30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sirach 35: 15-17, 20-22                                                      
2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18                                                               Luke 18: 9-14

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          9:00am     Eleanor Barlow

Tuesday          9:00am    McNeill Family

Wednesday     9:00am    Roland Ratelle     

Thursday       7:00pm     Lincoln Keough

Friday             9:00am    Cyril Arsenault

9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                 Saturday        9:00am     Elsie Doucette

4:30pm   Messe Français

7:00pm    Anniversary Mass …  Mr. Mrs. Henry Noonan & deceased Family Members, Doris Curley, Lucie Arsenault, Edna Gallant, Noella Buote, Hector D. Arsenault, Arthur Allen, Derek Gallant, Theodore Gallant & deceased Family Members, Ronald McIver.                                       
Sunday          9:00am  &  10:30am


Confession Schedule UPDATED

Tuesday 8:30am – 8:50am

Thursday 6:15pm – 6:45pm

Saturday 11:00am – 12 Noon

Please know that if a priest is available, he would be happy to celebrate this sacrament with you outside of these times.


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.   …

Knights of Columbus …  meetings 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Join the K of C the  first Saturday  of the month, 6:30pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

Lucia’s Retirement Night … Thursday, November 3rd, beginning with Mass at 7:00pm, followed by reception in the Centre main hall.  There will be a sharing table.

Seniors Reflection … Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Tuesday, Nov. 1st.  “Our Church: before and since Vatican 11”, led by Sister Della Gaudet.  Donation toward lunch with information at 436-9239.

Ordering Your 2017 English Missalette … order through the Parish office, by November 2nd,  saving you about $10/year.  For ALL who ordered last year, you are NOT automatically put on the list again … you must re-order.  The cost will be $34.00 for the year.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …  Stella Gavin, Robert Arsenault, Barb Spin, Cheryl Gallant, Kenneth Ian Rogers, Chase Frost, Judy Gallant, Donald MacDonald, Elsie Murray,  Richard Arsenault, John & Mary Veerabathina, Rose Leema, Shane Sauvé, Bob Chester, Cody Arsenault,  Diane Gallant, Albert McInnis, Ronald Albert, Una Clow, Patrick & Jean Doucette, Jenna Black, Eddy Dykerman, Emily Blacquiere, Pam Perry, Tammy Gallant, Sheila Dunphy, Tiffany Gallant, Joshua Gallant, Gail Arsenault, Michelle McRae, Millie Thomarat, Bobby Gallant, Rosalie/Roger Duguay, Joseph Broderick Gallant,  Laurie Ann Poirier, Lisa Arsenault,  Jacob Walker, Tim Craig, Sharon Laviolette , Arnold Power, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard,  Norma Lewis, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste,  Joseph Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Colette Cormier, Terry Graham, Eunice Workman,  Janice Gillis, Carson Allain, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Jean Profit, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque  that Jesus may bring them healing.

Religious Education News  …   
Grade 8 Confirmation Class … will sign the Inscription Promise during catechism class, Sunday, Oct. 23rd.  This states their commitment of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation … to be an apostle of Jesus Christ;                                             
Teachers for Grade 7 … still needed:  one unit is six lessons.  If you have a love for Christ and desire to share, that is all you need to begin.  You grow as the children grow.   Theresa’s new office hours Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Prayer Petitions … please feel free to place your prayer intentions in the locked box at the front of the Church, located under the Image of Mary & baby Jesus.  These prayer requests will not be seen by anyone.  They will be offered up in daily prayer when we gather for the Rosary before daily Mass and the Divine Mercy Chaplet after daily Mass.  All are welcome to join us in prayer.

Are you someone or do you know someone who:

–  has an interest in becoming Catholic?   – was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?  We are starting sessions on the teachings and experience of Church to prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. Info from  Fr. Chris through the parish office. Currently we have 3 people preparing to receive these sacraments next Easter, please keep them in your prayers.

St. Paul’s CWL News … Christmas Lottery, Craft & Bake Sale will be on Dec. 3rd.  Members are asked to donate $5 towards the money tree by giving to June Gallant or any CWL member.  Members wishing to donate time selling lottery tickets, County Fair Mall are asked to contact Marcia Whelan.  Those wishing to attend the Life Chain in Ch’Town, Sunday are asked to meet in St. Paul’s parking lot at 12:30pm for carpooling.

Mental Health Postcards … (supplied by St. Paul’s CWL), in Church entrance. Please complete & send to Provincial or Federal Members of Parliament asking for help on this issue.  No stamp necessary for Federal Members.

Teen Encounter Weekend … November 18th – 20th, at Belcourt Centre in South Rustico.  Info:  Rachel 368-8005  dioceseofcharlottetown.com/teen-encounter-registration/  or email youth@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

Society of St. Vincent de Paul  … our toonie collection, a while back, amounted to $1,080.55.  Thank you!  Because of your gene- rosity, we can continue to help those in need.  Suggested food items:  soda crackers, large cans hearty soups, pancake mix and syrup.

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.

Eucharistic Ministers Schedule … ready and available in the Church entrance.  Please check your schedule carefully as there has been changes made.

Theology of the Body … Christopher West will be presen- ting on “God, Se & the Meaning of Life”, Sat. Nov. 5th in Halifax.  An opportunity to experience first-hand  a great speaker enriching your relationship with God and others.  Register:  www.halifaxtheology.com

Medjugorje Documentary Film “Apparition Hill” … playing Cineplex Ch’Town, University Ave., Sat., Oct. 29th, 10:00am.  $15 suggested cash donation at the door.  Reserve your seat with Lawrence 902-626-6670.  Film depicts the journey of 7 strangers to Medjugorje, each facing life-changing circumstances, and their climb up Apparation Hill.

Cursillo Weekend … Men’s – Nov. 3, 4, 5 & 6th and the Women’s – Nov. 10, 11, 12 & 14th.  Palanca Mass is scheduled for October 30th, 2:30pm, St. Paul’s.  Contacts:  Joyce White 367-5701 or Barb Wonnacott 393-4557.

Would You Lend a Helping Hand … a parishioner needs transportation to the Sunday 10:30am Mass.  If able to assist, please call Adele Spence 902-436-4340.  Thank you!

Fall Action Workshop of Dev. and Peace … 2:00 – 4:00pm, Sunday, Oct. 30th, St. Pius X Church, Parkdale.  Rebecca Rathbone, Atlantic Region Animator will speak on “At the Heart of the Matter” campaign on peace in Syria.

PEI Right to Life Assoc. Sunday, October 23rd, 2:30pm-3:30pm ,UPEI Chaplaincy Centre Life Chain.  Service, 2:15 p.m. followed by sign distribution. Praying along University Ave.   https://lifecollective.io/pei/events/pei-lifechain-2016

East Prince Hospice Memorial Service … in memory of a loved one, Trinity United Church, Summerside, Sunday October 23rd,  3 p.m.  All are welcome, refreshments served.

St. Dunstan’s University Lecture Series …reserve Thursday, Oct. 27th for the Institute for Christianity and Culture Faith and Knowledge Lecture series, Ch’Town Rural High School cafeteria, 7:00pm.  Theme:  “What is involved in assisted dying?  Ethical issues for patients and health care workers in light of Christian teaching.”

Miscouche CWL … hosting a ham/scallop potato dinner, Oct. 23rd from 4-6 pm at seniors club.  Adults/$10  Children under 12/$5.  Take out available.   For more information contact Claudette 436-1072