Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 31: 7-9 Hebrews 5: 1-6 Mark 10: 46-52
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 Lucie McAlpine
Tuesday 12:10pm Robert Belley
Wednesday 12:10pm Paula & Raymond Arsenault
Thursday 7:00pm Vernon & Corinne Arsenault
Friday 9:00am Brian Cairns &Family Members
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Ron McIver
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Ron McIver, Maureen Lenseth, Lincoln Keough, Genevieve Gallant, Arthur Allen, Alby Perry, Mildred Wedge, Derek Gallant, Cheryl Newcombe, Everett MacLellan.
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 … The Church encourages honest, scientific debate. On many concrete questions, the Church has no reason to offer a definitive opinion; she knows that honest debate must be encouraged among experts, while respecting divergent views. The Church does not presume to settle scientific questions or to replace politics. But I am concerned to encourage an honest and open debate so that particular interests or ideologies will not prejudice the common good.
Congratulations & God’s Blessings … to Priscilla & Edward McAlduff as they celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary this past Friday!
Ordering Your 2016 English Missalette … order through the Parish office, by Nov 1st, saving you about $10/ year, or order directly from Novalis. For ALL who ordered last year, you are NOT automatically put on the list again … you must re-order. The cost will be around $32.
The Next Ten Years at St. Paul’s … join us for coffee following the 9am 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 are available in various sizes, from 6’ x 4’ to apartment size. (Picture in next week’s bulletin) Revenue, after the cost of materials, for St. Vincent de Paul. Info at 902-436-5489.
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?
Parents of Grades 1, 5 & 7 … Charlene Peters will be having a session for the parents to help you understand the new program. Once she has explained “how”, you will be empowered to take a role in teaching . Wed., October 28th, 6:30pm. I will need to give Charlene numbers, so please let me know by email that you will be attending.
New Statues … you may have noticed we have a couple of new statues in the church. St. Joseph came from the Rollo Bay church after it closed and was repainted. Besides being the foster-father of Jesus, St. Joseph is also the patron Saint of Canada. Next to him we have two saints who lived in Canada: St. Andre and St. Kateri (to come). Brother Andre (taken from Saint Joseph’s Oratory website): “At first assigned to be doorkeeper at Collège Notre-Dame, he was then named caretaker at that house of prayer which he shepherded into existence on Mount Royal. The religious brother welcomed thousands of distressed people or those who were looking for a ray of hope. He listened to them and recommended that they pray to Saint Joseph in whom he had full confidence. Any number of miraculous healings took place there and hearts turned toward God. Today, Saint Brother André continues to be an inspiration and a friend for women and men of any religious practice.” Saint Kateri (info CCCB website): Born in present day New York state, Saint Kateri fled to Quebec when, after her baptism, she met much hostility and threats because of her faith. “In Kahnawake, Kateri was known for her faith and holiness. She taught prayers to children, cared for the elderly and the sick, and would often attend mass at sunrise and sunset.” She has the distinction of being “the first native North American to be raised to the glory of the altars.” Her burial site is located at Saint Francis Xavier Mission in Kahnawake (Quebec). We thank the family who donated all three statues to the parish.
Eucharistic Ministers … your new schedule is available in the entrance to the Church.
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.
Fundraiser Organ Recital … by Leo Marchildon, Diocesan Music Director … Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 1:30pm, St. Paul’s Church. All proceeds to the music ministry.
Emerald Centre Craft Fair … Sat., Oct. 31st 9:30am-2:30.
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.
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.
Book of Gospels … with the First Sunday of Advent, the “Book of Gospels” will be introduced on Sundays. Like the Bible, this Book holds the Word of God, the Gospels. Unlike the Bible, this Book contains not the entire texts from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, but those selections of the Good News that are proclaimed and heard at Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations.
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.
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.
Bereavement Support Group … PCH Chapel, led by Rev. Paul Wilkie, Hospital Chaplain … Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm beginning October 29th. Note: change of date. 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.
Ham & Scallop Potatoes Dinner … Miscouche Seniors Club, Sunday, Oct. 25th, 4:00 – 6:00pm. Adults/$10 Children under 12/$5. Take outs available.
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.
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