26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 6: 1a, 4-7                                                                     
1 Timothy 6: 11-16                                                       
Luke 16: 19-31

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         12:10pm     Lois Walsh

Tuesday         12:10pm     Souls in Purgatory

Wednesday     7:00pm     Joanne Mullins  

Thursday        7:00pm     Dan Keough

Friday              9:00am    Asma Hebert                         

9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament        
Saturday        9:00am     Rudy MacIsaac

4:30pm   Messe Français

7:00pm    Anniversary Mass …  Wanda Cannon, Ronnie Blacquiere, Melvin Arsenault, Debbie Loignon.         

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.

Daily Mass Schedule Change … beginning October 3rd, the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Masses will normally be celebrated at 9:00am.  Confessions on Tuesday will run from 8:30am – 8:50am.  All other Masses will stay as they are.

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                                       

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.

NOTE:  re Wednesday’s Mass for this week … the Mass will be celebrated at 7:00pm instead of 12:10. 

St. Paul’s Music Ministry … Choir practices Wednesdays  … 5:00pm for the Youth Choir and 6:00pm for the Adult Choir.  All are welcome.

Lector Ministry … recruiting new lectors.  If interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact Francois Caron  tfcaron@bellaliant.net or by phone at 902-436-0024.

Seniors’ Reflection … Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 10:30am-1:00pm.  “Being of presence to and with others” led by Florence Arsenault.  Donation toward lunch.  Information at 436-9239.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …  Kenneth Ian Rogers, Chase Frost, Judy Gallant, Donald MacDonald, Elsie Murray,  Richard Arsenault, John & Mary Veerabathina, Rose Leema, Shane Sauvé, Bob Chester, Laurie Anne Bridges, 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  … catechism registration is completed.  If you still need to register your child(ren),  come to the office.   Theresa will be in the office Wed, Sept. 28th & Friday, Sept. 30th this week, 9am-4:30pm.  Registration fee remains at $20/child with $50 for 3 or more children. Registration forms on our Parish website under Parish Life & follow the catechism link.  Two copies per child, please. The final day to register is Friday, Sept. 30th . Catechism is now under way!  Grade 2 will begin Sunday, Oct. 16th.  Teachers for grades 3 and 7 are still needed;  one unit is 4 or 6 lessons!  Grade 3 is our greatest need as they are without a teacher.  We do have the first half of grade 7 covered; just 12 lessons or 2 people for 6 lessons  each.  If you have a love for Christ and desire to share, that is all you need to begin.  You will grow as the children grow.

Church Hospitality Ministry … your new schedule is ready and may be picked up in the Church entry.  Thanks!

Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada … The Can. Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is mandated by the Holy See & Bishops of Canada to assist dioceses/ eparchies and their Bishops in areas of faith formation, ecumenical dialogues, international relations,  liturgy, relations with Indigenous Peoples, social justice, and building a culture of life and family.  CCCB President Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., expresses the recognition of all the Bishops for their pastoral care to be close to the suffering and sick people. “We remember our Catholic response to the refugee crisis as well as to the tragedy of the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide. Palliative care continues to be the only moral, effective and much needed alternative, the only compassionate choice for the terminally ill and the dying, now that our country has embarked upon this perilous road.”

 CWL Fall Conference  … will be held Sat, October 1st  at St. John the Baptist, Miscouche for our Western Councils.  All members  invited to attend.  Lunch – sharing table. 

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

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.

St. Paul’s CWL Card Parties … beginning on Friday, Sept. 23rd , 7:00pm in the Centre main hall.  All welcome!

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.

St. Paul’s C.W.L. Bursary… for daughters/granddaughters of CWL Members who are fulltime university/college students.  Application forms available at the Parish office with deadline of Friday, September 30th.

Are you someone or do you know someone who:  –  has expressed 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. For more information, please contact  Fr. Chris through the parish office. Currently we have 3 people preparing to receive these sacraments next Easter, please keep them in your prayers.

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!

 The Second Annual Blessed John Henry Newman Dinner … Friday October 21s t  – dinner at 7 pm.  Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt and Light media and English-Language Attaché to the Holy See Press Office, will speak on “Cardinal Newman & Pope Francis on Restoring Citizenship to those in Exodus.”Tickets $80/person or table of 10/$750 – 902-566-0774.  www.newmandinner.com , newmandinnerpei@gmail.com

 Society of St. Vincent de Paul  …  suggested food items:  peanut butter, coffee, tea, large cans of hearty soup, cereal, cheese whiz.  Thank you!  If you forget your food donations at the weekend masses, feel free to drop off at our food bank room, Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.  Our entrance is on Winter St., next to the Parish office.  “If we live the faith in our daily life, then our work too becomes a chance to spread the joy of being a Christian.”–Pope Francis

All Choristers … Choir Directors … Helios Vocal Ensemble concert, Friday, Sept. 30th, 7:30pm, Dr. Steel Recital Hall, UPEI ($20/adults $15/Seniors & students) and workshop, Sat., Oct. 1st, 10am-12N, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ch’Town with registration at the door of $10.

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend  … a special experience for couples of all ages.  A two-day weekend will be held in Rothesay NB, October 8-9.  Space is limited.  Contact renewmarriage@gmail.com or call (506) 451-8489.