THE MASS OF CHRISM is at St. Dunstan’s Basilica on Monday, April 15th at 7 pm. All parishioners are invited to this integral part of our Holy Week tradition, the blessing and consecration of Holy Oils. Parish representatives will receive the Holy Oils used throughout the year for the celebration of Baptism, Confirmation and the Sacrament of the Sick. Presided by Bishop Richard Grecco and con-celebrated with the priests of our diocese, this can be an excellent preparation for all of us to enter into the spirit of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday). If you’ve never attended the Mass of Chrism, you may want to take the opportunity to be present for this special Diocesan tradition.
There is still time to register for Steubenville Atlantic, July 5-7, 2019 in Halifax, N.S. Join hundreds of youth from across the Maritimes at Dalhousie University for a weekend of faith and friends. For more information or to register, talk to your Group Leader or contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cosmic Spirituality Workshop Day on May 4 from 9:30 – 3:30 with Sr. Donna Geernaert, a sister of Charity from Halifax. Her theme will be “Telling the Christian Story in an Evolving Universe”. To register call 902-367-3103 or message email@example.com on or before May 1 or until spaces last. Cost is $30 and participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. This workshop will be of great interest to those who are seeking faith and science connections in their faith journey.
The Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame (CND) will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the birth of St. Marguerite with a number of events from April 17, 2019 to April 17, 2020. Check our special anniversary webpage for details www.margueritebourgeoys400.org (to be launched April 17). Be sure to watch the Daily TV Mass on Wednesday April 17 2019 as we begin out celebrations nationally online at www.dailytvmass.com or on VISION or Salt and Light TV networks. We will begin our diocesan celebrations on June 16 with a celebration of the Eucharist at St Dunstan’s Basilica at 10:30. Please come and celebrate with us.
“The Crew,” a diocesan-wide youth group, will be presenting the Stations of the Cross in Silhouette, with meditations and prayers from the diary of St. Faustina. Please join us at St. Dunstan’s basilica Good Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm. This prayerful event is a fundraiser for members of The Crew to attend the Steubenville Atlantic Youth Conference this summer, as well as for members who will be serving with NET Ministries as missionaries in 2019-20. Admission is by donation – please be generous.
Clinical Pastoral Education at the QEH (September 24, 2019 – April 15, 2020): The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Spiritual Care Department has received program approval from the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) to offer a fall/winter of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). CPE is an intensive, experience-based approach to learning regarding providing quality spiritual care. Students will attend a 28-week (400 hours) course that offers two-day-per-week training which includes classroom time and practicum time. The program is open to clergy, theology students, and lay persons with theology training who want to improve their pastoral skills in a health care setting. For more information and application material, contact Mary Bungay, Spiritual Care Administrative assistant @ (902) 894-2053 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is July 25th, 2019.
Called to Love: A Retreat for Young Women. On Saturday, April 27, 9 am-4 pm, the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Ragusa are hosting this retreat for young women ages 18-30 at Sacred Heart Convent (403 Granville Street, Summerside). Retreatants will spend the day reflecting on their vocation to love. Meals will be provided, and payment is by donation. For more information, or to register, please contact the Sisters by email email@example.com or by phone (902)-436-5386
Men’s Spiritual Exercises: “A Man of the Kingdom,” a 40-hour silent retreat will be held April 26-28, 2019 at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre, 67 Reid Rd, Bayview, PEI. Cost is $200 and includes material, lodging and 5 meals. Registration is at 6:30 Friday, retreat begins at 8pm and ends Sunday after lunch. Retreat master is Fr. William Brock, LC. For more info or to register contact Tracy Jones 902 854 2969/ firstname.lastname@example.org or Ray Arsenault (902) 854-2808/ email@example.com
The West Prince Right to Life is having their monthly peaceful demonstration on April 20th at 11:00 am in Summerside along Roy Boats Ave. on the side of Walmart.
The next Teen Encounter Weekend, for young people ages 16-21, will be held from May 31 – June 2 at the Kolbe Retreat Centre (www.hfmpei.com) in Bayside. A weekend of prayer, talks, and fellowship as we encounter Jesus and one another. Register at http://dioceseofcharlottetown.com/teen-encounter-registration/
Celebrate Holy Week and Easter with Salt + Light TV, available on a free preview from participating cable and satellite providers across Canada, from April 14 – May 12, 2019. Join us starting Palm Sunday for live Papal events and our line-up of Catholic programming to grow in the knowledge of our faith and Catholic tradition in its many expressions. Check your local provider or visit www.saltandlighttv.org/subscribe for more details. Salt & Light – sharing the joys and hopes of the Gospel through television, radio, print, and online media.
Please join us at the Annual General Meeting of the PEI Right to Life Association on THIS Saturday, April 13 starting with registration at 9am. There will be a special celebration of our 45th Anniversary from 1-3pm. St Pius X Church, 106 St Peter’s Rd, Charlottetown. Please RSVP to Pat at 902-894-5473 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Day Musical Evening on Easter Monday, April 22 at St. Pius X Church at 7 pm. This is an evening of music and song to celebrate the beauties of our common home, the Earth. There will be a variety of island performers who will volunteer their talents for this day of celebration! Reserve the date on your calendar today. Organized by The Martha Spirituality Centre. Admission is by donation to support programming.
St. Dunstan’s Basilica will be graced by a performance given by the Rubrum Aurum Trio, an early music chamber group touring the Maritimes this spring. The concert takes place in the church on Sunday, April 28 at 7 pm and admission is by free will offering.
The Mikinduri Children of Hope annual Yard Sale and Book Sale is on Saturday, May 4th from 9 am – 1:30 pm at the Eastlink Centre. There is a huge selection – something for everyone. Admission is by $2 donation or 1 full Blue Bag of clean clothing. Anyone wishing to donate pre-loved items can do so at the Eastlink Centre Thursday, May 2nd from 2 -7 pm and Friday, May 3rd from 9 am – 3 pm. We cannot accept baby equipment, tires, old computers, TVs (except flat screens) or encyclopedia sets. For more information or to volunteer contact Karen @ (902)887-2417 or email@example.com. To have your larger items picked up contact: Ernie Gallant 902-566-3463
Spring Liturgical Conference: Nourish us with Sacred Story. A day of reflection, prayer, teaching, and discussion on the Liturgy of the Word in the Eucharist. Saturday, May 11, 10 am – 3 pm, St. Francis of Assisi church, Cornwall. Facilitator is Fr. Keith Kennific. No charge. Please take your own lunch. Coffee and tea provided. Please register by Friday, May 3 with Jennifer Scott, 902-368-8005 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.
Join us on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend and enrich your relationship for a lifetime of love. May 3 – 5, 2019 at Between the Hearts Renewal Centre, Amherst, NS. Open to husbands and wives throughout Atlantic Canada. For more information, or to sign up email email@example.com or call 902-314-8541.
Beautiful spring pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape Shrine in Quebec, May 17th to 20th, 2019: pilgrimage includes bus trip to and from, 3 nights’ accommodations, 3 breakfasts and 3 evening meals at Madonna House. Cost $575 for double occupancy and $660 for single, (HST inc.) Don’t miss out on this great trip. To register contact Gary and Eileen Clow (902-569-3945), Ken Campbell (902-566-2914), or Joe and Rita Drane (902-940-5871).