St. Paul’s and St. Francis of Assisi
St. Paul’s Parish, 340A Newfoundland Dr., St. John’s
St. Francis of Assisi, 49 Outer Cove Rd., Outer Cove
Rev. Fred Brown
St. Paul’s Ph: 754-1980 Fax: 754-5660
email:[email protected]
Website: http://stpaulsparishnl.ca
Office Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am-4:00pm.
Tuesday: 12:30pm – 4:00pm, Wednesday 8:30am – 12:00pm
Palm Sunday
March 29, 2015
St. Francis Ph: 437-5777 Fax: 754-5660
email:[email protected],
Website – http://stfrancis.comuv.com
Office Hours: Tuesday 8:30am – 12:00pm,
Wednesday 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Palm branches are a part of Christian worship on Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday as it is sometimes
called. This event commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, as foretold by the
prophet Zechariah.
The Bible tells us people cut the branches from palm trees, and waved them in the air. They greeted
Jesus not as the spiritual Messiah who would take away the sins of the world, but as a potential
political leader who would overthrow the Romans.. Their shout "Hosanna" meant "save now."
In ancient times, palm branches symbolized goodness and victory. They were often depicted on coins
and important buildings. Solomon had palm branches carved into the walls and doors of the temple(1
Kings 6:29). Again at the end of the Bible, people from every nation raise palm branches to honor
Jesus (Revelation 7:9).
Today in all Christian Churches palm branches are distributed to remember Christ's sacrificial death
on the cross, praising Jesus for the gift of salvation, and looking forward to seeing Jesus again.
“Morning by morning He wakens - wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.” Listen in
prayer daily to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, seeking to know your vocation. If He is asking
you to consider the priesthood or consecrated life, call Fr. Ken Walsh 432-2865, Fr. Steve
Courtney 726-3660 or email: [email protected]
Mass Schedule March 30 – April 5, 2015
Tuesday, St. Paul’s, 9:30am - Wayne Doran,
Jason English, Margaret Corcoran
Wednesday, St. Francis, 9:00am - Patrick & Jack
Devereaux, William & Alice Croke, Paul Coady
Holy Thursday
St. Paul's 7:00pm Adoration until 10:00pm
Good Friday
St. Francis 11:00am Station of the Cross for children
St. Francis 7:00 pm Stations for adults
St. Paul's 3:00pm Liturgy celebration
Holy Saturday
St. Paul’s Easter Vigil: 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday
St. Francis 9:45am – All Parishioners
St. Paul’s 11:15am - All Parishioners
------------------------------------------------------------Offertory Collection with Thanks
March 21/22
St. Paul’s
Offertory $1968.30
Other Parishes $25.00
Food Bank $35.00
Solidarity Collection $5.00
Dev. & Peace $1301.00
Daily Ministries Canada $3.20
St. Francis of Assisi
Offertory $720.45
Other Parishes $392.75
St. Paul’s $679.00
Initial Offering $3.00
Ash Wednesday $10.00
Dev. & Peace $888.00
New Year’s Day $2.00
------------------------------------------------------------R.C. CURSILLO MOVEMENT has resumed its
weekly Ultreyas at St. Patrick’s meeting room at
10:15 am every Saturday morning.
Youth and Young Adult Activities
Interested in getting involved with other Catholic
youth or young adults? Visit the Archdiocesan
website www.rcsj.org to find lots of upcoming
activities that you can participate in this fall.
