23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Ezekiel 33: 7-9 Romans 13: 8-10 Matthew 18: 15-20

Pastor: Rev. Chris Sherren Email: fatherchris@live.com

Associate Pastor: Rev. Arulraj Santiago

Office Manager: Lucia Cameron

Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault

Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston

Pastoral Council: John Perry

Property/Finance: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm Alfred Gallant
Tuesday 12:10pm Rita Clow
Wednesday 12:10pm Frank & Delima Richard
Thursday 7:00pm Alfred Perry
Friday 9:00am Special Intention
9:30am – 3:00pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 9:00am Douglas J. Hicks
4:30pm Messe française
7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Ernest Peters, Frank & Delima Richard, Marie McCabe, Roland Ratelle, Mr. Mrs. Clifford Gaudet.
Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Prayers for the sick & suffering … André Cormier, Olive Clements, Joseph & Stella Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tyler Field, Steven Sauvé, S. MacNeill, Irving Gallant, Anita Peterson, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Wayne Spin, Brenda Sherry, Colette Cormier, Albert McInnis, Jack Lucker, Kathleen Gaudet, Preston Silliker, Emily McCoubrey, Terry Graham, Reggie & LaurieAnn Poirier, Eunice Workman, Angus Arsenault, Tim Brown & daughter Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Infants Elliot & Ethan Little, Cody Arsenault, Ronald Doucette, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Karl Burdach, Tyson G., Jean Profit, Nathan M., Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque, Sheila Dunphy … that Jesus may bring them healing in body and spirit.

Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please call Donna & Ron Dehmel at 436-4911 or 436-8255. Baptism preparation is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm, Parish Centre.

St. Paul’s Prayer Group … Tuesdays at the Parish Centre main hall, 7:00pm preceded by the Rosary. All 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.

Militia Immaculata … meets the first Saturday of each month at the Parish Centre lounge, 9:30am.

Catholic Women’s League … www.cwl.ca

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca

Knights of Columbus … meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, Parish Centre, 2nd level, 8pm. www.kofc.org

“Joy of the Gospel” by Pope Francis” … “I ask God to give us more politicians capable of sincere and effective dialogue aimed at healing the deepest roots … and not simply the appearances … of the evils in our world.” #205

Sincere Thank You … I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all of the parishioners of St. Paul’s Parish. It has been wonderful serving you over the last six years. You have always been supportive of me and of the whole music ministry. A special thank you to all of the music ministers with whom I have had the great pleasure to serve. And finally a sincere thank you to my parents, Dorene and Ian, without whose support I would not have been able to perform my ministry as fully as I have. While I am sorry to leave the parish, I believe that this will be a great opportunity for re-creation in the music ministry and in the parish as a whole. May God make His face to shine upon you and grant you peace. ~ Meghan Bowen

Hospital Eucharistic Ministry … please note that your new schedule is available. Sincere appreciation!

St. Paul’s C.W.L. News … the C.W.L. Potluck & Meeting will take place at the Parish Centre, Monday, Sept. 8th beginning at 6:00pm. All Catholic women of the Parish are invited to attend.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul News … suggested food items are: peanut butter, canned meats/fish and hearty soups. Thank you for your continued support.

Religious Education … Catechism registration is here! The registration fee has been increased to $15 per child; but, we are limiting the cost to $50 for families with 4 children. Formal registration has been completed –you can register at the office during Theresa’s hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9:30am – 2:30pm. Registration forms are online – please have two copies per child. Registration DEADLINE is Monday, September 29th.
The first day of catechism is Sunday, Oct. 19th. Teachers needed for Grade 4 & seven extra parents for Grades 6 and 8 to assist the current parent teaching the class. There are many other areas for you to participate including guiding children to their proper class … please consider helping to make the program run smoothly.

Thursday, Sept. 25th, 7:00pm, at the Parish Centre, meet Donna Glaser, representative from RCL Benziger. She will explain the new program “Be My Disciples” that the Diocese has implemented. It will certainly be worthwhile to meet other people from across the Island who are learning this program and teaching it in their Parish.

Marriage Encounter Weekend … your wedding was just one day in your life, but your marriage is forever. Celebrate your forever love on this Marriage Encounter Weekend, Cavendish Gateway Resort, Mayfield, PE … October 3-5th … renewmarriage@gmail.com or 368-8375.

Lecture Series … Michael Frost presents his talk entitled “Renewing Your Mind”, St. Paul’s Centre, 7:00pm, Sunday, Sept. 14th. What you think about, most times results in what you become. The Bible tells us to be transformed in our minds by having them renewed. Come, sit and listen to how we can change our thoughts and change our life.

Hospice Volunteer Training … Sept. 16th to October 14th, Pr. County Hospital. Sessions will run Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm. Call 438-4231 for info.
Meals on Wheels News … more volunteer drivers are needed and if you can help, please call 436-7535. Thanks!

Birthright Annual Fundraiser … Murchison Centre, 17 St. Pius X Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 7:30pm with Kendall Docherty Band and guest Bridgette Blanchard. Tickets at the door or call 902-892-7572.

PEI Pilgrimage Ltd … tour to Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Quebec … October 17-20th. Cost of $285/person. Call Gary Clow 569-3945 or Andrew Arsenault 368-7247.

St. Paul’s Youth Group … will have its first gathering on Thursday, Sept. 11th, 7:00 – 9:00pm, 2nd level of St. Paul’s Parish Centre. All youth of Grades 7 and up are more than welcome to attend. Come and see!

Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarships … for Catholic Island residents of Scottish descent. www.cfpei.ca or 902-892-3440. Application review date is October 18th.

Arthritis Society News … living with arthritis affects school, work, play & family life. Join as a canvasser to raise funds by calling 902-628-2288.

For Patients at Prince County Hospital … the “Thinking of You” program looking for donations of toothbrushes, shampoo, brush, comb, deodorant, sticker books for children, infant & children PJ’s, etc. More info 438-4359.

Return to Afghanistan: Journalist & Author, Mellissa Fung … to speak at “An Evening in Support of Afghan Women and Girls” … St. Paul’s Church, Charlottetown, Friday, Sept. 12th … doors open at 6:30pm. $10 tickets available at the door or from Susan at 902-393-3074 or atlantic@cw4wafghan.ca

Victorian Order of Nurses Adult Day Program … establishing a supportive community of individuals who are frail, have chronic illness or physical/cognitive impairments … reducing social isolation for the elderly … and providing respite for family caregivers. Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30am – 12:30pm at St. Eleanors Community Centre. Info from Gertrude Beairsto 902-436-3961.

Cooper Institute Events … to honour Fr. Andrew Macdonald, a founding member, whose work was based on a belief in the importance of fairness and dignity for every person. Concert for Social Justice … 7pm, Friday, Sept. 19th, Carrefour Theatre … featuring Fiddlers, Caroline Bernard, Teresa Doyle, the Singing Fathers and others – $15 Social Justice Symposium … 1-4pm, Saturday, Sept. 20th, Holland College Centre, 300 Kent St. … highlighting Basic Income Guarantee – addressing the high percentage of people living below livable income. Info: 902-894-4573 or www.cooperinstitute.ca cooperinstitute@eastlink.ca