23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 9: 13-18                                                     
Philemon 9-10: 12-17                                                     
Luke 14: 25-33


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    Gerald McNeill  

Tuesday        12:10pm    Anna & Gerald Hayes             

Wednesday        12:10pm  Special Intention-Georgina MacDonald 

Thursday       7:00pm     David Blacquiere, Marguerite Gaudet & son John

Friday            9:00am    Alfred Perry                         

9:30am – 12:00N   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                        
Saturday        9:00am    Gerald & Frank & Delima Richard

4:30pm   Messe Français

7:00pm    Anniversary Mass …  Anna & Gerald Hayes, Louis Sherry, Aeneas MacIntyre, Thomas Gallant, Corinne Arsenault, Marguerite Gaudet & son John.                 

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                                       

Knights of Columbus … NO meetings in July & August … will resume in September.  Join the K of C ,1st  Sat. of the month, 6:30pm for rosary in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima.

Are you someone or do you know someone who:

– has expressed an interested 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.

House Update … in the mid  90’s,  the parish was planning for a day when priests from the surrounding area would begin living in Summerside and we bought a large house to accommodate that plan. The plan, however, did not happen and left us with a house that was too large for our needs and too costly to maintain. To offset the costs, we rented a basement apartment, but the parish was not prepared for all of the responsibilities that go with owning a rental property and this arrangement has cost us hours of work unrelated to the purpose of our church. The Finance Committee has been discussing the matter for years and the options under consideration were presented publicly three times in the last couple of years. This summer we had a great opportunity to buy a house that is a much better fit for our real needs. The new house is smaller and will allow us to save money on operating costs. We purchased the house and have since sold the Granville Street property. This move will put us in a much better situation as we move forward with the list of maintenance and other projects related to our buildings.

Prayers for the sick/suffering …  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 has been completed.  If you still need to register your child(ren), please come to the office.  Theresa will be in Tuesday, Sept. 6th & Wed, Sept. 7th, 9am-4pm.  Fee remains at $20/child with maximum of $50 for 3 or more children with forms on our Parish website under Parish Life & follow the catechism link.  Two copies per child, please.  The first Sunday for catechism is September 18th.  Ensure your child(ren) are registered before the start date.  Teachers for grades 4,5,6,7 are still needed.  We will look at this situation to do what we can to have teachers for each grade before catechism begins.  Charlene Peters, Diocesan Coordinator, is willing to come and give in-depth instructions for lesson planning for persons willing to teach for grades mentioned.

Jubilee for Catechists  … Sunday, Sept. 25th, Pope Francis will celebrate this Jubilee.  The National  Office for Evangelization & Catechesis has prepared an online resource “The Jubilee for Catechists:  Announcing the Mercy of God” for parishes.  The materials on website … http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/office-for-evangelization-and-catechesis/4482-jubilee-for-catechists    Resources may be used all year by coordinators, pastoral workers, clergy, and parents to emphasize the special role of the catechist.  Parishes may wish to use the liturgical suggestions for a  blessing of catechists either on Sept. 25th or another time.  As members of the Diocese of Ch’Town and the universal Church, let us join together in prayer/thanksgiving as we prepare to celebrate catechists – past, present and future.

Looking for Administrative Assistant … to take over in the main office after Lucia’s retirement. The job description: on website  http://www.stpaulsparish.ca/employment-opportunity-administrative-assistant   Submit your resumes to the parish office with inquiries directed to Fr. Chris.

St. Paul’s CWL …will have a reflection to begin their year of work for ‘God and Canada’. Parish Centre main hall on Thursday, Sept. 8th,  7 pm,  facilitated by Florence Arsenault on the topic “FULFILLING OUR CALLING ON BEING A PRESENCE TO OTHERS’. Fellowship/refreshments will follow.  All women of the parish are welcome to attend!

St. Paul’s CWL … begin their year with a potluck, Monday Sept. 12th, 6 pm followed by the monthly meeting, Centre main hall. All women of the parish are welcome to attend!

St. Paul’s Music Ministry … a meeting will be held on Wed., Sept. 7th , 6:00pm for all choir members.  Choir practices will begin on September 14th … 5:00pm for the Youth Choir and 6:00pm for the Adult Choir.  All are welcome.  New singers welcome – no experience needed.

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.

Lector Ministry … is recruiting a few new lectors for the various masses.  If you are interested in learning more about this ministry or are interested in becoming a lector, please contact Francois Caron email  tfcaron@bellaliant.net or by phone at 902-436-0024.

Hospice Volunteer Training … East & West Prince Chapters of Hospice PEI  offering training sessions, Sept. 14 to Oct. 12,  Prince County Hospital. Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm., for a total of nine sessions.   Addressing topics: introduction to hospice palliative care;  role of the volunteer; effective communication skills; family dynamics; grief and bereavement; emotional/spiritual/ physical issues; pain and symptom management; caring for people at home; and, selfcare. If you are interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer, contact the East Prince office at 902-438-4231 to register or for further information. 

Cursillo Weekends … 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.

Celebrating the Holy Year of Mercy … St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Sunday, Sept. 4th, 2:30pm.  Mass in Syro-Malabar Rite for the Syro-Malabar Community in PEI.  This Rite is one among the 22 Rites in the Catholic Church.  Mass will be celebrated in their Mother tongue – “Malayalam”.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul …  suggested food items … Cheese Whiz, soda crackers, canned soups, canned meats. We do accept monetary donations for any parishioners who are too busy or unable to shop but still like to help as our volunteers will do the shopping.  Thank you!  “Practicing charity is the best way to evangelize.” – Pope Framcis