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St. Simon & St. Jude

~September 16th 2018~

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Monday- Sept. 17th ~ No Mass. However, at 7 pm there will be a Liturgy of the Word with Walter Flynn, Seminarian

TuesdaySept. 18th ~ No Mass

Wednesday – Sept 19th ~ No Mass

Thursday- Sept. 20th

7:00 p.m ~Lyman & Earl LeClair

~Sylvain Maillet

Friday – Sept. 21st

10:00 a.m. ~Emmett A’Hearn

Saturday Sept. 22nd

7:00 p.m. ~ Catherine Arsenault

~ Shirley Doyle

Sunday – Sept. 23rd

9:00 a.m. ~ Donnie Gavin

11:00 a.m. ~ For the Parishioners

Ultreya: Sunday, September 23rd at the Palmer Road Community Centre at 7:00 pm. All Cursillistas welcome! Sharing table to follow.

West Prince Right to Life: Monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18th @ 7:30 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church in Palmer Road in the side chapel (St Joseph’s room). All are welcome!

Moms in Prayer: All are welcome to attend and we will pray together for our children and school environment. We meet each week on Wednesday evening in the side chapel at 8:30 pm.

Novena: A Novena in honour of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus will be starting up on Saturday, September 22nd and ending on Sunday, September 30th . Novena will be held every evening in the side chapel at 6:00 pm. St Theresa’s Feast Day is Monday, October 1st and regular mass will be celebrated at 7 pm.


The Roman city of Caesarea Philippi was as far north as Jesus ever got. From there, Jesus turned south toward his final destiny, Jerusalem. But, before leaving there, Jesus asked the question: “Who do people say that I am?” It remains a question for  all around the world. Catholics worshipping at the Greenland Thule Air Base, 800 miles from the North Pole, will answer that question. At the tip of South America, where Cape Horn points toward Antarctica, the question will be asked in the Patagonian city of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. From Jakarta to Quito, from Africa to India, nearly 1.3-billion Catholics in the wor ld will be answering with Peter: “You are the Christ.” What then, is your answer? 

SUMMER BOWLING: Please be aware that Summer Bowling will be finishing up on September 19th. The Fall League will be starting up on October 14th.

VOCATION CHALICE: As many are aware the Knights of Columbus sponsor the Vocation Chalice Program whereby each month a family takes the Chalice home and prays for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The Chalice reminds the family of our greatest gift, the Eucharist and the priesthood, without which the Eucharist would not happen. If any family would be interested in receiving the Vocation Chalice and praying for vocations in their own home for a month, please call Charlie Bernard at 882-2408.

BAPTISM: The next Sacrament of Baptism will be on Sunday, October 7th at 12:00 p.m. Those wishing to have their children baptized must register with the Parish Office no later than Friday, September 28th. Parents and Godparents of the children are required to attend a short baptismal preparation session offered by the parish. You may choose 1 or 2 Godparents, at least 16 years old, and practicing Catholics.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) Do you know of a family member, friend or neighbor who is interested in joining the Catholic Church or someone who was baptized Catholic, but has never received any of the other sacraments? RCIA is a process by which non-Catholic adults come to understand the Catholic faith. Participants meet weekly during the program. Sessions include prayer, scripture sharing, reflections on Christian life and learning about Catholic doctrine and practices. For more info call Fr. Molina at the parish office or John & Sharon Handrahan at 882-3432.

PILGRIMAGE to Our Lady of the Cape Shrine/Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré led by PEI Pilgrimage Ltd. is October 12-15, 2018. Cost is $390 for double occupancy.  Contact Gary or Eileen Clow @ 569-3945, Joe or Rita Drane @ 940-5871, or Ken Campbell @ 566-2914. 

Thank You:

We would like to say a very BIG thank you to all our businesses, our lobster fishermen and women and all people who donated towards our Parish Picnic. As well as all the volunteers who helped make our picnic a great success.

St Simon & St Jude Parish Picnic Committee. Clarence Powers, Emelda Pitre, Paula McDonald

Parish Picnic Final total $32,801.09!!

Thank You: The family of the late Cyril LeClair would like to thank everyone who gave Mass cards, floral arrangements, sympathy cards, monetary donations and heartfelt condolences. We would also like to thank the many people who reached out to us by bringing food to the house. The sudden loss of Cyril was made easier with the love and support we received from family and friends. Your expressions of sympathy were greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. We want to thank the first responders and EMS for their quick response; To Fr. John Molina and other members of the clergy who helped and supported us during this time; to the West Prince Funeral Co-op for their professional and caring service; and the Tignish and St. Felix CWL members for providing the luncheon after the funeral; as well as the organist, choir, readers and pallbearers. God bless! Angela and LeClair family

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." --Maya Angelou

Teen Encounter Weekend: for young people ages 16-21 on September 28-30 at Camp Kolbe

(  A weekend of prayer, talks, and fellowship as we encounter Jesus and one another. Register at ~



Prayer Vigil Lights in memory of our

beloved deceased & other intentions

$10 per candle

~In memory of Cyril LeClair ~

~ Prayer for Sheila ~

~In memory of Francis Gaudet ~

~Healing within the Global Church ~



Last week’s collection: $3,338.00

Pre-Authorized donations: $674.41

Loose Change: $584.45 Total: $4,596.86

Envelopes used: 223


Donations to the Building Fund

In memory of Cheryl Keefe: $1000.00

In memory of Aubin Gallant and William (Bill) Gaudet: $1000.00

Anonymous: $50.00

Anonymous: 10.00

Donations to the Pipe Organ Fund

Anonymous: $158.00

Donations to Fr. Roy Shea

Anonymous: $25.00

Our Goal for the Building Fund: $50,000

Donations to date: $23,170.50

Thank You for your Generosity!