Ministers of the Liturgy for April 2
St. Paul’s Parish
Derm Whelan, Doug Harris
Bringing Up the Gifts:
Art and Kay Escott
Eucharistic Ministers: Eileen Madden,
George Hynes, Ray English
Ushers: Mike Russell, Charlie Dawe, Ken
Yetman, Dave Power, Jim Critch
Ministers of the Liturgy for April 3
St. Paul’s Parish
Lectors: Maureen Roche, Robert Bartlett
Eucharistic Ministers: Sheila Redmond,
Gloria Carter, Leo Kinsella
Ushers: Mike Russell, Leo Kinsella, Albert
Croke, Mike Croke, Hubert Sorhaitz
Ministers of the Liturgy for April 4/5
St. Paul’s Parish
Saturday - Anne Gosse O’Driscoll, Dave
Dyer, Jean Loder
Sunday - Maria Whitten, Hunter Read
Bringing Up the Gifts:
Saturday – Marie Skiffington, Mary McGuire,
Bernadine Knight
Sunday – Claud and Mary Moulton
Eucharistic Ministers:
Saturday – Roseanne Veitch, Doug Harris,
Bernadine Knight
Sunday – Eileen Bartlett, Gloria Cater, George
Saturday - Ray English, Charlie Dawe,
Richard Croke, Ray Bonia, Bren McDonald
Sunday – Claud Moulton, George Hynes,
Gerald Brothers, Aloyoius Billings, Bernard
Madden, Leo Kinsella
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Lectors: Don Feehan, Jean Loder
Eucharistic Minister: Helen Feehan
Bringing Up The Gifts: Charlene, David,
Rachel, Jared Devereaux
Counselling Services: Individual,
couple, family and sexual abuse counselling
available upon request. To register for any of
COLLECTION – MAY 2 & 3 and MAY 9 & 10
Did you know that there is more than one way to
give? You can take any envelope, include your
name, address and envelope number, if applicable,
- make a one-time gift;
- make smaller donations over several weeks;
- make smaller donations over several months;
- make a donation in memory of a loved one;
No matter which you choose we thank you.
Every gift is appreciated and every gift is
(Traditional Latin Mass) Mass in the Extraordinary
Form (Latin Mass) offered weekly on Sunday,
celebrated at St. Pius X chapel at 5:15 pm. Visitor’s
guide to Latin mass call Una Voce, #722-4842
(Elizabeth) or 726-6767 (Maureen) or email: [email protected]
Philomena Chafe Memorial Pilgrimage for 2015,
with visits to Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Cape de la
Madeleine and St. Joseph’s Oratory; from St. John’s
to and from Montreal via Air Canada, Group 1: June
18th.- 25th and Group 2: August 6th. 13th. Interested parties please write to: Philomena
Chafe Memorial Pilgrimage, P.O. Box 864, Stn. C,
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5L7 Or Phone Frank Chafe
(709) 579-7924 or Maureen Wyatt (709) 5796130. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Knights of Columbus Supreme Council
Scholarship 2015
The K of C Supreme Council Scholarship is
available to members, sons and daughters of
members and deceased members. It is available to
students presently in Grade XII. The application
deadline is May 1, 2015. Further information and
application can be obtained at www.kofc.org under
Scholarships. State Council contact Maurice Lewis
at [email protected] or 709-447-4461.
AUXILIARY has openings for day time volunteers
in their Gift Shop. If you have a few hours a week
that you are willing to offer providing customer
service to our patients and visitors please call
Volunteer Resources at 777-5539 for further
the above groups or for further details:
either go to our website
for online registration, call Jennifer at 5790168, or email: [email protected]
FOUND KEYS at St. Francis of Assisi
Church, if you are missing your keys (mailbox
is one key), please contact the office.
My Refuge, My Strength - A new book
authored by Monsignor Francis A. Coady,
P.H. Encouragement for Catholics and others.
Available at the Basilica Parish Office or call
Jocelyn at (709) 726-3660. $15.00 per copy.
Limited quantity available.
NL State Council of the Knights of
Columbus Essay Writing Contest
The essay topic this year is: “What effect do
you think Pope Francis is having on the Church
today. The essay should be approximately 500
words. All students from Grade 7 to 12 are
1st prize- $200, 2nd- $100, 3rd- $50. Please
submit your essay to: James R. Murray, PGK,
State Program Director, 17 Rutledge Cres., St.
John’s, NL A1A 3J5 or
email: [email protected] by March
31, 2015. The prize winners will be announced
at the State Convention in April.
