Bulletin Announcements February 2 to 12

February 2, 2018


The Ash Wednesday Collection (February 14) will be dedicated to support of Prison Ministry and assistance with Refugee Sponsorship by parish communities.

The next peaceful Pro-life Rally is on Saturday, February 10 at 11:00am in Summerside along the Roy Boates Avenue, Summerside, near Prince County Hospital. If the weather isn’t good that day it will be the following Saturday, February 17.

Father O’Shea still has some of his books relating to various aspects of Church history in the Diocese of Charlottetown. Those interested in our diocesan history who would like a free copy of one or other of these books, phone 902-566-1930.

Martha Spirituality Centre offers a Lenten Retreat Day on Sat., Feb. 17 from 10am-3pm. Facilitator is Dr. Beverley Musgrave from the Halifax Retreat Centre. Her theme is Sacramentality of the Present Moment. To register call 902-367-3103 or message srgemma@eastlink.ca by Feb. 15 or until spaces last. Cost $30. per person /$50 a couple.

Franciscan Spirituality for the 21st Century: the Theology on Tap session of February 15, 2018, will feature a presentation on Franciscan Spirituality given by St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. This session will be held at the Pourhouse (upstairs at the Old Triangle, 189 Great George Street, Charlottetown) at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and all are most welcome!

Pat Wiedemer

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 to learn about and discuss the meaning of the Catholic Sacrament of Matrimony. Contact Pat Wiedemer by Email: patricia.wiedemer@outlook.com or Tel: 902-393-6047.

Make a Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter Weekend – It’s the best gift you’ll ever give to each other, your marriage, and your family!  Register now for the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend – April 6-8, 2018 at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre, PEI.  Contact renewmarriage@gmail.com or 902-314-8541

Pilgrimage to Shrines of Italy: Join Fr. Andrew Handrahan on a guided pilgrimage to some of Italy’s holy sites. From November 6-16th, 2018, the pilgrimage will travel to Italy and visit such places as Rome, Vatican City, Assisi, San Giovanni Rotunda, and Montecassino. See the relics of St. Benedict, and the place where St. Michael the Archangel appeared; walk through the Catacombs of Rome, and breath in the air of the picturesque town of St. Francis; experience St. Peter’s basilica in Vatican City, and be present for the Holy Father’s Wednesday audience. An information session will be held at the CAA travel agency location in Charlottetown on February 20th at 6:30PM. Contact Krisanne Butler at CAA Travel for more information:kbutler@atlantic.caa.ca or at 902-892-0296.

Valentine’s Dance – All Ages Welcome! Great dance music from the 50s/60s/70s, Motown and more! Jack Blanchard Center, 7 Pond St. Charlottetown, 7:30 to 9:30pm, Saturday, February 10. Admission by donation, 50/50 draw; all proceeds go to Camp Kolbe Family Retreat Center in beautiful Grand River, PEI.

Congratulations to the winners and finalists in our KofC Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Challenge. First place prizes went to Kian Gill (age 6) and George Woods (9) submitted to Kensington Council #12465, and Lexi Kowalchuk (14) through Cornwall Council #10808. Their posters along with runners-up, Layla Full (5) and Luke McGillivray (7) from St. Anne’s Emyvale, Jacob Bernard (9) from Holy Family Parish Kensington, and Tasha Kowalchuk (11) from St. Francis of Assisi Parish Cornwall, will be sent to Supreme Office in Connecticut for the International Competition. Special thanks to Darren Cash, Kyle MacNeil and Basil Favaro for organizing and orchestrating this special KofC project and to all the judges. ‘Thank you to all children and youth who submitted entries this year for your creativity, inspiration and vision. You are all winners!’

Refugee Sponsorship Consideration: We are living in an era where there are an inordinate number of displaced persons and refugees throughout the world. Clearly the need is great for asylum and refuge. As we enter the New Year, we invite your parish community to give consideration to sponsoring a family. By doing so you can make a difference and change their lives. – Diocesan Refugee Sponsorship Advisory Committee