Bulletin Announcements February 12 to 22

February 12, 2019

Bishop Richard Grecco

Martha Spirituality Centre (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca)  March 9 Lenten Retreat with Bishop Grecco on Saturday, March 9 from 10 am – 3 pm. Need to register no later than March 7. Space is limited.

The Bilingual NET Canada Team

No cost French NET Retreat: The parishes of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel and St Philippe and St Jacques are proud to welcome the bilingual team (NET) for a Francophone retreat day for youth from grades 7 to 12. This retreat will be filled with skits, games, music and prayer groups to excite and inspire young people to live their faith authentically, in truth and in joy. We meet: Wednesday, April 10 from 10am to 6pm in the basement of St Philippe and St Jacques church in Egmont Bay. Lunch and snacks will be included during the day. Parents are invited to bring a dish to share and join us for a ‘pot luck’ supper.  For more information and to register your child contact  Michelle D’aoust at the Bureau of Christian Education, Tel: 902-854-2143 or by email: cec@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

The Rite of Election for catechumens will be held at 5 PM Sunday, March 10, 2019 at St. Dunstan’s Basilica.  All parishes are asked to invite their catechumens to attend.

The-Heart-of-the-Matter: A Marriage Preparation Course for Modern Couples in the Catholic Church:  Are you planning to get married in the Catholic Church? Got questions?  Could you answer why getting married in the Catholic Church will make a difference in your life? Don’t settle for uncertainty. Learn why this choice is one of the best you will ever make! Ask YOUR questions, find answers and learn the truth. Get to The-Heart-of-the-Matter! We will meet individually or in group sessions to learn about and discuss the meaning of the Catholic Sacrament of Matrimony. More information can be found on the diocesan website dioceseofcharlottetown.com/diocesan-ministries/marriage-preparation,  or by contacting Pat Wiedemer at:  patricia.wiedemer@outlook.com or  902-393-6047.

Couple’s Retreat Days

Father Brendan “Bud” Gallant is putting on a retreat for married couples at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre from March 15 to 17.  This retreat will be a special time for sharing and praying together.  Cost is $137.50 per person.  Phone 902-621-2385 or 902-388-1952 to register. 

Steubenville Atlantic is happening July 5-7. Join hundreds of youth from across Atlantic Canada for a weekend of friendship, fun, and faith. Registration is now open. The early bird cost is $200, and only available until February 28th. For more information or to register, contact Lauren at youth@dioceseofcharlottetown.com

Haché Gallant Reunion Invitation: Celebrate your heritage and culture with your international family as part of the World Acadian Congress 2019. The reunion will be held at Skmaqn-Port-La-Joye-Fort-Amherst National Historic Site on Saturday and Sunday, August 17th and 18th, 2019. There are activities for all ages, provided in English and French, as well as Mass under the big tent. All information is on the World Acadian Congress website www.cma2019.ca  under “Programs.”  Select “Family Reunions” and then choose the Haché  Gallant Families. Registration forms are on the website and are to be online. Come join your relatives in celebration of your common ancestry, explore your heritage and enjoy a weekend of festivities this summer.

Invitation à la Rencontre des Familles Haché Gallant : Les familles et les individus des familles Haché Gallant sont invités à une rencontre cet été. Venez célébrer votre héritage et votre culture Acadienne avec votre famille internationale au sein du Congrès Mondial Acadien 2019.  Cette rencontre aura lieu au site Historique National Skmaqn-Port-La-Joye-Fort-Amherst samedi et dimanche, les 17 et 18 août, 2019. Il y aura des activités pour tous les âges et aussi une Messe sous le chapiteau. Tous les renseignements sont disponibles à www.cma2019.ca, le site web du Congrès, sous l’entête de « Programmation ».  Sélectionnez « Rencontres de Famille » et ensuite les familles Haché Gallant.   Les formulaires d’inscription sont sur le site web et on doit s’inscrire en ligne.  Venez rejoindre votre parenté, fêter vos ancêtres communs, découvrir davantage votre héritage et vous amuser pendant une fin de semaine de festivités cet été.

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.