T'ai Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement
“Special full Saturday morning sessions - T'ai
Chi Chih Joy Thru Movement on March
21st and Chow Medical Qigong on March 28th promoting greater wellness body mind spirit.
Being offered at Presentation Sisters Retreat
House, Parsonage Drive, on Virginia Lake, just
off Logy Bay Road. For new and returning
students. See www.taichichihnl.ca for more
details. Please contact Sheila at 727-7863 or email [email protected]sympatico.ca to preregister.”
51st International Eucharistic Congress in
Cebu City, Philippines - January 21February 5, 2016 Fr. Jose Joaquin is
organizing a pilgrimage to the 51st International
2015. Join over 4000 Catholics across Canada and
the USA as they partake in a conference on the New
Evangelization. The conference will feature 8 worldclass Catholic speakers on the New Evangelization –
people like Scott Hahn, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Ralph
Martin, Patrick Coffin and JoEllen Gregus, to name
a few and has been designed to inspire Catholics and
help them live out their personal call to evangelize.
Register now www.newevangelization.com Where:
Corpus Christi Parish Complex -When: Friday
night, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. Cost: $50.00
(includes breaks, but please bring a bag lunch). For
more information, contact Anne Walsh
- [email protected] or call 709-726-3660.
What is "Live-Streaming"?
"Live-Streaming" means that all events for this
congress will be hosted at one site-- in this case,
Ottawa-- but a limited number of sites (20) will
receive a video and audio link that allows us to
participate in the events as they happen. Nobody will
be able to watch the events at home; you have to be
at the site (Corpus Christi Complex). This is a
wonderful technology that allows us here in
Newfoundland to experience and share great
speakers, inspiring talks and the energy of thousands
of other people of faith.
Early Bird Registration Prize! If you register
before March 31, we will enter your name for a
chance to enter a draw for a "New Evangelization
Prize package"-- a basket of CD, books and other
gifts! Register early for a chance to win!
Registration for the New Evangelization Summit
Registration is open for the New Evangelization
Summit. When you go the website, you are given a
choice to register on-line or call in to register. If are
not comfortable with the technology, we are offering
two opportunities where we here in St. John's will
help you to register. For help with registration, you
can come to:
- Corpus Christi Parish Office after 5:00 p.m. Mass
on Saturday, March 21 and after 10:30 a.m. Mass on
Sunday, March 22
- Mary Queen of Peace Parish Office after 5:00 p.m.
Mass on Saturday, March 21 and after 10:30 a.m.
Mass on Sunday, March 22. We are happy to help!
Eucharistic Congress, to be celebrated in Cebu
City, Philippines from January 21 - February
5, 2016. This will be a 16-day pilgrimage,
including time spent at the Eucharistic
Congress and then touring in the Philippines. A
minimum of ten people is required to offer this
package. The cost for the pilgrimage will be
$4500.00 (Canadian funds, travelling to and
from Toronto), including registration at the
International Eucharistic Congress, airfare,
travel within the Philippines, hotels and some
Travel from St. Johns-Toronto return is
extra. You must purchase your own travel
For more information, or to register, contact Fr.
Jose Joaquin at [email protected] or
call (709)693-9326 on or before March 6, 2015.
Further information will be made available
upon expression of interest.
Virginia Park Community Centre 50+ Club
meets every Wednesday from 7-10 pm to play
cards, bingo, darts or just to have a night out.
All 50+ are welcome to attend.
