Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Genesis 2: 7ab, 15, 18-24               Hebrews 2: 9-11                 Mark 10: 2-16

Pastor: Fr. Chris Sherren
Email: fatherchris@live.com
Associate Pastor: Fr. Ashok Veerabathina
Email: frashokkumar10@gmail.com
Office Manager: Lucia Cameron
Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault
Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston
Pastoral Council: JoAnne Perry
Property/Finance: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm Marion Smith
Tuesday 12:10pm Edmond Louis Belley
Wednesday NO MASS
Thursday 7:00pm Faye Perry
Friday 9:00am Elizabeth Gallant
9:30am – 12:00N Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Mona Lee Gallant
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Lisa Saracino, Walter Parkin, Walter Sonier, MonaLee Gallant, Emelda Gallant, Camille Arsenault, Hermine Patenaude, Devin Bernard, Fred Cormier, William Sherry, Wilena MacDougall, Eileen Sherry. 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

Society of St. Vincent de Paul … meets on the first Thursday of month in Centre lounge, 7:00pm.

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” Pope Francis on the Environment … Drinking water is a human right. One particularly serious problem is the quality of water available to the poor. Even as the quality of available water is constantly diminishing, in some places there is a growing tendency, despite its scarcity, to privatize this resource, turning it into a commodity subject to the laws of the market. Yet access to safe drinkable water is a basic/ universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights. Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a life consistent with their inalienable dignity.

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. We will be 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 … Cathy McCallum, Judy Gallant, Sharon Laviolette , Eleanor Barlow, Arnold Power, Clifford Gallant, Clare Mulligan, Sharon MacNeill, Bruce Richard, Richard & Lisa Arsenault, Darlene Savory, Margaret Cole, Doris Gerrard, Norma Lewis, Patricia Tang, Sylvain Richard, Betty Cormier, John DeCoste, Dr. Ron Doucette, André Cormier, Joseph & Stella Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tyler Field, Irving Gallant, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Brenda Sherry, 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, Sheila Dunphy … that Jesus may bring them healing in body and spirit.

Religious Education News … if you are still wondering if you can register your child(ren), you can! The deadline is Sunday, October 4th with registration fee of $20/child … maximum of $50 for three or more children.
Children registered for First Communion … first class is Sunday, October 18th; NO Catechism on October 12th, Thanksgiving Sunday;
More parents need to get involved in teaching, especially Grades 1,5,6 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 through Novalis. Anyone wishing to order through the office must do so by November 1st . The cost will be around $32.

SYMBOLON… a 10-week Adult Catholic Faith Formation program for those thinking of, or exploring the idea of entering the Catholic Church, and/or Catholics who just want a better understanding of their Faith. Come & join Fr. Chris starting Wednesday, Oct. 14th , 7pm Centre main hall.

St. Paul’s C.W.L. meeting … Monday, Oct. 5th, 7:00pm, Centre main hall with executive meeting, 6:00pm in the Boardroom. All members are invited and bring a friend.

St. Paul’s CWL Card Parties … begin on Friday, Oct. 9th, 7:00pm in the Centre main hall. Come and bring a friend.

Music Ministry Choir Practices will be held in the Church…practice for funeral choir & anyone else who likes to sing 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.

Hospitality Ministry … MORE people are needed for this ministry. For the present ones, please note that your new schedule is in the Church entrance. Thank you!

St. Paul’s Youth Group … meets Wednesdays, 7pm – 9pm, 2nd level of Parish Centre … note change of day. All youth, Grades 7 & up are welcome to attend. Come and see.

Seniors’ Reflection … Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Tuesday, October 13th, 10:30am-1:00pm. Sharing on Ministry in Cameroon by Sr. Noreen MacDonald, CND. Cost is donation toward lunch. Info at 436-9239.

PEI Right to Life Association … October is “Member- ship Month” … your help is urgently needed in the struggle to uphold the culture of life in this province and beyond. Membership forms available at the Church entrance.

Support for Syrian Refugees…financial donations may be made to the Diocesan Refugee Fund at the parish office or by mail to P.O. Box 907, Ch’town C1A 7L9. For more info: Susan Nye-Brothers (902)368-8005 ext. 228.

Celebrate your love/and enrich your sacrament on a Marriage Encounter weekend: October 16–18, Cavendish Gateway Resort. Info at 902-892-2061 or renewmarriage@gmail.com

Evenings of Recollection … meditations preached by a priest of Opus Dei. Men’s (Mon.Oct.5th, 7pm) – Women’s (Tue.Oct.6th, 7pm), St. Paul’s Church. Benediction and confession. Information from Bruce Perry at 854-3674.

The Esther Finkle Walk for Kids … Sunday OCT.18th … registration Miscouche Firehall, 1:00pm & walk 2:00pm Come support this worthy cause whose mandate is to help make children’s “SMALL DREAMS” come true. Info: Bernice DesRoches 436-4552 or Julia Albert 436-3278.

St. Dunstan’s Basilica Christmas Concert … singers are warmly invited to participate, Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 7:00pm. Rehearsals, Tuesdays, St. Dunstan’s beginning October 6th. St. Paul’s organizing a car pool. Mary Webster at 439-3454.

United in Love … World Mission Sunday, set aside by Pope Pius X1 in l926, is the “feast of catholicity and universal solidarity” and takes place on October 18th. Let us put together our hope and let us take the opportunity, during this month of missions, to show solidarity with our poorest brothers and sisters … let us help , let us go to the outskirts, to nearly impossible places, in order to change the world.