century 21 office. Auction 6pm with dinner at 7pm. www.icmplace.com
Longest Married Couple in Canada … do you know a couple who has celebrated their sacrament of marriage together for many years? Nominate them by calling 902- 892-1364 or email: email@example.com