Bulletin Announcements February 7 to 17

February 7, 2020

Pope Francis’ Message re World Day of the Sick – February 11, 2020:  “On this XXVIII World day of the Sick…I offer heartfelt thanks to all those volunteers who serve the sick…reflecting the image of Christ, the Good Samaritan, by their acts of tender love and closeness.”  To view the entire message please visit the Diocesan Web-site, http://dioceseofcharlottetown.com/world-day-of-the-sick/

There will be a VALENTINE’S TWILIGHT RETREAT at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre on Friday February 14.  Overnight accommodations, elegant dinner for two, candlelight setting, inspirational talk, Mass, renewal of wedding vows and breakfast at a cost of $100 per couple.   Registration is from 5-6 pm, with dinner being served at 6:30.  The retreat will conclude after breakfast on the 15th.  To reserve your spot call 902-621-2385, 902-388-1952 or 902-394-4116.

Please note the change in time for the parish fundraiser at St. James Church in Georgetown: Stairlift Bingo,  will now be held every SUNDAY AT 2 P.M.   Come out for an afternoon of fun and help a worthwhile cause!

Our Lady of Knock

Annual Women & Men’s Retreat: Our theme will be “Jesus Christ the Lamb of God and the Knock Apparition”. We will pray and reflect upon the significance of the Knock Apparition and its primary focus upon Jesus appearing as the Mystical Lamb. Additionally, we shall look at each of those present in the event: Mary, Our Lady of Knock, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist. Retreat will be held Feb. 21 – 23, 2020 at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Center. Contact Martin and/or Earla Avery: Tel. 902-621-2385.

Our Lenten Dyings & Risings

Lenten Retreat Day at the Martha Spirituality Centre on Saturday Feb. 29 from 10 am-3 pm. Theme is Our Lenten Dyings and Risings. Cost is $30 per person or $50 a couple. Led by Sr. Regina McQuaid and Roseanne Macdonald, members of the Atlantic Association of Spiritual Directors.  Contact 902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca to register by Feb. 25 or until spaces last…

Fr. John Molina will be leading a Lenten retreat at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre from Friday March 6th until Sunday March 8th.  The weekend begins with registration and room assignments at 6 pm followed by Mass at 7 and concludes after lunch on Sunday.    The cost is $170.00 per person or $255.00 per married couple. Spots are quickly filling up, so reserve yours soon by calling the Centre at 902-621-2385 or 902-388-1952.

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of music at “Music at the Manse” located at 14155 St. Peter’s Road in Marshfield.  This is a new show featuring new songs and inspirational stories which are unique every week.  Performances by Tim Archer, International Gospel singer, with Ricky Lee and Jeff Grey. The setting is a beautifully restored 1830’s Manse which seats 45 per show. Your $15 admission also includes a homemade dessert and coffee or tea. Doors open every Sunday at 1 pm, show is at 2 pm. Everyone welcome!  For more information please call 902 213 2861.

Those interested in preserving the history and heritage of our early Catholic settlers, the creation of our diocese, our first bishop, Angus MacEachern as well as the historic site at St. Andrew’s are invited to become members of the Friends of St. Andrew’s Chapel.  Our address is PO Box 1864, Charlottetown PE, C1A 7N5.  For information you may contact 902 620 9336.  The annual membership fee is $10.00 or $25.00 for family or $100.00 for a life membership.  Donations are tax deductible.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (update – only 2 seats remaining):  Want to experience something of the life of Jesus? Do you want to experience the places that our Lord walked and where He spoke to the people? Join Fr. Andrew Handrahan on a guided pilgrimage to some of Israel’s holy sites. From October 21st-29th, 2020, the pilgrimage will travel to the Holy Land and visit such places as Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Transfiguration, Jerusalem, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Step into the River Jordan where Jesus was baptized, and stand on the hill where Jesus gave his sermon on the mount; walk through the places that our Lord himself walked, and experience the city of Jerusalem as you make the way of the cross which Jesus suffered. Contact Krisanne Butler at CAA Travel for more information:kbutler@atlantic.caa.ca or at 902-892-0296.

Our Lady of the Cape

PEI Pilgrimages Ltd., a non-profit organization, will lead a pilgrimage to visit Our Lady of the Cape Shrine at Cap de la Madelaine in Quebec from May 15-18.   The cost per person for double occupancy is $575, or $660 for single, HST incl.  Children 16 and under are ½ price when accompanied by an adult.  Price includes travel by bus as well as 3 nights’ accommodation, 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners at the Madonna Hotel.  Please submit your deposit of $100 with registration to secure your seat, with the balance being due by April 30th.    Register early – limited spaces.   Registration forms available by emailing Gary Clow  garyclow42@gmail.com.  For further information contact Gary Clow at 902-569-3945, Ken Campbell at 902-566-2914/ campbellken4@gmail.com   or Joe Drane at 902-940-5871/ ritadrane@yahoo.ca.

Location of the Martha Spirituality Centre

Martha Spirituality Centre (902-367-3103 or srgemma@eastlink.ca) presents: 1) Christian Meditation on Tuesdays at 9:30 am starting on Jan.14. By donation.     2)  Lectio Divina (a reflection on the upcoming Sunday Gospel) on Thursdays at 10:45 am starting Jan. 16. By donation    3)  Meditation and Brain with Louise Carota on 4 Fridays from 1:00-3:00 starting Jan. 17. Cost is $20    4) Your Sorrow is My Sorrow Women’s Lenten Study Group on Mondays at 7 pm from Feb. 10- March 30. Author Joyce Rupp relates Mary’s experiences to our own experiences to open up space for more courage, strength and wisdom. Cost is $40 including the text or $20 if you have your own text. Need to register by Jan. 21 so texts can be ordered.    5)  Quiet Morning Retreat Experience on Wed. Jan. 15 from 9:30-noon. The retreat time will open and close with common prayer and the rest of the time is for refection in stillness and silence.