The Centre for Life invites you to read more
about euthanasia and assisted suicide and
its impact on the vulnerable in our society by
visiting http://www.epcc.ca and
http://www.euthanasianewsworld.com To
learn more about the Centre for Life visit us on
line at http://www.centreforlife.ca
There will be a 4th Degree Exemplification
on April 11th 2015 at St. Teresa's church on
Mundy Pond Road. All 3rd Degree Brothers
are invited to apply. If you are interested please
call Greg Richard 335-2515 for further details.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Divine Mercy
Devotions will be held on Sunday, April 12th at
Catholic Youth Club Are you 11 or older? Are you
looking to learn about the church, deepen your faith
and have lots of fun doing it? Come join the Catholic
Youth Club. Grades 6-9 meet on Sunday nights from
6:30-8pm. Grades 10+ meet on Monday nights from
6:30 - 8:30pm. All meetings are held at Mary Queen
of Peace Church. Our meetings include prayer,
catechesis, discussions, games and snacks. We also
do several community service projects each year,
attend prayer services as well as youth conferences
and have social events including movie and game
nights. We would love for you to come to a
meeting! To join, drop into a meeting or
email [email protected] for more
The Kidney Foundation of Canada will host the
annual Eastern Avalon “Give the Gift of Life” Walk
in St. John’s on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm
from St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, Mundy Pond Road.
Form a family team or register as an
individual. Come out and see The St. Pat’s Dancers,
meet Buddy the Puffin and enjoy other fun family
activities. Register
at www.kidney.ca/atlantic/walk, by calling 7538999 or email [email protected]
If you have any further questions, please call me at
753-8999 or email: [email protected]
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Holiday Inn - Dinner,
Live/Silent Auction, Raffles
To reserve your ticket contact MaryLou Sweetapple
- 726-3660 or [email protected]
We are looking for donations of homemade goods,
gift certificates, products (new items only) and
services for the LIVE/SILENT AUCTION! Any
donation gratefully appreciated. To contribute
contact Anne Marie Curran - 726-3660
or [email protected]
All proceeds make it possible for people to help
people through Archdiocesan outreach programs
and services.
The Family Life Counselling Centre Winter 2015 Events
Separation and Divorce (8 wks.) –
Facilitator: Evelyn Piercey, B.A.,
M.T.S. Begins: Wed, April 15, from 7 - 9 pm
Parenting TEENS Course (5
wks.) OR Parenting Children Course (5
wks) (Depending on Demand)
- Facilitator: Denise Sargeant, MMFT, CCC,
n.d. Begins: Start date to be announced,
Time: Wed., from 11:30 - 2 pm. . (Winter) .
FRANCIS OF ASSISI If any parishioners
are wishing to donate flowers for the altar
for Easter please have them in by noon on
Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Thanking you
in advance.
WYD 2016 Meeting This Catholic pilgrimage
will be from July 18- August 3, 2016 in Poland.
If you will be between the ages of 18-35 at the
time of travel, you and your parents are invited
to attend. For more information please contact
Sara at [email protected]
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - St.
Patrick’s Church
Tickets: $20.00 -Tickets are available at the
Parish Office – Telephone Number 754-1195 or
after Mass at St. Patrick’s Church.
Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Service
for Life will take place at St. Teresa’s Church
Mundy Pond Road at 9:00 am, April 3rd. The
Centre for Life extends an invitation to gather
in spiritual fellowship to pray and reflect on
the intrinsic value and dignity of all human life.
All are welcome to attend.
The monthly meeting of Archbishop Howley
Assembly 4th Degree, K of C, will be held
Thursday, April 9, 8:30 pm. St. Clare Ave.
All members are encouraged to attend.
Deaf Ministries of Newfoundland Labrador
Easter Church Service You are invited to a Special
Easter Service. The Service is Signed and Voiced.
Everyone is Welcome. When: Palm Sunday, March
29, 2015. Where: First United Church, Mt. PearlTime: 3 pm. Please stay a while after the service
there will be a get together for a cup of tea and chat
with old friends and make new ones. Hope to see
you there! Email: [email protected]
AS TIME GOES BY An evening of music with Erin
Winsor. A Fundraiser for The Singing Legionnaires.
When: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 …7:30 P.M.
Where: St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Ave.
Development and Peace would like to thank all
those who made a gift to the Share Lent Campaign.
Thank you for your generosity in helping to meet the
needs of the world.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - St.
Patrick’s Church
Tickets: $20.00 -Tickets are available at the
Parish Office – Telephone Number 754-1195 or
after Mass at St. Patrick’s Church.