CEMETERY SUNDAY: A very special thank you to Holy Redeemer Parish for hosting the Mass and to the Knights of Columbus of the Parish for assisting in various ministries, the volunteers who helped load and unload chairs, and Cemetery staff. Thank you also to Leo Marchildon and Flora Ann Whitty for providing music and to all who attended and helped with the celebration of the Eucharist. May God bless all involved in our journey of faith.
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.
St. Eugene’s Cemetery Service: Covehead, following the 11 am Mass, Sunday, August 12. Sharing table to follow. All welcome.
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 7 / 8: Soprano Sylvia Mutch and organist Leo Marchildon 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)
You are all invited to join community and family and participate in a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the 50th anniversary of priesthood of Father Eddie Cormier, Saturday, August 4th at 7:00 pm in the Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel Church. Open House will follow at the Village Musical Acadien, Abram-Village (Note change of venue).Any donations given will be forwarded, half to UNHCR for refugees, and half to Village des Sources l’Étoile-Filante for youth programs.
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
The “Camp Chiara Luce” Catholic girls camp for ages 10-15, will be held this year from 6 PM August 17th until 12:30 PM August 19th, at Camp Kolbe in Grand River. The cost is $75 per camper, and $25 for each additional child from the same family. For registration info and inquiries, send email to email@example.com . Registration closes August 12th.
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.
Shane and Michael Pendergast host Traditional Ceilidhs at St Michael’s Hall, Corran Ban, 1231 Route 6, every Monday evening at 7:30, July and August. A wonderful evening’s entertainment for everyone.
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.
Family Retreats are a great chance to spend quality time with your own and to meet other Catholic families. The Thursday evening thru Sunday Retreats are held at Kolbe Retreat Center in Grand River PEI. The $250 registration fee covers all food and lodging for your whole family. Remaining Retreats scheduled for this summer: Aug 9-12 and Aug 23 -26. Space is limited so please register early. For more information see: www.hfmpei.com / e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org / call 902-854-2719 / text 902-432-9595.
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 email@example.com or call 902-569-8826. All proceeds support the Knights’ community charities