This Sunday, August 12th is the annual St. John the Baptist Parish Picnic in Miscouche. There will be food and games beginning after the 10:30 Mass. All are welcome!
Learn about the First Catholic Glenaladale Settlers from Scotland. The PEI Scottish Settlers Historical Society Inc. invites you to “Your Scottish Ancestry” – presentations, discussions, artifacts and light refreshments at Silver Threads Club, 75 Main Street Souris, on August 18, 2018 from 2-4 pm.
Pope Francis: has designated September 1 each year as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. A special ecumenical service will be held at 7 pm, Saturday, September 1 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cornwall to celebrate this event. Leo Marchildon is assembling a choir for this beautiful service, and those who wish to participate are invited to attend a one-time choral rehearsal on Wednesday August 29th at 6:30 pm in the church. Sponsored by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.
St. Mary’s of the People (Hunter River) Cemetery Sunday: There will be a service of prayer and song at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hunter River on Sunday, September 9 at 1 pm. All are welcome. Please pass this invitation along to anyone you know who may have friends or family members in the cemetery or former parishioners of St Mary’s of the People.
Queen Square School’s annual reunion will take place at the Murphy Centre, 200 Richmond Street in Charlottetown on August 17 from 4-7 PM. Food and refreshments available. Former students and teachers are invited to reminisce while meeting and greeting old school chums.
Annual Bishop Angus Bernard MacEachern Memorial Mass will be celebrated Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Chapel, 3 Km east of Mount Stewart.
Fr. Augustine, our Diocesan Vocations Director invites you to visit the new Diocesan Vocations Facebook page. Go to www.facebook.com/vocation.call or sign in to your Facebook account and type “Vocation Call” in the search bar.
The next 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.
Come and meet the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Ragusa! There will be an open house on Sunday, August 19th, 2-4 pm at 403 Granville Street, Summerside. Sister Margherita, Sister Marian and Sister Juliet invite you to take a tour of their Convent, learn a little of the history of their order, and enjoy a few refreshments. Everyone is welcome!
The summer pipe organ concert continues with performances at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings at the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude (Tignish), and Wednesday afternoons at 1 pm at St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown. Admission is by free-will offering. August 14 / 15: Organist Don Fraser August 21 / 22: Organist George Bozemen August 28 / 29: Organist Philip Crozier (Montreal) September 4 / 5: Saxophonist Sophie Decourval and organist Jacques Boucher (Montreal).
Are you the parent of a young child? Are you a young adult or retiree seeking a way to serve the Church? Are you a grandparent desiring a means to pass on the Faith? Do you have carpentry skills? Do you sew? We need you! The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is having a “seed planting” information session Sept. 12 at 7pm in the Knights of Columbus room of St Dunstan’s Basilica. We invite any and all to “come and see” this Montessori-based approach to teaching the Faith to young children. Please contact Jodi Grant with any questions: 902.218.8282
Father Bob Coady has written a small book entitled “In The Midst of it All. Ten Essays and Reflections on Life and Faith.” Topics include Family, Death of the Young, Grief, Suicide, Mercy and other relevant subjects, each accompanied by appropriate scriptural references. Copies are available for sale through some parish offices in churches where Fr. Bob has served over the past forty two years, including St. Francis, Cornwall; St. Mary’s, Montague; St. Pius X and Holy Redeemer, Charlottetown, and are also available at The Bookmark in the Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown.
Connolly Estate Bursaries are now available to qualifying university students in their first, second, third or fourth year. A change in policy means university students can now receive support for a maximum of four years (not two). In addition, college students who are completing a joint program/degree may also qualify during their university studies. The bursaries are open to full-time university students who are male or female, Roman Catholic, and Irish in heritage. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Apply at www.owenconnollyestate.com before August 31. Recent bursaries have been in the range of $3,000/year, though they may be lower depending on market returns and the number of applicants.
Holy Land Pilgrimage This is your opportunity to see the Holy Land. Father Gerard Chaisson, former Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, Montague and Father Simon Lobo, Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax, are the spiritual leaders on this prayerful Pilgrimage. The itinerary has been carefully arranged with full consideration to the ministry of Christ as opposed to merely a tour of the Holyland. Dates for this Pilgrimage are Oct. 7 – 18, 2018. To learn more, visit www.privatelabeltravel.ca and sign up for more information, or call Bob Sime at (902) 429-5145
Fall Choral Workshop Weekend – St. Francis of Assisi Church in Cornwall and the Knights of Columbus Council #10808 will be hosting a special weekend of choral workshops on the evening of Friday, September 21, and the morning of September 22. Conducting the workshops will be vocal coach Paul Grambo (Elora Festival Singers, London, Ontario), accompanied by Leo Marchildon (St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown). Advance registration is required and is $15 per workshop or $25 for both sessions.
On Saturday evening, the 22nd, a joint concert will be presented by Cape Breton’s Coro Cantabile and the Workshop Choir. Concert tickets are $15. For more information and to register contact Basil Favaro, program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-569-8826. All proceeds support the Knights’ community charities