Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 53: 10-11 Hebrews 4: 14-16 Mark 10: 35-45
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 Gary Birch
Tuesday 12:10pm Lorraine Giroux
Wednesday 12:10pm For the living-Dr. Ron Doucette
Thursday 7:00pm In Thanksgiving
Friday 9:00am Fred Richard / Joseph T Richard
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Deceased Family Members of Denis Arsenault
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Gary Birch, Roy Albert, Reinnie Gallant, Philip “Zip” Gallant, Isadore Gallant.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am
Baptism … inquiries/registrations, email Donna & Ron Dehmel firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Quotes from Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato Si” – “Our Common Home” … Care for creation must stand together with care for the poor. Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. (49)
Thank You & Welcome … this month, we welcome to our staff Danny Cameron who is taking on the custodial duties in our parish. We also thank Paul Smith for his years of service here. Please keep them both in your prayers during this time of transition.
Finance Committee Election … Currently our Finance Committee consists of members elected by the pastor in consultation with the existing committee. This is to ensure we have people with the experience and expertise we need for our deliberations. We will continue to elect some of the committee’s membership in this manner, however, this year we will also elect 2 members to the Finance Committee through a general parish election. Accepting nominations for the election until October 18th at noon. These nominations can be passed into the parish office or placed in an envelope marked “Finance Committee Nomination” and dropped into the collection basket at Mass or slide under the Main Office door. If we have more than two nominations, the names will be published in the bulletin on the weekend of Oct 24-25th and the voting will take place following each Mass on the weekend of Oct 31 – Nov 1. For nominations, clearly indicate: 1) name and contact info of the person being nominated, 2) signatures of three parishioners not related to the nominee. Please note that the Committee currently meets on the last Thursday of the month when considering this ministry.
Prayers for the sick & suffering … 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, Tyler Field, 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 them healing in body and spirit.
Religious Education …
Confirmation candidates & parents … will meet Sunday, October 18th , main hall,11:30am. An important session for all involved. Inscription Promise signing and Reconciliation will be part of the Confirmation class, Sunday, October 25th;
More parents need to get involved in teaching, especially Grades 1,5, and 7. Currently, there are parents to help out … we require more parents to share teach alongside those already teaching. We may need to ask each parent to teach one lesson throughout the year and help you realize that teaching is not difficult. You teach your children something new every day, why not their faith?
Ordering Your 2016 English Missalette … you may order your own copy through the Parish office, saving you about $10 per year, or you may order directly from Novalis. Anyone wishing to order through the office must do so by November 1st . For ALL who ordered last year, you are NOT automatically put on the list again … you must call or come in to re-order. The cost will be around $32.
Question Boxes … you might have noticed the boxes disappeared. Unfortunately, with some of the extra respon- sibilities I’ve taken on this year, I am finding it hard to find time for the question boxes. I still have many of the submitted questions in my office, so if things change, I will try to get them answered. Fr. Chris
To Celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life … the Dioc. of Ch’town is sponsoring a presentation by Sister Lorraine Caza CND, Sunday, Oct. 18th, 2:00pm at St. Pius X Church.
Music Ministry Choir Practices …practice for funeral choir , Monday, 10:30am. Practice for Sunday 10:30 mass choir members & cantors on Wednesday, 6:00pm. All welcome! More info from Mary Webster at 439-3454.
St. Dunstan’s Basilica Christmas Concert … singers are warmly invited to participate, Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 7:00pm. Rehearsals, Tuesdays, St. Dunstan’s began October 6th. St. Paul’s is organizing a car pool. Mary Webster at 439-3454.
CCODP-Create a Climate of Change … Sunday, Oct. 25th, 1:30pm, walk from St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Non- walkers, be at St. Pius X, 2:00pm. Talks, lunch, etc.
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.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul News … suggested food items for this week … cheese whiz, coffee, canned meats/ fish, cereal and peanut butter. “Our own salvation will take care of itself if we focus on the needs of others.”- Rolheiser
Knights of Columbus News … the K of C’s annual fundraiser begins today, Sunday with members selling tickets in the Centre foyer. Please show your support.
PEI Right to Life, Life Chain … join in an hour of prayer/public witness for the protection of all human life … Cenotaph, Ch’Town, Sunday, Oct. 25th, 2-3pm.
Anyone interested in learning about the Private Spon- sorship of Refugees Program … an info session at St. Pius X, Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 7:00pm. Hosted by the PEI Assoc. for Newcomers to Canada. Presentation and time for a Q & A period. More info: Susan Nye-Brothers 902-368-8005.
The Esther Finkle Walk for Kids … Sunday Oct.18th … registration Miscouche Firehall, 1:00pm & walk 2:00pm Bernice DesRoches 436-4552 or Julia Albert 436-3278.
Hospice Memorial Service … will take place here, St. Paul’s Church, on Sunday, October 18th, 3:00pm in memory of a loved one … followed by refreshments. All welcome.
Bereavement Support Group … PCH Chapel, led by Rev. Paul Wilkie, Hospital Chaplain … Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm beginning October 22nd. Please register at 902-438-4374.
Variety Concert – Mont Carmel Parish Hall … Sunday, Oct. 25th, 7:00pm … featuring many local performers. 50/50, canteen, bake sale. Adults/$10 Students/$4.
Coats for Kids … providing gently used winter clothing (coats, boots, mitts,ski pants, 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.
United in Love, Let us go to serve! … World Mission Sunday is celebrated today, October 18 … organized by the Propagation of the Faith, this is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.