Bulletin Announcements February 6 to 16

February 6, 2019

Clergy Study Days with Fr. Mike McGourty will be held from noon February 25 to noon February 26. 

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

Steubenville Atlantic is happening July 5-7, 2019. 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.

Couple’s Retreat Days

Looking for a great Getaway Weekend? Come to a married couples’ retreat at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre taking place March 15 – 17. Led by Father Brendan Gallant, this retreat will be a special time for sharing and praying together.  Cost is $137.50 each.  Phone 902-621-2385 or 902-388-1952. 

Join us for Theology on Tap on Feb. 7 at 7 pm at the Fox and Crow Pub, UPEI Student Centre.  Julia Kenney, World Youth Alliance, New York City, will speak on “Why Not Excellence?  Raising Society to a Standard of Authentic Truth, Beauty and Goodness.”  Theology on Tap is presented by the SDU Institute of Christianity and Culture.

Seal of the CWL

CWL Area Meetings – February 23, 2019:  CWL Members are invited to attend Area Meetings on Saturday, Feb 23 at the following locations and times: 

Kings:  St. Peter’s Community Centre, from 10:00 – 1:00

Queens: St. Dunstan’s Basilica Basement, from 10:00 – 1:00; Mass at 9:00 am.

East Prince: Kinkora Place, from 9:00 – 12:00 (no hot dishes)

West Prince: Tignish Parish Centre, from 10:00 – 1:00.   The agenda will concentrate on the new CWL theme Caring for our Common Home/Water and Leadership Development.  Members are asked to bring food for a pot luck supper.

Walking From Nazareth to The Cross

OUR LADY OF HOPE RETREAT:  February 8 – 10, 2019 at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre with Retreat Master Fr. Brian R. MacDougall. The theme will be “Walking with Mary from Nazareth to the Cross”. It will be an opportunity to journey with Mary as we ponder the Biblical passages that speak of how Mary was led by the Holy Spirit from Nazareth to the foot of the Cross. Our retreat will also be an excellent preparation for Lent. All are welcome! Book early to avoid disappointment.  The cost per person is $137.50 (HST included). Please call the Centre to reserve your spot – 902-621-2385 / 902-388-1952 or contact David MacAdam at 961-2242 or dgmacadam@eastlink.ca.

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.

Martha Spirituality Centre

Martha Spirituality Centre (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.caGrief Video Series: Sr. Debbie Peters will lead a series of 6 sessions using videos by Dr. Bill Webster on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30 pm, Feb. 5-March 12. Topics are Problem of Grief, Every Life Tells a Story, Understanding Grief, Understanding Loss, Emotions and Reliving Memories.  Register by Feb. 2. Cost $30. Series of 5 Women’s Mini Retreats begins Monday Feb. 11 at 7:00pm. Led by Lynn DeLong. Themes are God’s Love, Mysterious Beauty of God, Bringing Hope, Grace of Healing, and Relationship through Prayer. Cost is $30 for the series or $10 for an evening. Register by Jan. 25.

Bishop Richard Grecco

March 9 Lenten Retreat with Bishop Grecco on Saturday, March 9 from 10 am – 3 pm. Need to register on or before March 7 or until spaces last.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Women’s League is hosting a Valentine Coffee Party on Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a. m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Hall.  Tickets are $8, purchase at door.