Bulletin Announcements April 17 to 27

April 17, 2019

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 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.

Easter Monday, April 22, is Earth Day around the world and there will be a Musical Evening at 7 pm at St. Pius X Church to celebrate the beauties and wonders of our common home, planet Earth. A variety of singers including the Gaia Chorus, Cornwall Community Choir, harpist Lise Morin, singers Fora Ann Whitty, Margie Carmichael, Tony Reddin, Eileen Clow, Richard Fellbaum. Grace Roberts, a singalong number with some Marthas and Associates and a tribute to trees with the Elm Dance movement.  Admission is by donation to support programming at the Martha Spirituality Centre. Plan now to attend and bring your family and friends.

“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 mkbungay@ihis.org. Application deadline is July 25th, 2019.

Sacred Heart Convent in Summerside

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 sacredheartpei@gmail.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/ stjosfamilycentre@gmail.com or Ray Arsenault (902) 854-2808/ rayarsenault2014@gmail.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/

The Rubrum Aurum Trio

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 kandgmckenna@pei.sympatico.ca.   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 rc@dioceseofcharlottetown.com.   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 renewmarriage@gmail.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).