Bulletin Announcements August 1 to 10

July 31, 2019

Bishop Richard Grecco

Bishop Grecco wishes to announce that our diocese is happy to receive two more missionary priests from India.   Fr. Lazaru and Fr. Kishore will be temporarily in residence at Holy Redeemer Parish until the end of September when assigned parish duties.   Welcome to Charlottetown Diocese, Fr. Lazaru and Fr. Kishore! 

PEI Right to Life Association will be premiering the movie Unplanned from Aug 4-13th, on PEI. To find out where you can see this exceptional film, please go to our web-page: UnplannedPEI.ca.  We recommend that tickets be bought in advance at $10 via the above web-page. For the less tech savvy, we encourage you to ask someone to assist you. We will be selling at the door in so far as the venue is not sold out.   This is the true story of Abby Johnson and her conversion from a planned parenthood director to a powerful pro-life speaker. It is a story of mercy and redemption. A trailer is included on the ticket page. For more information please call PEI RTL Association 902-894-5473 or email life.sanctuary@pei.aibn.com.

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Miscouche

St. John the Baptist Parish in Miscouche will be celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.  This joyful occasion will celebrate the Congrès mondial acadien 2019.  Also, a flag raising to commemorate the Acadian World Congress will be held at 10 a.m. on the church grounds.  The Acadian flag is blue, white and red and has the gold star to represent the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the Acadians.  All are welcome to celebrate this special day of Our Blessed Mother and Acadians.

The summer organ recital series welcomes back Jean-Willy Kunz and Tignish born soprano Robyn Perry in a pair of collaborative concerts Tuesday, August 6 at 7 pm at the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, Tignish, and Wednesday, August 7 at 1 pm at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown.  Boston organist Robert Barney will be visiting PEI and offering a special bonus recital in addition to the regular summer organ recital series at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown on Thursday, August 8 at 1 pm.  The final concerts of the series will feature Montreal organist Philip Crozier on Tuesday, August 13 at 7 pm at the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, Tignish, and Wednesday, August 14 at 1 pm at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown. Admission is by free will offering.

Bishop MacEachern’s Tomb

The annual “Bishop’s Mass” celebrating the first bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown,  Bishop Angus Bernard MacEachern, will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. on August 18th at St. Andrew’s Chapel with Bishop Richard Grecco presiding.  In conjunction with the Mass at St. Andrew’s Chapel, there will be a pilgrimage walk at 2:00 p.m. beginning from St. Andrew’s Parish Church in Mount Stewart.  Following a prayer, the participants will follow the trail along the river to the burial ground near St. Andrew’s Chapel.  One can walk up the cemetery road to the Chapel or take a car ride provided. There will also be a blessing of cycles, bicycles or motorcycles.  Cyclists may use the trail while motorcycles can use the highway.  Almost every year since the opening of St. Andrew’s Chapel in 1990, the Friends have arranged for a Mass to be said at the Chapel in memory of Bishop MacEachern. The Mass is said in August to commemorate the arrival of Angus MacEachern on the Island on that month in 1790.  Following Mass, a light lunch will be served. Transportation will be provided back to the parish church for those leaving their car at Mount Stewart.

Owen Connoly

Connolly Estate bursaries are open to residents of PEI who are full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited university. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that they are Roman Catholic, are Irish in heritage and have material financial need (parental income applies if applicant is under 22).  College students who are completing a joint program/degree and are enrolled in the university portion of their studies are eligible to apply.  Bursaries are available for a maximum of four years.  Apply at www.owenconnollyestate.com  before Aug. 31.  Recent bursaries have been in the range of $2,000/year, though they vary depending on market returns and the number of applicants.

The 2nd annual Empowered Men’s Conference, October 4- 5 in Halifax, is a call for men to be challenged, to become more engaged in their faith and grow in faithfulness to serve God and the Church: Whether they’re lukewarm or already on fire!  Many men do a lot of great work in our parish ministries and communities, however, regarding our personal faith formation, research shows many men are lacking, practicing their faith timidly. This crisis of male disengagement is precisely why initiatives such as the Empowered Men’s Conference, are essential in rejuvenating the faith in our parishes. Hear inspiring message from Archbishop Mancini and keynote speakers, Fr. Mark Cherry & Greg Moulaison, along with Stanley Cup Champion, Joe Dipenta (Anaheim Ducks) as our emcee. To register visit: empoweredccfm.com. Registration is $60 until June 30 and $75 after. For more information, email empoweredccfm@hotmail.com

This Year’s Hache-Gallant Family Reunion takes place in Skmaqn-\Port-La-Joye-Fort Amherst on August 17th and 18th, 2019.  It would be appreciated if you could pass the word along to all your family and acquaintances whose families are probably organizing reunions of their own during the Congres mondial acadien2019.  (cma2019.ca/families).  The more the merrier to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Congres mondial acadien. If you have questions about our program, drop us a line at: reuniongallant@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1464890046898961/members/ (Rencontre de famille Hache-Gallant family reunion 2019)

Our Lady of the Cape

On the occasion of their 20th anniversary, PEI Pilgrimage Ltd. will lead a pilgrimage to Quebec to visit Our Lady of the Cape Shrine and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré from October 4 – 7, 2019.   The cost for double occupancy is $575, or $660 for single, HST incl.  This includes travel, 3 nights’ accommodation and 6 meals.    To register please call Gary or Eileen Clow at 902-569-3945, Ken Campbell at 902-566-2914 or Joe or Rita Drane at 902-940-5871.  Call early to reserve your spot.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Want to experience something of the life of Jesus? Do you want to experience the places that our Lord walked and where He spoke to the people? Join Fr. Andrew Handrahan on a guided pilgrimage to some of Israel’s holy sites. From October 21st-29th, 2020, the pilgrimage will travel to the Holy Land and visit such places as Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Transfiguration, Jerusalem, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Step into the River Jordan where Jesus was baptized, and stand on the hill where Jesus gave his sermon on the mount; walk through the places that our Lord himself walked, and experience the city of Jerusalem as you make the way of the cross which Jesus suffered. Contact Krisanne Butler at CAA Travel for more information: kbutler@atlantic.ca  or at 902-892-0296. Seats are limited, call now for more information.